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"Girls Got Into Geek Culture Because Fashion" and Other Sad Notions

By Allison EmmJuly 31, 2014
In case the Twitterverse hasn’t informed you yet, Editor Vince Brusio did a bad, bad thing. In an attempt to give female cosplayers at SDCC one big compliment, he basically told us we’re only in it for the “fashion sense.” Eeeesh. Not okay. ... More  →

Summer Trend: Hot Orange Lips

By Allison EmmJuly 29, 2014
I don’t know about you, but when I see “Back to School” ads, I feel like inciting a full-blown rebellion, and I’m not even in school anymore. That, dear Sparklers, is why we’re doing a tutorial that celebrates the hot, vivid spirit of summer. Just you TRY and tell More  →
Summer Trend: Hot Orange Lips

Summer Makeup: Bronze Glow

By Allison EmmJuly 25, 2014
I am the palest kid in my family thanks to my white dad, but half my cousins are Polynesian dancers, so that’s not saying much. Those cousins have been known to roast pigs in the backyard, and sometimes they show up to reunions in grass skirts because that’s just how the More  →
Summer Makeup: Get a Bronze Glow!

Make Your Own Steampunk Catwoman Accessories!

By Allison EmmJuly 23, 2014
To celebrate Get Pop Cultured's Batman Day, we had our very own Allison Emm put together a homemade steampunk version of everyone's favorite femme fatale, Catwoman. Check out's Batman Day coverage online here, and make sure you pop into your local Barnes & Noble for More  →
Make Your Own Steampunk Catwoman Accessories!

Summer Makeup: Sunset Eyes

By Allison EmmJune 27, 2014
It is officially summer time! I don’t want to be that girl overly concerned with seasonal makeup, because frankly, the makeup police is never going to arrest you for wearing neons in middle of January. You should wear whatever you want whenever you want to! I will say, how More  →
Summer Makeup: Sunset Eyes
Jem and the Holograms Makeup Tutorial!

Jem and the Holograms Makeup Tutorial!

By Allison EmmJune 25, 2014
Alright, this tutorial is WAAAAY out of my comfort zone. I’ve made my peace with pink, but this is pushing it. The craziest part is that between Jem and Jerrica, Jerrica is the more conservative, and she would probably see my version as a “daytime” makeup look. Such is More  →

Graduation Makeup: Day to Night

By Allison EmmMay 30, 2014
Congratulations! You made it through the year. If this was your senior year, you actually made it through some of the TOUGHEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE, and you totally deserve to celebrate.  Now you need a fresh face for grad day photos, grad day dinner with family, and then may More  →
Graduation Makeup: Day to Night

Prom Makeup: Old-Fashioned Glam

By Allison EmmMay 23, 2014
For any formal event, there are always a few people channeling the spirit of old Hollywood, and for good reason. When you want glamour and drama, you can’t go wrong with old-timey style. To really pull off authentic vintage makeup, however, it’s important to realize that More  →
Prom Makeup: Old-Fashioned Glam

Prom Makeup: Serious Sparkle

By Allison EmmMay 16, 2014
So I’ve done glitter looks like this one before, but they all tend to be “my” kinda glitter, with a slight twinkle there and a little glimmer here. Then it occurred to me that some of you might want some intense sparkle. You know, there a sparkle, here a sparkle, EVE More  →
Prom Makeup: Serious Sparkle
About the Author
Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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