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How to Cosplay Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn

By Allison EmmMarch 30, 2016
Just in case there weren't already going to be 50,439,323 Harley Quinn cosplayers this comic con season, Margot Robbie is bringing a new look to the character this summer. When Suicide Squad hits theaters in August, the Joker's oh-so-serious girlfriend will be sporting blu More  →
How to Cosplay <i>Suicide Squad</i>'s Harley Quinn

How to Actually Wear Black Eyeshadow

By Allison EmmMarch 23, 2016
Sure it's totally stylish for supermodels and rock stars to run around with soot smudged around their eyeballs, but it's never that cute for REAL girls right? Erm, wrong. Black eyeshadow is not some mythical makeup machete only to be wielded by Demi Lovato and Jack Skelli More  →
How to Actually Wear Black Eyeshadow

How to Wear Pink Ruby Lips for Spring

By Allison EmmMarch 4, 2016
Listen, I'm calling it, winter is over and I'm already onto springier things. Are you ready for the glossiest, flashiest, magenta lips of your very lives? Because this is it. Revlon HD Lip Lacquer in Pink Ruby. It's a vibrant, pinky red with purple sparkle running through it More  →
How to Wear Pink Ruby Lips for Spring

How to Get Unicorn Hair

By Allison EmmFebruary 17, 2016
We're no strangers to color when it comes to makeup. This time, however, I'm showing you how to turn your Infinity Stones to your glorious, interstellar locks without burning your hair off or winding up a muddy brown-grey. (If you thought I was naturally mint ... More  →
How to Get Unicorn Hair

Ball-Dropping New Year's Eve Eye Makeup

By Allison EmmDecember 28, 2015
New Years Eve is pretty much the only acceptable time for glittery eyelids, am I riiight? (Except for prom. Or Christmas. Or random autumn times. Or attending the Hunger Games. WELL ANYWAY.) I think we can all agree that a touch of glitter is bananas fun to welcome 2016. More  →
Ball-Dropping New Year's Eve Eye Makeup

Prepare for Star Wars With Sith-Inspired Makeup (tbh There Is No Way to Prepare!)

By Allison EmmDecember 18, 2015
JUST FOR THE RECORD, IT IS STAR WARS DAY, AND THE SPARKNOTES CONTROL PANEL IS CURRENTLY BEING MANNED BY A PLUSH GRUMPY CAT TOY AND JOSH'S EASYBAKE OVEN. IT'S STAR WARS DAY! IT'S STAR WARS DAY! AND NOW: A SITH MAKEUP TUT FROM MASTER ALLISON EMM.When fashion and sci-fi collide More  →
Prepare for Star Wars With Sith-Inspired Makeup (tbh There Is No Way to Prepare!)

Get Your Thanksgiving Glam On With the New Urban Decay Palette!

By Allison EmmNovember 19, 2015
The new Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette is here JUST IN TIME for cornucopia season. I thought I'd have a little fun with the orange and brown hues in this palette, and came up with this glittery, autumnal eyeshadow look. This isn't just for Thanksgiving dinner (though it's dou More  →
Get Your Thanksgiving Glam On With the New Urban Decay Palette!

How to Do a Hunger Games Capitol Up-Do!

By Allison EmmOctober 30, 2015
It's simply not enough to have extravagant Capitol makeup this Halloween. YOU MUST HAVE THE HAIR. I had a lot of fun with this 'do when I did the makeup tutorial, so I thought I'd show you how I did it. My hair is now blue. Yay for indecisiveness cleverly disguised as variet More  →
How to Do a Hunger Games Capitol Up-Do!
Hurry and Try Out This Gorgeous Capitol Cosplay Before Katniss Brings On the Revolution

Hurry and Try Out This Gorgeous Capitol Cosplay Before Katniss Brings On the Revolution

By Allison EmmOctober 29, 2015
This November, we will turn our weapons to the Capitol as we await a resolution to our lives this far in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (it's basically the biggest thing to happen to any of us). In lieu of Katniss and her posse bringing the revolution to town, now is th More  →
An Agent Carter Makeup Tutorial to Win Captain America's Heart

An Agent Carter Makeup Tutorial to Win Captain America's Heart

By Allison EmmOctober 1, 2015
This tutorial is dedicated to sparkler DoctorClaraHolmes who had the BRILLIANT idea ages ago for an Agent Carter markup look! Peggy Carter manages to rock impeccable style while sleuthing away at the Strategic Scientific Reserve in service of Tony Stark's dad and chilling wi More  →
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 www.AllisonEmm.com, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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