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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

Prom Makeup: Navy and Gold Smoky Eyes

By Allison EmmMay 14, 2014
Prom time! You know all that flashy stuff you shoved to the back of your makeup drawer for “a special occasion?” Well, this is the time to get it out. Glitters, bright colors, glitzy shimmers—what better time and place than Prom? The sad thing about these pretty things More  →
Prom Makeup: Navy and Gold Smoky Eyes

Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Purple

By Allison EmmMay 1, 2014
Purple! You know, that bright color some of you are afraid of wearing? ‘Tis the color of grapes, Barney, and One-Eyed One-Horned Flying People Eaters, so I understand the intimidation. Luckily, I’m here to show you that purple doesn’t have to be so scary. It’s Spring More  →
Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Purple

Geeky Girl Glam: Vanellope Von Schweetz

By Allison EmmApril 24, 2014
I always get excited about drawing inspiration from fictional characters, but today, I’m especially thrilled. Wreck it Ralph is one of my favorite movies EVER, and as you can probably tell from the crazy colors splashed across my face, I didn’t hold back. This is another More  →
Geeky Girl Glam: Vanellope Von Schweetz

Bane Is Now a Cat!

By Allison EmmMarch 31, 2014
Just when you thought Bane couldn’t get any cooler, he becomes a cat. That’s right, he's a chubby feline! It’s not exactly news that cats are conniving little creatures bent on taking over the world. As the all-knowing Nibbler from Futurama once said, “Nothing acts ... More  →
Bane Is Now a Cat!

Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow

By Allison EmmMarch 28, 2014
Maybe you’re itching to try out that pop of color from the runway, or maybe you just don’t know what to do you with that leftover St. Patrick’s Day makeup. Either way, you’ll be happy to find that each one of these four eyeshadow looks is very beginner friendly. It More  →
Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow
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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