Face:

Eyes:

  • MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment – Summer Stash   (Amazon) (eBay)

Lips:

  • Makeup For Ever Waterproof Lipliner Pencil – 8C     (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup For Ever Waterproof Lipliner Pencil – 18C    (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss – Sunshine    (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup For Ever Star Powder – 952    (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup For Ever Star Powder -951    (Amazon) (eBay)

Brushes:

  • Loew-Cornell Craft Brush or small lip brush
  • MUG Angled Blush Brush    (Makeup Geek Store)

Inexpensive Alternatives:

 

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Hi Marlena ! This is beautiful ! I am seeking to be a makeup artist and I was wondering if you had any contacts for makeup artist or any tips on how to start my career while I am young?

I think a great place to network when starting out is modelmayhem’s site as you can find other photographers and models to work with to build up your portfolio and can get the practice in. As far as schools go, I had a good experience with Cosmix in Ft Lauderdale. I know Makeup Designory is supposed to be good, but I haven’t been there to find out…

Hi I just saw a video of you talking about haters and really make me feel sad and angry because i cant believe people are so ungreatful of what you do and all you have done to manny girls, I personally thank you for all your time that you dadicate to teach us to b more beautiful please you dont have to give any explication to anybody, of your divorce, money, or any of your personal bussines you have to many people that loves you including me, and you have the right to become the most succefull woman, you deserve it and you have earn it so forget about those losers and remember we need you and we thank you…. love Ingrid.

hello marlena i have being asking since forever what is the nail polish color that u are using in the last mac haul video? i really will like to get it <3

Is it the light pink one? If so, it is a gel based powder that is light pink in color- I have them done at Top Coat Nail Salons in central california :)

hi can u do face routine again bec u did that long time ago plsssssssssss……………………………………………………………………..

Your last 2 videos are fantastic looking! The clean white background and streamlined graphics and editing have been kicked up to a whole new level – very professional quality, nice job!

thanks so much Nichole! I’ll pass that on to Nicola as I know she’ll appreciate you recognizing her hard work too :)

Can u please explain how you did the white background and the lightinig? The looks will look now much more cleaner, your job will show better.
:D

Hi,Marlena. I need your help. Are Nars Roman Holiday lipstick and Turkish Delight lipgloss for fair skin?How can I choose the right pink for my skin?THANK YOU

YOU ARE THE BEST ;)

I really like these two colors- they look beautiful on fair skin! Turkish Delight though is a very light pink so it will lighten or tone down any lip color you have on

Hi Marlena! I have been a fan of yours for a long time, I LOVE this look and can’t wait to try it out!

On a more personal level, I recently went back and watched some really old videos you had posted, and I just wanted to say that you seem SO much happier and personable now. I love how you are silly and funny and make jokes while you do your tutorials. You were very serious in your older videos. I am glad to see you so happy, keep up the great work! <3

Marlenaaaa, this look is so simple and hott, cant wait to try it! But i need ur opinion, is the concealer for under eye circles suppose to be lighter or darker than ur skin tone??? Im such a fan btw,dunno what i would do without u!!!! :) Thanks!

If you watch some of Marlena’s other tutorials, she uses and orange toned concealer to cancel out the purpleness of the dark circles. So, neither lighter no darker is really the way to go. I believe she sells the concealer in the MUG store.

Hey Lilly G , it’s better if you use concealer the same color as your skin tone. I had that problem last year, but I found if I got more sleep it helped alot more, because when you get bags under your eyes it tends to make your under-eye look really dark. If just using concealer doesnt help, then after you’ve applyed the concealer appy some face powder, or my personal fave would be to use mineral foundation:) Hope I helped, gud luck :)

i like this ,the color is beautiful
i will try within this summer ,
bt ,can you give more infornation for keeping the lip colors more long lasting?
thanks

sadly lip colors don’t last on your lips forever :( But i did find one that lasted on your lips even if you drunk water or watever drink you were drinking … Im pretty shaw it was from rimmel or maybelline.

Hi Marlena!
I’m a great fan of yours and I like your video’s and all that stuff. Someday i was looking for a video from the musical Wicked on YouTube and there was your video : Glinda make-up Wicked or something… And i was just…. Omg!!! I have maked some of my own tutorials but they weren’t really good I guess… But anyways, I just wanted to say that you are a very very very very good make-up artist, and I hope you keep doing your tutorials.

Kisses from a Dutch MUG,
Evelyne

Oh and what I forgot to tell is that i like this video a lot, can I finisch with a sparkle lipgloss? Please tell me…

In the video you mention Summer Stash that you have put on your eyes! Hooray for it, because I have these pigments and I have bought all 8 colors, they are incredible beautiful. Which one of the colors have you used here in this video here, pearl or peachy?
You are truly a great inspiration and I delighted whenever you come up with something new. Incidentally I have just decorated my computer / sewing room. I’ve got inspiration from your studio with pink walls and black cabinets. WAU it is beautiful! Thanks for that;-)

Keep up the good work ;-) plenty of hugs

Marlena what eyebrow gel/powder/liner do you use? Love the colour and your brows always look perfect! I have very dark brown hair and am having trouble finding a colour to ‘go’.
Thanks! :)

Hi Marlena!

I hope you can get back to me as I wanted to ask if you needed any help with the following:

1. writing articles for the makeupgeek website
2. if you need an asian model, i’d love to be your model! :)

I wrote an email and your assistants wrote back to me a few months ago and said they’d pass my email onto you but since I haven’t heard anything I thought I’d write something here.

I love your website, I graduated with a BA in English so I have good writing skills, too. And of course, I am a total Makeup Geek! :D

I know you’re in Northern Cali, but I do live in Southern Cali and I’d love to be your model if you were in need of an asian one. :) I’m Japanese-American.

I’d love it if you could email me back! Thanks! :D

Best Regards,
Kristin

Beautiful look, Marlena, as always :)

I was wondering what you thought about eyelash primer. I work at a makeup counter, and I always see a vast difference in the eyelash definition before I apply mascara on my clients. Do you think it is necessary, or does it depend on the brand of mascara you use? I ask because I’ve never seen you apply primer before mascara.

Thanks for all the helpful tips in you tutorials!

LOVE IT MARLENA! I will be curious to see how this will look on my “deep” skin tone.

Hey Marlena! I love this look its amazing… i always get scared to wear colors like such but I think you give me the confidence… You are amaziiiing and i love you videos. Also I want to tell u that you look even more gorgeous now with the weight loss and new hair. I’m loving it! :D

Hi Marlena! those lips are fabulous! can you also do a review on sephora products pls. and may i ask what make up remover do you recommend for oily skin? thanks a lot! your reply will be much appreciated.

Love the combination of the colors, and you look so beautiful, each time I see a new video you look prettier =D

omg i love this look! But it sorta reminds me of those wease ice-cream bar adds …. the ones where peoples lips are one color on one side and the other side another color :) Honestly you could do this look with almost any colors!!!! Love you Marlena!!! :)

Marlena,

Can you do a makeup tutorial for someone with >>> A LOT OF FRECKLES <<<

I am a brunette, medium skin tone, with lot's of brown freckles (I can send you a pic.) and it's hard for me to find the right kind of face make up. I feal like there is already a lot going on in my face with the dots I have.

NO ONE DOES A FRECKLES TUTORIAL " (

Hi I just saw a video of you talking about haters and really make me feel sad and angry because i cant believe people are so ungreatful of what you do and all you have done to manny girls, I personally thank you for all your time that you dadicate to teach us to b more beautiful please you dont have to give any explication to anybody, of your divorce, money, or any of your personal bussines you have to many people that loves you including me, and you have the right to become the most succefull woman, you deserve it and you have earn it so forget about those losers and remember we need you and we thank you…. love Ingrid.

Hi!!!! Marlena
I just wanted to tell u that there is many people like me
That admire you so much shouldn’t Lisent to all those negative comments
Just remember that you have a lot of fans that fallow you !!!!!! Every single day

LOVE this look, I can’t wait to try it for my hols! Once again Marlene, Please please tell us what make of sunglasses are they? I LOVE them and sooo want a pair!! Pretty Please? x