88 Palette Tutorial: Britney Spears


  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid mixed with Covergirl Trublend (eBay)
  • Bare Escentuals Foundation (eBay)
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer (eBay)
  • MAC Warm Soul Blush (eBay)
  • MAC Cream Color Base in “Pearl” (eBay)


  • MAC Blackground Paintpot (eBay)
  • 88 Shimmer Palette (eBay)  (Coastal Scents)
  • MAC Black Tied e/s (eBay)
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (eBay)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner (eBay)
  • Shu Uemura Lash Curler (eBay)
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara


  • MAC Sandy B Lipstick (eBay)
  • MAC Baby Sparks Dazzleglass (eBay)




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I love this look, but it sucks that I can’t see how it’s done, I’m sick of this.!!!! Why r these videos supposedly “no longer available”???? I’m so frustrated…………….

OMG that is soooo beautiful. I wish I could do that but I’m not used to dark and intense colors. And on the few ocassions I try I look like a drag queen. Thankfully I’m pretty good with warmer and pink colors.

Marlena – Oh WOW… seriously – YOU ROCK!!! And so beautiful!

Hey, I hate to ask this… but I don’t have the 88 palette – any ideas on some mac colors that we might use for this?

Thank you thank you!

I like this for a “night on the town” look!! Its totally hottttt. I would also add the gems to the eyes for some bling.

thanks marlena! that was my first impression but then i thought it might’ve been from ikea. i know i’ve seen it target.com but its no longer listed. :( thanks for letting me know. again, i come on your website all the time! love, love, love your work!

Marlena, I stumbled upon your site about 2 weeks ago and I am now addicted! My husband is complaining that I get to bed too late cause I stay up watching your tutorials! Hehe! Just wanted to let you know you are awesome and inspiring! I go vacation next week and plan to knock ’em dead with so many of the looks you have shown us, ESPECIALLY this one! Gorgeous! Thanks!!

I AM LOVING THE LOOK !!!!!!!!!!!! i feel the same was as “zullyannr”, when i try intense colors, i feel like i look like a drag queen. :(

I just did this same look using a cobination of the Coastal Scents 88 ultra shimmer and well as MAC products to acheive this look. I received so many compliments on this look .

I was just about to request this look!!! You’re a mind reader. The makeup looks amazing. Keep it up cause I love your tutorials.

if you have the matte palette, it will still look ok- it just won’t be sparkly ;) Or you can get a shimmery teal e/s or pigment and use that along with the matte palette.

If you have trouble with dark colors, start with a light application then add more as needed :)

Hey Lulu, I have trouble with the vids sometimes not opening… try refreshing your screen and clicking the play icon in the middle of the youtube screen over a few times. It seems to work for me over the few times the vids didn’t open & play for me.

Hi! :) this is awesome, very cool.

I was wondering, is there anything else I can use instead of the black paintpot? since I don’t have it… :(

Hi Marlena, your website is just gorgeous !!!!
I’m 22 and I have to admit that i didn’t know how to put make up. Now, thanks to your tutorials, I can learn little by little how to do it, it’s just perfect
I wondered if you could do a tutorial about Scarlett Johansson’s make up. I really love her natural look
thanks again :)

Hi.. I love shimmer colors and I have a bunch of MAC pigments but I love the fact that it has so many colors all in one. As far a quality goes, do you recommend buying the 88 Shimmer Palette? I have no way to test the product to know if the quality is any good.

Hi Marlena! I just bought the 88 palette, and wow it is great! I was wondering if you can do some more looks using this palette? Thanks!

Hi Marlena, another great look. How do you get your cheeks so glowy I <3 it!! I know you use Mac cream color base in pearl but I don’t know if you put that on before foundation or afterwards and then layer it with something else or what. Please help!!! Thank you

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I tried this look and although it didn’t turn out as great as yours, it’s absolutely gorgeous! Thanks a bunch for the tutorial. :)


THANK YOU for using othe pretty bright middle colors of the 88 palette! Everyone uses just the neutral colors but I’ve always wanted to see what the COLORS look like!


I am your fan!!! I just found the tutorials at youtube and just can get enough of them.

You are really gifted and I’m greartful you are sharing your experience with all the makeup geeks like me!!!

XOXO from Mexico!!!! :)

Could you please post more tutorials using the 88 shimer palette from Coastal Scents!! I love your looks!

Hi Marlena,

Great tutorial! :D Would you also do the “Piece of me” makeup of Britney? :) I’d really appreciate that. :) That one looks a bit more natural, I just love that.



You are such a beautiful lady. You make makeup application look so effortless and easy!!! So jealous :)
Please continue with the excellent tutorials.