A few months ago I discovered these amazing tutorial videos by The Hairpin blogger/This American Life producer Jane Feltes. (p.s. if you don't already listen to This American Life weekly you certainly should. It's my favorite podcast!)
Jane is one of those women that just seems fabulous. She is witty and classy, and you just instantly want to invite her out on a girls night. Plus, she knows what she's doing when it comes to girly-ness.
I grew up around no one who used makeup regularly. The only times my mama has ever worn makeup is at my wedding and my sister's wedding. I'm the oldest girl in my family so I never had anyone to mimic or steal blush from. As a result I have had a lot of trial and error in the makeup department - from wearing horrible colors of eyeshadow, to my enormous eyebrows, to waay too much bronzer. Only in the last couple of years have I started really attempting to buy quality makeup and wear it well.
You should really watch all of Jane's videos, but here are a few of my favorites
How to Be a Girl, with Jane Feltes: Eyebrows! from The Hairpin on Vimeo.
How to Be a Girl, With Jane Feltes: Foundation, Bronzer, Blush from The Hairpin on Vimeo.
How to Be a Girl, With Jane Feltes: Jane's Eyeshadow Opus Trilogy from The Hairpin on Vimeo.
Thanks Jane, for teaching me How to Be a Girl.
Happy Friday, friends!
ps. some other helpful beauty tutorials with Molly Stern for Girls Gone Child.