True Blood is over for the season (booooo!), so I decided to pay tribute by doing my own vampy look, partially inspired by Pam, but also by the ubiquitous promotional image. I love a good statement lip, but sometimes I like to break the rules and pair it with dark eyes. On a side note, are my lashes growing yet? I’ve been using NeuLash for a few weeks now, but I can’t tell if it’s working or if I’m just making myself believe it is. That whole placebo thing gets me every time. /tangent

For the photo above, I used MAC Pro Longwear in Alta Moda, with a coat of the Mirror Gloss (it’s sparkly and comes with the pro longwear). For the video, I switched it up and used a lipstick. Everything I used is mentioned in this horribly awkward video, so please check it out! Proceed with caution…I’m not meant for video!

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. Rachael says: September 20, 20102:33 pm

    Love your makeup! That lipstick color is such a perfect shade of red.

    http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

  2. Ioana Liliana Gheorghe says: September 20, 20103:02 pm

    You've redone the promotional image wonderfully! Great way of paying hommage to such an awesome show!

    xx,
    I

  3. Rio says: September 20, 20103:08 pm

    Thank you so much for that! I am horrible with makeup so having it laid out step by step, along with visuals, is more than necessary! Beautiful finished product too! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

  4. ilene @ muchloveilly says: September 20, 20103:14 pm

    i could never pull off that red lipstick – but loving it on you and the dark eye shadow combo.

    happy monday!

  5. Anonymous says: September 20, 20103:30 pm

    you should do more videos!!!! love em!

  6. K*Mack says: September 20, 20103:30 pm

    Gorgeous shade of red and I adore vino, i keep it on hand.

    http://www.kmackbrand.com

  7. Lynnie says: September 20, 20104:00 pm

    Bit of a newcomer to the site so this is my first time to comment (hi!) but I'm loving your blog and really enjoyed this video.

    Do you mind my asking where the sparkly black top you're wearing in the video is from? It's fab!

    – Lynnie

    lyndarthemerciless.blogspot.com

  8. eatsleepwear says: September 20, 20104:01 pm

    i love seeing all these makeup mondays! Now if only i was less lazy on monday morning to put on freaking makeup.

    so gorgeous girl AS ALWAYS!

    I still want to have a makeup party with u and Christine. Ill make it happen πŸ˜‰

    xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

  9. Jen says: September 20, 20104:07 pm

    Before I even began reading your entry I was looking at your photo and thinking that you could totally be a vampire. Too funny!

    Love the look!

    http://www.stylethroughhereyes.com

  10. Mae Lu says: September 20, 20104:19 pm

    Ahh, I see you've branched into YouTube Tutorials! Yea!!!

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  11. Ms. Chyme says: September 20, 20104:29 pm

    Great tutorials. It helps me. I really dont know how to put make up.

  12. elizabethashleyphoto says: September 20, 20104:29 pm

    Thanks for the video! You lay your tutorials out so well anyway, but it always helps to have a video.

  13. Amber Rose says: September 20, 20104:33 pm

    So much better to know I'm not the only one who gets the giggle-fits. :)

    Great tutorial!

  14. Anonymous says: September 20, 20104:34 pm

    I love this video, it's not awkward at all! You definitely are meant for video! :-)

  15. Melinda says: September 20, 20104:36 pm

    I've been reading your blogs on and off since LJ and it was cool to see you on video! Haha. I was wondering, you've probably already talked about it, but what do you do now? I know you did make clothes before, but I've noticed designers seem to gift you things a lot and I was wondering if you're a stylist now or something?
    Anyway, love the video, I'm trying to get more into makeup, I'm not so great at it!
    ~ Melinda

  16. Emma says: September 20, 20104:41 pm

    Not meant for video? I loved it! So great to get some tips from someone REAL, you're so easy to watch and that look is amazing on you. Thanks for sharing your secrets with us!

  17. WendyB says: September 20, 20104:42 pm

    How am I going to live without True Blood for months? Waaah.

  18. Alice says: September 20, 20105:50 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial.
    Your lips are ultimate perfection. :)
    xx, Alice from bells and whistles.
    Ps: Feel free to check out my Blog. I would be honoured. πŸ˜‰

  19. O. says: September 20, 20105:51 pm

    Very pretty, I wish I could pull off red lipstick but it never looks quite right.

  20. Samantha Nandez says: September 20, 20106:13 pm

    I really like the video!! It's so helpful to actually see step by step what you do. I'm a visual learner πŸ˜‰

  21. purelovefashion says: September 20, 20106:27 pm

    Exactly the sort of make-up I like to wear for nights out :)

    http://www.purelovefashionn.blogspot.com

  22. Estefania Lovelifefashion says: September 20, 20106:44 pm

    I like true blood and I loved that you made a video for us!!!!!!!
    I'm gonna watch it right now :)

  23. Liana says: September 20, 20106:57 pm

    this look is gorgeous on you! that lipcolor is so pretty….its always fun to do makeup looks that are different from the ones you normally wear, like playing dress up :)

  24. angsthase says: September 20, 20107:25 pm

    as usual, awesome post. i loved the video, but i did miss your annotated make up photos. they're such an original way of doing a 'tutorial'. even though i've heard your voice before, it still surprises me. that is totally not how i'd ever imagined you'd sound.

  25. eagle-eye-cherry says: September 20, 20107:26 pm

    wow, the make up is so nice, I see you are a talented blogger, good for you.

  26. Ariella says: September 20, 20107:45 pm

    Great tutorial! The make-up looks fabulous and I'm tempted to try that look some time. Though I'm afraid that the look would be to dark on me.
    It's also so nice to hear you speak – I like your voice!

  27. Polina says: September 20, 20107:48 pm

    You're SO good at makeup application, oh my god! such a good video, not awkward at all! you're so pretty πŸ˜€

  28. Ana Rolka says: September 20, 20108:36 pm

    Keiko, you need to keep doing videos for Makeup Monday. I think with your help I might finally learn to do makeup like a real girl. :)

  29. Roseate Spoonbill says: September 20, 20108:39 pm

    Great video! You look amazing :)

  30. Tilly says: September 20, 20109:08 pm

    Thank you so much for this post!! I'm so bad at applying makeup and always end up looking like a drag queen he he πŸ˜‰ I think I'm going to try it out tomorrow!

    Oohh your lashes do look longer :) (not that they needed lengthening though!) xxx

  31. Beautifully Invisible says: September 20, 20109:16 pm

    You look AH-mazing. That red is to die for. I have issues with the MAC pro longwear – it dries my lips out way too much. :(

    I miss True Blood already!

  32. Velvet says: September 20, 20109:24 pm

    Glad you did a tutorial! You're very sweet and funny.

    Have a nice week.

  33. Alicia says: September 20, 20109:31 pm

    Oh I love this look… not sure I could ever re-create it for myself, but you can pull it off perfectly! :)

  34. Tiffany's Small World says: September 20, 201010:57 pm

    really like your blog!i am now following

    visit my fashion blog at

    http://tiffanyssmallworld.blogspot.com

  35. Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl says: September 20, 201011:31 pm

    aw, great video! I love true blood and i love pam! :)

  36. libys11 says: September 20, 201011:45 pm

    if you happen to have time, can you make a post about what brushes you use for your make up πŸ˜€ thanks!

    Animated Confessions

  37. Kaitlyn Mallory says: September 21, 201012:50 am

    I love your blog and I think that you should do more youtube makeup tutorials! :)

  38. anna rose says: September 21, 20101:12 am

    i love pam's make up every week and i think you captured it really well!! love the depth of the lip color. very very pretty!

  39. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: September 21, 20102:15 am

    this is such a good way to make up for it! and that lip color is stunning!!

  40. Sophi says: September 21, 20103:29 am

    Aww your tutorial is super cute, not awkward at all!

    Sophi
    oh so sophi

  41. Mary Ann says: September 21, 20106:02 am

    You have the prettiest lips of all the bloggers in my list!

  42. Adiel says: September 21, 20106:37 am

    RE: True Blood – Boo is right! πŸ˜‰ Great lip color on you! I love the sparkle!

  43. Manuella says: September 21, 201010:08 am

    your lips look mazing! u make a great job,congrats!

    http://manuellal.blogspot.com

  44. Anonymous says: September 21, 20101:37 pm

    Thanks for the video!
    Nice m/u! That shade of lipstick is so pretty~

    Jingli

  45. Livia says: September 21, 20104:25 pm

    keyko i love when you post videos! it's as if i could get to know you a lil bit more! i think you're the coolest blogger by far! and so beautiful! you inspire me everyday!

  46. Tina says: September 21, 20107:02 pm

    You were amazing!! I loved the video. Your makeup was great I loved the combo. Definitely got the whole vamp thing gong for sure.

  47. geektastic says: September 21, 20107:28 pm

    great tutorial! I am so bad at getting a perfect lip- it tends to bleed just enough where it never comes out the way your lipstick application does. I'm going to try out the lip brushes for darker colors and see if that works for me too.

    thanks for this! by the way- the mirror problem is because in iMovie (guessing that's what you're using) it's showing you the finalized product in real time, which is as if someone is standing in front of you (mirrored image). if you want to see it without it being mirrored, use photo booth. it doesn't matter for the internet, but if you want your visitors to be able to read stuff, you'll have to figure out how to mirror the video later (if you have a program for that).

  48. Bruna says: September 21, 20107:44 pm

    I'll try it today!

  49. Ana Alexandra says: September 22, 20101:56 am

    Loved it! BTW, can you mention where you got your sparkly jacket at? That would be wonderful!

  50. Keiko Lynn says: September 22, 20102:15 am

    Thanks, everyone!

    The sparkly black jacket is BB Dakota – I got it at the Fred Flare sample sale! It was $10. It's kind of a pain, though – the sequins stick to each other.

  51. Keiko Lynn says: September 22, 20102:16 am

    Melinda,

    I still make clothing! Postlapsaria is my main source of income. I just don't sell quite as much online anymore; I've been focusing on wholesale and custom orders. Hoping that will change for the holidays:)

  52. Keiko Lynn says: September 22, 20102:16 am

    Wendy: I don't know how I'm going to live without it. Why was this season so short?!

  53. Jennifer says: September 22, 20103:37 am

    First of all, I love "True Blood." I tell everyone it's "girl porn." LOL :X

    Secondly, you are totally meant for video! You would make a great makeup guru, so I hope you continue to do these!

  54. salma says: September 22, 20105:32 am

    Make is great!!! I like your blogg and clothes :)

  55. idgab says: September 22, 20106:34 pm

    you have such striking features, gorgeous! keep it up :)

    check out my blog :)
    http://idgab.blogspot.com/

  56. grrfeisty says: September 23, 201012:33 am

    <3 you are def meant for video! your voice is always surprising :)

  57. grrfeisty says: September 23, 201012:34 am

    ee! i just noticed you used my mirror πŸ˜€

  58. Beautifully Pure says: September 23, 201012:35 am

    I actually read somewhere that people with dark hair and fair skin can wear bold eye make-up and a bold lip color. So, since I love that look and have fair skin… I chose to believe it. πŸ˜€

    I even dyed my hair a couple shades darker so my favorite style of make up would look better on me. πŸ˜€

    *is a make-up geek*

    ~ Katie

  59. LetΓ­cia says: September 23, 201012:40 am

    This is the first time I've seen you in motion, YOU'RE SO CUUUTEE!!! Hahaha loved your voice!

  60. Anonymous says: September 23, 20104:42 am

    Looove dark lip colours, they can be so challenging but it's so worth it. Do you think it's OK to just wear lipliner (all over, not just a line…haha) without lipstick over it?

    -Anna

  61. Stephanie says: September 23, 201011:55 am

    Great Tutorial! :] Love your make-up ;]

    http://www.style1509.blogspot.com
    Live.Laugh.Love.

  62. Ashley J says: September 23, 20101:49 pm

    You do makeup better than anyone I know!!! Those red lips are amazing!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

  63. Samantha says: September 23, 20107:55 pm

    Love Make-Up Mondays but especially in video tutorial – so cute!

    Keep it up!

    http://stylebysuburbia.wordpress.com/

  64. rinacatastrophe says: September 23, 201010:39 pm

    I hate to sound so gushy, but you really do makeup better than any other blogger I follow. And you make it look easy! Thanks for the tutorial, I don't usually do as many steps in my own routine, but it seems like they really do make all the difference. I'm excited to try out this look!

    -rina
    http://www.thelatesttoughs.blogspot.com

  65. Rhitbee says: September 23, 201011:59 pm

    You did such a wonderful job on the video – seriously! Better than a lot of the youtube make-up gurus! I loved it.

    xo Robyn of Rhitbee-isms

  66. Sophie says: September 24, 201010:52 pm

    How great to see you acting in a video! Do it more often, please – you're great!

  67. rachelehm says: September 25, 20103:39 pm

    1. Love True Blood.
    2. So when you determine if neu lash is worth it – will you post something about it? I have short eyelashes and I want them to be long and girly (think human-form of Snuffaluffagus). I tried Latisse and it irritated my eyelids too much. I tried a bamboo one and that didn't work very well either. I am currently trying one you can get a walgreens (maybeline? rimmel? something??), which said some ridiculous statistic like 90% of users saw a difference in length and volume month, and apparently I am in the 10%!

    I don't want to get extensions (again) because they are expensive and kind of a pain in the butt…

    Thanks!

  68. ~3iNnA~ says: September 27, 20101:56 pm

    My husband and I love "True Blood". We even have a mug (pic on blog)

    I love the lipstick shades…thanks for the recommendation. I have to check it out.

  69. Annie, Time Enough for Drums says: October 1, 20105:02 am

    Thanks so much for posting the video! As a novice to applying make-up, it's really nice to see someone who knows what they're doing actually show how to apply. Even seeing the way you use your brushes is educational for me; much more help than photos alone. I'm wondering for a future make-up Monday if you could talk about the type of foundations and bases. For instance, in this video you mentioned you were wearing Smashbox Photo Finish and MAC Mineralized Skin Finish. I'd love to know what those are and why you wear them; so, I guess a post focusing on the basics. Thanks and keep it up. Annie.