Hey dudes sooooo we have a new site! --> aicocomakeup.blogspot.com

We wanted a joint blogsite in addition to Nicole's personal one, and if you noticed, on this one the link to it and the title don't match up. It's a weird story as to why that is, but Nicole and I are going to be posting from the new site from now on. We wil definitely update it more, unlike this one! So follow us on that one and, of course, subscribe to our youtube channel :)Thanks guys!!


8 Things Tag

Hey guys. So while Nicole and I try to figure out this whole camera situation, I have decided to fill this entry with useless prose!

In other words, a tag.

I was just browsing around and kept seeing this tag, so I thought it would be fun to do. And hey, it's still something to read, right?!


8 T.V. Shows I like to Watch: I don't really watch tv...don't shoot me!

8 Favorite Places to Eat & Drink:

1. In & Out...mmmmm

2. Pasta Pomodoro

3. Lawrence Plaza near my house. They have sushi!!

4. Tutti Melon for froyo

5. I eat at Chili's a lot with my friends...ahah not one of my favorite joints, but I end up eating there a lot

6. St. John's

7. My friends' houses. Nicole's in particular. Lots of yummy stale chips and coke :)

8. Johnny Rockets...I like their shakes...

8 Things I look Forward to:


2. Road trip to LA with my friends

3. Meeting Chuck Palahniuk May 20th, I believe. He's one of my favorite authors

4. Paramore and Tegan and Sara concert September 16th!!!!

5. Taking a REAL creative writing class in college

6. Living in San Francisco

7. A haircut

8. My grandma coming home from the Philippines

8 Things that Happened Yesterday:

1. I dressed impeccably

2. I ate. A lot

3. I sang karaoke

4. Walked to Nicole's house

5. Watched the Rugrats in Paris movie!!!!!! I forgot how cute it was.

6. Listened to a lot of Death Cab for Cutie and The Shins and The Decemberists

7. Went to Costco

8. Bugged my brother

8 Things I like about Winter:

1. It's cold

2. It rains

3. I don't need to worry about sweating whenever I walk around

4. It's windy

5. I don't need to worry about straightening my hair because the wind's just going to mess it up anyway, so why bother?

6. Getting to wear cute coats

7. The richness and warmth that comes with winter makeup, juxtaposed with the coolness typically associated with the season. Deep, I know.

8. Hot cocoa

8 Things on my Wish List:


2. Kate Nash's new album that comes out April 20th

3. New denim shorts

4. A dinosaur costume..what can I say, I've always wanted one

5. Benefit My Treat lipstick

6. Shoes!! Especially sandals and such for spring and summer

7. A bunch of Nubar polishes. They look so pretty!

8. Chuck Palahniuk's new book, Tell All. It doesn't come out until May, though

8 Things I'm Passionate About:

1. Writing. I am completely fascinated by the process of how one can create a story by combining pieces of one's imagination, life experiences, and research.

2. My family and friends

3. Reading.

4. Getting an education


6. Makeup. Duh

7. Making your passion your career. Sounds cliche, but I really do think it's important for one to work in an area they love. Working to make a ton of money is great, but is taxing on the soul.

8. Eating.

8 Words or Phrases I used Often:

1. Meghan Alice Rachel

2. I kinda really sorta (insert verb here) a lot

3. Sorry, I panicked

4. I'm sensing some animosity (got that from Meghan Alice Rachel)

5. My b

6. I hate myself

7. I don't like salads because they're too vulnerable

8. What do you think you are

8 Things I Learned From the Past:

1. Facebook is not the best way to ask for a prom date

2. In terms of makeup, less is more

3. You're better off taking risks, even if people think you're stupid or don't approve. You don't want to look back on that moment and wish you had listened to yourself instead.

4. Keep a diary or journal

5. Appreciate the people around you

6. Don't be assholes to waiters

7. Beauty is subjective

8. When having a cotillion, you may want to buy a couple of spare dresses for the girls on your court. You know, in case one of them is dumb enough to lose theirs. Just sayin'.

8 Places I would Love to go Visit/See:

1. Philippines. I've never been!

2. Japan

3. Hawaii

4. Portland, Oregon to stalk Chuck Palahniuk

5. Spain

6. London. I'm going there this summer and I'm super excited to go

7. Italy

8. New York

8 Things I Currently Want/Need:

1. I need to thin out my hair. It's getting to thick and heavy.

2. More music to fill up my spacious iPod

3. A manicure

4. I need to write more

5. I need to start working out.

6. I need a nail polish rack

7. I want to go to the beach

8. I need a camera :(


Let's rewind...

Ok guys so...unfortunately, we've lost a member of our makeupbyMAN team, but FEAR NOT! Nicole and I are still on board with doing tutorials and hauls and the like for this blog and our youtube channel. Except we've changed our channel to AicocoMakeup instead of makeupbyMAN. Just because makeupbyAN doesn't really have the same ring to it ;)

We're still doing the Sailor Moon series, so be on the lookout for new videos as well as redos on Sailor Mars and Sailor Mercury since the quality on those are absolute shit.

Also, I have a haul I'm planning to film soon, and some looks inspired by my cousin's Barbie dolls. Yay for slutty-looking makeup!

Thanks for bearing with us guys!


Why I Love Ross

color club haul ayeeee

FOTD I never posted here: first try at clear sky blue pigment :D

duck lips are really attractive


maybelline mineral makeup concealer
femme couture pressed mineral foundation
sugar sweet cheeks in cupcake
palladio wet/dry foundation

mac clear sky blue pigment
mac pink pearl pigment
fyrinnae marshmallow puffs pigment
fyrinnae shingami pigment
nyx black e/s
sally girl champagne e/s
wet n wild cream liner black
rimmel kohl liner pure white
loreal voluminous mascara

victorias secret l/l hottie pink
ysl rouge volupte #7

Fyrinnae Swatches

(click to see full size)
swatched dry over UDPP

I made my first purchase from them a couple weeks ago and finally did some swatches, very impressed! The samples came in nice labeled sample jars as well and they gave a generous amount imo. They threw in a free sample too!

Marshmallow Puffs silky white color. (great to use as a highlight!)
Selkie Skin shimmery taupe color w/ subtle blue and green shimmers.
Aztec Gold gorgeous gold color w/ dimension. green toned golden base with gorgeous gold shimmers.
Princess of Darkness matte cranberry/burgundy color. (great for a vampy smoky eye!)
New Moon's Light matte indigo color w/ fine silver glitter. (the glitter doesn't really show up when applied)
Parental Advisory (my favorite!) silky blue-toned purple color. reminds me of a satin version of mufe #92.
Sennyo somewhat of a magenta color w/ more blue in it. has small silver shimmer in it.
Kamikaze orange/red with small silver shimmer.
Shinigami (got this sample for free w/ purchase) dark plum with fine rose gold and blue glitter.
1.22 Gigawatts silky bright true blue with subtle light gold glitter. (the glitter doesn't show up very well)
Bali Mynah (one of my favorites) silky turquoise color.


pretty self explanatory. i tried to copy one of gaga's looks and one of beyonce's :D
sorry so many of these are blurry lmao

ps please ignore the grossness of my hair and skin thanks :[


my crease isn't as defined as hers so yeah it looks pretty different haha.

and i did a horrible job lining the lips lmao.

lookin like a chola.

i'm good at taking pictures out of focus


revlon colorstay foundation

palladio wet/dry foundation

maybelline mineral concealer

femme couture pressed powder (contour)


88 matte palette

sunbaked naturals maybelline palette

kiss me heroine make eyeliner

loreal voluminous


nyx red lipliner

fyrinnae incubus pigment

revlon blackberry lipstick



revlon colorstay foundation

palladio wet/dry foundation

maybelline mineral concealer

femme couture pressed powder (contour)

mac shimpagne msf

covergirl trucheeks 1


sally girl chocolate

88 matte palette

the face shop white eyeliner

mac old gold pigment

sonia kashuk black gel liner

maybelline full n soft mascara


mac show orchid

nyx red lip liner

victorias secret pink lip liner

clear gloss