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


HEY!!!!!!!! Nicole here. We haven't really had any beauty posts here, so I'm gonna start off by posting some of my old FOTDs. They're in no particular order.

some cheap white grease paint
120 palette (for shimmery greens/yellows/pink/orange/blue on bottom lashline)
88 matte palette (darker greens, violet outer corner)
nyx eyeshadow white
mac pigment bright fuschia
mac eyeshadow chill
hip cream liner navy
loreal lineur intense carbon black liquid eyeliner
loreal voluminous mascara
ardell wispies

some estee lauder bronzer (idk the name of it sorry haha)
revlon colorstay
maybelline concealer

Pink Lips:
blotted red lipliner
mac show orchid

Neutral Lips:
revlon matte mauve it over
revlon matte nude attitude
lancome color fever gloss in flush

nyx jumbo eyeshadow pencil cottage cheese
nyx sparkle cedar
maybelline sunbaked neutrals palette
maybelline natural smokes quad
nyx black
loreal lineur intense carbon black
maybelline full n soft mascara

nyx purple rain lip liner
mac show orchid
shu uemura wn 299
smashbox smash lipgloss

revlon colorstay liquid foundation
maybelline concealer
mac summer rose beauty powder

nyx jumbo shadow stick lemon
coastal scents 88 matte palette
urban decay primer potion
ardell demi-wispies
daiso lashes

stila blush from noir palette
maybelline concealer

nyx barbie pink

revlon colorstay foundation
femme couture mineral effects pressed makeup in dark

nyx jumbo eye pencil cottage cheese
120 palette

brows: maybelline's eyebrows pencil dark brown

victoria's secret lipstick satin sheets
nars striptease

revlon colorstay foundation
femme couture mineral effects pressed makeup in dark
physicians formula shimmer strips in riviera strips
SUGAR Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush Duo cupcake
wet n wild cream liner purple
nyx white

nyx jumbo eyeshadow pencil cottage cheese
maybelline quad natural smokes (matte light color for blending)
120 palette
urban decay 24/7 eye pencil in lust
loreal lineur intense in carbon black
nyx eyeliner pencil in pearl white

victoria's secret lip liner (some discontinued pink one)
nyx lipgloss barbie pink
mac pink pearl pigment
too faced duo mommie dearest

nyx jumbo eyeshadow pencil black bean (base)
mac bluebrown pigment (all over lid)
nyx eyeshadow black (outer corner)
sally girl eyeshadow chocolate (blending/crease)
maybelline sunbaked naturals palette (highlight)
kate angled eyeliner
loreal lineur intense carbon black
maybelline full and soft mascara

revlon lipstick nude attitude
lancome color fever gloss in flush

revlon colorstay liquid foundation
nars deep throat blush

mac crystal avalanche (all over lid)
sally girl chocolate (outer corner)
sally girl golden bronze (crease)
maybelline sunbaked naturals palette (dark brown: outer corner)
nyx black eyeshadow (lower lash line)
loreal lineur intense carbon black
maybelline full and soft mascara

mac red flame/orange flicker pro longwear lustre lip color

revlon colorstay liquid foundation
mac highlight powder honey light
femme couture pressed mineral makeup dark

revlon colorstay liquid foundation
stila blush noir palette

nyx jumbo eyeshadow pencil black bean
stila cassis
mac pink pearl pigment
palladio baked eyeshadow snow
nyx eyeshadow black
sonia kashuk black cream liner
urban decay 24/7 liner lust

I spy...

A SWOLLEN EYE. It sucks being blind in one eye and looking like a freak. An insect-like bastard tried to give my eyelid a hickey, I suppose, and now it's all swollen and ugly. I can't even cover it up with makeup. Nope, all the mascara and Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion and various face illuminators can distract from the huge whatever-that-is that's screwing up what little crease I have :(

So in my vanity, I have decided not to attend school today and waste my time being productive. Yeah. So anyway.

We'll have our channel up and running soon. I hope. If we manage to get together for like three seconds out of our oh-so-busy nap-filled schedules to film. Kay. Byeeeeee.

Hoping your left eye looks better than mine right now,

hi this is nicole



We are obviously listening to Regina Spektor and Ailyn is making me update our blog.


here is my top 10 random facts about myself:
9. Almonds are gross
8. Music is my life.
7. i really like cute man sweaters...but not on men. on women...as in, i enjoy wearing cute man sweaters from old navy
6. im on a diet.
5. water is wayyy more flavorful than soda, clearly
4. orange is my favorite color
3. i have HUUUUUGE parties in my bedroom....not....sexual in any way.
2. lime green is my second favorite color.
1. ailyn pambid is my lover, also not sexual in any way.

KAY IM DONE THAT WAS SOOO MUCH FUN. ima go eat an orange now with ailynnnn pambiddddd.

Hey guysssss!!

Hola. This is....makeupbyMAN. MAN, meaning, Meghan, Ailyn, Nicole. We're super-awesomely excited to be doing our first blog together...and hopefully once we get off our lazy asses on the couch watching That 70's Show, we'll be updating more often.

Uhm...so...I don't really know how to start this...well you guys don't really know us, so I guess it's time for 10 Random Facts About Ailyn!! Because...this is Ailyn writing. In case ya didn't know. Ok. Let's get started. YES.

10. I don't like jelly beans.
9. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite movies.
8. I was obsessed with horses when I was elementary school...even though I never learned how to ride one and am still equestrian challenged :D
7. I like reading as much as I like makeup. Ima nerd.
6. When I was younger, I was reeeeeally shy...and writing was the only means I had to express myself sufficiently. Now I wanna be a writer and sad to say, my awkwardness has spilled out onto my writing :/
5. ...Halloween is my favorite holiday
4. I have this container of Planters Nut-rition (hahah that's clever!!!) and everything but the almonds are eaten. Coincidence? I THINK NOT.
3. I always thought rocky road ice cream would taste better without the almonds.
2. I don't really like almonds.
1. OOOH last fact! Uhm...I can't sing.

WELL THAT WAS FUN. Ima try and get Nicole and Meghan Alice Rachel to do this so you guys can know more about us. Kay, toodles!!

Love and peace, doves and geese,

p.s. I'm not as ugly as that picture suggests. Even though Meghan Alice Rachel thinks I am