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How To: Apply old age makeup for costume or theater

Apply foundation in a shade close to your natural skin color or slightly darker. Make sure it is even and smooth. It is very important to remember when sculpting your face with makeup that highlight creates the illusion of an area coming out, while shadow causes it to recede. Both are necessary to create authentic looking wrinkles. Using a fine-tipped brush and dark brown cream makeup, carefully trace the natural lines on your face (around mouth, eyes and forehead) and neck. If you have no wr...

How To: Make a paper mache Venetian Mask

Do you need a Venetian mask but can't afford to buy a fancy one? This tutorial teaches you how to make a Venetian style mask by yourself with some basic supplies you can buy from a craft store. You'll need a blank mask or some plaster strips, decorations (like ribbons, crystals, feathers etc.) and basic construction tools like X-acto knives, scissors, and glue. First, you need to lay out the materials, add the trim with hot glue and attach the feathers to the top of the mask. The feathers wil...

How To: Style a loopy side bun Apostolic/Pentecostal hairdo

In order to style your hair in a loopy side bun, reminiscent of Apostolic/Pentacostal hairdos, you will need to begin by sectioning your hair, separating the bangs from the rest of your hair. Make a ponytail, placing the ponytail low and behind one ear. The last time that you pull your hair through the ponytail holder, don’t pull the ponytail all of the way through. Allow part of it to billow out. Spray it with hairspray. Divide the extended hair into sections. As if making pin curls, wrap ...

How To: Hem pants & avoid the tailor

This video shows you how to hem pants to your desired length. First, try on pants and roll up cuff of legs to height you desire. Remove pants and use a pen to mark what will become the new cuff line. Then use tailor chalk to draw a line to be cut with scissors. Cut line with scissors. Turn pants inside out and fold in about a half inch or desired amount to make cuff edge. Turn pants right side out. Using a sewing machine, restitch the new cuff you have pinned up.

How To: Shape your eyebrows with a straight razor

Shaving is a pain free alternative to plucking and waxing your eyebrows. This hair removal tutorial teaches you how to shape and arch your eyebrows using a straight razor. This method is a bit dangerous because you have a straight razor so close to your eye, so please use caution when attempting this method. With this how to video and a bit of practice you will be able shape your eyebrows with a straight razor.

How To: Turn your old t-shirt into a sexy racerback tank

Want to add a few new pieces to your closet for summer but don't have the cash? Look no further than your "clothes junk drawer". Recycle your old oversized tshirt and reconstruct it into a sexy racerback tank top with help from this DIY fashion tutorial. Get the look you want for zero!

How To: Braid your bangs into a bohemian twisted rope hairstyle

Classy and practical don't usually appear in the same sentence together, at leaast not when we're talking about hairstyles, but the descriptions certainly apply for this braided bohemian twist look. The French braid, which runs along the side and crown of your head, has a great princessy feel (a la Taylor Swift's favorite looks with its feminine symmetry, but it's also super functional at the same time, getting the pesky hair out of your face. Check out this video to get the how-to.

How To: Have a luxurious glamourous look, for an older woman

In this video, we learn how to get a classy rich makeup look with Shar Connolly. You will first do your foundation, using a brush to make a matte look on your face. Use a concealer under the eyes to cover and dark circles. Next, grab a coffee eye pencil and eye line your upper and lower lids. When finished, color your entire lid with the same pencil, making the line darker on the top of the lid. Now, use a brush to mix in the color all over and give it a smudged look. Next, pat a light eyesha...

How To: Make your own ballet style tutu

Tutus are not just for ballerinas anymore! Anyone who feels like twirling, dancing or just running around with a little extra poof can wear one! Follow this tutorial and make a tutu for yourself, your daughter or anyone else looking for a little fluff!

How To: Apply a 50s cat eye makeup look

The eyes have it: 50s-style glamour returns with this how-to video from Elle magazine. You will need black cream or powder shadow, black pencil, black liquid liner, and black mascara. Watch this video makeup tutorial and learn how to create a retro 50s winged cat-eye look.

How To: Apply black eyeliner for Asian monolid eyes

People with monolids or small crease might feel like their eyes look small because the lid "diasappears" when the eye is open. This makeup how-to video offers a step-by-step guide for using the usual no-no, eyeliner, to actually make eyes look bigger, and enhance the beautiful shape of Asian eyes. The cosmetic products used are Stila Illumination Foundation in 30 Watt, Maybelline Mousse Blush in Whipped Strawberries, MAC Powerpoint Pencil in Handforged, The Body Shop Liquid Eyeliner in Black,...

How To: Use a round brush to curl hair

How to curl hair with a round brush to achieve soft, sexy, glamorous hair with a wave. Richard Ashforth is the International Creative Director from top hairdressing company, Saco. Having first risen to the top as Creative DHow to curl hair with a round brush to achieve soft, sexy, glamorous hair with a wave. Richard Ashforth is the International Creative Director from top hairdressing company, Saco. His work has regularly featured in top magazines such as Vogue, American Vogue, and I.D. Let h...

How To: Do a bumped ponytail without a Bumpit or teasing

To make a bumped ponytail start with your hair down. Put your hair up like you are going to put it half up and spray the back with hair spray and pat dry. Next, take a smaller section of the top and spray that two while patting until dry. Next, separate your bangs from the rest of your hair and gently start to pull your hair back into a ponytail trying to make it look as natural as possible. Secure with a rubber band. Spray your bump with hair spray. Next tighten the bottom of your ponytail a...

How To: Fix a zipper and bring new life to your backpack

There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple change in the slider's structure, as well as how to fix this. He identifies the zipper (the "teeth") and the slider (the pulley). Normally, when the slider is pulled through the zipper, it closes the zipper together. Some...

How To: Sew in a Weave Yourself

Ready to try and sew-in your own weave? It's a big decision. As with everything that concerns our hair, we struggle with the pros and cons and often dwell on what could go wrong. Pixie cut. Perm or not? New shade (of pink, purple, or blue). These are all major decisions because ... well, it's our hair, and hair is such a big part of our style. To get a weave or not calls for careful consideration, and to sew one in yourself, that's an even bigger internal debate.

How To: Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your sewing machine. 1. Turn both shirts inside out, and lay the fitted shirt on top. 2. Fold the sleeves back and pin the shirts together. 3. Trace around the fitted shirt with a fabric marking pen. Add 1/2 inch for your seam...

How To: Flip hair out with a flat iron like a professional

Salon Secrets, in this how-to video, teaches you how to successfully flip out or flip in your hair for that iconic look, and gives you some general pointers for styling with a hair straightener. The Salon Secrets video series walks you through different flat iron techniques, demonstrated by a licensed cosmetologist. Finally, learn the REAL way to get that salon finish at home. Watch this video hairstyling tutorial and learn how to flip hair out like a pro with a flat iron.

How To: Shave your private parts for men

If you're looking for some manscaping tips, this how-to video is for you. Learn the tips and tricks to go smooth down there and impress the ladies. Be careful, follow the steps and you too can trim the grass and make the tree look larger. So if you want to shave your private parts, look no further.

How To: Wear a 'kanga' (sarong) in various African styles

Several Tanzanian girls demonstrate how to tie a kanga (an African sarong). The first method is to wrap the kanga around the waist and tuck the end in at the waist to secure. The second method is to wrap the kanga into a cylinder to use it as a base for carrying a parcel on the head. Another way to wear the kanga is to wrap it around the neck like a shawl or wrapped under an armpit and tied over the shoulder for a fancier look. To wear the kanga as a scarf, fold it into quarters the long way,...

How To: Tune or setup of a tattoo machine for lining & shading

This video shows you how to setup a tattoo machine to do lining and shading. Make sure the armature bar and front spring has about a 4mm gap. Once that is on, set it to about a 30-degree angle. Next with the contact spring you need to set the armature bar and the tool should be set to about 2mm. A good way to check this is with a dime. Now as long as the tattooing machine runs and sounds correctly you are all set to go. For shading, the throw on the armature bar should be 3-4mm--just a little...

How To: Fold a bandana for your back pocket

Fyeo shows a cool way to fold a bandanna. Naturally you start with a bandanna. Lay it out flat and fold it so you get a nice big triangle. Then, fold it one more time so you get a smaller triangle. You then fold it again. Not so the corners meet, but so that just a little is hanging off. Then you take the corner and fold it in and under. Take about five inches up and fold it under so that a tail is hanging out of your back pocket. Once you've completed this, place the bandanna in your pocket....

How To: Use a crochet hook to maintain dread locks

Hold crochet hook with dominate hand, needle facing toward you, hold dreadlock with left hand. In a spot with numerous loose hairs poke needle through dreadlock to other side. Grab loose hairs with needle and pull them through the dreadlock (use hands to keep loose hairs on hook if necessary and to hook more hairs). Be sure to curve crochet hook out of dreadlock so it will not pull loose hairs out the other side. Do not pull crochet needle straight out, this will rip the hair and strip it.