Rapunzel-Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Sometimes, you’ve gotta do things that scare you in order to grow. And while I love makeup and think I’ve mastered basic natural looks on myself, I don’t have the artistic flair that my fellow OneUpMakeup ladies have. I love getting my makeup done by them, but I hadn’t done a look on anyone else. (Heck, I barely know how to use makeup brushes and everything I do ends up looking way too natural or fading instantly.)

Well, I finally did it. I did a Tangled/Rapunzel-inspired look on Kristina. Is it flawless? Not at all. But I did it. And I’m excited to see what my next look will be and how I can grow and learn from this first experience. (For instance, colors look different on different skin tones! And the lighting you use for your filming will affect how the makeup looks!) Take a peek and let me know what other characters/looks you want me to try in the future!

Weekly Links: February 9

doctor who valentine

This is one of the Valentines created by Kyle Reardon for backers of my Geeky Sprinkles Kickstarter campaign! You can see them all here

I’m sitting at home, looking at snow outside my window, and holding a hot cup of tea. It’s pretty much the dream environment for a blogger. As I get started on posts and recipes for the week, I wanted to take a quick peek at some of my favorite links from this past week.

Van Gogh Infinity Scarf: Her Universe has done it again and has me desperately wanting another piece of their clothing. This time it’s a Doctor Who/Van Gogh infinity scarf that would go with pretty much any outfit. How cute is it?

Cupcake Syrup: Speaking of things I want to buy, have you heard of Cupcake syrup? It makes coffee a thing that I actually want to drink. I keep brainstorming what other things I could make taste like a cupcake! The options are endless. ENDLESS.

Free Goodies from OneUpMakeup: OneUpMakeup, the geeky makeup channel I do with a group of lovely girls, is hosting a contest for a grab bag of tons of awesome makeup! Check it out!

Geeky Sprinkles: My Kickstarter is over 75% funded with 9 days to go. It’s close, but it needs an extra push to get it there. Can you help spread the word?

Tara’s Daily Makeup Routine

OneUpMakeup posted my daily makeup tutorial today, so I’m sharing it all with you!

Disclaimer: I’m a dork, and not a makeup guru by any means. There’s a reason why I’m usually the model, not the person applying the makeup!

Here is the makeup I used in the video:

Clinique Moisture Surge in shades 02 and 03
Clinique Almost Powder in shade 03
Urban Decay Urban Camouflage in shade Jungle Cover #2
Benefit Fake Up in shade 01 Light
Stila Naturaleyes Palette (shades Kitten, Champagne, Gilded Gold, and Luster)
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Maybelline Full ‘n Soft Mascara in Very Black
Philosophy Kiss Me Very Emollient Lip Balm in Red

What makeup product, tool, or technique do you live by?

Makeup Tutorial: Avery from Job Hunters!

Avery is a pop star in the Job Hunters world, and we wanted to make sure she always looked the part. Thanks to Mallory, Kristina always had bright eyes and glitter accents. Take a look at one of her most well-known looks on this episode of OneUpMakeup!

Want to see more of Avery and Job Hunters? Check out our Kickstarter!

Tara’s at Emerald City Comicon!


I’m thrilled to be on four panels at Emerald City Comicon this upcoming weekend. If you’re in Seattle, make sure you get yourself over there! Can’t make the panels? I’ll be wandering about the show the rest of the time, so keep an eye out for me!


I can be a Geek and Feminine: 6pm in Room 2AB

Do you love Star Wars AND the color pink? Spend equal amounts of time shopping for clothes AND comics? There’s no shame in being geeky and feminine! Join panelists Bonnie Burton(author of The Star Wars Craft Book), Kristina Horner (YouTube vlogger “italktosnakes”),Molly McIsaac (geek fashion blogger and cosplayer), and Tara Theoharis (geek lifestyle blogger at Geekyhostess.com) as they celebrate the people and things that make being geeky and feminine fantastic! Men and women are welcome to participate in this lively discussion on what it means to be a geeky woman in the 21st Century.
I’m so psyched for this panel! Come be a part of a great discussion on being geek and feminine and learn about some awesome geeky women!

Job Hunters: 8pm in Room 3AB

Join the creators of Job Hunters, (Forest Gibson, Liz Leo, Kristina Horner, Tara Theoharis), the Seattle-based dystopian web series for a screening and Q&A. There may even be some surprises… (check us out at www.watchjobhunters.com!)
We have a special announcement–make sure you’re at the panel to be the first to hear it!


How To Talk to Geek Girls (And Other Supposed Mythical Creatures): 11am in Room 2AB

You see the cute geek girl at the comic shop… but you have no idea what to say to her! Let us help you with “How To Talk To Girls”, the panel that is equal parts comedy and social commentary that’s been sprinkled with a bit of dating advice and served from a feminine point of view. (But don’t let that scare you. It’s really not that frightening!) Come for the laughs… but be forewarned. You just may learn something! Presented by Molly McIsaac, Gail Simone, John Roderick, Sarah Kuhn and Forest Gibson.
I’ll be moderating this panel. The panelists are amazing and hilarious, come be entertained!

OneUpMakeup: Makeup For Geeks: 3pm in Room 401

The ladies of OneUpMakeup (Kristina Horner, Liz Leo, Mallory Shoemaker, Meagan Karimi-Naser, Molly McIsaac and Tara Theoharis) create makeup looks inspired by their nerdy passions and favorite fandoms. Join them as they talk makeup, answer your questions, and do some live demos. Whether you just wear makeup when cosplaying or rock it everyday, we’ve got a look for you! See more in the meantime at youtube.com/oneupmakeup!
We’ve got a demo and some raffle prizes planned. Make sure you get  to the panel in time to get a raffle ticket!

Will you be at Emerald City Comicon? What panels/celebs are you excited to see?