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How Not To Create a Smokey Eye Look

This video will certainly make you crack a smile. Three men try follow Michelle Phan’s smokey eye makeup tutorial and this is the result… Men Makeup with Michelle Phan

I know this is an oldie but it certainly still makes me laugh. Often I attempt a smokey eye and I alwasy end up blending it out to a more intense eye because it feels wrong or too dark for daytime but in all honestly its not too bad compared to these guys. I think I may just have the makeup thing down, well at least much better than these poor guys. Practice certainly does make perfect!

Can I just say that on the whole contour trend that they hit the nail on the head… Rub some dirt on your face 😀 LOL!!

Kudos to them for being such good sports and giving it their best try.
Men Makeup with Michelle Phan

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Phantastic – em by Michelle Phan

Michelle Phan

The world of YouTube beauty gurus is vast and growing by the day, however Michelle Phan has to be one of the biggest boasting over 4.5 million followers! She started with simple makeup how-tos but has since touched on subjects like health, skincare and lifestyle tips over the years.

Her brand is called “em”, which is term of endearment in Vietnamese, which is Michelle’s heritage, although born in Boston, USA. The collection comprises of changeable palettes for every occasion: beach, party, career, etc. Each will cost $75. Although the products are being backed by L’Oreal, whose cruelty free status is always up for debate when it comes to PETA her website’s FAQ section you type in a question and it gives you an answer… this was the websites response:

em michelle phan does not test any of our products on animals, nor do we allow anyone to test our products on animals. also, all of our applicators are made with 100% synthetic hair and do not use animal hair.

Michelle is due to open her first em store in October in New York City.

Congratulations Michelle!

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Ugly Models

Hiya Poutlings


I have a confession to make : I am absolutely addicted to National Geographic’s show Taboo.

For those of you that do not know what Taboo is about, its a TV documentary series that has been around since 2002. It is exactly as the name suggests TABOO. It shows an educational outlook into “taboo” rituals and traditions practiced in some societies. Each episode has details a specific topic like marriage or initiation rituals and explores how such topics are viewed throughout the world. Taboo generally focuses on the most misunderstood, despised or disagreed-upon activities, jobs and roles.

Now, I am not sure if this episode has aired on DSTV in South Africa, as I have a habit of only ever catching the end of Taboo when I finally sit down to watch some TV. However, while I was on YouTube, YouTube reccommended this for me to watch. Not sure what YouTube is trying to tell me but here goes nothing…


This is Dell. Dell was working as a delivery man for a courier company when one of his clients stopped him and asked if he’d ever considered being a model. He did some test shots and soon become one of the most in-demand models at the entire agency. There is just one catch : the agency is called “Ugly Models”. The owner, Marc French who recruits “unusual-looking” people for appearances in TV, film and advertisements, explains the appeal of his top model quite simply :

“Dell is not a conventional good-looking boy, you know, he’s got buck teeth, sticking out ears, he’s not what people say is normal-looking, because he’s quite ugly, really. But ugly in a great way and I love his features. I mean I think he’s quite striking.”

Some of the most extraordinary models in the business are a part of this agency in some way or another, like Sultan Kosen who is 8ft1, Elaine Davidson who has 2,500 body piercings and Prince Albert, a retired bank manager who had his first piercing at the age of 75 (he now has 241). Check out www.ugly.org to see more of the faces signed to the agency.

“I think the number one trait an ugly model’s got to have is what I repeat over and over again – to be comfortable in their own skin. I think you could say that I am looking for at the auditions – every kind of character you could think of – from fat to fit, large to small, and I never know what I’m actually looking for until they come through the door. Our models have worked for everyone from Calvin Klein to Italian Vogue and there is a massive demand for them. We have open auditions and the queues go on for miles with people wanting to get on the books. It’s amazing; you have little old ladies standing in line next to Hell’s Angels all wanting to give it a go. The reason that we use ‘ugly’ is because, why not? It’s such a powerful word, and everyone thinks of it in a certain way and it’s so great to have an unusual looking person and put them under the category of being ugly.”

At the end of the day, I do believe everybody has some beautiful qualities, and possibly some of the size zero models should be classified as ugly whereas regular people shouldn’t have to endure the life of being classified as ugly.


I don’t know if I could be comfortable in my own skin if I got recruited to be an Ugly Model, but hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it…


If you never hear from me on PoutPerfection again, its because I’ve hit the big time modelling alongside Dell in Dolce & Gabana adverts and spreads in Vogue.



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Gender Identity Change

Everybody, stop what you’re doing, and watch this! This is an amazing video shows what it really looks like to go through a gender identity change. YouTube user iiGethii writes:

“This video is of me going through a three-year transition (roughly one thousand pictures). I have had FFS during the process. I started roughly when I was 20-21 years of age.”

The photos show in striking detail how iiGethii grew more feminine in appearance, and became the beautiful young woman she wanted to be.

Rather eye opening, eh? You go girl, iiGethii.

You may also be interested in these gender bender stories we’ve discussed before … Andrej Pejic, The Transgender Model Allowed to run for Miss Universe and MALE MODELS : The Female Species.



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Weekend Crush: A Tribute to Jenna Marbles

Hi there Pouting Peeps!

So I’m taking this opportunity to introduce you to my favourite person on youtube EVER!!!

Her name is Jenna Mourey, better known under her pseudonym Jenna Marbles.

She is a pretty blonde sports counsellor from New York with a potty mouth and 2 adorable dogs called Kermit and Mr Marbles (who feature in her videos). She gained instant fame when her video “How to Trick People into thinking you’re really good looking” got 5.3 million views in its first week.

You don’t understand, I have never loved someone on the internet as much as I adore this girl. She is friggin hilarious and every Wednesday she manages to outdo herself when she uploads new videos.

Her videos have titles like “How To Avoid Talking To ppl You Don’t Want To Talk To”, “Drunk Makeup Tutorial”, “What Girls Think About During Sex” and “How to Talk to Animals”, that alone should make you wanna watch her!

She does funny voices, pokes fun at celebrities, acts drunk, says crazy crap and has dressed up like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Blake and Adele (and others) for her videos.

Oh yea and did I mention this girl is HOT??!!

Some girls just have it all!

But before you hate, check out her channel and tell me if you’ve also fallen in love with this girl.


Oh and here’s one of my favourites, just because:

Happy Saturday Pouting Darlings

♥ Marinda Liza ♥


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