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August 12, 2009 6:19 PM   Subscribe

Glowpinkstah gives lessons on how to do your makeup in a wide variety of styles: Emo, ganguro, chola and others.
posted by MaryDellamorte (38 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite

 
The video for ganguro is priceless. She's really great. And she keeps saying "please make sure you do it right or else you'll look stupid". Because, naturally, doing ganguro right doesn't look stupid at all! The emo and chola video's aren't quite so good, leaning too far on racial stereotype for my taste. (Of course ganguro is an extreme stereotype too, but blackface being recycled through Japan makes it so bizarre it seems harmless.)

I mean this without irony, glowpinkstah's a natural on camera, very fun and good at explaining things. Nicely edited for brevity, too. She reminds me a bit of Sunny Anderson from the Food Channel. Not so much the look, but her complete ease at being alone and her friendly, slightly self-deprecating clear explanations.
posted by Nelson at 6:28 PM on August 12, 2009


Heh. I watched "chola" first and mistakenly assumed that was a slight exaggeration of her real voice. I was pleasantly surprised to watch the others. She cracks me up. "That Dollar Store eyeliner is being a cunt."
posted by ColdChef at 6:34 PM on August 12, 2009


I want glowpinkstah to be my new best friend. I clicked around her channel, and the Whore Makeup made me laugh out loud a few times. Brilliant.
posted by amj at 7:07 PM on August 12, 2009


Very funny....I enjoyed emo ("that's my slave name").
posted by Go Banana at 7:09 PM on August 12, 2009


Amusing.
posted by gomichild at 7:35 PM on August 12, 2009


Hah, I love her.
posted by jamaro at 7:49 PM on August 12, 2009


"one time i killed my parents, because i have killed them multiple times, because they walked in on me slitting my wrist, so i slit their wrist instead. "

ha ha
posted by djduckie at 7:54 PM on August 12, 2009


Ha. Just what I needed to get ready for that next performance review meeting!
posted by rokusan at 8:05 PM on August 12, 2009


"It gives you a sense of purity. Like, I feel like I've never had a penis stuck up my vajay before. That's how pure I feel."

Awesome
posted by piratebowling at 8:08 PM on August 12, 2009


Dude so I clicked the emo link and I'm halfway through and she's still making fun of emos? STFU and tell me whether to use liquid or pencil eyeliner already k?
posted by Non Prosequitur at 8:18 PM on August 12, 2009


Yes, whore makeup was the best of these. What a likable kid.
posted by Monsters at 8:36 PM on August 12, 2009


Get this girl into sketch comedy. Now.
posted by hanoixan at 8:37 PM on August 12, 2009


Is that her handywork I see at Rate My Corpse Paint. Fierce.
posted by munchingzombie at 8:44 PM on August 12, 2009


goddamn this is hilarious. Great find, Mary.
posted by boo_radley at 8:50 PM on August 12, 2009


This find is the result of being bored and tooling around on the internet with the cats.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:57 PM on August 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I 'skimmed' (ie., first 30 seconds) of the fpp links and went meh. Came back, watched the 'whore' clip that amj linked to and was hooked.

She has a great sense of screw-you/fuck-me irreverent humour. Hope she gets found and gets a break.
posted by porpoise at 9:04 PM on August 12, 2009


Once you have your makeup good to go, check out the Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Shot By The Sartorialist. Whoomp. There it is.
posted by netbros at 9:06 PM on August 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Was funny thanks, but NSFW no with all them 'cunts' and 'penises'
posted by Not Supplied at 9:13 PM on August 12, 2009


She is just such a natural on camera.
posted by Jilder at 9:22 PM on August 12, 2009


I Love this girl so much.

One quibble: For the full and proper chola look, the natural eyebrows should be completely plucked out and new eyebrows drawn in about an inch higher up the forehead.
posted by longsleeves at 10:01 PM on August 12, 2009 [4 favorites]


And apparently it should be done in sharpie, but she didn't have her sharpie because she lent it to her niece for her quinceañera. Ha!
posted by nosila at 10:13 PM on August 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's so surreal to see someone looking into a webcam in their bedroom who is actually funny and entertaining.
posted by nosila at 10:15 PM on August 12, 2009 [7 favorites]


It's so surreal to see someone looking into a webcam in their bedroom who is actually funny and entertaining.
posted by nosila at 1:15 AM on August 13


That's exactly what I wanted to say, so instead I am favoriting yours and reposting it here. You are welcome.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:17 PM on August 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


I have nothing to add but more love. She's charming and funny and so comfortable in front of the camera. I see a potential future Daily Show correspondent. Also, I learned some tricks for applying mascara.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:45 PM on August 12, 2009


Awesome talent. nosila hit the nail on the head. Oh and so did lazaruslong.
posted by Xoebe at 11:51 PM on August 12, 2009


I used to hear the background song on her chola video all the time on the radio about 2 years ago. Found the video for it, Lean Like a Cholo. She is awesome.
posted by shinyshiny at 12:26 AM on August 13, 2009


I'm just amazed she can do this for a few seconds at a time with a straight face, especially when smearing gobs upon gobs of crap onto it. Great stuff.
posted by neewom at 12:39 AM on August 13, 2009


Found the video for it, Lean Like a Cholo .

Man. That was bad. I'm gonna have to keep that in mind when I hear some of you say how hip hop supposedly sucks, and just assume that that's what you know as hip hop and you've never heard, like, People's Instinctive Travels or Illmatic or what have you.
posted by DecemberBoy at 4:02 AM on August 13, 2009


"Now since our eyes don't stand out yet, I'm gonna go ahead and add some black eyeshadow"

That's where I lost it. She's dry and outrageous at the same time. Hard to do.
posted by mediareport at 5:07 AM on August 13, 2009


"If your eyes are slutty, then your cheeks should be slutty."
posted by ersatzkat at 5:50 AM on August 13, 2009


HA! "blow-jays" - totally my new word for it.
posted by ersatzkat at 5:51 AM on August 13, 2009


I learned the useful tip that blue eyeshadow will get you laid 3 or 4 times an hour.
posted by readery at 6:51 AM on August 13, 2009


I hadn't thought to go to her Youtube homepage. She's got quite the online media empire: Twitter, a Tumblog, a vanity URL, and a "coming soon" website. Oh yeah, and MySpace too, naturally. Her name is Gloria Nava. Good luck to you, girl!
posted by Nelson at 9:25 AM on August 13, 2009


THIS is pretty damn funny. Girl is killing me, and not softly!
posted by snsranch at 5:12 PM on August 13, 2009


She is living proof that funny and confident is sexier than perfect and poised.
posted by Slap*Happy at 11:37 PM on August 13, 2009


"See now guys know that you wanna give them blow-jays. So all you have to do? Is. Just walk towards people like this:"

*SHARKFACE*


Oh my god, I nearly died.
posted by Imperfect at 7:48 AM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't care if she's a girl; I want her to be my new gay boyfriend!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 5:21 PM on August 16, 2009


She is my new favourite person on the internet.
posted by turgid dahlia at 12:48 AM on August 20, 2009


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