MBBTV: Episode 1 – Using a Moisturizer Before Applying Makeup

Published in: Beauty Tips, Makeup Tips/How To, Top Posts, Video

Heya, ladies. Guess which blog just turned three years old. πŸ™‚ Yup, that’s ancient in internet years! MBB’s officially a senior citizen.

Sorry about the hiatus from video, but I’m gonna do them more often now. Here’s a quick tip I learned from makeup artist Billy B, who explained that moisturizers are good for more than just moisturizing.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Summer Staff says:

    Love it!!! Most videos give me tips, but I have never heard some of those. You look AMAZING! Your skin looks flawless and I love the pearls πŸ™‚

    Funny thing is, on Facebook I kept coming out super pale and my face looked chalky, and I didn’t know why and neither did my friends! I use Clinique’s Tinted Moistuirizer with SPF 15 and I didn’t even know πŸ™‚ thanks so much!! I want more MBBTV

  2. Kate & Zena says:

    Ha ha ha, Tabs has more roles than poor Karen.

    Yay for more videos. We <3 MBB.

    Oh yes, Zena wanted me to send you this particular photo:

    My New Coat

  3. NC says:

    Nice tips !! and you should be doing more of this πŸ™‚

  4. kristen says:

    Congrats on reaching 3 years! That video was awesome, you should definitely do more of them. How’d you do the cool background?
    .-= kristen’s last blog post… Lazy Sunday =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi, kristen! Yup, 3 great years.Tabs actually the videos for me in exchange for gravy. πŸ™‚ He used Adobe After Effects, a little bit of Photoshop, a great animation program called Anime Studio and something called Final Cut. That cat loves software, haha!

  5. ShonoiF says:

    I like you so much more now Karen. I didn’t even know it was possible. Thank you for the video and I’ll be sure to use these tips>

  6. I love the video! I look forward to more.
    .-= Deconstruction’s last blog post… No More Purple Hair, Please: Part II =-.

  7. Devs says:

    Love this video, and great tip! Can’t wait for more of these!

  8. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    Aw, you look so cute! I want your skin, grr. I appreciate that Tabs produces your videos XXXXXXS
    …and I think that means “hello” in cat. Tigger clearly appreciates a production by a fellow brown tabby.

  9. Rae says:

    Hurrah!!! Happy blogiversary my dear πŸ™‚
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Lash Boosting: Week One =-.

  10. Kypris says:

    Yay, congrats on 3 years! Love the video, and I’m looking forward to more. Also, I love bloopers (sometimes they’re my favourite part of watching a show…).

    • Karen says:

      Me too! πŸ™‚ I especially love watching the scenes where people are trying NOT to laugh… those crack me up!

      • Kypris says:

        I agree, those are totally the best! It’s especially awesome for those where they laugh and you see their true personalities and interactions with others, which are often completely different from their characters (usually mean, dour, or sulky characters :P).

  11. jess says:

    Karen, you look fantastic! I love your videos. Where did you get that green dress? I heart it! =))

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jess,

      I bought that dress from Marshall’s a couple weeks ago. It’s a Calvin Klein that I basically got for half off… I love that store!

  12. Amber says:

    That was cute! Happy 3 years!
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Cure for the common cold =-.

  13. heyhey says:

    Oh heyyyyyyy, look who’s compositing! This is quite the upgrade from your previous vids. Fancy! And love the outtakes.

    Now how about some Tabs vids and give Rich + Winston a run for their money (where is Rudy, btw?).

    And thank you for the SPF reminder. Got a summer wedding coming up!

  14. shivotra says:

    your skin looks fab. happy anniversary.
    .-= shivotra’s last blog post… This is so frustrating. =-.

  15. Paris B says:

    Congrats for reaching 3 years! Here’s to many many more πŸ™‚
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Diorshow Extase Mascara : Great for volume if you donÒ€ℒt cry when accepting Oscars =-.

  16. Anna says:

    Haha yay it’s cool to see you talking and moving as opposed to just reading your blog (does that sound creepy? Maybe slightly). You’re so cute!

  17. Sarah says:

    I love the intro!

    And the tip of course, but mostly the intro and pink background! I love all your other videos, but this one definitely sets a more professional tone and image!

  18. gn. says:

    Happy blogiversary!

    This may seem weird but I’m really hypnotized (for lack of a better term) by your voice. O.o This video is so fun to watch. It feels like I’m watching one of those fashion week videos. Heehee.

  19. marisol says:

    You. Rock.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Beauty makes people come together =-.

  20. Ellie says:

    Congratulations! It’s been great, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work!

  21. Karen B says:

    Congratulations Karen! Can’t believe it’s three years already, awesome!
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Friday Fame =-.

  22. Babybubblz says:

    Congrats! Looking foward to more videos! I like that they are short and sweet =)

  23. Audrey says:

    Flashy video, Karen! Nicely done πŸ™‚
    .-= Audrey’s last blog post… I’m such a dork! =-.

  24. V. says:

    Congratulations!!! I love ur blog, so please keep it up for another 3×100 years πŸ™‚
    .-= V.’s last blog post… Denim =-.

  25. Sonja says:

    Yeey for the video, you were super adorable!!

    I’m on the hunt for a new moisturizer (is that the hardest word to spell or what?!) because my oily skin developed some dry patches on my cheeks, probably due to the cold weather. Not even my Clinique Dramatically different moisturizer is helping anymore…

  26. NINA says:

    Awesome vid! And congratulations on 3 years, Karen!

  27. Doreen says:

    Congrats on reaching 3 years! I always love to read your blog, Karen, and here’s to many more years to come! I LOVED this video—please give Tabs my kind regards on a great directing job, too. Great tips, and I never thought about using a brush to apply moisturizer before. Right now I’m just using fingertips for both moisturizer and foundation, but when I do convince myself to use a kabuki for foundation, I’ll definitely try it out. Thanks so much! P.S.: Your skin looks fantastic in the video!

  28. Marina says:

    Congrats, Karen, that’s so great! My blog is just a bit more than 1 year so far πŸ™‚
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Coral Prettiness by Bourjois for Spring 2010 =-.

  29. gio says:

    That videos is awesome, can’t wait for more of them! Great tip too!

    Congrats on reaching 3 years!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… New Collection: Philosophy The Color Of Grace =-.

  30. CB says:

    Hey Karen,

    Your video made me smile πŸ™‚ Congratulations on the blog becoming 3 years old! I will try out that tip of using a foundation brush to apply moisturiser. Props to u and Tabs!

  31. Eileen says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen one of your videos. Your warm and sunny disposition come shining through. I enjoy your humorous approach (i.e. the Rouge Coco series) and can see why you’ve been going strong for three years. Congratulations!

  32. Barbara says:

    Love the video! It’s so much fun to see you “live”. You should be on E, interviewing people about their makeup and skincare routines -You have a great prescence. And as usual, Tabs did a great job with his multiple responsibilities. I hope your craft services table includes lots of Fancy Feast and gravy πŸ™‚

  33. qudz104 says:

    congrats on 3 years!!!!!!! youre one of the only 2 makeup blogs i read.. rock on sister! heres to many more years to come!!

  34. Marian says:

    Congratulations! I’ve recently discovered your blog and I just love it! I look forward to each and every entry from you and base lots of my purchases on your advice. Keep up the great work!

  35. Great tip with the makeup brush! I just shared with my bestie and I’m now following your updates! Thanks =)

  36. Daria says:

    Happy anniversary! Great video – you’re completely adorable! Can’t wait for more πŸ˜€

  37. Christine says:

    Congratulations on the three year anniversary! Lovely video – I couldn’t figure out why my face kept on going so white in photos when in normal lighting, I look normal. Now, I know it’s because of the SPF in my moisturizer. I can now avoid people screaming, “OMG!!! IT’S MICHAEL JACKSON!” when they see me in photos.

  38. diane says:

    Happy birthday MBB!!! I’ve been a follower for a few month and I love it!!!

    Thanks for the video!

    have a fun day, Karen!

    .-= diane’s last blog post… A day in the park =-.

  39. Halifax says:

    Love this video, please keep them coming

  40. Anastasia says:

    Happy birthday MBB! Glad to see the videos come back. Thanks for the SPF tip!

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  42. ghdpick says:

    cute enough

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  43. Jeneve says:

    Congrats on reaching 3 years! I have just come across your blog and love your video and your beauty tips. I love the content of your blog and I think it will benefits my viewer so I have added your blog to my website. Hope you don’t mind.

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  44. alexa says:

    is it true that people with oily skin need not wear moisturizers under their makeup?

  45. chic mik says:

    Lots of moisturizing products make me break out or itch. Thank GOD I found the Citrus Clear Control Moisturizer because I can use it liberally and my face feels instantly fresh! There is no waiting necessary. You can instantly apply your makeup after and it is 0% oily.

    I typically can not sleep in other moisturizers without waking up with little white heads (gross) and I can apply Citrus Clear morning and night after i wash my face. Even my toddler uses it in the winter on his little cheeks.

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