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A Prom-Inspired Makeup Tutorial: Birchbox Intern Diaries

We’ve been taking a walk down memory lane here in the Birchbox office, recalling the best and worst looks from that momentous event—Prom. So for the latest installment of Birchbox Intern Diaries, I decided to recreate the makeup I wore for that special high school night. Instead of doing a smoky eye with silver shimmer (it was so popular back then), I updated the look with a pretty pop of lavender and added a bit of drama. Watch the video above to see how to get this spring-ready style that’s perfect for The Big Dance.

And before you go, tell us all about the look you’ll be wearing to prom (or the look you wore) in the comments below!

—Charisse

Learn how to get big hair from last week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries, here.

Mad Men-Inspired Hair Tutorial: Birchbox Intern Diaries 

As if there weren’t enough reasons to love Mad Men, the women of the show are sporting some major hair height and I can’t get enough of it!  Inspired by 1960s bouffant hairstyles, this week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries video is a tutorial on how to get big hair with a retro twist.  Watch to learn how to get this look in just a few simple steps. Are you watching Mad Men this season? 

—Charisse

Check out this Birchbox Video of the Week to learn how to get a mod makeup look.

Meet The Birchbox Customer Operations Team: Birchbox Intern Diaries

This week on the Birchbox Intern Diaries, we wanted to introduce you to some of the awesome staffers on our customer service team—please meet Katie, Sarah, and Melanie! These lovely ladies are hard at work answering all of your questions and queries via phone, email, Twitter and Facebook. Watch the video above to find out about their favorite beauty products and the items that they can’t live without.

Is there one thing that you keep with you all day? Let us know in the comments!

—Charisse

Read how our awesome ops team answers some of your FAQ’s.

How To Support Your College Basketball Team’s Colors: Birchbox Intern Diaries

Now that the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament has started, our office is all about showing off our team spirit for several different schools. We’ve filled out our brackets and are anxiously waiting for the results. This week on the Birchbox Intern Diaries, Whitney and I show you how to support your team with face paint. We chose a design inspired by the Louisville Cardinals but you can adapt this to fit your school’s colors and mascot. 

Who will you be rooting for during the tournament? Let us know in the comments.

—Charisse

If you’re a basketball newbie, learn everything you need to know about the NCAA Basketball Tournament, here.

Staffers’ (and Members) Best Beauty Tips: Birchbox Intern Diaries

In an office filled with beauty lovers, it’s only natural that many of our staffers have some secret beauty tips hidden up their sleeves. Last week we asked three Birchbox staffers what their all-time favorite hair, makeup, or skincare tip is and where they discovered it. Watch to learn all about their favorite tips.

Since we know our members are also super savvy, we asked our YouTube viewers to share their favorite tips as well. Here’s a few of our favorites from the video comments:

littlewomanlynn: “My fave beauty tip is to use rose water to clean your face.”

chicachew: “My tip is to keep a rose salve handy. It’s perfect for moisturizing cuticles or rough patches, taming flyways and giving a dewy gloss to cheeks!”

TheBeautyBox1211: “Swatching lipstick on your fingertips rather than your hand because the texture is more similar to your lips!”

belinda z: “For a DIY matte top coat, just mix cornstarch with an inexpensive clear polish.”

Tell us in the comments what your favorite beauty tip is too!

—Charisse

Kathy Ong from Beauty Palette tells us about her all-natural skincare routine, here

Get the Look: Jennifer Lawrence’s Makeup from Oscars 2013: Birchbox Intern Diaries

Jennifer Lawrence has been headed towards ‘It Girl’ status for quite a while now and her big win at the Oscars on Sunday evening solidified it.  After seeing her stunning Dior gown, paired with a romantic up-do and a subtle smoky eye, I was dying to recreate the look. 

 Watch this week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries video to see how I recreate Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar Awards makeup in just a few simple steps!

—Charisse

See who made our best-dressed list from Hollywood’s glamorous evening, here.

Birchbox Intern Diaries: Office Tour

Want to see where all the Birchbox magic happens? Take a behind-the-scenes tour with our editorial intern, Charisse, as she guides you through our bright, new office in the heart of Manhattan. With over 100 staffers, BB HQ features actual birch trees, quirky conference rooms, comfy couches for meetings, and—conveniently for workaholics who regularly put in 12 to 14-hour days—Hula-Hoops and hand weights.

Be sure to check out our other Birchbox Intern Diaries videos, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel!

Birchbox Intern Diaries: Meet Charisse

Welcome to our new vlog series, the Birchbox Intern Diaries!  I’m Charisse, the new Birchbox editorial intern, and I could not be more excited about our new videos. We want to show you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to intern for Birchbox and a peek inside our new headquarters.  Check back every Thursday for a new video and let us know in the comments if there are any specific videos you want to see!

—Charisse

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