Makeup Madness

As promised, here is my makeup post, complete with a no makeup “before” picture (Ah!). I love how I decided to do this post in the middle of winter when I’m paler than the Cullens (Yes, that’s a Twilight reference ;)).

I feel kind of funny posting about my makeup routine since I’ve never considered myself very skilled in the makeup department and keep my look very simple and natural.

My entire makeup application process takes less than five minutes every morning.

Naked Face!!!

Annnd one “before” picture after I had the common sense to remove the towel turban from my head…

Pre-Make up

I use the following products:





I start by using one squirt of the Clean & Clear moisturizing lotion all over my face. I then use one squirt of the sunless tanning foam. It is very light and I distribute it evenly over my face and lightly on my neck. It’s great for evening out skin tone and adding a light touch of color.

I then use the Dermablend Cover Creme to cover any blemishes or even out my skin tone if it’s looking blotchy. I then lightly apply the Milani bronzing powder using a MAC makeup brush which I love because it doesn’t pick up a ton of makeup at once.

After the bronzing powder, I use a little bit blush which I apply while smiling at myself to locate my cheekbones and looking like a total fool in the mirror.

Then it’s time for the eyes! My friend Merri taught me this little trick: Only apply eyeliner to the top lid. It prevents you from looking like a raccoon, but still provides a more dramatic look than mascara alone.

I Spy With My Little Eye...

After applying eyeliner to my top lid, I use two coats of L’Oréal Voluminous mascara on my top and bottom lashes. This mascara is the best mascara in the world. I love it!!!

I actually save an old mascara wand to use to comb through my lashes so they don’t clump together. It’s a simple lil’ trick that I use daily.

What are your make up tips and tricks?

After that, I use the same Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper chap stick I’ve used since 7th grade and my routine is complete!


After x2

As you can see, my routine is really simple! I wish I had cooler tips to share! 🙂


Last night’s dinner made the perfect breakfast this morning!

I made a breakfast wrap with the leftover sweet potato hash as the filling.

Sweet Potato Hash Wrap

Friday's Breakfast

It was tasty and quite filling!

Hope your Friday is off to a good start! 😀

20 Responses

  1. I love Bonne Bell products and have used them forever. I am a sucker for MAC and Urban Decay these days, tho. I think I could rival you in the pale skin area!

  2. Great post! I like seeing what types of products people use!

    Your hair looks gorgeous too! 🙂

  3. no wonder you always look so good…you’ve got a killer “starting point!”

    Im gonna have to pick me up some of the face foam stuff. That looks interesting!

  4. Ah, liquid eye liner. I can never get both eyes to look the same. I love it though.

  5. I love makeup and seeing what others use! So fun.

  6. Your hair is so gorgeous! I wish I could grow mine that long, but it usually stunts at just past my shoulders!

  7. You aare gorgeous Julie! Truly! 🙂 Happy Friday!!

  8. love it! how do you clip your hair back? When I use a bobby pin, it doesn’t hold my hair back very well. whats your secret?

    • yep! it’s just w/ a bobby pin… sometimes it doesn’t work for me either. i think maybe the hairspray from me curling my hair helps? when it’s straight it’s too sleek & bobby pins never work!

  9. What a fun post! Eek 5 minutes is fast! I usually take at least 10 for makeup but I use bare minerals foundation and it takes a bit more effort to apply.

  10. Great post! You are so pretty! You should post a video of you doing your hair with the flat iron too!

  11. of course you are gorgeous before and after the make-up. and i love your hair too!

  12. i think it’s so cute that you use the dr.pepper chapstick 😀 your hair is so gorgeous!

  13. Julie, I’m SUCH a chapstick whore myself! Loved the post today!

  14. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to do a post on how you get your curls to look so great. Do you use a curling iron or hot rollers? I think we have similar hair type and length but I always end up looking like a frazzled mess when I curl my hair. Any tips on how to get the shiny, just curly enough curls would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  15. I just went out last night to buy the Maybelline Eyeliner. I was terrified to use it and make a mess but it went on pretty easily (even though I was quite shaky after my run, LOL does this happen to any of you??). Anyways Im pretty happy about it, lets just see if it lasts the day! Thanks Julie!

  16. […] think that’s why my makeup routine is so simple and takes about five […]

  17. I have yet to master liquid eyeliner. I can’t quite get the line straight and thin.

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