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! :D


  1. says

    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!


    • peanutbutterfingers says

      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!


  2. says

    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.


  3. Mary Kate says

    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!


  4. Corinne says

    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!


  5. says

    I have to say, you are absolutely adorable! I love how simple your makeup routine is, and your entire approach to eating. I’m adding you to my bloglovin’ as we speak :)


  6. Jessica says

    I just came to your blog because I loved your guest post on Gina’s! I have spent the last couple hours reading your posts and I have to say you are so amazing! Not to mention insanely gorgeous with and without makeup on! I try to not add new blogs to my reader b/c working full-time plus being a full-time student makes it hard to follow too many, but I can’t wait to hear more from you!

    xoxo, Jessica


  7. Gertrude Bartch says

    Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.


  8. Angie Reed says

    I think you are one of those rare people who look beautiful without makeup. I like that your routine is simple and looks natural, just better, more polished. You are truly beautiful in a natural nice way.


  9. Courtney says

    Love how simple this is! Since this post was a few years back, have you changed any products?! Your skin always looks great!


  10. Jordan Weil says

    A couple of months ago, you posted about some hair thickening/lengthening shampoo. Can you please write a review about it? Thanks!


  11. Clara says

    Hi! Just stumbled on your blog a couple days ago and have been catching up on old posts – loving everything! I’m a Kappa Delta from Kentucky :) I also have very fine hair, and due to a Vitamin D deficiency have been having a lot of problems with breakage. Do you use any kind of heat protector or styling gel when you do your hair? Glad I found your blog!



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