The Natural Look Makeup Tutorial

The Products

Concealer (regular color and light), foundation, blush, eyelid primer, bronzer, matte brown eye shadow, mascara.

Natural Makeup

More specifically, I use: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

The Process

  • Apply concealer #1 as your all-over base. This needs to match your skin color.
  • Use a lighter concealer to draw a triangle under your eye to the corner of your nose, then up to the inner corner of the eye.
  • Wait a couple minute for it to set.
  • Apply your loose powder all over. Don’t forget to blend down your neck.
  • Apply a non-sparkly blush to the apples of your cheeks, swooping up your cheek bones.
  • Apply a natural-color eyelid primer to your lids and blend with your finger.
  • In the crease, apply a mid-shade matte brown.
  • On the lids, apply your lighter bronze color.
  • Using the light concealer (#2), apply a small amount to the brow line as a highlight.
  • Take an all-over brush sweep it all over your face. This will pick up the excess powders and blend for a natural finish.
  • Apply mascara (no eyeliner), using either brown or black.

The Example

Natural Makeup1

In Conclusion

Actually without makeup to with makeup, but looking like all you did was put on mascara. I didn’t include this in the list of products, but I always wear Burt’s Bees on my lips. Al-ways. It helps them look smoother and shinier.

Thanks for reading, let me know if you use this and if it works for ya!

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How to make your eyelashes look like falsies:

No mascara vs mascara

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve pretty much always had a problem with false eyelashes. They are really difficult to put on right and the nice ones are pretty expensive. We all go through it. I had eyelash extensions at one point, and I thought they were fantastic, but looking back, they were pretty terrible and I REALIZED that my lashes are totally long enough on their own–I just wasn’t using them to their full, long & dark potential. SO, I give you my secret to making your eyelashes look like falsies:


  • 3 different types of mascaras. I know, I know, but this is how I do it. All in black, obviously.
    • Mascara A: with a wand that lengthens and defines (long, comb-like, evenly spaced bristles)
      • Not waterproof
      • Curved wand
    • Mascara B: with a wand that thickens and volumizes (round, tightly packed bristles)
      • Not waterproof
    • Mascara C: with a wand that shades and separates (round with short, rubber bristles)
      • Waterproof
  • Eyelash curler
  • Eyelash brush


  1. Curl your lashes with the curler–put it as close to the base of your lashes as you can get without it hurting, then clamp and pulse 5 times, each side, upper lashes only.
  2. Apply the mascaras in the order listed above. This way, they basically get a base coat, the polish and the top coat (complete with waterproofing). Make sure to get all the lashes, especially the ones close to the inner eye. Rewet your brush for each eye per application.
    • Mascara A is applied to full lashes, helps solidify the curl you just did, since it’s a curved wand
    • Mascara B is applied to the full lashes, but more attention on the top half of upper lashes
    • Mascara C is combed through the full lashes
  3. Comb the lashes with the brush to get out and separate any clumps that your third mascara didn’t get.
  4. You now have rockin’ lashes.


With all that mascara it probably looks impossible to clean off, but it’s really not, especially the longer you leave it on. When it comes time to remove the eye makeup, I just use Dove soap bar (I freaking love their soap, it’s so hydrating) and a reusable exfoliating pad. I usually do it in the shower, so I don’t know if that makes a difference, but I have never had a problem. If I get out of the shower and still have mascara, I use a Q-tip with a little water to fix it. Easy-peasy.



Mascara A: Maybelline Cat Eyes; Mascara B: L’Oréal Extra Volume Collagen; Mascara C: Maybelline Rocket Volume; Regular brow & lash brush. The best part is that all these mascaras were on sale, and are really cheap–so you won’t have to spend as much money!

I do this about once a week, on Sundays, or when I go out/do performances/want to impress people. I’ve gotten asked if they’re false lashes before, and told numerous times how they just make my eyes “pop!” If you try it, let me know how it goes.


MASCARA 6 hours later

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The Scotch Tape Nail Tutorial

To start, make sure your nails don’t have any polish on them. I like using 100% Acetone. It takes the polish right off. The cotton swabs I got at the Dollar Store. After my nails are clean, I file them with my nifty 4 step filer. It is convenient and makes the nails all shiny. I always put on lotion before too. The Q-Tips you see at the bottom are a special kind, they’re specifically for nails and the cotton is much more packed together (tighter) than normal ones so that the cotton doesn’t get everywhere. They’re really nice for precision.

After my nails were prepped.

Base coat is next!

After all received Base Coat. I don’t do this as often as I should, because it protects the nails from turning yellow-ish caused by staining. As you can see, my nails aren’t exactly white. So base coat!

For this particular design, I put one coat of OPI Samoan Sands. I like this shade because it reminds me of concealer for nails. I use it when I want to look like the color is my natural nail color.

After the coat is finished, you have to wait at least 10 minutes for the polish to dry.

While you’re waiting, get your tape ready. Take one or two inch pieces and press them against your hand a few times until the adhesive-ness (I am pretty sure that’s not a word) is less…adhesive, haha and put them aside to wait. You can do a piece for every nail, but I don’t like to waste, so I usually use one piece of tape a couple of times at least. Remember to take the adhesive level down, or you’ll end up taking your polish off and will have to start over!!

After ten minutes, you should be ready to start the scotch tape nail art. Just make sure the polish isn’t wet or tacky at all. It may take longer depending on how many coats you have on and the type of polish you’re using. And probably how humid it is where you are.

Place the tape on your nail, leaving the portion you want in the original color covered and the part you want in the new color uncovered.

Next, use the color to go over the part that isn’t covered by the tape. Make sure the tape is touching your nail all the way so it doesn’t bleed under the tape.

Remove the tape! After that, you just need to repeat on all the nails. There are so many designs you can do with tape. These are some of the easiest.

A triangle design using two pieces of tape.

You can just play around with it until you find a design you like. Add a top coat to make sure that the polish stays shiny and lasts longer. My favorite top coat so far is China Glaze No Chip top coat. I haven’t tried Seche Vite, but I hear they have the best top coat.

See some of my previous nail designs using tape:

Patriotic Nails (the red over the blue done with tape. White stripes were nail brush)

Half Design

Triangle Designs

Checkerboard & Half Moon Design

Slant Tip Design

If you have any ideas or designs you’d like to show me, email me and I might put it up on the site! Thank you as always!

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Curled Ends – I Love My Straightener

Sometimes I do my hair like this. Here’s how you can do it too:

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