24th Jul
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#ShareBeauty

When you find the right path for yourself, like true love, your wedding dress, and the first house you buy, you really just know. I felt that feeling the very moment I started doing makeup on others professionally.  Much like falling in love with my husband in college, it was as though all the lights […]

21st Jul
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Lime Crime Great Pink Planet

I have a list in my Evernote called “Makeup I Wanna Try n’ Buy” and Lime Crime has long been on the list. I have a lot of lists in Evernote, which I could not live life without. Lists called things like “Funny Questions”, “Things To See/Do/Bucket List” and most recently, “Vent File”. That’s a […]

18th Jul
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Nail Polish Giveaway!

Happy Friday you little beauties! I have another giveaway for you! I just have one more survey that I’d love your help with. This one is super important because it’s about what you want more of, and less of here on Wake Up For Makeup. I love knowing what you like, or what makes you be like, “ugh! […]

15th Jul
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Belletto Studio Airbrush Review

So, I wanna know–are you an impulse buyer or a careful planner? If you’re like me, you’re an obsessive researcher. You’d never just grab an item in-store or add to your cart online without reading at least a dozen reviews, watching a minimum of 5 YouTube videos and asking others in the know their opinion. […]

07th Jul
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My Favorite Sigma Brushes

If you watch YouTube videos or read other beauty blogs, you’ve likely seen Sigma Beauty brushes. I’m sure you’ve thought to yourself, “they’re just talking these brushes up because they’re sponsored by them.” It’s ok, I thought that too. But curiosity finally got the best of me and I had to try them. Well, I’m so […]

05th Jul
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Murad Acne Clearing Solution & Acne Spot Fast Fix Review

I usually have ok skin. I have some persistent blackheads and clogged pores and the occasional hormonal zit but  all stuff  I cover easily with makeup. HOWEVER! Lately, my skin has been what I’d call “nightmarish”. I am getting zits of the larger variety, groups of bumps that are hard to cover even with heavy-duty concealer. It […]

03rd Jul
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Cobalt Blue

Don’t let cobalt blue scare you off like it used to do to me! I have been so surprised at just how wearable it is on so many people! You can wear it subtly, or more dramatic, and either way, it lights up your eye color and makes the whites of your eyes even brighter! […]

30th Jun
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Makeup Giveaway

Look upon these goodies! Can I give them to you please? When I participated in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards, Revlon generously sent a ton of fun stuff for use in our Revlon Makeover Challenge. I couldn’t possibly get through it all, so please take some off my hands! I also threw in a few […]

29th Jun
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Summer Skincare

Peter Thomas Roth Max All Day Moisture Cream Wearing sunscreen daily is a non-negotiable at this point in the game, especially so in the summer months! I just signed up for a half marathon in October so I’ll be spending much more time outdoors from now til then. When I put this on in the […]

25th Jun
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What I Love Now

We’re almost ready to bid adeiu to June! That’s crazy talk. It’s been busy as butts for me, but fun too of course. I went to a music festival, attended a wine tasting event and did tons of makeup for very lovely people. 1. LUSH Big Blue Bath Bomb My sweet husband bought me a bunch […]

23rd Jun
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Easy, Everyday Highlight & Contour

Makeup artists have been using highlighting and contouring techniques for decades, but in the last few years highlighting and contouring has just kind of exploded. Everyone wants to know how to do it. Powder or cream? What does Kim Kardashian use? Is that why her face looks that way, or is it plastic surgery? Will […]

16th Jun
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Real Blogger Beauty-Makeup Shaming

When I was in high school, I hesitated to wear mascara because I didn’t want people to think I was “trying too hard.” I didn’t dare try a bright lip because it would attract a lot of attention and girls might think I thought I was something. I didn’t want anyone to think that I […]

09th Jun
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Products I Love Right Now

1. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in W4 Hola mi new favorite drugstore foundation! Why am I buying L’Oreal foundation when I tell you all the time how much I love my NARS Sheer Glow? Well, that NARS is special. The good stuff. The $44 holy grail stuff. So I’m not about to waste it […]

08th Jun
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Lea Michele Inspired Hair & Makeup

I am excited to bring you a collaboration between myself and Miranda of Slashed Beauty! You may know Miranda as one of the other contestants in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards and the winner of the Most Buzzworthy Blogger title this year! She’s an awesome beauty blogger and truly adorable! We chose 2 different makeup […]

29th May
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Real Techniques Brushes

Brushes are one of my greatest vices. I don’t know if I will ever have enough. I’m doing a pretty great job of finding out. Look-I know brushes are pricey. And I know it’s a tough pill to swallow when you calculate how much a nice set will cost. Yet, brushes are one of the […]

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