17th Aug

Sigma Spa Glove Review & Demo

What is this creepy looking thing, right? Do you wash your face with it? Is it inappropriate?? The Sigma Spa Glove is a textured, rubber glove that retails for $35 and is an effective and thorough way to clean multiple makeup brushes quickly! If you have a ton of brushes like I do, especially if […]

15th Aug

Fake a Nose Job

I’ve long described my nose as “The Eiffel Tower” for the way it flares out at the bottom. Keep in mind-I don’t hate my nose. I don’t think it’s the cutest or the best nose I’ve ever seen, because Heidi Klum has that covered, but it’s why I look the way I do. My nose has […]

06th Aug

July Favorites

I filmed a monthly favorites video to tell you all about the products I was digging throughout the month of July.  I mentioned something in every category: hair, skin, nails, and makeup so go me?! I hope you enjoy this video and I plan to do monthly favorites videos if you do! I returned from Lollapalooza […]

28th Jul

Brush-Free, Natural Look

One of my top makeup nightmares would be going on a trip and forgetting all of my brushes. I would probably have a panicky moment where I cried a little, but once it wore off, I’d realize that God has already equipped me with some of the best makeup tools on the planet. These tools […]

24th Jul


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]