Monday, August 27, 2012

Daily Makeup Routine

Happy Monday, y'all! It's only 2pm and I've already taken two very long naps. Guess I rested too hard yesterday! ;)

I got so many comments asking for more make-up videos on the Charcoal Eyeliner post that I figured I'd better do it! My sister Willa was so kind and filmed and edited the video of my daily make-up routine this morning. Only 4:33 minutes long this time. ;) With a little explanation of why I think makeup is okay at the end. :D



 And as much as I'd love to do more videos for y'all, I don't really use any other kinds of make up! Sometimes I'll switch blush out for the bronzer, or attempt a smokey eye with eyeshadow for an evening event, but I'm really not qualified to do any more makeup videos. :P
The recipe for the bronzer can be found here, but I don't recommend the site, so I'll post the recipe for you:

Customizable Homemade Contour Powder

  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
When you’re adjusting this recipe to your desired darkness, remember: Cinnamon adds glow, cocoa adds depth and darkness, and nutmeg adds a sunkissed brown. Cornstarch spreads it all out and lightens it.
Adjust the levels of ingredients to your liking and mix well in a small bowl, making sure to break up any clumps with your fingers.Store in an airtight container.


And, here's an outfit. I wore this yesterday to hang out at some friends' house. Had some great discussions and realized we don't know our Bibles well enough when my unbelieving friend from Chick-Fil-A was quoting verses at us!

Shirt: Old Navy ($2!)
Tank: JCPenny's
Skirt: Made by me
Earrings: Gift

The sermon yesterday was on Philippians 4:6-8. An encouraging exhortation that we need to be thinking, and deliberately meditating (deep thinking, not "mmmm" with the pinkies ;) on "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy..." The books we read, the music we listen to, the people we hang out with, the noise we fill our lives with-- it all has an effect on the kingdom of Christ and we need to dwell on beautiful, truthful, and excellent things.

Well, have a great day! What was your sermon about?

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43 comments :

  1. Would you post the recipe for the bronzer? Thanks so much! :)

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    1. oops! Meant to do that in the original post. I've edited the above post with the recipe. :)

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  2. Just wondering, did you use a pattern to make that skirt? It's super cute! I like making skirts that don't use patterns. :)

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    1. Lori, well, kind of. I used my own patterns... does that count? :P

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    2. Do you mean you made up the pattern? Or did you buy it?

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    3. I made up the pattern- the waistband I made up a while ago and the skirt gores I just measured out. And the back pocket I copied off my favorite jeans. :)

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  3. the video doesn't show up for me. can you upload it to youtube or something or post a link to it.

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    1. Hm, that's weird! Here's the link to the youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-CIV9lXWGw

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  4. Loved this post so much! Thank you for doing your makeup routine, and including the recipe for the bronzer. I might just have to make some :) And I really loved your reason on why you wear makeup, it's kinda the same as why I wear it too :)

    Your hair looked really nice today! I mean, it looks nice everyday, but today it just really stood out! To me it looks like you curled it a little bit?

    I really liked my pastors sermon yesterday. It was based off of Genesis 46 and 47 and how just because Joseph decided to show a little mercy, when he had all the chance to get his brothers back, tons of people benefited from it, including him.
    And I am not quite sure how my pastor got on this note, but he also said how so many people pour themselves into talking about the president, and how much they hate him and his ideas, but he IS the president of the U.S., and God says that we should respect those in authority, even if we don't agree with him.

    ~Molly~
    mollyslittlecorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thanks! I curled my hair quickly for church yesterday and this is just the left over curls. :)

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  5. YOU ARE SOO PRETTY!!! Like, you only have a few staple clothing pieces and a little bit of makeup, and still, you manage to look and dress better than me!! WHY!
    Teehee love from Boys Fashion Friends Shopping!
    Daisy
    http://boysfashionfriendsshopping.blogspot.ca/

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  6. Love your routine! I have already tried the recipe, and really like it! I decided to just add the ingredients to a light powder, and ta da! Perfect!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Great video! I haven't watched the charcoal eyeliner one yet but I would like to. Just watching you put eyeliner on about made me queasy! Which is why I don't wear it. I might get used to it though because I was like that when I first started wearing mascara. Cute outfit. I want your earrings!!!!!!
    Love, Katie

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  8. I really enjoyed the video! It is nice seeing what everyone does, to get different ideas! I am going to have to try making the contour powder!
    BTW... do you curl your hair with a curling iron, or do you use a different method! It always looks so nice when it is curled, and I am always looking fo different methods of curling straight hair, since mine never turns out!
    Lovely post as usual!

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  9. I really like your homemade contour powder! I think that you do a really great job with your makeup and I loved the way that you explained it!! :) Thanks so much for sharing that! :)

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    1. I made some after I watched this and it came out great!! :)

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  10. So cute! Our sermon was on Hebrews 13:18-25. Prayer. Have a great week!

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  11. great tutorial! i love your home made bronzer :)

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  12. JMJ
    Yaaay! Another video!
    Unbeliving as in Atheist?
    In Christ,
    Rose

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  13. I wanted to let you know that I pinned the video. Thanks a lot for the bronzer recipe, and for the daily makeup routine! I need to start using my makeup more often!

    Brigid :)

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  14. Thanks Olivia! I really enjoyed this video. I'm also glad to see that you don't wear a lot of heavy make-up (which I didn't think you did from your pictures). I've come across a lot of people that think they have to wear all the make-up they can get their hands on to actually look beautiful, but a lot of times, they look worse then when they started putting the stuff on. :P I believe that as long as you keep your make-up simple, and only use it to help your natural beauty a little bit, then it's fine to wear it. I really like the stain and varnish illustration. I'm glad you shared that with us to!
    Have a blessed week,
    Purity Leigh

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  15. I think that bronzer recipe would make me hungry!

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  16. Do you have a tutorial for the skirt you are wearing in this post? ~Mary

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  17. Thanks for posting this, Olivia! I'm going to have to try the contour powder, and I loved hearing your makeup allegory!

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  18. fun video!! :) I've never heard of making your own bronzer!! I'll have to try it -- sounds healty for your skin too!!

    thanks!
    -Laura

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  19. Thanks a lot for the video! I enjoyed it and got some great ideas! Somebody else commented about it before - how do you do your hair? It's always so pretty. Perhaps another video? (please) :)
    In Him,
    Hannah

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  20. Could you post hair tutorials???
    Hannah

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    1. Yes, please i would love to see some hair tutorials! Your hair always looks so beautiful.

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  21. Okay so i haven't watched the vidieo yet but I love your shirt, and for only $2!!!

    ♥Michelle

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  22. I loved your makeup allegory! I haven't been wearing makeup for long and so I try out different things and see what works for me. I really love how you don't go all out on the makeup but still get that look. I would love to see more videos on your hair styles, if you have time.
    Love from a Sister in Canada
    Rebekah-Lynn

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  23. What an awesome tutorial!
    Btw, your hair looks adorable like that! <3 it.

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  24. Very neat! I love seeing videos of other bloggers. :)

    Be careful about wearing mascara all the time and never washing it off. If it is not washed off every night, over a few years it will eat away at your eyelashes. I've known people that it has happened too which scared me enough to make me start washing it off every night faithfully! Also, you may want to be more careful while putting on cover up. The skin under and around the eyes is the most sensitive skin, it is damaged very easily, and it shows age the soonest. It's best to gently tap on makeup and never rub it. (Hope I don't sound like a know-it-all, I've been debating posting this because I don't want to offend you in any way)

    I DO love the video and hope that you will make more! And I am going to make that bronzer TODAY! WOW! That is so awesome and I am very excited about it! I may have to try the charcoal eyeliner as well. Thanks for posting!

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    1. JMJ
      What is a good way to wash mascara off?
      I usually attempt to, but I'm not sure I actually get it off. :)

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    2. To wash mascara off, I put olive oil on a cotton pad/round/ball/whatever you want (I've tried a bunch of makeup removers, but i always come back to olive oil), close my eyelid, and press and hold the cotton whatever on my eyelashes. This gives the olive oil time to dissolve the mascara. Then, I open my eye, and VERY gently wipe off the mascara from below my eye. sometimes, if I've put on waterproof mascara (or more mascara then normal), then I'll (again, VERY gently!) open my eye and wipe off the last little bit from the underside of my top lashes (i hope that makes sense...)
      I hope this helps you!!

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    3. First, avoid using waterproof mascara. That stuff is hard to get off! I get mine off by simply pinching the eyelash in between a damp cloth or paper towel for several seconds then gently pulling the cloth forward and off without opening my fingers. Hope that will work for you!

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    4. Thanks for the warnings! I'll keep it in mind. :)

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  25. Hhmmm. I've read alot about making your own make-up, but never heard of using cinnamon. That's great.

    Kellie
    www.nothinglessthanbread.blogspot.com
    www.cherrycokeandpopcorn.blogspot (Movie Reviews)

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  26. I LOVED IT!!! :) I just whipped up the bronzer in 2.5 seconds and it is AMAZING... and I've got some asian blood too, so this works for darker skin. Whoa maybe I need to add more cocoa...

    *runs off to baking closet

    THANKS OLIVIA! :)
    p.s. I love your analogy about makeup being the varnish on our natural beauty. I've only recently begun to appreciate makeup as a Christian girl should, without feeling like it's completely worldly. God bless you!

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  27. I love your makeup tutorials! And plus I always love hearing bloggers' voices :) You are seriously stunningly beautiful! You have a great smile! It's so awesome to see you living such a God-filled life :)

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  28. I really liked how you put How Christians can wear make-up :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing Olivia!
    I tried the homemade bronzer and I LIKE!! It is really good and very natural looking... smells great too! :) I think I am going to use this from now on - MUST be better for you then 'boughten cosmetics'! :P

    God bless you!
    Emily xox

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