Video: My 5-Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

5-minute everyday makeup tutorial

I’m so excited to share my everyday makeup routine with you all today! Whenever I have the oppertunity to get ready with my girlfriends, observing their routines is always fascinating and I always learn something. It’s so fun exchanging tips and helping do each other’s makeup! (Wow, that may be the girliest thing I’ve ever said.)

So I thought it would be fun to invite you to get ready with me… Or at least watch me get ready.

On the days that I actually wear makeup, my “everyday makeup” takes about five to seven minutes – but it lasts me all day. Check out my video and the products below it to see how I do it.

Products and makeup brushes I used:
1. Product: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (also sold here)
2. Product: Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer (also sold here) – I wear the color “Fairly Light”
3. Product: Chanel CC Cream – I wear the color “20 Beige”
4. Product: Laura Mercier Loose Setting Power (also sold here) – I wear the “Translucent” color. Brush: Sephora Collection PRO Flawless Powder Brush #40 (on sale!)
5. Product: Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit in the color ‘Light/ Medium’ (also sold here). Brush: Sephora Collection PRO Angled Contour Brush #75. Blending brush: Sephora Collection PRO Contour Kabuki #82 – This is the best brush ever AND it’s on sale! If you buy one thing from my routine, buy this brush!
6. Product: Nars blush in the color ‘Sin’ (also sold here). Brush: Sephora Collection PRO Angled Blush Brush #49
7. Product: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in the color ‘Medium Brown’ (also sold here). Brush: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #7B
8. Product: L’Oreal Paris Double-Extend Tubing Mascara
9. Product: Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Creme in ‘Slow Burn’

Also, please excuse my messy / eclectic / empty-looking living and dining room in the background of this video – we literally just moved into our house a month ago and it has been a process getting it furnished and decorated and we’re clearly nowhere near done.


Birthday Jumpsuit

Striped jumpsuit and gucci belt outfit. (Via Confessions of a Product Junkie blog.)

Today is my 29th birthday and I’m spending it at a dear friend’s wedding celebrating her love (and also just happen to be surrounded by some of my closest friends and favorite people). In other words, it’s a great way to spend the day.

My 20s have been awesome – lots of life milestones and countless incredible memories – but the closer I get to 30 the more I appreciate how my perspective has evolved over the past nine years. There’s a certain confidence and security that comes with getting older and I’m looking forward to the last year of my 20s and what the next decade has in store.


Old jumpsuit (similar styles here, here, here and here) | J Crew jacket | Gucci belt (similar, less expensive alternatives here and here and these are gorgeous mid-priced options) | Stuart Weitzman shoes | Gucci bag | Madewell earrings | Stila liquid lipstick in ‘Aria’


Striped jumpsuit and gucci belt outfit. (Via Confessions of a Product Junkie blog.)

Black jumpsuit denim jacket



Macy’s Gift Card Giveaway (Closed) + Life Update

Distressed jeans with cage sandals and an off the shoulder top

Hello lovely readers! Remember me? Sorry I’ve been a so MIA lately. In case you haven’t heard, we bought a house and moved this month (I know, it happened so quickly). Because of time constraints, poor Carter had to take care of the move all by himself while I was in on a last-minute work trip to Texas. Then pretty much as soon as I got home and we’d barely had the chance to start unpacking, I got super sick and was stuck in bed for a week. Then it was my bestie’s wedding in Hood River last weekend. In other words, the last 30 days have been crrraaazzzyyy. Mostly good (except for my bout of illness), but cray.

At any rate, you may remember back on May 31st when I blew up your instagram stories with boomerangs of me trying on the new Cynthia Rowley Collection for Macy’s. Such a fun collection! I also promised you a $100 Macy’s gift card giveaway! Well, I’m finally ready to deliver on that promise. The fun part is you can totally use the card to buy something from the Cynthia Rowlery collection, OR you can use it on whatever you want from Macy’s! They carry pretty much everything you could possibly need (ranging from home goods, clothing, accessories and shoes, to beauty) which is why they are one of my absolute favorite department stores. I could seriously wander the Washington Square Macy’s all day long, getting lost in their exclusive brand departments (RACHEL by Rachel Roy and Bar III are hidden gems!) and their Benifit Brow Bar is my go-to for eyebrow waxes. I’ve linked to a few of my favorite products from Macy’s website down at the bottom of this post, just in case you need some inspiration for how to spend your winnings :)

Enter to Win a $100 Macy’s Gift Card


It’s so easy! Just ‘Like’ Confessions of a Product Junkie’s facebook page and use the widget below to show that you did. Yep, it’s that simple!
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gifted Guess shirt (on major sale!) | Ray-Ban aviators | FRAME jeans (similar here) | Gucci backpack | Steve Madden shoes | Etsy choker | Kat Von D liquid lipstick in ‘K Dub’
Guess top and Frame Denim

Guess off the shoulder top

My Picks From Macy’s:


15 Summer Wedding Guest Dresses Under $200

Wedding guest dresses under $200

It’s that time of year again: Wedding Season! And the search for the perfect, affordable, and stylish dress is ON. These are some of my favorite dresses under $200 (many of which are even under $100). I’m loving all the romantic off-the-shoulder and one-strap styles this year. It’s the perfect way to show just a hint of skin but keep most things to the imagination.

1. ASOS dress ($135)
2. Bardot dress ($119)
3. ASOS jumpsuit ($76)
4. Keepsake dress ($195)
5. ASOS skirt ($79)
6. Adlyn Rae dress ($101)
7. Pretty by Rory Floral ($78)
8. Keepsake Dress ($195)
9. ASOS dress ($119)
10. Shopbop dress ($163)
11. ASOS dress ($119)
12. Bardot dress ($109)
13. ASOS dress ($190)
14. WAYF dress ($65)
15. Need Supply Co jumpsuit ($88)

Which is your favorite? It’s so hard for me to choose! I tried this one on in-store (they didn’t have my size) and it’s so gorgeous in person! The photo online doesn’t do it justice – the color is so rich and beautiful! And this one just came online today and I’m obsessed with it. All the summer weddings I have coming up call for semi-formal or cocktail attire, but if I had a black-tie wedding to go to, I would absolutely buy this one. So sassy and on-trend this season.

These dress roundups are always some of my favorite posts to put together. What can I say? I just looove love, and I looove wedding season! Let me know what you think and if you end up wearing any of these to any of your upcoming events.