This Page

has been moved to new address

The One Where I Show You How I Put My Face On {and a WINNER}

Sorry for inconvenience...

Little Miss Momma: The One Where I Show You How I Put My Face On {and a WINNER}

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The One Where I Show You How I Put My Face On {and a WINNER}

How I Put My Face On:
Little Miss Momma's Make Up
{Some of you asked, so now I'm telling.}

Warning: I don't know what I'm doing. 
I am not an authority on the do's and don'ts of the "art of makeup". 
I do things like lick a q-tip and then wipe off smeared mascara. 
I can't live without lip gloss.
My eyebrows are two different shapes,
likely as a result of some plucking mishap in the past.
There is nothing I despise more
than putting on mascara--it feels like a chore,
but like many girlies, I feel naked without it.

So take whatever you read here with a grain of salt,
and then go find some other blog where the girl actually knows what she's doing.

Here is the makeup I use right now.

1. Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation. Shade: Light {Sephora}
2. Bare Escentuals Bronzer. Shade: Faux Tan {Spehora}
3.Sonia Kashuk Blush {Sephora}
4. Benefit cream to powder foundation stick Shade: Paper Dolls {Sephora}
5. Stila Eyeshadow Trio. Shade: Gold Glow {Sephora}
6. Stila Smudge Pot. I use this as eye liner. {Sephora}
7. Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara. Shade: Black {Sephora}
8. Eye lash curler. {anywhere}
9. Lorac Lip Stain. Shade: Sweet Emotion--see below. {Sephora}

First I take my Benefit concealer and I color over all my blemishes.  You'll notice there are A LOT of dots.

Then I take a sponge and blend in all the concealer.
Yes, it's time for me to get a new sponge--ick.

Then I apply the bronzer. This is my MUST have make-up. Without it, I look pale and sick.  I once read in a magazine that you should apply bronzer wherever you would get a sunburn.  It should not be applied ALL over your face--that's what I read anyway.

{right after bronzer}

Now I apply my mineral foundation over the top of the bronzer. This will help blend the bronzer and hide the rest of my pesky zits.

Then I use my blush and apply just on top of my cheekbones.

Now the basics are done, but I still look bleh until I put on my eye makeup.

I LOVE this Gold Glow Eyeshadow Trio by Stila.

First I apply the lightest shade one to my entire eye lid, and just a little teeny bit underneath the bottom of my eye.

Next I use both of the darker colors and apply to the upper crease of my eye lids, like so:

I use an eyeliner brush to apply a quick line of the Stila Smudge Pot under my eyes. I don't use eyeliner on my upper eyelid, simply because I don't know how to put it on.

Then I curl my eyelashes and put on my waterproof, black mascara.

But I still have my secret little somethin somethin left to put on.
My all-powerful, and very sassy Lorac lip stain, followed by a layer of lip gloss.

And that's it.
Nothing special.

{Happy Mommy necklace by Starfish}

What make-up can you not live without???

And the WINNER of the
Vintage Wanna Bee giveaway is:

Comment #132

Email me at for details on your big WIN!

Labels: , , ,


At February 19, 2011 at 4:34 PM , Blogger Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

I just went to a make-up class, and they we big into brushes - you've got the type they mentioned - - I don't! I need to get myself some brushes!!

At February 19, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Debber Doo said...

Thank you, I was wondering about the eye shadow, because I have yet to find one that I actaully like! Except I have oily eyelids! :/ but thanks again gorgeous! :}

At February 19, 2011 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Debber Doo said...

Oh and btw, I have a method of applying top eyeliner with wet or pencil eyeliner! I can totally show you, if you want to know how!

At February 19, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger US said...

you should definitely look in to learning how to to do upper liquid eyeliner! it really makes your eyes pop, you will love it. i promise. just go into your local sephora and ask them. its easier than you think!

At February 19, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Your routine is similar to mine- fast and easy! Perfect for us busy gals! Thanks for sharing! :)


At February 19, 2011 at 4:56 PM , Blogger Mindy said...

I use the minerals as well ... when I do my makeup. Never thought to do the bronzer under the foundation.
For oily eye lids try a primer. It is a beautiful thing! Makes your shawdow bullet proof.

At February 19, 2011 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Caity said...

Hey you pretty much do the same as me but you def gave me better advice to put the bronzer on before foundation I never heard that but i def. think ur on the right track with that so i wanna try it out.. OH and for upper eyeliner i always think it was easier to start with a pencil (more control) but u should def try it out again you would prob love it!!

At February 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM , Blogger L said...

like you, I feel naked without mascara.
my top 3 must have on:
brow powder

At February 19, 2011 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Nuha said...

Oh my goodness, I was going to do a post about my fave make-up this week! Crazy!

Oh, and I cannot live without bronzer and eyeliner. If for some crazy reason they stopped manufacturing those two things, my life would be over..

And you're right about the bronzer. It's purpose is to give a sunkissed look, which is why you put it only on your bonier prominences ( I only put it on my cheeks though)

At February 19, 2011 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Daisha said...

You look fabulous and fresh! I'm curious about the staying power of your makeup. Is it still on your face at the end of the day? I have 5 kids and by the end of the day I feel like everything has faded away?! Loving that lip stain.

At February 19, 2011 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Harward Family said...

So pretty! I want to try the bronzer under my mineral make up! I was wondering what color the Lorac lip stain was? It is so pretty!

At February 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really need to try out that concealer. I also really need to try Bare Minerals. You put your bronzer on first? Interesting... I never thought to do that.

At February 19, 2011 at 6:27 PM , Blogger Woodard Gang said...

Oops...left a comment about this post on your previous one. My make-up comment would totally not make sense on the post about worrying about your boy!

At February 19, 2011 at 6:27 PM , Blogger stephanie said...

I cannot live without my bobbi brown concealer. Love it! I used bare minerals in high school but haven't touched it since. Recently I've been reading SO many blogs about people who love it I'm thinking it's time I give it another shot.

At February 19, 2011 at 6:31 PM , Blogger Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

You are so gorgeous!!!! I love your eyes. And your makeup always looks so natural, I love it.
I did a post just like this last week! :) What a coincidence! I even have a linky party for it going on, I would love for you to link up this post!

At February 19, 2011 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Emily said...

You are so cute and look good even with concealor dots all over your face :) thanks for sharing, I'm always in need of make up tips.

At February 19, 2011 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Jayna Rae said...

You are too cute, and I love that you wear light make up. I can't live without my skincare and foundation.

At February 19, 2011 at 7:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Bare Minerals foundation. I use it all the time :)

At February 19, 2011 at 7:43 PM , Blogger The WholeFamDamily said...

ha! i love it! i cannot live without concealer for my undereye circles , mascara and lipgloss. those are my 3 MUST-HAVES! i am dying for that benefit foundation stick, it looks like it covers well, i use mineral makeup too so that's the only "foundation" i use really is for concealing. Do you feel that it works well? all stuff usually settles into my wrinkles (wahhhh i'm OLD) so how do you like that for concealing under your eyes??
i always have lipgloss on, i need to get those colors cuz i love them!! i'm a pinkish-purply kind of lip girl and i have like a billion in various shades of the exact same color, ahahaha!
you're so adorable!

At February 19, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in love with that very same eye shadow at the's definitely a staple in my make-up application!!! oh and I must say your lips/colour looks absolutely fabulous!

At February 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM , Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I need that stick thing. Bad! haha! I think it's your pretty lip gloss that makes your face. It just lights your whole face up. :)

At February 19, 2011 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Oh yeah, I hate putting mascara on too but I look way too bare without it.

At February 19, 2011 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Lauren said...

Fabulous. I don't know what I'm doing either, but I apply and hope that it actually looks as good as I think it does. I can't live without BareMinerals Bisque. It is the best concealer EVER!

At February 19, 2011 at 8:53 PM , Blogger ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i loved these pictures and you looked absolultey gorgeous, friend - w/ or w/o makeup!!!

makeup i can't live without - eyeliner!! loooove my makeup forever liner - the kind that comes in a little tub. love it!!

At February 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM , Blogger lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

I cant live without concealer, of any fav at this time would be Sonia Kashuks from Target. I have always wanted to try the bare essentials line but was scared that it would just melt off my face in the Louisiana heat, any thoughts about that?

At February 19, 2011 at 9:41 PM , Blogger lk said...

I can't live without Brow Zing by Benefit. It's a textured wax for the brows. I have a hole on one eyebrow (just a patch where hair doesn't grow - not sure why) and it really helps and looks natural.

At February 19, 2011 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Justine said...

so this is your secret to having no eye bags!

Just Better Together

At February 19, 2011 at 11:51 PM , Blogger Pink Princess said...

When I wear my glasses I hardly put on makeup, but when I wear my contact I always do wear eyeshadow, mascara. I have permanent eyeliner YAY for permanent eyeliner...never to hassle with that ever again ♥ (had it done in Thailand last year, a little painful but afterwards YOOHOO!!)
The thing I can';t and WON'T live without is either regular lipstick or colored gloss. I look SO neked without color on my lips ( ( don't have color in my lips, period lol)

At February 20, 2011 at 5:01 AM , Blogger Sabi said...

I like your make-up : it looks very natural, but really pretty... And it doesn't take too much time! I use a very easy make-up routine that I learned someday in a video on the internet : I put on my foundation and concealer, then I take my blush and apply it on the top of my cheekbones. Then I also apply the blush to my lids and then top it of with mascara. It looks very simple and natural but still looks like you made an effort! I have this fantastic blush, with 5 shades in one, which also doubles a bit as a bronzer (it's from Bodyshop), but in the video I saw, the makeup-artist used a normal, just-one-colour-blush and he only mentioned the need for it to match your skin tone. When I remember it, I laso use loose powder after the foundation, I guess it does the same thing as the mineral foundation on your routine :)It really takes me just 3 minutes to put on, so it's a very easy make-up to do when in a hurry (and now I have no more excuses to not putting on make-up:P )

At February 20, 2011 at 6:06 AM , Blogger Genevieve Le Bel said...

This post was SO TOTALLY entertaining!!! lmaooooo I wish I had the nerve to go naked for all of creation but HELL NO!!! You rock superchick! Loved it!!!
Genevieve =)

At February 20, 2011 at 6:54 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

I love spying on others and seeing what they use, how they use it... Thanks!
I can't live without NARS Orgasm blush, Philosophy Supernatural mineral foundation, and Bare Minerals Warmth. I am off to get that Lorac lipstain TODAY!

At February 20, 2011 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Allison said...

Awesome tutorial! I need the Lorac lipstain too. What color is it?

At February 20, 2011 at 7:52 AM , Blogger Emily said...

I always wondered about the powdered foundation. Looks like it works good!
Love your bracelet!

At February 20, 2011 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Brittany@Love Stitched said...

your gorgeous...xoxo

At February 20, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

You are gorgeous with or without makeup! I love your blog. I awarded you a stylish blogger award on my blog today, just wanted to let you know :)

At February 20, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Lindsi said...

Girl, you are so incredibly BEAUTIFUL that you wouldn't need makeup! Although I'm sure you hear that all the time! Not to mention your HAIR! They jealousy is a sin...I guess I'm guilty!

At February 20, 2011 at 9:10 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Yey!!! I emailed you about a make-up tutorial a couple weeks ago! I never even thought about I'll go out and get some in the next day or two because I DO always feels pale!

Thanks so much for this tutorial. Your make-up always looks flawless and fun, especially the lip stain color!

At February 20, 2011 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Raven said...

Ok three things. LOVE your blog, you are gorgeous!

Do you absolutely love your camera? I have wanting to upgrade and the one you used in this post is one I am considering.

And thirdly, where can I find that headband that you are wearing in your "about me" pictures? I must have!!

Thank you thank you!!


At February 20, 2011 at 10:25 AM , Blogger amber said...

this is a fabulous make up tutorial! seriously, i have been trying to tweak and improve my make up application and i will for sure use some of your tips. thanks for sharing :)

At February 20, 2011 at 12:20 PM , Anonymous Julie said...

Not sure how I came across your blog, but I'm glad I did! You are *gorgeous* and your son is beautiful!! Great blog on how you put on your we need to know how to do our hair as beautiful as yours!!

At February 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Debber Doo said...

Agreed^^^ lol

At February 20, 2011 at 2:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're so cute, LMM! Now can you tell us all what you do to style your hair??

At February 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Maren said...

I am so excited that i won! Did you get my email? I am thriled to get a new purse! Thanks so much!

You are absolutely gorgeous! I agree with Kim... now could you tell us how you style your hair???

We are all singing the jungle book song, I wanna be like you! Shooby do! We wanna walk like you, talk like you tooo!!! ;)

At February 20, 2011 at 5:02 PM , Blogger AshleyMarie said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At February 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger AshleyMarie said...

You are so gorgeous and this was so helpful!! Thank you so much for sharing! Maren couldn't have said it better, I really do want to be like you haha!! You are just so amazing.:)

At February 20, 2011 at 5:26 PM , Blogger Danett said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Sephora is my new go to for makeup too! Do they ever do a sample for the eye shadow you use? I want to try it, but I don't want to waste 30.00 either. Thanks for all the makeup advice! You are so darn cute even without your makeup on. I'm jealous!

At February 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Our Seven Dwarfs said...

What a great post! I need to look into some of your makeup. You are so brave and beautiful to do this!

We are big fans of your blog so we awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award." Please follow the link to get the details.

Shannon & Jill of Our Seven Dwarfs

At February 20, 2011 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Erienne said...

You are too stink'n cute! Thanks for sharing your secrets with us. =)

At February 20, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Taylor said...

I am so ecstatic that I stumbled across Little Miss Momma, I just spent hours diving into your tutorials and blogs - old and new. You're absolutely beautiful; your family is beautiful, your words are beautiful, your crafts are beautiful, your layout is even beautiful. Just from reading snippets from tonight, I am so touched and inspired to be myself and to be creative, reading your secret brought tears to my eyes, I feel like I've known you for years! LMM is now on the top of my favorites list and I couldn't be more thankful. I can't wait to follow LMM more! Your family is very lucky to have you and so are we!

At February 20, 2011 at 10:19 PM , Blogger April said...

LOVE that you started off au naturel ... I have been debating doing a make-up post because I am so scared of posting my 'before' pic. I promise I am not hideous or anything, but being able to be raw and clean takes a lot of confidence! I just haven't gotten there yet. You rocked this post though ... very nice job! You are gorgeous ... even with all the dots! Ha ha! :o)

At February 20, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Blogger kebowman said...

ahhh! i love this! your entire blog always makes me smile!

and by the way, you're just as pretty without the makeup! just sayin'!

At February 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Genevieve said...

Okay, hello Gorgeous much? You make me want to rush out and buy all the products you use! I too have the issue of looking ill when I get my foundation on (yes, I'm that pale) but I never thought of bronzer! Genius! Thanks for sharing!

At February 21, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really am horrible with make-up {I, also, have no clue how to line my top lids :(} and have been meaning to hit up Mac or Clinique or somwhere to get them to teach me a few things and re-stock my make-up bag! I definately love the eyeshadow you used! Thanks for the tips!

At February 21, 2011 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Renee said...

Your make up looks great.
i really need to do better with my own.

At February 22, 2011 at 8:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your makeup - what color is your lip-stain? I love it!

At February 22, 2011 at 11:56 AM , Blogger Natalia Lynn said...

Cute post! I love the Stila eye colors. So beautiful and all in one place! I think I might have to get me some. I'm guessing Sephora?

At February 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Blogger Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

As a former professional makeup artist and "traveling pro" for Stila I fully approve of this post. I also use Benefit's playsticks. What color are you? I'm "spin the bottle"

At February 24, 2011 at 5:56 AM , Blogger This Chick said...

I was nearing the end of my makeup stash and needing a rehaul when I saw your post. I tried, and purchased, the Play Sticks concealer and oh my word. LOVE it. It lasted all day long and was so light going on I didn't feel like any product was on my face. Sweet!

At February 24, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Mommy Melissa said...

I have worked in the cosmetics industry for years and currently work at MAC so here are my faves over the years:MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, Revlon ColorStay Foundation,NARS laguna bronzer,Bobbi Brown Apricot Blush,Shu Umera eyelash curler,MAC Comfort Cream,MAC fluidline in blacktrack,MAC Paintpot in Bare Study,Stila lipgloss in Raspberry,MAC liptick in Sweetie,MAC Beurre and Soar Lipliner. Okay, I'll stop now...I could go on forever :)

At February 24, 2011 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Marlee said...

I loved this post!!! Where did you get your eye shadow from?? I've got to get some! I've been wanting to do a more natural look for awhile now. Thanks for the tips! Oh and I would have never thought to do my bronzer first... Definitely going to be doing that from now on.

At February 25, 2011 at 12:23 PM , Blogger PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I want to try that lip stain.. I've heard great things!!

At March 1, 2011 at 4:27 PM , Blogger Kyle-Michelle-Kaylie said...

i know other people asked you, but i didnt see an answer from you..
what color is that lip stain?! i love it!

At March 2, 2011 at 7:39 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

After a trip to Sephora, I am thinking the lip stain is Sheer is the lightest/pinkest of the three available colors. But it still looks pretty dark. Do you dilute it?

At March 2, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Kyle-Michelle-Kaylie said...

im curious if you dilute it also? i went to sephora tonight because i wanted to get it and it and all three colors looked alot darker than it looks here on the blog.

At March 2, 2011 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Some more details about the LIP STAIN:

-I don't dilute it, but I hardly use any at all and then I put a chapstick over it, and then a lip gloss over that.

At April 2, 2011 at 4:06 PM , Blogger Maile Evans said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At April 2, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Blogger April said...

I just found your blog and Love it! You are too sister's and I are making the pom pom neckace tonight :) Just thought I'd comment because I too hate putting on mascara but cannot live without it! Also use a Qtip to wipe away unwanted's just funny to find out that other people have the same funny quirks as you.
Love your blog~

April 2, 2011 4:06 PM

At April 29, 2011 at 10:50 PM , Blogger Dpesanator said...

my friend has a youtube channel that is wonderful! its freshblush (just type that into the search box and it should come up as 2nd or 3rd) i know she is a teen but her tips are pretty good

At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 AM , Blogger Chelsea said...

I just started reading your blog, and I love it! Thanks for the makeup tips - I also CANNOT live without my BareMinerals bronzer! You are fabulous!


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home