Just kind of…mash it in…

A while ago my friend Beth shared a hilarious video from Mother Pukka, detailing her morning makeup routine. I loved it and decided to do one too.

So I did! Look at me, following through with things!

Buuuut then I watched it. Watching yourself on video is basically just the worst. My face, I have realized, is alarmingly asymmetrical. And we all know that symmetry is the foundation of beauty, yes? Yet watching this video I couldn’t ignore the fact that one of my eyebrows is more arched than the other, I have a wonky eye and an (adorably?) crooked smile, and so clearly I started panicking because what does that mean?

And there’s also the small matter that my phone was dead when I decided to do this, so I stuck the charger in and went for it anyway, but the charger is on the bottom of my phone so I had to put the phone in a cup in order for it to stand upright, not even thinking about what that would do to the audio quality. I sound like I’m underwater.

Soooo with all of these calamities combined it wasn’t a hard decision to bury it in the vault of things too embarrassing (too embarrassing even for me) to post on The Internets.

And then I made a deal with you guys that if our Facebook page reached 1600 likes I would post it. And then like 3 hours later we were at 1600 and then I cried a little and WHAT HAVE WE HERE?

The video.

Behold (with much gratitude to Mother Pukka for the idea) how I avoid scaring people with my face.

(Do not take any of this as actual makeup advice. It is probably all wrong. Especially the bronzer brush.)

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  • Reply James June 20, 2015 at 5:16 AM

    ‘You have lovely eyebrows!’ If I wasn’t happily married and still regularly went to bars then that would be my major learning point from your video! Aside from that it was actually fun to see you moving and making sound rather than just seeing words and stills! Awesome!

    • Reply sweetmadeleine June 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM

      Bust out that line on your wife! She will love you for it 😉

  • Reply Allison June 20, 2015 at 6:01 AM

    I can’t be the only one who feels a strong desire for you to start vlogging. Pretty please?

    • Reply sweetmadeleine June 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM

      Ahahaha! The most awkward vlogger ever! I will See if I can find some more ways to humiliate myself via video for your delight 😉

  • Reply Allison June 20, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    Also, what do you use to actually wash your face? Andalou Naturals for that too?

    • Reply sweetmadeleine June 20, 2015 at 2:17 PM

      I actually stopped using any sort of face cleanser a few years ago and my skin has been so much better for it! I use coconut oil to remove eye makeup, and just warm water on a washcloth for the rest of my face 🙂

  • Reply Daleen June 20, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    VLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please.

    • Reply sweetmadeleine June 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM

      Haha! Another vote for vlogging, hey? I think I’d have to think of a better name before doing it. The only thing worse than admitting to people that I’m a blogger is trying to enunciate enough to say vlogger!

  • Reply Laura M June 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    I second (third?) the vlogging request!

    • Reply sweetmadeleine June 22, 2015 at 1:02 AM

      Oh lord, what would I even vlog about? This whole idea baffles and terrifies me. Which probably means I should do it.

      • Reply Laura M June 22, 2015 at 10:01 AM

        I think I’d like to see either more tutorials on random stuff, or little nothings such as a closet tour, or a trip to the refrigerator, etc. Stuff like that?

  • Reply Sarcastically Katie June 21, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    I also vote for vlogging! 🙂

    • Reply sweetmadeleine June 22, 2015 at 1:02 AM

      Haha! OK. Vote counted. Where are the nays? where are the nays?!

      • Reply Sarcastically Katie June 22, 2015 at 8:17 AM

        There will be no nays! lol Admit it, you have charmed us. I think it was the eyebrows for sure.

      • Reply jamie June 23, 2015 at 6:18 PM

        ok, here’s a nay! if you keep them few and far between, they will seem more novel. how bout that?

  • Reply Rachel Kathryn June 23, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Lovely before & after! I kind of love the “not a makeup artist makeup tutorial” idea, maybe I’ll get brave enough to do one? I also kind of love hearing someone’s actual voice after assigning them one of your own in your head. Another “yea!” for vlogging!

  • Reply Tina June 29, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    You are so beautiful with and without makeup! But I’m especially jealous of your amazing skin and curly eyelashes! I would also thoroughly enjoy more VLOG posts. 🙂

  • Reply Hannah Webber July 9, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Haha, I love this! So much less intimidating than every other makeup tutorial out there! Two things. 1) My husband TOTALLY complimented my eyebrows when I was working as a barista and he was a regular costumer. Now we are married. 2) Any linkage for your makeup? I totally still wear blush and needle point so I am clearly an 84 woman at heart too and would like to get in on that Argon jam.

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