Drugstore Beauty: Glowy Summer Makeup Tutorial

June 8, 2016

IMG_9282Firstly, can I just say that I’ve been loving creating YouTube videos? I feel like it’s unlocked a kind of insatiable creativity in me that’s both exciting and totally scary. Before I started YouTube, it felt like the Wild West, with most bloggers staying firmly in their own “blogging” lane. Many YouTubers were also first and foremost video creators, with a blog existing as their second or third platform. I’m excited to be joining what seems like only a handful of content creator crossovers (tongue-twister!), creating both beautiful blog content and YouTube integration!

Anyway, onto the makeup! When I first had the idea for this tutorial, I wasn’t intending to use all drugstore products. But, as with most happy accidents, I happened to pull out all budget-friendly options, making this video an ALL-DRUGSTORE makeup tutorial!

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is mix my foundation with a liquid highlighter; it provides a sheerer coverage and a beautiful lit-from-within glow. Some of these products are new to me, but a lot are old favorites that I keep coming back to again and again! I can’t wait to wear this makeup on repeat all summer.


  • Meghan Scanlon

    Feeeeeeling that lip color and digging seeing you in motion :)

    • Julianne

      You need this lip color! And many more videos to come!!!

  • Kelsey Ann Fahey

    Love this one! I’m definitely going to try mixing the highlighter with my foundation or a BB cream even. I’ve had one of those tiny beauty blenders before and didn’t think it was worth it. I used it for a few weeks and then tossed it in favor of the regular beauty blender.

    • Julianne

      Ooh, good to know! Part of me feels like I’d either forget about it or I’d accidentally drop it on the floor and it would become a kitty toy! ;)

    • Kelsey Ann Fahey

      Also wanted to say that your hair looks INCREDIBLE. And that you’re a goddess. That’s all.

      • Julianne

        Thanks, Kels! So I actually filmed this before my hair appointment this weekend… guess I didn’t need to go after all??? LOL