Deena Nicole's New 'Natural' Look Sounds Like Every Mom's Nightmare

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Deena Nicole CorteseEver since Jersey Shore finished filming its final episode, Deena Nicole Cortese really seems to be making lifestyle changes for the better. She's eating right and working out and finally making healthy choices, and apparently she's working on a whole new look to go with her much thinner appearance.

And if you've noticed that she's looking a bit more fresh faced these days, you aren't imagining things. Deena has toned down her beauty routine with the help of makeup artist Josephine Keo, who is "trying to teach her that less is more."

But after hearing more about Deena's new makeup regimen, it's pretty obvious that there are different levels to the "less is more" concept.

Because as a 35-year-old mom who barely has time to squeeze in a shower and comb my hair each day let alone have the luxury of applying full-blown makeup, Deena's routine sounds anything but toned down to me.

Here's how she beautifies herself on any given day of the week -- simply reading about the trouble she has to go to is almost giving me a slight panic attack.

She applies a thin line of black eyeliner on her top lid with a "little wing on the end." And then she sticks to "softer" tones like blues, browns, or grays for her eye shadow. She doesn't overdo it on the bronzer, and uses a peach shade of blush. And as for her lips, she sticks to nude shades, with red or peachy liners. (Ok, so what's the big deal -- sounds fairly easy, right?)

Wrong. Deena also puts on a single strip of false eyelashes every morning, which is a downgrade from the two strips people were accustomed to seeing her wear on Jersey Shore. (False eyelashes? Who has time for false eyelashes?)

Ok, I'll admit it -- I've worn fake lashes a time or two in the past, but only for occasions like a ballet recital or Halloween party. I've never worn them for day-to-day activities, or even black tie worthy events, for that matter.

Deena's new routine may be more natural by her standards, but I think most moms would find putting on all that makeup as more of an upgrade than anything else. It's a small miracle if most moms manage to leave the house wearing tinted moisturizer and lip gloss, let alone all the stuff Deena puts on her face.

And the craziest part of her routine is that she's such a pretty girl, and she'd probably look even better if she dialed down the makeup yet another notch. If less is more, then a whole lot less is a whole lot more, and so on and so forth.

What do you think of Deena's makeup routine? Would you be able to handle it on a daily basis?


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nonmember avatar sandy

I'm a mom of three Andre do the whole kit & kaboodle. I love looking and feeling good. My husband appreciates it and so do my kids. Plus I love feeling pretty! If I look good I feel good which makes a happy mommy

linzemae linzemae

If you put them on everyday you get pretty quick at it

nonmember avatar Hucy

If you can't find time to make yourself presentable before heading out, then as a mom, your time management skills are off. Women who devote a little bit of time to themselves are doing their kids a favor.. I don't want my kids looking back on their childhood thinking..." Wow... Look how run down mom looked because she was so busy taking care of us." I would rather they believe, I breezed through it all happy and well taken care of myself. I think many women use having children as an excuse to be lazy and frumpy.

Maias... MaiasMommy619

Well...she's not a mom and has tr time and money to do all of that so...

nonmember avatar Mandy

Wow! After reading the comments, I am inspired to do a little more self care in the mornings. I used to do all that and stopped somewhere along the way. I know I felt better when I took more time for myself to do the little things.

Thanks ladies!

2nino... 2ninos4me

She isnt a mom so why would she have to manage her time as if she were one ? And i have two little ones but i still have time to look well by doing my hair , make up etc. having kids isnt a reason to not look good .. In fact they should be a reason to look good considering that you ( in general ) would want your kids to feel happy knowing that mommy looks pretty all the time

nonmember avatar Jennifer

She isn't a mom, so why would you be so hard on her? That's what she does to make herself feel beautiful. Why criticize her and compare her to a mother? I think you should rethink what you say before you pick on Deena? Aren't you a mom?

nonmember avatar Vikki

I'm a mother of 8 children ages 10 months-17 years old... I NEVER leave the house without make up on & my hair done...its worth the 20 minutes a day that it takes to make myself feel put together...

nonmember avatar kay

I subscribe to an easier way of looking pretty good at all times. I follow a fairly healthy lifestyle, stay relatively fit and keep my hair and skin in good condition. I only groom and slightly fill in my eyebrows, a swipe of good quality lip gloss and I'm good for the day. I only step it up for nights out and other events. Bottom line, keep yourself looking good in your natural state and you won't have to really on all of that stuff to look good or feel better about yourself.

Michelle Barden

the writer didn't say she goes out in her pj's, hair all wild and makeup-less. she just said that that seems to be a lot of work. she easily could still have a much more simplified getting ready regimen. i never was the type to wear make up and what not, so to me, yeah that sounds way excessive but i do still look nice when i go out. nice clean stylish outfit, heels or boots, hair done up nice. doesn't take me too long and very little sitting in the mirror primping. 


but yeah, she's not a mom, so she doesn't need to primp like one. her new regimen is more natural and easy for her and probably for most single people who use makeup and get dolled up like she does. 

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