Jessie James Decker: Eric Loves to Weigh in on My Makeup

04/25/2014 at 12:51 PM ET

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Anyone that watches Eric & Jessie knows that Jessie James Decker is a whiz when it comes to doing her own makeup. The 26-year-old country star doesn’t need a glam squad to be camera ready. She does everything herself.

“If I wasn’t doing music I would be a makeup artist,” she tells PEOPLE. “I think the best tip I’ve ever learned is contouring with a really light concealer under the eye around the nose. And then powdering over it immediately. It makes it stay and gives it a natural look.”

Her footballer husband Eric Decker — who has been drafted to the New York Jets and will be moving his family from Nashville to the East Coast — definitely appreciates Jessie’s beauty. But he also has some strong feelings about some of her looks. “He likes a smoky eye. He hates when I over-line my lips, but I love to over-line lips. I like the way it looks on me.” (An FYI for avid Jessie fans: She also says she plans to pick back up her beauty makeup tutorials on YouTube.)

One of the most important steps in her beauty routine? Maintaining her perfectly-arched brows. “I was born with really thick, thick eyebrows. And would get made fun of, and in school people would laugh at me and make fun of my bushy brows. Now I love them. I tweeze them myself. I had them waxed one time and it made me break out so I never went back. I use Anastasia brow pencil and gel — and that’s how I keep the shape.”

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And while the new mom may never leaves the house without a full face of makeup — who could forget this photo of her fully glam in the delivery room — she likes to keep it clean and natural at home.

“I keep it very no-makeup whenever I’m home,” she shares. “I love to feel clean. Whenever I was touring and doing shows, the minute I was done I would immediately shower, take off all my makeup and put on my PJs. But of course I do love getting dolled up to go out.”

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Jessie also doesn’t rely on a stylist. When she’s heading to a red carpet event, she puts together the look on her own. “One of my favorite red carpet looks of all time was for 2012 CMT Music Awards. I was proud because I got this dress myself and did my own hair and makeup.”

She also steals stuff out of her 22-year-old sister Sydney’s wardrobe. “If we go out and we both like the same thing, we only buy one and just share it because we’re always in each other’s closets. That’s what happens when you live together.”

For now, Jessie is busy enjoying motherhood and promoting her new country album. “It’s been awesome. People have been so amazing and responsive. It just proves that fans are everything. I was just Tweeting and posting on Instagram. I wasn’t able to do a massive promotion for this album, I just had a baby. I honestly had to rely on social media, and the fact that it debuted No. 1 just by social [promotion] shows how great fans are.”

What do you think of Jessie’s beauty mantra? Do you want to see her do more makeup tutorials. Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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mrsmass on

If that’s what she considers “natural looking” i’d hate to see her with the overly made up look.

Denverpeet on

Her makeup always looks good……do some you tube tutorials Jessie!!!!!!!

kate on

she’s a singer??

Lisa on

Looks like she’s wearing a ton of makeup. It’s just not dark/bright colors.

SEM on

The only people who’d hire her to do their makeup are drag queens because it’s always caked on 2 inches thick! Seems like a sweet girl but she really needs to tone down the makeup, she’s young and doesn’t need all that slap on!

Confidential on

For such a young pretty women she wears way too much makeup. She’s gorgeous and for the most part is lounging at home with what looks like stage makeup.

Katie on

Why the hell are you people so judgemental? Who cares, she’s happy in her skin and does what she likes. She’s beautiful.

Tanya on

She does have lots of make up on her Jessie and Eric reality show.

JP on

She is beautiful…..love how she does her makeup.

Amanda_M87 on

Her makeup looks awful. Sorry but it does.

Guest on

Considering that picture obviously is from a photo shoot, it’s not all that unreasonable to assume she might be wearing more makeup than usual (as most celebs do). Also, who wouldn’t wear makeup at home if they had a camera crew filming them? I doubt anyone would want their “I just woke up make-up free face” shown on tv!

Amber on

She should become a makeup artist as soon as possible! There’s nothing special about her singing.

Football Girl on

Um, her husband was not “drafted to” the Jets. He signed with them. Not the same thing.

Me on

Saw her show. She is so obnoxious and constantly talks about her sex life. I can understand mentioning it every now and then but dang! She makes the Kartrashians look pure. Lets be honest the girl barely sings anymore, she’s busy getting busy. If she wasn’t a “singer” she wouldn’t be a make- up artist, she would be involved in making adult movies or a special toy store!

D on

Jeesh some of you are so darn judgmental. I think Jessie is absolutely gorgeous with or without makeup. I have a feeling some of you are just jealous and I hope she doesn’t read any of the comments on these articles. She also has a beautiful voice. I’m a big fan and honestly I don’t see what the big deal is about how much makeup you wear? People always comment about mine and it’s so annoying. It doesn’t look bad. The reason some of us wear more is because we enjoy it and it makes us feel dolled up. Sorry just had to put a nice comment up. :)

jerome on

“amazing” and “awesome.” If she weren’t a singer (wait, she is?) she would be an orator.

Tracy R on

I honestly didn’t know who she was until I started watching the show, but alot of the things ive seen Jess & Eric go through, they seem to take it all in stride and not let anything bother them too much! Also, Jess is gorgeous, YES, however ive seen episodes where she had no make-up on at all and she definitely lucked out in her side of the gene pool!

Eli on

I know who her husband is but not her. In this picture she looks like a trashy drag queen, which is fine and her prerogative…but she should not be held out as a makeup expert or teach others.

Krystal on

I love her make up! She’s absolutley gorgeous. Make YouTube tutorials Jessie!

Bella on

obviously for those of you saying how much makeup Jessie wears all the time & what not, you must’ve not watched her show. on many episodes it show Jessie in her sweats with no makeup on doing her thing at home. The picture here is from a photo shoot where of course she is dolled up a little more than usual. I’ve been in love with Jessie’s down to earth, laid back personality for years and I definitely consider her a role model and, from what I’ve seen, a loving mother and wife. Didn’t you ever learn “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. Take the negativity some where else.

Bre on

I think you are absolutely gorgeous! When I had seen your show for the first time, I immediately noticed the way you use lip liner and I loved that look and that is what lead me to watch the makeup tutorial!:) You are so down to earth and beautiful from the inside out:) I would love to watch more. I am a cosmetologist and I love to change things up and always be inspired. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Congrats on your adorable baby!:)

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