Since I have been doing the same everyday makeup routine for quite a while, I figured I would show you guys my step-by-step routine! This post is lengthy because I included pictures, but no it does not take THAT long to get ready.
I’m not going to talk about the brushes I use, but if you want to know check out my holy grail brushes post!
So, I wanted to start by talking about skincare, because skincare is so important to me. You can’t have a smooth makeup application without a clean and moisturized face! In my skincare routine post, I mentioned the Burt’s Bees facial cleanser and how much I love it. That is still my daytime cleanser, but I’ve switched up my other daytime products.
In the morning, I’ll clean my face with my Burt’s Bees cleanser and then follow up with this Tula day and night cream and then use the multi spectrum eye renewal serum. This combination has been amazing for my skin and my makeup application!
The next step is to dampen my real techniques sponge and get to work! I start out with my eyes, because I find that this is the easiest way to ensure that my foundation won’t get messed up.
Because I want to use up makeup that I’ve had sitting around for a while, I have been using my LA Girl Pro Concealer in the shade Porcelain to prime my eyes.
I blend that out with my beauty sponge and then I like to set it with a matte cream shade close to my skin tone. On an everyday basis, I typically reach for my Aspyn Ovard x Tarte eyeshadow palette, which unfortunately is no longer in stock, but the Tarte Toasted palette is my #2!
I put ‘Married Life’ all over my eye and then dip my big fluffy crease brush into ‘Santorini Sands’ and ‘High School Sweatheart.’ I just buff these back and forth all over my crease, not really caring if I’m precise or not.
This is what my eyes look like after I apply those two shades. It is a nice wash of color and nothing too intense. Next, I add the shade ‘Tea Time’ in my crease with a more precise brush to deepen it up.
This is my crease after I apply ‘Tea Time.’ I know it doesn’t look much different than the picture above, but it is trust me, and once I add a darker shade to the outer corner and a liner the whole look will come together! I promise!
Now, you can totally keep your eye look like this and not go deeper, but I am just used to having a bit of a darker eye and I feel blank if I don’t. So now I add the shade ‘Road Trip’ to the outer V to deepen up the look.
Now I like to take a dark chocolate brown shade from my Tartlette Toasted palette called ‘Fireside’ and use that as a liner. Using an eyeshadow is just a foolproof way of getting a clean liner. I don’t really have to think about it when I do it because eyeshadow is so forgiving that if I mess up, it isn’t the end of the world.
Once I have my liner done, I move on to my face and then after my complexion is done, I finish with mascara.
I cannot rave enough about this foundation. If you want to read my thoughts about it and whether or not you should try it out, read my Pick Up or Pass post!
Okay, let’s keep it moving 🙂
Next up is concealer! Everyday, I’ve been using my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in the shade Fair. I like to put my concealer under my eye (duh), down the bridge of my nose, a little on my chin and a little on the center of my forehead.
Time to set the concealer with translucent powder. I mentioned that I was starting to use the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder in a previous post and so far I really like it! I use that to set my concealer and then lightly dust a layer over my face to set my foundation. I do this so I don’t get patchy areas when I add my bronzer and blush later on.
After everything is set, I add my bronzer, blush and highlight! The bronzer and highlight that I use everyday is linked in my holy grail makeup post!
Once my base is all finished, I move on to brows!
Next, I add Gimme Brow in the shade 1, which is suitable for a cool light blonde brow. This stuff is great to set the brows in place, which I NEED because I have some crazy brow hairs, but it is also great for lightening up your brow a bit and giving it a more natural look. When using this product, you need to backcomb your brows so the product covers up blank spots and fills in sparse areas and then brush it as you normally would and you’ll be good to go!
After brows are done, I curl my lashes, add mascara and then highlight my brow bone and inner corner.
If you are in need of some good mascaras, check out my previous post all about my top 5 favorite mascaras.
So there we have it!
Thank you for (virtually) getting ready with me! I hope you enjoyed this, and let me know below if you use any of the products I mentioned, or tell me what your go-to products are for everyday!!
See ya on Sunday!