Okay, so today I’m sharing something I get asked a lot: my everyday makeup. It takes me 10 minutes each morning, and it makes it so that I feel somewhat put together while I’m dropping Sam off at preschool, going on play dates, grabbing coffee with friends and running errands. This is what I wear 90% of my days. It makes it so that I feel my best, because I like to look good but I don’t have a lot of time to put on a ton of makeup each day (obviously). Mom life doesn’t allow that. And that’s fine! It’s to be expected!
So here’s an easy everyday makeup look- so people don’t have to question how much sleep you might have gotten last night (answer: not much) or how much dry shampoo is in your hair (answer: a lot).
STEP ONE: CLEANSE
Obviously, gotta start with washing your face and adding hydration! I am a big fan of Tula products, and use the cleanser both day and night, followed by moisturizer (I switch between Tula and First Aid Beauty) and then I apply Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream as a primer, or in place of my moisturizer.
STEP TWO: FACE
After moisturizing, I apply my fave cc cream (I’ve tried a few and this one’s the best!) with a brush, then concealer to cover any dark circles (#momlife) very lightly with my ring finger (dabbing, never ever rubbing!).
STEP THREE: ADD COLOR
Then with a fat brush, I suck in the cheeks (fish face!) and apply some bronzer (I loooove the bronzer in this palette– so natural and not at all orangey!). I also love this bronzer by elf! I apply the bronzer in a “3” shape, starting at the temple and then sweeping into the cheekbones and down the jaw- I also brush some around the hairline. You know, “contouring” or whatever. I just kinda wing it. It’s whatever. Then follow that up with a little blush lightly brushed onto the apples of the cheeks!
STEP FOUR: EYES
My favorite part, always. For the daytime and my everyday look, I like to keep it as natural as possible. Sometimes I’ll do no eyeshadow, or just a nude shadow (my favorite from the Urban Decay Naked Basics2 palette), but my current favorite is to do just one eyeshadow all over the lid in a shimmery bronze or rose gold color. I’m obsessed with Urban Decay “Blaze” and “Half Baked” (and clearly need to get a new pot, since mine is broken and almost gone ha! Just a testament to how much I love it!) and I love Tarte eyeshadows, especially this Tartelette Tease palette. I’m kind of an eyeshadow junkie, just give me alllll of the eyeshadows! Then I apply a few coats of It Cosmetics Superhero mascara (or Lancome Hypnose– my other absolute favorite!) and fill in my brows with Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz pencil in medium brown. I love the pencil more than the pomade for every day, as I find it to be more natural.
For lips, it’s chapstick all the way, baby. EOS is my fave. Easy, peasy, done.
I’ll be filming a video tutorial coming to my Youtube channel soon!!! Promise! For all you visual learners out there, I got you. Just bear with me. ;)
What are some products you swear by? Any holy grails I’m missing? I’m always wanting to try out new products!
Thanks for your beauty routine , I will definitely have to try out the IT CC cream. I also love Urban Decay’s eye shadows too!
Loooove that cc cream too, it’s the best!
Also I’ve been using elfs eyebrow pencil at it honestly works SO great and is only $2!!!! Even just getting one to keep in your purse or something is like, an no brainer! But I will say I haven’t tried brow wiz so I can’t really compare the two! Love your make up look and that beautiful face of yours! And I recently started using the Tula cleanser too, love!!
So pretty too! I love burts bees bebe creme!
Just love how real and natural beauty you are. Will definitely be trying this makeup routine
Could you share which eye shadow you have on in the last photo? Looks great on you! Thanks!
Yes of course!! It’s Urban Decay “Blaze” which I unfortunately can’t find anywhere anymore… I think it’s discontinuted :( Looks like “Midnight Cowgirl” and “X” are similar shades (here!)
I’ve been using the L’oreal Paris Voluminous mascara and I’m telling you – It’s the mascara to beat all mascaras. It’s also less than $6 at Target. UN-FREAKIN-REAL. I know.
I’m a huge high-end makeup snob. And this mascara is my ish. I never buy anything else.
If you’re into brows, I’m a huuuuge fan of the it cosmetics brow power pencil! User friendly, super natural, and I love it!
I 100% agree with you about that blush, I’ve been using it exclusively for years, ever since I saw it featured on here ages ago!
My fave bronzer (pricey, but worth it. It also lasts forever!!) is the too faced chocolate soleil. Smells like chocolate and it’s the perfect shade of brown! Never orange, always lovely.
Lastly, if you like setting spray (I wear it for events – like sorority recruitment when I have to make a full face of heavy makeup last for hours on hours in the hot california sun) I love the nyx setting spray. I always use the dewy finish, it’ not too “shiny,” but very natural. I live and work in DC this summer and it’s an every day product here, to help my makeup survive the humidity. It’s a total winner and pretty inexpensive ($8? I think?) for a bottle that lasts me months.
Okay, okay, I’ve gone on enough! These are my holy grails, loved reading about yours!!
I love Estée Lauder double wear and too faced hangover primer . CC cream is my summer foundation love that stuff .
Can I ask what color nail polish you are wearing in this pic?
It’s Essie “Fiji”– my all time favorite!!
I also love it Cosmetics CC cream and being a redhead the SPF 50 is greatly appreciated… however, I recently purchased the Tarte stick foundation and shape tape concealer and they are awesome, great coverage and light…I am an eyeshadow palette junkie, Too Faced makes great palettes and of Tarte!!! I have loved makeup since I was a little girl!!!
Our routines are very similar! I also use one color eyeshadow all over for a more natural look, I use TheBalm eyeshadow I got in my Ipsy bag & swear by it! I get so many compliments about how it makes my eyes stand out. Also urban decay all nighter setting spray is amazing! I’ve also been sucked in the face sheet masks. It took some getting used to but they really work!
This is too perfect! What color of the It cosmetics CC cream do you use?!
Thank you! The color I use is light.
Hi! What color/shade do you use for the IT Cosmetics CC Cream?!
I use light! :)