One question that I get asked all the time on Instagram is what I use for my daily make-up routine. Because so many of you were interested, I figured it was time to share! Now, full disclosure, I am no make-up artist! I feel like there are things I can do well, and other things that I totally suck at.
One of the things that was super hard for me was filling in my eyebrows. I couldn’t do it right so I ended up getting my eyebrows micro-bladed (check that out here). It was the best decision ever!
Now, on to my daily routine… on the days I get ready, I typically don’t spend more than 5-10 minutes on my makeup. I love being about to quickly apply and then get on with my day! Which means that I don’t do any crazy conturing, or really anything difficult.
I start with a good base – depending on my skin and the time of year, I will use different serums and lotions. Once I have my skin prepped, I then apply foundation.
I have tried so many different foundations! My skin is combination and super acne prone so I have to be careful with what I use. I have two different foundations that I love!
No7® Stay Perfect Foundation and NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation. For summer, I wear the No 7 in Warm Ivory. And when I am not so tan, I wear NYX Porcelain.
They have great buildable coverage so I can decide how much I need each day. And I love how easily they go on – plus they feel super light and don’t irritate my skin!
I love using this brush to apply my foundation.
After the foundation, I apply a finishing or bronzing powder. This really helps my makeup stay in place and control the shine.
Then I apply blush on my cheekbones. This blush is amazing. I feel like I have used it for forever and it last so long! I also think the color “In Love” is perfect for my skin tone – not too pink or too tan.
Finally, I work on my eyes. My favorite palette right now is this Pixi palette – the colors are gorgeous and stay on forever! And this eyeliner isn’t lying when it says “tattoo” it will stay on all day without moving! I typically only wear brown eyeliner because black looks way too stark on my eyes.
And since I wear fake eyelashes, there is no need for mascara – which is one less step in the morning! If you are wanting to try fake eyelashes, I can’t recommend Lashify enough! It takes me about 5 minutes to put them on myself and they will last about 4-6 days.
And finally, I will spray my face with a setting spray. I love this NYX one because it is so inexpensive but helps my makeup stay matte and in place all day!
And there you have it! My super simple daily makeup routine!