My Everyday Makeup Routine

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Being a makeup artist, I’ve often experimented on my day-to-day makeup routine. One day I’d go neutral, next I would be wild and crazy. But now that I have a full-time job and like to get my fitness on at 5:30am before work, I’ve had to time my full face makeup from 30 minutes plus down to 15 minutes at the most.

I figured I’d show you guys my step-by-step makeup routine so you can see that looking put together doesn’t have to take a long time! Also I will highlight the beauty products that are near and dear to my heart.

First let’s start off with my bare face with just moisturizer…yikes, can’t believe I’m putting this on the internet:

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After moisturizer, I prime my face with Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Cream and use my all time favorite Makeup Forever HD Foundation…seriously, this stuff is magical. I then top my foundation with Makeup Forever HD Invisible Powder.

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Next, I use my trusty Urban Decay Naked2 palette, the colors are totally gorgeous and great for super neutral or smoky eye looks. I always do a sassy cat eyeliner with the greatest gel eyeliner out there, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. I always use gel eyeliner, I feel that it’s a lot easier to handle than liquid liner in a tube, plus it stays put all day. I use an angled brush to get a straight, sharp line. My favorite mascara is Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express…always waterproof! I feel that it holds my eyelash curl better.

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Now, let me just tell you how IMPORTANT eyebrows are. Have you ever seen those pictures online where people Photoshop out eyebrows on celebrity photos? Yeah, it makes a huge difference. Look at my picture before eyebrows above? And with eyebrows below! My favorite product for eyebrows is Benefit Brow Zings…it includes the brow powder, plus a colored wax to hold your eyebrows in place.

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And lastly I use my favorite bronzer to contour my cheekbones and my forehead, NARS Laguna is the perfect color for me. Sometimes I use MAC Blush in Pinch O’ Peach on the apples of my cheeks. I then finish it off with a little bit of highlighter; I’m now using my new favorite product mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes.

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And there you have it! My everyday makeup routine in 15 minutes flat.

Do you use some of the products that I’ve mentioned? How long does it take you to do your makeup in the mornings?

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8 thoughts on “My Everyday Makeup Routine

  1. It normally takes my 5-to-20minuets depending on the morning/pm before i head off to work. I haven’t tried any of the BB creams yet…are they worth it? Also I’ve often wondered about the gel eyeliners.. they really work?! i’m always afraid that they will come out looking to dark/heavy for my liking…also filling in my brows (there mad ugly!!!)… but yours look amazing here the way you’ve done them! I’m just worried that mine might look funny if i tried the same thing. Is there a lighter, maybe less noticeable way to fill them in that really works? (sorry for all the questions! lol) 😉

    1. This is the first BB cream that I’ve used, and I absolutely love it! I really like the fact that it has SPF in it, but I just wish that it was a little bit more moisturizing. That’s why I use a separate moisturizer.
      Gel eyeliners are amazing!!! The MAC one that I use stays on all day and doesn’t rub or sweat off, even in extreme heat. I highly recommend it. I like that I can control exactly how much or how little of the eyeliner that I put on my brush.
      You could use a light eyebrow pencil, although I really don’t like using pencils. They can look fake or too drastic if they aren’t applied correctly. That’s why I really like using eyebrow powder and an angled brush. The powder lightly fills in your brows without looking fake. Just make sure that you are using a powder that matches your hair coloring. Too light or dark and it could look bizarre lol

      1. Thanks! I think i’m gonna’ experiment with both the gel eyeliner and the BB cream! .They sound great! And as far as the brows 😉 i’m going to be on the look-out for the powder…it must be worth it for me to at least try it sometime and see if i like it better than the pencils which are rather unpleasant to deal with!

  2. The Brow Zings is my fave!! I use it daily and have no idea what people are doing when they don’t fill in their brows. One of my friends has tiny little baby caterpillar brows and I just want to get at them… alas. ANYWAYS haha. I also love Pinch O Peach! This summer I’ve been loving the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and I think I’m going to try her Silk Creme foundation come winter… we shall see! PS. Have you tried/do you want to try the Benefit 15 hour primer stick thing? I’ve heard mixed reviews but some people are obsessed.

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