Daily Makeup Routine

When's the last time I shared some makeup on the blog? I find I only feel the need to share new products, rather than what I actually use day in and day out. Today I'm sharing the products I've used for months/years and I constantly grab when I have to quickly put on a face - class, work, etc. These are the items I use because I know they'll work and last all day.


I always start my routine with my Nivea Shave Balm - I know it's a men's product, but the amount of glycerin in it makes it an excellent primer. After that I use my Beauty Blender to blend in my favorite drugstore foundation, L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte (I'm shade 102 for reference).

After blending in my foundation I assess my skin and if I need more coverage, I'll use Glossier's Stretch concealer in Medium. I use a concealer brush initially, then blend it with my Beauty Blender.

I set my face with Airspun powder from Coty, then go in with my Sephora Bronzer in Los Cabos to bring more color into my face (I've used this since high school!). I've been obsessed with the Tarte blush in Party (came in the Sephora birthday gift this year) so I use that on the apples of my cheeks. After all this, I use a clean fluffy brush and blend it all in to make sure there's no harsh lines. Depending on the occasion, I'll then go in with Becca highlight in Champagne Pop. I put this on my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, brow bone, and cupid's bow.
After finishing my face, I spritz any setting spray I have (currently using the Rosewater + Glycerin spray).


I start with my eyebrows buy brushing them with a spooly brush and using the Anastasia Brow Definer in Medium Brown. I like this pencil because it's really thick but tapered, and I don't necessarily need a ton of filling in, so this makes it super fast and easy. I blend the product through my brows then go in with Anastasia Clear Brow gel. If I don't even want to fill in my brows, I use the Glossier Boy Brow in Brown for some definition and color.

Day to day I typically don't apply eyeshadow or eyeliner, unless I truly have enough time and want to make the extra effort. But everyday I use two mascaras - one voluminous and one waterproof. My favorite mascara currently is the Lash Paradise by L'Oreal (amazing dupe for the Better Than Sex one by Too Faced). For waterproof mascara, I don't have a preference, I just use whatever I have. This one is the Maybelline Falsies. I use waterproof over top of my normal mascara because I usually get a bad case of panda eyes by the end of the day if I don't.


Everyday I always use a chapstick if I have time or not, because having hydrated lips is a must. This Blistex chapstick is my favorite and lasts a long time (I have one in pretty much every bag I use). For some added jazz, I'll wear the Glam Glow lip plumper. To look less washed out, I like to add a lip liner to define my lips, then I blend it in to make it look natural. I love this Chanel one in 34 Natural, and my mom just handed-me-down this M.A.C. Spice one, but if liner is too much work I dab a little of this Revlon lipstick in Fig Jam and blend it in with my finger. I find adding just a touch of natural color makes me look less dead :-)

What're your favorite everyday makeup products? 

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