Everyday Makeup Routine

This was another highly requested post! I am certainly no expert when it comes to makeup, but I have found a simple routine that fits in my busy mom life schedule. With a few simple additions, this look can be taken from a day look to night out. So now, I am going to dish all of my holy grail, wear everyday products for y’all.

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1) Primer

I’ve tried a TON, but this one is the only one that I could tell a difference with. I snagged it 1/2 off during the 21 Days of Beauty sale at Ulta. However, I do believe that it’s worth the full price! You just need to use the smallest amount. My tube is still going strong and I have had it for at least a year.

2) Foundation

I got this drugstore foundation for Christmas and have been using everyday since! I absolutely love it and can’t believe it’s under $10! It also contains a small amount of sunscreen which is always a plus in my book. My absolute favorite “splurge” foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear. I only wear that one for special occasions to make the bottle last longer! I apply both of these foundations with a dampened beauty blender.

3) Concealer

I actually have a few favorites that I switch between. I love the Maybelline Age Rewind for a more natural finish (this is what I wear everyday). For special events, I love Tarte Shape Tape or it’s more affordable dupe- L’oreal Infallible Full Wear concealer. I apply this with the same dampened beauty blender I used for my foundation.

4) Optional: Contour

This is not an everyday step for me. I save this for special occasions to add some extra “oomph”! I LOVE this highlight/contour stick by NYX. It’s only $12 at all your major grocery stores! Key point is to blend, blend, blend!

5) Setting/Baking

I have tried several, but right now I am loving Koty Airspun translucent powder. It’s only $6 at Target for a large container!

6) Bronzer

When I don’t contour, I still use bronzer to bring color to my face. My favorite drugstore bronzer is this one by Physicians Formula. As far as high end bronzers go, I love this one by Benefit! I apply it with this Elf brush (under $5 on Amazon).

7) Blush

This Milani blush is the only one I ever use! It is the most universally flattering color and goes with everything. I love the glow it gives. I like to use this brush for applying blush.

8) Eyebrows

I use this eyebrow pencil in shade “Medium Brown” to fill in any sparse areas in my brows! For more natural “no-makeup” days, I like to just use a tinted brow gel. This one is my favorite and very affordable at under $3.

9) Eyeshadow

A little thing I’ve been doing for the longest time- just use your bronzer! Seriously, just apply your bronzer to the crease of your eye and blend out. You can apply and build the color as little or as much as you want. It makes such a difference and just takes a minute. For night time, you can also bring some down to your lower lash line for a smokier effect. As far as my favorite actual eyeshadow palette, it’s definitely this one by Tarte! All the colors are universally flattering and versatile. I’m also going to link my favorite eyeshadow brushes below if you’re needing some new ones.

10) Setting Spray

Spray this all over your face to really lock down your makeup look for the day. I like to do this before my mascara so it doesn’t smear. This spray from NYX is the one I use and it’s the best!

11) Mascara

I swear by this eyelash primer from Lancome. You can use any mascara you want, but you NEED this stuff in your life. It makes such a difference in the look of your eyelashes. It also contains conditioning ingredients to promote the growth of your natural lashes. Apply it first and let dry for about 30 seconds. Next, apply a couple coats of your mascara. I will link a few of my faves that I switch between.

And that’s it! Nothing super fancy to it at all. This whole routine only takes me about 10 minutes to do in the mornings (minus the constant toddler interruptions of course). What are some of your makeup or beauty faves? Anything I need to try? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear!