Saying that I do this every day, is very generous. I don’t wear makeup every day because, honestly, the laziness is very real in the morning. However, this is pretty easy to do, and I would totally do it every day if I wanted the whole “I woke up like this” look sans the 8 am alarm clock. I filmed a video that will be down below that you can check out if you want to see step by step what I do to achieve this look. I’m going to share with you why I like all the products that I use on an “everyday” basis because they are fricking AWESOME. Some have been favorites for a while, some are newbies, but they are loved and I want to share that with you.
Step One: Primer and Colour Correct
I love the Too Faced Hangover Primer, minus the fact that it smells like coconut (I hate coconuts). It is incredibly hydrating and is an awesome base for any type of makeup look. It also feels super light on the skin, which is an added bonus. It definitely does the job.
I wouldn’t usually use a color corrector, but when I discovered the First Aid Beauty Colour Correcting Cushion, I just knew it had to join the everyday makeup clan. This cushion has all the colors needed to color correct compressed into one compact. It leaves my skin looking super fresh and it really neutralizes my skin tone.
Step Two: Time to Conceal those Imperfections so it Looks like your Skin is always Lit.
I never realized how red my skin was until I filmed this makeup tutorial. I’m a literal tomato. Anyways, when it comes to an “everyday” makeup look for myself, I don’t like wearing foundation. If my skin is really all over the place, I’ll use a tinted moisturizer or CC cream, but typically I will just use a concealer. Right now, I am loving the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer in the shade, Crème Brule. This concealer is full coverage and blends like a dream. Although it is full coverage, it somehow looks natural which makes it perfect for my subtle, everyday makeup routine.
Step Three: Eyebrows- The Most Important Part, Duh.
I hate filling in my brows. I’ve been trying to grow them in for months because, in High School, I thought it was an awesome idea to over-wax them. So now here I am. Having an awkward stage again in my life, where my brows always look like they really need a wax and have no shape whatsoever. Anyways, lately for brows, I’ve been using the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil. The angled tip really helps get those oh-so-natural hairs you really want to achieve. The good thing about this pencil too is that you can easily wipe it away while your applying in case you make an oppsies so that’s a plus. And that oppsies moment happens way too much for me, so this pencil and my not-so-steady hand are a match made in heaven.
DON’T FORGET TO BRUSH THE PRODUCT THROUGH or else it doesn’t come off the most natural.
Also, setting your brows is an awesome idea so that they don’t come off by lunch time. I use the Givenchy Mr. Brow Groom, which is a clear brow gel that will literally make your brows not move from wherever direction you sweep the product towards.
Step Four: Bronze up the Skin and GLOW Girl
Back to the skin! It’s time to make it look like you stepped out of your house into the sun for a couple of hours. I love putting bronzer literally everywhere on my face, concentrating it on my cheekbones, forehead, and jawline, and OF COURSE bringing it down my neck so that I’m not two shades. I used the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in Milk Chocolate, which is a great shade for light skin tones.
Finally, I highlight. I know, you were probably waiting for that part. Everyone loves a good highlight. For highlighter, I used the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Golden Nude. When I first bought this, someone at Sephora told me I could use this as a setting powder but it has so much glitter in it that it was making me too glowy (yup that’s a thing). I like applying this highlighter with my index finger on the top of my cheekbones, and in the inner corner of my eyes just to open my eyes a bit more.
Step Five: Set your Face
This is a really important step in my makeup routine, no matter what look I’m going for. My skin has the tendency to get really oily throughout the day, especially in my T-Zone, so setting it with a powder is a MUST. Lately, I’ve been using the Sephora Collection Micro Smooth Baked Foundation Face Powder. I apply this all over my face, concentrating it on my T-Zone and then I throw that compact into my purse because I will DEFINITELY need a touch-up later. I, also, use a setting spray to keep everything matte throughout the day. I have been using the Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray. I just started using this, and so far, so good.
Step Six: Now, Let’s Focus on the Eyes
For an everyday look, I typically just put some eyeliner on my lash line and pop some mascara on. For this look, I decided to also add some bronzer to my lids just to put everything together. I used the same bronzer that I used on my face (Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in Milk Chocolate) and I ran this over my lid, concentrating at the crease. Using the same shade of bronzer for my eyes and face is important for me because I love how it keeps everything looking cohesive, and putting it on my eyes as well completes the look. For eyeliner, I used the ColourPop Crème Gel Liner in Swerve, which is a black shade. This liner is great because it’s creamy, super easy to apply and doesn’t transfer. For mascara, I used to YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara. I like this mascara a lot- it really gives my eyelashes the length I’m looking for and a lot of volume.
Step Seven: Finish the Look with a Simple Touch to the Lips
As much as I love the look of color on lips, I really hate wearing lip products. Typically, I just wear the Fresh Advanced Lip Therapy, as I use that as a chap stick all day, er day. On this specific day, I decided to spice it up a bit and use a lip liner. I used the Buxom Pump Line Lip Liner in the shade Stealth. I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS LIP LINER. It’s amazing because it feels like nothing is on your lips, it applies so easily and it lasts forever. I went for a more peachy nude on this specific day, and to top it off, I used the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Nude. This is pretty much a tinted version of the Advanced Lip Therapy, which I love so…it’s a win-win.
And there you have it! It seems like it’s a lot of steps for something you would wear on an everyday basis, but trust me when I say that when you’re doing this, it doesn’t take more than maybe 10 minutes.
I hope everyone is having an amazing day thus far! Comment down below if you’ve tried any of these products and if you liked them! Talk soon J