Daily Make Up Routine (Updated)

Ok, when I say “Daily Make Up Routine” I slightly lie. I definitely do not do this every day. I am lucky to be able to work from home 2-3 days a week depending on the week. But when I do go into work, this is my go-to look. When I am working from home, I brush my teeth, wash my face, put on lotion and done! =) I would do a blog on that… but you just read it. That was it!

Be warned that there’s are quite a bit of steps involved to put on my face in the morning. I mean give me a break… if I want to look like I got some sleep, I gotta spend a little bit of time to uh, as the makeup community calls it, “beat mah face.” Since this is my go-to look, I can do this in 15-17 minutes tops ;-).  That’s the fastest I can do it. Motherhood does not allow me more time most of the time because the kiddos always seem to know when I get up because they promptly call for me as I finish up “the look.”

Daily Make Up Routine

Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with any of the products I mention. I bought all of them with my own money because well… I’m not a big shot make up guru. I wish I were sometimes… then I see the real makeup gurus and I’m like “ohhhh it’s cuz I can’t do makeup like they do. Got it…” 

Ok, so always start with a clean face. Then I put some lotion on my face because one, it’s good for your face, and two, so my makeup won’t look cakey.  Here’s my face without make up, so fresh, so clean, all moisturized and all…


The first thing I do is put primer on. I use Lancome’s La Base Pro all over my face. Then I use Benefit’s Porefessional on the area around my nose, and my cheeks because giiiirrrllll, pores. Lately, like after 33 or something, my pores are like craters. So the primer helps make my face a little smoother. Trust me. It works.

I don’t really use foundation. Mainly because I do not have time to find my real shade plus I don’t really know how to find my real shade since my face is not the same color man. Like which part of my face do I match the shade to? I don’t know! So I use a tinted moisturizer =). It’s more forgiving even if you don’t get the exact shade because it’s not full coverage which means your face will still show through. I currently use Bare Minerals Tinted Moisturizer in “Natural 05” but I feel like it makes me look slightly yellow so I’m on a hunt for a different tinted moisturizer.

Ok! Still with me??? I put that all over my face and blend with the Beauty Blender. Then I take the Tarte Shape Tape (in Light Sand) where I need more coverage (as shown below – uhh still kind of all over my face… ha). Then I use the Beauty Blender to uhh blend it out and then I look pale as a ghost! Trust the process people… I then use Laura Mercier’s setting powder and use it to “set” under the eye to make sure the concealer doesn’t crease and make me wrinklier. Is that a word? eh…

To bring color back to my face, I use Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer to contour my face and nose and Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush to make my cheeks look alive. I use the bronzer and contour around my face and my cheeks. I start by my ears and down underneath my cheekbones. Then I use it on the sides of my forehead and on my jawline.  I also use to contour on the sides of my nose to make it look I have a nose. The blush will go right on the apple of my cheeks.

The next step is attacking my brows. I only started doing this this year. Brows apparently shape your face so I’ve been trying it for a couple of months. I use the L’Oréal Brow stylist. Following the shape of my brows, I line my brows with small strokes and then use the spooly to blend it out. I don’t really try to reshape my brows. I do not know how! So I just follow the natural shape of my brows :).

After that, the eyes.  With my fluffy eyeshadow brush I take some of the Hoola bronzer and put it all over my crease. Then I take Colourpop’s Semi Precious eyeshadow palette and use the shade  “celestial” and put it all over my lids with a flat shader brush. After that I take my fluffy eyeshadow brush again and blend out the edges. I then take a smaller eyeshadow brush and line my bottom lash line and highlight the inner corner of my eye with the same color as the lid and I also line the bottom lash line as well.

To finish the eye look, I use Emcosmetic’s Brush Tip Illustrative eyeliner and line just my top lid. Lastly, if I have time, I’ll take a highlighter brush and use Urban Decay’s Afterglow Highlighter and highlight above my cheekbones and slightly above my brows to give me an awake, dewy look. I like this highlighter because it’s subtle and not too in your face. Then for the lips, I use Revlon’s Matte Lip Balm in some mauvy color to finish off the whole look. To make my makeup last all day, I use Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray and spray it in a “T” and “X” motions across my face. That’s it! Done! Finito!

If I ever wake up early enough (once every 4 months or so ;-)), I’ll curl my hair and voila! Like a totally different person!

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed this step by step makeup routine! It’s a long one! But I promise it takes me 15 minutes (without the hair part) probably because I do it every day with the same colors and same exact steps. But even if it takes longer, I still would probably do this because it’s something for myself. For me, when my “face is on”, I feel a little more confident and prepared for the day because I took that extra time to myself to start my day.

What do you do to make yourself feel ready for your day?

Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the day!!

(all gifs are from giphy.com)