I don’t wear Makeup every single day because, lets be real, sometimes I’m lazy and just can’t be bothered. When I do wear makeup though, I like to have fun and tend to go a little extreme. Don’t get me wrong, I love a Smokey eye and a bold lip, but its not always the most appropriate thing for running errands or going to the doctor. For a long time, I’ve had two looks, nothing or everything. For a while this worked for me, but I decided that I wanted to find that in-between place, enough makeup to feel a little more put together and equipped to handle the world, while still looking fairly natural and understated. A makeup routine that I can just throw together when I’m in a hurry. So for the last little while I’ve been experimenting with products and looks in order to create my everyday makeup routine. So let’s stop the stalling and get into the look!
Step one: Primer Primer Primer!
My skin is fairly normal, I struggle with a little texture, but other than that I don’t tend to have too many problems. My nose though, oh my nose! Is insanely oily, like we’re talking oily in minutes, makeup refuses to stay on oily. So obviously, I’m a huge believer in multipriming, because I can’t use a mattifying primer all over my face, but if I don’t use a mattifying primer on my nose I’m so oily you could fry a banana on my face by the end of the day. On the rest of my face I like to use something a little more hydrating. Primer is defiantly part of my everyday routine.
My current favorite mattifying primer is the
DR BRANDT SKINCARE pores no more® pore refiner primer
and my favorite all over primer is the
TOO FACED Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
Step Two: BB Cream
I love me some foundation, but on a everyday basis I prefer a light weight BB cream. I’m extremely lucky to have found a skin care routine that takes care of my skin, but I also don’t worry if imperfections are showing on aneveryday basis, so I don’t worry about a lot of coverage on an everyday basis.
The BB cream I’ve been using everyday is the PIXI BY PETRA H2O Skin Tint – In Cream NOTE: I picked mine up at Shoppers Drug Mart (I’m Canadian) but I couldn’t find it online so I linked the actual Pixi website.
You can apply this with your hands, but I really like using the
E.L.F Ultimate Blending Brush to apply because its fast and easy to blend.
Step Three: Concealer!
I have dark under eye circles, so concealer is an important part of my everyday routine. On a daily basis I like something more lightweight, but still has coverage. I also look for something that I can apply with my fingers because ain’t nobody got time to mess with a beauty sponge when they’re in a hurry. To apply with my fingers, I just use the applicator to place products under my eyes and then I use my ring finger (it’s the gentlest for the under eye because it has the least strength of all your fingers) to tap and blend it in. My everyday concealer is the
Step Four: Powder!
On top of having an insanely oily nose, my under eyes also like to crease. Because of both of these things, powder is a non negotiable for my everyday. The Pixi Skin Tint tends to dry down matte, soI usually only powder my under eyes and my nose. My everyday powder however, is something that I picked up the last time I was in the Seattle, and Ihaven’t been able to find it in Canada. I picked mine up at a Walgreens in Seattle, but I did find it on Amazon.ca! So I’ll link that for all my Canadian people. BUT if you can pick it up in an American drug store I highly recommend that because its much cheaper than buying it on amazon.
My Current Favorite powder is the COTY AIRSPUN Loose Face Powder – in translucent
I use the
REALTECHNIQUES Powder Brush to apply it
Step Five: Blush!
I love blush, and it really does add good colour to the face. for everyday I like to use something “foolproof” i.e something lightly pigmented and, lately, I’ve been enjoyingpeachy tones. I like lightly pigmented because I don’t have to be super precise when I’m in a hurry, and I like peachy because I know it flatters my skin tone, and frankly, I like the way it looks.
I tend to change my blush out a little bit day to day, but the one I’m using the most right now is the TOO FACED Sweet Peach Papa Don’t Peach Blush
To apply this, I just use a large duo-fiber stippling brush. I have like three of them and I can’t for the life of me find any of them online, so I’m going to link one by the same brand as one of the ones that I have, but its not the exact one I use.But it’s the
BH COSMETICS Brush 9 – Duo-Fiber Stippling Brush Again, Not the exact one I use, but I feel like every brand makes one, so this was really just to show what I meant when I said “duo fiber stippling brush”.
Step Six: Highlighter!!!
Here’s where my everyday routine gets a little less “everyday”, because I love highlighter. In fact, I LIVE for highlighter. So clearly my everyday face is highlighted so you can see it from across the room. This is the product that I change up the most in my everyday look, but lately I have fallen head over heels for a specific one and I’ve been using it non stop.
To apply this, I’ve used a fan brush, but I find I get the best pigmentation and look with a tapered brush that I got in a set from BH COSMETICS. It’s the 125 brush from the BH COSMETICS 10 Piece Sculpt + Blend 2 Brush Set
Step Seven: Brows!
On an everyday basis I don’t go for a super bold brow, I tend to lean towards a feathery, natural look. With my everyday makeup look one of my goals is speed, in order to make doing my eyebrows more time efficient, I maximize on having a lot of natural brow hair and I just use a gel to darken and define my brows.
The product I’m currently using to do my brows is the BENEFIT COSMETICS Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – In 3
Step Eight: Mascara!
I’m one of those people that is Very particular about mascara. So when I find one I like, I tend to stick to it. Because I’m naturally blonde, my natural lashes or quite light, so I tend to go for a dark mascara that can define my lashes, while still adding volume and length. I like to avoid clumpy lashes, and I also can’t stand mascaras that cause “failure flakes” (a term coined by one of my best friends Meera C. check out her blog here: http://meerachampawat.com ). A mascara that can hold a curl is also a must!
The mascara I’ve been using, and loving is the
L’OREAL Lash Paradise Washable Mascara – In Blackest Black
Step Nine: Setting Spray!
Even when I’m in a hurry, I don’t like to skip out on setting spray. I feel like is melts all the powder into my skin, and the one I use gives me a dewy healthy glow. I also love setting spray because it really does help to lock makeup in if you use the right one.
The setting spray I use on a daily basis is the
FRESH Rose Floral Toner
Yes, technically its called a toner, but the product comes with a spray nozzle and the instructions say it doubles as a setting spray so that’s how I originally tried it, and I fell in love.
Step Ten: Last but Not Least, Lips!
Sometimes I’ll wear a liquid lip with this look, but mostly, I just throw on chap stick or a lip gloss on the bus because I ran out of time before I had to leave. On the days that I’m doing this look my lips probably need a break anyway. The problem is, I hate most lip glosses. Don’t know why, I just do. So when I finally found a formula I liked I stuck to it.
Pretty much the only lip gloss I actually wear (not the only one I own though) is the
NYX Butter Gloss – In Vanilla Cream Pie
it’s the perfect softly pigmented pink that just gives a healthy natural shine.
And there you have it! The everyday look of a makeup obsessed girl. If you want more in depth reviews on any of these products just let me know in a comment!
I wear makeup because it gives me that extra boost I need to get through the day sometimes, and I genuinely enjoy applying it, but if you feel good without any makeup, then don’t wear any! Do what makes you feel amazing, because you are amazing.