Applying makeup is something I do every day, and today I am going to be sharing my simple 10 minute makeup routine with you! I don’t feel guilty saying that I’ve never left the house without at least SOME makeup on. It’s just necessary.
Being a stay at home mom, some days aren’t really, eventful. I’ll do morning drop off for my 5 year old Allie, then errands/playdates with my 2 year old, Ashley…and then to the parent pick up line to get Allie. That’s pretty much what Monday-Friday looks like for me. No dramatic wing liner needed. Haha.
Since I have Ashley with me every morning, I gotta hurry with the shower/makeup/hair situation, so here’s what I do!
I don’t use primer everyday- I usually just apply moisturizer and then go right in with foundation. I LOVE this L’Oréal Infallible Pro Glow. Gives a solid medium coverage, but is buildable. I love the glowy finish it gives to the skin. I have a full review here for it if you’re interested.
For undereye concealer, I like this Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer in Meringue. It has a pinky tone to it, so it corrects my dark circles, and it doesn’t crease. I don’t use concealer anywhere else, and I didn’t set my face with powder.
I’ve been using this ELF Contouring Palette a ton lately. This is such a great value and has really nice pigment. It has two shades of bronzer that I like to use – today I am just using the lighter shade on the perimeter of my face and a little underneath my cheekbones. Both shades are matte, and don’t come off orangey.
For blush, I used a matte pale pink color, this is Wisteria from the Becca Blushed With Light Palette. This color gives a nice natural flush. I did go in with a teeny bit of this Hourglass Ambient Strobing Powder in Incandescent just on the tops of my cheekbones, a tiny bit on the tip of my nose, and in the inner corners of my eyes. Gotta have the glow.
Eyebrows are one of the most important parts for me, so I never skip that! I used my Chanel Brow Powder Duo in Brun, mixed the two colors together, and applied them with a small angled brush.
When I’m doing everyday makeup, I don’t really try with eyeshadow, I tend to just do a wash of color or put something in the crease. Today I’m just taking Satin Taupe by MAC and just applying it to the lid and blending it out. This is just a frosty taupe color.
I’m also taking just a teeny bit of UD 24/7 pencil liner in Perversion and thickening up my top lash line with it. I just get the pencil as close as I can to the lashes and draw a small line. This makes my eyes look wider. I am careful not to get this in the inner corners of my eyes, because that makes them smaller, and I’m going for big, bright eyes.
Gotta apply some mascara, so I’m using the UD Perversion Mascara, which I’ve recently rediscovered (why did I stop using this???) it makes my lashes so thick and full.
Lastly, I have to have something on my lips. Today I am using my favorite – Essence Lipstick in Natural Beauty. Just the perfect, hydrating, everyday pink neutral color.
That’s it! Here is the finished product! Easy and natural. Perfect for everyday.
Thanks for reading! xx