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24 Aug

my every day makeup routine.

this has been a highly requested post for some time, and today i’m super excited to share with you my every day makeup routine! i’m one of those people who finds a product that works for me and uses it for years. i don’t test out new products very often, unless multiple people i know well rave about them to me. that being said, my makeup routine is not complicated and takes me seven minutes tops {thanks eyelash extensions!}. i’m a no fuss girl when it comes to makeup! i mostly aim for a clear complexion and just want my makeup to look natural, while also giving me a boost. that being said, let’s get started! scroll down to view my steps and each product i love!

i of course always start my routine with a clean and moisturized  face! it’s so important to have a clean slate to start out with.

first, i apply my Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in Y225 with a pink Beauty Blender. i’ve been using this foundation for three years and absolutely love it. it’s pricey, but well worth it and a little goes a long way. it’s full coverage but without making your face look cakey. the Beauty Blender is my favorite way to apply foundation because it gives it such a blendable and smooth finish.

next, i apply my NYX Studio Finishing translucent powder with a large powder brush. this powder helps to set the foundation and creates a more matte look. i buy mine from Target usually! i’ve heard makeup artists compare the NYX Studio Finishing translucent powder to the pricey Make Up For Ever one and say it’s just as good. #win

after that, i apply my Nars bronzer in Laguna with another large powder brush, mostly in my t-zone area. i then use my blush brush to apply my Nars blush in Orgasm to the apples of my cheeks. i’m obsessed with this color blush and have used it for years!

after that, i use my Clinque sculpting contour Chubby Stick to begin contouring! i use my blending brush to blend it {normally used for liquid foundation}. i don’t contour too much, focusing on the sides of my nose, the bottom of my lip, and underneath where i applied my blush on my cheeks. after blending my contour, i use a highlighter around my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, on the top of my lip, and above where i applied my blush. i switch off between using the Glossier Haloscope highlighter in Quartz and the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator. both are so pretty, creamy, and blendable!

i have eyelash extensions, but on days i want to make my eyes pop i use Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara on my bottom lashes. i add the Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in Onyx to my lower waterline and voila, my makeup is done! lastly, i spray Supergoop setting mist {it has SPF 50 in it!} to my face and add on a swipe of my favorite lipstick.

i do have microbladed eyebrows, and i just recently i started using a few products to lightly fill them in. it’s been about 7 months since i last had my eyebrows done, and since i never went back for the touchup {my girl is in AZ}, it’s super easy for me to add a little bit of fill to the front of my eyebrows. i’ve been using Benefit Gimme Brow Volume Fiber Gel in Medium and Benefit ka-BROW! Cream Gel in 03 Medium.

i don’t actually ever wear eyeshadow anymore unless it’s for a formal event. eyeshadow can be very harsh on eyelash extensions {applying/removing}, so i’ve just gotten out of the habit of wearing it. i do love a smoky eye for a birthday dinner or Christmas card photos, but it’s truly rare to see me wearing it.

below are all of the products i use on a daily basis! like i mentioned before, my routine is simple and quick. i’m no expert, but i’ve found what works for me and love every single product. hope you loved this post! all products are linked down below for you. xx
floral robe

my makeup:
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in Y225
pink Beauty Blender
NYX Studio Finishing translucent powder
large powder brush
Nars bronzer in Laguna
Nars blush in Orgasm {for a pink blush, i love Nar’s Geity!}
blush brush
Clinque sculpting contour Chubby Stick
blending brush for contour
Glossier Haloscope highlighter in Quartz
Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator
Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara {i use it for bottom lashes since i have eyelash extensions}
Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in Onyx Waterproof
Supergoop setting mist

recently started using a few products for my brows {not pictured}:
Benefit Gimme Brow Volume Fiber Gel in Medium
Benefit ka-BROW! Cream Gel in 03 Medium

photos by Shannon Righetti