We all want an everyday makeup routine that works for you more than you work for it. You want the high expense of beauty products to never let you down. When it comes to your skincare beauty routine for a girl on the go, this is my favorite. And one I’ve been doing for YEARSSS ~ and here it is for y’all.
Step 1: Step the base
For your base, I like to have something light, airy, and perfect for day and night looks. This is what I love to use:
- Primer: I’ve been using this ever since I moved to Austin. The heat can really boost your oil game. This product helps me try and mask that as much as possible.
- CC cream: Been using this product for longer than I can remember. Every once and a while I will stray away from it and come back~ it’s my holy grail.
- Concealer: I’ve been using this for the last ~ 3 years and yet I’ve only had to purchase two (insane). It’s perfect for greasy faces like my own and it enlightens my under eyes perfectly!
- Powder: This cuts the oil a little more. I will apply this over the concealer I place under my eyes and around the rest of my t-zone.
- Beauty blender: I use this knock off one from Ulta and love it. I like to use a damp beauty blender to seamlessly apply my base. I will even go over my powder sometimes to help smooth everything together.
Step 2: Add some color
Now to spruce things up, I add color. And by color, I mean bronzer, blush, and highlighter. Here’s how:
- Bronzer: I like to apply my bronzer under my cheekbones, above my eyebrows, and under my chin. You’re most likely to Youtube how to bronzer your face for a quick tutorial!
- Blush: Like most, I apply these to the apples of my cheeks and right above my eyebrows (ever so slightly).
- Highlighter: For the topper, I like to apply this to the high points of my face. The top of my cheekbones, top of my nose, lips, and eyebrows. If any of these come off too heavy, I will use my beauty blender to smooth things out.
- All my fav face brushes: Back when I was in college I went to Ulta and bought like everything they had of these brushes. I’ve still been using them and I’m 23 ~ definitely worth it!
Step 3: Touch up your eyebrows (if you choose)
Honestly, I really don’t have that great of eyebrows, like at all. My eyebrows are so thin you can barely see them without me doing them. And this is how I do them:
- Brow gel: This brow gel is the best brow product I’ve ever used. I’ve only bought one and I wouldn’t even be able to say that I’m halfway done with it. This will last you years!
- Brow mascara: To top them off and make them look a little more seamless, I top it off with a brow mascara. These are the only two products that make up my brows.
- My eyebrow brush: I would suggest using a super-fine brow brush like this one. Again, this is the only one I will use because it’s super precise to carve out the brows.
Step 4: On to the eyes
This is where everything comes together ~ the eyes. There are many different ways you could go about this, so I share a few of my favorite routes.
- Eyeshadow primer: I rarely use eyeshadow, but when I do, I will just use my bronzer. It’s super simple and easy to create with a perfect base. This one works perfect for my greasy lids.
- Eyeshadow base: To make everything blend together perfectly, I like to add a skin tone base to my eyeshadow. I used the light pinkish color in my fav eyeshadow palette below.
- Eyeshadow color: As I said, I like to use my bronzer. But when I want something a little extra, I will use this Tarte eyeshadow palette that I’ve had for years.
- Mascara primer: A mascara primer really builds your lash volume. I apply this right before I use my mascara.
- Mascara: I’ve been using this for as long as I can remember as well. I’ll apply two coats of this right after I apply one coat of my mascara primer. Perfect for every day!
- Lashes: When I want to go above and beyond on my makeup for special occasions, I will apply lashes. Wispies are my favorite go-to’s.
- Lash Glue: I prefer to use a dark-colored lash glue. I personally don’t like to apply eyeliner all the time, so the glue acts like one.
- Tweezers: I have to use tweezers to apply my lashes perfectly. These are great for other uses including plucking your eyebrows.
Step 5: Set your masterpiece
Now, you don’t want your work to go to waste. I set mine to ensure it sticks throughout the day. To do that I’ve been testing out a new product:
- Setting spray: The Morphe setting spray. I just picked this up not too long ago, but it seems promising. I’ve heard a lot of great things and like it myself, but it’s too early for me to form my own opinion.
This routine I’ve had has lasted me years and I don’t know when, or if I’ll ever switch it up. I hope in some way it worksd for y’all as well!