Today I am going to talk about my everyday makeup routine!!
I first started wearing makeup when I was in Grade 11 and I actually had no idea how to properly apply it and what products were best for my skin…but makeup is all about experimentation! It’s an art form and you can be open to trying out new things and being okay if something that someone loves doesn’t work out for your skin. Of course, no one HAS to wear makeup! We are all beautiful with or without it. But personally speaking, makeup has become my passion. I love watching YouTube tutorials and reading blogs about how others do their makeup.
I am by no means an actual makeup artist, but I thought you would be interested in learning about what my everyday makeup routine looks like.
NOTE: I used to use a lot of drugstore makeup when I was in high school but I have always had acne prone skin and I felt that some (not all) drugstore makeup was just not working for me. However, please keep in mind that this was MY skin and drugstore makeup could work very well on YOUR skin so please do not dismiss that as an option because drugstore makeup is very affordable and I know so many people who look absolutely FLAWLESS with their drugstore makeup! I, however, mostly buy my products from Sephora.
*My skin type is oily/combination skin & my skin tone is tanned with golden undertones
*Assuming you have cleansed, toned and moisturized your skin…
Step 1: Apply Primer: I have to be honest here and say that I am guilty of not applying primer EVERYDAY but it is recommended because it creates a smooth canvas for your foundation as well as a layer between your skin and foundation which prevents your makeup from clogging your pores. The one I use most often is the BECCA EVER-MATTE PORELESS PRIMER. This great for people who have oily skin.
Step 2: Apply Foundation: My all time love is the TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION (shade: light beige). This is a great foundation for all skin types. It feels light on the skin and it is oil free. I apply this with my BEAUTY BLENDER that I purchased from Sephora (the beauty blender is very expensive, so don’t hesitate to buy dupes for them at the drugstore).
Step 3: Correct and Conceal: My foundation is full coverage and I thankfully do not have any major breakouts, so I skip spot concealing and go straight to correcting and concealing my under eyes. I struggle with dark circles so in order to cover them up I correct with the BENEFIT ERASE PASTE BRIGHTENING CONCEALER (shade: deep) and I apply this with just my fingers. I then conceal with the BENEFIT BOI-ING INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH Concealer (shade: medium). I use the SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO AIRBRUSH CONCEALER BRUSH #57 to apply.
Step 4: Powder Face: I powder my face using the RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER (shade: transparent). This is a great drugstore product that works well for me and does a good job with setting my makeup. I apply this using my WET N WILD POWDER BRUSH.
Step 5: Bronze: I love bronzing because it’s a quick way to help give your face dimension after applying foundation. My all time favourite is the TOO FACED CHOCOLATE SOLEIL BRONZER (shade: chocolate). It is a beautiful matte bronzer and it smells like chocolate because it’s actually made with cocoa-powder which is great for your skin! I apply this with the QUO BRONZING POWDER brush from Shoppers Drug Mart.
Step 6: Apply Blush: Currently I use the TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR BLUSH (shade: paaarty). It’s a beautiful pink shade and looks lovely on the skin. I apply this using my REAL TECHNIQUES POWDER BRUSH.
Step 7: Apply Highlighter: I love the TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-HOUR HIGHLIGHTER (shade: exposed) because it’s a beautiful champagne colour which suits my skin tone very well. However, I find that the only downside is that it definitely doesn’t last 12 hours on me (more like only 6 hours, but maybe that’s because of my oily skin) but nonetheless it’s a beautiful highlighter. I usually apply this with my REAL TECHNIQUES FLAT FOUNDATION BRUSH or sometimes with just my fingers.
Step 8: Apply Eyeshadow: For my everyday makeup, I don’t go crazy with eyeshadow as I like to just keep it neutral. To achieve that I take my REAL TECHNIQUES EYESHADOW BRUSH and use it with the TOO FACED NATURAL MATTE EYE PALETTE. I use the shade “Nudie” in my crease and the shade “Honey Butter” all over my eyelid. It literally takes about 10 seconds to blend everything together just to get that natural look while giving your eyes some dimension.
Step 9: Apply Eyeliner: I use the L’OREAL INFALLIBLE SUPER SLIM liquid eyeliner on the lid and the L’OREAL INFALLIBLE NEVER FAIL mechanical eyeliner for my waterline.
Step 10: Apply Mascara: Mascara is something that I experiment with the most! There has not been one mascara that I have re purchased because I am always out looking for new ones to try. So currently, I am using the L’OREAL BUTTERFLY SCULPT MASCARA. This mascara is really good at giving length and volume, however I find it a bit clumpy sometimes.
Step 11: Lips: I usually wear something different everyday. These include some REVLON MATTE LIPSTICKS, TARTE TARTEIST LIP PAINTS and MAC LIPSTICKS.
And well there you have it folks! In 11 steps I have outlined my makeup routine and although it may seem like a lot of products for everyday use, it really only takes me 10-15 minutes to apply.
Also an FYI; my makeup routine is always changing because I love to try new things, so in a couple of months, I might upload a new makeup routine to talk about other products that I’ll be loving at that time.
Please let me know if you would like to learn about what my glamorous makeup routine looks like for special occasions, or if you want to know more about my skincare routine. Also PLEASE let us know in the comments below what your current favourite makeup products are!
(P.S. my bff S may upload her makeup routine in the future as well, so stay tuned for that!)