Hey guys! As promised in my previous post, I am posting my routine for my everyday makeup look. Here, you will see exactly which steps I usually like to take whenever I do my makeup. If you would like to see how they turn out, refer to my previous post below or my Instagram page, where you can see more.
You can view my makeup look here:
Everyday Makeup Routine
As stated in my previous post, my makeup has come a long way. I used to wear basic, natural, and sheer makeup; barely enough to tell it was there. These days, I like to stick to a more neutral look. My eyebrows and face stick to the same routine, whereas my eyeshadow and lipstick differ depending on what clothes I am wearing for the day. I like to wear a light pink or mostly neutral eyeshadow and my lipstick is usually a matte nude shade.
Steps for my Makeup Routine:
- Wash face
- Foundation (sometimes)
- Blush (half of the time)
- Loose translucent powder (rarely)
- Eyeliner (rarely)
- Falsies (rarely)
- Lip liner/Lipstick
Prior to putting on my makeup, I wash my face to keep it clean and void of oils or bacteria. I then apply a thin layer of moisturizer to my face so that it is smooth, not dry, and a little glowy.
I begin my makeup with shaping and filling in my eyebrows with a pomade dipbrow. I like to do this to thicken and arch my brows, since they are naturally very thin. On the inside ends of my brows, I brush some off to give it more of a natural brow look. On the top and bottom of my brows, I use a small concealer brush and use concealer to help give them a crisp arch/shape and hide any messy areas.
After my brows are complete, I take some more concealer and dab it into my face and undereyes with a damp beauty blender to cover up any facial imperfections. I also take this time to dab a tiny layer of concealer on my eyelids, because I find that it helps keep the eyeshadow in place. Most of the time, I do not feel the need to apply foundation because my concealer usually does the job, but sometimes concealer just isn’t enough. Whenever it is one of those days when I need a little more coverage on my face, I use a damp beauty blender again to dab on a little bit of foundation. The foundation and concealer that I use are both medium-full coverage and feel light on my skin even together.
Next, I move onto my bronzer with a large, fluffy face brush. The bronzer that I have is very pigmented, so I like to get a small amount onto the brush before I begin contouring my cheekbones and forehead. I then use a flat, angled contouring brush with the same bronzer to contour my chin and jawbone. Then, I take a small, fluffy eyeshadow brush and apply a small amount of bronzer to the sides of the bridge of my nose. Using this brush gives it a more precise nose contour for me, while also not being so harsh with the lines. Sometimes, if my any of my bronzer areas seem too dark or harsh, I blend it out with a clean, fluffy brush so that it can calm down.
After bronzer, I use a blush brush to apply some blush on the apples of my cheeks and the tip of my nose. I like to do this after bronzer so that it stands out more. Sometimes, I skip this step if I’m in a rush or don’t feel like wearing a lot of makeup for the day.
Typically, I skip putting on loose translucent powder unless it’s an important day or I feel like going all out. Whenever, I do wear this, I use a small makeup sponge and apply a layer under my cheekbone and jawline bronzer, forehead, chin, next to both sides of my nose, and a small line down the bridge of my nose. This allows for my makeup to last longer where my skin usually gets a little oily. After it sets for a couple minutes, I blend it out with a fluffy face brush.
Next, I begin my eye makeup by choosing a base for my eyeshadow. As stated previously, I usually like to wear a pink or neutral eyeshadow. Most of the time, I use the same bronzer that I put on my face and the same small, fluffy brush that I use for my nose contour. I apply some bronzer on the hollow areas of my eyelids and slightly connect them to my nose contour. Depending on how I want it to look, I either leave it as one layer for the outside edges for a lighter shade, or apply a little extra to make it darker. I also use my bronzer for my bottom lash line with a small, straight-edge brush, towards the middle and outside of my bottom lash lines. I then use a second small, fluffy brush and apply a lighter shade of nude to the center of my eyelids, and blend the two colors where they meet. Lastly, I usually apply a shimmery, lighter nude or white shade to the inner corners of my eyelids, and also to both insides of my bottom lash lines. This gives it a little “wow” effect without trying too hard. Now, if I decide to use a pinkish color to my eyelids, it’s the same concept with a darker shade towards the outsides and lighter shade towards the insides of my lids.
After eyeshadow, I like to then apply a shiny highlight onto the apples of my cheeks, bridge and tip of my nose, chin, temples, brow bones, cupid’s bow, and forehead to give an extra “wow” factor. Sometimes I put on a little extra for a more dramatic effect.
Another step that I usually skip these days is eyeliner. Normally, I don’t have the time or I don’t feel like adding an extra step to my routine, so this one is usually out. But whenever I do feel like having a more dramatic look, I use a black liquid eyeliner on my eyelids, and most of the time I make the outside edges with a wing. I try not to make it too thick to where it blurs out my eyelashes, but also not too thin to where you can barely tell it’s there.
Next is my mascara for my eyelashes. I like to curl my top lashes before and after applying mascara because I have naturally short lashes that like to stick straight forward.
If I wear eyeliner, a lot of those times, I like to also put on false eyelashes, but again this usually gets skipped. While the eyeliner dries, I apply lash glue on my falsies, wait a few seconds for the glue to set a little bit, and apply them over my upper lashes. I use my fingers to apply them, since it is easier for me to do so.
Last but not least is lip liner and lipstick! Currently, I just have one shade of lip liner that matches my favorite lipstick, which is a matte pink-nude color. I wear this for a more natural or everyday look. Sometimes I go for a red or dark plum lip color, but that’s rare. If I don’t feel like wearing a lip color, I make it a natural glossy look, instead.
Here are a few examples of what I like to do nowadays for my makeup:
What is your go-to makeup look? Do you have a similar makeup routine? What are some differences between my makeup routine and yours?
Let me know in the comments!
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