My Everyday Makeup Routine

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:

❁  My Everyday Makeup Look


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:

  1. Wash face
  2. Moisturize
  3. Eyebrows
  4. Concealer
  5. Foundation (sometimes)
  6. Bronzer
  7. Blush (half of the time)
  8. Loose translucent powder (rarely)
  9. Eyeshadow
  10. Highlight
  11. Eyeliner (rarely)
  12. Mascara
  13. Falsies (rarely)
  14. Lip liner/Lipstick

More Detail:

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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❁  My Everyday Makeup Look


As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. Let me know if there is anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

My Everyday Makeup Look

Hey everyone! I wanted to make today’s post about my everyday makeup look. To go along with this post, I will also write about my steps/routine for these looks, which you can view below. I am excited to show you guys some examples of what I like to do for my makeup, as it is something I am always proud of in general.

You can view my makeup routine here:

❁  My Everyday Makeup Routine


Everyday Makeup Looks

If you know me, you’d know just how far my makeup has come. I used to wear basic, natural, and sheer makeup; barely enough to tell it was there. Over the years, I have learned new ways to make it give a little more of a “wow” factor. In contrast, the new and improved version looks and feels more mature and pops out in a way that doesn’t make it seem like too much. And although I’ve added more steps than I used to do, it still looks effortless and not at all cakey or layered, in my opinion. This cat knows what I’m talking about 🤣 .

In terms of what style I typically lean towards for my everyday makeup, 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.

Here are a few examples of what I like to do nowadays for my makeup:

Of course, I am not by any means a professional, but with my own experience, I know I still have a long way to go. I am proud of the growth I was able to achieve and hope to gain even more knowledge in the years to come.


What is your go-to makeup look? Do you go all out or stick to a neutral look? Have you noticed growth in your makeup looks over the years as well?

Let me know in the comments!


Other Posts You May Like:

❁  My Everyday Makeup Routine


As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. Let me know if there is anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

Daily Mel: 08/01/20

Hey, everyone! I have some great news to share! I am excited to finally say that my boyfriend and I are homeowners! We moved in a couple weeks ago and things are starting to look very well-put together. We plan to add some things here and there, as well as reconstruct some parts of the house to fit our needs, whenever the time comes. The dogs are also really happy to be here! They get their own yard to run around in with their cousins. They all get so worn out after just a few minutes, then they like to lay in the sun. It’s been a great time for everyone.

As many of you know, I applied to a couple local Nursing programs and have been waiting to hear back to see if I got in pretty much all year. Well, I finally got my letter of acceptance! I am so excited to start the program in just a few weeks! On top of that, I have a friend who will be starting the program with me, and both of us will be there to motivate and help each other the entire time.

I also took my CNA exam about a week and a half ago, and luckily I exceeded my expectations on it, although I want to retake a portion of it later this year. I also plan to look for part-time CNA jobs after I adjust to my school schedule, because I know I am going to be EXTREMELY busy this Fall.

Now that I have this extra time not studying or unpacking, I wrote not one, but two other blog posts that will publish in a couple days. I’m excited because these two new posts are going to be part of a category that I haven’t written in yet, and they will be the first.


What things in your life are you happy or excited for? What other content/topics would you like to see on my blog?

Let me know in the comments!


As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. Let me know if there is anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

Daily Mel: 05/12/20

Hey, guys! So, I recently posted a new writing challenge for anyone to use. It seemed like lots of people enjoyed the first writing challenge that I posted a year ago and I’m getting a lot of traffic on that post these days, which inspired me to post this new one! Feel free to check them out if you haven’t yet.

You can find both of my 30 day writing challenges here:

❁  30 Day Writing challenge

❁  May Writing Challenge

I will be trying out the new challenge, myself, and am excited to see how it turns out!

In other news, I am pleased to say how happy I am with myself. Just a few days ago, I had a mental breakdown of sorts, where I just completely hated and doubted every aspect of my being. I’m glad that I’ve made such a turn-around in a short period of time. Writing my feels out really helped me release all that pressure and pain that I’ve forced shut for so long.

I’m still waiting to hear back from the Nursing schools that I applied to several months ago. It shouldn’t be much longer now until I find out if I got into either of them, so I’m not too worried. I’m just slowly preparing to become a CNA as I wait to do my background check and challenge the state exam, hopefully in the near future. I know I’ve mentioned all this before, but I’m excited to be a nurse and can’t wait to get started!

We are still in the process of buying our first house, and it’s not official just yet. Needless to say, we are still excited for it to finally be ours and to move in this summer, and it shows on my Pinterest lol. I know the dogs will be happy to have a yard to themselves, for once, and not having to wear a leash every time they go outside. Hopefully it won’t take much longer to finalize everything.

Lastly, I spent some time updating my blog. I added that writing challenge, for example, and I also added extra categories to my main menu up top. Some of them will take you to a page that does not exist, and that is because I plan to post pages to those categories in the future. I haven’t made posts yet to those categories. It might take some time, but I plan to get to each of them one by one so that my blog will be a well-rounded lifestyle blog, as it should. I’m excited to write on those topics and expand my blog!


Will you be using either of my writing challenges? What things in your future are you excited for? What other content/topics would you like to see on my blog?

Let me know in the comments!


As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. Let me know if there is anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

May Writing Challenge

Hey, guys! Many of you have recently been trying out my first 30 day writing challenge from last year, so I decided to give you guys a new one as well! You can use this as you wish, for example once you’re done with my other challenge or you can combine the two! I’m excited to see how many of you guys enjoy this challenge. Feel free to give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Disclaimer: The original May writing challenge where I got this is found here.

You can reach my first 30 day writing challenge here:

❁  30 Day Writing Challenge


30 Day Writing Challenge for May

  1. Your morning routine
  2. a perfect weekend
  3. name 5 people you admire and why?
  4. describe your perfect romantic date
  5. when was the last time you did something adventurous?
  6. something from your bucket list to scratch soon
  7. Negative things you usually say to yourself and you want it to stop
  8. Do you have someone in your life that stops you from reaching your dreams
  9. Something you like about your career/job
  10. How you feel today?
  11. Write in your second language any paragraph
  12. Are you happy with what you have achieved in your life up until now?
  13. What one thing that could happen today that could make you extremely happy?
  14. Money or fame?
  15. What will be the last msg you will send? And to whom?
  16. One decision you have made that changed your life completely
  17. How do you participate in saving the earth?
  18. A gift you wish to get in your next birthday?
  19. Create a wish list
  20. The greatest invention ever in your opinion?
  21. How you visualize your dream house?
  22. Things you miss about your childhood
  23. Your political views
  24. Right down everything in your head right now, just dump them on the paper
  25. 5 thoughts you have about marriage
  26. Your favorite super here / super villain
  27. Your views about veganism
  28. Your life if you are married to a celebrity
  29. If you could be anything else in the world, what would it be?
  30. How your Parents met?

What are you planning to gain from using this writing challenge? Has this writing challenge made it easier to write everyday? Has this challenge helped you become a better writer?

Let me know in the comments!

I hope that this writing challenge was/is useful to many of you writers or non-writers, and that it pushes you into better writer by the end of it!

If you think that you could use this as a guide to your writing, feel free to share!


Other Posts You May Like:

❁  30 Day Writing Challenge


As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. Let me know if there is anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel