15 September 2014

Everyday Makeup Routine

I walked into the bathroom the other morning and as I was putting my makeup on I realized that for the first time in a while I was super content and happy with the routine I had. It has taken some trial and error, a few new products, and a few old ones to get here so I thought I might share with you my "everyday" set of products. There are ten, and I've got myself into a good rhythm of applying them all pretty quickly and getting a good result. I labeled them in the order I use them so hopefully that visual is helpful!

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur : This requires the tiniest drop (otherwise my next few products tend to slip around too much) but I like that it smooths everything out and creates a nice base.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua : I've come back to my Vitalumiere Aqua and I've been applying it with my hands. This is a new thing for me because I've always used a brush to apply foundation; but after seeing a not so great photo of myself I decided to change things up a bit. The photo showed my face looking a little cakey even though when I looked in the mirror before heading out the door I didn't feel cakey in the slightest. Using my hands seems to be working well and giving a nice even finish.

L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Concealer : Magic in a little tube. Another product you need the tiniest pin drop amount. A little of this stuff goes a long way.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz : A new item added to my bag the other week I'm super pleased with the precise point and natural look I can achieve.

Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner : My holy grail liquid liner. I come back to this liner every single time. I don't quite know why I keep trying other types.

Lancôme Eyelash Curler : Simple, curls the lashes, does a great job.

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara : This is a new release and boy I could write a novel on this one. It has a "swan neck" which means it applies with totally new and super easy to use angles. The twisting that happens when you pull the wand out means it's fully loaded with mascara; it also means that you physically cannot "pump" your mascara. The formula is fantastic and gives a very wet, jet black look.

NARS Bronzer, Laguna : Cult favorite, and my go to bronzer.

NARS Blush, Orgasm : I started using this one back in the summer and love the perfect flush that it gives. It works well with a nude lip or a bold berry lip; meaning it's perfect to quickly throw on when I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing with my lip color when I get to the office.

YSL Touché Éclat : I finish off my face with a touch of the Touché Éclat highlighting pen. I use it on my brow bone, tear duct area, and cupids bow to lighten up my face. 

What is your everyday routine like? Do you keep things consistent or do you change them up each day?


  1. I just discovered your blog and in love with it already! Love your pictures and style! :-) will be coming back for more!