My Current Easy Makeup Routine

My EASY makeup routine is just that – easy. I’m talking just cover up spots and make me look less tired, maybe a little glow (because highlighter is my life) and some mascara. I have included products that I use to create a little more coverage or drama, but nothing extravagant. No big deal here. Some days I wear just concealer and brow mascara, maybe some highlighter. Most days, I don’t wear anything. Just depends. For each level of makeup, here’s what I use –

Starting with primer – I love to use a primer even if I’m not putting on anything more than just concealer only because it smooths my skin just enough and gives it a little boost and extra brightness. I’ve used this Becca primer for forever, but just recently started also using this Ole Henriksen primer and absolutely love it (it smells soooo good). I notice an immediate brightness and smoothness to my skin with both.

Evening my Skintone – If I’m going somewhere more than Target or the grocery store, I’ll probably use a tinted moisturizer to even my skin tone. I still have melasma from pregnancy and have always had lots of freckles. I usually don’t cover up the freckles on my cheek bones, but I don’t mind evening my skin everywhere else. I use a Neutrogena Tinted Moisturizer on a regular basis. It’s light and gives sheer coverage. When I want a little more coverage, I use IT Cosmetics CC+ cream that is full coverage and has SPF 50.

Concealer – If I’m just running out of the house, I just use concealer under my eyes, around my nose (to cover any redness), and to cover any spots or breakouts I have. I love using Maybelline’s Instant Age Eraser because it comes with an applicator and twist up tube. SO EASY. For a little more coverage, I have completely fallen head over heels in love with Fenty Beauty’s Concealer. It is just amazing. Blends beautifully, lasts for forever and does NOT CREASE. It’s magic.

Bronzer– I use bronzer basically no matter what. I love toucing my forehead, my cheekbones and under my cheekbones, the sides of my nose and my jaw line. It just creates a little depth. Remember, this is EASY makeup. So, not contouring or anything heavy. Just adding a little color. I love using this Too Faced Bronzer, and I have also added this Fenty Beauty Warmth Bronzer to my lineup and, of course, absolutely love it. It’s amazing. Rihanna knows her ish.

Eyebrows – For some reason, next I do my eyebrows. Not sure why, but I do. I use Maybelline’s Brow Drama to comb and color them in (I have blonde eyebrows) and then after that dries I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz to get a little more definition. If it’s an easy day, and I just want to make sure I frame my face a little bit, I just use the brow drama.

Blush – I’m obsessed with NARS Orgasm Blush. It works on everyone’s skin tone and has the sheerest little bit of gold to make your cheeks pop. Love it.

Mascara – on easy days, or easier days, I don’t touch eyeshadow. I’ll follow up with a post about eyeshadows and looks I love. I just like to make my eyes pop with one or two mascaras. I do like dark lashes, so two probably aren’t necessary for everyone :). My Holy Grail mascara is Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara in Black. My new obsession is IT Cosmetic’s Superhero Mascara. They have different brushes, so I use them together, but they both coat, and lengthen and thicken. They’re awesome.

Highlighter – if you don’t know, I’m obsessed. Even with no makeup on, a little highlighter, makes your skin look dewey and just a little livelier. I use it under the bow in my eyebrows, in the corners of my eyes, down the center of my nose and on the tip of my nose, on my cheekbones, forehead and chin. I have these three in constant rotation: Becca’s Shimmering Skin Liquid Highlighter (especially love this with just concealer or for full coverage makeup); the Too Faced Highlighter (in this Christmas Set – the whole set is incredible); and my new favorite, Fenty Beauty’s Killawat Freestyle Highlighter (it is just glow central. So good.).

Makeup Setting Spray – last, but never ever least. If you don’t use a setting spray, use one. Makes your makeup last all day, or refreshes it mid-day or before going out when you just need it to look new again. I swear by it. I love Mario Badescu’s Rose Spray and Urban Decay’s All Nighter.

New Date Night Look


Personally, I find all of these items staples. Particularly the jeans and accessories though. The top is super cute from Vici Dolls, but can easily be switched out with any other tank. Or sweater. Or tank and blazer. Or blouse. The possibilities are endless.

All you need is a pair of wedges like these, a bag like this one from Madewell, a watch like this Daniel Wellington one, some Madewell jeans, and sunglasses like these. And voila! Easiest outfit setup ever. Always cute. Always put together.

Current Face Mask Obsessions


Ooooooo face masks 😉 One of my favorite things. Ever. They’re meditative, they’re productive and they each have a specific purpose. Here is my current lineup of face masks that I’m obsessed with and why I use them. They each have their own special place on my shelves, and in my heart.


I use all of these in addition to my morning and evening skincare routines.


Product details are linked below each mask. 

Comment or reach out with any questions!


The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Face Mask – love this for when I’m breaking out or feel like my pores could use a good clean out. It feels cool and leaves my skin feeling so refreshed.


Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – oh baby. I love this mask. I actually leave it in my shower and use it a few times a week. This means less cleanup and much more convenient to use. It’s full AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and enzymes that encourage cell turnover and renewal – ie: making your skin glow and look fabulous.


Origins Original Skin Retexturing Mask with Rose Clay – I actually only recently discovered this and instantly fell in love. It completely diminishes the appearance of any pores and smooths my skin. This is another face mask that leaves my skin feeling so refreshed.


Loreal Paris Detox & Brighten Pure Clay Mask – this is my go-to ‘ew my pores feel clogged and I’m breaking out or about to breakout’ clay mask. It’s not a date night face mask (nor is any clay mask) because it brings all of the excess oil and clogged pores to the surface to be wash away, but it is definitely a staple of mine to maintain clear skin.


Drunk Elephant Babyfacial – literally an at-home facial and it’s results are just that. It. Is. Incredible. It drastically improves the texture of my skin and ‘tightens things up’ if that makes sense… I like to use this on Sundays (not sure why) or when my skins is looking particularly dull. Try not to get it in your mouth though, it does not taste good…


Laneige Water Sleeping Mask – this is amazing. 1. It’s a sleeping mask. You sleep in it. AKA ultimately convenient. 2. It makes your skin SO soft, helps even texture and tone, and plumps fine lines and wrinkles. I use this a couple of times a week in addition to my p.m. skincare routine.


Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask – this bad boy is my go-to for when my skin feels depleted or I’ve been traveling or it feels dry. For me, this is heavy duty moisture. It’s great stuff.