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.