While the no makeup quarantine look has been great, I do love to put on a little makeup to feel more put together! Below is my everyday makeup routine and like always, everything is very affordable!
I begin my routine with my Tula moisturizer and primer. I love the Tula Hydrating Day and Night cream. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and is very hydrating for your skin. Like its name, it can be used in the morning and at night! After applying my moisturizer, I use my Tula primer. This primer is the BEST! It smooths the tone of your skin and gives you a sunkissed look. They call it a face filter because it does just that!
Next, I apply my foundation and concealer. There are a few products that I love. The first is my Estee Lauder Double Wear Matte Foundation in the shade Desert Beige. It’s waterproof, stays in place for hours, and looks fresh. Another great option is the IT Cosmetics CC cream foundation in shade light medium because it creates a flawless look and is SPF 50 which is an added bonus! If you prefer a powdered foundation, my go to is the Bare Minerals foundation in the shade Fairly Light, it creates a light, no makeup feel. For concealer, I use my Tarte Shape Tape Under Eye Concealer in the shade light medium. Shape Tape is my savior! It helps eliminate my dark mom circles/bags under my eyes and brightens my under eye appearance.
Then, I apply my bronzer and blush. My two favorites are Park Avenue Princess by Tarte and Butter Bronzer by Physician’s Formula. The Park Avenue princess is a bit darker which is definitely better to use during the summer time. The Body Butter is an amazing price point, so you can’t beat that! To apply, I use it as a contour and make the shape of a 3 on my right side and a backwards 3 on the left. For my blush, I use the Milani baked blush in the color Luminoso which creates a gorgeous pop of color on your cheeks! It’s a great blush that won’t break the bank!
After the bronzer, I like to set my makeup in place to ensure it will stay fresh looking all day. I use the Airspun Setting Powder which has been around forever but works so well!
Next, I apply my eye shadow and eyeliner. I have two favorite palettes. The first one, Urban Decay Naked 3, is a bit of a splurge, but I LOVE the rose-hue natural shades. The other, NYX Warm Neutrals, is a great price point and has a great range of neutral colors. For eyeliner, I like to use the Eyeko Easy Stroke Eyeliner. It creates a nice,easy smooth stroke.
Then, I apply my mascara which is my can’t live without makeup item. I love to start with the Loreal Lash Primer (this helps create longer lashes) finished by either the Essence Lash Princess (only $5!) or Benefit’s Big Bang Girl Mascara. Both do an amazing job for volume and length!
Last but not least, is my lip color! I love using the NYX Butter Gloss! It’s under $5 and is better than most of the more expensive options in my opinion. There are so many colors to choose from. My favorites are Tiramisu, Angel Food Cake, and Creme Brulee.
Lots of great affordable products! I hope you find something you love too!