I don't wear a lot of makeup when I go to school or work, but I do like to even out my skin tone, add some color to my cheeks, and really make my eyes pop! Today I'm sharing my best makeup tips for an everyday/casual look, like this one:
So serious. 🙂 (I was watching an episode of Friends.) Anyway, this is my everyday makeup look for work and school.
There are some links scattered throughout, but I've linked to all the products I used at the bottom of the post.
The first step in my everyday routine is to wash my face and apply a gel moisturizer. Here's a post that has my daily skincare routine and my top 10 do's and don'ts for good skin. Now…on to the makeup application!
This may seem like a lot of steps, but I'm just trying to be detailed. It takes me less than 15 minutes to apply my everyday makeup.
Step 1: Apply sunscreen/tinted moisturizer. I use Too Faced Beauty Balm in “Snow Glow” right now, because I'm pretty pale from the winter months. It contains a Broad-Spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen, which is really important for good skin.
Step 2 (optional): Add contour. I got a new contouring kit recently, so I've been using it a lot. It's completely optional, but I'm including it here because I used it in these pictures. I like it because it adds a bit of a sunny glow to my pale winter skin — similar to using bronzer. I use Too Faced Cocoa Contour (yes, it actually smells like chocolate!!) and added the color just below my cheekbone, on my nose, and on my forehead. I also include some on my neck so it won't look so pale in comparison to my face. I use the “Chiseled to Perfection” Palette and the exact shade I use within the palette is “Medium Cocoa”.
Step 3: Add blush. I apply a small amount on the apples of my cheeks using a large blush brush. I usually add a light dusting of translucent powder to “set” my makeup after adding blush.
Step 4: Fix the brows. Since I focus on my eyes with my everyday look, I like to make sure my brows look good. I fill them with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Pencil in “Dark Brown” then set them using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel.
Here's a better look at my brows and eyeshadow.
Step 5: Add a neutral eyeshadow. I add primer so my shadow will last all day, then I used the Carli Bybel palette I was so excited about getting a few weeks ago (remember this post?). You can only order the Carli Bybel palette from BH Cosmetics — it's not available in stores. It's only $12.50 and it's a great neutral shadow kit! It also has 4 highlighters in the kit, so I used one to add highlights to my cheekbones.
Step 6: Add winged liner and mascara. If you're in a big rush you can leave off the winged liner, but I've gotten really good at doing it quickly so I almost always include it. I line my eyes with Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Ultra Black and the mascara I used for this particular look is Benefit's “They're Real”. I coat the top lashes with one coat and leave my bottom lashes bare.
Complete side note, but I'm getting my lashes tinted for the first time next week and I'm really excited about it!! Have any of you ever done that before? How did you like it, if so?
Step 7: Finish off with lipstick. For this everyday look, I'm wearing Revlon's Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in “Seduction”. It's really close to the natural color of my lips, so it barely looks like I'm wearing anything. Sometimes I'll add a lip balm over it and other times I'll just use a tinted lip balm and nothing else.
That's it! It's a very natural look (minus the wing, which is a little dramatic) and it gets me out the door in under 15 minutes every day. If you have any questions just let me know in the comments!
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