A quick and easy fifteen minute makeup routine that you can always catch me wearing.
If there is a topic I could discuss on the reg it is (*insert drum roll here) makeup. Since I was a wee tot I was OBSESSED with all things makeup. I would do my friends makeup at sleepovers and had the simple red lip down at the age of three. I always laugh with my husband at the fact I can sit and watch makeup tutorials all day long. Even knowing a great deal about makeup it has become a soothing getaway for me to do while on the elliptical to pass time. My go to makeup guru/youtuber that I have followed for YEARS is Sona Gasparian of “Simply Sona“. She creates natural and effortless looks that I love and her relatable Cali charm makes me a total fan girl.
A little back story on me. Besides loving all things makeup, I went to Aveda and became a licensed cosmetologist over 7 years ago. While in school and shortly after I also worked at Sephora. While working at Sephora, I gained a great amount of product knowledge and was introduced to brands I may have not toyed with otherwise.
Today I am happy to share my quick and easy fifteen minute makeup routine and my go to products I always keep on hand during the week.
Foundation – When it comes to everyday makeup I switch up my foundations a lot. But two staples are either a pea sized amount of this from Estee Lauder or another one of my favorite buildable and affordable option from Sephora here. Both offer great coverage from light to full depending on the way you apply it.
Concealer – I have tried SO many concealers and I always end up back with Maybeline “Fit me”. Being that it is a drug store brand makes it even better. Another one of my favorites as of late has been this one from Nars. I have found it does not crease as much as others I have tried which makes me love it more.
Powder – My go to setting powder is from Charlotte Tilbury. It offers a quick and easy set for being on the go and does not look cakey or dry.
Blush – I consider myself a blush connoisseur and sadly own way too many. This one from Nars in the shade “Impassioned” is hands down my favorite everyday color that I can’t stay away from. Out of all that I own this is my pride and joy.
Bronzer – Same as my blush, I just can’t quit this Too Faced bronzer. It goes great for my fair skin and offers the perfect amount of matte glow.
Eyeliner – I always line my upper waterline to enhance my lash line. The one I used forever has been discontinued (insert sigh here). So I am now on the hunt for another that does not bleed or run. I will let you know when I find the one. Also lately I have used this one to tight line my upper lash line and I add a tiny wing on the end when I am feelin’ saucy.
Lipstick – During the week I always keep it simple and start by applying this to my lips and then either do a coat of this from Urban Decay in the shade “Violate” or this in shade #239 from Ulta. Both are close to my natural lip color and make it easy to wear throughout the day.
Gloss – This gloss from Sephora in the shade “Moon and Back” is everything! Not sticky or runny. The perfect addition to any pink toned lip.