Updated Makeup Routine

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared my full makeup routine, so here we are! I do a full face of makeup 1-3 days a week, depending on what’s on my calendar. If I’m filming a lot for work, have a social event, or just feel like taking the extra time to do it, then I will. Otherwise, I’ve pretty much mastered a 1-minute and 5-minute makeup routine that I use for all the other days of the week.

More often than not, I don’t wear any eye makeup beyond mascara, so that’s why I didn’t include any eyeshadow or eyeliner. To watch a video of me doing my step-by-step routine, click here.

Step 1: Foundation

What I Use: It Cosmetics CC + Illumination in Shade “Fair/Light” ($44Applied Using  Artis Elite Oval 7 Brush ($65)

Similar Option: L’Oreal Radiant Serum Foundation ($12) Applied Using  Real Techniques Blend and Blur Oval Brush ($20)

Step 2: Concealer

What I Use: Tarte Shape Tape in Shade “16N Fair-Light Neutral” ($31) Applied Using  Original Beautyblender ($20)

Similar Option: e.l.f Camo Concealer ($7) Applied Using  Wet n Wild Blending Sponge ($4)

Step 3: Contour

What I Use: Tarte Sculpt Tape Contour in Shade “Soft Bronze” ($35) Applied Using  Tarte Sculpt Tape Brush ($30)

Similar Option: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Your Desired Contour Shade ($11) Applied Using  Real Techniques Set & Bake Brush ($10)

Step 4: Bronzer

What I Use: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Shade “Medium” ($56) Applied Using  Sephora Collection Powder Brush #50 ($34)

Similar Option: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer ($10) Applied Using  Real Techniques Plush Powder Brush ($8)

Step 5: Blush

What I Use: Patrick Ta Double Take Cream and Powder Blush in Shade “She’s That Girl” ($34) Applied Using  Tarte Breezy Cream Blush Brush ($35)

Similar Option: e.l.f Putty Blush ($7) and Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush ($3) Applied With  Amazon Double Sided Brush ($7)

Step 6: Highlighter

What I Use: Iconic London Illuminator Liquid Highlight in Shade “Original” ($40) Applied With  Tarte Shape Tape Blending Sponge ($16)

Similar Option: Maybelline Strobing Liquid Highlight ($8) Applied With  e.l.f Total Face Blending Sponge ($6)

Step 7: Brow Pencil

What I Use: Anastasia Brow Definer in Shade “Taupe” ($26)

Similar Option: e.l.f Brow Pencil ($3)

Step 8: Brow Gel

What I Use: e.l.f Brow Lift Gel in “Clear” ($6) Applied With  e.l.f Brow Wand ($2)

Step 9: Lash Primer

What I Use: L’Oreal Lash Paradise Primer ($9)

Step 10: Mascara

What I Use: Tarte Tartelette Tubing Mascara ($25)

Similar Option: L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara ($10)

Step 11: Setting Spray

What I Use: Tarte Shape Tape Stay Spray ($30)

Similar Option: Milani Make It Last Setting Spray ($11)

Step 12: Lip Base

What I Use: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($24)

Similar Option: CARE:NEL Lip Sleeping Mask ($15)


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  1. 2.9.23
    Missy said:

    This a simple routine that looks so pretty! Thank you so much for providing lower cost alternatives to the high end products!!

  2. 3.17.23
    Heather said:

    Thank you so much for sharing the details and especially for adding similar options. Not everyone’s budget can afford high end nor do I always want to make a special stop for it. Thanks a lot for making it so detailed! 👍