My Everyday Makeup Tutorial – Natural Makeup for Every Day Wear
Hey, Lovelies! Today I decided to share with you how I do my makeup on a daily basis. This look is what I wear 80% of the time, when I need to be in and out pretty quickly and take care of all of my fun adulting duties. I’ve also thrown in a ton of pro tips for you, whether you’re a makeup beginner or just looking to hone your makeup skills.
Before we dive in I want to note that everyone’s daily makeup routines are going to differ immensely from one another. Although, in my opinion, I’m not wearing that much makeup in this look, there are quite a bit of products and steps involved. Just remember there’s no rules in makeup, you can whatever you’d like. If you want to try my look you can add, tweak and omit any steps you want. You can also achieve this look using different products, you don’t HAVE to use what I am using. Use what you have and do whatever feels right for you!
Now that that’s settled, lets dive in to the look! If you’re more of a video person, hop to the bottom of this page!
Step 1: Moisturize & Prime
I moisturized my face (before hopping on camera) and used Smashbox Photo Finish Primer as a foundation primer. I bring both down my neck since I apply foundation there.
Tip: Moisturizing your neck daily can help combat signs of aging.
Step 2: Shape & Fill Eyebrows
Tip: The trick to amazing (and more natural looking) brows is a gradient look, keep the tail the darkest and the front the lightest.
Step 3: Prime & Shade Eyes
After filling my brows, I primed my eyelids with Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance primer. I set that primer with a wet Beauty Blender sponge and a little RCMA no-color powder, just to give my eyeshadow a nice even base to adhere to.
For eyeshadow, I used my Benefit Hoola Bronzer as my transition shade, using a Morphe M433 blending brush to apply that lightly to my crease in windshield wiper motions. I do this just to give my eye a little depth. Then using a Morphe G15 flat shadow brush, I applied a light cream color from the Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette to my lids and topped that with a little bit of the shimmery nude shade from the same palette, right on top of the cream shade. Lastly, I took the stark white color from the palette and a Morphe E36 brush and highlighted my inner corner and brow bone, just to open the eye.
Tip: With eyeshadow, it’s best to start light and build the color up until you reach the darkness you desire. It’s easier to add more than to remove some when you apply too much.
Step 4: Eyeliner
Next, I went in with a warm brown eyeliner by ColourPop (called Stomper) and applied it lightly to my upper lash line. I then took a Sephora smudging brush and smudged it further into my lash line and out slightly as to create a subtle wing. I like to do this just to open my eye a bit more, since they’re super round.
Tip: If you want to go a little more natural looking, you can skip the liner. You will look gorgeous with just the shadow and some mascara, I just like to add a little color since I’m so fair and am easily washed out.
Step 5: Foundation, Concealer & Baking
After the eyeshadow, I applied the No7 Stay Perfect Foundation in Cool Vanilla. I dabbed/pressed this in to my skin with a damp Beauty Blender sponge. I then applied Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (in fair) under my eyes, chin and forehead. Again, dabbing that in with the Beauty Blender sponge. I then take the damp sponge and dip it in to the RCMA powder and apply that anywhere I applied concealer. This locks it in so that it won’t crease or budge during the day. Just leave the powder sit for now, well brush it off later (this process is called baking).
Tip: When using a beauty sponge, such as the Beauty Blender, always use it damp (squeeze out excess water). Press makeup into skin with sponge, don’t rub it! Dabbing will push the makeup in to your pores and give your skin a flawless airbrushed appearance.
Step 6: Bronzer, Blush & Highlighter
Typically, when you apply an even color to your whole face, you start to look drab and washed out. To bring dimension back to your face you can add bronzer and blush. I applied Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer to my cheekbones using my Morphe B78 brush, slowly building up the color. I then topped my cheeks with some of the Benefit Dandelion Blush, using my Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale blush brush from BH Cosmetics. To lack that all in (and keep it from budging throughout the day)I applied more of the RCMA no-color powder lightly to my entire face using an E.l.f total face brush. If you’re extra like me and want to go a step further, you can add a little highlighting powder to the tops of your cheekbones, cupids bow and tip of your nose. I used the lightest shade from the Carli Bybel Eye & Cheek Palette by BH Cosmetics, a very faint nude pink.
Tip: If you take your bronzer and/or blush too low on your cheeks, you can clean it up quickly by using a damp beauty sponge and some more setting powder on the areas that you want to remove the color from. Buff out with a large face brush.
Step 7: Mascara, Lips & Final Touches
I save mascara for last just because the fallout from all the powders can get caught in them and make them look dirty and less dark. I applied one coat of the L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara to my top and bottom lashes. Once they dried, I curled them with a Revlon eyelash curler. Next, I lined the outside of my lips with the NYX Wonder Pencil in light, and topped the entire lip with NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. Lastly, to lock everything in, make it look less powdery and keep it from creasing, fading, etc. I sprayed my entire face with a little bit of MAC Fix+ Setting Spray.
Tip: I highly recommend setting your makeup with a setting spray, even on days when you’re going really natural. It will lock everything in and keep it from melting or budging. They make different setting sprays for different skin types, so be sure to pick one that suits you!
Watch the Video Tutorial:
That’s my every day look, guys! I hope this tutorial was helpful in some way, shape or form. Let me know what you want to see/read next!