Everyday Makeup Look

My everyday makeup look tends to change every couple months, so I thought I would share what I currently have going on right now. I have to say, I have been using less and less makeup as I get older, unless it’s a special occasion. I used to do the whole primer, concealer, foundation, powder, brown smokey eye, eyeliner, three coats of mascara, lipstick, and gloss routine. Now, I keep things much simpler, which I’m sure my friends and family appreciate because it only takes me about 15-20 minutes to get ready to leave, as opposed to the full hour it used to take. Gone are the days when I had to lie and tell my friends over the phone that “I’m almost there!” from my bathroom.


This simplified look makes me look a lot more youthful, I think… and it’s a lot easier on my skin, which has always been acne-prone. I conceal any blemishes or problem areas with my Ellis Faas Concealer in S204 – The built-in brush applicator makes it super easy to use. I then apply a layer of Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation in S104 most days for a nice dewy finish, but sometimes I switch it up and use Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Airbrush Powder Foundation if I want a more matte finish – these days I only apply my foundation to problem areas, rather than a whole layer all over my face. With the humidity down here in Houston, I need to keep it light!

Filling in my eyebrows is basically the most important part of my daily makeup routine – if I don’t have time for anything else, making sure my eyebrows are perfectly shaped is the least I’ll do before I walk out of the house. I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo along with their dual sided Brush #12.

Contouring my face is another extremely important step for me because I have such a moon face – flat and round! Tarte’s Matte Waterproof Bronzer is a good one for this.

An important part of my “signature” look (as some of my friends have called it) is my eyeliner. You will always see me with a perfectly winged top eye line. I use gel liner because it’s the easiest to work with and actually stays put even through a one and a half hour bikram yoga class. L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black is my weapon of choice.

When I want to amp it up, I wear a strong lippie, like OCC’s Lip Tar in Strumpet (shown above). When I want a more casual look, I usually use my trusty Limited Edition Tinted Lip Conditioner from MAC in Close for Comfort, but their Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm in Pure and Tender is a nice alternative.

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  • Judy Lynn Schmidt

    January 30, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Love this. Simple makeup is so flattering. Love your lip look in the photo!

  • Phyrra Nyx

    January 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    You look stunning with this pared down look.

  • Jess Scull

    January 30, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Love your look!

  • Anastasia Smith

    January 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Your makeup is flawless, as always! It's really very youthful and flattering.

  • Amber Brooks MacDonald

    January 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    You are such a beauty! I love that lip tar on you, just gorgeous! :)

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    January 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Gorgeous look! That lip color is one of my favorites and looks amazing on you!

  • Honey Kahoohanohano

    January 30, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I like this - very pretty. I need to try out the L'Oreal Infalliable Liner - I've heard good things about it.

  • Betzy Carmona

    January 31, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Gorgeous makeup look

  • Laura Kern Gallaway

    January 31, 2014 at 4:10 am

    You are just too darn pretty!

  • Shelley Polsky Plummer

    January 31, 2014 at 5:59 am

    I love that lip on you, most especially! The whole look is nice, but you can really rock that lip.

  • Miranda Moss

    January 31, 2014 at 6:01 am

    You do winged eyeliner so well!

  • Nidia Martinez Doherty

    January 31, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I love Ellis Faas - I should expand and try that concealer. Your winged eyeliner is perfect!

  • Brooke Pakulski

    January 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

    look at you all gorgeous and stuff! MUAH!

  • Farryn Sandler

    February 1, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Stunning look!

  • Sheila Arkee

    February 1, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I loooooove the lip color.

  • Kristyn Kilcullen

    February 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    You Look GORGEOUS! Love that lip color on you

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