My Everyday Makeup Routine- A Photo Story

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Follow along as I get ready, weird makeup faces and all! My everyday makeup look is somewhat ‘natural’ (if you can count 14 products layered on my face natural) and it’s definitely quick and easy!

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Using the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation I draw 2 lines on each cheek, 1 line on the forehead, 1 down the nose and a dot on my chin.

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With a damp Beauty Blender I press the foundation into my skin making sure to also bring it down my neck so that I don’t get any harsh lines.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Using my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Concealer I apply directly under my eye in an upside-down triangle. Then blend it out using the same beauty blender that I used for my foundation.

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To be sure that the concealer doesn’t crease, I use a small amount of Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder on top of the area I applied concealer. Similar brush here.

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Next, I powder my entire face with Smashbox Photo Filter Powder. This step adds a little bit more coverage as well as keeps my foundation from fading throughout the day. Similar Kabuki Brush here.


Now it’s time to add some life into my skin! I use the Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light in a ‘3’ motion from my hair line, down my cheek bones then along my jaw line. I also sweep some product down my neck to my decollete for added color. Similar size powder brush here.

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Here, I am using Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’oro. I concentrate my blush on the outer half of the apples of my cheeks and sweep upward towards my temples. Keeping my blush higher on my face gives an instant lift! Same brush different design here.

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For highlight, I almost always reach for Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone (so good for fair skin). Using the same brush I used for my under eye setting powder, I keep the highlight high on my cheekbones and stop directly below the center of my eye.

Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Taupe, I fill in any sparse areas of my brows.

To make sure there aren’t any harsh lines, I always brush through my brows a few times using the spoolie on the opposite end of my Brow Definer.

Then to set my brows in place and add a bit more thickness I use Glossier Boy Brow in Blonde.

I always set my face using Mac Fix+ Setting Spray before my eye makeup (especially liner and mascara). Setting my face helps all the powders I used to settle in together and not look cakey.

Using my clean finger and an eye shadow the same color as my skin (all of the ones I’m using here are Bobbi Brown eye shadow) I even out my eye lids to be sure there aren’t any veins showing through and so that the next eye shadow blends out smoothly.

For my crease I use a cool tone, light brown matte shadow (the second shadow, top row in the palette) and work into the crease of my eye only. Blending brush here.

To highlight my brow bone I go back in with Becca Moonstone Highlight. Brush here.

Mac Eye Kohl in Teddy is an amazing bronze liner that I use super close to my lashes to line my eyes and also in my upper water line.

Curl lashes (of course). Mine is the Revlon ExtraCurl.

My favorite mascara of all time, Benefit They’re Real Mascara on upper and (very lightly) lower lashes.

I’m loving the Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Rose Julep at the moment, although I switch this part out almost daily.

IMG_4513Here’s the finished product of my super simple, easy everyday makeup routine! I do my makeup like this on any old day of the week. If I have something fun or special to do I would most likely add in contouring, lipstick, more intense eye shadow etc. I hope you were able to get some inspiration!

xoxo Monet



  • Great tips! I feel like I need to go to Sephora now. Also we use the same blog theme. Do you love it? After searching and searching I finally found this one and its great!


    • Thank you Nina! I’m so glad you were able to get some inspiration from my products! We DO have the same theme. I also love it (obviously) it’s super clean and user-friendly!

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