29 Aug

Getting To Know You: What’s Your Daily Makeup Routine?

I was shopping for wedding makeup with my bridesmaids yesterday, and one of them asked me about my makeup routine.  (She isn’t a big makeup person, and was wondering how to get decent coverage without looking like your makeup is caked on.)


I don’t think much about the order in which I apply makeup, since I do the same thing every time.  But here’s my routine:

1) tinted moisturizer          6) blush
2) concealer                        7) eyeshadow
3) mineral powder             8) eyeliner
4) highlighter                     9) mascara
5) bronzer

I love tinted moisturizer because it evens out my skin without being too heavy, and mineral foundation blends the concealer super well.  I also like to do my eyeliner after my eyeshadow so that when I blend the shadow, it doesn’t smudge the liner.

I’d love to know what your routine looks like.

In what order do you apply your everyday makeup?  What products do you love for everyday use?  Share in the comments!

{ posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 }


Comments: {3}

  • Noel writes:

    Mine is so simple… the only thing that changes for nightime is a little concealer and more eye shadow/liner.

    Bronzer, eye shadow, mascara, chapstick. I really need to find a moisturizer with winter right around the corner.

  • Kimberly writes:

    @noel: check out clinique for moisturizer… it’s amazing!

  • Mariposa writes:

    A friend of mine who is an aesthetician and make up artist says, “Always do mascara first.” Assuming you comb or brush your lashes after applying mascara, some tiny specks of mascara fall onto your cheeks. MUCH easier to get rid of them, before applying anything onto your face.

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