I like to keep my makeup super simple. Though I spent several years of my adult life totally makeup-free, enjoying the freedom and vulnerability of showing my God-given face to the world, over the past I’ve embraced a super simple daily routine that makes me feel polished and still very natural, but doesn’t take more than 5 minutes from start to finish.
This is my quick morning routine, plus the products I’m majorly loyal to at the moment…
Last year I became majorly obsessed with the strong brow. If I do nothing else at all, I do this. On my face, it definitely makes the most impact, but still looks natural and clean. Since I have sensitive skin, I had to try several product before finding something that didn’t trigger my eczema, and am super pleased with Sonia Kashuk. It’s affordable, and non-irritating, which is super awesome. Not sure how to do your brows or use these products? Lucky for you, I did a tutorial. You’re welcome :)
For a natural glow, I love to swipe on a little bronzer/blush mix on my cheeks (this is especially helpful during the winter, when I have less of a sun-kissed look on my own). Also, for days when I have eczema on my face, or any other kind of blemish, I use Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup for light coverage.
I keep it super simple on the eyes—especially since I go big on the brows. I start by curling my eyelashes (using this method), then swiping on natural, paraben-free mascara in brown so that it looks really natural with my lighter coloring and olive-toned skin (black mascara looks a bit harsh on me, I’ve found). Once the mascara is on, I wait a few seconds for it to dry, then quickly apply a slightly shimmery neutral tone to my lids for dimension.
What does your daily makeup routine look like? How long do you usually spend? Which products can you not live without right now?
Top image via Sonia Kashuk