My Current Daily Makeup Routine

Current Daily Makeup Routine

I always think it’s fun to see what people’s daily beauty routine is, so today I’m sharing my latest daily makeup routine. This is what you can find me doing on most work days, but of course I switch up my routine constantly depending on what I have going on at work, and typically I play around with my makeup looks on the weekends and for special occasions.

Most of the products I use in my daily routine I’ve mentioned on my blog before, so I’ll link to those original posts below!

My Current Daily Makeup Routine

  1. First, I apply moisturizer all over the face and neck area. Depending on the dryness level of my skin I either apply Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream (review here) or my Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream (review here).
  2. Next, I fill in my brows using NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade, because I believe no matter how much makeup you wear, your eyebrows are such an important feature on your face and need to be taken care of.
  3. Using my NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Crayon in Milk I dab a small amount of primer on my eyelids and rub it in until well blended.
  4. Next, I apply a light neutral eyeshadow color all over the eyelids, and incorporate a slightly darker shade in the crease, sweeping back and forth until well blended. Occasionally I’ll also add an additional darker shade on the outer corner of the eyelid for a more dramatic look. My go to palette right now is the Lorac Pro 2 Palette, and I love using the shades buff, light brown, and cool gray).
  5. Using Rimmel’s 9-in-1 BB Cream (review here), I apply 4 small dots of product on my face in the t-zone area, and blend evenly with my Real Techniques Face Sponge.
  6. Next, I set my under eye area with the highlighting powder from Wet n’ Wild’s Powder Contouring Kit (review here) and apply a tiny amount underneath my nose and on my chin area.
  7. Using Elf’s Contour Brush (review here) I do what I call a “quick contour” with the Wet n’ Wild Contour Kit. (i.e. I apply the dark shade to my cheekbones, brow bones, and to the sides of my nose, blending well for a natural look)
  8. Using Jordana’s Powder Blush in Rose Silk, I lightly apply blush to the apples of my cheeks.
  9. Next, I apply 2 coats of black mascara to my top and bottom eyelashes. My go to mascara is Loreal Telescopic Mascara.
  10. Last but not least, I choose a shade of lipstick and apply all over the lips. On a typical day it’s usually a neutral pink shade such as Wet n’ Wild Dollhouse Pink.

Finished Makeup Look

Current Beauty Routine-Kindly Unspoken


What’s your daily makeup routine? Share with me your must-have products in the comments below!

Have a great Wednesday!- Cara

Linking up with Wonderful Wednesday, What’s Happening WednesdayPin Worthy Wednesday, Wow Me Wednesday, Ladies Collective LinkupThursday Favorite Things, and Think Tank Thursday

97 Comments

  1. Would love to see a non-toxic/sustainable beauty review, do you use any products in that category?

    1. Hi Rachel, great question! I love using organic and cruelty free brands if possible. One of my favorites is Sonia Kushak! Do you have any others you might recommend?

  2. Awesome post – thanks for sharing! You should so do a vlog! Your makeup is always perfect and gorgeous!

    1. Thanks! I really want to, I just need to set aside some time to figure out a video camera and get a set-up in place. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, you’re too sweet! πŸ™‚

  3. Great step by step guide! Your make-up always looks flawless. I honestly need to be better about moisturizer…it is so essential and I often skip it!

    1. Aw thank-you! I seriously have to moisturize otherwise my face would be like the desert-haha

  4. Such a beauty! I love reading about other people’s routines and hearing about products. Thanks for sharing gorgeous!

  5. Moisturizer and eye cream then foundation. I have been loving the model and Co foundation and then I do eyeshadow then concealer then blush and light contouring followed upby powder then finish with eyeliner amd mascara. πŸ™‚

    1. It works really well! I’m always thoroughly impressed with the elf brushes, especially considering the price point. πŸ™‚

  6. I love hearing about people’s beauty routines and I’d love to see yours on a video/tutorial. Have you ever thought about doing one?

    1. Yes, thank-you! I’d love to start doing video tutorials, I just have to find the time to sit down and do it. Hopefully soon! πŸ™‚

  7. I need to find a good eyebrow product. I’m having a hard time finding a good color that isn’t too light or too dark.

    1. The NYX product was the first one I found that matched my brow color. Most blonde ones are usually too dark or have a reddish tint to them which doesn’t match at all.

  8. Love this Cara! I always enjoy hearing other people’s routines. I have always been a Bare Minerals girl and I recently got the HAC pack by Masckara to try out… i’ll be posting about it soon but it is a total game changer! I am loving it!

  9. Sounds like a great routine! Simple and classic. I need to start working on my makeup game!

    1. I like keeping it simple during the week and then going for more glammed up looks on the weekend when I have more time πŸ™‚

  10. I’m lucky that I don’t have to wear make-up every day, as I work from home.

    But that doesn’t mean I don’t care for my skinβ€”wash twice a day, moisturize and sunscreen!

    1. That’s so important to take care of your skin! As I’ve gotten older I’ve really realized the importance of wearing a good moisturizer with spf in it πŸ™‚

    1. I do love wearing a winged liner too, but on my rush off to work days I usually skip that step. You have gorgeous skin, so I can see why you don’t have to do much πŸ™‚

  11. We Love you Cara and think you are so pretty! Mom and Dad. We are always here for you and Rob and the little buddies. Love you guys so much.

  12. These are my fav types of posts bc I always end up trying a new product or adding one to my routine! Thanks for linking up today! xo

  13. Love your makeup – you skin looks so flawless! I need to get into using eye primer – I usually go straight from moisturizer to my CC cream and eyeshadows but I’ve definitely noticed that my makeup stays on longer (and looks better!) when I use a primer.
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    1. Thank-you! Once I noticed how much more vibrant my shadows looked and how much longer they lasted I got in the habit of always putting it on. I love the Nyx pencils for easy application! πŸ™‚

  14. Nice and simple, just like I love!
    I didn’t know some of the products you are using, I will give them a look! xx

  15. I have a very similar routine to yours! I also apply a primer before putting on my makeup. If I am going to work which is M-F I keep my routine simple. When it comes to special occasions,etc I am right there with you on experimenting with different make up looks.

    1. Some mornings I’ll spend a little bit more time doing my eye makeup, but this is pretty much the basic look on work days. I like keeping it simple too πŸ™‚

  16. Hey Cara! Thanks for the follows on Social! I love that your makeup routine is all drugstore products – very duplicatable!

  17. You look so good! I have definitely been making more of an effort lately as far as my makeup routine goes and I can’t help but notice how much better it makes me feel πŸ™‚ Being a girl is so much fun sometimes!

    1. Thank-you! It really does make you feel more confident. I agree, being a girl is fun πŸ˜‰

  18. I love elf brushes! They have a small stipple brush that is my favorite for blending my under eye concealer!

  19. You look SO pretty! I love your glasses too!
    I can’t go without L’Oreal’s Carbon Black Telescopic Mascara…it’s my holy grail!
    Recently I’ve been using one from Pacifica that I think I may love more.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyο»Ώ

    1. Aw, Thank-you! Oh I’ll have to check it out, because telescopic has been my favorite for awhile now. I’m all about lengthening mascaras. πŸ™‚

    1. They are seriously my favorite palettes. Great quality shadows and such a great color selection as well. πŸ™‚

  20. I love that you gave us a peek into your makeup routine Cara!! You are so beautiful and love seeing what products you use as I admire your make up so!!

    1. Aw thank-you! I really always do appreciate your extremely kind comments, Andrea πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks girl! Haha yeah I enjoy filling in my brows too. It’s amazing how much it dramatically can change one’s appearance.

    1. Thank-you! I wear them on days I’m tired..haha which is like everyday here lately πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank-you! I call them my cat eye glasses πŸ™‚ They are the Metaphor brand from Sears optical.

  21. Your makeup always looks seriously flawless! I might try to youtube how to contour but it looks so complicated!! LOL

    1. Aw, thanks girl- you’re so sweet! I’m thinking of sharing an easy contour tutorial on my blog soon, so be on the lookout for that πŸ˜‰

  22. Gorgeous girl! I LOVE BB Cream! It’s been a major game changer to my makeup routine since I made the switch from a more traditional foundation!

    1. Thank-you! πŸ™‚ It provides just as much coverage yet it still allows my skin to breathe, which I love!

  23. Love this natural and pretty makeup look! I also love that you use a lot of drugstore products. I’m always on the hunt for a good bargain! I have occasional breakouts, so my main focus is my skin, followed by brows and lashes!

    Chelsea | http://coffeewithchels.com

    1. Thank-you! I always think evening out the skin on the face is so important, so I love your routine πŸ™‚

  24. My makeup routine is very similar to yours! I love highlighting powder! It is one product I cannot live without, because it disguises my tired eyes! Thank you for sharing your routine and the products you use! I am going to have to try a few of these.

    1. You’re welcome! I just put some on my face and it smells so good right now-haha makes me want coconut cake πŸ˜‰

  25. I am a big fan of the Rimmel BB Cream and have been using it for quite some time now. I just bought the Real Techniques sponge last night! I had a beauty blender before but I got tired of paying $20 for something I have to throw out in a few months. I hope I like this one just as much, I am loving my RT brush! That Lorac palette looks so pretty…I totally need to get it! Love your look πŸ™‚

    1. Thank-you! Seriously the rimmel bb cream is soo good! I’m always shocked at the amount of coverage it provides, yet it feels so lightweight on the skin. Enjoy your RT sponge! πŸ™‚

  26. Your so right about eyebrows, they are the widow box to the face. Have never tried NYX I must. The whole look is great. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank-you! I agree, eyebrows are so important! Filled in ones can dramatically change a person’s appearance too πŸ™‚

  27. Interesting to know the routine of other women, I always learn something. Am in need of new mascara, think I will check out Loreal telescopic

    1. It’s really good at separating the lashes and lengthening them. It’s my fave πŸ™‚

  28. You look very pretty! You are using some of my favorite products, like the e.l.f. brush and Wet N’ Wild lipstick.
    Lately, my routine has been: consider putting on makeup, say “nah”, walk away! Lol! Normally, though, I start with moisturizer, then prime and do my eyes, powder, blush, mascara. I don’t play around much with contouring or highlighting, but I should. I did makeup professionally for several years, so I guess I got burned out and lazy! Lol! Thanks for sharing your routine!

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