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
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Using Jordana’s Powder Blush in Rose Silk, I lightly apply blush to the apples of my cheeks.
- Next, I apply 2 coats of black mascara to my top and bottom eyelashes. My go to mascara is Loreal Telescopic Mascara.
- 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
What’s your daily makeup routine? Share with me your must-have products in the comments below!
Have a great Wednesday!- Cara
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I love using the NYX Milk pencil as a primer. And I love the Garnier Moisture Rescue, although lately I’ve been using Nivea Soft. It’s always fun to check out what others are using!
It’s seriously the best eye primer in my book- so easy to use! 🙂
Sounds like a pretty great routine, girlie! Good to do daily
Thanks girl! I like keeping it pretty quick and easy during the week! 🙂
Would love to see a non-toxic/sustainable beauty review, do you use any products in that category?
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?
Gorgeous! I need to try those Jordana blushes- it looks super pretty on you!
Thank-you so much! 🙂 They are very inexpensive but have great pigmentation!
Awesome post – thanks for sharing! You should so do a vlog! Your makeup is always perfect and gorgeous!
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! 🙂
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!
Aw thank-you! I seriously have to moisturize otherwise my face would be like the desert-haha
Such a beauty! I love reading about other people’s routines and hearing about products. Thanks for sharing gorgeous!
Aw thank-you! I always like seeing what people’s routines are too!
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. 🙂
Sounds very similar to my routine! Us busy mamas gotta keep it simple 😉
Love to hear people’s beauty routines! Starting with a moisturizer is a must! Xx
I agree! Moisturized skin sets the foundation of the whole look 🙂
Rimmel is my favorite drugstore brand – great choice!!
Thank-you! I really love their foundation products!
i love that jordana blush–one of my faves!!!
Thanks girl! They have such pretty shades!
I have that elf contour brush and I love it.
It works really well! I’m always thoroughly impressed with the elf brushes, especially considering the price point. 🙂
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?
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! 🙂
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.
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.
Your makeup looks so pretty! I love your lipstick color!
Thanks Brie! I’m such a pink girl when it comes to lipstick 🙂
I’m so glad you posted this as you always look flawless! Gorgeous as usual gurlie <3
Aw thank-you! 🙂
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!
Thanks! Oh can’t wait to see the review of that, I’ve heard great things 🙂
Sounds like a great routine! Simple and classic. I need to start working on my makeup game!
I like keeping it simple during the week and then going for more glammed up looks on the weekend when I have more time 🙂
I love the nyx brow products! So amazing!
I agree, they are great!
I love getting to know the makeup routines of different women. I like to keep my everyday makeup simple and neutral.
I do too! It’s always neat to see everybody’s daily routines.
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 skin—wash twice a day, moisturize and sunscreen!
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 🙂
i just use concealer and eyeliner!
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 🙂
I love this look on you. So simple and beautiful!
Thanks Kristin! 🙂
Thanks for sharing!! I love this all natural look 🙂
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.
Thanks, love you too!
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
Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 I always like seeing into people’s daily routines!
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
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! 🙂
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
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.
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 🙂
Hey Cara! Thanks for the follows on Social! I love that your makeup routine is all drugstore products – very duplicatable!
You’re welcome! Yes, I’m a big fan of drugstore products 🙂
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 🙂 Being a girl is so much fun sometimes!
Thank-you! It really does make you feel more confident. I agree, being a girl is fun 😉
I love elf brushes! They have a small stipple brush that is my favorite for blending my under eye concealer!
Yes! I do the same thing with my elf stippling brush! Great minds 😉
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.
Beauty With Lily
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. 🙂
I keep hearing great things about the Lorac pallets, I’ll have to give them a try!
Nellwyn | http://www.thecardinalpress.com
They are seriously my favorite palettes. Great quality shadows and such a great color selection as well. 🙂
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!!
Aw thank-you! I really always do appreciate your extremely kind comments, Andrea 🙂
I love getting a glimpse into people’s daily routines.
Me too! I love the posts on what’s in people’s purses too for some reason haha
Filling in my brows is my favorite part of doing my makeup haha! SO pretty!
Thanks girl! Haha yeah I enjoy filling in my brows too. It’s amazing how much it dramatically can change one’s appearance.
Your skin looks so flawless.
Love you in your glasses
Thank-you! I wear them on days I’m tired..haha which is like everyday here lately 😉
I LOVE your glasses!! They are so cute!!! share details please!
Thank-you! I call them my cat eye glasses 🙂 They are the Metaphor brand from Sears optical.
Your makeup always looks seriously flawless! I might try to youtube how to contour but it looks so complicated!! LOL
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 😉
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!
Thank-you! 🙂 It provides just as much coverage yet it still allows my skin to breathe, which I love!
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
Thank-you! I always think evening out the skin on the face is so important, so I love your routine 🙂
You look gorgeous! I’m right there with you, I always do my eyebrows. Even if I don’t put anything else on my face I always have to fill in my eyebrows. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes
Thank-you! Yes, filled in eyebrows are a must! 🙂
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.
That’s what I use mine for too! It works wonders 😉
I want to try that coconut moisturizer! I’ve never used a lot of the products you featured, thanks for sharing!
Laura | Laura Aime Vous
You’re welcome! I just put some on my face and it smells so good right now-haha makes me want coconut cake 😉
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 🙂
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! 🙂
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.
Thank-you! I agree, eyebrows are so important! Filled in ones can dramatically change a person’s appearance too 🙂
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
It’s really good at separating the lashes and lengthening them. It’s my fave 🙂
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!