Since I've gotten a lot of requests and questions regarding my daily beauty routine I thought it apt to share it with you today. As a sleep-deprived second semester high school junior, speed is everything in the mornings. I pick out my outfits the night before so my morning routine is about 10-15 minutes, including makeup. I don't wear heavy makeup on a daily basis nor do I go au natural; I've settled on (about) a three minute routine in the morning. It make seem like a lot, but when it's habit it's so quick in the mornings. I've outlined each step + product for everyone who might need some help with a short routine/new products, so enjoy!
Step 1: Apply a small amount of Glossier priming moisturizer
I used to skip this step but ever since I discovered Gossier, this has been my go-to. It's a light-as-air and goes on smoothly and makes you feel a bit more refreshed in the morning. I also use this in my night routine to finish things off.
Step 2: Dr. Brant "Pores No More" Primer
I received a sample of this in my Birchbox about a year ago and I've used it almost every day since. I don't like to wear a ton of foundation for everyday occasions, so this primer is perfect. This is a product for all skin colors and it blends well!
Step 3: Nuetrogena powder
This is also the perfect product for the woman who says away from heavy face makeup. It's very light and I apply it all over after the primer. Plus, the color I use --natural beige-- is perfect because most other foundations matched for my skin tone are quite orange-y. Even though it may look lighter than my skin tone, it blends surprisingly well. This is my favorite drugstore buy and I always keep 2 in my bathroom at all times.
Step 4: Lorac eyeshadow
I bought this palette a long time ago, but it still remains my favorite palette. I tend to only wear browns and muted pinks on my eyelids, so it gives me a great range and I often mix a lot of them together.
I always do a thin line of liquid eyeliner every day and minimal mascara. Although liquid eyeliner may seem daunting to some, this Stila one is a breeze. I've been using it for many years and I've never had a dreaded liquid eyeliner fiasco. Plus, this Bobbi Brown mascara is a recent addition and I'm planning on buying at least 20 more tubes because it's the best one I've found.
Step 6: Bobbi Brown blush (Tawny)
I don't wear blush everyday, but when I do it's Bobbi Brown. Although I usually shy away from vivid pinks, I purchased this one after getting my makeup done for an event and realizing that I can wear pink blush without looking like a clown. To get a subtle look, I first use my brush and then shake some off before applying to get a subtle pink--less is better here!
Step 7: Glossier Face Mist
I've raved about this one before, but I think it deserves more. I always use this after applying all my makeup to set everything in and for a little more moisture.
And we've reached the last step. I do a spray for my wrists and then I spray twice and walk through, that easy.