Wednesday, February 25, 2015

5 Minute Makeup Routine

Most days you can find me loungin' around my house with the fresh faced "no makeup" look.  Unless we're going out to dinner or have an event to go attend, I really put minimal effort into my every day makeup routine.  I've always put a heavy emphasis on a proper skincare regimen thus eliminating the need for heavy daytime makeup.  In reality, if you have healthy glowing skin, natural barely there makeup that enhances your natural features is really all you need!  

Below is my minimal makeup routine that I wear every day & can be applied in under 5 minutes.  I swear by all of these products, having reviewed the majority of them on here in the past, and would whole heartedly recommend them to any of my girlfriends.

After applying my daily moisturizer, I apply Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream under my eyes and let that set in while I move on to my tinted moisturizer.  I've been using Estée Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint for years and love it for a really light amount of coverage.  It automatically color corrects to your unique skin tone, provides SPF 15 coverage and is perfect for a barely there look.  If I need a bit more coverage for days when I have any blemishes, or just want a more "finished look" I'll reach for my Jouer Matte Moisture Tint.  I reviewed this tinted moisturizer last year and still love it!  You can read my full review on it here.

After applying my tinted moisturizer, I sweep a light bronzer on my cheekbones and around the temples of my forehead using my Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush.  I usually go back and forth between a few different bronzers, depending on how tan I am {right now it's non existent lol!} but more often than not, I use Jouer Mineral Powder Bronzer - lalalove this bronzer!

Next, I brighten up the dark circles under my eyes that I've been genetically gifted with using YSL Touche Éclat' and gently pat that in using my ring finger.  This is a miracle product, and I've been hooked on it for around 7 years so I highly, highly recommend this to anyone!  The color that I use is #2.5 Luminous Vanilla.

After brightening up my under eye area, I use Bobbi Brown No Smudge mascara.  I absolutely love it this mascara!  It's a long lasting, water proof mascara {perfect for the humid Miami weather}, and lengthens + thickens my lashes to no end!  This mascara can also be used in combination with any of your other favie mascaras, just layer No Smudge on at the end and it instantly makes it waterproof!  

Filling in my brows really seems to frame my face, and this is one step that I can't leave the house without doing.  As silly as that sounds, I don't feel like my face looks the same without doing this.  Anastasia makes a great brow filler powder {I use the color medium brown}, and this product has lasted me for almost 2 years!  If you're looking for a great brow product, I definitely would suggest checking this one out!

Lastly, I finish my look by lightly applying blush to the apples of my cheeks.  I use several different blushes and it just basically depends on my mood + what I'm wearing that day that determines which one I'll apply.  Some of my all time favorites are:

Mac Blushbaby {pictured} - this is a great matte beige pink blush.  Very natural looking.

Mac Warm Soul -  golden beige mineralized blush with a pearlized shimmer.  Looks great with everything!

Nars The Multiple in South Beach - pearlized, shimmering apricot.  Perfect with a tan!

Mac Melba - soft matte coral peach.  

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar - gives a nice glow to your face.

Fill me in, chicas!  What are your favorite makeup products that you can't live without?


  1. Your makeup always look flawless and better yet, perfect so I'm definitely interested in trying some of these products!! Mostly the blush since I'm due for a new one and the product i'm most interested in trying next is the bare minerals cream that is like a cc cream, bb cream and foundation all in one!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. My new favorite is Revision Intellishade. Its a tinted moisturizer with SPF. It also color corrects to your skin tone. Its light but gives great coverage. Its gluten free which I love. My skin is very sensitive so I have to be careful of the ingredients.

    1. I've never heard of that! Headed to do some research now ;)

  3. I really want to try that Bobbi Brown eye cream - you're the second person I've heard talk about it you love it? I've been using La Mer eye cream, but not long enough to determine whether or not I love it (plus I just got a few little samples when I bought the moisturizer, so they will be gone soon). xx

    1. I LOVE it! I've used for for around 3 years and would never switch. I swear it's made a huge difference with the fine lines around my eyes. :)

  4. Thanks for the post Andy, it was very informative. I love "no make up" look and have been looking for a nice tinted moisturizer, I will definitely check out the one by Estée Lauder that you recommend.

    1. It's great for the "no makeup" look! Let me know if you end up trying it...



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