MY DAILY MAKE UP ROUTINE
Hey! It’s my FACE! I have gotten an uptick recently in reader DMs and emails requesting my daily beauty and hair routine so I am reposting here to the front page. As always if you ever have a question feel free to DM me or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)! Now onto my tutorial…
I first tried Charlotte Tilbury’s products a few years back, and I have to say, it was a complete game changer for me. I use other brands, as you will see below, but as of late, Charlotte Tilbury has been dominating my beauty cabinet. It sounds super cheesy, but sometimes you find a brand that makes you feel like the best version of yourself, and Charlotte Tilbury does just that for me.
Why I love it? As someone with normal skin and a slightly oily T zone, I find that thicker, non-oily creams work best on my face. The Charlotte Tilbury Magic cream is thick, non-oily, and a little goes a long way. This product seems to last and last!
STEP TWO // Using my fingertips, I apply Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter (shade number 2) all over my face.
Why I love it? I don’t like wearing heavy foundations, but do want something that evens out my skin and provides a thin layer of coverage. The Charlotte Tilbury Flawless filter achieves that while also creating an all over highlighter glow that leaves my skin looking and feeling dewy and fresh. This look may be a bit much for some, and I know several friends who use this product, but prefer it more sparingly and only on cheekbones, bridge of the nose, etc. If I am looking *extra tired* I will sometimes apply shape tape below my eyes to brighten!
STEP THREE // Using a large featherweight powder brush I lightly apply a small amount of Laura Mercier Mineral Powder all over, and in a circular, sweeping motion.
Why I love it? This lightweight mineral powder helps to provide a bit of coverage, takes down the shine on my face ever so slightly, and sets my moisturizer and foundation for long days ahead.
STEP FOUR // Next, I contour using a the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Duo. Using a sculpting brush I’ll apply the bronzer below my cheekbones, along the sides of my nose, and across the top of my forehead/hairline. I then apply the highlighter to my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, temples, and center of my chin. Using a blending brush I then blend together so everything looks more natural.
Why I love it? Contouring can be hard and finding the right product can be super confusing. I found this product matched my skin tone perfectly, was easy to apply, and lasted throughout the day!
STEP FIVE // Using the Charlotte Tilbury Eyebrow Gel (shade ‘soft brown’) I brush the gel upward on my eyebrows to help darken them as well as give a fuller look.
Why I love it? Having lighter brows, I have found filling in my eyebrows with a pencil looks too harsh and un-natural on me. This gel enables my brows to look fuller, darker, and more natural, all in a really easy and quick to apply step!
STEP SIX // I create more dimension in my eyes by applying two shades of shadow from the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette (shade ‘the sophisticate’). I apply the lightest shade all over my lids, then using a crease brush, apply the next darkest shade to the creases of my eyelids.
Why I love it? I love all of my makeup to reside in more of the brown/tan world vs. anything with red or pink undertones. This palette is a beautiful tan/neutral shade that doesn’t flare too orange (as many tan/brown shadows do) and it also does not have any shimmer. I prefer any shadow I use to be flat or matte. It can be difficult to find the right shade that also doesn’t have any shimmer and shine to it – but this one fits the bill.
STEP SEVEN // Next, I get dramatic and add a cat eye. Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Liner has been a staple for me for the past seven years. The very fine, easy to use marker-tip allows me to quickly and accurately draw on a simple cat eye each morning.
Why I love it? It is waterproof, easy to apply, SUPER black in color, and the tip doesn’t become worn or lose its accuracy over time.
STEP EIGHT // Add this mascara to help open up the eye and complement my shadow and cat eye!
Why I love it? This mascara is super thickening (without lots of clumps) and lengthens nicely. It stays on amazingly well throughout the day and never flakes off!
STEP NINE // If you have been following me for a number of years you know Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is my FAVORITE. While living in SF, and through my early days in NYC, I constantly wore Beso but over the past few years I’ve switched it up and Baci has been my newest go-to!
Why I love it? It is a liquid lipstick that goes on easy and dries matte. If you do not like having anything dry/matte on your lips this product probably isn’t for you. It stays on all day – even through meals – and is simply an incredible formula overall.
STEP TEN // The final step is to set it all! I use Urban Decay All-Nighter to set my final look. From about a foot away from my face, I spray 4-5 times in a simple T motion.
Why I love it? For the price, it is the best setting formula I have found. I works like a charm and isn’t oily or sticky.
And drumroll…HERE IS MY FACE ALL DONE!