TRight now Sephora is having their spring sale! They only do this a few times a year so it’s a great time to stock up on your faves or try something new you’v been eyeing. I thought it would be the perfect time to do an updated video of my simple everyday makeup routine. Many of the products I’m using are ones that I’ve used for years. They’re my holy- grail, tried-and-true favorites that work well for my skin and overall makeup routine. Being a new mom, I don’t always have time to do a full face of makeup. I typically only do this full routine if I’m filming or shooting content. It looks great on camera but also translates beautifully in person (aka, doesn’t look caked on!). On the other days, I pick and choose a few key products to make me feel put together and ready to take on the day.
Simple Everyday Makeup Routine
To prep my skin for makeup, I always start by applying Aquaphor to my lips. We always put moisturizer on our face, but sometimes forget to take care of our lips. It helps lipstick and lipgloss go on and stay on better. Next, I apply my sunscreen. No matter what time of year it is, always wear it. I talk all about sunscreen and why you should wear it every day, year round HERE. Then, I apply my holy-grail primer. I love it because you can actually see a noticeable difference with it blurring out your pores. Then, you don’t need as much foundation and allows for a smoother application.
The primer and sunscreen are two of the only products not sold at Sephora. On Tula’s site, you can use my code STRAWBERRYCHIC for 15% your entire purchase.
Then, I go in with the Charlotte Tilbury flawless filter (shade 2) and put it on the high points of my face for a subtle glow. This product is 100% worth all the hype it receives on social media. You can wear it alone for a light, glowy complexion or layer it under makeup.
Now we’re ready for foundation. I started using a damp beauty blender again to blend out my foundation, and I don’t know why I ever switched. If you want your makeup to look like skin, I would try it! This one (shade 2CR) is a little bit of a splurge, but I have been very impressed with it. In the video above I used a tinted moisturizer in the shade blush. Next, I go in with my favorite concealer (vanilla) that I’ve also been using for years. It’s a hydrating concealer that gives great coverage to your under eyes and doesn’t crease or look cakey. It just makes your eyes look awake and happy. To set the foundation and concealer, I use the setting powder by Charlotte Tilbury (fair). It’s not drying and does a great job of blurring.
Now that you have a great base, it’s time to add some color and the fun stuff. I love this highlight and contour palette. I apply the bronzer onto my cheekbones, jawline and down the sides of my nose to add back some dimension. Then, I use the highlighting side of the contour palette down the tip of my nose, above my lips and right above the cheekbones. Finish with a light dusting blush on the top of your cheekbones. I’m loving this one from Chanel in rose bronze.
The only time I do this next step is if I need to be on camera, but it makes a huge difference in contouring and slimming your face a bit. I apply a good amount of the Laura Mercier loose powder to my brush and apply the powder to the bottom of my cheekbone and right above my cheekbone, being careful not to get too low below my eye. To reference this technique, you can watch the YouTube video above. After I finish off the rest of my makeup, I use a fluffy brush to dust away the excess powder. If you haven’t tried this technique yet, I highly recommend it!
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I start with a matte cream color to create a nice base for my eye makeup. I love the color brule from Mac. Then, I go in with my bronzer again and use this color in the crease of my eye and slightly above the crease. My favorite, highly-sophisticated technique to getting a clean line on my eye and not letting the eyeshadow color fall outside of my eye area is putting a business card from the corner of my eye to the end of my brow line. Works like a dream and gives a really clean, defined line. Try it!
For the rest of my eye makeup, I use this Charlotte Tilbury eye palette. To get the details for how I use this palette, refer to my YouTube video above. I use the business card trick until I’m finished with my eye shadow.
After I’m finished applying eyeshadow, I go in with this eyeliner (I prefer brown) that I’m pretty sure I was using with my very first YouTube video. It’s one of the few that doesn’t transfer to to lid and it’s a very small point to get the perfect winged eye look. Now it’s time for mascara with my all-time favorite, Dior Overcurl (I used a drugstore mascara in the video above).
To finish the eye area, I fill in my brows with the Tarte brow pomade (golden brown) with an angled brush. It gives a deeper look to your eyebrows than an eyebrow pencil, and have really been loving it. I typically blend it out with a spoolie and my finger to soften the front portion of my brow.
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My normal go-to lipstick is Pillow Talk by Charlotte Tilbury. But I’ve switched it up since the summer and have been going with a nude instead. I start by lining my lips with Iconic Nude by Charlotte Tilbury. If you love lip products, this post is for you! The liner helps define your lips and helps the lipstick color last longer. Then I go over the liner with Mac’s Peach Blossom that’s a great nude and doesn’t wash my fair skin out. Finally, I finish the look with a Dior gloss (beige) to take the Peach Blossom to the next level of pretty. 🙂
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I keep my makeup brushes pretty simplified, and don’t overcomplicate it too much. I love this brush for blending my foundation and concealer. It doesn’t suck up too much of the product while blending, and leaves a nice finish. For my setting powder, I use a denser brush out of an Amazon brush set. Mine is sold out, but found this highly-rated set that looks pretty similar.
I use this contour brush for contouring my face with my bronzer. It features an angle and makes the contouring part of my makeup routine simple. Then, I go in with my blush brush also from Chanel. My best friend gifted me these two brushes last Christmas, and are so well made. In fact, if you have a beauty-loving friend, a beauty product from Chanel makes such a great gift because their packaging is gorgeous and can’t go wrong with their products.
What I Purchased at the Sephora Sale
Other Repurchased Sephora Favorites
Here are some of my favorite go-to items I repurchase again and again from Sephora, including my all time favorite dry shampoo.
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Did you purchase anything from this year’s Sephora sale? If so, let me know what you bought in the comments below!