"No Make-up" Make up Routine

My make-up style can very much be described as “No Make-up” make-up. This term has been around forever and in my mind it pretty much means Make-up that looks natural as if you’re not wearing and or very little. I definitely take more time in the morning applying my skincare versus applying my make-up. I also believe a good makeup routine starts with a good skincare foundation. When getting ready in the morning, the most important thing is that my routine needs to be quick. I’ve somehow have gotten my make-up application down to about 10-15 minutes. If you’re interested in seeing my go to make-up routine, keep reading!

Further Reading: Skincare Routine

Primer + Sunscreen

The first step after applying my skincare is always sunscreen. The type of sunscreen depends on a few factors- but mostly based on the weather and heaviness of the moisturizer that was previously used.

During the summer and warmer months I would typically apply the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. As mentioned in my previous AM Skincare Routine, this particular sunscreen also functions as a primer and helps to provide a semi-matte finish. My oily skin loves this.

Everyday “No Make-up” Make-up Routine

Eyebrows- Eye brow pencil + brow gel

Since my forehead area tends to get pretty oil, I add a little bit of translucent powder to my eyebrows prior to filling them in. The powder helps my brows stay in place and not move around throughout the day. This a little method I call “baking my brows”.

I honestly think the longest part of routine is applying my brows. I typically stock-up on my ABH brow pencil and gel when they go on sale for half price. Other than that I purchase drug store formulas. I go through brow pencils so frequently that I could never see myself spending $20 or more on one.

Top Brow Picks:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil Wiz/Definer $21

Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Pencil $5-$8

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel $22

NYX Control Freak Brow Gel $5.00

Mascara + Primer

Primer- I’ve been using the Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer ($22) for years. The formula is a white opaque color that helps to nourish my lashes and protects them while wearing mascara. I noticed the formula also helps to add volume and length to my lashes.

Mascara- The Benefit Roller Lash ($25) - has been my favorite. I’ve tried many different mascara formulas and I keep coming back to this one. The formula length and curls your lashes. I typically redeem points for mini sizes or I purchase a full size when it goes on sale.

Concealer and Setting Concealer

Concealer- Glossier Stretch Concealer $18

Concealer- Becca Cosmetics Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer $32

My new favorite is the Glossier Stretch Concealer. I love that the formula is pretty pliable and hydrating. The coverage is on the light side. Concealers that I’ve tried in the past that are too matte often age me and make my eye area look worse. Sometimes I dab on a little of the Becca concealer (shade: Dark Golden) on top for extra brightness.

Setting Powder- Fenty Pro Filt’r Setting Powder $18 (mini size)

Immediately after concealer, I apply a little of the Fenty Beauty ProFilter powder (Shade: Nutmeg). I find that the powder is light weight and helps to blur the skin. Whatever powder I have left over in the cap I apply it to my t-zone (forehead, nose and cheeks) this helps to keep some of my oils at bay. But this powder doesn’t make your skin look too dry like a lot of other setting powders.


Bronzer- Becca Cosmetics Maui Nights $38

This is my absolute favorite bronzer. It pulls more on the red size and I feel like it compliments those with medium to deeper skin tones like myself. I also apply a little to the crease of my eye lids too. For those with lighter skin tones this makes a beautiful shadow color too! I honestly think this bronzer is so multi-functional and can used by all skin tones.

Blush- Glossier Cloud Paint in Storm $18

I debated about this blush for months. I kept saying to myself I don’t really wear blush nor do I know how to. But this formula is pretty easy to use and nicely pigmented. I dab a little bit of blush on cheeks and whatever is left over I apply to my eye lids for a light color. With this step I’m able to achieve a light wash of color that doesn’t look overdone.

Blush & Highlighter- Kosas Helios Cream Blush & Highlighter $34 *gifted

I love this highlighter for an everyday glow. I honestly think this cream formula changed my whole perspective on how I percived cream highlighters. It blends very easily and the color is not too intense.

Beauty Tools 

I don’t use many tools within my everyday routine. But the tools listed below are a must for me to get ready and I believe they help me to achieve a seamless application.

Beauty Blender $20- I know many people say all beauty sponges are alike. But I honestly don’t think so. I’ve tried multiple brands, but my favorite is the Beauty Blender. I use my beauty blender to blend my concealer, highlighter and blush.

LUXIE 504 LARGE ANGLED BRUSH - ROSE GOLD- $18- I received this brush in a Ipsy box years ago. I love using it for applying my bronzer and when I contour.


I know my routine and products are not for everyone. But I hope a deeper look into my routine can help you with yours.


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