10-Step Daily Makeup Routine

For a girl that loves all things beauty and makeup, I keep it surprisingly simple on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, I love trying out new looks and experimenting with makeup, but for running around or school, I just sometimes can’t be bothered (we’ve all been there). The one thing I love almost as much as makeup is sleep, which is another reason my daily makeup is so simple. My classes begin at 7:45 am so I tend to leave waking up until the last possible minute – around 7:00 am. I am far from a morning person, so putting on even a swipe of makeup is an accomplishment.

So, for all you lazy girls out there, I thought I would share my super quick and easy makeup routine – it only takes me 10 minutes! If I decide to put in a little effort, eyeshadow usually adds about another 5 minutes. Either way, this routine is ridiculously short and simple but still allows me to look awake and like I tried to look decent!

Just a note that I didn’t include any pictures of my face pre-makeup. I have been having a bad few days with my skin and although one day I hope to be comfortable sharing my bare face with the world, today is not that day.

Step 1: Primer

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Product: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer

I absolutely love this primer! I use it all over my face and use my fingertips to apply. On a good skin day, this could honestly be used by itself with a little concealer!

Step 2: Foundation

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Product: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Shade 120

I seriously love this foundation. The coverage is perfect for me and it feels like I’m not even wearing a foundation! I apply this foundation with my Fenty Foundation Brush   , working the product from the inside of my face to the outer edges, making sure to blend into all creases and down my neck for an even coverage.

Step 3: Concealer

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Product: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Shade Creme Brûlée (Sold Out)

I’ve raved about this concealer like three times, so I won’t do it again. I use this on my problem spots and as a primer for my eyeshadow. If I have bags underneath my eyes I will use a little bit of this to cover them up. I blend in the concealer using the Morphe Pointed Foundation Brush.

Step 4: Brows

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Products: IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pencil, Shade Universal Taupe & Chella Beauty Eyebrow Defining Gel

To achieve bold but natural brows, I first like to brush the hairs upwards using the spooley side of my brow pencil. I line the complete underneath of my brow with the pencil and ¾ of the top side. I fill in the end and thicker parts of my brows with longer, harder strokes of the pencil. On the fronts of my brows, I use short, light strokes going towards my forehead to achieve a natural look. I then use the spooley to blend my brows out. Finally, I finish my brows with a few swipes of my clear eyebrow gel to lock them in place.

Step 5: Eyeshadow

Product: Morphe Bronzed Mocha Eyeshadow Palette

If I decide to do eyeshadow, I normally look to my Morphe Bronzed Mocha Palette. The shades are super neutral and perfect for everyday use. For a transition shade, I apply the shade middle shade in the top row in my crease. It’s a beautiful light brown that is excellent as a transition. I then use the second shade in the third row all over my lid (after I spray my brush with my rosewater spray). Finally, I use the second shade in the second row as my crease shade, blending into my outer corner and inner third. If necessary, I reapply a little bit of the lid shade to emphasis the shimmer. Also, if I’m getting even more into my makeup, I’ll smudge my crease color onto my lower lash line and throw a little highlighter into my inner corner

Step 6: Eyeliner

Product: Ciaté London Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner

Honestly, I almost never wear eyeliner, but if I do a full eyeshadow look, I feel like I have to add a tiny sliver of liner. I actually have two different shaped eyes, so wings and shapes don’t really work for me. Instead, I just draw a very thin line against my lashes to just darken the root up a little but. I decided against eyeliner when taking pictures for this blog, but I thought I would include it.

Step 7: Mascara

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Product: IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-In-1 Mascara

If I was only allowed to wear one makeup product for the rest of my life, it would be mascara. Even if I skip eyeshadow, mascara is a must. It opens up my eyes and makes me seem awake and ready for the day – even when I’m totally not. For application, I like to curl the wand as I apply to coat the lashes from root to tip and to curl the lashes. I also shimmy the wand and push the lashes towards my nose so that they seem like they are standing up straighter.

Step 8: Contour

Product: Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Contour Palette in Light to Medium

I contour using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette. I use the middle contour shade (Fawny) to contour my cheekbones, jawline, forehead, and nose. For everyday, I don’t like to have too much contour, so I use lightly to add a little definition. I use the Morphe Angled Brush Brush to achieve this look.

Step 9: Bronzer & Blush

Products: Benefit Hoola Lite Matte Bronzer & Benefit GALifornia Blush

Over top of the contour that I just applied, I lightly apply Hoola Lite with my Morphe Bronzer Brush to soften out the contour. I apply everywhere I applied my contour, and if I’m looking extra pale, I’ll add a little to my forehead or chin. Bronzer is a must to me to add some color back into my pale skin! For the blush, I use lightly with my Morphe Powder Brush onto my cheeks. I apply in line with the apples of my cheeks, but I start just behind the apples so I don’t accentuate my chubby cheeks!

Step 10: Lips

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Product: Nyx Intense Butter Gloss in Tres Leches

Last but not least – lips! Especially in the winter time, it feels like my lips are dull and colorless. To avoid this, I like to add some type of nude matte or glass to my lips to brighten up my entire look. Usually, I lean towards my Nyx Intense Butter Gloss to achieve this. I apply a little bit of the product onto the center of my bottom lip with the wand and then lightly rub my lips together. After that, I blend the product towards the edges of my lips with my ring finger.


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Clearly, this look is super simple, easy, and short. On a day to day basis, I like keeping my makeup clean and fresh. Notice how I didn’t use a powder to make my face look dull and cakey! I always finish up my makeup with a couple sprits of my Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray so that it stays all day.

I hope that if you’re a beginner in makeup, looking to switch up your routine, or just curious about others’ routines, this post has been useful for you! As always, thank you for viewing my post and website! My next post will go up on Friday, so stay tuned! Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe to my newsletter so you never forget about a post.

Xx, Emy Diaries

**If you missed last week’s post about my fitness routine and self-esteem, click HERE