Everyday Makeup Routine

As much as I love playing around with my makeup, I've fallen into a routine using mostly the same products every day so that I can spend those few extra minutes in bed before having to get up for work.

I work in an office, but it's right next to a machining floor so if I wear too much on my face I feel a little too dirty and grimy by lunchtime.  I've been using a light layer of a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, but anything else feels too heavy.  On really good skin days I'll use the Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream - I like this because it's moisturizing and it's a good color match for me. It's one of the only drugstore BB Creams I've tried with a more pinky undertone.  It does have a strong smell that I can notice for awhile after putting this on, but it doesn't bother me too much.  If I want a bit more coverage, I'll use the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in the shade Cameo.  I've never tried a tinted moisturizer with better coverage than this.  It evens out my skintone while still looking like skin.  If there are any pesky spots still peeking through I'll cover them up with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in the shade 15 (Fair).

Next I'll move on to my brows. My holy grail is the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, although I try to rotate in the Eyebrow Cake Powder by Nyx in Ash/Taupe so I can go longer without having to buy another Brow Wiz.  If I'm running late, I go for the Brow Wiz, and if I have more time I'll use the powder.

For my eyes I keep it simple with a wash of a cream eyeshadow - usually Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Nude Compliment, which is like a cooler-toned version of Bad to the Bronze (my other favorite).  I draw in a little definition on my outer corners and also tightline with the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in the shade Corrupt.  I like using this dark brown shade for every day rather than a black one because it looks softer.  Lastly I'll curl my eyelashes and coat them with the L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara.

My cheeks tend to get red during the day in the summer so I usually avoid blush, but when I have been wearing anything I've been reaching for the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed - it's a very neutral color that goes with everything and is actually very sculpting as well as brightening.

I finish off the look with a neutral lip color that's easy to touch up during the day. I usually go for the Dior Lip Glow, Syrup by MAC, or the Nyx Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake.

What are some products in your daily routine?