The Search for "Everyday Makeup"

Last week, I happened upon this look and thought it was a nice one for everyday. (Can someone tell me why my skin is so... bumpy/pore-ish? Blah!)


I'm sad to admit that my everyday makeup routine typically consists of nothing. Well, moisturizer and sometimes lip balm, but otherwise nothing. I'm always pressed for time in the mornings, and as I've discovered, VERY very slow at makeup application and even more so in the mornings.

At most, I can manage 5 minutes to throw together some makeup, so it was a few months ago that I decided I should figure out a go-to routine so I can use all the products that I love! (See previous look attempts here and here)

fotd products

Needless to say, I've figured out nothing and still can't get into the habit of makeup everyday!

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Rich Mahogany - as liner
MAC Charcoal Brown eyeshadow - crease & contour
Fresh Umbrian Clay Concealer #3
Nars Tinted Moisturizer in St Moritz
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige - all over lid
Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed
Dior Diorshow Maximizer
Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara

I can never manage to fit in ALL of these products in a morning - last time I tried, I managed to do Nars TM, Fresh concealer, Mac Charcoal Brown, and then a quick smushing (yes, I use this word regularly) of the Maybelline Color Tattoos. I think if I tried to put on mascara and curl my lashes, that just by itself would take me 5 minutes! (And that is one reason I'm not wearing mascara in this photo!)

If I did have a few more minutes, or managed not to be inept... (I can dream, right?) I would also include a liner and do tightlining (Sephora Flashy Liner in Taupe is a current favorite), or replace the Color Tattoos with any number of neutral eyeshadow products, or just a quick swipe of a shadow pencil for speed. I also love my Givenchy Mister Light Corrector Pen, so I'd probably throw that in for the shadows on my face. And LIPS! I wish I could remember to put something on my lips... what do I even have all that nice lipstick for??

... I really don't know how anyone puts on makeup fast, or even at all in the mornings. Kudos to you for having the time and skill to do it quickly! :)

What do you think of this look? Do you have any tips for a quick morning routine? :) Do you think I should try to show you guys more looks?