Everyday Makeup Routine

everyday makeup routine

Last week, I spontaneously decided to share my everyday makeup routine on Shapchat. And it got such a positive reaction from you all, with so many follow up questions, that I decided I needed to convert the information I shared into a blog post. And plus, many of you asked that I create a blog post on it too! So here we go – I’m going to do my best to explain everything like I did on snapchat, but as always let me know if you had any specific questions!

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Everyday Makeup Routine – Step One: Foundation

I only recently started wearing foundation and I’m a total newbie. I don’t wear it every day, but my skin has been pretty spotty lately and so I’ve felt more comfortable/confident putting a thin little layer on before applying the rest of my face makeup (aka blush and bronzer).

I’m currently using Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Liquid Foundation and applying it with this brush. To be completely honest, it’s the only kind I’ve ever tried. I’ve heard the the Estee Lauder double wear is fabulous, but I’ve only ever tried this one. And until I run out of this bottle, I don’t think I’ll try another because this one is working great for me!


Everyday Makeup Routine – Step Two: Mascara

I’m really particular about my mascara. I don’t typically like the “cult favorites” that everyone else seems to rave about (like “Diorshow” and YSL “Shocking”) . My lash game is pretty weak, so I personally feel like I need A LOT of help in that department. Plus, only certain mascaras seem to work for me.

Currently, I’m using two mascaras for my everyday look – although I definitely don’t wear makeup everyday (#confessions). I apply Lancôme ‘Hypnôse Drama’ Instant Full Body Volume Mascara on my lashes first; I usually apply about 5 coats to get a decent amount on my lashes. Then, if there’s any clumping (or just to finish it off), I’ll separate my lashes slash brush them out with Benefit Cosmetic’s ‘They’re Real” Mascara. This combo has worked VERY well for me for the past 3 months. And when I’m not using the Lancôme, I’m using the Urban Decay Subversion (primer) and Perversion (mascara) duo and LOVE it.

Everyday Makeup Routine – Step Three: Eyeliner

If I was going to go through the hassle of putting on mascara, then I’m going to wear eyeliner as well. Personally, I don’t like how my eyes look with mascara only – it always look a little off for some reason.

The eye liner that I SWEAR by and that seriously changed my (makeup) like is the 24/7 Glide On Eye Liner Pencil in Perversion by Urban Decay. You guys, it’s THE BEST and I’ve been using it ONLY for 4 years – nothing else really compares in my opinion. I apply a thin line to the outer edge of my bottom lid waterline. And it pulls my entire “eye” look together.

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Everyday Makeup Routine – Step Four: Concealer

There are 2 different concealers that I use on a daily base – one being a little more intense (thicker) than the other. But I think if I had to choose just ONE makeup product, I’d pick concealer. There’s something so powerful about putting that stuff under my eyes that makes me feel like a brand new human!

Sometimes I use IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eyes Concealer under my eyes (but just a tiny bit because it’s SO thick) but I don’t use this one ALL the time because it’s sometimes a little too thick. Also, since it’s so sticky (which is a good thing I think), my mascara will sometimes chip off and get stuck under my eyes if that makes sense? But even still, I LOVE how it makes my eyes look – it brightens them SO WELL.

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Most of the time, however, I use Covergirl ‘Simply Ageless (color 210) on my eye lids (makes a BIG difference!) and then in the creases on either side of my nose or anywhere else I might have blemishes. For both concealers, I use the Bobbi Brown “foundation brush” for application.

Everyday Makeup Routine – Step Five: Blush

I’ve been using the same blush for about a year now and I really like – it’s Rockateur by Benefit Cosmetics. It’s a darker color so it sort of just looks like you’ve got bronzed cheek bones and looks super natural.

Everyday Makeup Routine – Step Six: Bronzer

I use all sorts of bronzers and don’t really have a favorite right now. But lately, I’ve been using Bare Minerals All Over Face Powder in “Warm” and love how evenly it goes on my face. Plus, it doesn’t typically look too caked on (especially after a few hours) and I love that.

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Outfit Details: Wearing Lush sleeveless tank (LOVE this! and have in SO many colors!) // Baublebar Statement Necklace // Rich Color Lip Gloss

Shop The Post: Foundation: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Liquid Foundation // Foundation Brush: Liquid Foundation Brush // Mascara: Lancôme ‘Hypnôse Drama’ Instant Full Body Volume Mascara // Benefit Cosmetic’s ‘They’re Real” Mascara // Mascara Primer: Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer // Eyeliner:  24/7 Glide On Eye Liner Pencil in Perversion // Concealer: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eyes Concealer // Covergirl ‘Simply Ageless // Concealer Brush: Bobbi Brown “foundation brush” // Blush: Rockateur by Benefit Cosmetics // Bronzer: Bare Minerals All Over Face Powder in “Warm”

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  • Reply
    Amanda Winters Livezey
    March 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I really like how you say about the foundation “well this works so I’m just going to stick with it until I run out” which is awesome because every other makeup tutorial I’ve read or watched is like “well this is my favorite for Tuesdays, but you know, if I have a little tan and it’s Wednesday then you HAVE to get these 5 other foundations too!” …I’m struggling to convince myself to put foundation on EVER, so if I have to choose between 2-5 different products you can forget about it (hate making decisions). I’m definitely going to try that eye pencil though, I’m about out of whatever I’ve been using and haven’t loved it.

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    K Craig
    July 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Can’t wait to try your makeup routine! Do you use any sort of primer or setting spray?

    • Reply
      Brighton Keller
      July 28, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      No – I have both and sometimes will use them but I really can’t tell the difference when I use them so I’m not consistent about it!

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    Vicky Orefice
    July 20, 2016 at 6:59 am

    The struggle with my lashes is real. While I have the length, I lack in volume (mind you, I use an eyelash curler). When I first apply the mascara they are on point and then by the time I’m walking out the door, straight as a board. #fail However, I only apply like two coats, so maybe I should apply more? And I will have to try that mascara combination!

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      Brighton Keller
      July 20, 2016 at 8:20 am

      totally feel your struggle Vicky! Mine are both SHORT and STRAIGHT! so I totally get it! okay this might sound crazy but I have tried something that I KNOW works. two tips for you.
      1. have you ever tried holding fire to your eyelash curler before curling your lashes? obiously you would do this BEFORE you put mascara on. use a match or a lighter and give it a try. it works like crazy.
      2. if you use the combination I’ve suggested, the SECOND stuff I talked about (the “they’re real” stuff) makes it easier for your lashes to curl. Although this mascara is a little bit harder to get off at night, something about it helps HOLD the curl when using a lash curler!

      let me know!

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    Rach Martin
    July 13, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I love all of the bareMinerals products, they always seem to look really great even hours after they’ve been applied!

    Rachel /

    • Reply
      Brighton Keller
      July 20, 2016 at 8:20 am

      I agree! and they look so nautral! which products do you use?

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    Marisa Market
    July 13, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Such a pretty post! I have a pretty simple make-up routine, so it’s nice to see what someone else’s routine is for inspiration!

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    Treats and Trends
    July 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I use that eyeliner too and it’s the best!! Goes on so smoothly and stays there!


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    July 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Gorgeous!! You always look amazing. I haven’t tried Make up Forever, BUT I have tried EL’s Double Wear and it is really full coverage but it’s amazinggg. I highly recommend if you want to try for a more full coverage look. Also, I recently have been wearing Tarte’s tinted moisterizer which is great for summer months because it’s a little lighter!!

    Hope you’re having a great day!! XO


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    July 13, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Ok so I need to start out by saying that it wasn’t that long ago that I found your sweet self & you’re easily one of my favorite bloggers now!! Seriously, showing your love for the Lord, your honestly & realness is so rare! Never stop being you! And thank goodness I’m not the only girl in her mid twenties who is just now getting into wearing foundation. I felt like a totally idiot walking into Sephora trying to pick one out! Ha. I’ve always been a mascara girl & maybe some blush but needed to step my game up. I actually just bought the brush you use yesterday becuase I didn’t like the one I had. Fingers crossed it a good one! I hope you have a great Wednesday & for the record I don’t think you talk too much on snapchat! :)

    Taylor |

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      Brighton Keller
      July 20, 2016 at 8:22 am

      I’m not sure how I missed this sweet comment, but I’m thankful to have found it a week later never the less! and haha thanks for the snapchat applause slash for telling me that I don’t talk too much – my siblings are literally always making fun of me! And I try to explain that it’s a “blogger” thing….because I get it, normal people don’t TALK to their snaphat and tell stories lol!

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