You guys asked for it and here it is! By some miracle I've managed to get my everyday makeup routine down to just four products (unless you count what I use to fill in my eyebrows; I left that out). The most important things for me is a clear, glowing complexion and big, bold lashes. I'm not a huge fan of eyeliner or eyeshadow during the day, but you can always add those if you're going for a more dramatic look.

First, I mix a few pumps of facial moisturizer (any will do, so just use whatever works best for you) with a pea-sized amount of Mac Studio Fix Fluid. While this is by far my favorite foundation, it is a little heavy for everyday use, so I do this to make it wear more like a tinted moisturizer. I apply the mixture with my Sigma F80 flat kabuki brush, which gives a really even, airbrushed-looking coverage.

Next, I contour my face with bronzer and highlight my cheekbones with blush. My favorite duo is NARS Laguna & Orgasm, which you can conveniently buy together. I think I'm on my third one of these right now and that says a lot considering my commitment issues with makeup. For the contouring, I use my Sigma F40 large angled brush and apply the bronzer right underneath my cheekbones. I've been using some random brush I found in my drawer for blush, but I apply it from the tops of my cheekbones to my temples.

Finally, I finish the look with several coats of L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black, letting it semi-dry in between coats. I cannot sing enough praises about this mascara. It is a brilliant color, pretty much as black as mascara can be, and it's very easy to build, without becoming a clumpy mess.

And voila, all done and ready for a day out!


  1. Great summer look! I am addicted to Nars Orgasm!

  2. I love loreal's carbon black mascara! great everyday makeup look, it's light, easy and perfect for summer :)



  3. I finally, finally bought L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black (I think I owned it back in HS, but that seems like forever ago now) and I can't wait to use it!

    Coral @ keepinupwithcoral.blogspot.com

  4. Wow! Only 4 products? That is awesome. I have never tried mixing moisturizer with foundation. Do you do a layer of moisturizer first and then add the combo?



    1. I dab a little moisturizer in areas that are extra dry first, then apply the combo. :)