One of the questions I get asked more than anything else is how to do basic makeup for everyday. It doesn’t have to be fussy, complicated or full of expensive products. A simple classic face can take you so far both professionally and personally so I want to give you that tool to succeed. Let’s be real, pretty is not the rent you pay to exist in this world however, use it to be powerful. This is the everyday makeup look everyone needs and I’m here to tell you how.
I always start with a nice clean slate, I have fallen in love with the Neutrogena healthy skin anti-aging perfector. It has retinol in a nice light coverage, I don’t believe in heavy coverage day to day. The more coverage you wear the more you need. I also add a little concealer, I personally prefer ELF 16 hour camo concealer or the Loreal Infallible Concealer. My whole face gets set with Coty Airspun powder, this powder is incredible for creating a flawless finish.
Now that we have a beautiful and simple base I like to add depth back in the face. Now the key is keeping the contour super light. When you use a base and contour you wipe out most of the depth to your face. Adding light contour adds the depth back to the face. I personally love the Lorac Pro Contour Palette because no matter the time of year you have great options for color. I then add NARS Orgasm for my blush.
From here I fill in my brows, I’m in love with the NYX micro brow pencil. I brush them, then using short small strokes fill in my brows making them look natural. I then use the Tartlette in Bloom Palette.
- Charmer as the highlight
- Funny Girl on the lid
- Rocker in the crease
- Smokeshow on the outer crease
This creates a simple and classic eyeshadow look that emphasizes your eyes while still being classic and beautiful. I love the look of a black brown eyeliner and for day it’s my go to with the tiniest bit of lift at the corner. I also put a thin line of eyeliner in the lash line under my eye. Finish off with a coat of mascara and you have a simple everyday look that’s perfect for the office and everyday.
To make any great makeup look shine skin care is so important, check out my latest post on skin care. I hope this everyday makeup look gives you the confidence to wear a simple look everyday that makes you look polished and put together.