October 10, 2011

Morning Makeup Routine: The Essentials

I don't function well in the mornings.  It has nothing to do how much sleep I got or whether or not I hopped up right away when the alarm went off, I am just not or ever will be a morning person.  Mid-afternoon, yes, evening, yes, morning definitely not.  My makeup routine in the morning is very basic, so even if I was half unconscious and am in a rush (both of which I usually am) I would be able to do it.  The skincare is very basic; wash and moisturize and even the makeup is fairly minimal.  I will always spend a little extra time playing up my eyes, since they are my favorite feature. Even if I skip the foundation, the eyes still get lined and I always apply a couple coats of mascara.

Step 1: Wash face
Product: Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser

Step 2: Moisturize
Product: Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer

Step 3: Foundation, applied with fingers
Product: Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Foundation in E20 Peaches & Cream

Step 4: Brush brows upward and fill
Product: Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil

Step 5: Apply light color shadow all over lid
Product: Urban Decay eyeshadow in Virgin from the Dangerous Palette

Step 6: Eyeliner
Product: Almay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black or Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Rockstar

Step 7: Mascara
Product: Diorshow Mascara in Black

Step 8: Lip Balm
Product: Soft Lips Pure Organic Lip Conditioner in Pomegranate

If I have extra time in the morning (which is mostly never) I brush on some blush and apply a lipstick. I hope you enjoyed looking at my morning makeup routine.  I would love to hear about some of your favorite products that you use in your morning routine.


  1. that dior is one of my favorites!!

    XO Sahra
    PS Don't forget to check out my Hallie Friedman Jewelry giveaway on my blog!

  2. I like the minimal make-up look anyway!(if you can get away with it)

  3. Sahra thanks for checking out my blog. I like how your blog post had photos for all your steps in your makeup routine.

  4. I like to keep it simple in the mornings, too :)

  5. Oh wow you have great products! I love your routine! :) It's always so interesting to see what other people do before they go out :)




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