My Current Makeup Routine [January 2020]

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OUTFIT DETAILS: DRESS [wearing size small – highly recommend!]

The entire family is sick – and we have all just passed it around unfortunately. I am behind on work this week but have enjoyed being able to snuggle Luke & Sophie. Saturday AM one of my assistants came in because we had a few deadlines and I had to gather the energy to bring myself together and get them done. Anyway, while I was doing this I shared a few snaps on my IG stories – just quick little videos showing how I apply eye shadow and all — totally on the fly and not a tutorial. I ended up getting SO many DMs and my assistant and I were so overwhelmed. Neither of us could keep up so I thought I’d pull all products together into one post for you. If you are new – I post about beauty 2x per week so I have TONS of beauty content here on my blog- everything from reviews, to skincare, to hair care, etc. You can find all of it under the ‘BEAUTY’ tab.


#1. PRIMER || I used the Elf Poreless Primer – it is SO good! [Of course good skincare is really the BEST way to prime your skin for flawless makeup application! I would never apply makeup without my skincare routine. I will cover that this month so make sure you check back!

#2. FOUNDATION || Loving THIS foundation [shade ‘Khaki’] lately! Casey Holmes told me about it- she has a full review on her YouTube channel. The Becca Ultimate Full Coverage Foundation is truly a full coverage, long wearing foundation. I absolutely ADORE this one – it is all I have been wearing! It covers my melasma but it has a really nice finish – almost dewy! Not dewy but not matte – very fresh looking! I have been using one pump of the foundation and one pump of THIS to get a more glowy, hydrated look! [Used THIS Sigma F80 brush to apply.] I do this because my skin is dry by nature but more dry during the winter and I need all of the hydration boost I can get. This is an illuminating + hydrating product that gives a bit of a glow but also just makes your foundation ‘less’. My scars and dark spots remain covered however!

#3. EYESHADOW || I’ve been using two shades out of THIS palette [Urban Decay Naked Reloaded] to get the crease to show up – I always use tan/taupe shades to build out the crease area. If you have watched my stories you know I use this technique to get a more almond like eye shape! THEN!!!✨I use glitter pigments on my lid! I use the Too Faced Peaches & Cream Crystal Whips Long Wearing Shimmering Eye Shadow Veil in shade ‘Pop The Bubbly’. Lastly I apply the Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat in ‘Bronze’ – this gives a really pretty, sparkly but casual eye look. I use THIS brush + dip in the top coat + spray with THIS and then pack it on. This lasts literally ALL day and is gorgeous and not too crazy or shimmery. I get MANY compliments. [PS. I highly recommend getting a set like THIS by Sigma – they are bomb for eye looks & I use these!]

#4. UNDEREYE AREA || I use THIS color corrector in shade Medium to quickly brighten the dark circles under my eyes – I gently apply with my finger to warm it up. I use the Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Super Coverage Concealer in shade ‘Porcelain’ under my eyes and a dampened beauty sponge to blend it out. My favorite beauty sponge right now is the Tarte Foundcealer Multitasking Sponge.  **If my eyes are tired like they have been this weekend [ John, me & the babies are all sick so no one is sleeping around here] I will use a TINY bit of THIS concealer right where I am the darkest and quickly blend with that same beauty sponge. [PS. I have already reviewed this concealer on my blog and explained what it is good for – it is truly one of the best!]  Next I set the under eye area with THIS SETTING POWDER. I apply the powder with that same dampened beauty sponge and later just sweep it off with a small powder brush!

#5. SETTING POWDER || I set my foundation with the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Powder that I just used under my eyes. Again, I just use my dampened beauty sponge to apply this powder – I let it set for a minute and sweep it off w/a fluffy powder brush! I really like IT Cosmetics Fluffy Brushes for this!

#6. CONTOUR || Loving lovinngggggg the Nudestix Tinted Blur Stick [SHADE IS MEDIUM 7] to contour my cheeks, nose, & forehead. I really really love this product – it is so good! [Using THIS brush to blend the contour.]  I do bronze with my favorite bronzer brush and the Laura Mercier Bronzer & use THIS holy grail bronzer brush I’ve had for 4 years now!  Lately I have also really been loving Charlotte Tilbury’s Bronzer as well!

#7. BLUSH || I’ve been using THIS blush NONE STOP the past month or so! It is GORGEOUS.

#8. HIGHLIGHTER || Still obsessed with Benefit’s Cookie Highlighter! I use it on my cheeks, nose, & cupids bow. Always spray my brush with MAC’s Fix+ before dipping into the highlighter though! I also use this around my eyes as a brow bone and inner eye pop!] NOW!! If I want to 🌟REALLY glow – like major glow 🌟 I use Jaclyn Hill’s loose highlighter in ‘Bomb.’ You can build this up and be beaming or you can wear it alone and still look dewy and glowy. I do not have great skin so I love that this works on textured skin!

#9. BROWS || I use ABH Powder [shade ‘Soft Brown’] to fill in my brows – even with microblading I still do this. [I have a full post on microblading – just search it in the search tool and it comes up .] And I always finish by brushing through my brows with THIS Dior brow fluffing product!

#10. EYES || This is the same as always pretty but I will copy and paste and add a new liner in that I really like!  I use two liners – same two as always. I try new ones regularly and always come back to these two: THE BALM ‘SCHWING’ & MAC KOHL LINER.  I use the liquid for the upper lid and the Kohl for the water line on the bottom! I will say I have been using Charlotte Tilbury’s Kohl Eye Liner and it is pretty good! People always ask ab my lashes and I have been getting lash extensions for a while now – and I DO put mascara on them! My lash girl also puts mascara on hers! I know people tell you not to- so make sure you ask! But I would recommend being careful of the type of mascara – like NO waterproof or super long wearing – or no really oily ones! And DO NOT get aggressive with trying to remove it! I literally only use warm water to remove my mascara – no tugging or rubbing! I still use my 3 favorite mascaras on rotation! I’ll paste those in here:

CHARLOTTE TILBURY | This category was the easiest because I knew exactly the top 3! I am ranking these in order so this one is definitely my favorite but the other 2 are right up there with them! I’ve tried TONS of mascaras this year and these 3 are easily the best and the ones I’ve re-purcahsed! I do put them on my lash extensions with no issues also.

IT COSMETICS SUPERHERO | I love the brush on this one – it doesn’t take like to ‘wear in’ unlike some mascaras which take a few applications before they are really ‘good’ and apply easily. All three of these are amazing and make your lashes look longer and thicker!

WANDER BEAUTY  | I notice that this is not super thick or crazy but works on extensions very lightly and does not cause them to fall out.

#11. SETTING SPRAY || I always use a setting spray [or 3🙈]  ALWAYS! I love MAC Fix+ of course – I use it as I am getting ready for products but I also use Morphe’s Setting Spray – it is what I go through the fastest. The Farsali one is $$$$ but worth the money. I think I’ve raved ab it in like 4 blog posts since April!! But I’m serious – its good for a final set to melt it all together! ALSO!! Lately I am back to using THIS setting spray and OH MY WORD! It seriously is so good during the winter while super dry! [Just want to re-inforce the important of setting spray – especially if you use powders in your routine. I do two phases of sprays because I really like for my makeup to melt together and look like skin – and not dry and powdery!]

#12 LIPS ||  I am wearing Iconic Nude‘ + ‘Kim KW‘ + ‘Crystalline – last time I wrote about this in a post Nordstrom sold out of the liner and gloss in those shades within one day!

#13 BLUR POWDER | Okay this is the POWER product. It is not cheap – but it AMAZING and I highly recommend if you have skin like mine – large pores + texture. Zoom in on the photo above and you will see the pores right on the sides of my nose. This helps blur those incredibly! Sometimes I use a brush but often I just put my beauty sponge in – the same I wrote about above – and I tap the powder on to ‘push’ it in to the pores. I absolutely love this stuff. I have already reviewed it here on my blog if you need more info!

MY HAIR DRYER I USED IS HERE & THE SHINE/TEXTURE SPRAY USED IS HERE. [Both products have been reviewed on my blog if you need more info!] Also – the BEAUTY GIFT GUIDE I referred to is HERE – this post is full of good info – like my hair dryer, setting spray fan, self tanner, etc. I get asked for info on these daily so I tried to keep all info in one post! XO

What does your current makeup routine consist of? Let me know in a comment below!


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13 thoughts on “My Current Makeup Routine [January 2020]

  1. Thanks for doing this updated post! I watch all of your IG stories and love when film doing your makeup. DO you think you’ll add a makeup video to your blog? 🙂

  2. On your eyeshadow top coat that you pack on, is it the metallic or the shimmer in bronze? IT DOESNT SAY! ALSO, WHAT ARE THE TWO COLORS THAT YOU USE IN THE PALETTE? THANKS!

    1. Hi! All shade names are in my Makeup Routine post if you are ever curious! 🙂 I use Pop The Bubble and Bronze

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