My Updated 15-Minute Makeup Routine

My updated 15-minute makeup routine for a light, shimmery, sunkissed look that you can wear all year round!

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My Updated 15-Minute Makeup Routine
My Updated 15-Minute Makeup Routine

photography by @katemcreynoldsbog

How I Achieve My Everyday Glam

I shared my last makeup routine post when we were at the start of the pandemic (in April 2020), so it’s safe to say that it’s changed a little bit since then. Mainly because I spent a lot of time playing around with new products during the lockdown, and now live in New York City, which has caused me to try to protect my skin even more. In this post you’ll see a few of my obsessions that I still can’t get enough of– like the Becca highlighter, Chanel bronzing cream, and Too Faced volumizing mascara!  There are also quite a few new beauty addictions that I’ve picked up along the way too– like this glowy serum primer, lightweight (yet full-coverage) foundation, and the easiest contour stick EVER. My whole makeup routine takes around 15 minutes (and I spend the longest amount of time on my eyelashes lol) and creates a light, shimmery, sunkissed look that I honestly aim for all year round (though it’s most apt in the summer).

It’s always so much fun to pick up a new product to try, so take a look through my current routine and let me know what I need to test out next! xx

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Eyes, Lips, Face

ONE // This is the easiest contour stick EVER. It has a silky smooth texture that glides on so easily & blends on top of my foundation beautifully. {Shade: ‘Biscuit’}

TWO // I’ll swipe this cooling eye balm underneath my eyes to brighten them up– I use this instead of under-eye concealer because this doesn’t crease. Use the code BELIEVESINPINK for 15% off.

THREE // This liquid eyeliner doesn’t smudge & lasts all day– you cannot beat that for only $8.

FOUR // I like to dab a little of the lightest shade of this eye shimmer on the inside of my eyes! It really makes them pop. {Shade: ‘Everlasting Memories’}

FIVE // I use this $10 Amazon brush to apply my foundation— it smoothes it SO evenly & has the reviews/ratings to back it up!

SIX // To elongate my lashes even more I use my favorite inexpensive mascara (only $5!) to separate & lengthen them. Best $5 you will spend, trust!

SEVEN // For an all-over bronze I swear by this cream-based bronzer. It’s worth the price too because it lasts FOREVER.

EIGHT // This blush is the perfect buildable/blendable rouge that gives me a pretty flush of color! This will work great in the fall + winter too. {Shade: ‘Dreamer’}

NINE // This foundation has been an absolute GAME CHANGER for the summer. It’s full coverage but light & seriously makes you look airbrushed!! {Shade: 2 Warm Peach}

TEN // To set my whole face I’ll spray this setting spray that keeps my makeup smudge-free for the WHOLE day + night– it seals it in!

ELEVEN // This is the best serum primer I’ve found that gives me a fresh, glowy look! Also it makes my makeup last HOURS longer, especially in the summer heat.

TWELVE // I absolutely swear by the primer side of this mascara– it has a cult following & has been proven to make lashes look 80% longer!

THIRTEEN // If I have any blemishes I’ll dab this ‘magix wand’ on– or use it on the edge of my eyes to give them some more evenness in tone. {Shade: ‘Meringue’}

FOURTEEN // This lipstick goes on like a balm & provides such a pretty, creamy touch of warm pink color that goes with everything! {Shade: ’33’}

FIFTEEN // Sunscreen is the most important part of my routine & this gives the prettiest glow & smells like banana pineapple! Use the code BELIEVESINPINK for 15% off.

SIXTEEN // The highlighter of my dreams– it’s the prettiest shimmer I’ve found yet & a little goes a longg way! On sale for $12 too.

SEVENTEEN // I always start off with a super hydrating moisturizer & I’ve been reaching for this ‘magic cream’ as of late! It’s award-winning & hydrates/plumps my skin leaving it silky smooth.

EIGHTEEN // For volume I grab my favorite splurge mascara– it brings a va-vavoom type of volume that gives me a false lash look!

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