my everyday makeup routine

Hello all you crazies! It’s been a while since I’ve done any sort of beauty post, but lately I’ve been getting a few questions about my makeup routine. So, I thought it might be fun to make a little video walking you through my very natural, every-day face!

The makeup look below isn’t the one I use in most of my blog posts, as that look require a lot more coverage and definition. (I hate the feeling of walking around in a ton of makeup all day!) While I’ll be doing a tutorial on that go-to blog makeup routine in the near future, I thought I’d start off with my very favorite basics that provide an easy, effortless look.

I’ll list the steps below. Watch the video for a step by step guide, and be sure to click subscribe on my YouTube page so you never miss an upload!

P.S. If there’s one product I recommend as a must-have, it’s a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick! I use mine every day, and it gives you the prettiest glow. :)

My Everyday Makeup Routine

  1. Dab a little water all over your face.
  2. Pour a teeny, tiny drop of Jojoba oil onto the tips of your fingers. Rub in evenly over face.
  3. Using your fingers, rub a dime sized amount of Laura Mercier Radiance onto your face.
  4. Using your fingers, rub a dime sized amount of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer onto your face. I use the shade “Nude.”
  5. Conceal dark under-eyes and any problem areas with Covergirl Concealer. I use the shade “Fair.”
  6. Swish a light dusting of Laura Mercier powder over face with this brush.
  7. With a wide brush, lightly dust Bronze Goddess bronzer across your cheeks and down center of your face.
  8. Using an angled blush brush, press-then-swipe blush across the apples of your cheeks. I use the shade “Lotus Pink.”
  9. Fill in (lightly) brows with a Laura Mercier eyebrow pencil. I use the shade “Ash Blonde.”
  10. Cover entire eyelid in lightest Naked 2 pallet shade.
  11. Cover bottom half of eyelid in third lightest Naked 2 pallet shade.
  12. Line eyes with a black liquid eyeliner.
  13. Add a swipe of Hypnose Drama mascara.
  14. Sweep Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick across your cheeks, forehead and nose. My favorite beauty product!
  15. Finish off with a nude lipstick. I use the shade “Adrienne!”

Hope you enjoyed, ladies! If you have any go-to beauty products or techniques you swear by, I’d love to hear in the comments! Always looking for ways to update and improve my routine. :)

Love from Texas,


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  1. I love that nude shape! I’m always looking for new nude lips that work for us pale girls! I also love watching these routines to pick up little tips to incorporate into my routine! Thanks for sharing!

    – Laura

    Published 9.30.15 · Reply
  2. Grace Catherine said:

    I really like your make-up here, so chic! :) Thanks for sharing it!

    Published 9.30.15 · Reply
  3. Nora Espino said:

    Hey gorgeous! Love, love, love your latest make up tutorial! I wish I had the patience…I’m such a lazy gal when it comes to makeup…but I’m thinking is due to the fact that I really don’t know how normal routine is: clean face (3 steps, no laziness there…LOL) tinted base to make my face even (don’t know how u guys call it…sorry I’m Spanish and some words aren’t familiar..), black mascara, some blush because I’m so pale I look like I’m sick most of the time…and that’s it! My best face asset are my lips and I’m so lazy I never use lipstick! But after seeing your video…might be the moment to start investing in a lipstick…anyways, thank you for your beauty tips! Keep up your good work! Nora from the Canary Islands, Spain.

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  4. Kendal said:

    Loved this video! I like how simple your routine is, definitely something I’m trying to work on!!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  5. Aubrey said:

    I love love love makeup tutorials! Thanks so much for sharing :)!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  6. Kat said:

    What’s your favorite color for the shimmer brick? I’m so torn!

    Published 9.30.15 · Reply
  7. great

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  8. Katie said:

    Love seeing your makeup routine! Would love to see a hair tutorial, your hair always looks gorgeous!


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  9. Kelly said:

    You have me wanting to change up my routine now! I’ve always been intimidated by concealer but you make it seem doable. Thanks friend!

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  10. Ashlina Alexander said:

    Oh my lord Kate,

    Thank you so much for this video! As a fellow light skinned gal, I really needed some new makeup product ideas! BTW, i love your blog (it’s a great way to end my Sunday lazy days ☺️)!

    Yours truly,

    Published 10.1.15 · Reply
  11. Hannah Rose said:

    I’d love to see a blog make up routine because I always love how flawless your make up looks for photos. Thanks for this post though, I love it!

    Published 10.24.15 · Reply