My Favorite Beauty Products & Daily Makeup Routine

My makeup routine has not changed significantly over the years. Maybe ever five years or so I switch up my makeup color palettes or incorporate the newest makeup trend whether it be the newest eyebrow techniques, highlighting and contouring application or new lip trends. I occasionally will switch up my products when I want to try something new.  Most commonly, I am enticed by makeup products I frequently come across on Instagram or on social media platforms.

So typically this is my  daily routine no matter the occasion. I tend to keep it the same whether I am working or going out for the evening. The only time I typically break my normal routine is when I am in a hot and humid climate. I hate the feeling like I have anything on my face so for these moments I prefer just using a serum, eye cream and face moisturizer.

I begin my day by always cleansing my face with  Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser $25USD and two to three times a week with Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser $29USD.  I typically use the exfoliator when my skin starts to feels dry to remove any dead skin cells and to keep my skin feeling smoother and appearing softer.

Clarins Cleanser

Clarins Cleanser

Right after I step out of the shower, while my face is still dewey, I apply my Shiseido Bio-Performance Corrective Serum to keep my skin feeling hydrated throughout the day. I then apply Clarins Extra Firming Eye Complete Rejuvenating Cream and lastly Shiseido Benefiance NutriPerfect Day Cream. I like to let it set into my skin while I sip my morning latte and begin the extremely long daily process of drying my hair.

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On the days I want to add a little color tint or highlight to my skin I mix in a dap of Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer to give me a sun kissed look or Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter to give myself a luminescent glow.

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benefit cosmetics

I have tried several foundations over the years and either they are too heavy and leave me with a heavy cakey feeling on my skin or they are too sheer with not enough coverage. About a year ago I  Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in light/neutral and I absolutely love it. It gives me the coverage I need without the feeling that something is on my skin. However, I rarely use it all over my face, I primarily use it just in the eye region.

 

 

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I will then follow it up with a light sweep of  MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15 $27USD on my eyelids before I begin applying my eyeshadow.

 

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My go-to eyeshadow is the  Urban Decay Naked 2 palette $54USD. It has all the shades I need to complete the look I am going for any particular day and it is great for travel. I also frequently use Stila Eyeshadow in Coco $18USD paired with Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten $18USD if I going for a softer look still with a little shimmer. My absolute favourite eyeshadow currently is Stila Eye Shadow Trio – Gold Glow originally $28USD currently on sale for $12USD. It has an intense bronzer tint that creates a strong eye that I love wearing in the evening.

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stila

stila trio

 

Once my eyeshadow is on I then apply concealer under the eyes to cover up all my imperfections especially my dark circles. To help neutralize the darkness under my eyes I recently started using Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer color R32 $27USD which has an orangey hue that works wonders. I then apply a light coat of MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC25 $22USD to help blend the Make Up For Ever Concealer more evenly. If I am going out for the evening I will use my MAC Matchmaster Concealer in shade 1.5 $22 because I find it has a weighty feel when I apply it. In any typical day I use Benefit Cosmetics Fake-Up Undereye Hydrating Concealer in color 02 medium $24USD because it has a lighter coverage and doesn’t leave me feeling like I have something on my face nor leave creases under the eyes. After my concealer is applied I add a light coat of Mac Select Sheer Pressed Powder to seal in everything.

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mac concealer

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benefit fake up

 

My ABSOLUTE must have even if I am not wearing any other makeup is my MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre $32USD which is no longer available. I has a peachy hue with a hint of bronze to give my cheeks a sun kissed glow. I then apply a sweep of Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer $29USD to give my cheeks more definition and help contour them for more definition. I then finish off my cheeks with a sweep of Becca Highlighter in Champagne Pop for $38USD. I also apply it down my nose, on my cupids bow and my chin to highlight those areas perfectly.

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To complete my whole look I mostly use Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Nude Medium or in Rosebud $25USD for a neutral look for day and often for evenings. For evenings I tend to switch it up depending on my mood and outfit choice so there are too many too list. I line my lip just beyond my natural lip line to achieve a full lip and then proceed to color in the whole lip with the liner in order to have my lipstick last longer throughout the day.

 

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After I pencil in my lips I use one of my four favourite nude/pinkish lipsticks or glosses: Clinique Pop Lip Color & Primer $18.50USD, Shiseido Lacquer Gloss Be102 Debut $25, Limecrime Velvetines The Original Liquid Matte Lipstick in Marshmallow (Light Pink) $20USD or Limecrime in Prairie $20USD. I tend to be drawn to these shades because they are understated and go with anything.

 

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lime crime

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In the past few years I stopped wearing eyeliner daily. I love the look but I much rather prefer the softer look. I have been wearing eyelash extensions for about six years now and I feel like they create such a dramatic eye and understated makeup complements my lashes better. When I do wear eyeliner my absolute favorite is Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte Black because it stays all day or night without having to reapply it. Plus, I hate removing it nightly because no matter how much time I spend taking it off I always have see traces of it under my eyes in the morning.

 

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I always ALWAYS make sure to remove my makeup before bed in order to prevent breakouts and it allows my face to breathe and feel hydrated and clean in the morning.

What are your favorite products? I would love to hear.

 

Until next time,

Alyssa

xoxo

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91 Comments

  1. Amazing Post. So thorough, pleasing to the eye, cohesive and helpful. So excited to try some of what looks like incredible products!

    • Thank you so much babes!!! Appreciate you taking the time to read my post and I’m happy you liked it!! ❌❌😘❤️💋

  2. Clarins and Benefit are 2 of my favourite brands and I love the urban decay naked 3 pallette! I’m the same, I’m always tempted by the photos of new items I see all over instagram but I’ve started to develop more of a solid “go-to” routine now. Great product picks!

    • Yay happy you think so too!!! They have so many great products it’s hard not to love them!! Maybe I need to try the 3 palette! Yeah it’s easy to get swayed sometimes but I’m with you 😉❌❤️

    • Thanks girlie!! Oh you need to! They are great items to have in your makeup bag! Try the Benefit tint. It’s a good one 😉

  3. I’m super devoted to the Naked 2 palette also! Definitely my all-time favorite! I recently got my first LIme Crime Velvetines in Bleached. I love it and have been wearing it a lot even though I find it a bit drying. The colors you posted are super beautiful, I will have to check them out next!

    xx freshfizzle

    • So happy you agree with me!! I was scared t order lime crime at first and now I’m obsessed!!! Yes especially in this fall weather. Sometimes I add a gloss over it if I feel my lips are getting too dry. Let me know what you think ☺️😘❤️

    • Yes!! So happy you agree with me! The highlighter is one of my all time favs!! ❌❌

  4. Great post girl! I LOVE the mac pro longwear concealer & hoola bronzer! Defs a must have! I recently posted my everyday makeup routine video with my fav products, if you’re looking for some new products 🙂 {https://youtu.be/t1mStsFBuYQ} – Mitra xo

    • So happy to hear this Mitra! There are too many great products out there so to find ones that work for you is a challenge! I will definitely check your picks out! Thanks for sharing and taking the time to read my post ❌⭕️

    • You are the cutest! Love the dance moves in the middle and the bloopers! Now I wanna try a bunch of the products you suggested like the NYX primer and the Kat Von D contouring palette and the Mac setting glowy thing. I need to rewatch and write it all down. Great video and suggestions babe ❌❌❌

    • Thank you so much Atsuna. A girl can never have too many lip glosses and polishes ! Thanks for stopping by and reading my post 💖😘

  5. Great products! I love Shiseido, but I use the Ibuki line. I recently got a Stila palette but haven’t used it yet. I can’t wait. I heard so many great things. I never sleep with make up on unless I fall asleep in the car while someone is driving and I’m exhausted. My skin is really sensitive and will break out if I don’t work out or I don’t wash properly. Great post. Thanks for sharing!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Thanks Miki!! They have really amazing products! They have been my go-to for so long now. I appreciate you taking the time to read and post your feedback. It means a lot of me. Thanks for sharing your experiences ❌❌❌

    • Yeah I tried them all independently at different times and they have become some of my favorites! Please let me know if you do and what you think! 😘😘

    • Awww babe! You’re so cute!! Glad you took the time to read it 😊❤️

  6. I love your selection! They all look perfect for that “not wearing makeup” look which I love for my typical everyday look. I’m definitely going to try that Benefit cream concealer. I’m always a little afraid to use undereye concealers because they tend to crease on me. Thanks for the suggestion!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • Thank you so much Jo!! Happy you enjoyed reading it. Let me know if you do try. Curious to hear your thoughts after. Most do on me as well but the smashbox is worth trying! It’s light and has great coverage!!! 😉

  7. I love all of these pics. I’ve been wanting to try the shiseido line, so will definitely pick them up next. The rest of your makeup picks are amazing!

    -Lily

    • Thanks so much Lily! They have a great skincare line. So happy to hear you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to read my post! 😘😘

    • Yayyy so happy to hear you agree. You must try the palette! It’s such a great go-to palette! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!! You’re so sweet! ❌❤️

    • Thanks so much Darlene!!! It’s always fun to make a Sephora run!! I love the Becca highlighter in Opal and champagne! Also you can use the Benefit Cosmetics “high beam” and “girl meets pearl”! They are fabulous‼️❌⭕️

    • Thank you so much Andreea!! You should try some!! I don’t like a heavy makeup look typically and these are great everyday lighter look choices. Hope you are having a super Sunday!!! ❌❌❤️

    • Thanks so much!! So many great products it gets difficult to choose what works best. Let me know if you do please ❌❌⭕️

    • Thanks beauty!! I just started not that long ago and I REALLY like their products! Thanks for taking the time to read my post gorgeous ❌❌❤️

    • Thanks so much hun! Let me know what you think of them if you do please ☺️😘

    • Thank you to my biggest fan and supporter 😘❤️😘😍😍😍

    • Awww that’s so nice to hear Thomas! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog even if it was makeup related AND I’m happy to hear you are interested. I would love to hear about your routine and tips as well as what products you use. I look forward to reading your posts too!!! ❌⭕️

    • Happy you liked it Samira. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post ! ❌⭕️

    • Thanks for reading my blog Kristin! Let me know if you do try and what you think of them! I’m going to read your blog now babe. Thanks so much for the continued support! ❌⭕️

    • You should!! It’s great to mix in with your lotion or just to dab on your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose! The MakeUp Forever concealer is a lifesaver !! ❤️

    • Thank you Jordan!! Happy you agree ❤️❤️ they have such great products! ❌⭕️

    • Hope you like my suggestions! Let me know if you do try them and what you think babe! Thanks for reading my blog Helen! ❌⭕️

    • Yes me too!! Always nice to compare and maybe learn about something new 🙂

    • Thanks Bernice! I think it’s just been trial and error through the years. I sometimes like to ask if they have samples if I hear about new products to see if it suits my skin routine. Thanks for taking the time to read it 🙂

    • I would like to try another Naked palette when and if I ever finish this one. Thanks for reading it 🙂 Me too! It’s always fun to compare and maybe learn something new. xxoo

    • Thanks for reading my blog babe! They typically have similar products for different skin types. You can ask if they have a sample to try it first: they typically do and it usually will last a week. Let me know if you do 🙂

    • So happy you liked reading my post!! Thanks so much! Let me know if you try them babe! xo

    • Thanks for the feedback Yuena! That’s great to know for a future post!! Happy to hear we have similar tastes 🙂 have a wonderful weekend! ❌⭕️

    • Please do and let me know what you think Rachel! Thanks for your comment babe. xo

  8. So many great products, i have some and i love those. Now i need to check out the others that i don’t have. Thanks for sharing

    • Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! You should try some that you haven’t yet. I think you won’t be disappointed! xo

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