My Everyday Makeup Routine

Bows & Sequins Makeup Bag in Caneel Bay: Cuyana Monogram Travel Cosmetic Bag, Nars Blush, Benefit Mascara, Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, Laura Mercier, and more

Happy Saturday, my friends! Surprising you all with a bonus post today, as I just had the impromptu idea to do an Instagram Live this evening to show you what I’m currently using makeup-wise! I’m sharing all of the product links here, in the order that I use them. Hopefully this is helpful if you watch the Live! (PS: I’ll be sure to save it, so you’ll be able to watch it for 24 hours, or until Sunday evening!)

Primer  |  Currently using Estee Lauder ‘The Mattifier’

Foundation  |  I mix Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue (in Natural 5) with Burberry Fresh Glow (in Nude Radiance) and apply with a Beauty Blender. (I did a post about this foundation in 2015, I’ve been using it since then!)

Concealer  |  My favorite concealer EV-ER! I use Bare Minerals Bare Pro in Medium-Cool 6.

Setting Powder  |  I lightly set my face with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder and an old brush from Sephora!

Eyeshadow  |  I love the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rose Gold! I wear alone for day and usually add some of this Tom Ford Cream Color in ’08 Spice’ with a wet/dry eyeshadow brush similar to this one. (Another everyday eye shadow I love: Cargo Cosmetics in St Tropez with this brush!)

Eye Brightener  |  This is actually an Anastasia eyebrow duo pencil, but I use it for the inner corners of my eyes. I use the nude/pink shade for day and the shimmer shade for night.

Top Lid Eye Liner  |  I’m currently out of my favorite Tom Ford eyeliner pen. In the tutorial, I’m using this Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner Pen. (I got the Tom Ford pen back in 2017, mentioned here!)

Waterline Eye Liner  |  My all-time favorite eyeliner for the waterline is a $12 retractable waterproof Sephora brand eyeliner in Black, but I’m trying to use up some of the extra products I have. Currently using Buxom in ‘Call Me.’

Bronzer  |  I’ve been using this Tom Ford bronzer in ‘Gold Dust’ for almost two years! I apply it with this Sephora brush.

Contour  |  I use the dark shade from the Charlotte Tilbury Sculpt & Highlight Palette in ‘Fair/Medium’ with this Cargo Cosmetics Magic Brush.

Blush  |  I used to be a NARS Orgasm girl, but I really like this BareMinerals Gen Nude Blush in ‘Pink Me Up’ with this brush.

Highlight  |  I use the lighter shade from the same Charlotte Tilbury palette with this angled brush!

Mascara  |  I prime my eyelashes with this L’Oreal Voluminous Primer and curl them with this lash curler. I then apply mascara. I’m currently using Lune + Aster Stratosphere Voluminizing Mascara for day and I’ll use NARS Climax for night! (I have a whole post about lashes here!)

Eyebrows  |  I use a few different eyebrow products, just depending on the day. I love the Dior Brow Styler, as well as the Anastacia Dip Brow Pomade in Blonde with this brush. I always brush them up! And then I finish with Charlotte Tilbury Brow Gel in Linda. If I don’t have time to fill them in, I just use Glossier Boy Brow in Brown on it’s own! (I’ve got a whole post on eyebrows here! I also mentioned the Dior Brow Styler and the Charlotte Tilbury product in this post!)

Beauty blogger Bows & Sequins shares her favorite fall makeup products: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow in Rosegold

If you liked this post, I outlined *allll* of my beauty faves back in 2016 in this post! I’m actually still using a lot of the same products.

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  1. 2.17.19
    Mary Kate said:

    Love your beauty posts! Complexion Rescue is my fave -they are coming out with a stick foundation version this month!!

  2. 2.17.19
    Geneva said:

    Can you please post the Instagram video you mentioned in your blog?