My Current Everyday Makeup


I work a 9-6 job every day of the week except for the weekend. I like to sleep. And I often oversleep. I try to keep my everyday makeup routine to the smallest amount of steps possible, but somehow I keep adding steps instead of taking away. Before I put all this on my face, I do use some skincare products that I will write a post about in the next couple of days. I am fortunate in that I don’t have a lot of skin issues or “imperfections” to take care of, so I usually just cleanse my face in the morning, toner and moisturizer.

Once the skincare part is done, the makeup part begins. I still haven’t found a primer I really like so I didn’t include one here. I only recently started using foundation, and it’s not even really a foundation, it is It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream in the shade Light. I use a beauty blender to apply, I used to use a Real Techniques brush but I noticed that it looked streaky so I invested in a beauty blender and it is a lot better.

In the last few months I’ve been trying out a couple of different concealers, but high-end and drugstore, and I finally was able to get my hands on the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer. It goes so smoothly onto the skin and it blends into your skin so easily. It is great coverage and I have it in the shade Light as well as I wanted to use it to lighten up my face as well. img_4836

I then use Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I usually just take a big fluffy brush and apply all over my face, there have been a couple of items that I have tried baking only the undereye, but I’m not too sure about it yet, so I don’t do it every day. During the week, I don’t do much contouring, I do own Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium but I just don’t have enough time to make sure everything blends well. Instead, I use Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer to add some colour to my face. I apply it in the same areas that you would the contour but more freely. The last face item I use is Physicians Formula Butter Blush in the shade Plum Rose. It’s not a very pinky shade, not peachy, and I absolutely love it. Strongly recommend it for someone looking for a darker type blush.

During the week, I don’t use eyeshadow because I think that just like trying to do a cat eye, you need to have enough time to do it with no pressure to make sure it turns out good. Instead, I use Benefit’s They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer before applying two coats of Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara. This mascara has been my absolute favorite for a couple of years now and I keep repurchasing it. I have tried others that I’ve liked, and every once in a while I try to stick to drugstore mascara if I’m trying to save, but I always end up going back to Better Than Sex.


The last step, eyeliner. I’ve always been a waterline eyeliner type of person, but I have a really hard time finding eyeliners that stay for extended periods of time. If anyone has any recommendations, pleease leave a comment below! You would be doing me a huge favor. The one I am currently using is NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner in Pitch Black because Kathleen Lights recommended it in a video (her videos are great BTW – I mentioned her in my Top YouTube Channels post), but it has been a massive let down. It doesn’t go on smoothly, I have to trace my waterline multiple times and sometimes apply more pressure than I would like.

If you have any alternatives to the products I am currently using please share them with me! I always want to try new things and I am always looking for an excuse to buy new makeup products.


Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • [#flowerbeautygiftedme]It’s the weekend 🎉What are your plans? I will be doing nothing as I start school again on Monday. My last first day of class. EVER. Showing you the @thrivecausemetics Focus Eyeshadow Palette No. 3 and other favorites ♥️
Feliz fin de semana! Que planes tienen? Yo no voy a hacer nada pues en lunes empiezo clases. Mi último primer día de clases. Mostrándoles la nueva paleta de #thrivecausemetics y otros favoritos ♥️
@awakeskin primer @thrivecausemetics cc cream, setting powder, eyeshadow @lauramercier concealer @milkmakeup concealer @colourpopcosmetics highlighter @flowerbeauty blush @physiciansformula bronzer @glossier boy brow @revlon lips @maybelline mascara
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  • @thrivecausemetics is killing it with these amazing releases and I am so happy to be a part of it. This is the NEW Focus Eyeshadow Palette No. 3. The perfect beginner palette in my opinion and the perfect palette for an everyday look. I love how it has everything you need and these are literally the shades I reach for in every palette I own. Can’t wait to start playing with it and letting y’all know my thoughts. Thank you again to #thrivecausemetics and @karissabodnar ♥️
Did you know #Thrive donates one product for every product sold? Have you tried this brand yet?
La nueva #paletadesombras de @thrivecausemetics está AQUÍ! Y es perfecta para el día a día. Tiene los tonos perfectos para crear una variedad de looks - estos son los tonos que uso en todas las paletas que tengo y me hace feliz tenerlos todos juntos en una paletita. Si no han escuchado de esta marca, se las recomiendo! Tiene un mensaje y una misión muy linda.
  • Are you lazy? Do you forget everything? Do you only shave exposed leg during the winter? Then you’re just like me and need to check out @sphynx - an all-in-one portable, TSA friendly razor. It comes with a spray, a shave bar, and two razors. They’re all refillable which was my main concern when I received it, but it is so effective. I am not sure if I’d find it practical for a full shave, just because it is really bulky, but if it’s the winter and you missed a spot of exposed leg, this is such a good solution! Thank you to the @yccagency for the opportunity to test it out ♥️
Les mata la pereza? Se les olvida todo? Solo se rasuran lo que queda expuesto de la pierna durante el invierno? Entonces son como yo! Tuve la oportunidad de probar #sphynx que es un todo en uno. Viene con un spray, un bálsamo para afeitarse, y dos cuchillas - todo lo que necesitan para afeitarse cuando están de afán o se les ha olvidado. Ademas lo pueden traer con ustedes en el avión ✈️. No se si lo usaría para una rasurada completa por lo que el empaque es tan grande, pero una gran opción para cuando se les olvida algo!
  • [#flowerbeautygiftedme #soldejaneirogiftedme] New products I am trying and testing - See any favorites?
-> the new @thrivecausemetics Focus Eyeshadow Palette No. 3 is quickly becoming a favorite but I’ve yet to use all the shades.
-> @flowerbeauty Blush Bomb Color Drops in Cinammon. This could be a dupe of the @glossier cloud paints. I really like this shade but I am still making up my mind
-> @soldejaneiro Açaí Body Cream. I’ve already said I really like this. I just noticed it does have a shimmer to it, which I hadn’t noticed before. I don’t mind, but wanted to mention it
-> @lilahbeauty Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in b.true. FINALLY getting to try some #lilahb - the brand with the prettiest packaging
-> @dailyconcepts Jade Roller was so kindly sent to me and I have no idea about the benefits but it feels really nice
Productos nuevos que he estado ensayando! Las nuevas sombras de #thrivecausemetics hasta ahora me han encantando. Se ven súper lindas y son fáciles de usar. La crema para el cuerpo de #soldejaneiro como ya les había mencionado me gusta mucho, pero me he dado cuenta que me da a la piel como un brillito entonces lo quería mencionar. Otros que todavía estoy viendo qué tal me parecen! Ven algún favorito?
#flowerbeauty #octolyfamily @ultabeauty #blushbomb
  • Two new products to try from @dermae and I am so excited! One - the Anti-Wrinkle cleanser which smells amazing. I’ve used it already and so far I really like it. And the Sun Defense Oil-Free Sunscreen. I don’t think it is the type of product I’d use under makeup, but it feels really nice and doesn’t have a strong SPF scent which is usually the case. Have you tried either of these? Thank you to @dermae for gifting these to me!
Dos productos para ensayar de #dermae! Uno es un limpiador fácil que ayuda a prevenir arrugas. Huele súper rico y hasta ahora me ha gustado mucho. El segundo producto es un protector solar. No se qué tal se vea debajo de maquillaje, pero me gusta mucho la textura y que además no tiene un olor muy fuerte a protector. Han usado alguno de estos?
  • Happy Sunday! Today’s #motd featuring some of my favorite products 😍 The @anastasiabeverlyhills Soft Glam palette has gotten a lot of love from me - even more than #modernrenaissance. The @hourglasscosmetics Ilumee Sheer Trio is so so good and I’m happy I was able to pick it up. Definitely recommend these two if you’ve been thinking about it
Feliz Domingo! El #maquillajedeldia incluye algunos de mis favoritos 😍 La paleta #softglam de #anastasiabeverlyhills me encanta, es súper versátil y la he usado un montón (ahora la pueden conseguir en @blushbaroficial). El trío de #hourglasscosmetics es necesario si les gustan los productos en crema.


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