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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  • New #dermae goodies! And #texturetuesday if you swipe left ⬅️ I have been loving trying out new skincare, especially moisturizers and anything hydrating. I got sent two @dermae products, both with anti-aging qualities. How do you feel about anti-aging skincare?
🍃 The Advanced Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer helps soften and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Also, includes antioxidants to help support healthy collagen. Even if you are young and don’t have visible wrinkles, it is super important to be preventive! I haven’t used this one yet, but it felt really nice on my hand and I can’t wait to use it.
🍃Also received the Firming DMAE Eye aloft. This cream lifts, firms, and tightens the delicate eye area. It has #hyaluronicacid which infuses a surge of cooling eye moisture. I have used this a couple of times and really like the way it feels. While it isn’t super heavy, it does feel really hydrating.
Thank you so much #dermaesocial 🙏🏼
Productos nuevos para probar de @dermae! Su hidratante que ayuda a suavizar y disminuir la apariencia de arrugas. Nunca es muy temprano para empezar a prevenir. Y el segundo producto es su crema para la ojos que hidrata, afirma, y levanta la delicada área de los ojos. El #contornodeojos ya lo he usado un par de veces y me ha gustado mucho lo hidrata que hace ver las ojeras.
  • It’s a new week and I am still dealing with my cold 🤦🏻‍♀️Maybe I’ll be cured before the end of the year 🤞🏼What is one thing makeup/skincare related that you struggle with? Something you can’t make look right. For example, for me it is concealer. I have tried so many different things (still testing some), but this is the one area of my face that looks the worst at end of the day. I also feel like it’s a very important one as I want to make sure I get those under eye circles covered, but don’t want it to look cakey. Let’s help each other out! Give me your concealer tips and I’ll try to help you! 👇🏼
Una nueva semana y yo todavía con gripa 🤦🏻‍♀️A lo mejor para el fin de año ya estoy mejor 🤞🏼Cuál es un paso en su rutina de maquillaje/cuidado de la piel con la que tienen dificultades? Que no logran que se vea bien? Por ejemplo, para mi es el corrector para tapar las ojeras. Siempre me parece que es lo peor que se ve al final del día. Quiero asegurarme de que estoy tapando las ojeras pero no quiero que el area se vea pesada. Denme sus tips y ayudémonos! 👇🏼
#motd #maquillajedeldia #maybelline #uobeauty #drugstoremakeup #makeupoftheday #nomakeupmakeuplook #nomakeupmakeup #lauramercier #tintedmoisturizer #affordablemakeup #bloggercolombiana #bloggermexicana #pdxblogger #portlandoregon #portland #sephorahaul #narsconcealer #bellezanatural #maquillajenatural #discoverunder100k #instagood #glittershadow #glittereyeshadow #makeuphelp #makeuptips #makeupbag #leatherbag
  • Happy #Sunday! A little #throwback to the end of the summer when I had a fresh tan (that has now faded) and was playing with the @hourglasscosmetics #scatteredlight shadow in Smoke. Only used some bronzer and the #hourglass shadow to add a little something. Love how easy these were to use. I had no trouble with fallout throughout the day or longevity.
I hope you all had a very relaxing weekend ♥️
Feliz Domingo! Esto fue al final del verano cuando todavía estaba bronceadita y estrenaba la sombra de @hourglasscosmetics en el tono Smoke. Son súper fáciles de usar! Yo no tuve ningún problema durante el día, al final se veía igual que apenas la apliqué.
Espero todos hayan tenido un buen fin de semana ♥️
  • Happy Friday! I hope you’re on your way to a lovely, relaxing weekend. Any plans? I will be doing homework and playing with some makeup. These are all products I have been using for a while now and love. Still obsessed with the @thrivecausemetics eyeshadow palette. The quality is amazing and you really don’t need anything more. Can’t go wrong with the @marcbeauty bronzer. It has to be one of my all-time favorites. @maybelline has some of the BEST mascaras and the @beccacosmetics highlighters are the most beautiful.
Feliz Viernes! Espero se estén preparando para un fin de semana súper relajado. Estos son todos productos que he usado ya un tiempo y todos me encantan. Les súper recomiendo las sombras de #thrivecausemetics. La verdad que no se necesita más. Los polvos bronceadores de #marcbeauty son de los mejores que he usado.
  • #SaturdaySkinGiftedMe What’s the last skincare you tried? A little skincare, a little newness. The @farmacybeauty Green Clean is my favorite way to take off my makeup. I then use the @freshbeauty Soy Face Cleanser.  their Peel Gel - and I really liked how gentle it was. My skin was not red afterwards and it is just a very satisfying feeling. I would only do this maybe once every couple of weeks but it is a nice complement to my routine.
NEW - the @fur_you Silk Scrub (gifted). This is a gentle exfoliant to be used 2-3 times a week on your body. It can also be used as a mask, but I see myself using it after I shave. I’ve only tried it on my hand so far and I was very impressed by how gentle it was. It didn’t feel scratchy. And I LOVE the packaging. It is so practical and hygienic.
Productos para la piel! Para quitarme el maquillaje uso #GreenClean de @farmacybeauty seguido por el #soyfacecleanser de #freshbeauty. Una nueva adición es el exfoliante de #furyou para el cuerpo. Ya lea contaré qué tal!
@sephora @saturday_skin #sephora #saturdayskin #OctolyFamily
  • Sharing an #motd today! If you’re not familiar with @colourpopcosmetics, they have amazing quality eyeshadows and so many eyeshadow palettes to choose from. They also always have sales going on and just amazing quality. Other great #drugstorebeauty products include the @physiciansformula #butterbronzer and #butterhighlighter. The bronzer is so good and they released new shades this year. The @lorealmakeup lumi glotion is amazing if you like the glowy makeup look. It is a dupe for the #charlottetilbury Hollywood flawless filter.
What are your favorite drugstore makeup products?
Si no han escuchado de #colourpopcosmetics, esta marca es súper económica pero la calidad es súper buena y vale la pena. Además tienen una gran seleccion de productos. Otros productos de farmacia que son súper buenos, los polvos bronceadores de #physiciansformula.


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