My Everyday Makeup Routine (Video)

Today I am sharing my everyday makeup routine with you! I am going to break it down into two parts. Part I will be an explanation of my every day face makeup routine, and Part II will be a video of my everyday eye makeup routine (so make sure you read the whole post)! As always, I will link every product that I mention so you can easily access them!

By no means am I claiming to be a professional makeup artist, but I have a passion for makeup and I have learned so much about makeup and skincare over the years from watching amazing people on YouTube like Jaclyn Hill. If you want to get better at a makeup skill, all you have to do is watch amazingly talented people doing the skill, practice it over and over and eventually you will master it!

Just for reference, I have very dry skin, so many of the products I use on my face are hydrating and luminous. I hope you enjoy learning my tips & tricks from my everyday makeup routine!


Step 1: After my skin is fully moisturized (I use this for my face and this for my under eyes), I spray Mac Fix+ on my face to prep my skin.


Step 2: Once the Fix+ dries a bit, I will put about 2-3 pumps of the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (I wear shade #5) on the back of my hand. With a foundation brush, I apply the foundation to my face and I buff it on my skin to get great coverage.

PRO TIP: After you have applied your foundation with a brush, you might notice some brush streaks on your face. Take a damp Beauty Blender and pounce it all over your face. This will not only remove the visible brush strokes, but it will also pick up any extra product on your face that you don’t need.


Step 3: After my foundation is completely done, I add my concealer. I use the Tarte Shape Tape concealer which is honestly the BEST concealer I have ever used (I wear shade Light). I have tried so many different brands and products but this is the only one that actually covers my dark under eye circles as well as blemishes. I add this concealer onto my under eyes, in between my eyebrows, on the sides of my nose where redness can occur, and down the bridge of my nose. I will also cover any blemishes I may have. After the concealer is applied, I take my damp Beauty Blender and blend out the concealer that I just applied. I find that the damp Beauty Blender is the best tool to use to flawlessly blend out concealer.


Step 4: Once my foundation and concealer are completely done, it is time to set the face. I am a huge fan of dewy, glowing skin, so I am picky about the powders I put on my face. I set my under eyes with the Nars setting powder with my Sigma brush, and it brightens up my under eyes and it helps keep my concealer stay in place all day long. For face powder, I use the Laura Mercier mineral powder in the color ‘real sand’. I love that this powder is so finely milled because it does not look cakey on the skin at all. I just use a little bit of this on a powder brush and I dust it all over my face.


Step 5: Next step is bronzing! I use a fluffy bronzer brush to apply my Marc Jacobs bronzer to my cheekbones, forehead, sides of my nose, and anywhere else that needs a little bronzing. This is the perfect bronzing shade for tons of different skin tones! It also comes with so much product so it will last you for a long time.


Step 6: Now that the face is perfectly bronzed, this is where I add some color onto my cheeks. I am absolutely in love with this Nars Blush Palette because the shade range is incredible. I love that I have different color options every single day, and I can switch up which shades I use depending on what makeup look I am going for. For my everyday look, I always mix the shades Pale Pink and Vivid Pink together for a gorgeous bright pop of color on my cheeks. I apply my blush with this Becca brush.


Step 7: This is probably my favorite step of all: HIGHLIGHTING! As you know by now, glowy skin is my thing. I love the appearance of healthy, glowing skin, so you can understand why I love highlighting so much! I have used this Hourglass Palette for so long and it is still my favorite product to highlight with. I like natural looking highlights and I do not like chunky glitter highlights. This palette is the best product to use for a ‘glow from within’ look. The colors look very subtle on the skin but when the light hits your face, your skin looks absolutely incredible. I apply this product to my cheekbones, above my brows, on the tip of my nose, and on the cupids bow with a fan brush. This step takes your makeup look to the next level!


Step 8: Time for the brows! I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the color Taupe and lightly fill in the sparse areas of my brows. I make them look as natural as possible. Once I have filled them in, I set them with clear brow gel so they stay in place all day.


Step 9: Once my entire face is done, I will take the Mac Fix+ that I used in step 1 and spray it on my face again to set my makeup. This not only sets your makeup in place, but it also adds a beautiful dewy finish to your skin.


Step 10: You can’t forget the lips! I have found a lip product combo that I absolutely cannot live without. I use Mac Boldly Bare Lip Liner, Mac Creme Cup Lipstick, and NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair. If you are looking for a new lip combo, you have to try this out!


Those are the steps I take to complete my everyday face makeup routine! It is seriously so simple and it looks great every time!

Below I have the video of myself sharing my everyday eye makeup routine. It is much easier to SHOW you how to do my eye makeup rather than writing down my process 🙂 Underneath this video I have shared a list of all of the products I used.

Please let me know if you have any questions about my face or eye makeup routine!



Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Sand’

Bobbi Brown Eye Sweep Brush

Sigma E25 Blending Brush

Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Birkin’

Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Dusty Rose’

Stila ‘Stay All Day’ Liquid Eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Fineliner

Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Too Faced Mascara

Sigma E15 Flat Definer Brush

Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Smoke’

Mac Extended Play Mascara

Sigma E30 Pencil Brush

Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner ‘Rue Bonaparte’

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What to Wear With Jeans This Summer

Tank: Tobi c/o | Bandeau: Express | Jeans: BLANKNYC | Sandals: Tory Burch | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old), similar here | Earrings: Gorjana c/o | Necklace: Etsy | Sunglasses: DIFF (use code KIMMIEDIFF for 25% off!!)

Happy June! I seriously can’t believe that May is over and summer is right around the corner! I have many fun summer travels planned, and I can’t wait for them to get here.

Today I wanted to talk about an outfit that can be worn with jeans during the summertime! Many women aren’t a huge fan of wearing shorts or of showing a lot of leg in the hot summer heat, so I wanted to share this outfit with you that will keep you cool and looking summer ready, while wearing jeans.

I believe the key to looking summery is by the top you wear. I am in love with pairing flirty, flowy tanks with jeans because they allow you to show more skin up top which balances well with the jeans. This Tobi tank is so summery and fun. It also comes in blush, beige, and black. Those colors would look adorable paired with white jeans and a denim jacket! Tobi has the cutest summery tanks right now and you can get 50% off new arrivals!

If you are going to be wearing jeans in the summertime, consider wearing distressed jeans or cropped jeans. Distressed jeans will cool you off more than a regular pair of jeans would because believe it or not the holes in jeans provide a nice little breeze! Cropped jeans will show off a little bit more of your leg/ankle, which will help with feeling a little cooler. Lighter washed denim is also something to keep in mind when shopping for summer denim. This pair is PERFECT for summer because it is light washed, cropped, and distressed…plus they are on sale for $40! You can see how I styled those jeans here and here.

After you have picked out your top and jeans, it’s time to think about shoes. I wear my Tory Burch sandals every single day in the summer. They are so comfortable and they are dressier than a pair of flip flops. They also come in lots of different fun colors and patterns. Definitely wear an open toed shoe or sandal in the summer. No one wants their feet to be closed in on a hot summer day! I also love these sandals for summertime.

Lastly, it is so important to accessorize with some fun sunnies! What screams summer more than a pair of colorful sunglasses?! I am in love with my new DIFF Eyewear aviators! I have owned Ray-Bans for many years, and although I still love them, I find myself reaching for my DIFF sunnies over my Ray-Bans. These DIFF aviators are so sturdy and the frames are almost (if not completely) identical to the Ray-Ban aviator frames. I was worried that the DIFF sunnies wouldn’t look good on me since I did not try them on before receiving them, but I was so pleasantly surprised that they looked exactly how my Ray-Bans look on me. Also, the best part about DIFF Eyewear is that with every pair of sunglasses sold, DIFF donates a pair of reading glasses to someone in need. The charity aspect of this company makes me love my sunnies even more! If you are interested in getting your own pair of DIFF sunnies, make sure you use my code KIMMIEDIFF to get 25% off your order!! My favorite glasses are of course the Cruz style and the newest Becky style!

Are you ready for summer?! I would love to know what fun things you have planned this month, so leave me a comment down below and let me know!


Photo Credit: Lauren Eichar

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