My Foundation Free Daily Make Up Routine

foundation free daily make up routine

My make up routine is always evolving and now that I’m back to work after maternity leave, I’ve recently switched it up again. I don’t like to wear foundation daily as I find it’s very heavy and can clog pores, and prefer a foundation free daily make up routine instead. I have two routines, the first one takes about 5-10 minutes and is more simple, and the second one takes 10-15 minutes and is a bit more glam.

With age, I’m learning that less is more. I like to keep my make up look more natural – that no make up make up look – and have been opting for softer alternatives. You’ll note that in lieu of traditional black eyeliner, I’ve opted for a brown eyeliner, or use eyeshadow as my eyeliner. For contouring, I’ve started using a bronzer in lieu of a darker contour colour, as I like to keep my contour looking fresh and subtle. Keep reading below for a step by step of my foundation free daily make up routine.

My 5 Minute Make Up Routine

My 5 minute foundation free daily make up routine is great for when you want something quick and easy as you’re rushing out the door. This is my go to routine for work.

  1. Moisturize skin with First Aid Beauty’s Coconut Skin Smoothie Primer Moisturizer.foundation free daily make up routine
  2. Apply Sweet Leilani Skin Care Cover Foundation in Brown Beauty under my eyes and areas as needed with a foundation brush. I know my headline is misleading, as the second step includes foundation, but this foundation is made of all natural ingredients with healing properties, doesn’t clog your pores and provides a lot of coverage.
  3. Apply MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Powder in Medium Dark all over the face with a powder brush. I’ve tried several kind of pure mineral powders, but I keep going back to MAC as it has the perfect colour match for my skin.foundation free daily make up routine
  4. Colour in eyebrows with MAC eyeshadow in Brun with an angled brush.
  5. Apply a thin to medium line of Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Black Brown, closely following lash line along the top and bottom.foundation free daily make up routine
  6. Curl lashes with Revlon’s Lash Curler.
  7. Apply Maybelline Volum’ Express Mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
  8. Apply Vasanti blush in Set For Life to the apple of my cheeks and along the bridge of my nose with my QUO Blush Brush.  foundation free daily make up routine
  9. I usually finish off the look with some lip balm or moisturizing lip gloss.

My 10 Minute Make Up Routine

My 10 minute make up routine is light weight with a touch of glam. I opt for this routine when I’m looking for a more dressed up look, without all the fuss.

  1. Apply IT Cosmetics No. 5 Anti Aging primer to my face using my hands. I like the dual property of this primer as it has anti aging properties, while still plumps and smooths out the skin. foundation free daily make up routine
  2. Apply Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer in Tan all over my face with my hands. I love how BB cream gives some coverage while having an antioxidant rich formula that is good for your skin.foundation free daily make up routine
  3. Apply YSL Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting pen in shade no 4.5 as cream highlight – an upside down triangle under the eyes, forehead, above jawline and bridge of my nose – blend in with a small blending brush (you could also use a beauty blender). I like the lightweight formula of this concealer and the pen is super convenient for application.foundation free daily make up routine
  4. Apply MAC Mineral Powder in Medium Dark all over face with powder brush.
  5. Set highlight with NYX HD Finishing Powder in Banana with blush brush, by brushing the powder over areas you highlighted in step 3.foundation free daily make up routine
  6. Contour face using Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in shade no 3 with contour brush.
  7. Apply Becca Highlighter in Opal to cheekbones and above my lips using a fan brush, and to the bridge of my nose and eyebrow arches using my finger.
    foundation free daily make up routine
  8. Apply Vasanti blush in Set For Life to the apples of my cheeks with blush brush.
  9. Colour in eyebrows with MAC eyeshadow in Brun with an angled brush.
  10. Spray MAC Charged Water (or you can simply wet the brush with tap water) on brush from previous step and dip it into same eyeshadow used to color in my eyebrows and line the eyes along the top and bottom. Using eyeshadow in lieu or actual eyeliner gives you a softer eyeliner look and is wayyy more forgiving if you make a mistake.foundation free daily make up routine
  11. Apply Maybelline Volum’ Express Mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
  12. Line lips with MAC Soar lipliner and colour lips in with Vasanti Matte Crush Lipstick in It’s Your Mauve. foundation free daily make up routine
  13. Set face with Make Up Forever Mist & Fix setting spray. I now swear by setting sprays and believe it’s a must have in your make up routine if you want your make up to last. foundation free daily make up routine

 

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