Updated Makeup Routine

Happy Wednesday, loves! I’ve had a lot of request for this post via email so here ya go, my updated makeup routine! πŸ™‚
1. Primer
I recently started using this face primer and love it – my skin has been feeling dry lately so this is incredibly moisturizing (and anti-aging!). You can even use it on your hair to seal split ends and tame fly-aways.

2. Foundation
My skin is in the “in between” stages of summer and fall right now, where my skin isn’t tan enough for my summer foundation, and not pale enough for my fall foundation. So I’ve been mixing them! I apply this foundation in #107 and this one in #307 right on my face, then use this foundation brush to blend it all together. One of the reasons I like these two products together is that they’re very matte so your face doesn’t get shiny during the day.
3. Under Eyes
I actually stopped using under-eye concealer at the beginning of the summer, and haven’t used it since! I think under eye concealer can sometimes look aging if it’s too bright or too light of a color… and it can cake into the crinkles beside your eyes. I’ve been liking my makeup better without it!

4. Contour 
I’ve used this bronzer for years and swear by it – one of the main reasons I love it is the brush it comes with! It’s also the PERFECT shade of bronze! I apply it around my hairline, underneath my cheekbones, and down the sides of my nose. Just make sure to blend it all in afterwards. 
5. Blush
I recently discovered this iconic blush while I was packing for my move (it was way back in my makeup drawer) and remembered why I used to love it so much! It’s the perfect universal pink shade and manages to look good on every skin type. I’ve been wearing it in all my photos recently!
6. Highlight
I’ve been using this liquid highlighter this summer and for the start of fall – I’m obsessed. I actually used to use this back in high school (but before I actually knew how to wear highlighter haha). I put just the tiniest bit onto my fingertips and dab it into the tops of my cheekbones. 
7. Mascara
This might be boring but my mascara routine hasn’t changed in YEARS! I start with L’Oreal Double Extend primer from the drugstore and then top it with this mascara. I SWEAR by this combination!!!
8. Eyebrows 
My mom told me I was drawing my brows in too dark (leave it to your mom to be brutally honest about your makeup haha!) so I recently started using this powder in #02 and really love it! It does a great job of filling in my brows and matches them perfectly.
9. Finishing Powder
This is my favorite part of my makeup routine (not sure why!). I love this Bye Bye Pores powder and save it for last to “set” my makeup. I swirl the powder onto a fluffy brush and blend it into my skin in circular motions… while I’m setting my makeup, it also mattefies by skin, preventing shine, blurring imperfections and decreasing the sizes of my pores. It’s a literal miracle product!
10. Lips

 I apply this lip balm every single night before bed (I keep it on my nightstand) because I hate waking up in the middle of the night with dry lips! With this balm I wake up and my lips feel soft and moisturized. You probably can tell by my latest blog posts but as for lipstick, I’m O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with MAC “creme cup.” It’s the perfect pale pink/nude color and manages to go with every single outfit. It looks equally as good running errands as it does when I’m dressed up for a date night. Seriously try it for yourself and you won’t be disappointed! πŸ™‚ 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I've been looking for a new primer so maybe I'll try that one out!

    xo, Carey

  2. Thanks for the post! I want to try the Hourglass primer. Do you wear eyelash extensions?

  3. Your make-up looks gorgeous! I love the pink lippie!

    Rosy Outlook

  4. Gorgeous as always. Love all your makeup choices. I also stopped using under eye concealer on a daily basis. I'll only use it if I'm going for a bombshell look from time to time.

    Arum Lilea

  5. Hi Caitlin!!
    I was just wondering if you had any recommendations to help with super dry skin. I started acutane a few months ago and I swear my face feels like the Sahara no matter what I do to it. Thanks!

  6. Your makeup always looks flawless! I use that same mascara and LOVE it.

    By Lauren M

  7. I always love your makeup!!! You're gorgeous! Creme Cup is my favorite too! xoxo

  8. You look so gorgeous. I've been loving more natural makeup lately and you're doing it so well!
    Teenage Wayfarer

  9. Hey Caitlin – for undereye concealer, dab on Urban Decay's velvetizer powder under the eyes on top of the concealer (when you want to wear) I haven't experienced creasing since I've started doing that. Although I also don't wear concealer often either – but when I do, I always use that product on top.


  10. My mom just told me the same thing about my brows! It's so tricky to find a good balance of defined brows that aren't too dark – especially with my blonde hair. I will have to try this brand! πŸ™‚

  11. Always love your makeup hun! x


  12. Hi Caitlin! I was curious if you use, or have any recommendations for an eyeliner? I can't seem to find one that doesn't end up under my eyes by the end of the day! Thanks πŸ™‚

  13. Love it! So cute Cait!
    Hannah Kate


  14. I'm loving the Hoola Lite, too!! It's the perfect, mistake proof bronzer.

  15. I always love checking out peoples makeup routines! NARS Orgasm blush is one of my staples <3

    xo, Allie


  16. Hoola bronzer is the best!! I actually stumbled upon Wet and Wild's colorcon bronzer in "ticket to Brazil" and it's also a game changer.. and best part is that it's only $5! totally recommend testing out for a drugstore choice.
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  17. Your makeup looks great and love that you don't even need a lot of it!
    x. kritsida

  18. I love Laura Mercier primer, Hoola bronzer, Nars blush and Mac lipsticks!


  19. We use the same bronzer!! it is a must have!!

  20. Love that lipstick color! <3


  21. I need to try that setting powder! I've been on the hunt for a new one!!

    Jordan: Teacup of Style
    Instagram @teacupofstyle

  22. I use the L'Oreal Pro Glow and Pro matte mixed on my skin and I swear by it, almost a dupe to the Armani Luminous Silk one! Also, what a coincidence I also use high beam and hoola on a day-to-day basis!


  23. Yes! I so agree with your opinion on too light concealer, it doesn't look natural at all

  24. Do you like the L'OrΓ©al total cover, pro glow or pro matte foundation best? I'm trying to decide which to get, or which two to mix.

  25. So funny, my mom said that about my eyebrows, too!

  26. Do you have any alternatives for the Chanel nourishing lip care? My lips are super dry but this is a little out of my price range.. or is it REALLY worth the splurge?

  27. Wow finally someone who agrees with me on under-eye concealer! I look so much better without it. Beautiful makeup and great post!

  28. What brands of eyeliner do you like the most??

  29. Bye Bye Pores is THE BEST setting powder in the world! Love your easy routine!

  30. Thanks! I've been looking for a better foundation so I will have to try Infallible. http://www.thebohobeachbabe.com