Updated Everyday Make Up Routine - Eyes and Primers

I've updated my everyday make up routine a bit since the last time I posted about it like a year ago. Not much has changed product wise, but I think I finally figured out the best way to apply it and make it work with my face. The order in which I list things, is the order that I typically apply the products. 

I wrote this before I planned my #novmakeupchallenge, so this will not apply for the entire month of November. To see what I'm talking about, check out one of my more recent posts

1. Moisturizer

I start with my Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Water Gel Moisturizer. I put a crap ton of this all over my face. I apply it at night before I go to bed, and then again in the morning. I've said it before, and I will say it again, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Collection slays my entire life. It is the most amazing collection. The formula for all of the products are water based, so there is little to no oils. 

The moisturizer completely soaks into the skin and it doesn't leave any kind of residue behind. It also makes the biggest difference in my skin. I prefer the extra dry skin version, but both work fantastic. 

2. Eyeliner

For eyeliner, my go to has always been the NYX Liquid Liner in Matte Black. I have been using this for probably 3 years now. I always try different brands, but I always end up going back to this one. It is cheap and works just as well as its high end competition. This one is a brush tip and not a felt tip, but I've always found that this just works better for me in helping me get a sharp tip on my wings. 

Everyday I tend to just throw on some wings and move on with my life. If I am feeling a little extra, I will add some eyeshadow from my Morphe 350M palette, but typically I just stick with eyeliner. 

I have a Youtube tutorial up on how I do my wings, if you're interested in learning. I can do my wings in about 5 minutes in the morning with no issues, so just practice and it will get easier, I promise. 

3. Mascara

I apply my mascara next, including the bottom lashes. I've seen that a lot of Youtubers wait until the end of their make up to apply mascara to the bottom lashes, but I've never had any problems with this. If I don't apply it when applying the top lashes, I'm guaranteed to forget and be walking around looking uneven all day. 


To read about my favorite mascaras, check out this article. I am currently using the Wet N' Wild Lash Renegade mascara. It is around $5 and works like a dream. I even compare it to some high end mascaras in my article. 

4. Primer

After moisturizer, I use two different primers. I start by using Smashbox's Pore Filling Primer on the centermost parts of my face. This includes the inner parts of my cheeks, my forehead, and my chin. Basically, anywhere I feel my pores are bigger and more noticeable. Smashbox is another brand that I have been using forever that I really, really enjoy. It is the better version of the Benefit POREfessional primer, in my opinion. Both are great and get the job done, but Smashbox really goes that extra mile in durability and overall just looks a little bit better than Benefit's formula. 

I have found that the best way to apply it is to press, not rub, it into your skin with your fingers. This creates a very flawless look and doesn't leave it looking streaky on your face.

After applying this primer, I use a beauty sponge (currently using the Morphe sponge) to apply the Becca Backlight Priming Filter all over my face. It adds an extra layer of glow to my face that shines through under my foundation. I think it also acts as a moisturizer and helps the foundation blend out a little sheerer, which I like. You can even mix it with your foundation if you really want to sheer it out and look extra glowy. 

Let me know what your favorite products are in the comments. A part two to this article will be coming out soon so keep an eye out! 

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