Since having Oliver I have definitely cut back on my morning routine. Thankfully he sleeps pretty well and I have a good chunk of time during his morning nap to get things done, but I’ve noticed a shift in my everyday makeup routine. I have found myself leaning towards a more simple and natural look these days. My makeup routine has become more simple and I have added a few more clean products to my arsenal that leave me feeling good.
Oliver is obsessed with touching my face these days so I also want to make sure that the makeup I use won’t irritate his skin, because I am not about to move those cute little hands away from me. 😉
Primer + Foundation
The older I get the more I’m realizing how important it is to let your skin look like skin! Let it breath! I feel like we all chug water and work hard to keep our skin plump and moisturized, so why are we mattifying it with heavy foundations? Again, let your skin look like skin. We all have pores…it’s okay. After my moisturizer I apply this primer. It is super moisturizing and has aloe. I just rub it in with my fingertips making it super easy! My go-to foundation has been Ilia’s Serum Foundation. I use it with a moist Beauty Blender; it goes on like silk and is super light. I still have some hyperpigmentation marks from acne during my pregnancy, and it covers pretty well, but you don’t feel like you’re wearing a mask.
Blush, Contour and Highlight the Natural Way
Contouring and highlighting is overwhelming to me. It can sometimes look like you’re drawing a road map on your face and can be so extreme. No thanks! As much as I like strong cheekbones or an awesome highlight, I still want to keep it natural and easy.
You might remember this RMS Beauty palette from my pregnancy safe makeup post. It’s still going strong and I love how it has everything all in one — I can just dab a bit of the highlighter on the top of my cheekbones and nose. It also has blush and bronzer options. Another great highlighter option is Ilia’s Liquid Light. Love the dewy finish and it doesn’t slide off your face. Looking for a powder blush? Burt’s Bees “Shy Pink” is a rosy shade with clean ingredients. To keep things simple I add the same bronzer/contour shade to eyelids with some highlighter dabbed in the inner corners with my fingertips.
I’m usually not a fan of powder, but Ilia’s Blur Powder has been a game changer…are you sensing a pattern here? 😉 It’s a light formula, the ingredients are clean, and it keeps everything in place without looking like you’re a wax figure. Swoop some over your face with a big fan brush and call it a day!
Natural Makeup Brushes
Speaking of brushes, I rounded up some favorites that are made of vegan and/or sustainable materials.
Natural Lip Colors
I haven’t really experimented with a new lip shade in a long time. I used to be a big fan of the reds and I’ll still rock a bold lip here and there, but for everyday I’ve been leaning towards soft pinks and natural mauve colors. The two I have been alternating between are: Beauty Counter’s “Brunch” and Ilia’s Little Sister”. Both are safe makeup options. Another natural lipstick option is “Cassia” by 100% Pure. It is made from cocoa and shea butter. It’s considered a matte shade, but I use some lip balm underneath for a more moisturizing look and feel. Again, the RMS Beauty Palette mentioned above has some great multi-functional pigments for lips and cheeks. I think that’s the key to an easy makeup routine for everyday: multi-functional products that you can just throw in your bag.
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