My Timesaving, Everyday Makeup Routine

My everyday makeup routine is minimal and takes approximately 6-7 minutes to apply, maybe less. I used to spend over 30 minutes on my makeup, and I loved every minute of it. Now, I’m all about cutting corners without sacrificing the end result (this is kinda my M.O. these days). I guess that’s why I’m all about dry shampoo and 2-3 day hair. Ha! So here’s my time saving, everyday makeup routine with minimal trade-off.

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil

I start with the same basic makeup products every day, and then I change up the look with a different lipstick and blush. These are the products I use.  These products are my favorites because of the ease in which they go on and their lasting quality.

First, I use a cc cream (in light) mixed with a moisturizer (Neutrogena or Supergoop) and apply it like it’s moisturizer- all over and without a care. Then I dab on the under eye concealer (in medium), followed by an all over sweep of powder (in Mont Blanc) and then bronzer for extra color. Next, I apply an eyeshadow (in Bone) all over my eyelids for an overall shimmer. I use a waterproof pencil eyeliner (in Cassis), and then I apply a little brow pencil (Grace K.) to my eyebrows. I am not a big eyebrow person, but I do like slightly filling them in. Then, if I have time, I curl my eyelashes (which happens maybe once a week) and apply my favorite drugstore mascara.

Now it’s time for lipstick and blush. Typically, I use my lipstick as my blush, and I choose based on how I feel that day. Come back on Friday to hear all about this time saving hack and my favorite colors!

For other time saving beauty hacks, check out this post (here).

Top picture by Traci Ling


  1. Sandy February 8, 2017

    Love, love, love, thanks for sharing.

    • Carly Lee February 9, 2017

      Thank you, Sandy!

  2. Anne February 10, 2017

    Just purchased the mascara last night…can’t wait!

    • Carly Lee February 11, 2017

      You’ll love it. I get so much positive feedback on this mascara.


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