• Jen Gibbs

My Every Day Make-Up Routine

Updated: May 19, 2019

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I feel like I have been using the same make-up routine for years now. Occasionally, I'll throw in a fun lipstick color or a different eyeshadow color palette but my every day tride and true make-up products are pretty much all found for cheap(!) at local drugstores or for your convience, you can find them linked here from Amazon! Some products I have even received from Ipsy, Influenster, and FabFitFun and have realized they make great everyday products!


To prep my face I use a product that I SWEAR by. I clean my face Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water. It helps to clean all the grime or dirt from the night before and open up my pores to have a face full of make-up for the day. I also use this at night to take off my make-up and it works miracles even with a LOT of make-up on.

After my skin is clean, I hydrate it using Neutrogena Oil-Free Daily Facial Moisturizer (for Sensitive Skin) because I have weird combination skin and this moisturizer really helps keep all areas under control. I also use this amazing eye cream from Farmacy. I orginally got it in my FabFitFun box and have fallen in love with it!

Face + Foundation

Once my face is loaded up with hydration I use my favorite foun​dation I think I have ever used. I amd LOVING the Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte Plus Pore Less Foundation. My color is Natural Ivory for the current winter months and if you're in store you can shop the number: 112. The concealer I use to go along with my foundation is the Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer in Ivory (again, because I am very pale).

I recently switched concealers from IT Cosmetics in Light Natural mostly because of the change in price tags. As much as I still love their brand and their other products I honestly think I like Maybelline's concealer BETTER because it doesn't dry out my skin as much. Also, Maybelline's color options fit my skin better.

Before contouring, I add blush by the brand Pixi (My favorite color is Beach Rose). Then to "contour" my face (I really don't know what I'm doing when I do this step) I use Sleek MakeUP's Highlighter Palette in the color Cleopatras Kiss. I use the darker color to make a "3" around my face from my forehead, to my cheeks, to the bottom of my chin. I use the lighter colors in the palatte to highlight my cheek bones, my nose, and my chin. For a full review of Sleek make-up click here. If I want to add some extra sparkle and glam up my look, I will also add the Tarte Highlighter in the color Amazonian Clay.


Another product that I will swear by until the day I die is Elf Liquid Eyeliner (in Black). The price is phenomenal, and the quality is amazing. I have tried other eyeliners but I truly love how easily this glides on and lasts all day without rubbing off.

My favorite eyeshadow palettes to go with the liquid liner are Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette and PÜR Be Your Selfie Eye Shadow Palette. I love all of the colors in both sets to create natural eyeshadow looks. However, the Lemonade Craze palette has not held up as much and is a little more flakey. BUT for the price, I can't complain too much.

The final product I add is Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara (in Very Black). I have used this for years. Even after trying several different kinds of mascara, something (the price, maybe?) always brings me back to using this mascara. My eyelashes are natually long and I love how this enhances their length instead of trying to create high volume.


I don't use any kind of setting spray but if you have any good recommendations, I'd be open to trying it! I absolutley love hearing and seeing what other make-up products you use so if you have any favorite make-up products that you adore let me know in the comments below or shoot me an email. I'm always trying to change up my weekly routine!

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