Morning Make-Up Routine

A few weeks ago I told you about my weekend beauty routine. I realized, though I never went through my actual day-to-day routine. Every day I have a similar morning make-up routine that I’ve perfected over the years. Every once in a while I switch out some products, and that’s why I love boxes like Lilee (c/o). They deliver a box of fun products each month ranging from beauty products, to home or kitchen accessories, or even fashion pieces!

I’ve gotten two boxes, and one was cocktail themed, and I received cocktail napkins, a muddler, mixing spoon, rim sugar, and even bitters! The other on I received was full of beauty products! I’m loving trying out all of these different products! Keep reading to see how I’ve fit them into my morning make-up routine!

My Morning Make-Up Routine

  1. First thing I do is exfoliate my face with Kaplan MD Cell Renewing Microfoliant (from my Lilee box!) and cleanse with Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads.
  2. After letting my face dry I apply Better Skin Miracle Cream from my Lilee box which, if you‘ve tried Philosophy’s hope in a jar, it’s very similar. I am obsessed with this miracle cream, plus it’s less expensive.
  3. After letting the cream set I’ll apply Nip & Fab Vipe Venom Micro Blur primer to my face with my hands,
  4. Next comes the foundation. A few months ago I went to Sephora and had them do a skin test on me to help me choose my perfect foundation shade. They ask you a series of questions and take an up-close photo of your skin, and a few options pop up. Now, seriously this test is amazing, but definitely test them first! One was way off for the color, but my Laura Mercier Bamboo Beige was perfect, and I’ve used it ever since!
  5. Blush next comes blush. I am terrible with choosing blush, so I just pick a pink color from the Sephora line and it lasts forever.
  6. Then comes the fun part: Eye shadow. I use my Naked palette and start with a light base color. Then I choose a middle brown color for the outside, and a shimmer-y gold or peach for my inside corners.
  7. The next step isn’t pictured, because my eyeliner is about an inch big, but I use a dark green or charcoal color. and Line the top of my lids. I use either MAC or Urban Decay.
  8. Next is the best part: Mascara! I got Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes mascara in my Lilee box as well, and it’s really good! I do have my old go-tos (YSL Babydoll and Benefit Roller Lash), but I love trying new ones and this is a great every-day-for-work mascara.
  9. OK I’m terrible at eye brows, but I am learning, and with the Chella pencil and highlighter pencil I got in my Lilee box, I think I’m actually getting better!
  10. The final touch is my lips! I like a little color, so I use my Bite Beauty pencil and finish it off with my Butter London (from Lilee!) lip gloss!

It is quite a process, but since it’s my daily routine, I got pretty quick with it!


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  • Reply Jessica

    This is so cute! I’ve never heard of Lilee boxes before but it sounds amazing! Perfect for a beauty junkie lol.

    xo, jess

    December 20, 2016 at 10:25 am
    • Reply

      Yes! They are a more local company to TX bu tship all over the country! Super fun beauty products and other fun things for life like jewelry and drink mixing necessities!

      December 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I just started using those Nip + Fab products too! I’m loving them so far!

    By Lauren M

    December 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply Stefanie

    i haven’t had a lot of luck with blurring cream- need to try that one!


    December 20, 2016 at 7:44 pm
    • Reply

      It’s great, and helps my make-up stay on all day! I like it better than the lotion style primer I was using before.

      December 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Brie

    I love your makeup! I use the Naked palette everyday and I love your lip color!

    xo Brie

    December 20, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Love that you also use Nake palette. I use that as well.

    December 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I always love hearing about people’s makeup routines! Yours is great! I use some of those products 🙂

    December 20, 2016 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    I love seeing other people’s makeup routines! I love my Naked palette!!

    xo Ashley

    December 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm
  • Reply Jessica Sheppard

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your daily beauty routine. Loved peeping in on your routine and products! Your skin is flawless, I need to check out the miracle cream!

    December 20, 2016 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Sandy

    i love reading other’s routines! i feel like mine has been the same since i was like 18!!

    December 21, 2016 at 12:13 am
  • Reply Sydney

    I always love reading other peoples routines, i have been pretty basic and affordable is my big thing!

    December 21, 2016 at 12:39 am
    • Reply

      I’m with you that’s why I love these boxes, I can try it and make sure I like it before purchasing separately!

      December 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply Maggie

    I’ve heard good things about Nip + Fab but haven’t tried them yet.

    December 21, 2016 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Elise

    you use to many of my fave products!!! such a great post.

    December 21, 2016 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Dani

    Sounds like such a nice routine! I’m skincare & makeup obsessed, so I will definitely have to check some of these products out! xo
    Dani //

    December 22, 2016 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Cece Lam

    this is so excellent! thanks for sharing

    December 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Katie Ann

    These seem like such great products! The box they come in is so cute!

    December 27, 2016 at 9:57 pm
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