Drug Store Based Make-Up Routine

So, today’s post is pretty self-explanatory.  I wanted to share with you guys how I do my make-up every day and what products I use.  Of course, at the time of this shoot, I completely blanked and forgot to do after photos…oops.  But in every one of my pictures on Instagram (pretty much) I am wearing this same exact make-up routine, so you can check there for “after” pictures.

I have recently tried to make the switch from high end products, basically Sephora, to drug-store.  So far I have made the switch on everything except for foundation, eyebrow pen, eyebrow gel, and blush and highlighter. (*At the time of the shoot, I didn’t have a blush but I just bought one.  I’ll link it below!)  I have my eyes on a couple drug-store highlighters, so when I find a new one I will do an update.

I start off with primer and make sure to rub it all over my face.  I notice a difference, but not a huge difference.  A difference big enough though where I choose to buy primer, if that makes sense. 


I then go in with my beauty blender and foundation and cover my whole face.  I don’t have time to re-apply throughout my day, so I just go ahead and buy a full coverage all day wear product.

Then I set my make-up with finishing powder.  I feel like this powder is a really good dupe for high ends like Laura Mercier.  It works perfect in my opinion and it’s so cheap!

Next I fill in my brows with a brow pen.  I don’t really have any particular way I do them, I just follow my natural outline.

Then I go in with bronzer.  I usually contour my cheeks, nose, and outer edges of my face.  But if I’m in a rush, I only do my cheeks.

Then I highlight the top of my cheeks with a fan brush and lightly dust it on.  I’m pretty oily, so I try not to drag a lot of attention to my skin.


I then go in with a blush, and the new one that is not pictured is matte as well.  It’s a more mauvey color, but like I said I like to stick with the matte and less pinky tones. 


After I’m finished with my face I work on my eyes.  I start with priming my eyelashes with my eyelash primer and waiting for it to dry, and then I do a second layer of primer.  Then I go in with about 3 or 4 coats of mascara using two different kinds. 

After I finish my mascara, I’m all set!  I sometimes go in with a setting spray if I am going to be on the go all day, but if I’m not in too much of a rush then I just leave it. 

So, this isn’t anything fancy, but this is what I wear on a day to day basis.  Once I leave in the morning for either school or work, I usually am not back until later that night.  So, having a full face is a must for me since I never know who I am going to see or what I am going to be doing sometimes.  I hope you enjoyed this post, and my next beauty related one will be about my favorite drugstore lip products.  Stay tuned!



Danielle Alana

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