The Looks-Like-You-Don’t-Have-Any-Makeup-On Makeup Essentials

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Makeup’s a real bitch.

Honestly though.

The application process takes some serious dedication.

Right?!

And when it comes to a daytime look, I’m not about to go all Kim K.

I like to keep it light, fresh, dewy, & chill.

No need for clown face on crack…ever.

Anyway if I’m lucky & actually have time for daytime makeup, here’s my OCD recipe/routine/regime:

Prime. Add a lil organic SPF ( find out why I’m a total sunscreen psycho maniac here ) mixed with a light tinted moisturizer & blend this mixture with ‘The Beauty Blender’. This pink sponge is like my bestie when it comes to blending. It seriously gets the job done & doesn’t leave a weird line of foundation. Add eyebrow gel to lashes, curl, more gel, curl again, mascara. Fill in brows with this badass brow kit. Def can’t live without a brow kit. It’s a game changer. After I fill in my brows I add eyebrow gel to my eyebrows ( more on that here ). Throw on a little minty fresh lip balm—- I love minty balm because no one likes smelling breathe. Mint flavored balm really helps with shine & conceals any odor. Lastly add a spray of finishing spray. This one by MAC is insane & sets the makeup, creating that dewy finish.

Oh! And after I take my makeup off, once a week, I use this secret face mask. More here. It takes care of any toxins on my skin & helps keep my skin so fresh & so clean, clean.

My full-blown makeup routine can be found in TSC book.

My favorite daytime makeup brands ( matching with collage ):

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1.) Primer

2.) Organic SPF

3.) Tinted moisturizer w/ SPF

4.) ‘The Beauty Blender’

5.) A bad ass eyelash curler

6.) Mascara

7.) The best eyebrow kit

8.) Eyebrow gel

9.) Minty lip balm

10.) Finishing spray

 11.) Face mask

X L

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23 comments on The Looks-Like-You-Don’t-Have-Any-Makeup-On Makeup Essentials

  1. Shannon
    04.03.14 at 4:00 am (8 months ago)

    Hey L!
    I’m having a small problem with the links. I wan to check out that amazing looking brow kit, but the link takes me to the beauty blender (also a staple of mine! Talk about game changer!!).

    Thank you so much for you’re awesome blog!
    Shan

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    • Lauryn
      04.03.14 at 10:04 am (8 months ago)

      It’s fixed : )). Thanks for reading Shan <3. XO.

  2. Ashley
    04.03.14 at 7:04 am (8 months ago)

    Do you have any advice for how to do brows??? I have never done them before but I think that it is time to include it in my make up routine!

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  3. Charlotte
    04.03.14 at 7:07 am (8 months ago)

    Love this post! I am obsessed with skincare and beauty routines, and this one sounds amaze! :)

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  4. Ursula
    04.03.14 at 7:09 am (8 months ago)

    I only discovered primer in the past year or so and it’s a game changer! I’ve never tried spray but I’ll have to look into this. Thanks for the tips
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  5. Lisa @ Simple Pairings
    04.03.14 at 8:23 am (8 months ago)

    You’re so right. Going full Kim K every AM is such an effort. I’ve whittled my makeup routine to ten minutes or under – my best mornings are around 7. Even still, I wish it were 3, if that. I’m like you – I must do something for my skin tone, eyebrows, and lashes – the trifecta, right? Need to stick to the basics more often and enjoy the au naturale thing. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!
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  6. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
    04.03.14 at 8:26 am (8 months ago)

    Ohhh can’t wait to try these products! I have Coola and absolutely adore it but I need to try your primer!

    Loved the beauty section in the TSC book. So helpful! You’re the only person I’ve heard mention eyelash primer btw. Genius.
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  7. Laura Bray
    04.03.14 at 9:08 am (8 months ago)

    I am new to eyebrow care so this is of particular interest to me! The link for the eyebrow kit takes you to the ‘beauty blender’ if there is a way to fix that. Thanks for the great advice – I love the natural look more often than not, too.
    xoxo
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  8. AJ
    04.03.14 at 10:32 am (8 months ago)

    I hate being the bearer of bad news. Especially since I heart a lot of these products, but specifically, the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizers and foundations ALL contain parabens and other toxic chemicals!!
    Such a shame because I have been using LM for such a long time. They need to take that crap out of their products!
    Thanks for the great tips.
    xx

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    • Lauryn
      04.03.14 at 10:43 am (8 months ago)

      It’s such a bummer : (. I try to avoid chemicals but when it comes to makeup, I haven’t found anything I like besides these product for daytime : (. xx.

  9. Ashlee Brown
    04.03.14 at 2:57 pm (8 months ago)

    I read your blog this morning, and I went and bought the Indian Healing Clay. It’s on my face right now as I type! Honestly I am so glad I found your blog, you are the coolest! Never stop blogging ever!!

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  10. Katie
    04.03.14 at 9:41 pm (8 months ago)

    Love Coola products! And Laura Mercier! Good stuff. My day time look or rather I just don’t want to look like a boy today..haha…consists of tinted moisturizer, mascara and lip gloss.
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  11. Cassidy White @ lifeoncasslane.blogspot.com
    04.04.14 at 11:30 am (8 months ago)

    I’m so pumped you even put an eyelash curler! You rock my socks! I’m always looking for a new one and then result back to my old curler because it’s not near as good as my first. Thanks for the tips!
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  12. Renee
    04.09.14 at 4:11 pm (8 months ago)

    I LOVE the VS primer with SPF. Makes skin look flawless.

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  13. ALatteLipstick
    04.12.14 at 10:45 pm (8 months ago)

    Can’t wait to try out the organic spf product! Thanks for some great products to check out!

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  14. Mary
    04.22.14 at 7:06 pm (7 months ago)

    Love this post! I’m a huge fan of the “no makeup” look as I have long days finishing grad school, full time job and starting up a yoga and coaching business. I need makeup that doesn’t need to be constantly reapplied and won’t make me feel grimy mid-day. Thanks!!

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