Behold: A Beauty Editor's 7-Minute Daily Makeup Routine


Maya Allen

I wear 10 different makeup products on my face every day, and there's absolutely no shame in my game. Before you misjudge me for my seemingly excessive everyday makeup routine, give me a second to explain. These products work, and they work fast. In the mornings, it takes me seven minutes flat to do my makeup. I honestly like to spend more time in the mornings masking, drinking tea, getting ahead on stories for the workday, and calming my mind before the busy day ahead of me. Putting on makeup is my least favorite task of the morning, but I admittedly love the put-together feeling it gives me when I'm done.

With that being said, I like to keep my makeup routine seamless, and I rely on hardworking products that get the job done. My makeup vanity, which I'm proud to call a prized possession, is overflowing with makeup products. I'm not going to lie—it's extreme. I have enough foundation to last me a lifetime and hundreds and hundreds of lipsticks, mascaras, liners, blushes, primers, setting sprays, and the list goes on. Because you never know when you're going to need it, you know? Not to mention everything is color-coordinated and organized by brand because I'm crazy for makeup and admittedly addicted.

Every morning, I sit on my beautiful, overflowing vanity and use about 10 products, which is small in the grand scheme of my collection. It's fair to say that my makeup doubles as décor at this point, and I'm okay with that. I have my everyday makeup routine down to a science, and here it is.