My Everyday Makeup Routine, by Olivia Culpo

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I was inspired to share my easy, everyday makeup look after my girlfriends Cara Santana and Dev Windsor saw me doing my makeup without a mirror. They couldn’t believe that I didn’t have to look at my face while putting everything on. My go-to everyday makeup routine is so simple that you literally don’t have to use a mirror. Give it a try and tell me what you think! You just need a few items—scroll through for the step-by-step rundown!

1. Start With Tinted Moisturizer

First, I mix my two favorite tinted moisturizers together. I am obsessed with Dior Hydraction Deep Hydration Skin Tint (discontinued); I use shade 2. I mix this with my other favorite tinted moisturizer, Revision Skincare Intellishade Original ($47). I use about a dime-size amount of each. I love the color and coverage when I mix the two. Plus, they have both have SPF, which is great to protect your skin throughout the day.

2. Add Highlight and Bronzer

Once my face is finished and I feel like I have some natural coverage, I move on to my all-time favorite bronze and highlight compact by Charlotte Tilbury. This is the Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette ($68). I don’t use the bronze portion for my face; I actually use it as a soft eye shadow. I don’t even use a brush. I just use the tip of my finger to dab a little on my eyelid and in the crease—very sparingly! You don’t need much. And then I use the highlight portion of the palette for my brow bone, top of cheeks, tip of nose, and bow of the lip. I also use my fingers to apply. This is perfect for a dewy glow. I love this palette so much! I take it everywhere with me.

3. Fix Up Eyebrows With a Brow Comb and Hair Spray

Next, I move on to eyebrows. For a fresh day look, I really don’t like to color in my brows. I usually just use a brow comb to straighten them out and sometimes even use hair spray for hold. I use L’Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray ($15) and the Sigma Brow and Lash Brush ($15).

4. Use Cream Blush for a Natural Look

For daytime, I like to use a cream blush because it gives a much more effortless and natural look. My favorite right now is Julie Hewett Cheekie Cheek & Lip Shine in the color Posie ($24). I love this color so much! It’s really fresh-looking, and you can also use it on your lips if you’re crunched for time and want some quick color. It shows up as a very light stain on the lips—very pretty. 

5. Apply Lip Liner, Lip Stain, Lipstick, and Gloss

Next is my favorite part—lips. This is usually when I try a billion different shades that usually turn out to be the same: a plummy/pinky nude. No matter what type of lip I’m feeling for the day, I always start by lining with my favorite lip pencil, MAC in Spice ($18). I’ve used this liner color for years. It’s perfect for pretty much every pink/nude/plum lip color. After liner, I’ve recently been using Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 501 ($38). This is a really silky lip stain that lasts for hours. Depending on how I’m feeling, I will also apply my favorite lipstick by Jouer, called Olivia ($24). (We didn’t plan it that way, it just happens to be my name and absolute favorite color. Weird!) Finally, if I want to add a gloss, I use Make Up For Ever Lab Shine in D16 (discontinued).

6. Curl Lashes and Apply Mascara

My next secret weapon is the eyelash curler. This makes a huge difference for me. Sometimes I will just curl my lashes and skip mascara if I want a more natural look. On days I use mascara, I usually go for L’Oréal Carbon Black ($8) or Charlotte Tilbury 5 Star Mascara ($29). 

7. Spritz With a Hydrating Mist

The final step is to spray my face with some kind of hydrating mist. This blends everything together and gets that fresh dewy look. I am currently obsessed with First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist ($16).

8. Add a Finishing Powder for More Coverage

If I’m feeling too shiny or want more coverage under my eyes or on the T-zone, I use Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder ($45) to finish off the look.

All done! And you didn’t even need the mirror!

Culpo's Hair Routine

My everyday hair routine is also very simple. I let my hair air-dry completely. Then I spray and tousle my hair with Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray ($26) to give it a little volume. With a one-inch curling wand (mine is by Amika, $120), I take one-inch chunks of hair and wrap them around the hair wand, holding the barrel horizontally. Some portions of the hair should be wrapped under and other parts should be wrapped over. The trick is to switch it up so the hair looks effortless and undone. The final step is one last hair tousle with Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray ($54) for extra hold and shine. 

How does your everyday hair and makeup routine stack up against mine? Can you do your makeup without a mirror? Tell me below!

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