Basic Everyday Makeup Tutorial


Do not let the fabulous rainbow colors fool you: this is a pretty simple, everyday makeup look. Now, I’m no makeup artist, and yes I fudge up sometimes in the video (and trust me, I’m aware). But I do put on makeup everyday, and have been doing so for the last 15 years or so. I’ve created this video in a more sophisticated editing program that I’m trying out. Do you like the way this video runs? I would love your feedback on my videos, so I can continue to bring you content that you guys want. Click for more info, a special message to a portion of my readers, and links to products used!

Also, I try not to talk about politics or other divisive topics here on the blog, but I would like to give a very special hello and thank you to my gay readers. This (rainbow saturated) post is for you: may everyone have the right to marry whomever they choose. ♥

Recreate This Look:

Foundation: NARS Sheer Glow in Deauville
Luminizer: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Pearl
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay in Exposed
Brows: MAC eyebrow pencil in Fling
Brushes: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, MAC 217 brush, MAC 239, & old Jane Iredale blush brush
Undereye Concealer: Benefit Erase Paste
Blemish Concealer: Benefit Boi-ing
Eyeshadow: Stila “In The Light” palette, Urban Decay “Naked Basics” palette
Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
Setting Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Transparent
Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket Volum’Express
Eyeliner: from the Stila “In The Light” palette

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  • AT

    Hi! Great video! Out of curiosity – what teeth whitening product (or process) do you use? Your teeth are gorgeous

    • Thank you! I had a professional in-chair procedure at the dentist years ago which was super effective but what really works well is the Crest 2 Hour Whitestrips Express (the $50 version). Pricey, I know, but it’s less than the $200+ of a single treatment, and you get several treatments in the box. I only need to use them once every few months (like 6 months or so)!

      • Natalia Pardo

        I got those strips few weeks back but I ended up having extremely sensitive teeth! I barely slept the night I used them and the following day the feeling was unbearable :'(

        • Me too! But the pain is worth it in the end. I always forget about how unbearable it is, and I’m like “never again!” But we all know how that story ends ..

          • Natalia Pardo

            I’m really afraid to give them a second chance… But I have to recognize your teeth look amazing! So I guess I’ll use them again when I don’t have to leave the house the following day 😉

          • I have read that if you use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth for like a week before whitening, it prevents tooth sensitivity completely. I just never remember when it comes time!

          • Natalia Pardo

            That’s awesome! Thank you for the advice. I’ll try the toothpaste next week and get back to you with my feedback 😀

  • Michi

    Thanks for the tutorial! I’m always trying to improve my everyday makeup routine so this was really helpful 🙂 <3

  • I love this look! It’s really natural so you don’t look ‘done’ at all – you just look refreshed and ready for the day!Good on you for supporting Gay marriage – it’s an issue of equality – we are all Human and deserves all the same rights.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  • Zunni

    Yay, for gay marriage! Yay, for the lovely purple streaks. Thanks for the how-to video to watch – a lovely look for you.

  • I was trying to catch up on the videos earlier and here’s a new one. Yay! It’s like having my own personal make-up tester. Thank you!

  • Jung

    This is great! Learnt new trick, applying face powder after blush. Does your mascara smudge? Mine always does even if I used waterproof. Any advice?

    • I recommend not wearing waterproof if your mascara smudges. Sounds paradoxical, I know, but waterproof mascara is water proof, not oil proof. And in fact, oil is what takes it off (makeup remover). So I find the natural oils on my skin tend to make waterproof smudge more than regular formulations.

  • i prefer your old style videos sorry hun 🙁 x

    • Hey no worries! I only do VoiceOver videos for tutorials, so if that’s what you don’t like, never fear! 🙂

  • Alisa Steinhilber

    OMG thank you so much!!! I have probably the laziest, and not-so-educated make-up routine ever, and your video just taught me sooo much!! I think you just changed my habits, and tools for the better!!! Do you have any recommendations for “drug-store” brands? I’m constantly on a tight budget, and can’t get the pricier stuff. 🙁

    • Yes! I have several posts and videos on the best drugstore makeup–I’m a huge fan of drugstore makeup!

  • LOVE! I bought the Rimmel Stay Matte powder last week, but I think I need a big ol brush like that one.

    • I think my huge brush is sephora brand. I wouldn’t waste your money on it though. It just does the trick but nothing special. :-/

  • Tess

    Great tutorial! Question- why do you apply your undereye concealer after you’ve completed your eye makeup, and not before? Just curious.

    • Actually, it’s because I can sweep away the “fallout” shadow more easily with a small fluffy brush, before I add the creamy texture of concealer. 🙂

  • scunningham

    I get a kick out of watching makeup videos. I always pick up a tip or two, and I loved this one. Thanks! And I liked the style – the video ran well and looked great in HD on my iMac.

  • Video looks really nice! Must be a little awkward using the computer camera as a mirror, especially when it goes out of focus 🙂

    • Ha yeah it definitely would be! I used my makeup mirror for this tutorial though…still awkward!

  • Elle BigWig

    Love this! Do you find that the Benefit Erase Paste lasts all day for you?

  • Nic Daniels

    Looks good to me, not too much fudge if you are worried!!! Videos are so helpful to me, and very practical. Yes I have also had teeth whitening done at the dentist but it was very expensive, $500 for the treatment. It did produce great results but drinking coffee spoils things a little.
    from Nicole

  • Iva

    Oh wow your blog post is really helpful, recreating a look, I must try this at once. I will definitely post this in the make up section on my new favorite lifestyle website yeey..Tahnk you for the video Kristina. keep up the good work.

  • Marie

    Love your video…

  • Charly

    Your makeup always looks lovely. I am in the market for a new under-eye concealer, so I think I’ll check out the Erase Paste. I also like the video just fine. Honestly, I didn’t notice a huge difference between this and your older ones, but I’m not an expert in these things at all. 🙂

  • Dottie

    I discovered your blog today (searching for Armani Maestro videos) and now I’m a fan! I also wear shade Deauville in Nars, so your makeup color recommendations are especially helpful.
    I like that you are an accomplished professional outside of blogging and your intelligence really comes through in your videos. Thanks for making my day (when I’ve been home sick) a little brighter. 🙂

  • Nina

    This was such a nice tutorial! I loved the editor you used also and the music, it was all very well put together.