Hi there!

Welcome! I am Olivia, the author of Olivia May Bell blog and I am so glad you're here! Whether your here for fashion tips, mom/baby info, or maybe you just happened to stumble upon this, I am so happy you did! So let's get to know each other a little better!

Everyday Makeup

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hey guys! This post is all about my everyday makeup routine. I am by no means a professional 😂. I just do what I think looks/feels good!

Makeup Brush:

I was gifted this brush by the AMAZING team at Michael Todd Beauty and I cannot day enough good things about it! I love the look it gives my makeup and the pain it saves my wrist- lol! It gives your makeup a very smooth- blended look, which is what I think everyone goes for! So easy to use too! I didn’t use it with my concealer just because I didn’t want to mix the darker and lighter shades under my eye but it’s great for blending out the edges around.  You can shop it here.

**although this product was gifted to me, all thoughts and opinions are my own**


The primer I used today is is just  the Loreal Bb Cream in the shade light.

I NEVER used a primer for the longest time. I had never tried one so I didn't notice a difference until I tried it. Guys if you don't use one- I promise it will change your life. It's crazy how much of a difference it makes on how long your foundation lasts and how quickly it oxidizes.

I switch it up between three mainly. The first one is the Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness. I have rosy cheeks and reddish skin so I love using this one if I'm using a medium-light coverage foundation because it really helps color correct your skin!

The second one I use is the Benefit POREfessional primer. This one really smoothes out any imperfections and lets your makeup stay all day. This one really prevents me from getting super oily throughout the day.

The last one is the Fenty primer. I recently had this one recommended to me the last time I was in Sephora and I absolutely love it. It is more of a lotion-type primer so it doesn't feel greasy when you put it on and it feels dry seconds after applying. It gives you a little glow under your foundation and I love it. I feel like this one does best out of all three for the summer just because it is lotion based and dries super quick.

***PRO TIP*** One of my Sephora gals told me to wait a few minutes after applying your face lotion, primer, and foundation in order to let each dry and soak in completely. I never thought of this before she told me (and maybe I'm just late to this trick) but it really does make a world of difference!


So like every other girl, I have used 1,000 different foundations. . . and I go back to the same 2 every time. My absolute all time favorite is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. It's super pricey but oh my gosh worth every penny. It gives a medium coverage but leaves your skin looking like skin...not cakey and gritty. If you want more of a full coverage you can still achieve it with this foundation by layering it and it still looks flawless!

The foundation I used for this video is the Loreal Lumi True Match- in the shade W4.

The Estee Lauder Double Day Wear is one of the first foundations I ever used and I love it! It lasts forever- a little goes a long way with this one. This one is pretty light feeling which is good for summer!

I recently also tried the Estee Lauder Camouflage and its unbelievable if you like a very full coverage foundation. You could literally cover a tattoo with it! I have a lot of freckles and some days I just don't like them and want them covered up. I could never find a foundation that could do that without looking horribly cakey and coming off within a couple hours but the Camouflage is amazing!!

The Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation is another good medium-full coverage option. I hadn't tried it before but it actually works really well! The other thing I really like about this one is that they have a very wide variety of colors. I'm very picky about my makeup matching ( I hate having a neck line).


Currently, I use this Lancome pencil on my brows. It's super soft so it makes your brows look more natural without the harsh line most pencils give.

I also use the NYX Micro Brow Pencil sometimes. It's a really good dupe for the Anastasia version. For some reason I go through brow pencils like crazy ( maybe because mine are so light or because it's the one thing I do every.single.day 😂 who knows).


Today I used the dupe for shape tape- Loreal Concealer.

I really don't use concealer that often- especially if I am just doing a quick throw on some makeup and go look. The Tarte Shape Tape is my favorite, though! I conceal around my brows after filling them in just to make them look cleaner. Other than that, I really only use it under my eyes to brighten them if I'm super tan or to coverup any blemishes I may have!

Setting Powder:

I have tried A MILLION of these and I absolutely swear by the Mabelline fit me. It gives your makeup a super soft flawless look without looking powdery. It lasts all day and its literally $10. You can't beat it.


Today I used my all time favorite bronzer, Butter bronzer by physicians formula!

I love the Urban Decay beached bronzer for a matte look. I have always had a problem with bronzers looking too orangey on me but this one really has a deep brown color and I love it!

If I am going for a brighter look I use the bronzers in the Anastasia Sun dipped glow palette!


For highlighter, I also use the Anastasia glow palette- it has two shades, one more of a tan color and a lighter one too! I also love the Champange Pop highlighter by Becca.


Orgasm by Nars is my all time favorite. I like the peachy/pink tones for my skin personally. The Nars blushes are amazing! I also love Mac powder blushes. Modern Mandarin, Peachy Keen (it has some sparkle to it), and Pink Swoon. I have literally had them for years! They last forever!


Normally, I don't wear eyeshadow on a daily basis. But for a normal look, I use the Naked Basics pallete! It's a blend of neutral colors that I use to add a simple smokey eye!

Setting Spray:

Today I used the Coconut Spray by Wet N Wild.

LOVE LOVE LOVE Urban Decay's All Nighter spray. I go a little crazy with setting sprays (because they really do work), so I use two. The other one is the NYX Matte Spray. I use setting spray usually a couple times a day too keep my makeup fresh - especially in the summer.


I wore fake eyelashes for the longest time and there are a couple that I absolutely love! However, I recently opted to get eyelash extensions and I absolutely love them! I can barely feel them and they look a little more natural than strip lashes without the upkeep of putting them on everyday! Plus it is so nice waking up in the morning and not worrying about makeup because you already look like you have some on! Mine usually last about 2-3 weeks (depending on how often you rub your eyes/mess with them). I HIGHLY recommend them- if you are debating it, definitely do it.

My fave strip lashes:




I don't really have to use a lot of mascara both with the eyelash extensions or strip lashes. I'll put a little on my bottom lashes but that's about it! I love the Better Than Sex Mascara, though. It's what I always used before all the lashes! It makes your lashes super full and long. You can re apply as much as you want to build on for the look you want!


I recently found an AMAZING lip plumper that works really well (it does burn a little) but I love the look it gives. It's by Dirty Works and smells like coconut (I literally love anything and everything coconut flavored/scented).

My everyday favorite lipstick is by Mac in the shade Faux!