My Everyday Face

In the beauty community it’s easy to get carried away. On instagram I tend to showcase looks that are elevated from everyday wear. The colourful cut creases and full makeup with lashes you see on instagram are a far cry from what I look like in real life.

Now that I’m working full time I just don’t have the energy for a full face some days. I steal moments for myself between work, errands, caring for two cats and maintaining a home and these days it feels like they’re few & far between.

I’ve been taking time for myself to drink my coffee slowly, to read a few pages of a book and to play my guitar, which means I’m spending 20 minutes or less on my makeup in the morning.

My everyday face is quick. I often still wear foundation, but always a liquid form that doesn’t take too much blending. Cream foundations take so much time and effort to look good so I haven’t been bothering with them.

Above are some of the products that I’ve been using a fair amount over the past few months. I actually finished the ColourPop No Filter Foundation & BFF Eyeliner recently, but they’re the products I used in the looks I’ll share below.

Front & centre in my makeup routine right now are the Essence Melted Chrome Shadows. These are seriously amazing! They look so wet & shimmery without any sparkle and they’re great on their own or paired with transition shadows. I’m specifically loving the shade Ironic.

I’m also obsessed with the ColourPop Lip Crayons right now. They’re comfortable, have great color payoff and they smell fantastic. You really can’t go wrong! Anyways, here are two looks that I’ve worn on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays… you get the picture.

How do you do your makeup on a weekday?

Thanks for reading! This post is short & sweet because I’ve been getting ready for vacation. When you’re reading this I’ll be in Thailand assuming our flights aren’t delayed or anything like that. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you on the flipside.



  1. November 29, 2019 / 3:22 am

    Love this light, weekday look on you, Cleia! Hope you had/are having the best time in Thailand. <3

    • December 8, 2019 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you! It was amazing, today was my last day of travel so I can finally get back on WordPress a bit 😊

      • December 10, 2019 / 7:30 pm

        If you decide to post about your trip, I’m so looking forward to reading it. πŸ™‚

        • December 19, 2019 / 1:54 pm

          I am! I have a post in the works, I just need to find time to upload and watermark my photos πŸ’•

          • December 20, 2019 / 7:15 pm

            Yay! Looking forward to it! πŸ˜€

  2. November 16, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    You look stunning, Cleia!! I love your everyday makeup look! πŸ’“For the weekdays, I’ll usually just put on some blush, a bit of mascara, lipstick and call it a day. It’s truly hard to find the time most days! If I’m going out, that’s when I’ll be a bit extra and wear red lipstick, eyeshadow & eyeliner. To be honest though, I don’t even wear makeup most days cause it feels uncomfortable. I’ve been putting on moisturizer and heading out the door lately lol! x

    • December 1, 2019 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you Nunzia! 😊 Simple routines are really the best, I need to condense mine a little more. I need a routine more like yours! Hope you’re doing well πŸ™‚

  3. sarahsarsby
    November 16, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    I love your everyday makeup look! I never wear makeup for work and often miss applying it every day. However, this post has made me want to start wearing it again as I do love makeup. I particularly love your eye makeup as it looks so pretty but also chic and wearable!

    • December 1, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      I don’t feel like myself without it, but I’m trying to wear less to work these days. Thank you so much Sarah!

  4. November 15, 2019 / 9:07 am

    I’ve been doing a lot of every day looks lately. I actually find it hard to find time to do my makeup with my long to-do list each day πŸ˜ͺ I would like to do my makeup more often I miss it lol.
    I love how soft and subtle your makeup looks with a pop of color on the lips. I’ve been leaning towards nude shades. Should really switch it up a bit lol.

    • December 1, 2019 / 6:57 pm

      It’s so difficult!! Maintaining a running and clean home takes up so much time, as does taking care of a family so easy everyday looks are a lifesaver. It’s hard to find time to just sit and play with makeup. πŸ˜₯
      I hope you can find some time for it soon!

      • December 3, 2019 / 12:16 am

        I’m having a VERY hard time just sitting down to do my makeup lately. This season is killing me, so much to do, one thing after another I hardly get any down time LOL. I did my makeup today after nearly two weeks πŸ™
        Hope you’re doing great Cleia! πŸ˜€

        • December 8, 2019 / 12:37 pm

          Yay for small victories! I’m looking forward to sitting down and doing some more makeup finally now that I have no travel plans. I hope you are doing well too!

  5. November 13, 2019 / 11:28 am

    I actually rarely do my makeup on weekdays, which is kind of funny, because as I’m writing this (on a wednesday), I am using a lil bit today. Today, I’m using some Younique mascara, a shimmery eyeshadow I got in a boxycharm that I keep in my purse, and a dominique cosmetics lipgloss! I have no foundation or anything of the sort on my face, but I could definitely improved my look with some concealer at least! I love seeing what people use on their face on a daily, and you’re definitely doing much better than I am! I definitely do not have the time to do my makeup everyday. Great post xxx

    Melina |

    • December 8, 2019 / 12:26 pm

      I want to try those Dominique Glosses! Lipgloss is one of my favorite things right now πŸ™‚
      I’d like to reduce my everyday routine in the future but I still feel more like myself with foundation on πŸ˜„ Thank you so much for reading!

  6. November 9, 2019 / 8:54 pm

    You look so fresh and pretty! Hope the Thailand trip is amazing!

    • November 9, 2019 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you! 😊 I hope to catch up on your posts when I get back home πŸ’•

      • November 10, 2019 / 9:25 am


  7. November 9, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    Beautiful girl. Your skin always looks lovely xxx

    • November 9, 2019 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ’•πŸ’•

  8. November 9, 2019 / 9:17 am

    I love a good everyday makeup look! I don’t have to time on weekdays to really do a full-on makeup look either so I tend to save those for weekends when I maybe wanna play with some eyeshadow.

    I am loving the IT Cosmetics CC cream atm as my go-to everyday base. I also love the Sleek 3in1 palette – it has just been giving me a nice glow for this winter!!

    • November 9, 2019 / 7:55 pm

      I wish there was more time in the mornings! But it’s nice to have a quick & easy everyday routine that makes you look & feel good.

      I love the CC cream too! Its so easy for a quick base. I’ll have to check out that sleek palette!

  9. November 8, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    Lovely post! I love the colourpop eyeliner too, the ink is really pigmented but I wish they came with a flexible tip!

  10. November 8, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    Love your everyday look! Totally agree, with a full time job a full face of Instagram makeup just doesn’t work.

    Hope you’re enjoying your vacation!
    β™₯ Mae

    • November 8, 2019 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks Mae! I wish I had more time for it, it’s tough being so busy!

  11. November 8, 2019 / 3:03 pm

    Beautiful sweets! Natural or glam you are stunning! I hope you are having so much fun in Thailand! <3

    • November 8, 2019 / 6:20 pm

      Aww thank you! We are having a great time here πŸ™‚

  12. November 8, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    Your everyday look is so lovely! I definitely understand not having the energy to do a full face of makeup everyday especially with working full time. I hope you’re enjoying your vacation πŸ™‚

    • November 8, 2019 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks Angela! I feel like I have so much less motivation and energy to do makeup these days. I wish there was more time. Thanks! Thailand has been fun so far

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