My Current Makeup Routine

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It’s been awhile since I’ve filmed a “current makeup routine” video so I did just that for you! You can see that I’m dealing with some problem skin at the moment but despite that I wanted to share the products I’ve been loving lately!

While this certainly isn’t my DAILY makeup look, it’s a look I’d wear on a work day or any other day that I want to wear a full face of makeup!

Here is a list of the products I used in the video:

Bobbi Brown Face Base

NudeStix eye crayon in Putty

Sephora Mocha Latte eyeshadow

Urban Decay eyeliner in Demolition

Kat Von D liquid liner in Mad Max Brown

Benefit Roller Lash mascara

Cherry Blooms lash fibers

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation in 5.5 and 5

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away concealer in shade 3

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder to Under Eyes

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe

MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW20 (I also love Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer)

Charlotte Tilbury Glow Palette (individual options would be Sephora bronzer, NARS liquid blush)

Bare Minerals liquid lipstick in Infamous

Sephora Pro Smudge brush

Some of my favorite makeup brushes can be found here!

P.S. I recently shared a video about how I cover blemishes because you can see I’m dealing with that right now!


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 11.01.18

Thank you for sharing your products! Will check out your recommendations 🙂

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Sarah says · 11.01.18

Do you put the Bobbi Brown Face Base over your morning skincare? Like, do you use a moisturizer underneath the base?

Jenene says · 11.01.18

Do you like the magic away. Concealer better than urban decay all nighter?

Kate says · 11.01.18

It’s a more natural looking finish than All Nighter, in my opinion, but both are great!

Caitlin says · 11.01.18

Is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation your new favourite? Better than the Arbonne foundation?

Kate says · 11.01.18

It’s very, very different. Arbonne is a full coverage foundation, Luminous Silk is more natural/radiane with medium coverage. It depends on what you are going for!

Caitlin says · 11.02.18

Thanks for your response! I LOVE the Arbonne also (from your recommendation) and the Giorgio Armani is $72 CAD, Ouch! I tried the Lancome Teint Idole and don’t like it as much as the Arbonne!

Angela says · 11.01.18

Lovely routine! I really want to grab those NudeStix and the Luminous Silk foundation. It looks so natural on you!

Angela at Blush & Pearls

Kim says · 11.01.18

I neeeed to try the Kat Von D liner! Love your look.

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Michelle says · 11.01.18

What is your favorite all time moisturizer? Bobbi Brown or the frest lotus youth preserve?

Kate says · 11.02.18

I’ve used the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve for longer, both are great moisturizers!

susan says · 11.02.18

Just a thought, but you may want to try more natural products to help clear your skin up. Trying new foundations and concealers a lot will freak my face out so I tend to stick with ones I know that are cleaner. Only hoping to help you out. Brands like Tarte and Bare Minerals are my go to.

Sarah says · 11.02.18

Do you still use a moisturizer under the face base?

Janet says · 11.02.18

What color in the Sephora bronzer is closest to the color you used?

Kate says · 11.03.18

The lightest one!

Christine says · 11.02.18

Love your blog!

Elaina says · 11.03.18

Do you put any kind of gloss over the BareMinerals Iip colour?

Mary Foley says · 11.04.18

Thank you for your great blog, Kate. I am inspired! In fact, today I cleaned out all of my cosmetics, tossed those too old for words, cleaned all my brushes and replaced my make up mirror. And cleaned and straightened and beautified the whole make up area. I’m having such fun thanks to your blog that I want the space to support that!

The process made me think of some questions for you. If you’ve covered them in the past, my apologies.
1) make up mirror…what do you use? Features you rely on?
2) how to you organize and store makeup? How do you keep it from sprawling across acres of counter space?
3) I use the Bobby Brown brush cleaner…but it’s a little light on instructions. I just keep washing until the water runs clear. Is there anything else to it? Any tips for getting the powder brushes to dry faster?
4) what makeup to you take in your purse for “touch-ups” throughout the day? brushes?
5)what do you think about microblading/brow tatoos for older women. I’m afraid if I have a facelift in five years things will get seriously weird. In the meantime, I have even less brow hair than you so it’s tempting.
6) Andree Ali was a great find. Thanks for featuring her.
7) and, finally, as a fellow southern woman, I’d love to see how you style your NC home for the holidays with an active family. The South has such distinctive, gorgeous style (imo)

Thank you again for all you do!

Mary Foley, Charlottesville

Katie says · 11.06.18

Would love more info on how you used the Cherry Blooms lash fibers. I’m very interested in this product but want to know more. I see that you are using it differently – with your own mascara instead of the gel it’s sold with. Is that the secret!? Love your videos are blog!

Pat says · 10.03.19

Me, too. My eye lashes and eye brows are sparse. Any additional advice/product recommendations you have for these features would be great! Thanks!

Jaime says · 11.18.18

What powder did you use to set your concealer??

MiCaela Sticka says · 11.18.18

What brush did you use to apply the Sephora Mocha latte?

Andrea W says · 11.20.18

Help!!! How do you determine the correct shade of foundation, and what level of coverage you should be using?!?

savannah Hill says · 11.24.18

love this you are amazing

Jamie Moore says · 11.29.18

Love all of your how to videos on makeup & hair!

Jaye H. says · 11.30.18

Love the natural, glowing look of your makeup. I have been wanting to go with a more natural, simplified look and I found it! Thank you. I struggle with my brows, you make it look so effortless, the pencil looks so comfortable in your hand. I often find myself with a death grip on my pencil, perhaps it’s the control freak in me. I’ve never tried the Anastasia Brow Wiz, I’ve read great things about it, I just keep on with my old IT Cosmetics eyebrow pencil thinking this is as good as it’s ever going to look. You look simply beautiful, I’m going to switch some products out and give some of yours a try, wish me luck!

Kristine Fletcher-Wode says · 12.03.18

Hi Kate

Thanks for the new make up tutuorial 🙂 really enjoy your posts.

Just wondering why you do not apply foundation to your eye lid area? Is it not recommended to use foundation there?

Many thanks.


Megan says · 12.15.18

You are so beautiful inside and out. Thank you for being genuine. I have learned so much from you.

Crystal says · 12.18.18

Just bought the Nudestix, Sephora Mocha Latte and Bare Minerals Infamous from Sephora with a gift card (thanks mom) for Christmas. Arrived today recreated the look and absolutely love the way it is so fast and looks fantastic. Thanks again for your tutorials. I have used many of them 🙂

Danelle Manship says · 12.30.18

I love your make-up tutorials, however for the girl on a tight budget do you have any recommendations? I can’t afford $64 foundation, but would love to up my make-up look.

Karen says · 12.31.18

Can you subscribe by an email address only???
I do not have Twitter or Facebook.

Pippa Clark says · 01.15.19

Love your blog !

Andrea says · 01.25.19

I love your make-up style. It is beautiful! I have similar coloring to you and would love to try these looks, but I have been trying to use natural beauty products because I have had some hormone issues, and have learned that the ingredients in many beauty products can negatively impact hormones. I refer to the skin deep database from to try to find more clean products, but I have tried some of the make-up brands and have not yet found one that I think works very well. I’m particularly looking for a good concealer and liquid foundation. Just wondering if you’ve tried many natural ones, or if not, if you would ever consider testing some of the more natural make-up products and reviewing those? Thanks!