I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



Keeping it Simple

If you're looking at the photo thinking, "that's simple?!" I feel ya. Yet I can do all of these steps in a matter of five minutes to produce a simple makeup look that works even on my most tired of days.

For me, primer is a must and I look no further than my raved over Stila One Step Correct. On days where I'm keeping it super simple I'll wear just this as a base. It evens out my complexion while adding a little bit more hydration. For base I've been mixing together my NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with a bit of the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. I was still on the fence about the Laura Mercier offering until I combined with with the NARS one. The perfect shade and I can really tell the difference the Laura Mercier moisturizer adds. The Bobbi Brown Corrector in "Light Bisque" is just the thing to cover up any pesky under eye circles that love to linger. Then I sweep a little bit of the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in "Fearless". The bold pink pop adds just the right amount of life to my skin.

For the eye area it's an easy few steps. First it's brows and I bounce between the Anastasia Brow Wiz in "Light Brown" and my other brow pencils. Then I take a combination of the Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Sleek & Spice" and mix it with "Chocolate Suede" for the perfect shimmery bronze. I dab a bit more of "Chocolate Suede" on the corners of my lids, sweep on some of Clinique's High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara (a full review is coming soon), and my eyes are done.

For lips I wish I could tell you I get adventurous, but it's MAC "Syrup" almost on the daily for me. I found my lost tube when cleaning out my car one day, so now I have two. Perfectly fine by me as I struggle to wear anything but.

I'm sure I can simplify my makeup routine down even more, but this provides me just enough coverage to make me feel like I'm looking good no matter what day it is.

What do you do for your simple makeup routine?

xoxo Kayla


  1. That one step correct sounds pretty cool - I'm going to have to keep these products in mind!

  2. Those colour tattoos look gorgeous shades! As does Syrup lipstick!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  3. There's so many products there that I already love (the Maybelline colour tattoos especially!), but others (like the Tarte blush and the Anastasia Brow Whiz) which I just can't really get my hands on here in the UK :(
    - Jem
    Jem's Blog

  4. The one step corrector sounds amazing and I've heard such great things about it!

  5. That Mac lipstick looks like such a pretty color! I'll have to check it out next time I go makeup shopping. I use the Nars tinted moisturizer every day. Lasts all day throughout work. And you don't feel it! I can touch my face without worrying about it smudging or anything. I pair it with the Light Reflecting Pressed Powder.

    I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

  6. I can see what you mean by simple, though - the products must create a perfect simple makeup look. My absolute simplest makeup is concealer and mascara, but I look a bit like a zombie...
    Ivory Avenue


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