Quick everyday makeup routine


I have had quite a few discussions lately with ladies who do not wear much makeup but still want to add some quick makeup to their routine. I often do my makeup in 5-10 minutes unless I am going out or to an event so I figured I would share my quick everyday makeup routine on the blog today!

First off for my base I quickly apply BB cream all over my face and neck. I find it skips the moisturizing step because I find BB creams to be more moisturizing than foundation. I like this Rimmel BB cream because I find it provides pretty good coverage and its really easy to apply with your fingers, or quickly with a beauty sponge.


Then I apply a little concealer under my eyes and blend it out with my finger (but you can skip this step if you feel you don’t need extra coverage) and then I apply the top left powder in the Hourglass palette under my eyes to brighten and set them.

I then apply Butter bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks and temples and then one of the two blushes from the same palette to the apples of my cheeks. If I want some highlight I will quickly pop on the highlight from the hourglass palette (top middle).


For the eyes I use a palette with mattes and shimmers like UD Naked 2 and quickly apply a matte shade like “Tease” as the transition shade and then a shimmer like “Suspect” (the 6th from the right) all over the lid. If you are looking for a good drugstore eyeshadow palette you can use a Maybelline City Mini Palette with mattes and shimmers.

Then I quickly fill in my brows with something like Essence “make me brow” and pop on some volume mascara and I am good to go! You can also quickly add a lipgloss to finish the look.


Here is a picture of the completed look! It is super natural and doesn’t look like I am wearing much makeup at all but just enough that I feel confident throughout the day.

I find the key to a quick look a is a versatile palette like the Hourglass Vol. 3. However, it is pretty pricey so if you are looking for a drugstore version I know NYX offers a few contour palettes that have blush and bronzer as well as some eye shadows for under $20. You can also just use your favorite bronzer or blush, I just like the convenience of the multi-palette.

Let me know what you quick everyday make up staples are!


Follow me on social media:

Beauty and Mom Life Instagram

Beauty and Mom Life Twitter

Fall Beauty Favourites

Snow has arrived in Saskatchewan! I love Autumn but I hate how short of a season it is. Usually it lasts most of October until the first snow fall, and that snow fall showed up here this past week.


I was planning to do a favourites post, and although fall has come and gone I figured I would update you all on all my makeup favorites from this fall.


My most used product the last two months has definitely been my ELF blending brush. It is fairly dense and fanned out so it works great for bronzing! I literally use this brush everyday (as you can tell from how dirty it is!). My favourite blush this fall has been the Milani baked blush in the shade in Soleil, which is a medium shade with a bit of gold shimmer in it. The shimmer is not chunky at all and adds a nice shimmer to the skin!

My favourite highlight this month has been the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in the shade Incandescent. It gives a nice pink toned highlight that is perfect for the changing of seasons. In the summer I tend to lean towards gold highlight but in the fall and winter I like to add more frosty highlights to my routine.

The brow product I use literally everyday is the Essence Make Me Brow in shade 02 browny brown. It is a tinted brow mascara that works on its own or overtop filled in brows. Even on days I barely wear any makeup I still use this product to keep my brows in place.

I have also really been loving the Milani eyeshadow primer. I do find it helps my eyeshadow last all day, whether its high end or drug store! When I want a more dramatic eye look I have been reaching for the NYX matte liquid eyeliner in black. It has a nice brush applicator that makes winged eyeliner a breeze.

Lastly my go-to lip product this month has been the Kat Von D everlasting liquid lip in the shade Ludwig. I got this in my Sephora favourites nude lips and I have used it a lot since then.

Let me know if you have tried any of these and if you have been using them a lot as well and if there are any other new products I should be trying out!


Follow me on social media:  

Beauty and Mom Life Instagram

Beauty and Mom Life Twitter

June Favorites


I have got quite a few new products in the last few months and in June I found myself using and loving makeup more than ever! Here are a few of my favorites this month:

Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation in Soft Beige ($7.99 CAD) – I really like this foundation. I picked it up at Loblaws Superstore because I had originally bought some off Well.ca but it was way too dark so when I saw it at Superstore I was excited to be able to color match to my skin. This foundation is medium to full coverage and lasts all day. It looks flawless in pictures and is a great canvas for other makeup to sit on top of. I apply it with a flat foundation brush or damp sponge. I find both work well. I highly recommend this foundation!

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in the shade All-time favorite ($3.99 CAD) – I ordered this online but you can also often find them at Shoppers Drug Mart. I just find my Shopper does not carry vary many shades and is often sold out of what I want. I love this color and formula. It is creamy and a perfect everyday mauve nude. It does not last very long but with lipstick I am fine with reapplying it throughout the day.

Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40 – This brush is EVERYTHING! I did not know what I was missing until I purchased this brush. It helps me blend my crease colors effortlessly and I seriously use it everyday.  Sigma brushes are amazing quality and worth every penny!


Tarte Park Ave Princess bronzer (sample size) – I got this in my most recent Tarte haul and I really like it! It has a bit of shimmer but the color gives the perfect sun-kissed look on my medium tan skin. I have never hit pan on a bronzer but I have a feeling I will use this one up by the end of the summer!

Makeup Revolution Luxury Powder in the shade Banana ($8.45 CAD) – I really like this banana powder for under my eyes. Before I had this powder I was using the Kat Von D Shade and Light palette’s banana powder and I honestly like this one better. It blurs out my under eye area and sits really well on top of concealer without settling into my fine lines.


Benefit Roller Lash mascara ($30 CAD) – My first impression of this mascara was not great, I felt it was good but nothing special. However, the more I use it the more I love it. The brush separates my lashes nicely but it still gives me a bit of length and volume. It does help my lashes hold a curl as well. My favorite thing about this mascara is that it is super easy to remove. For an everyday mascara I need it to be easy to remove and this stuff comes off with simple face wash which is great! I definitely recommend this mascara for every day use.

That wraps up my June Favorites!! Comment below and let me know if you are loving any of these products as well and what other products you have been loving this month.

xoxo Sarah


Follow me on social media:  

Beauty and Mom Life Instagram

Beauty and Mom Life Twitter

MOTD Friday – essence lips

I recently did an order on essencemakeup.ca because I wanted to try a few new products that weren’t carried at my local Shoppers Drug Mart. I received a few broken items but when I emailed customer service they immediately agreed to ship me replacements which I thought was great! So I will do a full essence makeup review in the near future!

My makeup today was really simple. I used BB cream and a bit of bronzer and blush on my face, and then a pencil shimmer on my eyes. Then I went for a mauve nude lip which I have been loving lately!

Face: Rimmel matte BB cream shade medium

Bronzer: essence matte bronzing powder in light

Blush: essence satin touch blush in shade 10 coral

Eyes: essence 2 in 1 eye shadow and liner in shade 02 Peach Perfect & NYX jumbo eye pencil in shade 630 Cashmere

Mascara: benefit Roller Lash

Lip liner: essence shade 08 girl next door

Lipstick: essence shade 26 all time favorite

Lip gloss: essence XXXL shine in 07 big night out