Everyday Makeup Tutorial For Smooth, Even Skin

Perfect a seamless, natural base for everyday wear with MUA Clara Campbell.

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Qualified Makeup Artist with 8 years experience.

When you don’t have much time to do your makeup, the one thing you’re going to want to nail is your base. Once you have your foundation and concealer nice and blended, you can easily go from there if you want to glam things up. 

Experienced MUA Clara Campbell shares with us her ideal base products, which help her to create a smooth and luminous complexion. This makeup look is easy, versatile and fresh, making it a go-to choice for an everyday look. 


How to do simple, everyday makeup:

Step 1: A luminous primer

Step 1: A luminous primer

Prep your base with a glowy primer like the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer. Simply massage this comfortable, hydrating product into the skin before makeup application.

Step 2: Full coverage CC+ Cream

Step 2: Full coverage CC+ Cream

Apply a pump of the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF50 to your skin. Use your fingers to warm up the product and blend into the skin. This product is easily blended, and a little goes a long way to smooth out the complexion and provide an eve, luminous base. 

Step 3: Smoothed out under eye area

Step 3: Smoothed out under eye area

Smooth out your under-eye area with the M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer. Apply this product using the doe foot applicator to your under-eye area, forehead, down the nose and chin, and blend out with a beauty sponge. This concealer is lightweight, but still full coverage. 

Step 4: Set your concealer

Step 4: Set your concealer

To set with your concealer, apply the M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to the under-eye area, eyelids and T-zone using a small fluffy brush. This will set, smooth and blur these areas, with a radiant, soft focus finish.

Step 5: Warm up the skin

Step 5: Warm up the skin

Using the Benefit Hoola Lite Matte Bronzer, warm up and define the face. Apply this bronzer with an angled contour brush to your cheekbones, jawline and forehead.

Step 6: Flush of cream blush

Step 6: Flush of cream blush

Next, apply a fresh coral coloured cream blush like the Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush. You can blend this in with your fingers or apply with a foundation brush to your cheeks, nose, forehead and chin for an all over flushed look.

Step 7: Soft & Gentle highlight

Step 7: Soft & Gentle highlight

For a warm, lit-from-within glow, try the M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle. Apply this to the highpoints of your face with a small tapered brush for a lovely peach glow. Apply some highlighter with a smaller brush to your inner corner and brow bone for an extra pop!

Step 8: Everyday, neutral eye look

Step 8: Everyday, neutral eye look

For an easy everyday look take some of the Benefit Hoola Bronzer- Caramel on a fluffy blending brush, blending the shade into your crease and then out towards your temples. This will give you a blown out, seamless look. Then, on a smaller brush take this shade onto your lower lash line for a completed eye look.

Step 9: Smokey eye mascara

Step 9: Smokey eye mascara

Next, coat your lashes with the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara - Black, applying it evenly to your top lashes. 

Step 10: Natural brows

Step 10: Natural brows

Using the Mirenesse All Day Micro Brow Pencil and Definer Crayon lightly fill in any sparse areas of your brows for an all-natural brow look.

Step 11: Super-hold brow gel

Step 11: Super-hold brow gel

Using the M.A.C Cosmetics Brow Set in Clear, brush your brows upwards for a fluffy effect with superb holding power. 

Step 12: Lip definition

Step 12: Lip definition

Shape your lips with the M.A.C Cosmetics Lip Pencil in strip down. Outline your lips with this shade for some added definition. 

Step 13: Glossy shine

Step 13: Glossy shine

Apply a clear gloss such as the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Oil-Infused Lip Shine- 000 See-Thru over your lip liner for a hydrated, plump, glossy finish to the lips.

Step 14: Hydrating finishing mist

Step 14: Hydrating finishing mist

Finish your look with a hydrating, finishing spray like the M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+. Spray all over the face to merge your makeup with the skin and provide a dewy finish.

The Final Look: Fresh, Easy and Luminous Skin

The Final Look: Fresh, Easy and Luminous Skin

We hope you liked this simple, everyday makeup look, and enjoy replicating it at home with your favourite Adore Beauty products.


Is wearing makeup everyday bad?

While it’s good to give your skin some days to breathe, wearing makeup every day isn’t necessarily bad if you are removing it correctly.

To completely remove makeup we recommend a double cleanse as part of your nighttime skincare routine. 

Double cleansing involves breaking down makeup with an oil-based cleanser first, before cleansing the skin with a water-based cleanser afterwards. This technique helps you remove every trace of makeup.




This routine was transcribed by India Williams.




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