Basic Everyday Makeup Tutorial


Do not let the fabulous rainbow colors fool you: this is a pretty simple, everyday makeup look. Now, I’m no makeup artist, and yes I fudge up sometimes in the video (and trust me, I’m aware). But I do put on makeup everyday, and have been doing so for the last 15 years or so. I’ve created this video in a more sophisticated editing program that I’m trying out. Do you like the way this video runs? I would love your feedback on my videos, so I can continue to bring you content that you guys want. Click for more info, a special message to a portion of my readers, and links to products used!

Also, I try not to talk about politics or other divisive topics here on the blog, but I would like to give a very special hello and thank you to my gay readers. This (rainbow saturated) post is for you: may everyone have the right to marry whomever they choose. ♥

Recreate This Look:

Foundation: NARS Sheer Glow in Deauville
Luminizer: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Pearl
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay in Exposed
Brows: MAC eyebrow pencil in Fling
Brushes: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, MAC 217 brush, MAC 239, & old Jane Iredale blush brush
Undereye Concealer: Benefit Erase Paste
Blemish Concealer: Benefit Boi-ing
Eyeshadow: Stila “In The Light” palette, Urban Decay “Naked Basics” palette
Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
Setting Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Transparent
Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket Volum’Express
Eyeliner: from the Stila “In The Light” palette


  1. Zunni says

    Yay, for gay marriage! Yay, for the lovely purple streaks. Thanks for the how-to video to watch – a lovely look for you.

  2. AT says

    Hi! Great video! Out of curiosity – what teeth whitening product (or process) do you use? Your teeth are gorgeous

    • says

      Thank you! I had a professional in-chair procedure at the dentist years ago which was super effective but what really works well is the Crest 2 Hour Whitestrips Express (the $50 version). Pricey, I know, but it’s less than the $200+ of a single treatment, and you get several treatments in the box. I only need to use them once every few months (like 6 months or so)!

      • Natalia Pardo says

        I got those strips few weeks back but I ended up having extremely sensitive teeth! I barely slept the night I used them and the following day the feeling was unbearable :'(

          • Natalia Pardo says

            I’m really afraid to give them a second chance… But I have to recognize your teeth look amazing! So I guess I’ll use them again when I don’t have to leave the house the following day ;)

          • Natalia Pardo says

            That’s awesome! Thank you for the advice. I’ll try the toothpaste next week and get back to you with my feedback :D

  3. Michi says

    Thanks for the tutorial! I’m always trying to improve my everyday makeup routine so this was really helpful :) <3

  4. Jung says

    This is great! Learnt new trick, applying face powder after blush. Does your mascara smudge? Mine always does even if I used waterproof. Any advice?

    • says

      I recommend not wearing waterproof if your mascara smudges. Sounds paradoxical, I know, but waterproof mascara is water proof, not oil proof. And in fact, oil is what takes it off (makeup remover). So I find the natural oils on my skin tend to make waterproof smudge more than regular formulations.

  5. Alisa Steinhilber says

    OMG thank you so much!!! I have probably the laziest, and not-so-educated make-up routine ever, and your video just taught me sooo much!! I think you just changed my habits, and tools for the better!!! Do you have any recommendations for “drug-store” brands? I’m constantly on a tight budget, and can’t get the pricier stuff. :(

  6. Tess says

    Great tutorial! Question- why do you apply your undereye concealer after you’ve completed your eye makeup, and not before? Just curious.

  7. scunningham says

    I get a kick out of watching makeup videos. I always pick up a tip or two, and I loved this one. Thanks! And I liked the style – the video ran well and looked great in HD on my iMac.

  8. Nic Daniels says

    Looks good to me, not too much fudge if you are worried!!! Videos are so helpful to me, and very practical. Yes I have also had teeth whitening done at the dentist but it was very expensive, $500 for the treatment. It did produce great results but drinking coffee spoils things a little.

    from Nicole

  9. Iva says

    Oh wow your blog post is really helpful, recreating a look, I must try this at once. I will definitely post this in the make up section on my new favorite lifestyle website yeey..Tahnk you for the video Kristina. keep up the good work.

  10. Charly says

    Your makeup always looks lovely. I am in the market for a new under-eye concealer, so I think I’ll check out the Erase Paste. I also like the video just fine. Honestly, I didn’t notice a huge difference between this and your older ones, but I’m not an expert in these things at all. :)

  11. Dottie says

    I discovered your blog today (searching for Armani Maestro videos) and now I’m a fan! I also wear shade Deauville in Nars, so your makeup color recommendations are especially helpful.

    I like that you are an accomplished professional outside of blogging and your intelligence really comes through in your videos. Thanks for making my day (when I’ve been home sick) a little brighter. :)

  12. Nina says

    This was such a nice tutorial! I loved the editor you used also and the music, it was all very well put together.

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