For those who are looking for a fresh and easy makeup look, here is my favourite look that I wear on the days that I wear makeup. This look incorporates a simple and natural smokey eye and light make-up perfect for an everyday look.

In this tutorial I will show you how I do my everyday make-up routine. This is the way I do my makeup so in no means is this the correct way. This is what works best for me to achieve the result that I want. Hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it easy to follow!

(Oh hey and look, no more braces!)

Let’s get started…

1. Begin with a fresh clean face


2. Using an oil blotting sheet, I like to get rid of the excess oil around my face. If you’re looking for oil blotting sheets, go to Daiso. It only cost me $2.80 and it has lasted me for over a year.

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2. I then get my foundation (Revlon Nearly Naked liquid foundation, Warm Beige 200) and ‘spot’ it around my face.

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3. With a stippling brush, I buff the foundation into my skin using circular motions

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4. Now onto the eyes (please excuse the messy eyebrows). I first prime my lids so that the eyeshadow stays for the whole day.

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5. Using the Maybeline Master Smoky eyeliner, make a thick line along your upper lash line. Don’t worry if it’s messy. Then smudge out the eyeliner using the smudging tool at the other end of the eyeliner stick.

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6. Combine a taupe and a light-brown colour and apply it on the lids, further blending out the eyeliner line. (Palette shown below is NYX love in paris)

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7. With a darker brown, apply it to the outer corner of your eye, blending it into the crease. Use a blending brush to soften everything so that there are no harsh lines.

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8. To finish off the eye look, I do my favourite winged eyeliner (tutorial here) and apply mascara (I used CoverGirl LashBlast fusion waterproof mascara). There you have a simple smoky eye.



9. Back to the face. I then contour my cheekbones using the Maybeline Dream Terra Sun bronzer.


10. I then powder my face with Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent powder, to seal in the foundation.

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11. I moisturise my lips with my favourite lip balm from the Body Shop. This stuff smells ah-mazing.


12. Then I apply my favourite Tanya Burr Lip gloss.

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13. Final step I do is use a blotting sheet to pat down my lips. This helps it stay on for longer throughout the day. and DONE!

MAKEUP ROUTINE_done 1 MAKEUP ROUTINE_done 2I hope you enjoyed that tutorial! Hopefully, it was easy to follow. Thanks for bearing with my lack of ‘make-up tutorial’ skills. If you want to see more of these posts, comment below :)

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Love you all,

xx Julia Donnarie

4 Comment

  1. Lauren says: Reply

    Love, love, love, love !! You’re makeup is always on point Julia and that smokey eye is incredible!
    Hope you have a wonderful day x

    1. Julia Donnarie says: Reply

      thank you, i really appreciate it! Have a lovely day too!

  2. Annabel says: Reply

    This is so lovely!

    1. Julia Donnarie says: Reply

      thank you!

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