My Daily Beauty Product Routine (Skincare/Makeup)

daily beauty routine


I received an email from a reader recently asking me to list my daily beauty product routine, including what I use for skincare and makeup on a regular/daily basis. While I’ve written TONS of beauty product posts in the past, it’s always good to update the blog with what I am currently using in my routine on a daily basis. Some products are my forever favorites and some become my favorites as I switch things around.

It’s also worth mentioning that although I wrote an e.l.f. skincare review a few months ago, I am no longer using their products. At some point, out of nowhere, my skin reacted to an ingredient causing an abrupt end to using e.l.f. skincare. I can’t say that you should stop using e.l.f. skincare though, it was only my experience.

Since then, I went back to using a few things from Clinique because I find their products to be very mild. I’m still a Dior Addict but using Clinique in my daily routine works well for me, and my wallet.

Please note that although I do love beauty products and will switch things around from time to time, I do not like to experiment too much. Not only can it be overwhelming, I do have sensitive skin and really don’t want to cause a problem! I try to stick with what works while still filling in with a few new things on occasion.

So this is my current list of beauty products for skincare and makeup that I use daily. Please let me know if you have any questions!

daily beauty routine


Clinique Naturally Gentle Eye Makeup Remover-I NEVER run or go to bed with any makeup on, especially eye makeup. EVER. And you shouldn’t either! I do have sensitive eyes so this eye makeup remover from Clinique is always so perfect for me. It gets my eye makeup off easily without irritation.

Clinique Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam-Also from Clinique, I love this cleansing foam because it’s mild and gentle, removes my makeup, and keeps my face nice and clean. Used morning and night.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1- After washing my face with the cleansing foam, I use this clarifying lotion with a cotton swab as a toner. Used morning and night.

Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum-I recently switched to this serum, which goes on after the Clarifying Lotion. While I tend to bounce around on brands for my serums, I do think this serum from Clinique is a good one, just as good as the more expensive serums from Dior and other brands. Used morning and night. A little goes a long way.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum- There’s debate over if you need to use both an eye cream and eye serum, or if just one does the trick. Over the last year, I am finding that just using this serum is enough for me. Note: This serum when used in the summer can irritate your skin. It contains Alpha Hydroxy which reacts with the sun, causing redness and burning. I do not use it in the summer for this reason. Sometimes I only use this product once a day. 

Dior Capture Totale Multi Perfection Creme (extra rich)- The ULTIMATE in moisturizers! Every time I try to spend less on a moisturizer, I come back to this one. It isn’t cheap but I do find it worth the money. Used morning and night.

Daily Makeup:

It only takes a few minutes to put on the few makeup products that can make all the difference when you look in the mirror. Even if you don’t have big plans, you should put your face together so that when you see yourself, you look and feel good!

Capture Dreamskin Fresh & Perfect Cushion SPF 50- I’ve mentioned this product many times. If you only put on one makeup product, make it this one! Evens skin tone, contains treatment and has an SPF of 50! I wear it as my sunscreen in the summer and you can wear it while you run to protect your face from the sun without clogging pores. Most days of the week I wear this without foundation over it, only adding foundation if I am going out at night.

Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation SPF 35- I currently use the Dior Star foundation but they no longer sell it. I recommend this foundation if you need one.

Dior Forever Undercover Concealer (for my eyes) – Best eye concealer!

Dior Backstage Eye Shadow Palette- I wrote about this eye shadow palette recently. It’s fairly new and THE PERFECT, all in one palette.

Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette- Another perfect, all in one palette for the cheeks! Bronzer, blush, and highlighter all in one.

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara- While all Dior mascaras are terrific, I do love Iconic for the curling factor.

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil –Recently purchased this eye pencil on a whim. I like how smooth it goes on for a pencil.

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipstick (#101) – New lipstick for me! Very hydrating and stays on nicely. I wanted a nude lipstick that still gave some color to my face. This does the trick.

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Please tell me you are good about washing your makeup off before running and going to bed!

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Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

4 thoughts on “My Daily Beauty Product Routine (Skincare/Makeup)”

  1. I love it when you do these posts! e.l.f. skincare is overall working well for me and I’ve also been using Burt’s Bees make up removing wash and Alba Botanica Daily SPF and their even skin exfoliator. I do need to shop for a new mascara soon – I was using Smashbox, but it bled too easily.

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