We teamed up with Los Angeles-based lifestyle and beauty blogger Hayley Paige (of Hayley Paige Blogs) to bring you an everyday makeup tutorial. Using neutral, golden tones with a touch of shimmer, Hayley creates a versatile sun-kissed look that can roll with you from the beach to the office to happy hour. Best of all? You don’t need to be a makeup artist—or have a lot of time—to get the look at home. As a mom to a young baby, Hayley’s makeup routine is quick, easy and meant to last through all her day’s activities. In the video below, Hayley walks us through how to create one of her favorite everyday makeup looks, step by step. Scroll down for why she loves each product and how she uses each one in her routine.
“The first thing I always like to do is apply a daily sunscreen,” says Hayley, “and this one is so good.” Hayley uses La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer With Sunscreen, which provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. “The real reason I like it,” she says, “besides the fact that it’s SPF 50, is that it is non-greasy and dries down super quick.”
Next, Hayley applies the RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation by Paula’s Choice using a kabuki-style liquid foundation brush. It’s a medium-coverage liquid foundation with a matte finish that Hayley likes for balancing her oily, acne-prone skin. “You wouldn’t know right now,” she says, “because this foundation is so good, but I have a ton of acne spots on my face that I managed to cover up.”
As a mother to a sixth-month-old, Hayley often runs on a lack of sleep, so she uses concealer to cover up any signs of tiredness. Using the Becca Aqua Luminous Concealer, she swipes on and blends in coverage under her eyes, down her nose, on her cupid’s bow and across her forehead. “I love this stuff because it’s not super cakey,” she says, “and it looks much more natural compared to my other concealers that I usually go for.”
“I like to powder my face because I will be an oil-slick if I don’t powder my face,” Hayley explains. She applies the glominerals Pressed Base Powder Foundation all over her face for an oil-fighting, matte complexion. The glominerals powder is “lighter on the skin,” she says,” so “it doesn’t look so much like you have a cake face, which can sometimes happen with heavy-duty powders.”
A fan of full, defined brows, Hayley likes to fill in her brows using a pencil that matches her natural brows. Her pencil of choice is the Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil by Tarte Cosmetics, which features a soft, long-wearing formula. “I found that, for a while, [my brows] were looking a little blocky and too harsh,” Haley says, “so I’ve gone back to using a pencil.”
“Oh my gosh—it is amazing,” Hayley says of the Becca Cosmetics Sunlit Bronzer in Bronzed Bodi. “It has a satin finish and a little bit of shimmer, which is great for summertime.” Noting that she doesn’t have time to perfectly sculpt and contour her face, Hayley goes for a more natural look. “I like to just put the bronzer wherever the sun naturally hits my face,” she says, while using a fluffy powder brush in circular motions, “and I’m definitely not shy with it.”
Hayley’s “favorite color for makeup ever” is the Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Seduce. “Like the packaging says, it does not budge,” she says. “Normally, with my other blushes, I find that if I lean on my hand or something, they just disappear, but this one is amazing, and it’s totally worth the purchase because it has so much pigment that you’re only gonna need a little dab at a time, so it’ll last forever.”
“I’ve actually never had a Becca highlighter before, and everyone’s been raving about them for the last like four years,” Hayley says of the cult-favorite product, Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector. After accentuating just above her cheekbones and the tip of her nose with a small contouring brush, Hayley definitively says, “They’re just as good as they say.” She likes the subtle amount of glitter that gives her a natural-looking, luminous glow.
Hayley extends the bronzed glow to her eyes using the bronze and gold shades in Elizabeth Arden’s Eyeshadow Trio. With a blending brush, Hayley applies the bronze color to the outer half of her eyelid, focusing on the crease. After that, she takes the gold color and applies that to the center of her lid using an eyeshadow brush.
“My favorite inner-corner and brow-bone highlight is Stila’s Kitten,” says Hayley. “It’s like the perfect champagne color.” Using the Stila Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Kitten, Hayley adds some subtle shimmer to her brow bones and the inner corners of her eyes. Using a little more of the bronze eyeshadow in the eyeshadow trio, Hayley takes her blending brush to pull the look together.
To add a little more definition and glam to her eyes, Hayley chooses the felt-tip Liquid Eyeliner Pen from blinc. “I’m actually just gonna do the outer half of my eye and then draw a wing,” she says. “What I like to do in order to have a really fine, precise cat eye is to start in the middle of my eye and create a really fine line. Then I’ll connect a really fine line from the corner of my eye to the tail of my brow bone.” Last step is to “take the end of the wing and connect it back to my eye.”
After lining her lips with a mauve lip liner—“I like a really bold lip,” she says—Hayley opts for a creamy lipstick in the color “Buttercup” by Gerard Cosmetics. She calls it “the perfect pinky-nude color.” She applies one coat, presses her lips together to blend and then applies a second coat to achieve the color she wants.
“Sometimes, I just leave it like this,” Hayley says, referring to the post-lipstick look, “but if I do want a really glossy pout, I’ll use a lip gloss from Jouer.” She chooses the Long-Wear Lip Topper in Frost Bite by Jouer Cosmetics, which she loves, especially because it “smells like vanilla.” Hayley applies a thin layer along both lips, and her everyday look is complete.😘