Work Flow

March 21, 2017


I got a lot of questions about my everyday makeup routine when I posted this photo of me at work over on my Insta Story earlier this week. (@Sarina_Renee)

It’s a super simple routine, takes maybe 5 minutes and is great for work or school if you have limited time in the morning, and prefer a natural look like me.

Maybe I’m stating the obvious here but I promise you my everyday makeup routine is nothing special. However, it did take me a few years to finally find the right combination of products that could keep up with my work flow. So today I’m sharing the tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years to getting my makeup to last when my life goes into overtime.

And yes, because some of you also asked if that was a safe in my office- it totally is. I’m a Financial Administrator at a surgery center so I do medical billing and accounting. (I swear its more fun than it sounds!)

Here are the 3 tips to making your makeup last all day:

  1. Primer Think spackle for your face! Want that foundation to go on evenly and stay put all day regardless of what life throws at you? Do yourself a huge favor and get a good primer. There are so many out there to choose from. There are primers that give you a radiant glow, camouflage discoloration and ones that absorb oils and mattify. My personal fav? Image skin care’s daily matte moisture with SPF 32+.


Told you this routine is simple! Gotta have my sunscreen on under my makeup daily. Even in the dead of winter, when I work exclusively indoors. Sunscreen is hands down the most cost-effective anti-aging investment you can make. And since no one is getting any younger here.. I haven’t skip this step in years! This formula is non-greasy, full of antioxidants and leaves a matte finish, perfect for under your base.

2. Foundation. What I would give to have found this foundation sooner in life!!! I used to touch up my concealer + foundation 3-5 times daily before I stumbled upon this game changer.



Stick with me here… Estee Lauder isn’t your Granny’s makeup brand! Recently more film and TV stars have been raving about the on-camera, and long-lasting effects this foundation gives. Gone are my days of powdering my nose and constantly touching up throughout the day. Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation doesn’t budge until your day is through. Seriously you guys, it even still looks great after spin class. Mad respect to this bottle for keeping me presentable for whatever my day has in store.

3. Mist Okay, so here’s the deal I’m obsessed with setting sprays and mists. I typically try to set my foundation and concealer with a translucent powder, (which makes a massive difference in staying power) but there are days when I just get so excited to mist that I skip right over the powder and grab straight for this step. Its just plain fun.

Now I couldn’t choose just one favorite mist to brag on, because they’re all my babies and I didn’t want any of them to get upset. (Told you, obsessed) So here are my top three:



 These babies are all so different and essential in their own right. Urban Decay’s All Nighter is made to go the distance, and it really works at locking all your makeup in!

Mario Badescu’s  Facial Spray is infused with aloe and rose-water so it’s hydrating, soothing and very refreshing for those days your skin is on the drier side. And of course, my beloved Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is just exquisite. It gives you a stellar glow that makes your skin look like it’s radiant and dewy all on its own.

So there you have it, follow these 3 simple steps and make your makeup work as hard as you do.

What’s your favorite long-lasting trick? Comment below so we can take on the day together!


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