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Our Social Media Strategist's Morning Routine
“Late for School!” Makeup Routine
An Influenster Editor's Morning Routine

An Influenster Editor's Morning Routine

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You can probably relate to me when I say there is never enough time in the morning. It’s always a rush to get ready and get out the door. I’d like to spend more time playing in front of the mirror with my makeup products, but that just isn’t realistic. However, I don’t just slap on my products one after the other. I apply my skincare products as I’m getting ready so I can let them absorb properly. Then I follow it up with makeup. Want to know more? Here’s a breakdown of my morning routine.

7: 00 AM

mineral fusion

Mineral Fusion Creamy Brightening Cleanser, $14.99, at Drugstore.com

After my alarm goes off, I wake up by washing my face with this creamy cleanser. It has a rich texture, but it doesn’t leave any greasy residue. I also like the fact it has volcanic ash for gentle exfoliation.

7:05 AM

Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner, $7.99, at Ulta.com 

I follow my cleanser up with this toner. I’ve used it for years. It cleans my skin without making it feel tight or dry.

7:10 AM

Sephora Collection Intensive Instant Moisturizer, $24, at Sephora.com 

I allow my toner a few minutes to dry then I use my moisturizer. I switched to this moisturizer in the spring. It’s light enough for summer, and it moisturizes my face with just a drop. I tap it on my face until it is all absorbed. I’ll usually start making breakfast after I put it on to give it some extra time to sink in. 

7:18 AM

Dr Jart.+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Serum, $40, at Sephora.com 

Once my moisturizer has had a chance to fully absorb, I apply this serum on my T-zone. It has a silky texture that makes my face feel super soft. Plus, I only need one or two drops to cover my skin.

7:25 AM

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer, $39, at Sephora.com

Breakfast completed, it’s time for makeup. I start off with this primer. I started using it way before color correcting became a massive trend. It helps even out any redness in my skin and it has a velvety feeling.

7:28 AM


Kiehl’s Actively Correcting And Beautifying SPF 50 BB Cream, $37, at Kiehls.com 

After primer comes my BB cream. I love this one because it has a high SPF. Plus, it meets all my skincare needs. It is also lightweight and a good match for my skin tone.

7:30 AM

Tarte cosmetics

Tarte Lights Camera Splashes Waterproof Mascara, $21, at Sephora.com 

I never buy the same mascara twice. I was drawn to this one because it is waterproof and the packaging is very different compared to your standard mascara tube. It also gives me long, full lashes. And I never have to worry about running mascara.

7:32 AM

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl In Kissability, $39, on Amazon.com 

A slick of lip gloss completes my look. I love this color because it’s the perfect my-lips-but-better shade. The thin doe-foot applicator makes it almost foolproof to apply. I also like that you get glossy shine without stickiness.

That’s it! One quick look to make sure I don’t have any mascara smudges on my eyelids, and I’m ready to take on the day.

What products do you use in your morning routine? Let us know in the comments.

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