My 10 Minute Daytime Makeup Routine… Video


Like most things involved with lady maintenance, I’m pretty lazy {see dark roots} and when it comes to makeup, I’m no different. I like one-step and double duty products because I don’t want to spend more than 10 minutes applying a daytime look. Also, I tend to run late as it is so anything I can do faster to get me out of the house quicker in the morning is a plus. A night or evening look is more dramatic and well worth the extra time spent in front of the mirror.

I’ve spent years trying to find the right foundations and powders to match my skin tone {which you’ll be able to read more about next week at Life Well Lived} so when I finally found mineral powders, I kind of fell in love. I now use Jane Iredale pressed mineral powder as my foundation in combination with lotions and that’s it. And for now, it works. In a few more years, when the lines on my face will undoubtedly be deeper, I’ll have to reevaluate. The video below is my very basic 10minute makeup routine.


my bathroom is actually much much brighter in reality. not sure why it records so dark

Product list:

* Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless Day Lotion
* Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF-30
* Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
* Jane Iredale PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation – SPF 20 {I use Warm Sienna} or just buy the refill here & save $12
* Jane Iredale dome brush
* Jane Iredale blending brush
* Jane Iredale powder brush
* Mary Kay eyeshadow palate for blue eyes
* LORAC Creamy Brow Pencil in Blonde
* Laura Mercier Clear Eye Brow Gel
* Large eyelash curler Tweezerman Deluxe Metal Eyelash Curler
* Small eyelash curler Japonesque Precision Eyelash Curler
* CoverGirl Perfect Blend Pencil in Black with smudge stick
* L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Waterproof Lash Boosting Mascara in black

* See photos of products here

Happy Friday Lovecats


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    awhhhhhhhh, it’s so nice to see you talk and move 😀 great video, so glad you posted it!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Kerrymarie

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    i looved this:) yay! more please! xx

  • Vixi

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    So fun to watch 😉

  • CessOviedo

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    You make it look so effortless, great video! We are Mary Kay eyeshadows twins, they have very cute colors! Happy friday.

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • .life is reediculous.

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    i have been on a rampage to change my hair. and i just want to tell you that your hair is allll over pinterest. since i’m a long time follower of your blog, i instantly recognize it!
    great video too.

  • Tiina

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    lovely! and bloody fast! your routine would probably take me a good half an hour, if not more. I should get some practice 🙂

  • holly h.

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    great video! picked up some great tips about application of all your goodies- you make it look so super easy!! bravo 😉

  • thankfifi

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    It’s always so fascinating to see other people’s routines! I love mineral foundation too. You look beautiful before as well btw.x

  • Rachel

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    So helpful…thanks for posting…loved it!

  • Mrs Spanglish

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    You are just ridiculously pretty. Also, with your eyelashes, have you ever tried using a little spoon instead of an eyelash curler? I learned that from my mom and I swear it works so much better!

    Love your blog and read it regularly though I dont comment that often.

  • Maria

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    Love your videos! Your makeup routine is great: quick but complete. I wish I weren’t so lazy and start wearing more makeup since I am getting old! Seriously, this inpired my to at leasr try.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Maria @
    Green Love Designs
    (previously @

    My current hobby!

  • Sherry

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    Awesome video!! I’ve never heard of the Jane Iredale make-up, but will definitely check it out since your make-up always looks flawless!! Loved your eyebrow comment – I way over-plucked in the 90’s too and now have to fill them in like crazy! Have a great Labor day wkend!!

  • Charlotte

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve just discovered benefit and I’m in L.O.V.E…
    p.s – ‘I plucked to much in my 20’s, it was the nineties’ – Word.

  • Sarah Jean

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    I got ready for work after watching the video, and tried the technique you use with your face powder. Worked much better than the circles! I still use Bare Minerals brushes, but their make up is way too heavy on my skin. I’ve been using Neutrogena Skin Clearing pressed powder. Seems to work pretty well.

  • Natalya's Closet

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    Great video :). XOXO,

  • Vanessa, Take only Memories

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, that’s a lot of layering! So much powder! You look perfect! But may I just say, you look super gorgeous before the make-up as well!

    I usually just put a bit of powder around my eyes, than something to cover up the dark circles under my eyes and mascara…haha! I should probably start applying more stuff as well!

  • Anonymous

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    Congratullations. Really nice video. Please Meagan, show us the stuff you carry on your bag. Like wallets, small bags, etc. Thank you. Sofia.

  • Meggy

    September 2, 2011 | Reply

    Lovely! I love to see what products other’s use and the process they take. I consider myself to be horrible at applying make up.

    But I’m with you on the mascara/eye last part. Mine are also blonde and thin (vs. short) and I’ve tried tons of mascara – the expensive to the cheap, and my favorite tried and true is and sometimes I layer on a lengthening mascara on top of that. Seems to do the trick for me!

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

  • Leslie Christen | LifeStyling

    September 3, 2011 | Reply

    thanks for the fabulous makeup the way I L O V E your site!!!

    ox Leslie

  • antique engagement rings

    September 5, 2011 | Reply

    great video.. thanks again!

  • Clio

    September 7, 2011 | Reply

    I love your video! I’m a very beginner in the make-up department and your routine would take me an hour I think, but you gave me some great tips!

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