Hope Smith getting her makeup touched up by two women on either side of her while she holds her son.

Busy Girl Makeup Routine

Some days, it’s harder than others to get up and get ready, but you still want to look like your best self. Some days you have to squeeze in your workout, get the kids ready and off to school, and then head to work – all in less than two hours.

Hope Smith knows about those busy days all too well, which is why she developed her busy girl makeup routine. Read on as we break down the steps and products Hope uses to create her signature look and get out the door in a hurry!

Making the Most of Every Minute

Just because you’re pressed for time doesn’t mean you can’t look great – but it does mean every minute counts! A routine can help you create efficiencies, so you don’t have to sacrifice looking your best to get where you need to go. Check out the 7-step routine Hope uses for hurried days, or follow along as she demonstrates on video!

Step #1 - Eyes

Hope starts her routine by prepping and applying her eye makeup. This is a significant time-saving move as it allows any fallout to be easily fixed when the complexion is evened in the following step – no need to double back for corrections. One of Hope’s favorite products is Cle de Peau Radiant Corrector for Eyes – Ocher.

Step #2 - Even Complexion

Next, it’s time to even the complexion. Hope begins by applying Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer.

Step #3 - Contour and Color

Now that your skin tone is even, it’s time to breathe some life into it by adding a little dimension and color. Hope likes to use a combination of Westman Atelier Contour Stick – Biscuit & Couchette and Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette – Desert Sand & Musk.

Step #4 - Setting

For maximum wear, it’s a great idea to take a few seconds to set your makeup. Hope uses Laura Mercier Translucent – Honey, followed by Chanel Sublimage La Brume.

Step #5 - Mascara and Brows

Hope adds mascara and brow color after the setting spray is applied to help the formulas adhere to the delicate lashes and brows, increasing wearability. She uses Gucci L’Obscur Mascara, Anastasia Brow Wiz – Chocolate, and Benefit 24-HR Brow Setter for this step.

Step #6 - Lips

There’s always time to plump your pout – even on busy days! To achieve a full look, Hope uses Victoria Beckham Lip Definer #4 and Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder – 952.

Step #7 - Finishing Touches

If time allows, add any last-minute finishes. For Hope, sometimes this includes a little extra color. She loves NARS Blush and Bronzer Duo and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (Vol II).

No Two Routines are the Same

While this is a great makeup routine, all makeup routines are different. Your makeup and skincare routines should be tailored to your skin’s needs. Regardless of the particulars, a final tip to ensure your makeup routine goes smoothly is to go to bed with cleansed and moisturized skin so you can wake up refreshed and ready for streamlined makeup.

Need a little more skincare inspo? Check out our blogs on the importance of yearly skin exams and Hope’s 6-step morning skincare routine.