My Everyday Natural Makeup — Root Cosmetics Makeup

I have told you about my love of Root Cosmetics before in a blog post. After 5 months of using their makeup every day, I have fallen head over heels in love. For one, they are closer to me than any other makeup store (Sephora, Ulta, Macys or Nordstrom). This small town Iowa company makes its products in the USA with natural, vegan, gluten free ingredients. I use their products along with others to create my Everyday Natural Makeup.

The best part is you know I am being honest because this company has no clue who I am. So you don’t have to worry about my opinion being bought (Don’t worry there isn’t enough money in the world for me to be dishonest with you guys).


My Everyday Natural Makeup–Root Cosmetics

Everyday Natural Makeup

I do not like to look like I am wearing heavy makeup on a day to day basis. 10 minutes is all I give myself to get ready during the week so I have learned how to be quick and look like I didn’t rush.

You know what kind of makeup I like? To look like I just came back from a beach vacation and am a bronzed glowing goddess. That is the makeup look that I try to achieve on a daily basis.

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This year I finally broke into the mineral makeup world. I have sensitive skin that doesn’t “break out” but does get a lot of texture. Small little bumps that drive a girl crazy and mineral makeup helped keep it under control.


I start with Root’s Pretty Booster, which is a tinted moisturizer and primer. Other primers sometimes hold powder well at first but slowly work all the powder into wrinkles and lines where I feel like I might as well have not used it. Not Pretty Booster! This product stays put! It’s great for prepping your skin and evening tone before powder application or even on its own if you’re having a light coverage or lazy day but don’t want to go totally bare. My sensitive skin adores the kindness Root gives it with all natural and organic ingredients!

The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is my choice of application for this product. All I use is one and a half pumps and blend it onto my face.  Seriously love how my face feels after using this.


To conceal the dark circles that have made a home on my face I use Root’s Hello Pretty Under Eye Brightener.  This is an amazing product. It covers my undereye circles better than any of my old concealers, MAC included. It never creases on me. I have never had a product that didn’t crease on me, but this little magic number manages to cover my circles and smooth out my under eyes. All you need is a half of a pump and your ring finger to blend in under your eyes. The more you blend, you will notice this product getting brighter.


I switched to Root’s Pearl Powder foundation 6 months ago, and it became a game changer in my makeup routine. I love that it’s affordable, versatile, cruelty-free, responsibly packaged, easy to use and good for my skin. Switching up application methods helps me achieve the look I want as the season’s change; for example in summer, all I need is a light dusting with the kabuki brush. In the winter, I’m loving mixing Pearl Powder Foundation with a drop of either Root’s Beauty Sleep serum or jojoba oil and applying it with clean hands for a dewy finish.

Setting Powder

I love Root’s Setting Silk! It leaves my makeup looking smooth, flawless, and keeps it put for hours! I love that it is absolutely colorless on the face. This is a product I will definitely buy again and recommend to all my friends. It works great. The ingredients are so simple, safe, and natural. I didn’t realize how crucial it was to set my makeup until I tried this product, now I can’t put on makeup without finishing with the setting silk.

With Primer, Concealer, Foundation and Setting Silk


Root’s  gorgeous Original Bronze Powder is a no-brainer, as it gives you the perfect natural glow.  I use it year round to give my face a little extra “boost.” You only need a tiny, tiny amount to give yourself a healthy & fresh glow and it’s great for brightening up my complexion since it tends to be a bit dull. Less is definitely more, whenever you use it, and this generous supply will last a long time!

I use a small powder brush and buff the bronzer onto my forehead, under my cheekbones, and along my jawline. The next picture shows where I like to place my bronzer and highlighter.


I am probably one of the pickiest blush buying people. Bright in your face blush is not my thing. If it’s your thing that’s fine but I live for a peachy bronze blush. I also like it to have a subtle glow to it. I have been wearing Root’s Sunniest blush every day for 6 months…Yes, I LOVE it that much! Sunniest is a warm and peachy blushing bronze. AKA the best spring and summer blush ever!

But be warned this is a potent blush so you only need a little at a time.


I am obsessed with Roots White Gold Illuminator. If you’re considering this one, just go for it. This product is STUNNING!!! I wear it as an all-over color eyeshadow or use it to add brightness to the inner corners of my eyes in addition to using it as a highlighter/illuminator. It gives a subtle but bright and slightly warm glow (not glittery, not even necessarily shimmery, just glowy and gorgeous), and just adds that extra goddess-like feel to your look. You can be as subtle or as eye-catching as you want (as with all Root products). You won’t regret this.

White arrow=highlight

Black Arrow=Bronzer

Pink Arrow=Blush

 Eye Makeup

After spending time on my face makeup, I like to make things easy and I like to continue my face makeup on to my eyes. So all I do is sweep my bronzer into my crease and throw on the highlighter all over my lid. Top it off with mascara and call it a day. Seriously that easy!

For my brows, I use Roots Brow Powder wet and fill them in quickly. When I need to get ready quick I love a simple eye look!


If you follow me on Instagram, you have realized that I love a bold red lip. There is something about bright lips that makes me feel confident and put together.  I have been loving Root’s Vegan Shea Butter Lipstick in XOXO. XOXO is a deep berry pink color and I have been obsessed with it!

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  1. Yes, I love the bold lip color! The page also showed me an Instagram pic with your hair down and the red lip color. Very beautiful!

  2. WOW! I love your natural makeup look! Over the past year, I have been gradually transitioning to more natural make up products, so I am excited to learn about this brand.

  3. Thanks for sharing this. As a guy who wears makeup, I only use primer, concealer, foundation and setting spray. I’m still new to the makeup world but I really wanna learn more. You’re everyday makeup look is on point and very natural.

  4. Never heard of this brand before but it sounds like an amazing company. The face products had great coverage based on these photos and the highlight is trying beautiful. Lovely photos and overall look

  5. Vegan, vegan, vegan… Woohoo!

    This looks stunning and I’m in love with your natural look and contouring. I need to shop around and see if there is anything similar close to where I live ?

  6. Love this post – thanks for sharing your routine! We’re a natural beauty bar based in the southeastern US and we’re always on the lookout for clean, natural, and USA made cosmetics – will definitely have to check out Roots thanks to your recommendation! 🙂

  7. As a PE teacher, I am always looking for natural looking, minimal makeup. I will definitely have to try the powder! This is a really great and unique post. Thanks for sharing!

  8. BEAUTIFUL! I have sensitive skin as well, but with summer around the corner i use mineral make up during the hot months so my face doesn’t feel like its suffocating with liquid foundation!
    you’re a natural beauty, all you did was highlight the best parts of your face! <3

  9. You look great with or without makeup.I appreciate these tips since I love a more natural look. Mineral makeups for some reason seem to accentuate my pores and wrinkles, maybe I will try the root brand.

  10. This makeup look looks amazing on you! I’m always wondering how to get that sort of low-key look. I also get a lot of texture on my face – not fun.
    This brand also looks awesome. My question is though – are they also cruelty-free? Sure they’re vegan which is awesome, so I can’t imagine why they would test on animals – but you never know. That’s my only concern. I’ve pretty much switched to only cruelty-free makeup and this brand would be the whole package if they were!

  11. This line of cosmetics sounds really nice. Love the bold red you are wearing too, which I love wearing. I’m a huge fan of Bare Minerals . If you haven’t tried it I think you should check it out. You’ll love it!

  12. You are so pretty! I love the natural look, as a stay at home mom I don’t wear make up a lot but I do like a more natural look when I do!

  13. Girl, your skin looks flawless. I love the natural make up look for summer and I love that this company is local to you! You’re one lucky girl to get to shop there anytime you want! I’d probably be on a first name basis with the people who work there.

  14. This is from their site –“Root is an independent company and we are 100% cruelty free! We only test our awesome products on ourselves, not our animal friends.”


  16. Wowee! Look at that highlighter. Stunning. And that deep pink (looks red in the pic) lip suits you perfectly. I love all natural and cruelty free makeup and skin care so this brand sounds great! Will have to check them out. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Kaylee

    I love how naturally bronzed this makes you look. It’s also nice to find a highlight that isn’t glittery!

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