The one thing I can’t do…is spend hours doing my make-up.

I really just DON’T have the patience.

Unless someone else is doing my make-up for me, and I’m secretly napping while getting my eyes done, SURE.

It takes me less that 18 minutes to get ready in the mornings.

How? Glad you asked.

Firstly, I pick out my outfit the night before. This saves you SO. MUCH. TIME. Literally, take 3 minutes out of your life the night before and you instantly get to sleep in for an extra 3 minutes. And I mean, that’s a LOT of minutes in the mornings. (For me, anyway!)

My facial routine probably takes me the longest. And this doesn’t include my make-up. This is solely cleansing my face, ice-rolling, moisturizing with sunscreen, oils, and FINALLY, I’ll slap on some make-up.

In today’s post I’m going to show you guys a slightly longer version of what I do in the mornings. In this video you’ll see I use concealer, CC creams, eye shadow, etc. I don’t go into this much detail everyday, but sometimes when I want to look…decent, I’ll go into all this. LOL.

I’m really not much of a make-up guru, so bare with me. I prefer a clean face. LESS IS MORE. (Except with it comes to sequins, fringe, and jewelry, obviously!)

I’m also breaking down ALL brushes and products for you guys, so make sure you’re taking note.

{ BASE }

You guys know that I love my oils and sunscreen. I always start my make-up off with sunscreen and then I’ll put some avocado oil over top. I LOVE dewy skin, so the oilier, the better.


I T  U N D E R   E Y E   C O N C E A L E R

I’m totally obsessed with IT Cosmetics under eye concealer. I’ve only recently been introduced to it, and I can’t get enough. The coverage is AMAZING, especially after a night of rosé and way too much food.


I T    C C    C R E A M    W I T H    S P F

I’m not a huge fan of foundation. I always feel like it’s clogging up my pores. This Illuminating CC Cream is amazing for anyone that doesn’t like foundation. I love how light and creamy this is. It gives you about the same coverage. I mean, you don’t want to be walking around looking like a flawless barbie, right?


M A Y B E L L I N E    F I T    M E

I’m not dedicated to one brand with powder. Honestly, anything that’s light and matches my skin tone, I’m good with! This is just to even out my skin tone. I don’t put too much, because this usually makes my skin matte, and I always go for a dewy look.


D E C A  –  M O C H A   R O S E

Bronzer just adds a little pop to your face, in my opinion. I love it. I love the mocha colour with a slight hint of pink. Which is exactly what Deca’s Mocha Rose colour was. It’s become one of my favourites, lately.


D E C A – B E I G E    G L O W

This is the first colour I put on my eyes. The lightest colour goes on first, then you build up to darker shadows. I love a beige-y gold colour. I also used this on my brow-bone to accentuate the brows a little more.

D E C A  –  C O P P E R

This copper eyeshadow came next. I love building on my eye colours to make a somewhat dramatic smokey-eye. I used this colour in the middle to ends of my eyelid.

D E C A  –  S L A T E

This was the dark grey shadow used at the very end, on my lids. I like to finish off my smoke-eye with either a black or a dark grey. I went with a grey this time around, because again, I didn’t want to go too dramatic.


D E C A  –  B L A C K    M A G I C   L I N E R

I ALWAYS use a black eyeliner to finish off my eyes. It must be the blackest black. Nothing in between. LOL. I’m pretty particular when it comes to eyeliner and mascara. I love this one by Deca, because it’s got a smudgy tip on the other end. Perfect for smoke-eye. All you need to do is draw on your liner, and then smudge away with the tip. It’s great, because you don’t have to make it look perfect. 😉


M A Y B E L L I N E    B R O W   P A L E T T E

Bold brows are another things I absolutely love. I need a good brow colour, obviously something that matches my eyebrows and my hair colour well and something that doesn’t look super fake. This is a good palette by Maybelline. I use the darkest shade on there.


D E C A  –  B L A C K

Again, very black mascara, and nothing else will do. I don’t play around with mascara. LOL. My lashes are naturally pretty long, so I don’t really need to curl them. One less step!

{ LIPS }

N Y X  –  M A T T E   L I P   C R E A M   ‘L O N D O N’

This is one of my favourite nude lip colours, EVER. If you’re looking for that J-Lo nude, THIS is the one you want. I have struggled with nudes for a while, but I really love this one. It’s also super soft and hydrating on the lips. It doesn’t feel flaky or dry.

R O S E B U D   L I P   B A L M

I’ve been using this lip balm for a few years now, and I love how hydrating it is. The worst thing is having chapped lips. Like, just no. I have a few lip balms I always use, but this one also gives you that glossy look, which is nice. I usually put this over my lipsticks.


R E L A X E S   P H O T O F I N I S H   B R U S H   S E T

ON SALE, and SO amazing. I’m not a huge brush snob, but when it comes to applying your make-up well, you do need to invest in good brushes! This was my first time actually using the oval head brushes, and I have to say, they did well! I had no idea what to expect, but considering they are called photofinishing brushes, I was expecting greatness. And that they were! They’re very smooth and apply make-up easily.

Okay, that’s it guys! PLEASE let me know your thoughts on this post. I’d love to hear your feedback on the video as it’s my first time actually doing a make-up one. I’d love to do more, so we’ll see what happens!

+ Also, don’t forget, I’ll be LIVE on Instagram on Saturday April 1st @ 2:00pm for a beauty session with my favourite guy, Daniel Pillai. Join us for some beauty fun as we share our favourite skincare products. 

Chat soon.

Xx, kim

This post was in collaboration with Trade Secrets. As always, all opinions are my own.
Photos + Video by Victoria Jmourko.




  1. April 5, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    You actually have a lot of products on (kinda), but it all looks very natural and effortless. Also, it's easy and quick routine. What more can we ask for?
    I really like it.
    subscribed to YT channel 🙂

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