You might know her from YouTube or her viral 12-three-30 treadmill routine (the one that spread like wildfire on TikTok) — regardless of how you were introduced to Lauren Giraldo, she may just be the most relatable influencer you ever encountered. Proving my point, she begins her makeup routine for Allure by stating, “I typically don’t like to go over ten [minutes], if I’m being honest.” Like I said, relatable.
Starting off strong with the Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Remedy Moisturizer, Giraldo notes that when she’s not in a hurry, she applies it in upward motions. Once the lightweight moisturizer has absorbed into her skin, she grabs her favorite primer of all time: Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Illuminating Primer. “I trust this with my life,” she says.
For her makeup base, Giraldo uses her Morphe Glowstunner Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer in the shade Medium Glow 6 (she’s a spokesperson for the brand) with a makeup sponge for a shiny hint of color that’s just pigmented enough to cover blemishes. Moving away from “Instagram glam,” Giraldo says that she’s loving a “softer, more skin-focused vibe” when it comes to her complexion.
Before swiping any concealer under her eyes, Giraldo calls out TikTok for showing her a new application method. After applying a few dashes of Hourglass Vanish Concealer under the inner corners of her undereyes, she blends it with a damp makeup sponge in an upward angle toward her temples.
The YouTuber is on team cream bronzer and uses the Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream. Acknowledging its hefty pricetag, Giraldo says she usually is not into such boujee makeup, “but this one is the exception to the rule.” She then applies the “blendable and creamy” bronzer along her cheekbones with a dense sculpting brush. A contouring trick she learned for her cheekbones is to never apply farther inward than the pupil, “that’s how you know when to stop,” she says. She applies the same Chanel cream as an eye shadow with a small blending brush.
Now for lashes, we don’t advise heating your eyelash curler with a lighter like Giraldo does. That said, we do have to commend her method of curling lashes with both the right and left hands for a “balanced and well-rounded lash lift.” Following her lash curling technique, she credits TikTok once more for putting her on to the Maybelline New York Sky High Mascara, which she applies next.