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Lydia McLaughlin Shares Her Easy 5-Minute Beauty Routine

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum reveals exactly how she gets her signature soft glam eyeliner look.

By Chantel Morel

Lydia McLaughlin has mastered the art of everyday, simple glam. 

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"I'm not someone that likes to spend a lot of time doing my makeup, but I love makeup," The Real Housewives of Orange County alum shared in the Bravo Insider exclusive series Glitter Town. This is why Lydia has developed an easy, "five-minute" routine that will quickly get her out the door — with a little shimmer, of course. 

Lydia's streamlined makeup routine starts with proper skincare. "My first tip is if you are insecure about your skin or something about your skin, you should fix it instead of covering it up," Lydia shared. To treat her dry skin, Lydia layers on Skin Laundry Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 35 and TIZO Ultra Zinc Tinted Body Face Mineral Sunscreen. Since the sunscreen has a slight tint, Lydia uses it as her foundation.

Now, get into this simple and moisturizing glow trick: To achieve a luminous complexion, Lydia adds on MAC Strobe Cream to the tops of her cheeks, forehead, and on the tip of her nose. "It's really pretty," she shared. 

Once Lydia's base is complete, she sets it with a Chanel face powder, and then adds a Chanel blush for a hint of color on her cheeks and a Chanel highlighter atop her cheekbones. "I never want to look overdone and like I have a lot of makeup on, but there are key things that really make a difference: I would say powder, blush, bronzer, and then a highlighter," she revealed. 

After her brows are filled and "blended" to perfection using the Chanel Boy de Chanel Eyebrow Pencil, Lydia moves on to her signature eye look: She lines her lash line with black eyeliner. (MAC and Chanel are her favorites.) Then, she takes a small blending brush and dips it into Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot in Top Yacht and Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked and "smears" it on her eyeliner and blends it out. "I kind of will go all the way up to my crease," she explained. Then, she takes a fluffy eyeshadow brush and applies the Urban Decay eyeshadow all over her eyelids. 

Last, Lydia completes her look with KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lovesick. "[Kat Von D] has the best lipsticks," she shared. 

Watch the full video above to see how Lydia's "five-minute" makeup routine comes together. 

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