My 3-Minute At-Home Makeup Routine, PLUS A HUGE Skincare Sale!

Happy Tuesday, friends! Thanks for all the love on our guest room yesterday. I can’t wait for the day we can welcome guests in our home again!

But today we’re talking beauty and skincare… two of my favorite topics these days! My makeup routine has definitely become more minimal as this quarantine goes on, but thanks to the extra time at home, my skincare routine has ramped up! I’m using this time as an opportunity to pamper my skin with lots of masks, hydration, and the chance to breathe without daily makeup.

I recently added a few new products, and they became instant favorites! And the good news (besides them being absolutely incredible), is most are included in Colleen Rothchild’s huge sale today, with all her bestsellers now 25% off with code ‘BESTSKIN25’! Plus, they’re donating 5% of all sales today to No Kid Hungry. Such an incredible opportunity to stock up on your faves, while helping others, too.

Here’s my daily line-up recently…

hi sugarplum Colleen Rothschild skincare routine
Master Bathroom Reveal HERE | Marble Tray

Colleen Rothchild and Olaplex dominate my daily routine now, and my skin and hair are looking so much better because of it! You’ve heard me talking about the Olaplex Hair System in my Sephora Hauls (see those HERE), and the combo of No. 6 Reparative Styling Creme, along with a few drops of the No. 7 Bonding Oil make my hair look strong, shiny, and frizz-free. Plus, much-needed heat protection!

Mama Sugarplum and I have been fans of Colleen’s products for years… even my kids and Mr. SP use them. I especially love her retinol products for refining skin tone and texture, fading age spots, and combating dullness. They’re they highest concentration of retinol for noticeable skin renewal, yet leave skin super moisturized without any flaking or peeling. I use it nightly, after cleansing and before moisturizer.

Mom swears by the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum, and insists it reversed the signs of aging on her eyelids and skin around her eyes.

hi sugarplum Colleen Rothschild skincare routine
Retinol Supreme Night Oil | Retinol Supreme Eye Serum | Olaplex No. 7 (also here) | Olaplex No. 6 (also here)

I recently added Vitamin C Treatment and her new Glycolic Acid Peel Pads, and LOVE them both!! The Glycolic Acid Peel Pads are a spa-strength treatment formulated to help dissolve skin-clogging dirt and debris with a 10% blend of Glycolic and Lactic Acids, targeting fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

I use it on my face, neck, chest and hands every other night after cleansing (the pads are huge and have a ton of product!), followed by my nightly Retinol Supreme Night Oil and Retinol Supreme Eye Serum and Extreme Recovery Cream.

hi sugarplum Colleen Rothschild skincare routine
Extreme Recovery Cream | Glycolic Acid Peel Pads | Retinol Supreme Night Oil | Retinol Supreme Eye Serum | Makeup Brushes

The Vitamin C Treatment adds radiance, while acting as a barrier against environmental aggressors like pollution, stress, and sun damage. I think of it as a shield between my skin and the environment! The potent form of Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, too, while stimulating collagen production.

I wear it daily under my Sheer Renewal Cream.

hi sugarplum Colleen Rothschild skincare routine
Sheer Renewal Cream | Vitamin C Treatment

Just to make it easier… here are the products and order in which I use them for morning and night! Most of which are 25% off!

Evening Skincare Routine

  1. Cleansing Balm (my number 1 favorite skincare product! Jumbo size HERE)
  2. Micro-Mineral Resurfacing Scrub (a gentle, yet super-effective exfoliator I use a few times each week)
  3. Glycolic Acid Peel Pads (I used these every other night)
  4. Retinol Supreme Night Oil
  5. Retinol Supreme Eye Serum
  6. Extreme Recovery Cream
  7. NeuLash Lash Growth Serum (on sale, too!)

Morning Skincare Routine

  1. Balancing Gel Cleanser (a gentle, mild cleanser)
  2. Age Renewal Super Serum (Mama SP’s other must-have!)
  3. Vitamin C Treatment
  4. Sheer Renewal Cream
  5. Eye Brightening Balm (also here)

Then about once a week, I use the Clarifying Detox Mask and Dual Enzyme Polish (not on the same night).

hi sugarplum Colleen Rothschild skincare routine

Okay, now that my skin is nourished, renewed and hydrated… let’s talk makeup. My daily routine has always been simple, especially so now that we don’t leave the house! Some days I’m tempted to wear no makeup at all (and believe me, I have those days, too!), but I’ve discovered I’m more productive and feel more like myself with just a few key products.

I start with my morning skincare routine… and the combo of Vitamin C Treatment and Sheer Renewal Cream gives my skin a dewy glow (literally… they have illuminating properties)! On days I go outside, I add NARS Tinted Moisturizer for more coverage and SPF protection.

The rest is just a quick way to accent my eyes (I look so tired without it!), and a little color for my lips.

  1. Tarte Fake Awake Nude Liner on my lower waterline to brighten and highlight
  2. Clinique Quick Longwear Eyeliner to define my eyes
  3. Benefit Gimme Brow Gel to darken and set my brows
  4. It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara, I never skip mascara!
  5. Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in ‘Maui’


Sheer Renewal Cream | Vitamin C Treatment | Eye Brightening Balm (also here) | NARS Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 | Benefit Gimme Brow Gel | Tarte Fake Awake Nude Liner | Clinique Quick Longwear Eyeliner | Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in ‘Malibu’ | It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

This is my daily holy grail for makeup!

Tarte Fake Awake Nude LinerIt Cosmetics Lash Blowout MascaraBenefit Gimme Brow Gel | Clinique Quick Longwear Eyeliner

Simple and basic… but just enough to make me feel like myself, and ready to conquer the day! What’s your skincare and makeup routine look like these days? Are you a hard-core Colleen Rothschild fan, too? If so, which products are you stocking up on in her annual Bestsellers 25% Off Sale?! Don’t forget to use code ‘BESTSKIN25’!

Find more of my beauty and skincare posts HERE, and Mama Sugarplum’s morning and evening skincare routines HERE. And if you’re new to Colleen Rothschild products, I wrote this post to break down my must-haves and top three. Find it HERE.

And don’t forget, 5% of all sales today are being donated to No Kid Hungry!! xo. C



Leave a Comment


  1. Paula wrote:

    thank you for the heads up! tried the cleansing balm on your recommendation and just WOW! works to take eye makeup off my sensitive eyes too! ordering the eye serum and renewal cream to try today but the bestskin25 code doesn’t work on the jumbo or travel sizes of the cleansing balm so will order those with your sugarplum20 – thank you for that btw! and can i add that the scent of the cleansing balm is heaven in a jar? it literally melts away the stress of the day – i now look forward to a nightly ‘facial’ 😉

    Posted 3.31.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Paula! So happy to hear you are loving your Colleen Rothschild products! It IS heaven in a jar, you are right! xo, Cassie

      Posted 3.31.20 Reply
  2. Sarah M wrote:

    Have you tried the cocoa cleansing balm? It seems like the same purpose as the normal cleansing balm but I’m curious about the smell and if it works as well…

    Posted 3.31.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Sarah! The cocoa version smells AMAZING and has little exfoliating beads in it. If you like the original cleansing balm, I do recommend trying to Cocoa Balm. xo, Cassie

      Posted 3.31.20 Reply
  3. Tamara Miller wrote:

    Do you know the difference (or have a preference) between the Original Tula eye balm and the Rose Glow Tula eye balm?

    Posted 3.31.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Tamara! I didn’t care for the scent of the rose glow version! But I haven’t tried it on my face. xo, Cassie

      Posted 3.31.20 Reply
  4. Sandy wrote:

    You got your routine down to 3 mins?? Thought I was being smart w/5.Will try for 3!
    Would love a longer conversation about some of these skin care products sometime. I pat on my saline eye rinse solution after a serum or retinol, as the salt water really plumbs up skin. Any water probably would do it.
    And please SP, make sure Little Miss wears SPF50 outdoors, her skin is awesome!!!
    Does she have Brit or Scot in her w/that lovely skin? : )

    Posted 3.31.20 Reply
  5. Sandy wrote:

    Ps-Sorry! This is (above) a very good explanation of all the products.
    And Happy B’Day, Little Miss!!! Hope this is a great year for you! : )))

    Posted 3.31.20 Reply
  6. Angelica wrote:

    Would love to get my hands on that Kosas lip oil! Seems like such a great and underrated product

    XX Angelica

    Posted 3.31.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      It’s so great! Perfect for just a touch of color! xo, Cassie

      Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  7. Lori wrote:

    I use Nars sheer foundation but want to try the tinted SPF for Summer. I use Mont Blanc color. Which Color do you recommend for the SPF tinted moisturizer? Xoxo lori

    Posted 3.31.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I’m not sure which color you’d be, but I wear light 2!

      Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  8. Shelly wrote:

    I love the Colleen Rothchild products! Thanks for introducing us to them Cassie. I Restocked cleanser and ordered some new items on the sale. Thanks

    Posted 3.31.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Woo hoo! I know you will love it all! xo, Cassie

      Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  9. C.B. wrote:

    I wish I could go completely makeup free but since I turned 31 (I’m 33 now) I’ve had more skin issues than ever before 😭 I barely ever had acne before and then I developed so much after 31. Cleared it out when I finally went to a derm a couple months ago with a cream she prescribed (no acne in sight now) but I was left with acne scaring (even if I barely touched my face during breakouts). So now I have all this redness and blotchiness and I can’t seem to be able to get rid of it. Next steps are shaving my face to see if that takes off a layer of yuk and micro-needling to see if the scaring goes down…….if that doesn’t work, I’ll have to save money for laser treatment 😩

    Posted 4.1.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh no! I hope the at-home dermaplaning can provide a little help! xo, Cassie

      Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  10. Mary Ann wrote:

    hi….what color of eyeliner do you use???love that clinique!!..thanks Mary Ann

    Posted 4.1.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Mary Ann! I use ‘charcoal’! xo, Cassie

      Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  11. Dayna Moore wrote:

    I’m trying to find a link to the headbands you used to keep your hair pulled back in your instagram stories. Can you please share? Thank you.

    Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  12. Jackie T. wrote:

    Any word if they will have the Discovery Kit restocked for the sale? Thanks!

    Posted 4.1.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Great question! I’ll reach out and see if they have an ETA!

      Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  13. Heather wrote:

    I use the fake awake eyeliner and it is great!

    Posted 4.1.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I can’t go a day without it! xo, Cassie

      Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  14. Stephanie J wrote:

    Is the lip gloss color by any chance “Malibu”? I can’t find Maui, even on Kosas’ web site. Thanks for your daily inspiration!

    Posted 4.1.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yes!! I’m so sorry…I put the wrong name! I’m wearing Malibu!

      Posted 4.1.20 Reply
  15. Kathy wrote:

    Can you share the link for the tray and brush holder for your counter to hold the makeup please?

    Posted 4.2.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Kathy! Here’s the link to my tray:
      The brush holder is a vintage julep cup, and the other is actually a toothbrush holder I found at a local shop a few years ago. I love to think outside the box for containers!

      Posted 4.2.20 Reply
  16. Janine wrote:

    Where did you get your headband to pull your hair back when you apply your make up or you wash your face?

    Posted 4.4.20 Reply
  17. Amy wrote:

    How many times do you use the muslin cloth before you wash it?? Thank you!

    Posted 4.8.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Amy! I use the cloth 3-4 times before adding it to the wash! If I wore a lot of makeup several days in a row, it could be more frequent… and same goes for not wearing that much… it could be less. Hope that helps! xo, Cassie

      Posted 4.9.20 Reply
  18. Amber wrote:

    Hi! My daughter is 11 and has early acne. I’m wanting to start her in a good routine. Do you know what Rothschild product are okay for kids? Or is there a routine for kids you would recommend? Thanks!!

    Posted 8.4.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Amber! My kids both use the CR Balancing Gel Cleanser! Little Miss has super sensitive skin and it works for her. I can’t say for sure what “is okay” for kids since I’m not a dermatologist, but we’ve had good luck with the cleanser! xo, C

      Gel Cleanser:
      And code SUGARPLUM20 saves you 20% site-wide!

      Posted 8.5.21 Reply