I'm a Beauty Editor, and This Is My Daily Beauty Routine From Start to Finish

I have to admit that by beauty editor standards, my beauty routine is relatively low-key. Don't get me wrong—I love an at-home beauty treatment just as much as the next person, but finding the time to sit down and spend hours upon hours tending to my skin, hair, nails and makeup isn't so easy. And besides the time aspect of things, I also find myself getting bored very quickly. If you ask me, I'd say that my daily beauty routine is just like any other person's, but perhaps with just a bit more product variety.

Then, every so often, I get a reality check. It turns out that actually, for most, a structured beauty routine doesn't go that far beyond a daily cleansing (often just with a face wipe or micellar water) and moisturising. But that was before. Now, everyone seems to be itching to invest some of their recently freed-up time in their beauty routines.


(Image credit: @SHANNONLAWLOR)

As a result of this, I have been inundated with messages from friends and family wanting to pick my brains on exactly what beauty products I'm using during this trying time. And while I haven't massively switched up my daily beauty line up, I have been taking advantage of having an extra couple of free hours in the day for a bit of pampering. Along with the rest of our lives, it's reasonable that over the past few weeks, our beauty priorities are starting to shift too. For instance, I have pared my daily makeup routine right back and have found myself reaching for moisturising formulas that I would never usually favour.

So for those looking to expand their beauty horizons (or simply if you're feeling a little nosey), keep scrolling for my current working-from-home beauty routine, from the minute I wake up to the minute I hit the hay.




Eye Mask

Face Mask









Brow Gel


Throughout the Day

Hand Soap

Hand Cream

Face Mist

Lip Treatment

Evening Bath


Body Wash


Body Cream








Next up, 23 beauty products I turn to when I'm feeling out of sorts.

Freelance Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is a renowned beauty journalist and has contributed to Who What Wear’s beauty content since 2020. As a leading beauty editor, expert and brand consultant, she has over eight years of experience working for some of the industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear (of course), Glamour UK, Stylist, Refinery29 and Fabulous.

Having also worked behind the scenes with some of the industry’s biggest brands and retailers, Shannon has a unique insight into what people really want from their beauty routines. Understanding that beauty lovers seek honest, open and responsible advice, she has it made her mission to demystify the intimidating world of beauty, taking a no-frills approach to the most relatable topics.

While Shannon is the first to admit she doesn’t hold the answer to every beauty question out there, she is dedicated to sharing her expert insights in a bid to help. As a self-proclaimed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for easy-to-use, foolproof beauty products and has made it her mission to scope out the best of the best.

When she’s not working, Shannon is likely soaking in the bath or giving no-holds-barred beauty reviews on Instagram from her bathroom floor.