Monday 12 June 2017

My Minimal Makeup Routine

I've been really appreciating effortless and minimal makeup after being inspired by French beauty. Sometimes it's a mix of sheer laziness (hence the minimal makeup routine) or sometimes I feel like embracing natural beauty by going back to basics. So here are the five products that I've been currently using in my minimal makeup routine.


To start my base off I will dot some concealer under my eyes to hide those dark circles, cover discolouration and do a little spot concealing over any blemishes. One of my all time favourite drugstore concealers that is probably no surprise to any of you is the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand. It has great coverage, it's creamy and it blends into the skin beautifully so it's pretty much undetectable.      

For a little coverage and to even out the skin tone, I like to dust my entire face with the Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation which feels super lightweight on the skin. It smells just like cocoa and it makes me skin feel incredibly smooth. I've heard it's being discontinued which is a huge bummer because I think it's fantastic! 

Blush is such a good way to add colour to your complexion, and Covergirl's Tru Blend Blush in 'Light Rose' gives my cheeks a subtle pop of colour for that natural flushed look. The multi-toned baked formula applies seamlessly over the cheeks and it also adds a lovely glow to the skin. 


I don't like to be heavy handed with my mascara, especially for a light and effortless makeup look. All I want is to add a touch of length and volume so I only apply one coat of the Lash Sensational which helps to brighten up the eyes making you appear wide awake. It really completes the fresh faced makeup look that I am all about lately!


The finishing touch is of course a lip colour and one that I absolutely love when going for a minimal makeup look is 'Bittersweet' by Makeup Store. It adds the perfect amount of colour to the lips without it looking like you're obviously wearing lipstick, and it leaves a nice sheen as well. It contains avocado oil, shea butter and jojoba for serious moisturisation that lasts all day long.


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