Hey there, makeup maven! If you’re a fan of the natural look and want to keep things simple, you’ve come to the right place. While simple makeup looks certainly have their place, sometimes less is more.
The Benefits of Simple Makeup
Going minimal with your makeup has some major perks.
First, it lets your natural beauty shine through. Simple looks enhance your features instead of masking them. Your freckles, glow, and flawless (or flaw-filled) skin get to take center stage.
Second, it saves you time. Complicated makeup routines can take 30 minutes or more and require a ton of products. A simple look may only need 10-15 minutes and a handful of items like concealer, mascara, blush and a lip product.
Finally, simple makeup looks more natural and youthful. Heavy makeup tends to age you, while light makeup helps you appear fresh-faced. People may not even realize you’re wearing any makeup at all!
Some tips for keeping it simple:
1. Focus on one feature. Play up your eyes, lips or cheeks not all three. Choose to accentuate your best feature.
2. Use neutral tones. Stick to browns, tans and peaches which blend in with your natural skin tone. Avoid too much shimmer or glitter.
3. Apply with a light hand. Build up gradually until you achieve your desired look. It’s easier to add more makeup than take it away!
4. Limit the number of products.Eliminate everything but a few of your favorites. You really only need the basics like a concealer, neutral eyeshadows, mascara, blush and a lip gloss or tinted balm.
Keeping your makeup simple and natural is an easy way to look polished yet effortless. Give minimalism a try on your skin and your routine will thank you!
How to Create a Minimal Makeup Look
Want to rock a minimal makeup look? It’s simpler than you would imagine. All you need are a few essential items and these easy procedures:
Focus on one feature
Pick either your eyes, lips, or cheeks to emphasize. Trying to accentuate everything can look overdone. For eyes, swipe on some mascara. For lips, apply a tinted balm or gloss. For cheeks, dust on a light blush.
Even out your complexion
Use a tinted moisturizer, BB cream, or light foundation and blend it in well so it looks natural. Set it with some translucent powder. This will give you a polished base without looking caked on.
Keep eyebrows groomed
Well-groomed brows frame your face and pull your simple look together. Trim any stray hairs, then brush them up. For sparse brows, fill them in lightly with an eyebrow pencil, powder, or tinted brow gel.
Add subtle touches (optional)
If you want, you can also do subtle touches like:
· On your top lashes, apply one coat of mascara.
· A neutral, shimmery eyeshadow swept across your lids.
· A cream blush or cheek tint dabbed on the apples of your cheeks.
A minimal makeup look is meant to highlight your natural beauty, not hide it behind lots of makeup. Keep things minimal, balance your features, and stick to neutral, natural-looking tones. With some practice, you’ll be a pro at the minimal makeup look in no time!
Must-Have Products for Simple Everyday Makeup
To achieve a simple, everyday makeup look, a few must-have products are all you need.
Mascara helps define and lengthen your eyelashes, opening up your eyes. For daily wear, choose a basic black mascara.To your top and bottom lashes, apply one or two coats of mascara. If you want a little extra oomph, use an eyelash curler first to lift your lashes.
Tinted Moisturizer or BB/CC Cream
In place of a heavy foundation, use a lightweight tinted moisturizer, BB (blemish balm) cream, or CC (color correcting) cream. These provide light coverage to even out your skin tone while hydrating at the same time. Dot on with your fingers or a makeup sponge and blend into your skin.
Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
For a simple eye look, a palette of neutral, natural-toned shadows is perfect. Shades of brown, tan, cream and soft pink work on all skin tones. Use a fluffy brush to sweep your favorite neutral shade onto your brow bone and eyelids. Add a slightly darker shade to the crease of your eyes for subtle depth and use the lightest shade on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten.
Lip Gloss or Balm
To complete your simple makeup, swipe on some lip gloss or hydrating lip balm. Neutral, rosy and berry-toned glosses look natural and provide just a hint of color.Lip balm hydrates and softens the appearance of your lips.
So in the end, don’t feel like you have to pile on the makeup to look polished. Less really can be more. Focus on enhancing your natural beauty and playing up your best features. Keep your look simple but put together. You only need a little concealer, mascara, blush, and lip gloss for a quick, everyday makeup routine. You’ll quickly be out the door because of your inherent brilliance. As they say, simplicity is the height of sophistication. Remember that the next time you apply makeup. You will feel and appear more confident to face the day with a gentle touch.