How To Create the Minimal Makeup Look
There comes a time when putting on our normal makeup feels a bit too much, so we’ve created a more natural look that you can recreate with minimal makeup.
Sometimes, creating a minimal makeup look is preferred over a heavy look!
Most businesses have opened up and have implemented new guidelines that the CDC suggested to keep patrons safe. Most of us that have been quarantined for too long are itching to get out and adapt to life with coronavirus.
While we continue to accommodate this way of living, we want to share some tips on how to create that coveted, natural minimal makeup look that we all want to achieve, especially during these hot summer days. This look is quick, effortless, and will leave you looking put together when you're headed to the grocery store, running errands, or simply jumping on a Zoom call with your colleagues.
Why? Because when you look good, you feel good, amirite?
First and foremost, you've got to make sure your skin is prepped to take on the steps that will follow. After you've cleansed, toned and added serum to your skin you're going to need to apply an illuminating SPF cream like Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 Daily Moisturizer. This will be the base of that glowy look while protecting you from the sun.
Next, you're going to add an illuminating cream like L.A Girl Luminous Glow Skill Illuminating Cream to add another layer of glow. Concentrate this in the center of your face. After that, add a very thin layer of Benefits POREfessional Pearl Primer to problem areas like your cheeks and nose. Blend all of that with clean hands, no need for brushes yet.
This is the step that's going to tie everything together. You're going to apply the stick foundation/concealer only to the center of your face and blend out. The key is to be light-handed when on the application, so when it's blended out to the outer part of your face, it disappears. Try Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer or Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. Both will give you that skin-like, barely-there foundation look.
Use a sheer pressed powder to absorb any excess oil like Clinique's Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder.
Bronze, Blush, and Highlight
Add a little bronzer to the outer perimeter of your face and over your nose for that sun-kissed look. You want your face to have a dewy look so stick with a liquid blush to give you that fresh, youthful sheen to the cheeks. Check out Em Cosmetics Serum Blush in Sunset Sky for that 'I've been out in the sun' look.
You can use your fingers to pat the blush in or use a brush like Mac's 159 Synthetic Duo Fiber Brush to blend the liquid blush.
And you thought we were done with highlighter; no, my friend, we have a few more highlighting products to mention. You want to use a liquid highlighter on strategic areas of your face so you can make them stand out some more. Add the liquid highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones, the tip of the nose, cupid's bow, chin, eyelids, and on the top part of the brow.
Use the liquid highlighter sparingly in these areas and press it in with your fingers. The goal is to keep the highlight subtle and glowy. It's easy to get carried away, so use a little highlighter to start and build up if you need to. Try Glossier Play Niteshine for this effect.
Lips and Eyes
Finish off your look with a simple tinted lip balm that mimics your lips' color but better and 2 coats of your favorite mascara.
These steps seem like a lot, but once you master each step, this everyday, go-to look will become your favorite to wear all week. Try out the minimal makeup look and let us know what you think.