If you had told me a year ago that minimalist makeup would be something that I wear on the daily… I would have thrown my 24-hour wear, full coverage foundation, and mink lashes right at you. Essentially, I never imagined that my makeup routine would evolve this much in such a short amount of time!
From working hands-on in cosmetic education & sales to now working behind the scenes in the same industry, the need to wear a dramatic cut crease and heavy contour on the daily has definitely diminished. Now don’t get me wrong – I still love a full face of makeup; however, on a daily basis, my ideal look involves the least amount of makeup and effort to deliver the strongest impact!
To prep my skin for makeup, I always begin with MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream, followed by FARSALI Skintune Blur. Strobe Cream works to moisturize my skin while providing a beautiful luminosity, whereas Skintune Blur blurs my skin, reduces the appearance of pores and imperfections, and hydrates my skin at the same time!
For foundation, I use a light layer of the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. This foundation has been my go-to for almost two years now. I absolutely love the coverage and the finish of this. It provides a beautiful light-medium coverage, so my natural skin texture still peeks through, and the finish is so natural, it looks like I have nothing on my skin.
Once my skin tone is even, I apply concealer under my eyes to brighten the center of my face and wake up my complexion. Lately, I have been using the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer along with the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder for highlighting, and I love this combo! These products together keep my under eyes bright throughout the entire day.
When the base is done, I complete the face with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in “Brilliant Nude”. The formula of this blush is not only extremely long wearing, but this shade specifically has a gorgeous bronzy undertone with gold reflex in it – so I am able to achieve the look of bronzer, blush, and highlighter all with one sweep across the cheeks (mind BLOWN)! On the days where I want to amp up my look, I will add a light dusting of the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact to the cheekbones and bridge of the nose for some extra dimension and glow!
EYES | BROWS | LIPS
Majority of my makeup routine focuses on making my skin look healthy and radiant. Once this is achieved, I top off the look with my eyes, brows, and lips. I apply a light amount of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in “Soft Brown” to mask any sparse areas that may appear. Next, I apply the L’oreal Lash Paradise Mascara to my top lashes for a subtle pop of drama and to open up my eyes. Lastly, I apply MAC Cosmetics’ “Honey Love” lipstick to the center of my lips and then blend out the edges using my ring finger.
What are your favourite, everyday glam products? Let me know down below in the comments!