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What does minimalist makeup mean to you?
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Minimalist makeup is a huge right now. It's attracting people who are into simplifying their life (minimalists), vegans, eco-conscious consumers, busy Moms, and basically anyone who wants a simple non-complicated makeup routine.
Minimalist Makeup Defined
Minimalist makeup may be defined as the basic of the basics. The bare essentials. It may appeal to women who want a natural look that is quick & easy with low maintenance. As Makeup Artists, this is a look we all begin with for our clients and then we build upon the basic foundation until our clients are happy. It's easy, and works for all women. It's classy, chic & timeless. Here are 5 simple ways to achieve this look:
I'm starting with eyes because doing the eye makeup first means easy clean up for eyeshadow fall-out. Using this technique, you won't get fall-out if you're using a cream eyeshadow. Simply use a nice neutral shade (not too light it will age you, and not too dark, it's unnatural). For this type of look try a nice shimmery champagne shade. Easily apply with your finger and blend upward (there should be no visible line). If you have brushes, use them. True minimalists cut down on their use of makeup brushes, that's why I suggest using your fingers.
Eyeliner or brown shadow are rarely used since it's an unnecessary expense & takes up space.
We'll do mascara last...
The main goal of a minimalist look is a natural, even toned complexion with a glow. Minimalists may avoid using unnecessary items like concealers, color correctors, blush, bronzer, a contour kit, and little extras that waste money & harm the environment. They are happy with a simple, light handed application that doesn't mask their natural beauty. Let's not forget that most minimalists don't use toxic, cheap drug store makeup, they no longer bombard their skin with chemical-filled cosmetics, skincare or unhealthy eating habits. Less is more and less is safer for the skin...
So this really depends on you and your skin type. That being said, you may want to try a tinted foundation or simply adding some illuminating moisturizer to your liquid foundation (don't forget to lightly set the makeup). Use concealer sparingly or skip it all together. If you use cream or powder foundation, try hyper hydrating your skin so it's baby soft in order to look more natural and less powdery or dry. The goal is to look fresh, glowing & radiant (not to be confused with looking greasy or shiny). For most women, our skin isn't naturally glowing. So in this case, I can't help but use a wee bit of highlighter on the cheek bones & where else it's needed. It really does make a HUGE difference in how we look. 100% Pure sells a fabulous collection of highlighters. You can also use their eyeshadow shade "Star Bright" which is also a dupe for Mary Lou Luminizer from the Balm Cosmetics. Find 100% Pure here: www.100percentpure.com/collections/eyeshadow/products/fruit-pigmented-eye-shadow
Also, a little bronzer for some natural warmth is a nice touch. Slight hint of blush may be added, but no over kill.
The goal is to keep a natural shape ( no Instagram or drag queen brows here my friends). If you are older and have sparse brows, draw on or fill in your brows according to your natural shape. There's no need to hide your natural shape, that's what makes you, unique.
The look we're going for is a nice bright-eyed, no cakey, no clumply, no spidery lashes look. Apply a minimal amount to lower lashes if desired. The color usually is black or brown black. Personally, I'd opt for black.
Most minimalist own very few lip colors. They may include:
A classic red, a flattering neutral or nude color and a nice pink or plum. Don't forget the chapstick.
The beauty in this type of look is really timeless. You can go anywhere in the world, to any event, any time of day with this look. It's classic. It saves us money. It's easy to apply and it's better for the environment especially when we are using non-toxic green beauty. A top brand I've been transitioning to, is 100% Pure, tap the link below to visit their website.
Also, Etsy offers a lot of choices for naturally made cosmetics. You may be surprised!
I hope this post has helped you and thank you for reading.
Have a most beautiful day lovelies,
Until next time,
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