A quick and easy minimalist makeup look

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to a new post and happy Wednesday! Today I’m going to show you an easy makeup look I do pretty much every time I put on makeup. It’s very simple and minimal, but I wouldn’t call this a “natural” look. Everyone is naturally beautiful, so this is more about highlighting qualities that already make you great!

Step and products

I always start with my eyes, I’m not really sure why. I like to tight-line my eyes to add subtle emphasis without making it super heavy. Right now I’m using this Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen, but any eye liner would work.

Then I curl my lashes and put on mascara, I’m using the Too Faced Better Than Sex  Mascara. The eye look is super simple and takes about a minute and a half. The whole point is to define them, but not do anything that looks out of the ordinary.

Following my eyes, I fill in my eyebrows. I think having really good eyebrows can instantly make you look and feel more confident. I use an eyebrow pencil I got from an Ipsy bag that I honestly really like, but it’s label rubbed off. I’m not sure what it’s called, but I’ve done this step with many eyebrow pencils and they all seem to work fine. Essentially I draw the outline of my eyebrows with the pencil. This makes their shape more defined and easier to fill in.

I use the Eyeko Brow Liner, it feels like I’m using a marker on my eyebrows, but it honestly works so well! It might be the easiest part of my entire makeup look.

Some days I will throw on a little concealer and call it a day with that, but today I’m gonna go a little more in depth. I tried to lay out this tutorial so that you can essentially stop at any step and then move on with your day. If you want to do only one thing, I would do eyes. That’s just my opinion obviously, but you get the point.

I start my face with concealer. Right now I’m using the Maybeline Dream Brightening creamy concealer. I wouldn’t say it works particularly better than other concealers, but it doesn’t work worse either.

After concealer, I put the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, which in my opinion is the best setting powder on the market. I have really oily skin so although this doesn’t add color or coverage, it does help keep my face matte. 

This next step is totally optional, but I think it can really bring out your natural features. That’s right, contouring. I know the word is scary and probably makes you think of the Kardashian clan immediately, but I promise it’s ok. It probably takes me about 5 minutes to do what I’m about to show you.

I use this JORDANA Sculpt N Go Creamy Contour Stick and it is honestly the cheapest product that works amazing I have ever used. I think it blends super well and looks really natural on. Essentially I put it under my cheekbones and then blend it in with a wet beauty blender.

Next, I super lightly dab on my BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé, which compared to the Jordana is super pricey, but is looks beautiful! It is so natural and gives my cheek this really nice glow. I highly, highly recommend this product; I just put a little on my ring finger and dab it onto my cheek bones.

I then take the Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Soft Focus Cream Highlighter and put a little on my ring finger and dab that onto the top of my cheek bones. I couldn’t recommend this product more, it looks so natural and gives you that ~summer glow~.

I set all of these products by lightly brushing on some powder; the contour with
theBalm Bahama Mama bronzer, the blush with theBalm Shadow/Blush, and the highlight with the UD Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face & Body.

 

The final look

That is everything I do to achieve a minimal makeup look that accentuates natural beauty. The finished look is below! I hope you all enjoyed this post! Next week I’ll be showing you different ways to style one of my favorite summer accessories, see you then!

Kate

2 Comments

  1. Kateeeee – I’m officially obsessed with your blog! Do you have any recommendations for good concealers and foundations that are good at covering up but don’t look ‘cakey’ when you apply them?

    1. Thank you so much, that’s so sweet!!! Anyways… I totally recommend this tinted moisturizer from Nars. I know it’s a little expensive but it’s such good quality and has lasted me almost 2 years. Since it’s a tinted moisturizer it also isn’t super heavy, so I think it looks pretty natural. I usually dot a little on to my face and then blend it with a brush (because I think brushes give the most natural finish) and then I’m good to go. I also think setting it with some powder helps a lot.

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