Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Minimalistic Make-Up

Even though you have a passion for make-up, do you ever get those days where you just want to strip it all back and go for the minimalistic look? At work I'm sitting in an office all day and I don't deal face-to-face with any customers so I've taken it as a chance to let my skin breath and have been wearing only the very basics.  I started doing this at the start of the summer where I would normally opt for more of a sheer coverage anyway, however we're now into December and it's made such a huge difference to my skin that whilst I'm at work I've continued to wear only minimal makeup.

When I walk into the office each day I want to make some sort of effort rather than looking like I've just  rolled out of bed, so there are a few products that I turn to brighten up my skin and look more awake. Although moisturiser isn't considered as 'makeup' as such, I always start any makeup routine with moisturiser to hydrate the skin and keep it looking radiant. Concealer is the one product I could never go without and I use it underneath the eyes and over the top of any blemishes, patting  into the skin for a natural finish. Then I like to add some warmth to the face with a light dusting of bronzer across the T-Zone. I don't like to go too heavy with this as I'm just wanting to look slightly sun-kissed rather than using it to contour.
 
Although not a necessity, I still like to define my brows as they frame the face, particularly if I'm wearing my glasses. My brows are quite fair and sparse so I'm literally just bringing them back into existence.  Then I move onto the eyes. I don't want anything too drastic but I just want to make them look bigger by opening them  up with a coating of mascara on the top lashes, followed by a thin line of gel liner.
 
For my cheeks I'll add a pop of colour with a pale pink powdered blush to add a healthy glow and prevent my skin from looking flat. Finally to finish off I apply a very light dusting of powder to hide any shine and keep everything in place.
 
My new routine is a huge time saver in the mornings and I quite like the natural look, but best of all my skin is SO much better. It's given it a chance to breath  which ultimately has meant that blemishes have been significantly reduced. I still wear foundation to any social events, but it's really made me re-think before I automatically reach for it. Does every outing really require a full on cover up?

What's your favourite make-up to use for a minimalistic look?
 
love Katya x
 
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  1. I use as little as possible to make myself look awake :) I need to make sure my brows look good so except that mascara, concealer and a lipstick are the products I use for minimal makeup.

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    1. I'm not a huge lipstick wearer but lipstick is such an easy way to brighten up the face!

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  2. I love this post, your routine sounds great! I love a natural makeup look because I can try and kid people I'm not wearing any xD I'd love to experiment with liner more and achieve more of a dramatic look but I'm scared of it smudging! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thank you! I do love the natural look but it still can't beat a full face of makeup! Ah just ensure you opt for smudgeproof products and it should be fine!

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  3. I never don't use foundation and I really want to try give it a miss some days. This post has definitely inspired me!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. It has helped my skin massively but I still always opt for foundation when I want to dress up! Thank you :)

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  4. Ahh I love the Wake Me Up concealer, it's really good! I also love Real Techniques brushes. For a minimalistic look I just use a bit of foundation, concealer, powder and mascara. Oh and I also do my brows too! xx

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

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    1. It's so lovely and brightening isn't it! Concealer and brows are the two absolute must-haves for me!

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  5. Those products look stunning!

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  6. I'm like you in doing my minimalistic makeup, minus the mascara. Because I just don't like the feeling of wearing mascara :/ Still haven't found a holy grail.

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    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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    1. Mascara can be a pain if you forget and rub your eyes! Often it's a lot of trial and error before you find your holy grail, hopefully you will soon!

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  7. You feature some great products in this post- one of my all time faves is the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer! :)

    - Gracie Sees xo

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    1. Thank you! It's a gorgeous high street concealer isn't it!

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  8. I love the 'no make up' make up look especially for day to day! The Wake Me Up concealer is a must for my under eye area!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. It's so much quicker to apply too! It's such a great concealer, so brightening!

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  9. Concealer and eyebrows are a must for me too even on minimal makeup days, I always find a little bit of blusher perks my face up too xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. They're both the two that I truly can't go without either!

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  10. One of my favourite things to do for minimal makeup is to use the tarte cheek stains- it's so easy and makes you look all fresh :)

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    1. I can imagine cheek stains give such a gorgeous natural glow. I'll have to see if I can get my hands on the Tarte ones and give them a try!

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  11. My look is very similar to yours! I love the Illamasqua powder blushes, they're gorgeous xx

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    1. They're perfect! They apply so beautifully!

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