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Must-Have Makeup Products for Minimalists

"If I only want a few products, which ones are the most important?"

When it comes to building a minimal makeup collection that covers all the bases, prioritizing versatility and effectiveness is key. Here are the essential products that can help you achieve a polished look with just a few items:

Mascara: Accentuating your lashes can instantly open up your eyes and make you look more awake and refreshed. A quality mascara can add length, volume, and definition to your lashes with just a few swipes. Whether you prefer a natural or dramatic look, mascara is a must-have for enhancing your eye makeup and completing your overall appearance. If I had to chose only one makeup product, it would be mascara for sure.

Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer: A good base is the foundation of any makeup routine. Opt for a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturizer that matches your skin tone to even out complexion and provide a smooth canvas. This versatile product can be applied lightly for a natural look or built up for more coverage, making it perfect for everyday wear. Our Aloe Foundation is very lightweight and hydrating for a natural, dewey finish. You can apply a very light layer or build for heavier coverage. If you don't like wearing foundation on your whole face, try just spot treating: only apply it to areas where you need coverage.

Blush and/or Bronzer: When I'm doing a minimalist, natural makeup I like to use my blush as an eyeshadow as well. If you prefer bronzer, that makes an excellent eyeshadow too. It creates a makeup design that flows and has continuity. Especially if you're wearing foundation or even a tinted moisturizer, it's nice to bring some color and glow back into the face. This blush stick is amazing if you're doing your makeup in a hurry! No brushes needed. Just swipe it on your cheekbones or eyes and blend.

Tinted Lip Balm or Lipstick: Adding color to your lips can instantly brighten your face and pull your look together. A tinted lip balm or lipstick in a flattering shade can add a pop of color while also keeping your lips hydrated and comfortable throughout the day. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone and can easily transition from day to night for maximum versatility. For a glowy, dewey look try applying a dot of your preferred lip product on your cheeks and blend it out! Lip products can work great as a creme blush. Just make sure it's not a lip plumping lip product! It could irritate your skin.

By focusing on these key products, you can create a minimal makeup collection that meets your needs and allows you to achieve a polished look with minimal effort. These versatile essentials provide a solid foundation for building upon, allowing you to customize your makeup routine to suit your personal style and preferences.

If you're looking to downsize your makeup collection walk in or call us at The Makeup Studio for a free 30 minute consultation. Our makeup artists are happy to help you find products you'll love.

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