Minimalism has been a trend du jour in everything from design, to fashion, to lifestyle; it was just a matter of time until it made its mark on the beauty industry. The no makeup/makeup look has been going strong for the past few seasons and luckily for us, is not going anywhere anytime soon. Minimalism brings us back to a simpler time of fewer products and less effort.
Check out how you can apply minimalist techniques to every aspect of your beauty regime for all of the allure with none of the fuss:
A successful minimalist look is all about skincare. The focus is on a healthy and natural appearance. Your skin should be moisturized and left bare. A light foundation applied sparingly, or concealer where necessary creates an even skin tone, and provides the perfect backdrop for this look.
A natural highlighter on your cheekbones or a cheek tint creates the perfect dewy appearance. We’re currently crushing on multi sticks, and love how easy they are to throw in your purse for a touch up. The best ones play double duty, and nourish your skin while simultaneously imparting a healthy glow. This Ilia beauty multi stick is one of our faves.
Minimal maintenance is key here. Can you say hooray? Let those brows roam wild and free. Pluck strays, and brush into place where required. If they are too wild, use a clear brow mascara to lock them down. Sparse brows can be defined with a light powder or soft pencil strokes. Avoid harsh lines and over plucking.
Prep your lips with a polish or balm prior to applying a light lipstick. No soft colors? No problem. Try dabbing on a brighter color, then working it in with your fingers. Voila, au naturel shade achieved. If you struggle with fading natural lip definition, use a neutral liner first and smear the color towards the center of your lips. Follow with adding a light lipstick to achieve that full pout appearance.
Mascara is all you need on the eyes to embrace this look. 1 curl + 1 coat; No shadow required! If you do prefer a matte look, dust skin toned shadow over your entire lid. For slightly more no fuss definition, natural lash extensions are a great option.
Nothing is as classy on your nails as a neutral; it announces clean sophistication. If you’re searching for something edgier, don’t be shy to go bright. Try a simple geometric design in Palace Blue or an all over Cherry Tomato manicure to add some energy to your minimalist look. (Keep bold colors chip free for a truly polished look.)
The minimalist look is a fresh reflection of your natural beauty. Some of our favorite ways to achieve the modern minimalist look are to add the odd pop of color; try a low key winged linger, or a stained kissable lip. Letting your true self shine through is always in style.
Are you ready to start 2018 fresh faced?