A Simple Routine and Minimalist Makeup Collection
Do you want to save time getting ready each morning? Read on to discover how to get a minimalist makeup routine with a minimalist makeup collection!
Minimizing the number of beauty products in your makeup bag is a great way to save money. Not only that, but much like implementing a capsule wardrobe, a minimalist makeup collection will save a ton of time when getting ready. How do I know? Well, I was once that girl with a makeup bag JUST for eyeshadow. I fell for every marketing tactic the makeup industry threw at me and I had more products than I ever needed.
Does this sound familiar? Do you spend way too much time getting ready? Are you looking for ways to get more time back into your daily routine so you can enjoy more time with your family and away from the mirror?
Since scaling back my makeup and sticking to a 5 minute makeup routine, I not only have saved time and money, but I swear my skin has never looked better! This could be because my skin isn’t constantly adjusting to new products, and it can actually breathe!
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Looking for an evening skincare routine? This is the exact routine I follow each night. This has been my routine for over a year and it leaves my skin clear and glowing, especially when paired with the minimalist makeup collection in this post!
Benefits of a Minimalist Makeup Collection
With a set list of products you use regularly, you not only spend less time getting ready, but you may also spend less time replenishing products as the run out or need replaced. Since implementing a minimalist makeup collection, I now have a handful of products I love. It is super easy to go online and reorder them when they run out. I no longer waste time finding the right shade or product type to best fit my needs. I know exactly what I need and can reorder easily at any time.
Money Savings with Minimalist Makeup
Financial savings are huge when it comes to having minimal makeup. Not only are you buying fewer items, but you’ll shop less often. A core collection of products you use regularly will reduce unnecessary spend on “trending” items that you ultimately will rarely use.
By sticking to the same products year after year, you’ll also be more intentional with beauty purchases. You know exactly what products to get and never have to waste money on testing new products, only to find you hate them one week later. Having makeup products you know, and love, will save so much in the long run.
When it comes to reducing material items such as clothing and makeup that I own, I am often reminded of the sayings “Less is More” and “More Things, More Problems.” These sayings are SO TRUE! Having less makes everything so much easier, especially when it comes to getting ready. Having a 5 minute makeup routine will give you so much more time back into the day.
As I said before, my minimalist makeup collection has brought a new glow to my skin! I’m convinced that using a consistent set of fewer products makes my skin happier. I no longer have to worry about a new product potentially causing breakouts. I also think that by not layering on several products each day, my skin gets more air & can breathe better.
Plus, all the layered-on makeup settles into fine lines after a few hours, which automatically adds years to your appearance. Remember, less is more (youthful!)
Minimalist Makeup Collection Products
These are the products I use for my daytime makeup. If I need a little bit extra for a special event, I use this pallete for eyeshadow, blush, and highlighter. Keep in mind, these products are what I have found to work best for my personal skin type. It took me several years to compile a minimalist makeup collection that works best for my skin type.
A good concealer is a MUST these days, especially for sleep deprived mamas! My holy grail concealer it the IT Bye Bye Under Eye concealer. My 5 minute routine always begins with this concealer. It provides full coverage without settling in and feeling heavy. I apply a few small dots to the inner eye area and a few dots to my outer eye going towards the end of my brow line, then I blend with the concealer end of this IT brush
Minimalist Makeup Collection TIP: apply a couple dabs of this concealer to your eyelids for instantly brighter eyes and faux eyeshadow look in a pinch!
The right brow shape and color is essential in a minimalist makeup routine because, while eyebrow makeup may look subtle, our eyebrows frame our eyes and define our appearance. Thus, it makes a huge impact in your overall appearance.
There are days where my eyebrows are the only part of this routine I do, just to feel a little bit put together. The only brow pencil I will use is the Goof Proof pencil by Benefit Cosmetics, I use shade 3. It has a spindle which is a lifesaver for smoothing out heavy lines!
Eyeliner is a staple in my minimalist makeup collection. With a just a small amount of liquid liner, eyes look larger and more awake. My lashes are thin and sparse, so using eyeliner makes my lashes look fuller and longer. I use liquid because I have oily skin and a slightly hooded eyelid. I find waterproof liquid liner to last the longest with both of these situations.
Another essential in my makeup routine is mascara. My lashes are super sparse so this helps to really make my eyes pop! An absolute must to avoid the “you look tired” comments.
I have been using this mascara for over 10 years and LOVE it. It is a quick application that provides a lot of volume in just a couple of swoops.
I recently was influenced to try Lancome Cils Booster Primer & Lancome Lash Idole Mascara which are amazing and really added a lot of dimension to my little lashes! Sadly, the Lancome set does take a little bit more time to apply. I found that I can wear just the mascara, without the primer. However, to get wow factor lashes you must be patient with application to make sure all of you lashes get coverage. Highly recommend if you have the extra time in your morning routine!
For flawless lightweight coverage, my go-to foundation is always Bare Minerals loose powder. I have been hooked on this since high school and will always wear it. Other foundations just haven’t compared to this for me and my skin type. It is also super simple to apply and wears well throughout the entire year. The added SPF is a huge bonus!
If I have an extra moment in the morning, I sweep bronzer from this palette under my cheekbones and on my hair line. This brand is newer to me and I really love everything in this palette and use it all when I have more time and need a full face of makeup.
5 Minute Makeup Routine
This is the order I follow for the application of the products listed above.
- Apply concealer to inner eye and outer under lid
- Apply foundation to entire face
- Fill brows
- Create mini cat eye with liquid eyeliner*
- Apply mascara
- Add bronzer if needed
*For eyeliner, I do not line the entire lid. I go about 1/3 of the way in from the outer eyelid and then draw the line up toward my brow just beyond the end of the lid line. If that makes sense! It’s super easy and there are a ton of YouTube videos out there for this tutorial. It doesn’t take long, I promise!