Lately, I have been traveling a lot, working a lot and, just generally being tired a lot. This has lead me to a minimal makeup routine (winged liner style). Now keep in mind that I love makeup. Therefore, my definition of minimal is very different from the average idea of minimal. I still wear a foundation, concealer and, powder. Its the rest of the process that gets more simple.
I cut out blush but, use bronzer. I find this works best with a bronzer that has some red undertones or warmth to it (Bobbi Brown has bronzers with a beautiful red undertone), since that can almost double as a blush. I also pick bronzer over blush because I find blush without bronzer can look harsh. Bronzer on its own makes you look warm and healthy. Then I use a powder (or maybe a pencil) to fill in my brows. Something quick and soft. Nothing full-on since the eye makeup will be soft.
On the eyes I use simple mattes. Specifically NARS Madrague duo. Its perfect. But any matte eye look with natural shades works. The winged liner thanks to the amazing Kat Von D Ink Liner (because I just can’t be without it). And mascara. Lots of mascara. For lips I went nude, which goes with everything. I have been crazy about the Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Sable (from the Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix, which I can review if you guys want to hear about it, just let me know in the comments).
What makeup do you wear when you are feeling minimal? Any products you have been loving? Oh and happy Halloween! I need to get into really intense Halloween makeup (which I did not this year) but maybe next year. I’m one of those people who can never think of a good costume and end up figuring something out the night of from the contents of my closet. I always tell myself I’ll be better next year and so far, I have not been. Lol. Oh well.