Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Minimal Makeup #1

As much as I love reading about it and shopping for it, I don’t actually wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis. Most of the time, if I’m honest, I’m happy to walk out of the house quite literally bare faced and not feel self conscious at all. I’m very lucky and have obedient, clear skin that is free of spots and blemishes.

But, like many, some days I wake up in the morning and may face looks dead. It’s at times like these that I don’t really have a choice but to wake my skin up a bit with more than just moisturizer. On my minimal makeup days, I like to opt for 3 products; a concealer, mascara and lipgloss.

After my moisturizer, I’ll pop on some concealer. To wake up my under eyes, I like to use my YSL Touche Eclat in shade 2. This magic pen conceals and brightens the bags under my eyes - perfect for erasing tiredness. It can also be used around the nose and above your Cupid’s bow to highlight. Sometimes, this is the only product I wear, although I do switch this up with Benefit’s Fake Up under eye concealer in Light. That also works a treat and is extremely hydrating, a winning factor for my dry skin.

Then, eyes brightened, I move onto opening them up a bit. To do this, I use my MAC Mineralize Multi-Effect Lash mascara in Charged Black . This gives a nice, natural lift to the lashes and separates them as well. To top off my very minimal makeup look, I’ll glide some lip gloss onto my lips. I have several ‘au natural’ lip products in my selection to choose from, but for this look I’ve picked Benefit’s Dandelion plumping lip gloss; a nice, natural shine to the lips.

And that’s my makeup done! What are your minimal makeup products?

Niamh x


  1. i agree, i dont wear much unless im going out :) my favourite is nars concealer, makes you look so awake with the tiniest amount of product!

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    1. Thank you - I'll have to try the Nars concealer out ! xx

  2. Just found your blog and I love it! <3 Love easy minimal make-up too!


    1. Thank you so much! It really means a lot, really happy you're enjoying it! Niamh xx


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