5 SECRETS TO LIVING AND LOVING MINIMALIST BEAUTY
This minimalist makeup philosophy is sure to change your beauty routine.
— Coco Chanel
— Leonardo Da Vinci
Thank you, Marie Kondo, for making decluttering a trend. Your beauty bag is no exception, so empty it out! If you are struggling to decide what goes in your minimal makeup collection, we suggest thinking of your furry friends and get rid of anything that isn't’ cruelty-free. What you should keep really depends on those products that spark joy. Basically, your staples and something that will help your natural beauty pop every once in a while.
As cliché as it sounds, no one looks beautiful hiding behind their makeup. For the minimalist, it’s really about enhancing those features that you find most beautiful and tempering the rest with subtly and simplicity. For example, drop a touch of color to show off those shapely brows (which are trending right now!), or use a tinted lip balm to let your lips shine with natural brilliance. What we’re really after is giving yourself a confidence boost, which is the most effective minimal makeup look you can achieve.
Ok, that sounds like three parts to a single rule but they do work together. Less is more when it comes to makeup but it’s also about your makeup being more versatile and multi-functional. A lipstick that’s also a lip balm, an eye-shadow brush that also works as an eye-liner, a face palette that works from your lips to your cheek, these types of products puts major benefits in one place. And, by combining, you will probably end up saving a lot.
We already have so much pressure during the waking hours of the day that your minimal makeup routine should not be another stressful moment. So, ease up on the quest for perfection because finding the right effect will have a greater impact. Also, use products and tools that are designed to help you quickly achieve those details and not slow you down.
Our attention is so consumed by the world around us and often times we lose track of who we are and how great we can be. As a result, we tend to wear makeup like a mask, hiding our true selves as opposed to enhancing ourselves. Minimalist beauty is about meeting yourself all over again and helping the real you be revealed. As you change your old beauty habits and improve your lifestyle, you’ll have more time and energy for yourself.