We love a 2 hour long, full coverage, getting ready session as much as the next (and probably a little more), but sometimes we’re just in the mood for a minimalist makeup look. As seen allllllll over TikTok, we’re talking the bare minimum, ‘clean girl’ look, that still looks put together, effortless, dewy and radiant.
If you’re on the lookout for the best products for the job, from base to finishing spray, then you’re in luck. Scroll to discover 10 products that you need in your makeup collection to nail that minimalist makeup look.
SUPERGOOP! GLOWSCREEN SPF 30
As always, we’re starting with the base. Get your glow on every day with the Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF30. This SPF30 facial sunscreen helps to prime your skin for both makeup and makeup-free days, with a dewy (not greasy), glowy finish. With a sheer, liquid texture that adds instant, pearlescent protection plus a boost of hydration thanks to added hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, you need this.
MAC COSMETICS STUDIO RADIANCE FACE AND BODY RADIANT SHEER FOUNDATION
For a your-skin-but-better finish, add the MAC Cosmetics Studio Radiance Face and Body Radiant Sheer Foundation to your makeup routine. This sheer yet buildable (and waterproof) foundation delivers a sheer and radiant veil of coverage onto the skin, that keeps the skin feeling refreshed, hydrated and comfortable all day long.
MADE BY MITCHELL BLURSH LIQUID BLUSHER
Any liquid or cream blush should be your best friend when it comes to a minimalist makeup look, and the Made By Mitchell Blursh Liquid Blush is taking the crown for us. Available in a range of (ever growing) shades to suit all skin tones, this innovative liquid to powder blush is perfect for adding everything from a sheer wash of colour to a more sculpted, full coverage look.
PINK HONEY HONEY GLUE ORIGINAL SUPERHOLD
It goes without saying that a fluffy or laminated brow look is essential for that minimalist look, and we’ve got the perfect tool for the job. Pink Honey’s iconic Honey Glue Original Superhold adds texture and fullness for all day and night hold, making this brow product just what your minimalist makeup stash is missing.
DR. JART+ CICAPAIR™ TIGER GRASS COLOR CORRECTING TREATMENT
Perfect for treating blemishes, correcting redness and restoring skin’s strength, the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment is a must-have in any minimalist look. Wear it on its own for an even and hydrated look, or layer under your favourite base product for a little more coverage.
E.L.F. COSMETICS CAMO CC CREAM
Packed full of skin-loving ingredients, the e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream belongs in your minimalist base routine. This medium to full coverage foundation delivers a natural, hydrating finish to the skin, plus essential SPF30 protection. Basically, it’s a must-have for that your-skin-but-better look.
FRECK FAUX FRECKLE COSMETICS NEUTRAL
If you are already blessed with a bunch of gorgeous freckles then feel free to skip this step, but for the rest of us that need a little help, the Freck Faux Freckle Cosmetics is a must-have. Helping you to create realistic, natural-looking freckles that are effortless, buildable and long-wearing, you and this product need to get on a friendly basis.
BY BEAUTY BAY TECHNIDAZE JELLY LIP OIL
If you looked up minimalist lips in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure that a lip oil would take number one spot. Designed to deliver a never-sticky, super glossy and nourishing finish to the lips, the By BEAUTY BAY Technidaze Jelly Lip Oil is perfect for that hydrated lip look we all want.
MAC COSMETICS FIX+ MAGIC RADIANCE
Lightweight and packed with vitamins and minerals, plus glowing hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, The MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix + Magic Radiance is the finishing touch your minimalist look needs. Adding an ultra-illuminating, radiant and healthy-looking glow to the skin (without disturbing makeup), need we say any more?