Last updated on March 6th, 2019
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I’m a makeup lover at heart. This is by no means an ultra-minimalist makeup collection. It’s more of an ultra-curated makeup kit, that contains all the makeup you’ll ever need.
Save for a super special occasion where you decide you *want* (not need) a glittery eyeliner, or neon yellow eyeshadow, or a black lipstick, this makeup kit has it all.
This is my personal kit that I keep handy on a daily basis. Full disclosure, some of the products I have here aren’t my absolute favorites, but they serve their purposes. Since I am on a minimalism journey, I am working through what I have before purchasing anything new. I will definitely update when I find a new favorite to replace any of the items you see here. Each one of my picks are here to fulfill a specific need. No “willy nilly” makeup clutter here! (P.S. Has anyone noticed that’s been my favorite saying lately? Comment below and make fun of me!)
Whether I’m in the mood for a “no-makeup” look, or am in need of a “full glam” day, this curated makeup collection never lets me down. Follow my specific structure for the perfect balance between minimal and variety. Switch out the products as necessary to work for your skin type and complexion. You *can* have the best of both worlds!
Complexion BasicsNeutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy Sunscreen Stick for Face and Body, SPF 70 // This sunscreen stick protects me from the sun, and smoothes my skin at the same time. Plus it is super easy to travel with and doesn’t break me out.
SHOP >> AmazonTarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 // Gives a sheer wash of color by itself on natural makeup days. Smoothes pores and locks foundation and concealer in place for secure coverage all day. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation // Stick foundations are awesome because they are easy to apply all over or just in specific areas, they’re less messy, plus they’re TSA friendly.
SHOP >> SephoraMaybelline FIT ME! Concealer // A medium coverage concealer that is great for lightweight coverage on natural makeup days. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer // This is my workhorse concealer for when I need full coverage due to lack of sleep or a huge breakout! Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder // Everyone needs a good, “no frills” pressed setting powder. This one controls oil and doesn’t look cake-y on my skin.
SHOP >> Amazon
Face ColorsToo Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer // It’s matte and it smells like chocolate. It’s basically the perfect bronzer. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Opal // You really only need one good highlighter and it will work in so many situations! This one is buttery smooth and the neutral shade can blend in and look natural, or be layered up for a strobe effect. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso // A warm, shimmery blush is a must for summer days, or when you just want to brighten up your face. This one is an OG favorite of mine. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty // Likewise, keep a matte, cooler-toned blush on hand for professional events, cold weather, or when you really want to control the amount of shine on your face.
SHOP >> Sephora
Eye Makeup BasicsSephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Eye Shadow Primer // Just a basic transparent eyeshadow primer. There are tons of options out there and this is just what I have for now. It’s working great, so no complaints here.
SHOP >> SephoraAnastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown // If you splurge on one product from this list, let it be this one! This pomade can be blended and feathered for natural looking brows, or applied heavily for “on fleek” brows. For me, it also doubles as a brown eyeliner. Can’t live without it. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara // I love this mascara, but I also love L’Oréal Lash Paradise. Pick a mascara that makes your lashes look peppy! L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Lacquer Intense Gel Eyeliner // Admittedly, this is the least used product in my collection, but sometimes a girl just needs some dramatic black eyeliner. I keep it on hand for special occasions, or when I’m just in a dark kind of mood.
Eye Makeup ColorsMaybelline Eyestudio ColorTattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadow // A nude-toned cream eyeshadow can be worn on its own for a bit of color and coverage on your eyelids, and it makes a great base for colorful and shimmery powder eyeshadows. Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette // This little matte palette contains everything you need for a contoured eyeshadow look. The deepest shade also makes a lovely quick eyeliner. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette // This a great everyday eyeshadow palette for days when I just don’t know what to do. It offers some mattes, some shimmers, some brightening shades, and some deepening shades. Basically everything you could ever need.
A fun eyeshadow palette that YOU love
This is where you get to personalize your minimal makeup kit. After all, it won’t remain minimal if you aren’t happy with what you have! Choose something that is a bit out of your comfort zone, but not so far out that you won’t use it. For some this might mean palette of bright colors and for others it might be a selection of shiny metallics. Whatever draws you in and won’t let go!Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette // This palette is gorgeous and a great choice if you love bold warm shades and jewel tones. Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette // For my more neutral loving gals, this palette has a pretty array of muted shades dressed up in the most gorgeous shimmer & glitter. Not to mention, ABH eyeshadows are some of my absolute favorites.
LipsAnastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Peony // A soft and natural your lips but better shade of lip gloss. Matches any makeup look and perfect for everyday. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Cherry Moon // A great red lipstick is a must. I prefer a matte liquid lipstick because I can set it and forget it! Seriously, no on-the-go millennial has time to babysit her lipstick all night.
SHOP >> SephoraKat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita // This is my daytime boss lady lipstick. Something about a brown-ish matte lipstick makes me feel so powerful!
SHOP >> SephoraClinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry // Clinique is my go-to for products that make my skin happy. When my lips are feeling dry and would positively revolt if I suffocated them with matte liquid lipstick, Chubby Sicks are perfect.
SHOP >> Sephora
That’s all for today!
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