by alexandra dabage
Recently, one of my favorite ways to do my makeup is by achieving that no makeup makeup look. Bright glowing skin seems to be all the rage right now, which is what coined the term skinimalism on Pinterest. The best part about it is that not only does it look effortless, but it is. You can do your makeup in less than 10 minutes while rocking that youthful glow just in time for spring.
The first step to achieving this makeup look is using a super dewy moisturizer as your primer. This sets the base of your makeup off with that natural glow while not overdoing it. One of my favorites for this look is the Pond’s Dry Skin Cream Facial Moisturizer which retails for $4.99. It’s a great steal but it gives you the perfect amount of glow for a minimalistic makeup look.
Now after the moisturizer, you want to apply your favorite SPF. This is super important to make sure your skin stays protected throughout the day while still giving off that youthful glow we want. This can be any SPF you want, just make sure it works for your skin!
When it gets to the actual makeup, the first thing you wanna start with is concealer. Make sure you opt for a dewy concealer. I know right now it sounds SO repetitive, but it's important to keep reaching for those glowy products because they're the key to achieving this natural look! As for concealer, I recommend a lightweight medium coverage concealer, but full or even light coverage will work as well. The best concealer for this is the Too Faced Born This Way concealer which retails for $30.00. It has the perfect amount of coverage, and it can be buildable for whatever you’re comfortable with. Apply this concealer in between your brows, the tip of your nose, your chin, and underneath your eyes. Make sure to hit the highlights of your face to really brighten those areas.
After concealer, grab a loose setting powder and lightly dust over those areas to set the concealer. Any loose setting powder works but my personal favorite is the Coty Airspun translucent powder because it lasts all day and is super lightweight. You can also add a face powder to lightly dust all over your face if you need to even out the tone from the concealer, but this is completely optional!
These last couple of steps really draw the look together. Take any blush and bronzer you have and gently brushing them over your face. For bronzer you can tap your forehead and your cheekbones, and then put a little bit of blush on your cheeks. Then take your favorite eyebrow gel, (personally I LOVE the Anastasia clear brow gel) and make sure you brush your eyebrows up. This really ties the look together and the fluffy brows enforce the minimalistic look we’re going for.
The last step is to curl your lashes and apply just one coat of your favorite mascara and you’re good to go! Attached below is pictures for all your skinamlism inspiration but remember there is no right or wrong way to do this! You can take this in whatever direction you feel comfortable with.
If you try this look make sure to tag us on Instagram, see you guys next week when we talk about beauty!