Recently, I’ve been opting for quick, simple beauty products that make me look a little more alive in a short space of time. Minimal effort, maximum impact kinda products. I’ve been loving using these products to create this minimal, natural makeup look.
I’ve been rather unwell for the past month, so have been spending most of my time sleeping to try to allow my body to recover. This has meant that makeup application has been extremely limited and on a strictly needs-must basis. My skin has also really taken a hit from being severely dehydrated (and my kidneys having a meltdown due to sepsis), so most of the products I’ve been gravitating towards are a little more hydrating than what I would usually opt for.
When I’m not feeling great, I prefer to wear light, minimal, natural makeup. I find that thick foundation can make me feel a bit icky when I’m not 100%; so I’ve not been wearing any. Instead of foundation, I’ve been using the By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum in the shade ‘Sunny Flash’. This very naturally evens out my skin tone and provides some much-needed colour to my lacklustre skin. To be honest though, this shade is a little too dark for me even when I’m wearing tan. However, I mix one pump in with my moisturiser which sheers out the pigment and it works out perfectly for me. I also kinda like this method as the serum is a very pricey product, so the fewer the pumps to cover my face, the better.
For lips, I’ve been sticking to sheer tinted lip balms. Again, By Terry has clinched the top spot with the Baume de Rose Crystalline lip balm. Another super pricey product, but very worth the price tag. It leaves your lips with a slight pinky-sheen that is beautifully hydrating, whilst simultaneously brightening your entire complexion. Don’t ask me how it does it, but it does. The thing I love most about this lip balm is that it comes in a tube with a doe-foot applicator. Perfect for carrying in your handbag. I love my Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm, but the tub makes it less than ideal for on the go. Germy fingers dipping in and out of a tub? No, thank you. So if you’re looking for the perfect tinted lip balm for everyday use, the Baume de Rose Crystalline is the one.
I’ve also been wearing some false eyelashes, as I actually find this quicker and easier to apply and remove than loads of coats of mascara. The lashes I’m wearing here are the House of Lashes Iconic Lite lashes – I absolutely love them! The lite lashes suit my eyes much better than the original, fuller lashes. I’d definitely recommend the lite and mini lashes if you find false lashes can overwhelm your eyes or look a bit too dramatic.
What products do you use to make you look a bit more alive?