Thursday, 6 November 2014

Look of the Day: The Bare Minimum

Hi, everyone! Sometimes, particularly following a couple of wildly dramatic Halloween Makeup looks, you have to tone things down a bit. I don't opt for uber-natural makeup all that often, but when I do, it's quite the breath of fresh air! Today highlights just such a look- a bit of contour, glow, brows, and lashes. And that's it! 


Since the rest of the look was quite minimal, I did opt for a fuller-coverage, flawless base. I created that canvas using Revlon ColourStay Liquid Makeup in Buff, BeneFit Fake-Up under the eyes, and MAC Select Cover-Up NC20 on any redness peeking through. 

To add some dimension, I created a subtle contour with Inglot's HD Sculpting Powder #504 underneath my cheekbones and along my jawline and popped in some glow using the amazingly beautiful RMS Living Luminizer on the top of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose. For a gentle touch of colour on my cheeks, I swept a light wash of Inglot Fusion Blush & Illuminator #402, a lovely coral gold, on the apples of my cheeks. 


To finish things off, I defined brows with my trusty Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and added a few generous coats of volumizing black mascara, Clinique High Impact. I then treated my pout with the most refreshing lip treat of all time, Hevea Spearmint Rosemary Lip Balm, and fini! 


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Makeup in Buff (Combo/Oily formula)
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up NC20 (on blemishes and redness)
Powder: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot (lightly on t-zone) and Inglot Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 (all over)

Contour: Inglot HD Sculpting Powder #504 

Blush: Inglot Fusion Blush & Illuminator #402

Highlighter: RMS Living Luminizer

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe 

Mascara: Clinique High Impact in Black

Lips: Hevea Spearmint Rosemary Lip Balm


And a few more shots of the look:




While a look like this isn't in my typical comfort zone, it is ultra refreshing to sport an au naturel look once in a while. Kind of fun to just let my brows and lashes do the talking!

Are you a fan of a minimal makeup look? What are your go-to natural makeup products?

Also, as an update, I've got SECOND PLACE in the Savvyist Vampy Lip Challenge! I won a $25 Sephora gift card as my prize and I couldn't be more thrilled!! Thank you so much to everyone who voted. Your support means so much to me! xoxo

21 comments:

  1. You have natural beauty :) Sometimes I forget how much I love to wear more natural looking makeup. I've never tried Inglot, but you have me intrigued!
    xx
    Jenny
    www.mishmoshmakeup.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jenny! Inglot is so worth it- amazing shade range and quite affordable :)

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  2. I love these kinds of natural looks and they're the ones that I go for most often :). You look perfect, your skin is flawless :o!!!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Gita! To be fair, despite the "natural" look, I am wearing quite a bit of foundation. Three cheers for Revlon ColourStay's flawless finish :)

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  3. this is totally a my face sort of look! i always feel weird when i do eyes, cheeks and lips.

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  4. This is such a fresh look - I hate the "caked on make up" look and I don't know why some people find it attractive. This makeup looks so natural and works so well!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  5. Another beautiful look!! I don't normally do a more natural makeup look. I'm either really lazy and look kind of half done or go the whole yard with makeup hahaha!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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  6. Love the whole au naturel look on you. You've got excellent skin!

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    1. Thanks so much! Luckily Revlon ColourStay mimics great skin very well :)

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  7. Beautiful!

    Maria
    http://stylelistbyme.blogspot.com/
    http://instagram.com/maria_tatarskaya/

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  8. Like you say, sometimes minimal makeup feels like a breath of fresh air. I love my colors and smokey eyes, but I think maybe I'll follow your lead today and do something minimal. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Ingrid! Glad to have inspired you :)

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  9. wow what an amazing make up <3

    Hope you may visit my blog,too
    Your Amely Rose from:
    http://thebizarrebirdcage.blogspot.de/

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  10. So beautiful. ;-)
    Wish you a nice weekend...

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  11. love the natural look! you look so good.
    I have been trying to go more "natural" and not use as much makeup - give my eyes a break!
    - Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  12. I love this look! I especially love your highlighting and blush. Looks so awesome! Minimal can make a big impact! :)

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  13. pretty makeup! High Impact mascara is among my favourites!

    www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.gr

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  14. Love this look - so fresh and natural. Minimal makeup always looks so elegant, but I can't get over how "minimal" actually takes quite a few products lolol. Sometimes I try to do minimal makeup on weekends, but then I just end up using foundation, powder, etc anyways which kinda defeats the purpose lol

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)