Do you feel like you’re always running to your nearest department store to buy new makeup? Or perhaps you find yourself staring at your reflection in the mirror, wondering how you can look more put together without breaking the bank? Well, unless you’re extremely fortunate, there’s a good chance you may have answered both of those questions with a resounding ‘no’. The unfortunate reality is that most women are forced to spend thousands of dollars on cosmetics each year, simply because they don’t know any other way to look their best. But fear not! There are so many simple beauty hacks that will help transform your outer appearance without needing to fork out a penny. Here are our top Minimalist Makeup tips for going outside and staying naturally beautiful without using any makeup
Swap your powder for a spray
Women who use powders are often guilty of applying their makeup too heavily, which can lead to a shiny, ‘tacky’ look. However, if you swap your powder for a spray, you can easily avoid this altogether. Sprays can easily be used to lightly dust your face with powder, giving you a flawless finish that’s not at all ‘tacky’. They’re also a lot less messy, as you can control the amount of powder that gets on your face, so you don’t end up looking like a powdered Kardashian!
Don’t Forget the B.M.C.
By far the most important part of any beauty routine is your base makeup. Once you’ve got this down, almost everything else is a matter of preference (and skill!). So before you go off and try out the next beauty hack, make sure you’ve got your base makeup on point. We’re talking foundation, concealer, contouring, and bronzing. Making sure you’ve got a solid base is essential for a few reasons. First of all, it will create a clean canvas for your makeup. This means you can apply your cosmetics in a smoother, more even way, which will ultimately result in a more polished finish. Second, it creates a stronger foundation for your lipstick (or other bolder shades) to stick to. This is why it’s so important to choose the right shade for your skin tone. If you’re lucky enough to have naturally flawless skin, it doesn’t make sense to cover it up with makeup! So forget your beauty blender and brush away your imperfections with a fluffy sponge instead 🙂
Protect your skin with SPF
Just like you need a solid base of makeup to protect your skin, you also need a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin while you’re out and about. Trust us, the sun is out to get you. And it’s not afraid to show up when you least expect it. Yes, it’s beautiful out there, but it’s also super dangerous. And not just because you may burn. The sun can also seriously damage your skin with prolonged exposure. So be sure you’re protecting your skin from both harmful UVA and UVB rays with a sunscreen. You can find lightweight ones that are easy to apply and don’t leave you feeling cakey or sticky.
Keep your hair looking fresh
We know, we know. You’ve spent half the morning fussing over your hair, and now you’re going to go out and be seen in public? Yeah. No. Okay, let’s rewind. It’s no secret that sunlight can be damaging to your hair (and skin too!). So be sure to keep your hair indoors and under a hat while you’re out and about. Yes, you may feel self-conscious at first, but it really is the best way to keep your hair looking fresh. We’re not saying you have to wear your hair like that hat all day, but try to keep it out of the way whilst you’re out and about. You can also try a dry shampoo (if you’re in need of a refresher). These are a quick and easy hack that can keep your hair looking fresh and combed.
Lightweight makeup for sweaty days
If you’re like most people, you probably suffer from breakouts when you’re feeling stressed out. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there (and we’re not alone!). So how do you keep your skin calm and acne-free when you’re under the microscope? We recommend using a lightweight makeup remover to take off all your makeup before bed (yes, even your water-resistant products!). This will give your skin a break while also helping to ensure your skin is less fragile in the morning. Whether you’re trying to keep your skin clear while you’re studying or you’re feeling under the strain of a hectic day job, taking this step will help you to stay calm and confident.
Try a glow-boosting primer
One of the easiest makeup hacks that you can adopt is to use a primer beneath your foundation. You can use a glow-boosting primer to help your foundation look more natural, while still creating a flawless finish. You can even apply the primer with a beauty sponge to help you evenly apply it, without having to use your fingers.
Last, but certainly not least – don’t forget the eye makeup
While you’re at it, don’t forget to apply your eye makeup! If you’re wearing false lashes, brow pencil, or eyeliner, you’re simply not wearing makeup. Even if you don’t wear any makeup, you should never forget to take care of your eyes! For the most part, you don’t need to use a lot of makeup to cover your eyes and make them appear more attractive. Keep them hydrated with a quality eye cream, and always apply a natural eyeshadow that matches your skin tone. Your eyes are the first thing people see when they look at you, so make sure you give them the attention they deserve.
There are many makeup hacks that you can use, to make your makeup routine easier and more convenient. Whether you want to save time, or simply look better without makeup, you can find a number of easy hacks that will help you get there. By choosing to adopt these hacks, you can drastically reduce the amount of time you spend applying makeup, while still looking great. Don’t be afraid to go bare-faced, brush your hair before you wash it, and use a spray to powder your face instead of powder. These Minimalist Makeup tips will help you save much time for makeup.