Looking to streamline your everyday makeup routine to save time & money? This post shares my best tips for creating a minimalist makeup collection with Beautycounter!
Imagine waking up in the morning before work & being able to confidently put on a face of makeup in 5 minutes or less! That is the beauty of having a minimalist makeup collection! Let’s be clear, you don’t have to live a minimalist lifestyle to pare down your makeup collection! Having simplicity when it comes to your everyday makeup routine will help to you save time in the mornings & will allow you to look your best with minimal effort! Feeling confident when you walk out the door is important to you, right?
Think of a minimal makeup routine as something that covers your bases & takes the guess work out of doing your everyday makeup. If you’re someone who doesn’t know where to begin when it comes to makeup or if you feel uninspired by your current products, you’ll want to keep reading because I’m going to share some practical tips to help you create a minimalist makeup collection!
How to Create a Minimalist Makeup Collection with Beautycounter
Step 1: Prepare Your Skin
In order for your makeup to lay beautifully on your skin, you will need to prioritize a good skincare routine! Before I started using Beautycounter, I used to wear much more makeup because I wasn’t confident with my skin & felt the need to conceal a lot! Now, my skin feels & looks better than ever because I have prioritized having an effective skincare regimen that I use morning & night. If you’d like personalized skincare recommendations, you can email me at email@example.com & I’ll get back to you! Or you can take this Skincare Quiz!
Step 2: Swap Out Your Heavy Foundation
Especially as you take care of your skin, you’ll want to show it off more! Heavy foundation can be one of the quickest ways to age your skin (a very common makeup mistake). By swapping out your full-coverage foundation for a foundation that offers light to medium natural coverage or a tinted moisturizer, you will immediately create a more youthful & effortless look! I always like to say, your skin, but better!
Step 3: Opt for Multi-Use Cream Products
It doesn’t get much simpler than multi-use products! Having a few multi-use cream products in your makeup bag can help cut down on the amount of products you use! For example, you can use Beautycounter’s Cheeky Clean Cream Blush on your cheeks, lips, & eyes. Their Satin Lipstick can be used as a lipstick & lip liner. And their Highlighting Balms can be used on the high points of your face & on your eyes! Talk about an easy button in the morning!
There’s a huge misconception that cream products are difficult to use. Not only are cream products multi-tasking, but they are actually incredibly user friendly & flattering no matter your skin type! For example, if you have aging or dry skin, I’d recommend trying cream blushes instead of powder blushes because the formula of a cream blush will give you a smooth & hydrated finished compared to a powdery, dry finish.
Step 4: Choose Complimentary Shades
By using products with complimentary shades, you are able to save time because you aren’t left wondering which blush goes with which lipstick, so on & so forth! Beautycounter does such a beautiful job with this. All of their shades are so complimentary of each other.
Step 5: Less is More
The key to creating a minimalist makeup routine is to focus on enhancing your natural beauty! Less is more my friend! To do this, avoid caking on heavy layers of products & instead aim for a light, natural finish that leaves your skin looking & feeling really fresh! One of my favorite things about my Beautycounter makeup routine is the fact that each product is designed to take care of my skin underneath while simultaneously complimenting my natural beauty by allowing my skin to show through!
Minimalist Makeup Products From Beautycounter
Think of these clean beauty products as a capsule wardrobe, but for your makeup bag! By having a minimalist makeup routine with only the essentials, you will be able to save time & save money because you won’t have to buy anything you don’t need or won’t use! All of the products below are also clean beauty, which means they are free of over 2,800 harmful or questionable ingredients! You can read more about Beautycounter’s safety standards here!
Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
This Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer is a dream for any minimalist makeup bag! I like to call it a real-life IG filter for your face because it will look like your skin, but better! This multitasking tinted moisturizer is a hybrid between makeup & skincare, thanks to black current seed oil, peony root extract, & vitamin C. Those skincare ingredients will help your skin feel firmer & look more luminous as you wear your Dew Skin!
Dew Skin also features SPF 20 mineral sunscreen, serving yet again, another use as you wear it! What I love most about Dew Skin is the sheer, lightweight coverage it provides to create a more even-looking, radiant skin tone. It’s my go-to for everyday wear!
Applying Dew Skin is as easy as it gets! Simply massage the product evenly onto your skin with your fingertips! See me apply Dew Skin in this reel!
Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation
When I want a move coverage than what Dew Skin provides, I love using my Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation. If you typically don’t love the way foundation feels on your skin, this formula will change your mind! It’s so breathable, it feels like your skin, & it features hyaluronic acid to visibly plump & hydrate your skin while you wear it! Depending on what you prefer coverage wise, you can build up Skin Twin to achieve light to medium coverage.
Skin Twin comes in 27 shades – I wear Light 230! If you need help choosing a shade, check out this foundation shade tool! To achieve light coverage, pump 1-2 pumps on the back of your hand & buff it onto your skin with a damp Better Blender. For medium coverage, pump 2-3 pumps on to the back of your hand & again, build & blend it onto your skin with the Better Blender. Be sure to wet your Better Blender prior to applying your foundation. By using a damp blender, it will help to activate the Hyaluronic Acid within the formula! Watch me apply Skin Twin in this reel!
Skin Twin Creamy Concealer
I don’t know about you but concealer is one of those beauty products that I cannot live without! I’ve been using this Skin Twin Creamy Concealer for almost 3 years now & couldn’t love it more! If you’re a long-time fan of Beautycounter, you might remember their concealer pen. The Skin Twin Concealer replaced that concealer pen in Fall of 2020 with its updated formula, an extended shade range, & gorgeous packaging! You can read my full concealer review here!
The formula of this Creamy Concealer is a dream! It’s lightweight, silky-smooth, hydrating, & gives the perfect amount of long wearing coverage! But that’s not all! It features powerhouse ingredients like knotgrass extract to help improve the look of your skin over time for a firmer, smoother appearance.
For under your eyes, use the flat side of the applicator to apply the product. Use your ring finger or a damp Better Blender to gently blend in the concealer. Dab the product outwards to create a seamless finish & build the coverage to your liking! If you prefer a brighter under eye, choose a shade that is 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone! For concealing blemishes & imperfections, use the tip of the applicator to place a dot of concealer over the problem area. With your ring finger or Better Blender, gently tap the area to blend in the concealer. Watch me apply this creamy concealer in this reel!
Cheeky Clean Cream Blush
I never enjoyed using a cream blush until this Cheeky Clean Cream Blush! This multitasking, mistake-proof formula is everything & the shades are absolutely stunning (I have all 8)! All 8 shades were designed to be flattering on everyone, no matter your skin tone! And remember how I said one of the main keys when you’re creating a minimalist makeup routine is to use multi-use products? Well this long wearing blush does exactly that! You can use the silky formula on your cheeks, lips, or eyes!
If you’re applying it to your cheeks, swirl your finger or brush on the compact & blend the blush onto the apples of your cheeks! You can easily keep applying more based on your desired look! Whether you want a sheer flush of color or a bold pop of color, you can do both with this blush! Applying this blush on your lips is super easy too! Swirl your finger on the compact & pat the pigment onto your lips until your desired color is achieved! Rub your lips together & you’re good to go! Watch me apply this blush on my cheeks & lips in this reel!
Brilliant Brow Gel
Don’t underestimate a good brow gel! This Brilliant Brow Gel is actually one of my most-repurchased Beautycounter products & an absolute essential in my makeup routine whether I’m wearing a full face of makeup or opting for a minimal look. Why? Because using an eye brow gel to shape your brows will frame your face!
I love this specific brow gel because it gives your brows a natural tint, it’s flake-proof, & so easy to use! You’ll want to apply the tiny brush directly onto your brows & comb the product through following the natural shape of your brow. I like to start on the inside of my brow & work my way out towards the tail. This brow gel will set your brow hairs where you place them. You can watch me apply this brow gel in this reel!
Think Big All In One Mascara
If you want a clean mascara that will give you the ultimate lift, length, & volume, look no further, this Think Big All in One Mascara is so so good. You can read my full review here! Mascara is one of those makeup products that instantly makes a difference in your appearance as soon as you apply it! Its soft, molded brush makes application effortless because it allows you to define your lashes from roots to ends without any clumping! The formula also features nourishing tripeptide technology to help support longer & stronger lashes.
To apply this Think Big Mascara, sweep the wand from the base of the lashes to the ends. If you’d like to add another layer for more volume, wait until the first coat is dry before adding another. Watch me apply this Think Big Mascara in this reel!
Every good minimal makeup routine needs a lip product! Beautycounter has a handful of amazing lip products, so if you’re not a lip gloss fan, they have sheer lipsticks, full coverage lipsticks, & lip balms! But back to gloss! I am a gloss girl through & through & this Beyond Gloss is my absolute favorite! It delivers high-impact shine with conditioning lip benefits. The formula also features a blend of waxes that help lock in moisture!
Applying this gloss is a dream thanks to the teardrop applicator! Simply swipe the gloss onto your lips! You can wear this Beyond Gloss alone or layer it on top of Beautycounter’s Statement Maker Satin Lipstick or Sheer Conditioning Lipstick! Watch me apply the Beyond Gloss in shade Clove in this reel!