If bold, OTT glam makeup makes you uncomfortable, if your makeup is almost always as good as your skincare, then you can be easily defined as a makeup minimalist. In a world full of graphic eyeliners and bright red lipsticks, you dare to choose BB cream over liquid foundation and have no qualms about going the minimal route. Well, you’re not alone!

In fact, minimal makeup is the all-new trend that has taken the beauty world by storm. While minimal makeup for some is sporting little to no makeup, for others, it’s more about cutting down on makeup products. Also, you can now save your full-face makeup looks for parties and instead take the minimal makeup path for your daily makeup routine.

Here’s everything that a makeup minimalist (or one who wants to turn into a makeup minimalist) might want to know...

Tinted moisturiser/BB cream for the win
 

Tinted moisturiser/BB cream for the win

The basic rule of acing the no-makeup makeup look is ditching your liquid foundation for a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream. You don’t need no blush or bronzer. Simply start by applying a hydrating primer and follow it up with the Ponds White Beauty BB+ Cream - 02 Medium. It not just promises to hide spots and brighten skin for a natural glow but also offers protection from the sun with SPF 30. Just what you need to flaunt a minimal makeup look!

Elevate your lash game with falsies
 

Elevate your lash game with falsies

While your overall face makeup is kept to the bare minimum, it’s always a great idea to enhance your lashes. Fuller, voluminous lashes not just brighten your eyes but also add just the right amount of oomph to your no-makeup makeup look. You don’t have to go too dramatic, just add a pair of soft, subtle falsies to add some fullness to your natural lashes and at the same time keep your makeup well-balanced.

Go easy on the eyeshadow
 

Go easy on the eyeshadow

While a bold smokey eye may not quite suit the minimalists’ personality, it does not mean you have to steer clear of eyeshadows altogether. Use a thin angled brush to create a smooth black eyeliner very close to your top lash line to give it a barely-there effect. Also, adding a light sweep of brown eyeshadow that complements your skin tone on your crease line can add dimension to your look.

Brush your brows
 

Brush your brows

It’s okay to not brush your hair but brushing your brows is the key to enhancing that minimal makeup look. Start by brushing your brows and then simply grab an eyebrow pencil to fill in the gaps in your brows. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil - Dark Brown for defined, naturally styled and evenly filled brows. Reshaping your eyebrows and contouring its frame can do wonders in taking your minimal makeup game to a whole new level.

Love them nude lips
 

Love them nude lips

Toned down lip colours is essential for a makeup minimalist. While you don’t want to go OTT with bright reds and fuchsias, you can turn to nude browns and muaves to finish your look. And on some days, you can just grab your tinted lip balm to give your lips a fresh flush.

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