I’m not a whizz when it comes to truly minimal makeup, I can make it seem that way, but honestly I use about thirteen different products before I get to a level of minimal that i’m content with, and hey, that’s okay. I’ll just leave Five Product Faces and anything below to Anna, because she’s the boss when it comes to the real minimal makeup. However I did have to give myself a little pat on the back yesterday after using seven makeup items – one of which makes for the tiniest difference, and one double step that could be completely glazed over in a “five minute face” situation.
It goes without saying that a pea sized amount of the Dr Jart BB Cream was my base product of choice. Illuminating, correcting and hydrating – this is the BB Cream of angels (in my opinion anyway). Followed up with a dab of Origins Planscription Concealer under the eye and the Collection Illuminating Concealer on blemishes and along the high points of my face – I’m ready to go. The Collection concealer can be taken out of the equation on good skin days and “oops I got up far too late” mornings, but today I was fannying about a bit.
My current blush of choice has been Neon Rose by Topshop. I loved this so much last year, and it’s been shoved to the back of the stash for far too long now. This week I’ve really fallen back in love with it, as it really brightens up my complexion. Teamed with the Jouer highlighter in Champagne along the tops of the cheekbones, I’m left looking fresh as a daisy.
To finish up I gave my brows the worlds quickest filling in with the Topshop brow pencil. It’s no good for shaping but when it comes to a tiny bit of filling in, I can’t fault it. The brush on the end helps me to groom them into place really easily too. I then slick one light coat of the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Orange Punch and lightly pat it in with my finger. It brightens up my face and just finishes everything off nicely.
Not only is this super quick and easy, everything (aside from the pencil products) is applied with my fingers, so I have another few days before a brush washing session is needed… *high five’s self*