Minimal Makeup

I’m still on a bit of a minimal makeup mission at the moment. I think it’s a combination of the hot weather and me craving more time in bed in the mornings – we’ve all been there, eh! But I’ve found a nice little beauty product combo that has been getting me through the last week featuring some new products and maybe even a few surprises…

First up, I sense a rave coming on. After initially being disappointed with the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick formula compared to the Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimiteds, which I found to be of similar sheenly levels but much more pigmented, I have now come round to the Chanel balmy lipstick offering. I’m sure this has something to do with the colour I own, Evasion – it’s the perfect Summer light nudey coral and I can now forgive it for it’s poor staying power. This has been gracing my lips all week! For my base makeup, I may need to issue a retractment statement as I have been liking using a light dusting of the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Natural Beige. Now as I said, this doesn’t really work as a full on mineral powder foundation for me, but a quick layer all over with my Japonesque Powder Brush* seems to work really well – it gives a light coverage, is a good match for my skintone and gives a natural finish. Yep, I know – eating my words there! Some days I have been completely skipping concealer (though looking back at this picture I really shouldn’t!), and just brushing a small amount of bronzer or highlighter over the cheeks. I’m still stuck on using the Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Highlighter* (full review here), with my MAC 150 Brush all over my apples as it just gives a nice healthy glow to my face. Sadly all my eyelash extensions have fallen out so it’s back to mascara for me and of course that means rekindling my love with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers and the L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara. Not as dramatic as my lash extension look, but it’ll have to do!

So there you have it – not sure if my makeup can become any more minimal! In the warmer weather have you been cutting back on your slap too?

*PR Samples


  • your so lucky to have such lovely skin. id love to go more minimal but i have so many blemishes on my chin latley, bad times!xx

  • TattooedTeaLady

    Your make up looks flawless! Lovely photo, very pretty girl! xo

  • Beth

    you look beautiful, love your lip colour!xxx

  • you look gorgeous even with little makeup!

  • hedi_czmok

    you look so pretty 🙂

    xx hedi

  • You look beautiful!!

  • beckstar_xo

    can I have your lovely skin please!

  • Shenley Gallimore

    I’ve cut back this week even though I’ve had loads of painful spot, tinted moisturiser all week for me.
    Your lipstick is beautiful by the way! May treat myself…

  • Becky

    I know what you mean. During the week I have just been sporting concealer a touch of LM translucent on the shine and mascara blush and bronzer rather than a full foundation which has done wonders for my skin. Theres nothing worse than sweating foundation in the hot weather. 

    Beckys Makeup

  • you look so wonderful, very natural x

  • Leanne

    Your skin look’s flawless.

  • Megan

    You look absolutely gorgeous in that pic!  And I agree with the minimal make-up in this weather. I just cant be bothered to faff about with everything! 

  • You always look so lovely! I swear I’ve become such a minimalist (in the best possibly sense of the word) from reading your blog and watching your videos 😀

  • Naomi Creighton

    You look lovely, I wish I had your skin 🙁 xo

  • Sheilaoriordan75

    Yay, glad you are getting use of the lm! I have been using mine all week with the spritz of caudalie through the day to keep it Nice and dewy and have had 4 people compliment my skin!

  • You look gorgeous!

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • Hannah

    Can I ask how long your eyelash extensions lasted?? I had a full set of Mink eyelash extensions and lost alot of them within the first week!

  • Zoe

    Your skin is in such amazing condition, you’re so lucky you can pull this off!
    Jealous beyond jealous!

    Zoe xx

  • Eliza Powrie

    this look is so natural – I am definitely going to try it! Thanks! x

  • Jeannette

    You have beautiful long lashes, I think they look brilliant without the extensions.

  • Enjoy Online Bingo

    Looks like a great everyday make up. I use mascara no matter what and then a nude lipstick. I love that look! Thanks for the great post!

  • anothercinderella

    I’m on the look out for a mineral foundation now the weathers hotting up but not sure I’m confident enough to go without a medium/full coverage!

  • Sherrie x

    Great post, I agree I’ve not been wanting heavy foundation on. I’ve been loving the new Origins BB cream and also the Nars Tinted Moisturiser! x

  • Clay Butterfleyes

    Loving the minimal look on you, it really suits you ! xx

  • misspeony

    In this warm days, I use only Dior BB cream, Chanel sublime Mascara and Neutrogena lip-butter! That’s all.

  • Prettysleepybeauty

    Wow you looks completely gorgeous! I’m on a minimal makeup kick too – it just seems to feel more fashionable to me these days and a little extra sleep never hurt anyone 😉

  • Iqra

    I know this post is two years old (and coincidently posted on my birthday!!) but I saw it in the recommended posts and oh my goodness your skin looks amaaaazing! well it always looks lovely but you look so glow-ey and that extra bit gorgeous *_*

    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe