Have you grown tired of the heavy makeup that needs frequent touch-ups? As much as we love makeup, sometimes there’s just a day when you just want to go makeup-free or look natural as you can be. Although we feeling quite guilty to admit this, sometimes when it comes to makeup less is more. Indeed, it may sounds cliche but that cakey foundation and over-the-top falsies, aren’t doing you anything good honey. In fact, when done wrong makeup can add a decade look to your face. Besides, the pandemic has really changed our makeup routine and more people have opted for a minimalist makeup look. So should you!

Going for minimalist makeup can be daunting if you have been accustomed to the usual foundation and baking routine. But fret not, because once you tried it, you’ll never go back! Just imagine the classic French girl look, with a natural complexion and red lipstick. It’s utterly gorgeous! Ahead, Beauty Insider has gathered all the necessary steps that you need to know on how to create a minimalist makeup look.

How to Create a Minimalist Makeup Look, No Foundation and Concealer Needed!

1.Hydrate and Nourish!

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Hold on! Although you can’t wait to grab your makeup and brushes, make sure to prep your skin first. The core of minimalist makeup is to focus more on the skincare routine. Hence, to achieve that natural glowing complexion, show your skin some love by applying a sheet mask or any other prepping treatments. Besides, this tip comes in handy as it ensures a smooth makeup application and flawless finish. You can either opt for your regular facial mask or use one of these products that we have listed down below.

Origins Flower Fusion Sheet Mask

Price: RM14.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Freeman Pore Clearing 2-Step Peel Pad + Mask

Price: RM14.89

Where to buy: Watsons

Miseoul Hydrating Soothing Mask

Price: RM10.90

Where to buy: Watsons

2. The Base


Okay, now we can proceed to the next step which is the base. Although makeup helps us to blur out all the blemishes, minimalist makeup is not about getting that perfect and poreless look. So, remind yourself to not aim for perfection look. Instead, it should look slightly undone and natural with the flaws that we expect to see in our skin. Go ahead and embrace your flaws like you never did! When it comes to the base for the minimalist makeup look, you can either opt for primer or tinted sunscreen. It’s entirely up to your preference. Some prefer to apply a primer as it helps to minimize shine and ensures the longevity of the makeup. You can apply it all over the face or simply dab it on the cheeks, temples, or nose.

Supergoop! Glowscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Primer SPF 40

Price: RM80.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Bourjois Bourj Healthy Mix Primer

Price: RM39.51

Where to buy: Watsons

Catrice Prime And Fine Poreless Blur Primer

Price: RM27.12

Where to buy: Guardian

3.Brows on Fleek

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Regardless of the makeup look you going for, brows on point can make a significant difference. Simply brush your brows upwards using a brows product and that’s it. It is super easy and it delivers neat-looking brows, without giving the impression of being ‘too done’. You can opt for clear brow gel, powder, or brow pomade, but know that each formulation delivers a different look. If you want to go for a soft look, we recommend that you use a clear brow gel, whereas a brow pomade is suitable if you want to attain that powerful look or if you have sparse brows. For those with asymmetrical brows, the brow powder will come in handy.

Glossier Boy Brow Brown (Brun)

Price: RM140.00

Where to buy: Zalora

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Price: RM46.00

Where to buy: Sephora

4. No Falsies!

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The next step for the eye makeup look is the mascara. We suggest that you opt for a mascara with a black-brown shade, as it looks softer than the regular black shade. You can skip the eyelash curler, but if you want to emphasize more on your eyes, you can either choose a mascara with a lengthening formula or use an eyelash curler instead.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Clear Brow & Lash Mascara

Price: RM26.00

Where to buy: Lazada

The Body Shop Brow & Lash Gel

Price: RM51.00

Where to buy: The body Shop online store

5. Blush for Bloom

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Any makeup look is definitely not complete with blush! Just imagine that rosy glow on cheeks, perfection! If you want to attain a natural looking flush, we recommend that you opt for cream based blush. Unlike other formulation, cream is easily blendable and it delivers a subtle glow. Although you may want to use a makeup brush or sponge, when it comes to minimalist makeup look it is all about using lesser products. So, you can simply apply it using your fingers as well! Besides, make sure to dab some blush into your crease as well to add a subtle pop of colour.

Glossier Cloud Paint Puff

Price: RM150.00

Where to buy: Zalora

Bite Beauty Daycation Whipped Blush

Price: RM147.00

Where to buy: Sephora

6. Kissable Pout

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Although wearing a mask has become a standard norm, it does not mean that you need to skip any lip makeup. Besides, we’re sure that no one wants to see a dry and chapped lips, right? Before you swipe that lip gloss, make sure to exfoliate your lips to eliminate dead skin cells. Besides, it helps to ensure a smooth and flawless finish. If you want to emphasize more on your lips, you can go overboard by applying a bright red lipstick. The key is to create a balance and pick the feature that you wanted to focus on more. Not sure which lipie to choose? Simply swipe a lip gloss and you’re good to go!

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip

Price: RM90.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Catrice Generation Plump & Shine Lip Gloss

Price: RM11.48

Where to buy: Guardian

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Lip Luminizer + Plumper

Price: RM110.00

Where to buy: Sephora

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