Create a Gorgeous, Minimal Makeup Look in 8 Minutes

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8 Minutes

I’m excited to show you my favorite minimal makeup look. The best part of this makeup routine is that it only takes 8 minutes to apply.

I’ll show you how to apply a combination of face, eye, and lip makeup to create a lovely, everyday look.

The products I'm using today are from the Look Fabulous Forever range, made specifically for mature skin. However, you can achieve the same results with any brand of product.

Tools and materials:

  • Highlighter
  • Bronzer
  • Big makeup brush
  • Medium makeup brush
  • Blush
  • Eyeshadow
  • Cotton pad
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Mascara
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
Applying highlighter

1. Highlighter

Highlighter is a wonderful way to get your skin looking dewy and fresh. Spread some highlighter to the top of your cheekbones and blend it in.

I use my fingers to pat it in. I also like to apply some just underneath my eyebrows.

Applying bronzer

2. Bronzer

Bronzer is perfect for giving the face a bit of a lift and a soft glow. Use a big makeup brush and dip it in your bronzer.

Then sweep the brush over your cheekbones and lightly over your chin and forehead as well.

Applying blush

3. Blush

I use a gorgeous color blush called Desert Rose. Use a medium-sized brush and dip it into your blush.

Then brush the blush onto your face starting from the center of the area under your eyes.

Brush from the center, towards the upper cheekbone, lifting the brush up towards the eyeline.

Blend well and make sure you’ve got the correct level of color to add some lift to your face.

You can go back over the color with a bigger brush to help blend.

Applying eyeshadow

4. Eyeshadow

I’m going to be using a shade called Blue Bird. Place a cotton pad just underneath the eye to protect your cheek from color spillage.

Use a small brush to brush the color onto your eyelid. Blend thoroughly to make sure there are no hard edges. 

Applying eyeshadow

After you can also go in with a clean blending brush to really make sure the eyeshadow is blended thoroughly.

Hopefully, this will show you that even just one color of eyeshadow can pack a real punch.

Adding mascara

5. Mascara

As you apply your mascara to your lashes, wiggle the brush upwards.

Push the brush down into the base of the lash and wiggle your way up to really thicken the lashes.

This will help your lashes look longer, thicker, and better defined.

Lining lips

6. Lips

Start by applying lip liner to create a nice sharp edge. I actually like to apply the lip liner to the entire lip.

I find that if I don’t, often the lipstick will wipe away and then I’m just left with a line of lip liner which looks strange.

The lip liner creates a perfect surface on which to apply your lipstick. It will also help your lipstick last longer. 

Adding lipstick

Lastly, you can apply your lipstick and a touch of lip shine.

Minimal makeup look

Minimal makeup look

I think this is a lovely look, and I feel like I’ve achieved my goal of an easy 8-minute makeover.

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning my technique and are inspired to try it yourself. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. 

Next, check out our Judi Dench-inspired Tutorial: Soft Glam Makeup Look.

Suggested materials:
  • Highlighter
  • Bronzer
  • Big makeup brush
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