The Minimal Makeup Routine

Rifle Paper Co Makeup Bag

I’m currently in my last several weeks of college, and I have been all about a simple, quick, and pretty makeup routine. On an everyday basis I’m using seven different products that give me a fresh look in just a few minutes. It’s perfect for those drowsy mornings when all I want to do is sleep as long as possible and grab coffee on my way out the door.

Rifle Paper Co X Le Sport SacFor my base makeup right now, I’m using the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation. This one honestly isn’t my favorite, but I’m trying to use it up. It’s a decent foundation, but a little dry for my taste. A lot of times I mix it in with my moisturizer and apply it with a Beauty Blender for a lighter finish.

I add the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight to my cheek bones, cupids bow, and anywhere else that I want to brighten. It’s my all time favorite highlighter because of its natural and not too shimmery finish.

My favorite blush right now is also from Clinique- the Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in the shade Melon Pop. It’s a pretty peachy shade that gives a pretty and natural flush.

For my eyes, I love the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in the shade Rio de Rose Gold. I apply a little bit of this to my lids and blend it out with my finger. It gives such a pretty metallic finish, and looks like it took way more effort than it does.  I finish off the eyes with a little bit of MAC’s False Lashes Mascara.

A brow pencil is essential for me, and I love the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. I don’t need much in the way shaping from a brow product, but I do need color (brown hair on my head, blonde hair on my brows! 😯 ) and this pencil is great for that.

To finish off my makeup, I’m loving the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in the shade Ruby. It’s a sheer tinted lip balm that just brightens up the face, and I love how moisturizing it is. It’s low maintenance and pretty, plus I love the packaging!

What beauty products do you love when you’re feeling the minimal look? Any recent favorites? I’d love to hear!

P.S. How cute is this makeup bag?!

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