If you've undergone the life-changing movement of #konmari (aka the act of simplifying your life of unnecessary possessions), you know that a simplified life can not only vastly clear up some space in your home, but it can also improve your mental mindset. But, cleaning out your closet is thing—downsizing your beauty kit is something else entirely. For anyone who is ready to take the leap into a minimal makeup routine, allow us to present you with six beauty products to cut your beauty bag down drastically.
Any good makeup routine starts with skincare. This all-in-one cleansing stick from belif contains natural chamomile flower petals to create a soft lather to cleanse skin. The fresh blend encourages blood circulation, reduces dullness, and balance out skin tone. Plus, the stick design is ideal for a sleek vanity.
The next step to a pared down makeup routine is a foundation that can double as a skincare essential. That's just what you get with Perricone MD's lightweight formula. The fluid delivers a barely-there look that evens out complexion with a semi-matte finish. Formulated with skin-loving ingredients such as neuropeptides, this foundation is really more of a serum for your skin. Oh, and did we mention there's a built-in SPF 30?
Designed to be used as both a concealer and a highlighter, this click-pen formula from Laura Mercier gives a luminous glow for both the under eye area as well as anywhere you want a little extra gleam. The cushion applicator tip allows for precise application, while the sheer coverage lets you blend and build as needed.
Real Techniques Starter Set ($17.99)
There's no need to spend a fortune on brush that are just going to sit around in your beauty bag. This affordable buy from Real Techniques gives you the basics for a very affordable price tag. This eyeshadow brush kit is ideal for pairing with any palette. Plus, that storage pocket can't be beat.
Sonia Kashuk Instant Smoke Stick ($9.99)
Although we still suggest keeping a palette or two on hand (hey, just because you're a beauty minimalist doesn't mean you have to get rid of everything), having a good eye duo to take the place of a hefty palette is a good idea for a small makeup bag. This option from Sonia Kashuk delivers a smokey cream shadow on one side and a twist-up liner on the other. Use one or both ends for a look you won't forget.
A lip and cheek duo that you can use every day all day? We're sold. This find from NUDESTIX contains two very wearable colors that can double as lip or cheek pigment. Formulated with vitamin E and shea butter, these even can take the place of your lip balm.
What are you minimalist beauty necessities? Share with us your picks!