Sunday, February 17, 2019

Barely There Makeup

You know those days where you just cannot be arsed with makeup? Well I have those days far too frequently and sometimes I would rather spend an extra 15 minutes in bed rather than spending time having to blend in my foundation. So I've picked my 4 must-have products to get that barely there makeup look which is just enough makeup to ensure that no one at work asks "oh god are you feeling ok?"

To start my base off I really like something to give my face a bit of life, especially if I'm not going to wear any blush or bronzer on top of my foundation. I have absolutely been loving the Mac Strobe Cream, and did an entire post on it here so won't ramble too much on about it, but this gives my face such a pretty glow and works so well with my BareMinerals 'foundation' base. 

For the base I always wear something that has slight coverage that can de-redden my entire face, something that only concealer won't do as you end up using far too much product and it just never blends in well. I'm sure everyone knows my love for the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel*, and it just adds such a light film over your face that doesn't feel cakey or heavy at all. It's basically a BB Cream, but I would even put it as a little bit lighter than that. It's quite hydrating but not too greasy so I don't even tend to set this on my Barely There days. 

For the eyes I literally can't go anywhere without mascara, I always feel like I look a bit like a mole-rat if I don't put ANY eye makeup on. I tend to always wear eyeliner in my waterline, but on these days the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara does an amazing job at almost adding almost a waterline eyeliner look as the brush can get so close and catches so many of my eyelashes. It's one of my go-to mascaras and hands down never fails me!

Lastly I just have to include a lip product. As this is such a minimal look I chose a lipstick that mirrors the barely there/glowy look which is the Clinique Pop Lip Colour 'Bare Pop'. This is such a pretty sheer glossy light-weight pink product that feels so moisturising and just looks so pretty. Clinique does some amazing products but even better, Clinique does 'bonus time' at different department stores in which if you buy two full sized products (one which needs to be skincare) you get to pick 6 miniature little gifts (most are miniatures although this lipstick was full sized product!) 

So there we go my barely there makeup, which I actually wore today Sundays are for either no-makeup or low effort makeup am I right? Let me know what your barely there makeup essentials are in the comments below! 


  1. Barely there makeup is pretty much my everyday makeup :') I'm a huge sucker for all the variations of natural, no-makeup looks. To achieve this look, I for sure need the It Cosmetics CC Cream, Maybelline Age Rewind concealer, and the L'oreal Lash Paradise mascara!

  2. The Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara is always a winner for me

    Candice |

  3. I've been reaching for the bare minerals complexion rescue so much! It's really such an awesome everyday base. I'm also a big fan of that maybelline mascara and pretty much every mascara from maybelline I've tried.

  4. I looove that Clinique Pop Lip Color for natural looks too! I feel like these lipsticks are not raved about enough, they're really good <3

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  5. I adore MAC Strobe Cream, it is absolutely amazing!

    Danielle xx

  6. These are some great tips! Thanks for sharing babe!

    Nahid |

  7. I love using the strobe cream under a light base too - I really like the radiant look it creates :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty


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