Minimal Makeup Routine

Originally Posted on February 7th, 2017

Guys, I haven’t been into wearing makeup lately.
Don’t get me wrong, I still own way too much and my kit is at full capacity.
I’ve lightened my load, but still feel the need to purge more. I’m becoming much smarter about my purchases and not buying as frivolously as I once was. (I’ve purchased only 3 new makeup products in the past 3 months!)
That being said, I still wear makeup when I work or if I’m going somewhere special. But it’s a very very minimal makeup application using mostly green beauty products. Here are the products in my current makeup routine:

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MAC Eye Shadows in Charcoal Brown & Concrete – These are my current brow products applied with an angled brush. I mix the two and lightly feather them into my brows just to fill in where I may need it. I then brush the products through with a lash/brow brush.
I’m personally not into heavily drawn on brows – so I like mine looking natural and a little imperfect. The effect a brow powder or eyeshadow gives is exactly what I’m wanting to achieve.




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RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Bloom – RMS products are a blessing. They are made with minimal, organic ingredients. Have a look for yourself hereTheir philosophy on beauty and products is also so refreshing. Essentially, their products double as skincare. You shouldn’t only be thinking about what you put in your body, but also what you put on your face.
This lipshine is a lovely cream texture that melts onto the lips leaving them hydrated and with the perfect pop of colour. It has a nice amount of pigment in it, but isn’t too “full on”. This colour gives me a “your lips but better” look.

BITE Beauty Multi-Stick in Honeywheat – I’ve been coveting this colour for quite some time now. Whenever I’d go into Sephora, I’d swatch the Multi-Sticks on my hand and wouldn’t really like the texture and consistency they were giving (probably because the testers were drying out). After waiting and waiting since their launch, I finally gave in. I’m VERY glad I gave in!
The product is very beautiful and very easy to use. A little goes a long way! They blend out beautifully, melt onto the skin with ease and are quite buildable.
Honeywheat is a very warm, medium brown, bronze with a satin finish. I apply this product all over the lid and bit under the eye using a MAC 239 brush, then blend it out with a MAC 217 brush. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just as long as it’s blended with no harsh edges.

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RMS Master Mixer – The Master Mixer is so multifaceted. With a beautiful Rose Gold finish, it can be used on its own as a highlighter, lip illuminator, or eye colour. But it really shines when it’s mixed with other products – hense the name Master MIXER.
I use this product by sweeping it over the application of the Multi-Stick on my eyes using the RMS Eye Polish Brush. It gives the eyeshadow the most beautiful, natural looking due.

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Once I apply my foundation, I use my finger to apply the Master Mixer above my cheekbones, up my brow, down my nose, and on my cupids bow for a natural looking highlight.

RMS “Un”Cover-Up in 11 – If I had to choose one foundation to wear for the rest of my life, I would choose this product. My skin can’t handle heavy duty, extra long wear, matte foundations anymore (Not that I ever could). I hate the way they feel and I don’t like how they look on me.
I’ve been taking extra special care of my skin lately and I believe it’s been showing. I want to show off my skin as oppose to covering it. This product has great coverage as it doubles as a foundation/concealer. But it can also be blended and sheered out. It melts beautifully into the skin and acts as a moisturizer as well. That’s because the main ingredient is Coconut Oil. It also helps when a foundation matches your skin shade perfectly. That’s exactly what shade 11 does for me. Until now, I’ve never found a foundation where I didn’t have to apply down my neck. So refreshing not having to apply product to my ears or down my neck! I only apply where I need it. 
This product does have a bit of a learning curve. There is a specific way to apply the product which favours a “skin to skin” application. This means no Beauty Blender necessary. However, if you mustn’t use your fingers, it’s recommended you use the RMS Skin2Skin Foundation Brush. It mimicks the feeling of skin to skin contact with it’s bristle technology.
My favourite beauty blogger, BEAUTY EDITOR, wrote a great blog post dedicated to the application of the RMS Un-Cover Foundation. It’s a very useful read!

Clinique Lash Power Mascara – Most mascaras smudge on me. It’s very annoying.
Clinique makes a Bottom Lash Mascara that doesn’t smudge worth a damn! Its staying power is ultimate. I figured if they make a bottom lash mascara with that kind of staying power, surely they must make a regular mascara with the same formula. Sure enough, they do! Lash Power Mascara is a tubing mascara which means it doesn’t penetrate the hairs or skin, rather creates a water resistant tube around each hair.

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Bonus, it’s very easy to remove with conventional makeup removers, micellar waters or coconut oil.

ILIA Beauty Multi-Stick in I Put A Spell On You – I love a good Multi-stick. Using this primarily as a cream blush, the colour is a pretty peachy, orangey, coral. I apply this using a Real Techniques Multi Task Brush. Covering one side of the brush with colour, gently applying on the high point of the cheek and blending out with the clean side of my brush.

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The product is very nicely pigmented and really hard to mess up the application.
I find this product a little too drying for my lips. But looks amazing on cheeks when my face is nicely hydrated. In conjunction with the RMS Uncover foundation, these two are a match made in makeup heaven.