Keeping Makeup Simple: The Best of the Best

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(Stick-On Pods from Container Store – Perfect for Behind-the-Mirror Storage!)

how I store makeup
(Z Magnetic Palette from Amazon; Makeup Bag from Target)

I really like keeping makeup simple. Younger people don’t need makeup, and older people look better with less makeup. Makeup is aging. Plus, I like the natural beauty look. The enhancing, but not painting over and changing facial structure. If you are like me – enjoy the natural look – you will really like this post.

I also enjoy having minimal clutter. Makeup is something that can clutter counters and cabinets fast. The above pictures are my two favorite ways to store makeup.

For me, keeping makeup minimal, it’s about being content with what you have. If you do not have the longest lashes, you can try 20 mascaras, but they will not change that fact. It is great to have a variety of shadows and lipsticks and perhaps blushes (if it doesn’t clog your skin), but outside of that, one liquid liner and one mascara is enough. It is like having two potato smashers. Some things, it only makes sense to have one.

Here are the makeup that I highly, highly recommend so that you won’t have to try 101 brands to find quality products.

Mascaras:
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (for those who like a conditioner and natural look)
Rimmel The Max Volume (for those who like big and bold)

Eyeliners:
Urban Decay Demolition (dark brown)
Urban Decay Rockstar (dark purple)
Urban Decay Bourbon (shimmery light brown)
Revelon liquid liner (classic)

Lipsticks:
ILIA’s Nobody’s Baby (nude)
ILIA’s Bang Bang (berry red)
ILIA’s 99 Red Balloons (truer red)
MAC Cyndi (beautiful pink)

Glosses:
RMS Lip Shine Sublime (light pink)
RMS Lip Shine Sacred (pink red)
MAC Nymphette (pink gold)

Blushes:
anything by Silk Naturals

Shadows:
MAC All That Glitters (shimmer cream color)
MAC Star Violet (deep purple shimmer)
Maybelline Shadow Quad Chai Latter (dark brown)
MAC Satin Taupe (gray purple)
MAC Ricepaper (white cream color)
Urban Decay Fishnet (iridescent light purple)

Concealers:
Silk Naturals Sleep in a Jar concealer (for under eyes)
Makeupforever Full Cover (for uneven skin)

Tools:
Sephora Pro Brow Comb #21 (for lashes)
MAC 217 (the only shadow brush you need!)
EcoTools Bronzer Brush (perfect for blush)

Brows:
Covergirl Brown Shaper & Liner

One thought on “Keeping Makeup Simple: The Best of the Best

  1. I’ve pared it down to 5 steps after I moisturize my clean face

    -1 primer (especially eye lids)
    -2 concealer on lids, under eyes, around red nose patches, lightly on lips and lately one the apples of my cheeks.

    -3 Fill in eyebrows if they are light. I skip mascara, but mascara is step #3
    -4 Blush or cream rouge the apples of your cheeks
    -5 Lipstick, one color Use a lip gloss only in the middle of lower lip

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