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7 Minimalist Makeup Looks for the Holiday Season

Whether you’re trying to put fewer products on your face, or you’re just looking to save some time in the morning, minimalist makeup holds all sorts of appeal.

But for some, the term “minimalist” can feel rather daunting.

Will I have to throw out half my makeup? Won’t my makeup look boring?

We’re here to tell you that 1.) minimalist makeup is not about tossing out your collection, and 2. ) it’s not about sticking to one shade for the rest of your life.

Minimalist makeup is all about embracing your natural beauty and having fun with makeup.

But we have to admit: it’s also pretty handy when you want a little extra time to snooze in the morning.

But if you’re feeling a little underwhelmed by the same look every tutorial uses, look no further. We’re sharing 7 minimalist makeup looks that are simple, yet elegant and unique.

But first, let’s go over some tips for your perfect look.

Tips For Mastering Minimal Makeup

1. Focus On One Thing

For a truly minimal exercise, we recommend that you stick with one feature to accentuate, whether it’s your eyes, cheekbones, lips, or your brows. This way, you can still achieve a polished look with less effort, less makeup, and in less time!

2. Prioritize Skincare

When you want to achieve a flawless, no-makeup look, taking care of your skin is key. This is great for skin in the long run, and it’ll benefit the wear of your makeup. When the skin is dewy and hydrated, your makeup will look less cakey and more natural.

3. Stick With A Color Story

Just because a makeup look is minimal doesn’t mean you need to give up color. In fact, you can actually get bold if you want! The trick to minimalist makeup, however, is to keep it fairly monochrome. If you’re using a peachy lipstick, try coordinating it with your blush, or even use the same lipstick as a cheek tint.


7 Minimal Makeup Looks To Try

Without further ado, here are 7 effortless, minimalist makeup looks to try this fall & holiday season.

1. Shimmery Eyes

Minimal Makeup Looks for the Holiday Season

The quickest way to feel like you made an effort on yourself? Try a pop of shimmer on the lids! This look adds just a touch of glam without trying too hard, and it helps wake up the eyes. And for some multipurpose magic, don’t be afraid to try some highlighter for this look!

2. Fusion Of Fuschia

If you love a pop of color and subtlety, this look is perfect. For this look, keep the face soft and neutral, and line the upper lids with a fuschia-colored liner, creating a slight wing. 

But how often do we have eyeliners other than black? Luckily, a high-pigment eyeshadow works perfectly! We especially recommend the fuschia color from our Trio Eye Colors.

3. Nude Lips

It’s no secret that nude lips are a timeless staple, and for good reason! Nude lips can make any makeup ensemble, but the trick is to go for a lip color that’s 2 shades lighter than your skin tone, and to stick with a formula that won’t dry out your lips. Hydrating Lipsticks are long-wearing and moisturizing on the lips.

4. Dewy Skin

You know what’ll never go out of style? Glowing, dewy skin! While a good foundation can certainly help, skin prep becomes a huge deal for this look. When applying your skincare, try incorporating a gentle exfoliant so your skin is extra fresh, and never forget SPF and a hydrating primer, like our Perfect 10 Primer Serum.

5. Full, Fluffy Brows

On those mornings when you literally have 10 minutes to get ready, what’s the best feature to focus on? Brows! Creating full brows is a quick way to add some oomph to your features, and you can do a simple fluffy brow in as little as 5 minutes.

For a quick fluffy brow, fill in sparse areas with a brow pomade, creating light, hair-like strokes.

6. Subtle Wing

If you can’t be bothered to work with liquid eyeliner, try a more subtle wing with a matte eyeshadow. This shape elongates the eye, but it’s much more forgiving than a liquid eyeliner. You can use black eyeshadow, or you can use dark brown, gray, or even a bold color like green or blue.

7. Bold-Lipped Beauty

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While we love a nude lip, we must admit that there’s something about putting all of the attention on a bold lip. Whether it’s a classic red, a deep burgundy, or even a sassy plum, this look is chic and effortless.

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