Makeup alert! Since minimalism has become my lifestyle it felt very natural to share with you minimalist makeup hacks. Those really easy tips will help you save money but without limiting your stuff or throwing anything away. On the contrary, I’ll even unveil some of methods how to actually work with what we have. And I think that it is referring to everyone. We have like a zillion different books about decluttering wardrobes, finding our personal style, buying clothes consciously, eco-friendly etc. But when it comes to makeup – nothing. In my opinion, it’s very misleading. Not so rarely a concealer, a foundation or any other beauty product costs more than a piece of clothing. So it’s important to bring up this topic. I got the impression that either you’re a minimalist who’s not wearing makeup at all or you have full face glam. That’s why I came up with the idea on how to embrace your current makeup collection and avoid shopping mistakes in the future.
1. Customized palettes
It has several advantages that just outrun every single standard palette.
- You choose only those eyeshadows shades that you actually like and will use. Which means no more untapped ones.
- This is an environment-friendly solution.
- Palettes are reusable which means you buy only a refill.
- It is the most portable solution.
Especially if you travel a lot and you want to pack light it is a reasonable idea. I like to keep few single shadows packages so when I travel I only pick 4-5 ones.
Nowadays many brands providing customers with single items not only eyeshadows but also with blushes, bronzers, powders and much more. It’s not an issue to find some good quality but not overpriced products. And it’s always cheaper because we don’t need to pay for a fancy packaging.
2. Cut your tubes open
Sometimes it seems like an item is empty but instead of throwing it away try to cut the packaging open. I promise you’ll find more product than you suspect. It also refers to lipsticks. Use a brush to take out any leftovers from the base. It’s not only minimalist makeup hacks but it can be implemented other household areas.
3. Lipstick transformation
Matte lipsticks are everywhere. Lips became this forbidden spot for anything glossy. Despite my constant puzzlement on that topic, there is a way how to turn your beautiful shiny lipstick into a matte one. Apply a thin coat of your favorite non-matte lip product, hold a tissue over your mouth and dust over with a translucent powder. You can use a blush to spice up the shade. Remember to use only one extra thin layer of tissue. You can also repeat those steps to intensify the color and make the lipstick long-wearing.
4. Mixing shades
One of my favorite minimalist makeup hacks. Instead of buying new products – mix them! Basically, you can achieve loads of shades using only a few lipsticks. And of course, it works as well with powder products. There is a lot of tutorials on how to mix eyeshadow colors. But the lip products are simple to work with. As you can see below I’ve created this popular dirty pink shade with some nude with a drop of burgundy. My only advice is to match the finishing so the final texture will be cohesive.
5. Buy together
Everyone knows this feeling when you buy some outrageously beautiful pigment and you end up never using the half of it. Very often it’s just impossible to use up some item unless you are an MUA. Folding up and sharing the product is a great way to save money but actually, own something you want.
Probably you knew already some of this minimalist makeup hacks. I need to admit that the last one is the most challenging in my opinion. Number 1 and 4 were so natural to me that I didn’t even realize that it’s not so common. I honestly thought everyone is doing this!
So tell me which ones you already use and which one you struggle with? If you have further tips also share with us in comments!
(I’ve not included anything about multi-use products because I’ll prepare a separate post that will cover the topic.) If you liked it check my previous post about minimalism!
Hope you’re having a fantastic day, bis Bald!