What do we like more than makeup? A short, minimal makeup routine that only involves a handful of products to help us look our best! “No makeup makeup” looks have become increasingly popular over the last couple years and we don’t see this trend dying down anytime soon! Gone are the days of applying thick and cakey foundations across our foreheads and cheeks and blending a dark, smoky eye out for hours. Quick routines that have us looking and feeling flawless with minimum effort is what we’re sharing with you today!
Back to the Basics
If you’re more of a simple gal, this 3 step look will have you out the door before you can even say “minimalist makeup routine”! Fresh, dewy skin is in especially as the temperatures rise so grab your favorite non-glittery highlighter, a tube of black mascara and your Swanicoco’s More than Smooth Lip Scrub. With your finger, tap your highlighter on the high points of your face (nose, cheekbones, inner corners of your eyes and chin). Blend! Swipe on your mascara for a little bit of extra length and volume then swipe on your lip scrub to gently buff away any lingering dead skin cells. You can then go in with a gloss or tinted chapstick and then you are DONE!
Is stepping out on the beach in style your thing? You’re not interested in wearing a full face but want a little something extra for your fun-in-the-sun day? This minimalist routine is for you! It’ll have you out the door in no time so you can enjoy all the sand, surf and sun! Apply a layer of Swanicoco’s Bio Cool Mint Sun Gel (SPF 50+!) to your face, swipe on a little mascara for an extra pop! then try loosely braiding your hair and then spritzing with our Refresh Hair Mist. Let sit until you’re ready to hit the beach and then undo your braids for the perfect surfer girl chic hair! Grab your favorite sunglasses and a beach towel and you’re ready to go!
Want to look in control and super polished without all the extra effort in the morning? This makeup routine is for you, boss babe! Start out with a BB cream – our Peptide Blemish Balm works great! – applied with your fingers or a damp beauty sponge for an evened out complexion. If you had a sleepless night or just stayed up a little too late, apply some of your A. C Free T Control for coverage on your trouble spots (bye-bye under eye bags). Look for a two-for-one lip/cheek stain to lightly dab on to your cheeks and lips, then finish with your favorite, drama-inducing mascara and you are office ready. Go get ‘em!
Is your full time job toting around a two year old? Or are you a whimsical soul, freelancing to your heart’s content? Either way, you still want to look good in the comfort of your home! Glow from within by applying a hydrating, day-time moisturizer then conceal what needs to be concealed with our A. C Free T Control (think blemishes, irritations or dark circles). Pop on a golden highlighter to the tip of your nose and cheek bones then swipe on a pinky-colored blush across your cheeks. Lastly, opt for a tinted lip balm for a “just-ate-a-popsicle” stained pout! You’re ready to take on the day, even if you don’t leave your home!