A Minimalist Make-up Bag

This minimalist make-up bag is stripped right back to the bare essentials; we’re talking barely even there beauty. The tinted lip balm ...

A Minimalist Make-up Bag

This minimalist make-up bag is stripped right back to the bare essentials; we’re talking barely even there beauty. The tinted lip balm was thrown in as an afterthought and aside from that, only the absolute necessities (for daily wear) are included.

We often get caught up streamlining our wardrobe into minimalist perfection we forget to do the same to our beauty stash. Make-up expires and the amount of items we hold onto “just in case” have a tendency to pile up. Of course added extras are nice and not to banished, this is just a suggestion for looking at the bare minimum of what we really need, beauty wise, and taking a moment to consider the things we hang on to that we should really give up. While choice is nice, what’s ever lovelier is opening your beauty bag to find exactly the right products in front of you.

All these products can be applied without tools; no fuss just carefree beauty essentials.

A Minimalist Make-up Bag

L’oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Primer

The ultra-light “whipped” texture of this primer means it glides on smoothly, filling in lines, wrinkles, and pores; giving the skin a smoother, moisturised, and even-toned surface, helping make-up apply more evenly with a flawless finish.

Shu Uemura Stage Performer BB Perfector

A simple bb cream that is effortless to apply yet creates a natural complexion with light-medium coverage. The formula conceals redness and blemishes, disguises lines and wrinkles, and hydrates the skin while illuminating the complexion. Read a full review here.

KIKO Eyebrow Sculpt Automatic Pencil

Create well-defined brows in seconds with this automatic pencil with a chiselled tip and attached spoolie. The tip creates precise lines while the flat edge allows for delicate application and a softer finish. If you prefer an intense look, use the slanted edge for fuller coverage.

MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy

A soft pencil liner creates definition to the eyes and Teddy is a gorgeously warm chocolate brown shade that is a great alternative to the harshness of a black kohl liner. It can be smudged out for a softer finish or used to create the classic cat-flick liner.

MAC Technakohl Eyeliner in Risque

A little of Risque along the waterline and in the corners makes the eyes look brighter. Potentially not an absolute necessity but if you’re working with a minimal beauty bag, this little extra will help your make-up look fresh and natural.

Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara

Beautiful fluttery lashes with just a few flicks; this mascara is lightweight and reliable. The crisscross brush catches even the smallest of lashes creating long-lasting, smudge-proof, lacquer-black lashes.

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirage

A soft brown-bronze cream shadow that can be smudged onto the lids and used to create a smokey eye or a subtle finish, either way it’s a fuss-free application that looks good on everyone.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal

Fresh create SPF lip balms with an added tint that keep your lips hydrated and provides a hint of colour. Petal is a cute “pink blossom” shade ideal for spring/summer although Honey is a neutral alternative; there is a whole range of tints and tint-free options.

Carry-All Beauty Bag

This carry-all bag was handmade by Dianne Tanner. Fully lined with organic cotton and soft fake suede these multi-purpose pouches are durable and functional - they make the ideal beauty bags. P.S. Each piece is limited edition, shop the collection now.

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