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A Nykaa Editor’s 5 Minute Everyday Minimal Makeup Look

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Minimal Makeup Look

Minimal makeup has been dominating Tik Tok and our Instagram feed, with fresh-faced influencers serving juicy skin, some lash action, brushed up brows and a hydrated pout. Not to mention, the ‘minimal beauty’ trend or ‘clean beauty’ look has garnered over a million searches, making it one of the most popular beauty trends on the internet. But, have you tried and tested it out yet?

I’ve always been a less-is-more kinda gal and this philosophy extends to my makeup routine as well — think ultra dewy, healthy looking skin with a flush of color. Another reason why I live and breathe this trend is because I always find myself rushing to get from point A to point B and never really have the time to do a full face of makeup. Can you relate? If so, I’m here to show you how to achieve a minimal, everyday makeup look in 5 minutes flat. ‘Cus who's got time for a full face of makeup. Ladies, take notes.

5 Minutes 5 Products - that’s how I like to do it!

Your Skin But Better

We’ve all heard of the ‘your skin but better’ looks that celebrities and influencers have been obsessing over. But how do you achieve that and why is it key when it comes to minimal glam? If you’re looking for ONE product that enhances your natural skin texture without looking heavy; it’s tinted moisturisers. They come with an inbuilt SPF so not only do they deliver a flawless base, but they also provide added sun protection and keep your skin plump and hydrated.

I am someone that steers clear of foundations even on special occasions. This tinted moisturiser has been my best friend because of its breathable and lightweight formulation . What I love most about this product is that it is enriched with hyaluronic acid, a magical ingredient known to hydrate your skin and leave it glowing. So, if you’re looking for hydration, SPF and coverage, this is your best bet.

Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-in-one Tinted Moisturizer

Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-in-one Tinted Moisturizer

Flushed Cheeks

If I had to name a beauty product that embodies conventional beauty and convenience, it’s without a doubt a lip and cheek tint. Multi-functional, compact and travel-friendly, a lip and cheek tint is a one and done product we beauty fanatics yearn for. It’s a ride or die in my vanity and a little goes a long way.

I like to apply two dots of this lip and cheek tint on the apples of my cheeks, a little on the tip of my nose and a little on my eyelids; blend it in and voila your skin will thank you for how healthy you’ve made it look.

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint

Voluminous Lashes

For a mascara connoisseur like me, I rarely use the same mascara for more than a couple of weeks. I’ve tried 3D-printed wands, ball-tip wands, bottom-lash mascaras and even the japanese fibre mascaras. The innovation never stops and with that neither does the obsession around mascaras. But I've found myself obsessed with this waterproof mascara from Maybelline New York. Its jet black pigment coats every single lash, even the tiniest ones to create full and fluttery lashes.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

Tinted Lips

If there’s one product that you could apply in less than 10 seconds and that could make all the difference, it’s a nude lipstick. It’s probably the only product I touch up on through the day to brighten my face and add some colour. A completely nude lips can get lost in a no makeup makeup look, at least for me it does. So, I prefer defining them with a lip colour that’s just one or two shades darker than my lip color. And, this lipstick is pretty universal and looks like a natural flush under a clear lip balm or gloss.

DIOR Addict Lipstick

DIOR Addict Lipstick

The Glow From Within

To achieve an illuminated effect on high points of my face, I turn to an illuminator. An illuminator is a product formulated with finer pearls that could be used to add luminosity to the skin, whereas a highlighter can be more concentrated, sometimes with added sparkles and is meant for pure glow. An illuminator can be used along with your base, or under your base as well for that glow from within, natural looking shine. But how I like using it is to simply dab a little liquid illuminator on the focal points of my face for that all day glowy goodness.

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

These are the 5 products I swear by for a quick, everyday glam and I wouldn’t trade it for anything because all you need is 5 minutes.

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