Is there such a thing as a minimalist approach to makeup and beauty? I mean, most makeup and beauty lovers tend to topple over the edge when it comes to these things, but I’m here to tell you there is a way to strike a balance.
You can be a minimalist and still love everything about makeup and beauty. Both sides of you can mutually coexist without any internal struggle. Now, the big question is “what exactly is the minimalist approach to makeup and beauty?”
Being a minimalist means toning down on some of the things most people would naturally be excessive about. It simply means you use less makeup or beauty products and you like to keep things at the barest minimum. The good news is it is something that can be learned and mastered with constant practice and a different mindset.
How To Be A Beauty And Makeup Products Minimalist
How do you incorporate the minimalist approach into your makeup and beauty lifestyle? It’s simple with a few easy steps.
1. Have A Minimalist Mindset
The first step to the minimalist approach is to have a minimalist mindset. Have the “less is more” approach to doing things. The natural instinct is to think of more, but we need to be aware that a little is just enough and that certain things can have more than one function.
2. Buy Less Products
Whether they are beauty or makeup products, you need to buy only the products you need. If you were to do an inventory of the products on your vanity or in your beauty bag, you’d find out that there are products you hardly use. Heck, you probably don’t remember the last time you used that face cream because the ad was so convincing.
Many times we buy products not because we actually need them but because someone we know used it at that time. Take time out to declutter your makeup and beauty bag and keep only the items you do need and constantly use. Doing this also saves you a great deal of money spent on these items.
3. Buy Authentic Products
Buying original products saves you a great deal of stress. These products tend to last longer, are more effective, and if they are makeup products they give a better finish.You will also be saving money. For instance, instead of having 4 ‘non-authentic’ foundations that won’t give you the best result, combine the money (add to it if you have to) and buy just one original foundation. You will 100% be glad you did. Not only that, you’d also be protecting your skin at the same time, while still maintaining a minimalist lifestyle because you won’t need that many items.
4. Have A Skincare Routine
One of the main ways to achieve minimalism especially in terms of makeup is to have really good skin, and this can only be gotten when you establish a skincare routine. Taking care of your skin is a worthy investment because you get to save more when buying makeup products. Also, who wouldn’t love to have beautiful natural glowing skin.
It’s a win-win situation when you start a good skincare routine. While shopping for skincare products, remember that less is more. It isn’t by how many products you use, but by how effective and consistent you are with these products. Get a few good products that have great reviews and have been tested and trusted and stick with them. Rome wasn’t built in a day so realize that it might take some time before you begin to notice effective results. So, be patient and consistent.
You can love everything about beauty and makeup and still be minimal about it. The minimalist approach can be applied to any area of your life and is not limited to beauty and makeup. If you truly want to cut down on the excess then take this approach and you’ll feel the difference.