My Minimalist Makeup

May 2, 2017

My Minimalist Makeup | Alyssa Pacaut

As a minimalist, it’s probably no surprise that my makeup is pared down.

Most days I go with a natural look with a light foundation and some bronzer. When I want to dress up a bit, I’ll go with a bold red lip or a cat eye look.

Here are the few makeup items that I own and why I wear them:

Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup: Why I still need to fight pimples in my thirties is beyond me? But, god, do I love this foundation. It gives coverage but goes on light. It somehow magically fights zee acne so that I only get one or two zits a month. It’s also fairly affordable given that it lasts about 6 months.

Hoola Matte Bronzer: Typically, I’m not loyal to products or brands but me and this bronzer go way back. Sure, it amuses my highschool girlfriends that I still have this product in my arsenal, but it’s all with reason! The color goes on natural and gives me that sun-kissed look. Plus, I’m a sucker for the packaging and the cute square-shaped brush.

Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick: Ahhhh, la rouge. Nothing makes me feel more Parisian than wearing an almost-bare face with lips in the perfect shade of red. This one is a miracle worker because it goes on matte and hardly ever wears off. I get the travel size because I only wear it for special events or the few times a year that this grandma goes out.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner: I only started wearing eyeliner because of Brigitte Bardot. Oui oui, my French obsession runs deep and I’ll do anything to feel that much more francaise. Just like the red lipstick, this eyeliner is only a fancy occasion thing. Although, like a good (almost) French Girl, I never wear the eyeliner and lipstick at the same time.