My Minimal Everyday Makeup & Why I Stopped Buying New Makeup Products


Last year I realized that I really loved the excitement that comes with buying and trying out new makeup products, but after using them for a few times I would go back to the products I was already using. For now, I don’t plan on buying any new products except for replacements of the ones I already have. The reason for this is because it is wasteful both with money and the number of products I end up never finishing. Sticking to what I already love has saved me both money and time getting ready in the morning. Since I am at a point where I pretty much have a favorite product for each step in my makeup routine, I thought I would share what my minimal everyday makeup looks like!

If you were to look into my everyday makeup bag (or drawer in my case), this is what you would find:

Glossier Skin Tint

This is a product I have been using on and off for almost 3 years now and it is a perfect lightweight, everyday base makeup. It gives my skin a more even tone while still letting my natural coloring show through. I apply this with my hands all over my face and neck and it is extremely easy to blend.

Urban Decay Concealer

Sadly this product has been discontinued with a new formula by Urban Decay, so I will have to go on the hunt for a new concealer soon.  I use this under my eyes and on my chin to cover up some redness. It gives just the right amount of coverage without being too heavy.

Soap & Glory Powder

I always use a light powder to set my makeup in place for the day.

Tarte Blush in Exposed

This gives the right amount of color to my already red-toned skin. A few swipes of this on my cheeks and I am good to go.

Nudestix Eyebrow Pencil in Ash Brown

This is my favorite makeup product I have ever used. As long as they make this product, I will be using it for my eyebrows. It is extremely easy to use and the ash brown shade is the perfect cool tone brown.

W3ll People Mascara

A simple, as natural as I can find mascara that doesn’t make my lashes clump. There is nothing more I could ask for.

Lorac Pro Palette Shade Pewter

This palette is a few years old and every day I use the shade Pewter for my eyeshadow. It is a cool tone slightly shimmery brown shade that adds the right amount of definition to my eyes. It will be a bit of a pain when I have to buy the whole palette again just for one shade, but the other shades are great for days where I want to try something new.

And that is a look at the 7 products I use every day for my makeup! There are plenty of days now where I tend to wear no makeup at all except for filling in my eyebrows, and there are also days where I like to wear a little bit of lipstick too. I have found that simplifying my everyday makeup and using the products I know I love has made getting ready quicker and more enjoyable.

I’d love to know what products you use every day and if you like trying new products or sticking to what you love!

7 responses to “My Minimal Everyday Makeup & Why I Stopped Buying New Makeup Products”

  1. I love this natural makeup look! Would love to try that soap and glory powder. Thanks for sharing what you use!

  2. Mercy says:

    I also stick to my tried and tested make-up products, nice to know that I’m not the only one. You look great in natural make-up look!

  3. Tina says:

    Perfect everyday amkeup – and I’m in love with glossier products at the time 🙂


  4. Melissa Kacar says:

    This is such a beautiful makeup look! I never tried any of these particular products, but they all sound great! I do love trying new makeup, but instead of buying a lot of the new releases this year I look at what I already have and if there’s anything similar or comparable to it in my collection. Having that outlook has helped me realize how similar a lot of makeup on the market is today and now I only try to buy products that are different and something I would get a lot of use out of. Thanks for sharing, I really loved reading this! 🙂

  5. Radi says:

    I’m one who buys make up when I completely finish with the old one. It works for me, otherwise it becomes too much.

  6. Allie Mackin says:

    I hear you about minimalism when it comes to makeup. I have a whole bag of old makeup I don’t know what to do with so I am being much selective now when I buy cosmetics. I am looking for a new eyebrow product I have not found one that I like I will have to check out Nude Stick.

    Allie of

  7. Marina W says:

    I love that LORAC palette. Your photography style is really nice 🙂

    – Marina W

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Hello! I'm Kara, a lifestyle blogger, photographer, and bookworm. This is my online space where I share life's simple moments, simple living + home interior with a few outfits in between.