I am a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I tried to bake, beat, and slay my face and failed miserably. For me, a slay is having filled brows, full lashes, and a cute nude lip. Sometimes I’ll be adventurous and wear a bold lip. Keeping that in mind I wanted to create a low-cost everyday day/date night/daytime look for my fellow makeup minimalist.You can take away or add depending on the look you’re going for. This is the perfect look for a casual daytime date and can easily be turned into a nighttime look. I did a nude lip but you can add a pop of color if you’d like. The best part is most of the products I used are affordable. Check out how I put this minimalist slay together below!
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation in Toffee
I love the process of getting ready for a date. Using a couple of coats of mascara to transform from basic to baddie is fascinating. Unfortunately, my transformation doesn’t last long and I’ll need a touchup. Luckily, you won’t need to carry your entire makeup drawer to look flawless throughout the night. All you need five products! Here are 5 must haves to keep in your makeup bag on date night:
This one seems obvious, but plenty women (and men) don’t carry a mirror with them everywhere. However If you’re like me, a mirror is a must have in your purse. You never know where you may end up so having one of these handy is helpful. Of course, if you don’t have a mirror you can always use your phone.
I didn’t know blotting papers were a thing until I was waiting to check out at Sephora. Honestly, they are one of the best investments I’ve made. Before I’d use regular tissue to remove excess oil ,but it left my skin feeling a little dry and ruined my makeup. Blotting papers remove the excess oil without sacrificing moisture and your makeup. These are a lifesaver in the warmer months. So next time you’re in line at Sephora grab some, these were only $8!
Even with the best finishing spray your makeup will move throughout the day. Bringing concealer or foundation with you is helpful for routine touchups to keep you looking as flawless as possible. I prefer having concealer over foundation because it’s easier to apply and less bulky. L.A. Girl Pro Concealer is perfect because it provides such great coverage it I can use it like a foundation and it doesn’t take up much space in my bag. It’s also easy to apply so you don’t have to worry about bringing a brush along with you.
I LOVE dates that involve food but I also kinda hate them because I always sacrifice my lipstick for them. Nothing is worse than seeing your favorite lipstick on your fork after a delicious bite of food. This is why I put my lipstick in my purse as soon as I finish applying it at home. If I’m wearing a liquid lipstick I also pack the liner, but this is optional.
This is something to bring with you on a date, to the grocery story, church, everywhere. Lotion should never leave your purse, EVER! Especially in the winter when just walking outside the door causes you to look ashy. Keep a couple travel or sample sizes on hand so you don’t end up like Ashy Larry.
Bonus Item: Mascara, because you never know!
What are your date night must have beauty products? Share below in the comments!
Happy May! Last month I had multiple “treat yo self!” days and did more shopping than usual. My bank account suffered but I ended up with a lot of great stuff! Here are some of my favorite things.
Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Vintage
I swear every time I go to Ulta or Sephora for one thing, I leave with 20 other non-essential items. That is exactly what happened when I went to replace my beauty blender. I usually avoid buying matte liquid lipsticks because I don’t like how they feel. However, I saw this color and just had to try it. I LOVED IT! It’s the perfect color for spring and one I think works with all skin tones. You can purchase it here.