Do you know I use three different concealers every time I do my makeup? Yeah, I need a corrector, under eye concealer and a thicker one for blemishes. I did the math and couldn’t believe how many products I need to do a simple daily look. So I thought it would be fun to choose only five products to do my whole face. It was a bit of a challenge and I had to think really hard about what to use and what to skip and in the end I picked these five items…
As I don’t have any full coverage foundation (because I hate them and don’t need them) I decided to skip it altogether and use a light, very versatile concealer – Bourjois Healthy Mix. I buffed it in areas I need it the most – under eyes, tops of my cheeks, nose and chin, and layered it on spots. It has a beautiful natural finish and it’s the only concealer that can be used on its own (without foundation) and it’s undetectable on the skin.
If I’m in a hurry and have to use only one product on my cheeks I always come back to the Mac Blushbaby. It’s a gorgeous beige dusty rose, matte blush. It gives a nice wash of colour but it’s also sculpting so it’s the perfect 2in1. Plus I also dusted it on my eyelids, to cover the veins and give them a bit of colour and definition.
There wasn’t much thinking about this products as my lashes are almost nonexistent. Without mascara they are extremely short and straight so I could never skip this step. Today I used my recent favourite, Benefit Roller lash. It’s volumising, curling and defining at the same time. I love it!
4. Brow powder/eyeshadow
When I want a quick fix for my brows I rather use a tinted brow gel because it’s quicker. But for the purpose of this post I chose a multitasker – MAC Mystery eyeshadow. It’s not only the perfect shade for filling in my brows but also looks great as a liner and eye crease shade. To define the eye I applied in under my lower lash line and in the outer V and over the crease on my lid.
At last, to bring some life and summer feel to this very minimal & nude look I picked a bright glossy lipstick. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in the shade 19 ‘Fuchsia in Rage’ is one of my favourite shades ever and I love how it brightens up my whole face.
So this is my 5 product face! I wasn’t sure about it at first but I really like the look! It’s quick and simple but doesn’t look “unfinished”.
And what about you? What would you choose if you could use only 5 products to your makeup?
Your five product face looks like my twenty product face
Haha I was really surprised how well put together it looked too! I usually use about 15 products If I used foundation it would be a flawless look.
omg Sue you look so beautiful! I love the YSL lipstick you’re wearing <3
Thank you honey <3