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Minimalist Makeup Challenge – Look no.1

Since most of you know me through my old channel, KlairedelysArt, it’s not a surprise to anyone that I like makeup. I love the art of creating characters and looks that tell a story, but over the last few years the love has gone out of it. I’m not a fan of how much the makeup community has changed over the years. I think people tend to romanticize the “old days” of You Tube a little too much, but there was more of a caring feel at the start. Some truly incredible artist who were very quick to encourage their audience to use what they had, and not get fixated on buying products from “the best brands”. I’ll be the first to admit, there are some brands where the quality makes them worth every penny – ahem, sugarpill – my professional kit is full of many of those brands. But there are also some extremely good quality products from brands people ignore because they’re “cheap. I also think the line between what a professional makeup artist needs and uses and what you need for everyday wearable makeup has been confused a lot. I’m not going to lie, having two drawers of makeup is really nice, but it’s not necessary to create a wide range of looks.

What I’m using: 

  1. Klairs BB Cream
  2. Besame Lipstick in Dusty Rose
  3. Fatale Cosmetics Lipstick in Rita Rouge
  4. NYX Blush in Taupe
  5. Brown Eyeshadow
  6. Black Eyeshadow
  7. Prism Highlighter
  8. Urban Decay Primer (but I can also recommend the e.l.f primer)
  9. Black Lash Glue
  10. False Lashes
  11. MUA Mascara
  12. Barry M Black Eyeliner
  13. Lilly Lolo Powder (I pressed this myself) in the shade Porcelain
(Please note that any Amazon links are affiliate links) 

Things like skincare, lip balms etc won’t be included in this list. I still need to pick the last two products for this challenge, but I’d like to give myself a bit of time before I do so that I can pick products that reflect the looks you want me to create.

I want to try and show that you don’t need a full drawer of eyeshadow pallets to have variety. You can still have fun, create and express yourself with a very limited selection. To try and make this more interactive and not just the kind of looks I would personally wear on myself I’d like for you to share with me the looks you’d like to see me re-create. I’ve already had quite a few requests to do vintage makeup – which I will do – but I want to push it even further. What about a dramatic smokey eye? A Halloween mask? Seriously, anything! If there’s a look you want me to create tag me on Instagram or Patreon so I see it and let’s see how far I can push my small collection of makeup.


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  • Reply Iveta

    Ah, I need to try your method of applying lipstick! This creates much softer look that I love on you.

    5th October 2019 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Max

    Where did you get the small eyelash curler from?

    5th October 2019 at 6:33 pm
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