Minimalist makeup, natural beauty or “clean girl beauty” – whatever you call it, the pared-back aesthetic is here to stay. Less is officially more, so let your natural beauty shine and embrace a lighter touch.  

As you’ll be reducing the number of products you use, it’s more important than ever to focus on quality over quantity, investing in makeup that is fit for purpose. And when it comes to minimalist makeup, there’s only one obvious choice…

bareMinerals, Your Skincare Partner

bareMinerals are a leading name in the world of mineral cosmetics. Boasting a range that is infused with a host of beneficial ingredients, bareMinerals takes clean beauty to a whole new level.

Magnesium and potassium support the skin’s hydration, while silica blurs fine lines, wrinkles and pores. And it’s not just the inclusion of minerals that sets bareMinerals apart; it’s the nasties that you won’t find among the ingredients. Every product is free of parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oils and more – clean without compromise. 

Here are the best minimalist makeup tools to add to your beauty kit, courtesy of bareMinerals. 

1. Tinted Gel Cream 

When it comes to coverage, summer is the season to ditch the heavy layers of foundation and opt for a sheer tint of colour instead. Minimalist makeup gives the go-ahead to embrace your freckles and natural complexion, so swap out your winter favourites for a tinted moisturiser. 

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel Cream has a hydrating, oil-free formula that is particularly well-suited to dry skin. Available in a wide range of shades, the pigmented gel cream allows you to build just the right layer of coverage. And, with broad-spectrum SPF30 protection and 98% naturally derived ingredients, it’s kind to your skin and the planet.  

2. Blush

Rosy cheeks are a must for any minimalist makeup look, adding a touch of youthful radiance to your face. The key to achieving the look is to use a creamy blush that doesn’t cake or sit heavily on your face. Apply in a sweeping motion from the apples of your cheeks toward your temples for a natural flush with a little added lift. 

We love bareMinerals Bounce Blur Blush Coral Cloud for its luminous colour and soft-focus effect that hides fine lines. The weightless cream to powder blush is super blendable and can be built up, allowing you to tailor the pigment to suit your complexion. Choose from a range of stunning shades that have finishes ranging from satin to shimmer.

3. Highlighter

If ever there was a time of year to embrace highlighter, it’s now. Applied to the top of your cheekbones and any area where the sun hits, a light sheen of highlighter gives your skin a dose of radiance and a subtle glow.

Rich in luminous minerals and with no artificial glitter in sight, bareMinerals Endless Glow Pressed Highlighter is the summer glow-getter you’ve been waiting for. The talc-free formula has been designed not to crease, crack, or cake, with a pore-blurring action to create a smooth, photo-ready finish. Bring on the summer selfies. 

4. Mascara

Minimalist makeup is all about flaunting what you’ve got. So, play up your natural beauty with a mascara that coats, lengthens and plumps your lashes. Avoid clumpy, flaky spider lashes, and instead, opt for thin coats of mascara that look naturally thick and full. 

With over 600 soft bristles in its wand, the bareMinerals Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara perfectly covers every strand. Lifting and fanning your lashes for up to 10x more volume, this mascara offers serious oomph. With nourishing ingredients and a mousse-like formula, the weightless mascara looks as good as it feels. Wear day or night for doe-eyed, fluttery lashes. 

5. Brow Pencil

Full brows are the look du jour, so invest in a brow pencil to take yours from drab to fab. By choosing a shade that closely matches your natural brows, you can subtly add volume, shape and definition where you need it most.  

The bareMinerals Brow Master Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil is a cleverly designed all-in-one tool that allows you to fill and sculpt your brows in a flash. Water and smudge resistant, it includes a retractable, oval tipped pencil on one end and a spoolie for wayward hairs on the other.

In the spirit of minimal makeup, why not also use it as your eyeliner? Not only will the chestnut or coffee shade be a softer, more natural tone for your skin, but the budge-proof formulation locks it in place for longer.

With so many fantastic products that help your skin look and feel great, there’s never been a better time to create your capsule makeup collection. Embrace the minimalist look today.