My makeup philosophy is pretty simple - less is more. When it comes to pulling myself together every day I tend to favor a subtle makeup look that requires minimal time and effort. In order to achieve this, I like to create a small capsule each season full of beauty staples that I can rely on day in and day out.
Today, I want to share my spring capsule makeup collection with you. Before we hop into it, I want to say that this capsule, much like my wardrobe, doesn't contain all of my makeup. That said though, it is most of it as I don't have a very large makeup collection overall. So, let's hop into the products I'm relying on this spring to leave me feeling fresh-faced and ready to take on the day.
In total, my routine takes about 5 minutes every day and consists of the same basic formula regardless of what I'm doing that day - special occasions excluded of course. So, to get me out the door in no time I like to do the following every day that I wear makeup - base, cheeks, eyes, lips.
That's it and each of these steps only contains 1-2 products that I love and know that I can count on to keep my look in place all day!
Below, I've outlined all of the products in my spring makeup capsule collection along with a brief description of why I love them and how I apply them in no time flat.
1 | HOURGLASS VEIL MINERAL PRIMER | This primer is the perfect primer for me during the warmer months because it prevents makeup breakdown without ever feeling heavy. Plus, it never leaves my base layers cakey or looking overdone. Instead, it just creates the perfect smooth base. I apply it with my hands in a downward motion like I would a moisturizer.
2 | BY TERRY CELLULAROSE CC CREAM | BEIGE 3 | I love this cc cream so much for it's lightweight coverage that's still pigmented enough to even my hyperpigmentation. Plus, it smells divine like roses and goes on evenly with minimal effort. To buff and stipple it onto my skin for a flawless finish I rely on my SIGMA F80 brush. It is very pricey though so I try to use this sparingly.
3 | BECCA AQUA LUMINOUS CONCEALER | MEDIUM | As someone that loves minimal effort, maximum impact products this concealer is just what the doctor ordered. It's super blendable, matches my skin like a dream and stays put for hours. I wear the shade medium and apply it with my E.L.F. concealer brush.
4 | LAURA MERCIER MINERAL POWDER | RICH VANILLA | On the days when I'm not wearing cc cream I LOVE this mineral powder. It gives the most flawless finish with little to no effort and leaves my skin feeling completely bare but looking airbrushed. My only complaint with this is that it pulls slightly too pink on my very yellow skin tone but I find that if I buff it in really well and apply bronzer I can fake it 'til I make it.
5 | BAREMINERALS ALL OVER FACE COLOR | FAUX TAN | When it comes to bronzers I love formulas that blend seamlessly with the skin and offer a reddy hue that compliments the tones my skin has when it's naturally sun-kissed. Combine that with my love for mineral makeup and you get a love affair with this product that has no end in sight.
6 | MILANI BAKED BLUSH | LUMINOSO | As a blush addict, I have more than a few in my collection but this one from Milani is quickly becoming a favorite. I love the subtle peachy glow that it gives my cheeks without being glittery or heavy. Plus, it's under $10 which can't be beat. Recently, I've been applying it with the Real Techniques Blush Brush for a light application.
7 | ANASTASIA BROW WIZ | EBONY | My hair is very dark (almost jet black) so I need an eyebrow pencil that is not only ashy but also very deep which is why I love the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ebony. This pencil is super simple to use and creates natural, defined brows that don't budge.
8 | ANASTASIA CLEAR BROW GEL | Once I fill in my brows I set them with the clear brow gel from Anastasia. I've been repurchasing this gel for years and am very happy with it but I think I'll try the Glossier Boy Brow the next time I need to replenish it.
9 | SHU UEMURA EYELASH CURLER | Before moving onto my eye makeup I like to curl my lashes to perk up my eyes. My curler of choice is my Shu Uemura because it's sturdy but not too strong and has the perfect shape for my eyes.
10 | MILANI KOHL KAJAL EYELINER | BLACK | On a day-to-day basis I stick to just mascara but when I want to define my eyes even more I have two eyeliners that I love. The first is this kohl liner that I use on my waterline and tightline and come back to time and time again because it doesn't budge.
11 | STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF EYELINER | BLACK | When I want to rock a cat eye, I love the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner because it's super easy to use, doesn't budge and offers a deep black, matte line every time.
12 | DIOR LASH MAXIMIZER PRIMER | Before mascara these days I've been loving this primer by Dior. I'm not usually one to add a lash primer to my routine but since receiving a sample of this one I've been quite impressed. This primer adds just the right amount of oompf to my lashes and I am very strongly considering picking up a full size once it runs out.
13 | CLARINS SUPRA VOLUME MASCARA | My mascara of choice this spring is the Clarins Supra Volume Mascara that offers supercharged lashes in just one coat. Plus, it doesn't flake or smudge which is a must for me.
14 | HOLISTIC SCIENCE LIP BALM | ROSE | The last step in my routine is always lips and for that I rely on tinted lip balm because I don't like the feel of lipstick. This all-natural option has bee a fave of mine for quite a while because it smells like roses and leaves the loveliest hint of color. Plus, it moisturizes my lips beautifully.
That's every thing! To go along with this post I filmed a little every day makeup video that you can watch below or over on my YouTube channel. I hope that you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time,