It’s time to put down the cakey foundation and black liner. The barely-there makeup trend is on the rise. But how to get the minimalist stripped-down look? Here are the items you need to pull off the effortless “I woke up like this” appearance.
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara Avoid “raccoon eyes” with this mascara from Maybelline. The gel lifts and separates lashes without the clumping effects that can come along with heavier formulas. ($5.99) at Ulta.
Benefit Cosmetics Ready, Set, Brow! 24-Hour Setting Gel Easy to apply—no having to match your brow color!—and quick to dry, this invisible gel will shape and set brows for 24 hours, keeping all stray hairs in place without looking too bold. ($24) at Sephora.
Glossier Priming Moisturizer Primer helps balance the skin, allowing you to wear less foundation. What’s special about Glossier’s priming moisturizer is that it’s full of antioxidants that help reduce redness and minimize pores, all while being cruelty- and fragrance-free.($25) at glossier.com.
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick This exclusive green shade, fittingly called “Frog Prince” will adapt to your skin’s natural pH level to create the most flattering shade of pink for your complexion. ($25) at birchbox.com.
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 Lightweight and full of SPF, this BB cream—or “beauty balm”—minimizes the appearance of imperfections and evens out the skin tone. With a hint of color, it is the perfect substitution for a foundation or concealer.($39) at birchbox.com.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener This liner not only helps you achieve a wide-awake look by lining your water line, but can also be used for shaping your brows to give you larger, rounder, and brighter-seeming eyes. ($20) at Ulta.