In this post I will be going over five reasons it works out to be a beauty minimalist and why I leave my skin practically bare. However, this doesn’t mean I’m not a fan and consumer of beauty products. On the contrary, I do buy eyeliners, lipsticks, blush, and skincare products. And I still love seeing beauty gurus do their thing on Youtube. This is just a personal choice that I made and one that many women are thinking about making.
1. Less to Monitor
This means less expiration dates to keep track of. I used to buy makeup products by the bunches just because it was pretty and I liked trying new looks. But more than half of the time, I wouldn’t even use half of the products. Unfortunately, it was a waste of money and space.
2. More Time on Your Hands
I don’t know about you but I know I have a toddler and time is something that I have very little of. And ever since I gave birth I realized that, in beauty as well as in life, less is more. The less products I have, the more time I have to accomplish other priorities. I honestly don’t have time to go through a whole hour routine just to put on my face. A handful of beauty products, including skincare, works perfectly. These products include: lipstick, eyeliner, blush, and my wonderful Clarisonic.
3. Less to Clean
This is a no-brainer for me. Especially with the little time I have, do you think I have time to clean 100 facial brushes? One or two brushes is okay for me. But don’t get me wrong, I do have a decent brush collection; I just don’t use them all at once.
Another time taker is washing your own face. When I use a lot of facial products on my face, it can be quite a process to take it off. I prefer to leave my face bare, save time, and not see my Clarisonic brush turn yellow because of foundation.
4. Naturally You
Nothing against beating your face cause I love how it looks when it’s done right but I am very bias when it comes to covering natural beauty instead of enhancing it. Our unique features are what makes us different after all. Completely distorting reality is a no no for me.
Personally, I’ve found that when I pile on products on my face and then go a day without them, I feel and look naked. I don’t think women should feel naked in their own skin. Why feel like your face should be covered when it’s meant to breathe?
5. Save that Money
This point, if not all points, is completely opinionated. I’m not here to tell you how to spend your money. But I am here to say that, in my personal experience, beauty is a major expense. Keeping up with the newest trends can leave you contemplating your purchases.
Now, if your purpose is to be a beauty guru and that’s your passion, then go for it! But if you just want to look good, why not invest in key products as opposed to every product? Trust me, a little bit goes a long way.