A good wardrobe has a few versatile, basic pieces: an LBD, a structured blazer, a crisp oxford. These staples are the basics for several different scenarios, from the office to a wedding guest. Your makeup wardrobe follows the same arrangement; foundation, concealer, mascara, and lipstick are the building blocks for endless “outfits.” With that in mind, here is the first of five makeup looks that, once they become second nature, will give you a solid repertoire for any situation. I feel that too often we’re shown images that have been over-doctored, so all of the photos for these looks were taken in natural light with an iPhone - no fancy lighting, filters or lenses - so you get a great idea of how the makeup will turn out.
The first look, The Minimalist, is a quick go-to for weekends or running errands. It's a simple routine that will enhance features enough to show that you didn’t just roll out of bed. I apply a tinted foundation, a little gel eyeliner, fill in my brows, add a touch of concealer around my nose and eyes, mascara, and a little lip gloss or lip balm.