My go-to No Makeup Makeup

There are just days when we need to wear makeup, but we dont want to put forth the time and effort to go ‘all out’. Today, Im going to share with you what products I use for those days.

I have not included skin care products I use everyday. And I did not include my primer, which can change based on how my skin is acting, as well as the weather that day.

The first items are my complexion products. It will probably surprise no one that my most used product is the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue. This ‘bb’ type gel is perfect if you like a light to medium coverage, and if you want to keep a more dewy finish, do not set it with a powder. I personally like setting it with the bareMinerals Mineral Veil loose powder because I get oily throughout the day. I use a stippling brush to apply the Complexion Rescue and a fluffy goat hair brush to dust the Mineral Veil over top.

I like using the bareMinerals 5 in 1 bb cream eyeshadow on light make up days. This also is used as an eye primer on my regular make up days. I like the shade ‘Barely Nude’ for both purposes. Just put a dot or two on your eyelid and pat with your finger to apply.

The one item I can’t do without is eyeliner. The Ulta brand gel liner is a great value and it performs better than some drug store brands. I got a few pencils during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale for $5 (I believe they are $12 usually).

The last product is the Trestique lip crayon. You can use whatever your favorite lip product is. I usually wear whatever tinted lip balm I have on hand, but the Trestique brand is long lasting.

So, those are the products I use on no makeup makeup days. What products do you use?



BareMinerals ‘Haul’

I will begin this post by just admitting flat out that my favorite makeup brand is BareMinerals. I don’t think that Ive ever used a product from them that I didn’t like. So, last week when I saw they had free shipping, I jumped at the chance to get a new kit.


I have had my eyes on this kit for about a month. It comes with Prime Time foundation primer, mineral veil finishing powder, a face brush, and a concealer brush already included. You get your choice of what type of foundation product, an additional face brush, a concealer or brightener, and a complexion product.

As you can see by the photo below, I chose the BarePro foundation, a blush, an eye primer (brightener), and I chose another face brush (it telescopes!)


I am so close to finishing up my CoverGirl powder foundation so I definitely needed something to replace it. Considering BarePro foundation is about $30, this kit was a complete deal ($89) especially factoring in the price of their face brushes.

Let me know what you think about BareMinerals!