Beauty Q&A: What is Skinimalism?

June 08, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | by L'Oréal

Skinimalism, a barely-there makeup look featuring glowing, flawless skin, is one of our favorite Instagram trends of the moment. The pared down, effortless look not only helps minimize your morning routine, it also allows you to focus on enhancing your natural features. To learn how to take a more skinimalistic approach to your summer beauty regimen, keep reading.

The Ultimate Skinimalism Makeup Routine 

STEP 1: Start with Your Skincare Routine

The key to this less-is-more makeup look is in your skincare routine. After cleansing your face, we love to prep the skin with a hyaluronic acid serum. One of our faves is the Vichy LiftActiv Supreme 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Corrector because it instantly plumps the skin and gives it a dewy glow. To lock in all that moisture, follow up with a lightweight moisturizer, like the CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. This oil-free hydrating cream includes niacinamide to keep the skin calm throughout the day plus SPF 30 for UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection.

Vichy LiftActiv Supreme 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Corrector

STEP 2: Correct 

To camouflage breakouts or discoloration without covering up your entire complexion, reach for a tinted moisturizer or a CC cream. A tinted moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Water-Infused Tinted Moisturizer provides ultra-light, natural-looking coverage for a fresh, glowing complexion. For a little more coverage, try the Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+

Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+

STEP 3: Amplify the Brows

Brows have the power to shape your face and can help dress up your face so you can go light on the makeup everywhere else. For natural, defined brows, trust us when we say that the NYX Professional Makeup The Brow Glue should be your go-to. This clear brow styling gel provides16 hours of hold and give brows a lifted look. 

STEP 4: Lengthen Your Lashes 

Add definition to the eye area with a few swipes of the L'Oréal Paris Waterproof Air Volume Mega Mascara. The lightweight, air-whipped formula lengthens your already gorgeous lashes and ensures they’ll stay fanned out all day.
L'Oréal Paris Waterproof Air Volume Mega Mascara

STEP 5: Get That Glow

Perhaps the most important makeup product to use to achieve a skinimalism makeup look is a creamy highlighter. The Tower 28 Super Dew Highlight Balm can be used on the high points of your face, on your eyelids and even on your lips. The best part? Not only does it give you a glassy, luminous look, but it’s also infused with skin-loving ingredients like chamomile and green tea extracts.


Photo: Sarah Duvivier

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