How to survive on only 3 makeup products

Don’t think it’s possible? We’ll show you how

How to survive on only 3 makeup products
How to survive on only 3 makeup products
02 Apr 2018

How to survive on only 3 makeup products

How minimal can you get when it comes to your makeup products? According to makeup artist Larry Yeo, three is all you really need:

1. Concealer: “If it’s well-formulated and jam-packed with pigment, you can mix with your sunscreen or serum to create a sheer-to-medium coverage foundation-like product.”

2. Eyeshadow: “It can be used as an eyeliner, eyeshadow and even fill in your brows if the colour matches.”

3. 2-in-1 Cheek and Lip product: “These dual-purpose products that designed for both get your cheeks and lips covered.”

Want to scale back your makeup wardrobe? Here are our recommendations for multitasking basics that will get the job done. 

For the face
For the face
02 Apr 2018

For the face

Try Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, $68.

You’ll Love It Because It transforms any skincare product into a perfectly matching foundation

Used on its own, it works as a concealer to hide blemishes. Mix a few drops into your favourite skincare product (think serums and lotions), and it’s becomes a foundation — one drop gives you a sheer coverage while three drops (maximum) gives you a full coverage. 

 

For the face
For the face
02 Apr 2018

For the face

Try IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination SPF50+, $62.

You’ll Love It Because This all-in-one product cuts your morning makeup routine, giving you more time to snooze

This protects the skin as a sunscreen, evens out skin tone as a colour corrector, conceals blemishes, gives coverage as a foundation and brightens the complexion. It’s even infused with anti-ageing skincare ingredients — peptides, vitamins and antioxidants, to nourish the skin at the same time.

For the eye area
For the eye area
02 Apr 2018

For the eye area

Try M.A.C Girls Palette in Mischief Minx, $82.

You’ll Love It Because It’s a universal palette that can be used on the eyes, cheeks and even face.

This multi eyeshadow palette offers a good range of skin tone colours, making it very versatile as it can be used on the eyes, brows, cheeks and even to highlight and contour the face.

For the eye area
For the eye area
02 Apr 2018

For the eye area

Try Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Amethyst and Moonlight, $49 each.

You’ll Love It Because It can help you achieve a complete eye look in a minute

Line the eyeshadow close to the lash-line as a liner, smudge the line to get a wash of colour on the lids. And if the shade matches your hair colour, you can even use it to fill in the brows. 

For the eye area
For the eye area
02 Apr 2018

For the eye area

Try Diorshow Mono in 583 Animal, $49.

You’ll Love It Because The soft powder glides on easily, so it doesn’t irritate the delicate eye area

Applying with an eyeliner brush along the lash-line opens the eyes, sweep the colour onto the lids gives instant colour, and a light brush along the brows keeps them groomed and defined.

For cheeks and lips
For cheeks and lips
02 Apr 2018

For cheeks and lips

Try NARS The Multiple in Orgasm, $60.

You’ll Love It Because It can be used on the face, eyes and even the body

This pink shimmer-infused shade works well as a highlighter to accentuate the cheek, brow, and even collar bones. Used under foundation, it gives skin a warm glow while dabbing onto the lids works for an eyeshadow base or wash of colour. Use it as a lip colour, and voila, your look is complete.

For cheeks and lips
For cheeks and lips
02 Apr 2018

For cheeks and lips

Try Stila Convertible Color in Sunset Serenade, $TK.

You’ll Love It Because Its five flattering shades are perfect for all skin tones

This works well for many different skin tones and can be used on the cheeks and lips, and even on the lids as an eye colour option. The brown tone can even be used to lightly contour the face as well. When used as a lip colour, just remember to apply lip balm before to keep lips moisturised.

For face, eyes, and cheeks
For face, eyes, and cheeks
02 Apr 2018

For face, eyes, and cheeks

Try Make Up For Ever Artist Palette — XL Case (Case, $8; Artist Shadow, $24 each)

You’ll Love It Because It’s your very own personalised palette 

Be the master of your own makeup creation by customising your own palette, says Larry. For versatility, he recommends choosing a brown-pink tone as a blush, a neutral brown to match the brows, and three other colours to experiment with, which can include a light shimmer tone that can be used as a highlighter as well.

 

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