The Minimalist’s Guide to Makeup: Curating Your Beauty Collection

The 28 Holy Grail 'No-Makeup Makeup' Products Our Editors Swear By

Our Editors’ Go-To ‘No-Makeup Makeup’ Products

Are you a self-proclaimed fashionista who loves to jump on the latest beauty trends? Well, hold your horses, my friend! While I’m all for the “cherry mocha” nails and the latest trending CurlTok methods, constantly chasing micro-trends can be absolutely exhausting. Sometimes, what we truly need is a curated, minimalist beauty collection that speaks to our inner fashion goddess. After all, who doesn’t want their makeup drawer to exude calm and tranquility, just like their perfectly organized wardrobe?

Let me present you with our ultimate list of makeup products that embody the minimalist, no-makeup makeup vibe. These are the timeless essentials that will make you feel like the epitome of quiet luxury, without succumbing to every passing beauty craze. So sit back, relax, and prepare to fall in love with these truly essential products that you’ll want to repurchase again and again.

Skin Prep & Primers

  1. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer – This magical moisturizer is the ultimate primer for your skin, creating the perfect canvas for a flawless makeup application.
  2. Supergoop Glow Screen – Get that coveted lit-from-within glow and protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun with this multitasking product.
  3. e.l.f. Power Grip Primer – This primer will ensure that your makeup stays put all day long, giving you the confidence to conquer the world.
  4. Refy Glow and Sculpt Primer – Sculpt and enhance your features while achieving that coveted lit-from-within glow with this all-in-one primer.

Skin Tints & Foundations

  1. Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint – Achieve that perfect “your skin but better” look with this lightweight skin tint that nourishes your skin with its powerful serum formula.
  2. e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter – Get your radiance on with this glow-enhancing liquid filter that adds a healthy dose of luminosity to your complexion.
  3. Merit Minimalist Perfecting Foundation Stick – This foundation stick effortlessly melts into your skin, providing buildable coverage that looks like second skin.
  4. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter – Achieve that coveted red carpet glow with this Hollywood-inspired flawless filter that blurs imperfections and enhances your natural radiance.


  1. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Say goodbye to dark circles and imperfections with this cult-favorite concealer that provides a radiant, luminous finish.
  2. Tower 28 Swipe All-Over Serum Concealer – This lightweight serum concealer effortlessly covers blemishes and nourishes your skin with its hydrating formula.
  3. e.l.f. Hydrating Camo Concealer – Achieve flawless, hydrated skin with this camo concealer that offers full coverage without caking or creasing.
  4. Rare Beauty Positive Light Under-Eye Brightener – Say hello to bright, awakened under-eyes with this lightweight brightener that instantly illuminates and refreshes your complexion.

Bronzers & Contours

  1. Milk Makeup Sculpt Cream Contour Stick – Sculpt your way to perfection with this creamy contour stick that effortlessly enhances your natural bone structure.
  2. Saie Sun Melt Cream Bronzer – Achieve that sun-kissed glow all year round with this cream bronzer that melts into your skin for a seamless finish.
  3. Merit Bronze Balm – Get your bronze on with this balm that adds a natural, dewy warmth to your complexion, effortlessly creating a sunkissed look.
  4. Nudestix Matte Cream Bronzer – Achieve a natural, matte finish with this cream bronzer that blends like a dream and provides a subtle, sun-kissed glow.

Blushes & Highlights

  1. Merit Day Glow Highlighting Balm – Add a luminous glow to your complexion with this highlighting balm that gives you that lit-from-within look all day long.
  2. Saie Glowy Super Gel – Get that natural, dewy radiance with this super gel that effortlessly highlights and enhances your best features.
  3. Merit Flush Balm – Achieve a subtle, healthy flush with this balm that blends seamlessly into your skin, giving you a natural-looking rosy glow.
  4. Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Liquid Blush Tint – Add a touch of romance to your cheeks with this liquid blush tint that provides a long-lasting, natural-looking flush of color.

Brows & Lashes

  1. Refy Brow Sculpt – Sculpt and define your brows with this precise brow sculpting product that effortlessly creates the perfect arch.
  2. Refy Beauty Brow Tint – Achieve natural-looking, full brows with this brow tint that adds definition and depth without any harsh lines.
  3. Merit Clean Lash Lengthening Mascara – Get fluttery lashes that defy gravity with this clean mascara that lengthens and volumizes without clumping or flaking.
  4. Tower 28 Make Waves Lengthening Mascara – Make waves with your lashes using this lengthening mascara that provides a natural, fluttery look with its innovative formula.


  1. Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm – Say goodbye to dry, chapped lips with this lip butter balm that deeply nourishes and hydrates for irresistibly soft lips.
  2. Gisou Honey Infused Lip Oil – Add a touch of luxury to your lips with this honey-infused lip oil that provides intense hydration and a glossy, plump look.
  3. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil – Achieve the perfect natural lip look with this tinted lip oil that adds a subtle wash of color and nourishes your lips.
  4. Glossier Balm Dotcom Lip Balm – Say hello to the ultimate lip savior with this cult-favorite lip balm that moisturizes and soothes your lips, leaving them irresistibly soft.

And there you have it, my fellow fashion enthusiasts! With this meticulously curated list of minimalist makeup products, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect no-makeup makeup look that transcends trends and embodies timeless beauty. So go ahead, embrace the minimalist vibe and create your own signature beauty collection that speaks volumes without saying a word.

Tell us, which of these products are you most excited to try? Do you have any other beauty favorites that align with the minimalist aesthetic? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!