5 Minimal Makeup Hacks


Minimal Makeup

Minimal makeup looks are all about enhancing your natural beauty with subtle touches. Here are some ideas and clever hacks for achieving a minimal makeup look:

1. Natural Looking Skin:

Start with clean, moisturized skin. Apply a sheer layer of foundation such as Graftobian's HD Foundation Creams.  These are designed to be applied based on the type of coverage needed; they can be sheered out by mixing in your moisturizer, or as a full coverage foundation. 

Hack: Finish with a setting spray to keep everything in place, giving your skin a dewy, fresh appearance.

2. Color Correct:

Conceal blemishes and under eye circles with the right corrector shades and using opposite color theory. 

Hack: For a brighter under-eye area, use a peach or salmon-colored corrector before concealer.

3. Sheer Blush:

Choose a blush shade that is subtle and blends seamlessly into your natural skin tone. Graftobian's Cream Blushes  are super pigmented so just use a gentle swipe of the finger, sponge, or brush to apply. 

Once foundation, correction, and blush is applied, set with a light dusting of translucent setting powder,  which helps to lock in the foundation and create a smooth, natural finish, especially important for long-lasting wear throughout the day.

Hack: Double your blush as a lip color for a cohesive, monochromatic look.

4. Brows:

Brows bring focus to the eye area, so make sure to fill them in with a brow powder shade  that matches your brow hairs. Take it one step further by using the same shade in the crease of the eyes.

Hack: Opt for feathered, natural strokes rather than a solid fill for a more natural appearance.

5. Moisturized Lips:

Apply a chapstick or a very light amount of lip gloss  to your lips for a natural glisten. 

Hack: Exfoliate your lips gently with a sugar scrub before applying lip products for a smoother application.

BONUS - Foundation Application Techniques:

a. To apply foundation with a sponge,  start by dampening the sponge with water – this prevents it from absorbing too much product. Dab a small amount of Graftobian's HD Foundation Cream onto the back of your hand or a palette.

b. Using the sponge, pick up the foundation and apply it to your face with gentle tapping motions, starting from the center of your face and working outwards. This technique helps to create an even, streak-free finish.

c. For sheer coverage, you will blend the foundation with a bit of moisturizer on the sponge before applying.

d. For fuller coverage, use the sponge to layer the foundation, focusing on areas that require more attention. The key is to blend well, ensuring a seamless transition between the foundation and your natural skin!


Minimal makeup is all about striking the perfect balance between simplicity and elegance, enhancing your features with just the right amount of color and coverage.

Remember, the key is to celebrate your natural beauty, using these subtle techniques to accentuate rather than mask your unique features, leaving you looking fresh and effortlessly chic.

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