Bobbi's Beauty School: 5-Minute Minimalist Makeup

  • Written By:Bobbi
  • Photography:Ben Ritter

I love the way Molly looks without any makeup — she has impeccable skin and I adore the freckles on her nose. I wanted to keep this look super minimal, it’s something you can do in just five minutes and be out the door.


I started by applying eye cream and face moisturizer to plump up and hydrate her skin. She has some natural darkness under the eyes, so I used a peach-toned corrector to eliminate that shadow and added a concealer one shade lighter than her foundation on top. I added more eye cream and then set it with a little bit of loose powder. The extra eye cream really helped everything blend in.

I didn’t want to use a lot of foundation because I love the way her skin looks, but I used a little bit to even out her tone and cover redness around the nose, mouth, and chin. There’s often redness or darkness at the outer corner of the eyes, so I also applied some foundation here.

Then I applied a loose bronzer all over the face and on the neck. This helps make sure that the face and neck match, which is really important. Bronzer helps to warm up the skin on the neck. I finished with a natural pink blush on the cheeks.



Molly has really expressive eyebrows, which I also love about her. I filled them in using a brow pencil, giving them an arch and making sure they matched each other. The saying is that your eyebrows are “sisters, not twins,” but you still want them to have the same shape.

On her lids, I applied a light shadow all over to get rid of any discoloration. Then I used the same natural pink blush that is on her cheeks and applied it to the lids, and added a little bit of lip gloss on top. I love a glossy lid, especially in photos. I skipped the liner and added two coats of black mascara.


I kept her lips super simple with a pink lip gloss. No pencil, no lipstick. A really natural look.

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