The 5-items capsule makeup-bag – 100% cruelty free

First up...

Thank goodness for concealer and coffee!

Let’s start with the base: a good concealer. I am incredibly lucky with my skin (apart from being super fair but I made my peace with that a few years ago) so I don’t really use any foundation. But I would always feel naked without covering my under eyes in this gorgeous buildable concealer by milk.


I use the shade Light as it has orange undertones, which is perfect to counteract the blueish tones of my fairly average undereye. But if I had an extra long night in front of the screen or with friends, I layer this baby up and it NEVER crumbles or sneaks into any of my fine lines.


It also feels incredibly light and airy with hydrating qualities. So in other words, this is THE best concealer I have ever used. And I am in no way affiliated with milk (or any of the products I am listing today) so this is just my true adoration for this magic stuff! 🙂


My brows have more structure than my life!

Meet the Boy Brow. This infamous little wand is everything they say and then some. I don’t know how it does its magic but it shapes & fills my brows without looking too dark or (worse) reddish in undertone.

It is THE easiest and fastest way to have fuller looking brows that stay in shape all day.

And to make this even more fabulous, Glossier also added Atelocollagen
which helps condition and strengthens the hair fiber for better bolder regrowth. GENIUS!!

But wait, there is more ...

Let's add a little extra oomph

This is for all the Beauties out there, who (like me) have a few brow gaps here and there. In my case the very front part of my right brow. Why, brow gods, why??? :/

That’s where this little magic wand comes into play: the Bushy Brow by Lime Crime in Dirty Blonde.

I have tested MANY brow pencils and what sets this one apart is the extra fine yet firm tip. It allows me to draw on single hair strokes to fill out the front of my brow. The result: a microblade like finish that looks natural.

What more could a minimalist ask for?! 🙂


It's time for some drama. But only lash drama!

Another stroke of genius by the fabulous peeps at Glossier. This mascara is just IT. After decades of searching, I found my lash soulmate: The Lash Slick!

It curls, sculpts, AND lengthens! Teeny-tiny fibers coat lashes from root to tip to create baby-extensions, while flexible film-forming polymers lift and lock each fiber into place. MIRACLE! 🙂

And just like all the other products on this list, it is 100% cruelty-free.

The Finish line...

A powerhouse powder

I have been a big fan of e.l.f. products for years, even way before going cruelty-free because the price and quality are just incredible. Especially their eye make-up items. (When I am in between orders on the Glossier Mascara I get the e.l.f. Mineral Mascara – it’s simply amazing, especially for the price!)

My absolute favorite is their HD powder in sheer. It does EXACTLY what it says on the website! It creates a “soft focus” effect on the skin and helps mask fine lines and imperfections for a radiant looking complexion.

It’s basically a velvety hug that locks your concealer or foundation into place without ever feeling dry or caked on.

Et voila...

And there you have it. A short but sweet list of my 5 favorite make-up products, sure to make your minimalist heart sing.

Now… tell me what’s in your make-up bag? 🙂

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