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5 Celebrities on Their Minimal Makeup Routines

When these stars aren’t working hard, they like to keep their makeup routines minimal. Opting to just add a tinted moisturizer or some colour to their skin, these celebrities get by with just using a few key makeup products to create a simple, natural makeup look when they’re off-duty. Believing that it’s better to go natural than cake their skin in makeup, these stars are fans of a simple look and think less in more when it comes to applying it.

  1. Emma Watson

Emma likes a toned down look but likes to add structured brows: ”My speciality? I like quite a natural look, but I do everything really.  People underestimate the power of an eyebrow. I recently got my friend into penciling hers in, which she thought was such a strange concept at first.” 

  1. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth has a very simple routine, adding mascara if she’s working: ”It’s very minimal. After I drop my kids, I always exercise and then I take a shower and I basically just put on moisturiser – and that’s kind of it.” 

  1. Kate Hudson

Kate keeps it simple with eyeliner and lipgloss: “On a daily basis I’m as quick and natural as possible. I use Almay eye liner,  any lip gloss -I’m a bit obsessed – and mascara. I find that sometimes if you feel like you’re looking a little tired, an extra coat can be good. It’s almost more important to me than bringing powder.” 

  1. Kate Moss

Kate loves a dark eye: ”I just use a really good moisturiser regularly and sunscreen. I also love to  have a facial when I have the time and I drink lots of water. Black kohl is  essential for creating a classic smoky eye. [My best make-up tip is] to always  use eyelash curlers before applying mascara to really open the eyes.” 

  1. Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole wears a tinted moisturizer and adds colour to her look: ”Less is more when it comes to make-up – I don’t why young women wear so  much. On my days off my make-up is really minimal – tinted moisturiser, my  Stila Covertible cheek colour, lip gloss and a little bit of liner and mascara.”