I remember back in the day, i.e. five years ago, the five product face used to be a super popular topic in the blogging world. Especially now that I'm working a full time job, I can now truly appreciate the ease of having a go-to five product face for those mornings where you don't have a lot of time or simply can't be asked to do your makeup for the day. As I've mentioned before, I'm also in a phase now where I'm far less experimental with my day-to-day look, and I tend to stick to a core group of products that I know will work without even having to think about it. I also think that it looks super chic and cool when you have super minimal makeup, but spend more of an effort on your outfit.
The most important thing about a five product face, for me, is using multipurpose products. For example, I don't have to wear eyeshadow, but if you feel like you do using your bronzer as an eyeshadow is a good way to go. For me, the most important things that I focus on when I'm doing super minimal makeup are covering up my dark circles under my eyes and any redness on my face, defining my brows, and making my eyelashes darker.
Luckily I've been blessed with good skin, so I normally don't have a lot to cover in terms of blemishes. I normally use the Glossier Stretch Concealer, when I'm doing super minimal makeup because it can be used both under eyes and every where else to even out redness. The texture is also really great for being used on its own because it never looks dry or cakey and blends in easily just with fingers. I then use the Glossier Boy Brow in my brows just to give them more color and texture. In terms of eyes I really love just curling my eyelashes using loads of mascara on simple makeup days because it makes such a huge difference with very little input. My favorite mascara is always the Fairydrops Platinum Mascara. I also like to add some color back into my cheeks because my skin tone verges on Caspar the Friendly Ghost territory most days. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion is perfect for a five product face because it has enough of a glow to double as a very subtle highlight. The color also makes you look so incredibly healthy and awake (which is a department I often need help in). And last but not least is the Dior Addict Color Reviver Balm for lips. I normally don't wear lipstick on a daily basis, so especially for a simple makeup day I don't feel the need to wear lip products. However, the Dior lip balm is perfect because it helps to hydrate the lips, while adding a healthy pink color that is super flattering on any skin tone.