Makeup using only 5 products

5 product easy makeup beautyblog

This quick makeup was done using just five products. Those five products are actually the ones I’m using daily right now. This look is also something I’m wearing quite often – I would probably just change up the lipstick color, add some brows and maybe eye makeup, if I was feeling very extra.

I guess less is more for me this Summer.

I was challenged to do this challenge by lovely Laura from Laurantaina blog. Thank you Laura!

5 product makeup challenge

5 easy product makeup


Madara City-CC Cream 

I’m loving a light glowy base right now. And since it’s summer, SPF is important to me. I’ve been using Madara’s City CC Cream daily – it’s the perfect summer “foundation”. It evens out my skintone, protects from the sun and gives a natural glow to the skin.

*MADARA City-CC Cream SPF 15, Medium Beige

NARS Soft Matte & Radiant Creamy Concealer

Even though I use a light base, I still need a good concealer with some real pigment and coverage. I bought NARS Soft Matte Concealer from Italy, since I’ve been wanting to try out that formula. And I love it! It’s a more dry compared to the Radiant Creamy Concealer, but it’s actually better for hiding pimples. And it works for my under eye area as well. It’s very very pigmented, so a light layer will do. I have the shade Custard, which matches my tanned skintone quite well and neutralizes the blue under my eyes nicely. On top of that, I add a touch of my beloved Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Vanilla.

*NARS Soft Matte Concealer (US)  *NARS Soft Matte Concealer (UK) *NARS Soft Matte Concealer (EU)

*NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (US) *NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (UK)  *NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (EU)

Post recommendation: How to conceal dark circles & concealer tips

BareMinerals joy highlighter on face charlottaeve
Wearing Bareminerals Joy Highlighter as my blush & highlight. It’s gorgeous!

Bareminerals Joy Highlighter

Another product I’ve fallen in love with (yes, it’s that serious) is Bareminerals Joy Highlighter. I got gifted that from lookfantastic and I’ve been using it every day since. It’s a liquid highlight with peachy and pink tones. The shade reminds me of NARS Orgasm Blush – except this blends like a dream and isn’t dry and patchy. The shade actually doubles as a blush as well, if I’m in a hurry. It has fine shimmer in it and looks amazing on the skin. Amazing. I didn’t think I would love a liquid highlight, but this is something I’m repurchasing when I run out of it.

*Bareminerals Joy Highlighter (US) *Bareminerals Joy highlighter (UK) *Bareminerals Joy Highlighter (EU)

bareminerals Joy highlighter

mellow cosmetics Aria Lip Liner

The fifth product is also gifted from lookfantastic since I got it from their Beauty Box. I’ve found some great products from their boxes! This mellow cosmetics Aria lipliner is the perfect peachy nude color for me. Especially now since I have quite a lot of freckles and warmth in my skin, a warm lip color looks very nice on me. For this look I also smudged some of this on my lids for a quick eye makeup. A good trick is to add either your blush or your lip color to your eyes as well – it might sound weird, but using the same color all over your face looks good.

*mellow cosmetics Aria Lip Liner (US) *mellow cosmerics Aria Lip Liner (UK) *mellow cosmetics Aria Lip Liner (EU)

Post recommendation: lookfantastic Beauty Box – is it worth it?

5 product quick makeup

Now – I’m challenging Yiota from Pink Daisy Loves blog, Mia from Beauty Highlights -blog and Nena from Nena Sofia’s Blog! Create a makeup using just five products.

And if you’re a blogger reading this, I challenge you as well! Add your link to the comments and I’ll make sure to comment and check it out.

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  1. Yiota

    Thank you so much for this challenge Charlotta!!! Can’t wait to create my look using 5 products!!! Love the look you created, so natural and glowy!!


    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Thank you, can’t wait to see your look! <3

  2. Hei kiitos, tartun tähän ehdottomasti! <3 Mahtava idea!

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Jee! Ainakin on aika nopea toteutus, kun meikistä tulee väkisinkin vähän simppeli.:D

  3. Nena Sofia

    Oi vau, miten ihana meikki! <3 Ja hei kiitos kivasta haasteesta, pitääkin ryhtyä tuumasta toimeen 🙂

    1. Charlotta Takkula

      Kiitos Nena <3 ja jee, odotan innolla sun postausta!


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