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Introducing The Minimalist Make-Up Trend That's Dominating 2020

The aesthetic for this lewk calls for pairing splashy hues with minimalistic skin and lips.

I Tried It

There are fewer things that bring me joy in this life than good wine, a good meal, good dessert, a good outfit, and a BEAT FACE, honey. Those who know me best know that the relationship I have with makeup is one that's ever-growing and full of passion. You know, the type of passion that walks around with eyeshadow and lipstick swatches all up and down my arm at almost every Sephora and Ulta visit.

But since the Rona has had us all homebound for the last handful of months, I haven't had much of a reason to get all dolled up. So when I heard about this new trend called clean color makeup, I jumped at the opportunity to find out more about it. Coined by Ricky Wilson, Dior International makeup artist––the aesthetic for this lewk calls for pairing splashy hues with minimalistic skin and lips.

Pretty simple, right?

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With that in mind, I grabbed two of my newfound favorite palettes to get started. Namely the HudaBeauty Topaz Obsessions and Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette.

Look 1: Obsessed

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One of the things I love about this HudaBeauty palette is the fact that it's so warm. I have warmer undertones so I often find myself naturally gravitating to anything with golds, browns, oranges, and the like. You can find this beauty at Sephora for about $27.00.

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Now I normally am not one to wear a lot of bright colors on my lids (I love soft/neutral glam looks), but it was something about this Urban Decay palette that made me fall in love. Every now and then I bust this out when I'm feeling a little fun so it only made sense for me to use it for the clean color trend. Unfortunately, this particular palette has been discontinued, but you can find a very similar Urban Decay one here on sale now for just $19.50.

Look 2: It's Electric

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For this look, I wanted to emulate a vivid neon green liner. I used the pressed pigment "Thrash" and carefully applied it along my lash line into a wing and still kept it clean by keeping the nude glossy lip. This time I opted for lashes though because I just had a feeling they'd set this look off. And luckily I was right.

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See? Super simple! Clean color was a fairly easy look to achieve and I have no doubt that it will be for even the most color-averse among us. The most important and creative part is that how you wear your color is all up to you. I opted to pop my color on my eyes, but you can also wear it via blush, colored mascara, or eyeliner. The options are endless.

Whatever you choose to do, just make sure you keep it, cute sis!

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