3 Product Face | Bare Necessities Makeup

Happy Saturday! Today I thought I would share with you the makeup look I’ve been wearing most often this summer. Most days I am stuck inside studying, but may run to Starbucks or the grocery store quickly. While there is no need to put on a full face of makeup, I want to cover up just a little bit so I can feel confident when I walk out the door. There are three products that I reach for on a regular basis no matter what.

3 Product Face | Bare Necessities MakeupFirst and foremost is a brow product. It’s amazing how filling in your brows can really make you look more put together! Brows frame the face, and if they look lackluster it will be noticeable. Right now I am using the Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Precise in the shade Blonde. While this is definitely not my favorite brow product, it’s quick and easy to apply. I love that it comes with a spoolie brush attached.

Next, I grab a pressed powder to control the oil on my face.  A pressed powder provides just a hint of coverage to reduce redness, but my main goal is to ensure I don’t turn into a grease ball in the summer sun (something my skin just loves to do!). Right now I’m using Wet ‘n Wild Coverall in the shade light, which I scored for 40% off at Rite Aid last week.

Last but not least, I set the look with my beloved Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. As you can tell, I really want to control oil. It’s very humid this time of year! This setting spray is the best I’ve tried and 100% worth the expensive price tag. This full size bottle will last me just under a year, and I use it down to the last drop. Whether I’m applying a full face of makeup, or simply the bare necessities, setting spray is a must.

So whether you are stuck inside all summer like I am, or hitting the beach on a regular basis, the bare necessities are perfect to keep you feeling confident while still rocking a no-fuss look. I can be out the door in under five minutes with this makeup routine, as I’m really only spending time on my brows. I’m loving these three products, and it’s great that I can simply add a product or two if I feel like I want a bit more on any given day. Be sure to let me know in the comments what three makeup products you always grab even on ‘no makeup’ days!



  1. thejediwife says:

    I’m glad to see you choose to focus on your brows on no makeup days! I went for years neglecting mine (plucking them of course, but not filling them in); so much regret for not doing it sooner! On my “no makeup” days, I generally do eyebrows and a quick coat of mascara. My face looks weird to me when I do just brows. LOL!

    • Adventures in Polishland says:

      I didn’t fill my brows in for years either! I was actually very self conscious of my brows growing up because my mother wouldn’t let me get them waxed. Then, as I grew older I had no idea how to care for them! It’s only in the past few years I’ve started to figure it out!

  2. Taneja's Bride says:

    I’ve heard such great things about the Urban Decay setting spray! And, I can’t stop grooming my brows now – I love doing them now – so makes the face! 🙂

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