Pared-back beauty and lo-fi routines are kind of our jam.

From multi-use products and barely-there makeup, to dewy skin and natural ingredients, Gritty Pretty champions the lo-fi life and we know you do too (#busy).

Here are 11 beauty products to up your laid-back game and keep your beauty routine less complicated so you can worry about more important things.


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1. Bioderma Photoderm BB Cream

Unless you’re a professional makeup artist by day or beauty vlogger by night, WHO has the time to do a full face of makeup every day? Why not kill two birds with one stone with multi-use products? This SPF 50+ BB Cream melts into skin to match its natural tone, covers imperfections and redness and even out the complexion. Plus, it works as an anti-ageing moisturiser and leaves the skin hydrated but with a non-greasy matte finish.

2. David Mallett Hair & Body Wash

Is there really such a thing as a body wash and/or shampoo and conditioner for men and women? While our pay grade does not reflect like-for-like (we’re hopeful this will soon change), we’re absolutely equals. This hair and body wash is designed to be gender neutral. Australia-born, paris-based hair stylist David Mallett says, “In our very busy day-to-day lives, beauty rituals need to be efficient and enjoyable, but also simplified. For that, we have to come up with a solution that suits both men and women alike.” This cleansing solution works a treat in the hair and on the body (you’ll smell like Italian Bergamot and so will your significant other) and it’s free of harsh chemicals. “Keep it simple – at all times,” says Mallett. Touché.

3. YSL Glow Shots

Get glowing skin with this backstage beauty secret. For a top shot, pat a small amount onto the cheekbones, brow bones, corner of the eyes, bridge of nose and Cupid’s bow. For a mixed shot, mix a drop into your foundation before applying. And for a naked shot, wear it all over the entire face. Versatile never looked better.


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4. Embryolisse Lait Creme

Introducing Le Miracle. This cult crème is four products in one: makeup primer, face moisturiser, treatment mask and makeup remover. Simple and effective (like the French do it), your skin will be supple tomorrow and your makeup last longer tonight. No joke.

5. Garner Skin Active Hydrabomb Tissue Mask

Garnier Skin Active Hydrabomb Tissue Masks are an inexpensive but oh-so effective at-home skin treatment. Applied to the face, this one with green tea acts like a hydration wrap and quenches your dry skin barrier. Wear it during an episode of The Bachelorette and enjoy.

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Photography: Ana Suntay-Tañedo.

Hair & Makeup: Kristin Brett.

Styling: Jessica Rolfe.

Model: Stephanie Joy Field @ Chic Management.

Photographer’s Assistant: Shannon Connor.


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