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6 Of Our Favourite Make Up Minis

Few things inspire covetous coos like a super-cute make up mini. Cute and conveniently clutch bag-compatible, we’ve rounded up seven diminutive must-haves…

We didn’t think that Huda Beauty’s Liquid Mattes could get more gorgeous… that was until we laid our hungry eyes on these new {Liquid Matte Minis} – cute quartets of pocket-sized liquid lipsticks in four covetable colour-ways. Choose from ‘Red’, ‘Pink’, ‘Brown’ or ‘Nude’ and create an array of on-trend ombré lip looks. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, the red and pink editions feature new, limited edition ‘metal’ shades: ‘Showgirl’ (a sumptuous, shimmering cranberry) and ‘Socialite’ (a metallic pink shade with subtle gold undertones) to guarantee a traffic-stopping pout.

A complete make up look that’s perfectly portable, {Charlotte Tilbury} {Quick ‘n’ Easy – Natural Glowing Look} unites five indispensables for achieving immediate ‘polish’. The clear kiss-print pouch houses miniature {Wonderglow} – the ultimate, radiance-boosting primer – alongside mini {Legendary Lashes Mascara} and three full-sized lip, cheek and eyelid enhancers to ensure you never look less-than immaculate.

Jouer’s {Mini Powder Highlighter – Ice} is a quick beauty ‘fix’ for those who love to strobe. Like frosting for your face, the pale pearlescent powder is incredibly finely milled – accentuating cheekbones and defining cupid’s bows with instant iridescence. From subtle to show-stopping, this can be layered to achieve the desired ‘wow’ factor – and the slimline compact slips neatly pockets.

*Squealz*!! How CUTE are Beautyblender’s birthday {Micro.Mini.Bubbles}? Pretty in pale pink, these little ‘eggs’ look like they’ve been borrowed from Borrowers – teeny tiny sponges that hug hard-to-reach contours for seamless application of concealer, highlight, contour… even crème eyeshadow shades. They diffuse your make up like a dream, guaranteeing an ‘airbrushed’ effect.

The perfect does-everything make up brush, Stila’s aptly named {Mini Wonder Brush} is ideal for streamlining on-the-go cosmetic kits. With densely-packed synthetic bristles, this blends cream, liquid and powder products flawlessly – creating a smooth, selfie-ready skin finish. It can even be used to apply body make up to bare limbs and exposed collarbones; a hard-working essential that’s ‘mini’ (but mighty).

And the ultimate finishing touch? Beauty Bakerie’s dinky {Sprinkles} are Lilliputian pots of pure glitter – ideal for applying along the lash line for a fresh take on the feline flick. Like grown-up fairy dust, there’s something wonderfully nostalgic about these sweet, pint-sized pots of super-fine sparkle – so succumb to temptation and indulge your inner ‘tween’. It’s time to get creative…

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…