ModelBoy, some great advice there, I'm going to try the concealer for fuller-looking lips.
Everyone has different needs for enhancing their natural looks through makeup. Some people have lovely skin, so they don't need primer/foundation etc. And I hate them all. As Ida mentioned, many people need to define their brows and lashes, yet others' are dark and thick. My lashes don't even require an eyelash curler, but I need a bit of eyeshadow in the eye crease, or else my look is flat, especially in pictures. Some people have rosy, pigmented lips, others need a touch of color there. And so on.
It's also very interesting how people on this thread define natural/minimal makeup in different ways. So far it has meant:
- a natural-looking effect, achieved with any number of products.
- a natural-looking effect, achieved with minimal products.
- an unnatural effect, achieved with minimal products (ex. no makeup at all except for dark eyeliner or bright lips).
- an unnatural effect, but with very light application (ex. pastel colors, translucent glitter/shimmer).
I personally veer towards the last three. I don't like natural makeup achieved through tons of products, but stress and lack of sleep render it a necessary evil sometimes.