Top 10 Mini Versions of Full-Sized Beauty Favorites

Sometimes, you don’t know if a full-sized product is going to work out for your routine. These 10 minis will add an extra kick to your beauty routine without breaking the bank.
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Mar. 19
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Mini-sized products are somewhat of an unsung hero in the beauty world. Their petite packaging makes them ideal for travel, but they also serve other practical purposes. The most obvious alternate purpose for using minis is that they’re almost always drastically less expensive than the full versions of the same product. It’s also a wise choice to start with the mini version if you’re unsure about a product, but you still want to give it a try! Sometimes, the heavy-hitters of the industry come with a lofty price tag. It’s tempting to splurge on a full-sized item right at the start, but we often leave these products in our organizational systems without hardly touching them later on. It’s obviously unintentional, but it happens to the best of us! The easiest solution to this problem is to try out these super-cute mini products. 1. Drunk Elephant A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream Mini Drunk Elephant is one of the biggest names in beauty right now! They’re known for their eco-friendly approach to beauty and super cute packaging. The only downside is that their products can run on the pricier side! They definitely are harder to commit to when you’re on a budget. Our favorite beauty gurus gave us this suggestion. This cream’s goal is to give your skin a new evenness while also eliminating redness and irritation. 2. FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Diamond Bomb Baby Mini Lip Gloss and Highlighter Set When Ariana Grande sang, “the highlight of my life, just like that Fenty Beauty kit,” this is exactly what she was talking about! Rihanna’s iconic lip gloss has an incredibly consistent formula that comes in a variety of different shades. Her highlighters are very similar in that sense. There’s a Fenty Beauty highlighter out there for any skin tone. These two shades are especially well-loved within the community. So, before you dedicate yourself to wearing Gloss Bomb every day, give it a try in its mini form!3. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Mini The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer has been a cult-classic for some time now. The full-sized product runs at a lofty $30. That’s a lot to spend on a concealer! This award-winning formula is known for its medium-coverage finish and multipurpose nature. You can use it for covering imperfections or highlighting underneath your eyes. The users at Cherie gave the full-sized product 4.3 out of 5 stars!4. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder MiniThis is one of the most talked about products that we’ve seen within recent years. It’s definitely become a staple in most makeup-lover’s routines. This powder is well-known for its long-lasting properties and light finish. When you’re wearing it, you hardly realize that it’s there! There’s also no room for flashback in photos. So, that horrendous glare that you usually see with your drugstore setting powder will be gone at the same price point. 5. HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette HUDA BEAUTY first took the community by storm with their impressive eyeshadow palettes. Their rose gold tones wowed us and they quickly became a staple in our routines. We’d await their next drop like it was Christmas morning. This mini version reminds us that size isn’t everything! This palette comes with 9 beautiful warm-toned shades. There are four mattes and four stunning shimmers. The range of this palette allows you to create a summer sunset look or bring out those vampy tones for the fall. The possibilities are endless!6. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara MiniMany of these products are cult-classics, but this mascara may be the cult classic. This was one of the first products to really become it within the community. It’s been pretty much everyone’s favorite mascara since what feels like the dawn of time! And you know what they say. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” While that may seem like a phrase your boomer dad says once a week, it holds some truth. There’s a reason it’s held our attention for so long. From the concept of the packaging (it is supposed to mirror the curves of a woman’s body), to the incredibly consistent and memorable formula, this mascara is proof that some products can withstand the test of time.7. NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette Mini There are three variations of this palette, geared to suit different eye colors. The first is called Quartz. Its name is fitting. These shimmery shades are sure to impress. The deep purple and bright gold colors are perfect for a seductive nighttime look. The second palette, called Copper, features beautiful peachy shadows with the bottom three being shimmer and the top three being matte. These are perfect for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. They’ll make it extra easy to look sun-kissed and blushing. The final palette, called Suede, follows a similar format to Copper. The three bottom shades are perfect for a smokey eye. The shimmers can add some versatility with that, enabling you to create different looks for the daytime and nighttime.8. VIOLET VOSS Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette Now, let’s talk about range. This variety of palettes shows us that tiny really can be mighty. There are 7 different palettes to choose from. Each one is vibrant with a neat color story to tell. Our personal favorites are Sweet Violet and Berries and Warm Tones. Sweet Violet is exactly what it sounds like. These ten shades have us daydreaming of looks that would make us match with our favorite flowers that are just beginning to bloom. This palette is for those that are more daring, but since it’s a mini, it’s a great place to start if you are just getting your feet wet in bright colors. Berries and Warm Tones’ shadows are far more simple but no less stunning. The pink shimmers can create a number of different everyday looks!9. BENEFIT COSMETICS Gimme More Brow! Gel Set The Gimme More Brow! Gel has become Benefit’s number one product after years of gurus raving about it online. The applicator makes the process easy, while the packaging remains super chique and visually appealing. Most users have noticed that their brows were visibly thicker within just one week of using the product. 10. SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Mini This body cream hopes to tighten the skin and, in turn, make it appear visibly smoother. Guaraná is a semi-secret ingredient that’s frequently used in Brazilian skin creams. This, mixed with a few other natural ingredients, helps the skin achieve your desired glow. Bonus: it doesn’t have any parabens, sulfates, or phthalates! When you’re looking to add a little something to your routine without breaking the bank, mini products are the way to go. Hopefully, these ten recommendations helped you get started! For more advice on mini beauty products, check out Cherie's App.
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