Gressa Skin : makeup routine for a Minimalist

The Green Beauty Blogger in me loves to talk about organic makeup, modern natural solutions for skin and hair hare and other eco-friendly beauty related bits and bobs. The Minimalist and Simple Living addict in me tends to downsize the amount of products I use on a daily basis to an essential minimum though. It’s not a simple task by any means. Sometimes you can look at all your skincare / makeup storage and think you need ALL of it! Let’s face it – you don’t. Not every day. Not right now.

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I spend most of my days in my home studio (where all the magic happens, from styling displays to finalizing the articles). I’ve already passed the stage when I needed to convince myself to switch from a pj into normal clothes before, now I am taking it one step further and focusing on how my skin looks from the moment I wake up till the moment I am ready to go outside. There’re days when it doesn’t happen but still you won’t see my face dull, sleepy or “not so fresh”. And it only takes me a 2 minutes additional time after I complete my morning skin care ritual. I admit, I own my naturally glowing, always ready-to-go face to Gressa Skin!

Gressa Skin is a US based company who deeply understands the need of current beauty industry – pure and simple ingredients list, knowledge of science together with traditional natural apothecary secrets, passion and dedication that as a result offer a women not only a product, but a blissful beauty experience that can change the way of consuming skin care and makeup items. Gressa Skin has a wide selection of products, from botanical extracts and essential oils based skin products to natural lip colors collection, but today I want to focus on 3 products that create an essential makeup kit for a Minimalist. Three of these make my mornings way more simple and the result in a mirror much more lovable – Correcting Serum Foundation, Illuminating Serum and Contouring Serum Bronzer. So here I am, sharing the secrets of Gressa Skin minimalist makeup with you today!

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Gressa Corrective Serum Foundation makes my days prettier : it’s both serum, foundation and an extra vitamin boost for your face! If you’re still using a BB / CC / DD cream for a non-green beauty brand, consider a switch to this one right now! It’s carefully selected natural ingredients list is purely beneficial for your skin and provides it with everything your skin wishes for her “breakfast of champions”. I love how gently this serum foundation melts on my skin and evens out the tone without leaving any sort of heavy feeling. From 8 available shades it will be easier to choose the one that fits your skin tone the most (here’s the shades guide), I went for 02 and it was a win win. It makes me feel bare faced, and it’s only me who knows the secret! Well, now you do too, but I love to share with you, ladies!:) In my humble opinion, it’s a natural makeup must have! 

A tip: shake the bottle really well before applying those magical 2-4 drops! I do that with my fingers, but you can also use a brush if you prefer so. If you have a thirsty, dry skin it would be the best for you to use this serum foundation a few minutes after you’ve applied your daily moisturizer to avoid any dry patches.

Among ingredients: Broccoli seed oil, Gressa Healing Complex™, Vitamin C, Lemon Balm Extract, Sea Buckthorn extract, Bitter Melon extract, Licorice Root extract, Elder flower extract, mica etc.

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Illuminating Serum gives a bit of feminine glow : natural-looking pearly highlighter for a luminous skin finish. One of my personal reasons to love this products, besides it’s obvious bonus to make your cheeks, brow bones and other desired parts of your face shimmering with a sheer touch of beautiful radiance, you can’t actually over-do it! It’s so light and so easily adjusts to the skin, you would only need to 1-2 drops to make all the trick. Now I don’t need a going out occasion to use a highlighter on my cheeks, as this one from Gressa Skin completely understands my love to literally “no make up” daily look. With just a tiniest bit of secret;)

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Contouring Serum Bronzer for a sun-kissed skin look : probably, the most sheer looking bronzing serum I’ve ever met. It’s ability to give a blissful radiance, sunny glow and warm any skin tone without adding too much facial luggage is worth to be considered as another must have in your minimalist daily makeup routine. It lays so perfectly on the skin, you barely would worry about blending the borders, although using a brush would obviously make the ritual super comfortable. Works pretty well even on my pale skin, can’t wait to get some tan and use it on a daily basis during the summer! Naturally looking sun kissed glow guaranteed, along with hundreds of complements.

Here’re a raw swatch of Gressa Minimalist Glamour set of Foundation, Illuminating Serum and Bronzer. With that being said showed, don’t forget that these adjust magically and go way more transparent when blended over your natural skin tone.

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Gressa Skin has a promotion running for a purchase of 2 products from the Minimalist line – Foundation, Bronzer and Illuminating serum, you’ll get a free vegan beauty brush included with your order. Hurry up, the promotion ends on Monday, March 23rd at 10 PM PST !






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  • I ordered the Illuminating Serum but eventually returned it due to the violet interference. I’d love to see the product incorporated in future posts like a #fotd nonetheless! 🙂 Today my minimalist makeup kit consists of the Gressa Serum Foundation in 05, Regal Lip Boost, and Bare Lip Boost. Regal, imo, is a must-have!

    • Bare Lip Boost looks very lovely, indeed, will keep my eyes on that in the future!! I love lip balms, well… who doesn’t?!:)) Thanks for reading, Joana!:)

  • These products seem to be sooo great. I really have to give them a shot some time.

    • Sabrina, just a little warning, you won’t go back to any other foundation in the future once you’ve tried Gressa foundation serum!!:))

  • This brand is lovely! I’ve been eyeing their Serum Foundation for far too long.

    • You so should move forward and get one, I can barely put into words how light and “bare-faced” it makes me feel! Totally a must product!

  • Gressa products always sound lovely! I’m especially curious to try the foundation one of these days 🙂

    • You’ll love it, I am so sure about that! For me personally, it’s a real foundation revolution:))

  • This sounds lovely! And your photography is stunning in all of your posts – wow, Blogging Goals! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

    • Thank you so so much, lovely!:)) Appreciate you took time to went through my previous posts!:) Have a great weekend!

  • I absolutely love the styling of these product shots

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

    • Thank you, Abby!!:) I am glad you love my down to earth style!

  • Naomi

    The photos you took are increeeedible! Definitely makes me want to try out this brand! xo // Naomi in Wonderland

    • Thank you so much, Naomi!:) If you’re into minimalistic natural skincare (and makeup!) this brand is totally a win win for you!:)

  • these products are wonderful , but pics are breathtaking!

    • Thanks a lot, lady!:) Gressa’s natural approach to skincare and makeup inspired me to this fresh shoot, glad you enjoy!:)

  • I love light makeup and looks like these products would be lovely to achieve a minimalist look. Never heard of the brand before, though. I really like how you do your photos by the way. 🙂 x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Renata! It was my first try of Gressa Skin collection, but it totally changed the makeup game for me in terms of light foundation! Just brilliant!:)

  • your blog is so cool! loved this post, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Emma xx

  • sweetsimpleday

    This products sound great!! Great pictures!!

    • Thanks a lot, lady! I am glad you enjoy this post!:)

  • Sarah Campbell

    I love a more minimal make up look, it’s why I most use mineral products. I’ve got to say, that bronzer looks intense on the swatch! I’ve not seen anything like Gressa in the UK, it seems pretty unique, maybe they need to come on over here and let us Brits have a go!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • Yeah, that was my first thought as well when I opened a bottle – brown…what?! But when applied on the skin, it barely shows color, just a “sun-kissed” glowing bronze touch, almost transparent! Thanks for reading, Sarah!:)

  • This looks incredible! I love how you photographed this!
    Melanie @

    • Thanks for your lovely comment, Melanie!:)

  • Ellie Adams

    This is such a great review lovely. I love my products but sometimes it’s nice just to strip it back and go back to basics with a simple face! 🙂


    • That’s totally my kind of thing – simple face:)) Thanks for your sweet comment, Elle!

  • Great review and I love the photography 🙂 They all look really interesting – especially the liquid foundation and bronzer xx

    Brenda BusyBee

    • Hey Brenda, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment!:) This foundation from Gressa is a natural makeup game changer, in my opinion! Don’t hesitate to give it a try!:)

  • Maireem Maneje

    Love the organic vibe of your blog! 😀

  • Rebecca Lacey

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but I love natural skincare and makeup products 🙂

    Rebecca Coco

    • Then you’re in the right place, Rebecca!:) You may enjoy by Beauty Lounge, where I’m organizing my natural / green / organic beauty product reviews in A-Z order for the extra convenience of my readers, check it out here : Thanks for reading!:)

  • great review & thanks for sharing this brand, I have not heard of them before!
    + Such beautiful photos <3


    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

    • Thanks for stopping by, Sera! Gressa has a really nice selection of green makeup + skincare products, you should check them out if you’re into clean beauty!:)

  • These products look great


    • Oh yes indeed, these are magical!:) Thanks for reading, Laura!

  • Roxie Ferguson

    I’ve never heard of this brand before their products look lovely, especially their illuminating serum. I love your photography style!

    Roxie ♥

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Roxie! Illumination serum from Gressa was a very nice discovery for me, just the right amount of innocent glow!:)

  • Lovely photos! I’ve never heard of them before but it’s great that their ingredients are simple and good, so many products have such harsh chemicals etc nowadays! 🙂 xx

    • You’re absolutely right, lady! That’s why I am bringing the best, the cleanest and the coolest green beauty brands to TLV Birdie Blog so all my readers can meet them “in person” and find green beauty solutions that are just one click away from us..:)

  • Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the brand.

  • I have never heard of the brand before but I seriously am loving the sounds of the products. It’s 2 in 1 and looks absolutely brilliant. Definitely worth checking out further.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Absolutely, I am so glad you got to discover Gressa through my post today! These products are much more than just a makeup multi-taskers, I hope they will change your beauty routine the same way they changed mine! Thanks for reading, Shireen!:)