Case in point? The gorgeously-simple makeup looks we've also seen go viral on Instagram and YouTube this year. For every duo-toned, jeweled eyeshadow look (which we're obsessing over as we prepare for holiday party season), there's yet another makeup artist wowing us with super-clean lines and flawless, glow-y skin. It's further proof that simple can be incredibly interesting, too. For example, a basic cat-eye flick and subtle highlighter done just right can be just as effective as a glittery smoky eye and crimson pout.
If you need a quick break from all the sparkles and rainbows that 2017 brought — or if you're dying to break out your favorite neutral palette once more before the end of the year, we've rounded up all the minimalist makeup inspiration you need right now.