4 Apr 2016

9 ITEM EVERYDAY MINIMALIST CAPSULE MAKEUP COLLECTION

9 ITEM EVERYDAY MINIMALIST CAPSULE MAKEUP COLLECTION


Before i go in to sharing what items are in my minimalist capsule makeup collection, i would first like to share some backstory and reasoning behind implementing capsule makeup method in to my life.

Since learning about minimalism and starting my decluttering process, i came across the concept of capsule wardrobe. That got me in to thinking about my make up collection. I was once obsessed with buying and collecting make up products. I would purchase bunch of colourful eyeliners, lipsticks, eyeshadow pallets, where as in reality i would only use 10% of items i owned due to the fact that i prefer neutral look for my everyday makeup. I personally love make up and the whole process of getting ready before leaving the house. However, that does not mean i need to hoard 10 shades of red lipsticks in my collection that all look and does the same thing. So i decided to get rid of anything that i never use or any duplicates. Once the decluttering process finished, i decided to analyse the type of make up and look i actually prefer on everyday basis. From there i piled together all the items i use most often and created my everyday capsule makeup collection.

Beside my capsule makeup collection, i have stored away any other makeup i know i don't use every day basis or for special occasions only. Things such as colourful eyeshadow palettes and different colour lipstick are all stored away from my capsule makeup collection. By pairing down my bare essentials and keeping it in one place, it simplified my getting ready process. It has also made it easier for me to pack my makeup on the go or for holidays, as i already know exactly what kind of product i use for sure and need.

I know number of items in ones capsule makeup collection would vary person to person due to the fact that everyone has different preferences and needs for their skin. The list of products below are my essentials for achieving everyday simple yet full face of makeup look. The reason why i am sharing this is so that it may help or inspire you to analyse your makeup routine and pair down on items for everyday usage.

MY 9 ITEM EVERYDAY MINIMALIST CAPSULE MAKEUP COLLECTION:

1. FOUNDATION
Essential for everyday make up or for those days you need your skin to look extra flawless. It is important to pick a foundation that is most suitable for your skin type. Make sure to choose the correct foundation based on whether your skin is dry or oily, if you prefer medium to heavy coverage.

2. CONCEALER 
Concealers are great to not only hide those under eye circles but also for those days you just simply want to skip foundation but still look more awake or need little bit of spot correction.

3. MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY
Personally i have dry skin therefore i do not prefer setting my makeup with powder. I find that makeup setting sprays are ideal for someone like me to not only set my makeup but to also make sure it lasts longer through out the day. However, based on your skin type and need, you could easily add in setting powder to the collection.

4. EYEBROW KIT
Beautiful groomed eyebrows can instantly change a face. Filling in your eyebrows can instantly elevate your makeup game. I personally prefer to use brow powder to lightly fill in my brows on the areas that are slightly sparse. However, you could also swap in for eyebrow pencils or gel products. Pencils definitely take up less space for storage.

5. EYELINER
Eyeliners are great. Want to look like you have put in so much more effort in your makeup look than you really have? Throw in some winged eyeliner! I mean i am aware of the fact that it takes some people really long time to draw in eyeliner, but it really does transform your makeup look from 0-50 real quick.

6. MASCARA
Holy grail makeup product. Mascara's are an everyday essential. Whether you are going for a full face of makeup look or just bare minimum, mascara is necessary for someone that wants to enhance their eye with out much effort.

7. BLUSH & CONTOUR KIT
Okay so in order to avoid avoid so many palette, i purchased my self a kit containing blush, contour and highlighting product. This helped me to dramatically reduce number of items in my collection and also simplify my life by having everything in one place, easier to carry. However, i plan on minimising my kit even further by purchasing even smaller palette in the future.

I also use my contour shade to define my crease instead of using brown eyeshadow. This helps to pair down my items as i don't use eyeshadows in general so this cut down the need to purchase a brown eyeshadow only for defining my crease.

8. HIGHLIGHTER
Highlighters are great for giving you that glowy skin look. I use the Hourglass ambient lighting palette. Sometimes i use the colour dim light to lightly set my under eye concealer to prevent creasing and brightening up the area.

9. LIPSTICK
Some people prefer lip balm, others prefer lipgloss. I personally prefer lipstick. Especially a long lasting matte lipstick. The key is to make sure your lips are exfoliated and hydrated before application. Once applied, you no longer have to worry about replication through out the day.

The actual products i use for my 9 items capsule makeup collection :
PRODUCT LIST FOR 9 ITEM EVERYDAY MINIMALIST CAPSULE MAKEUP COLLECTION


In all honesty, these 9 products really are the core of my makeup collection with certain items changing here and there based on suitability. I would highly recommend everyone pairing down their makeup collection to things that you truly love and use. My capsule makeup collection could seem like a lot to someone people or really small to others. It's all about personal preference and usage. I just hope that this post inspires the process of minimising to simplify your makeup collection.

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