capsule makeup bag challenge

Guys…I’m excited! Thanks to all your amazing comments on this video, I came away with the idea of creating content around a capsule makeup bag, but rather than just show you the make up items, or how to build a capsule makeup bag, I want to show you how many looks can be created with only ten makeup items. The main take away hopefully being one of resourcefulness, and experimentation.

I’m the first to admit I get tempted by new shiny things and lets face it, a lipstick is always that little bit easier to justify than a new handbag. Yes working as a makeup artist is my full time job, but I do know that the average person doesn’t need ten different brown eyeshadows or thirty red lipsticks. I also appreciate a love of beautiful things isn’t about need, but sometimes we have to be able to scale back a little and remember the things at the back of the makeup drawer that we used to love.

capsule makeup bag challenge

So this experiment is to celebrate the pieces we already own, please don’t feel you have to go out and buy anything new, just choose ten items of makeup that you love in your current collection and set a time frame for how long you plan on using these and only these. The aim is to count how many different looks you can create only from those ten products. Perhaps we can have a #capsulemakeupchallenge and you guys can tag me to keep me inspired and to record the process? I love the idea of doing this together and I will be uploading each and every look I create with these ten products only on my channel until I feel I’ve maxed out the possible variations.

capsule makeup bag challenge

I’ve decided to go for one concealer, one mascara, one cream blush, one cream highlighter, one eyeshadow palette, one brow pencil, one eye kohl, one mate bold lip colour, one nude lip colour in a balm texture, and an eye primer totalling ten makeup products. I’m not counting skincare or tools, this is purely ten pieces of makeup I love.

capsule makeup bag challenge

capsule makeup bag challenge

I feel like there’s so many ways this challenge can grow, and I like the idea of doing this when I want to film more regularly. I also like the idea of maybe taking ten products and showing you how many different looks I can also create on different faces, to really find the products that are universally flattering (in the future I mean). So for now the challenge is set, 10 pieces of makeup and as many looks as you can create from those ten pieces only! I’ve created my first look in the video below…

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