12 Jun 2014

Capsule Makeup Bag

I do not consider myself to be any good at makeup to be quite honest... average at best. I use it to cover up my imperfections and to feel more confident.. then I simply add a bit of colour on top of that to stop myself from looking too washed out. I don't use makeup to mask my skin or make it flawless because I don't own anything that high coverage and since suffering from perioral dermatitis I have learnt that too much makeup over that area never ever looks good, less is more. 

I like to keep everything simple and my makeup bag is most certainly the least jam packed area of my beauty routine. I have a few variations of different products but push come to shove it could all fit into one medium sized makeup bag (excluding brushes of course!). I've put together my capsule makeup bag featuring the products out of everything else that I reach for the most.. this is my average look if I'm including all the steps but day to day I leave out at least 3 of the products shown above.

What's in your capsule makeup bag?? :)


  1. I like your minimal approach to beauty, even if it is for a medical issue. The idea of not wanting to cover or mask yourself should be appreciated more by people I feel! :-)

    Carry Makeup in Style | TheConscienceFund | My Bloglovin'

  2. I have the same approach to makeup and only wear it to feel more confident but never try to mask anything. I really need to try the RMS concealer sometimes soon!

    x Giada | Miel Café

  3. Can you believe that I still haven't tried the RMS Un-Cover Up or Powder. Anyway, I really liked this post; it really goes to show you how minimal makeup you really need.

    x Lillian from Parisian To Be

  4. Great post! I also use Real Techniques brushes and in my opinion they are better than MAC or any of the other high end brushes, not to mention so much cheaper!



  5. I love your less is more approach, I really need to try and do a routine like this! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  6. A great post! I really love every ILIA product they come out with, such great quality, colors, and ingredients. I use their Tinted Lip Conditioners and highlighter every day. RMS Un Cover Up is a daily essential of mine too.
    -Kasey from Plein Vanity

  7. I'm similar in that I usually reach for the same makeup every day, although I have been splurging a bit on different colours lately!

    Totally agree that trying to mask your skin only ends up making it look worse than it did to begin with. Less is certainly more :)

    Mayah x

  8. I probably use a similar amount of products each day, I like to keep it simple! xx

  9. Really want to try the real techniques brushes!
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark


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