A Beauty Essential: The Makeup Bag #1 Capsule Makeup


Whether it's a case of packing lightly or gathering together your favourite products for a simple and quick daytime or night time look? I've narrowed it down to my 10 products that when the situation arises, this is what is in my makeup bag. Some of these products are multi purpose which saves me carrying an extra 2 or 3 products. Plus this is a look I wear quite often.

1. Foundation:
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 
This foundation is a perfect option for both day and night. It contains no SPF so when around flash photography, there's no scary ghostly white face at any nighttime events, and for the daytime, (an SPF can be worn underneath) it gives a beautiful glow to the skin which is subtle enough for those who get slightly shiny through the day, yet can be built upon for a more noticeable and stunning radiance. 

2. Concealer: 
Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Concealer 
Next is concealer and to go back to the topic of multi purpose products, I have picked one which is suitable for both dark circles and blemishes. Whilst this is a heavy duty under eye concealer with its pink and salmony tones, it is creamy enough for covering blemishes and redness flawlessly. 

3. Powder:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
I don't tend to use a mattifying powder on my face anymore as I don't feel I need one. But the Ambient Lighting Powder reduces any shine I may get, sets makeup in place and adds a soft focus, radiant finish to the skin to blur out any imperfections. This shade is slightly yellow toned so it also helps to counteract redness and can also be built up slightly to be used as a highlighter on the cheekbones without looking cakey or OTT.

4. Bronzer:
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer
Another multi use product now, and this bronzer is the only one I have found which truly works for my pale skin, and can be built up if needed. I use it for contouring (as there's no shimmer) but it also works in generally bronzing up my skin, as well as an eyeshadow either through the crease or all over the lid. 

5. Blusher:
Topshop Cream Blush in Afternoon Tea
I wanted to include a blusher as well as a bronzer, and the one I have chosen is a cream blush, so not only does it add a pop of colour to my cheeks, it also adds a sheen which benefits for a radiant complexion. As well as being used on the cheeks, it can double up as a lip colour too to give a slight pink tint which then compliments the cheeks too. 

6. Eyeliner:
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Bronze
I haven't included any Eyeshadows in my capsule makeup bag, as this product can be used as an all over lid colour/base - as it's creamy enough, as well as an eyeliner either along top and/or bottom lash line and can be smudged out to create a smokey look. 

7. Liquid Liner:
Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner
I have been wearing a winged eyeliner a lot more recently and this Collection liquid liner has made the application so simple and with fewer mistakes - c'mon we're not all perfect. This has been my all time favourite liquid liner since I started sporting the look years ago and I have now gone back to it as it's just that amazing and I always have one in my makeup bag now. 

8. Mascara:
Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara
An old favourite and one that is good for both top and bottom lashes. This is a waterproof formula, which is personally my favourite, so it's good for both day and night and is incredibly long lasting with no flaking and doesn't transfer through the day.

9. Lips - Bold:
Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Unapologetic 
As I already have the blusher as a lip tint, I thought a bold lip is definitely needed here, so this Matte Balm from Revlon is perfect for both day and night looks and is very long lasting with fewer touch ups than the Lacquer Balms, also from Revlon. This is a pink-y/red-ish shade (brilliant descriptive skills there, I know) which makes it perfect for numerous looks. 

10. Lips - Gloss:
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
If the bold lip colour or pink blush/tint doesn't grab my attention, then I like to go for a more glossy, nude, pink lip which is another brilliant option for both day time and night time. 

I hope you have liked this Capsule Makeup Bag. I will be doing some more makeup bag posts so keep an eye out for those.

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