Wednesday 15 March 2017

How to Build a Capsule Makeup Collection

What's a capsule makeup collection you might ask? Much like the capsule wardrobe (made up of staple pieces that are timeless and versatile), the capsule makeup collection is basically a kit made up of the ultimate essentials you'll ever need for ANY occasion. I went digging through my stash and picked out 10 items to give you a clear idea of what a capsule makeup collection consists of, so you can build your very own that's completely tailored to you.

In order to determine what is a must-have for your collection and what is a nice-to-have, sift through your makeup by only selecting products you absolutely can't go without. For example, foundation is a must-have but a CC cream is a nice-to-have and a lipstick is a must-have but a lip gloss is a nice-to-have. So by sticking to one item per category (a primer, an eyeshadow, a powder etc), you'll have your capsule makeup collection ready to go in no time!


Choosing your best products that work wonderfully together is a great way to start. I've put together a total of six products that are all I need to create a flawlessly perfected base - a primer that never lets me down, a foundation that stays put all day long, a concealer that brightens as well as it covers, a mattifying powder to keep shine away, the perfect bronzer shade to warm up the complexion and lastly a cult favourite blush by Nars that looks stunning with every makeup look. 


The perfect versatile palette that contains all the shades (light, dark, matte and shimmer) for creating any look you desire no matter what the occasion may be. You can easily tone it down for a subtle day time look or smoke it out for a sultry evening look with a single palette, so go for one that you absolutely adore. Makeup Revolution's 'Iconic 3' or Too Faced's 'Natural Eyes' are great options if you love rose or nude shades of eyeshadows. 

A mascara that does it all for me and is a big favourite in the makeup world is the Maybelline Lash Sensational. It makes a heck of a difference to your overall makeup look and it instantly makes your eyes appear bigger and more wide awake, so a good quality mascara of your choice is a HUGE must-have for your capsule collection.

A bit of a comb through with a brow gel is all it takes to make you look more put together and it also frames your face beautifully. Whether you're a pencil, gel, powder or pomade kinda gal, find one that suits you so can go about your day with fiercely groomed brows!


If I had to pick one lip colour, it's nude all the way! You simply cannot go wrong with a classic nude as they can be worn at ANY time of day/night and it's the perfect companion to a smokey eye. It's truly an everyday staple and it can be barely-there or bold and statement-making, so be sure to grab one that flatters your skin tone the best.

De-clutter by tossing away products that you rarely use and replace them with your favourite basics. If you're all about that minimal life or you're thinking about downsizing, a capsule makeup collection is definitely the way to go.     

What's in your capsule makeup collection?

Shop the post


No comments

Post a Comment

© Diane Elizabeth. All rights reserved.
Blogger templates by pipdig