As we all know, being a blogger comes with some awesome perks. One of the best in my opinion is free stuff. I have never really categorized myself as a beauty blogger but more as a lifestyle blogger with an interest in beauty. I phrase it this way as I personally would never do tutorial type posts- I love reading/watching them but I just can't seem to do them right. I also don't want to write solely about make up but, I do have a serious love for all products.
If you ask John, he would tell you I have way too many products for my own good. Although I may or may not agree, that doesn't stop me from a bi weekly trip to Ulta. I was on Pinterest the other day searching make up storage ideas and a post kept surfacing from Maskara (she is a fabulous resource for all of you true beauty bloggers out there) about a Makeup Capsule. After seeing the thumbnail about five times, I finally clicked it.
After being interested in the capsule idea, I googled "make up capsule" and found out that it is actually a thing. I read and read and read on different ways to do it and I am kind of taking bits and pieces of each one to create my own set of rules.
To start, I have cut my make up collection in half. I went through all the freebies I was given and the products I have gathered lately and picked out my favs. The things I didn't want or couldn't use, I gave to friends or donated to our local women's shelter.
How it works:
From January 2016-June 2016, I am planning to not buy any new lip, face, or eye products. I am stressing new because I will repurchase items that are essential to me such as primers, foundation, concealer, setting spray and finishing powder.
At the beginning of every month, I will put together a group of make up products that I will use for that whole month. The goal at the end of this is to hit pan on the majority of my collection/get my moneys worth before going out and buying new items. I am only doing this for six months because I do wear a fill face of make up 6 out of 7 days a week. I have gone over my collection and the majority of what I have now should only last until June.
My Game Plan For Each Month:
-one shadow palette or up to five single shadows
-2 lip colors and applicable liners
-bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation in Bare Espresso (my holy grail as of late)
-NYX Cosmetics 3C Palette in Deep
-Colourpop Highlight in Lunch Money
-Urban Decay Naked Flush (blush and bronzer) in Naked
-Maybelline ColorBlur in Plum,Please
-NYX Liquid Suade in Soft Spoken
What do you think of makeup capsules?