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Capsule Makeup Collection Challenge

Hey BIC! One of my goals this year is to try to put together a makeup capsule with a handful (okay, maybe a large handful in my case) of products that will work for me for an every day look and special occasions. Given my current collection, I won't need to be starting from scratch. 😂 So, I'm treating this capsule makeup collection challenge like a shop my stash and declutter adventure all in one. Would love for you to join me if and when you can.


If this is something that interests you or just piques your curiosity, please feel free to use this thread to document and challenge yourself to (1) use what you have / shop your stash; (2) determine which products in your collection to keep, which to declutter, and which to try again another day. All with the goal of curating a set of makeup products that will help you achieve a signature look - and maybe a few additional products for other looks in your daily life, including looks for special occasions or events.

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Every week, I will post a group of makeup products I plan to choose from (i.e., shopping my stash) for my looks during the week. I plan to post a photo of the products and tag those that may be available at Sephora. To keep things interesting and add a bit of fun to this experiment, I will try to have most of the products used fall within the weekly prompts/themes (see below), but, even though I have a fairly robust amount of makeup, there will be weeks when there may only be a few items that will fall squarely within that particular week's theme. All that to say, if you don't have a product that fits wholly within the prompt, don't let that keep you from participating. 



Week 14 (April 1 - 7) - The "Do Over" or "Take 2" Makeup Capsule - Was there a prompt or theme in the previous 13 weeks that you loved and want to repeat, with or without changes? Or that you want to "do over"? Or, was there a capsule that you missed out on and want to give a try?  If so, this is your week! Don't remember all the prompts we've been through over the last 3 months? No problem. Check out the Past Makeup Capsule Collection Challenge Themes
Week 15 (April 8 - 14) - The Makeup-Artist-Founded Brand Makeup Capsule and/or The Sephora Spring Savings Makeup Capsule - Curate a capsule that includes one or more products from makeup brands created by makeup artists.  A non-exhaustive list of celebrity makeup-artist-founded beauty brands can be found in the spoiler below. 

Or, did you pick up any makeup beauties during the Sephora sale that you want to play with? Share your newness with us and incorporate one or more of the goodies you hauled during the sale into your capsule this week. 
Week 16 (April 15 - 21) - The BIC Inspired (Spring Edition) Makeup Capsule and/or The Sephora Spring Savings Makeup Capsule - Has there been a product (or two, or three...) you were inspired or enabled to pick up after seeing or hearing one (or more) of your fellow BIC beauties talk about or show it off in a look of the day?  Incorporate one or more BIC enabled product into this week's capsule. Or, curate a capsule with one or more items you picked up from the Sephora Spring Savings Event. Or, combine both prompts this week. 
Week 17 (April 22 - 28) - The "Green" Makeup Capsule and/or The Sephora Spring Savings Makeup Capsule - In honor of Earth Day (April 22), let's assemble a "green" capsule for the week. What does it mean to be "green", you ask? You tell me! Here are a handful of meanings "green" can have - 
  • Sustainable
  • "Clean" by whatever standard you want - Clean at Sephora? Natural? Non-toxic? 
  • The color - either the product itself or the packaging, or both
  • New or young
  • Other - your definition (oh, inquiring minds will want to know, so do also share your definition of green)
Or, if you have one or more products you picked up from the Sephora Spring Savings Event, show them off with a capsule highlighting one product or all of them. A shop-your-Sephora sale-stash, if you will.  
Week 18 (April 29 - May 5) - The April 2024 "On Top" or "On The Chopping Block" Makeup Capsule - Were there makeup products from April that stood out to you - good or bad? Did you discover any new (or rediscover any tried-and-true) favorites this month? Are there products you've been on the fence about? Create a makeup capsule with one or any combination of these ideas. Or, if you just want more time to spolight your newness from the Sephora Spring Savings Sale Shopping Spree, have at it and put together a makeup capsule with one or more products from your sale purchases! 

 Upcoming Makeup Capsule Challenges: [Updated 4.16.2024]

Week 18 (April 29 - May 5) - The April 2024 Edition of "On Top" or "On The Chopping Block" Makeup Capsule - Were there makeup products from April that stood out to you - good or bad? Did you discover any new (or tried-and-true) favorites this month? Are there products you've been on the fence about? Create a makeup capsule with one or any combination of these ideas. 
Week 19 (May 6 - 12) - The AAPI Owned / Founded Beauty Brand Makeup Capsule - To celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month, let's curate a capsule with one or more makeup products from AAPI owned or founded makeup brands. [NOTE: A non-exhaustive list of AAPI owned or founded beauty brands can be found in the spoiler below ⤵️]
Week 20 (May 13 - 19) - The "Sleeping Beauties" Makeup Capsule and/or The "OMG, More Stuff From the Sephora Spring Savings" Makeup Capsule - I was inspired by the theme of this year's Met Gala, "Sleeping Beauties" - go through your stash and create a makeup capsule with beauties that have been sleeping in your stash and could use love and attention. Or, were there makeup products you picked during the Sephora Spring Savings Sale that are just now making their way to you (or that you are now getting to)? Put them in a capsule, by themselves or mix in a few "Sleeping Beauty" products. 
Week 21 (May 20 - 26) - The "My Best Self" Makeup Capsule - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Curate a capsule with products that make you look and feel your very best
Week 22 (May 27 - June 2) - The May 2024 "On Top" or "On The Chopping Block" Makeup Capsule - it's that time again, curate a capsule with your standout or favorite products this month or products you're trying to decide whether to keep or declutter. 

AAPI Owned / Founded Makeup Brands
Below is a non-exhaustive list of makeup brands founded or co-founded / owned or co-owned by Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) - the brands listed are primarily ones that offer makeup / color cosmetics.  To the extent the founder's identify cannot be determined by the brand name, his/her/their name(s) will appear in parens next to the brand name. Brands with an asterisk (*) next to their name denotes that that brand is available at Sephora.
CLE Cosmetics (Lauren Jin)
CTZN Cosmetics (Aleena Khan, Aleezeh Khan, and Naseeha Khan)
Em Cosmetics (Michelle Phan)
* Glow Recipe (Christine Chang and Sarah Lee)
Jason Wu Beauty
Kimchi Chic Beauty (Kim Chi)
* Kulfi Beauty (Priyanka Ganjoo)
Live Tinted (Deepica Mutyala)
Mango People (Sravya Adusumilli)
Meloway Makeup (Aiden Kim and Ash Kim)
One/Size by Patrick Starrr
Orce Cosmetics (Yu-Chen Shih)
Ourself (Lauren Otsuki)
Patrick Ta Beauty
Purlisse Beauty (Jennifer Yen)
Seraphine Botanicals (Sylvia Phann)
The Creme Shop (Theresa and Lawrence Kim)
Tower 28 Beauty (Amy Liu)
U Beauty (Tina Craig)
Wander Beauty (Divya Gugnani)
Yensa Beauty (Jennifer Yen)
Youthforia (Fiona Co Chan)



What is a capsule makeup collection?  

A capsule makeup collection is a selection of makeup products that can be used to put together different looks for a variety of occasions. For some of us, that may mean a group of essential products for your everyday look plus a few extra items for a more glam or dramatic look; and, for others of us, that may mean, a lineup of our holy grail product(s) in each makeup category. My ideal capsule makeup collection probably falls somewhere in between - we'll (hopefully) find out at the end of the year! I don't see myself as a minimalist, but I don't have an extensive collection of makeup either. I appreciate the collections of people who fall within both camps but I float somewhere in between - on the one hand, my brow product collection would earn a gold star if we were using a minimalist approach to makeup; my lip product lineup, on the other hand, would not. 🤣 It would most definitely not.  


Why have a capsule makeup collection?  

Everyone will have their own reasons for having (or not having) a more streamlined makeup collection. Over the years, I've just become more interested in having less beauty products on hand (well, except for lip products, lol) - a handful of items I use or reach for more frequently with maybe a few additional products that are go-to's for me for special events or occasions.  Don't get me wrong, I love trying new products and I don't see that changing. I just like the idea of having a simpler collection (I appreciate that "simpler" can be relative), curated to my needs and lifestyle.

Why Weekly? 
A few years ago, beauty & lifestyle blogger Serein Wu, did a weekly series (on her blog and YouTube), Makeup Bag Monday, where she would rotate her makeup bag each week with new product launches and makeup already in her collection. She would post every Monday the products she selected for the upcoming week and provide detailed makeup reviews on the makeup she used for the previous week. I may not post detailed reviews but will at least try to include a recap of what products I like and which ones didn't work for me.  If weekly works for you, great. If not, feel free to join in based on what works best for you.

Other Challenges On the Forums Worth a Look:

These are just a few of the many, MANY challenges on the forums. I've included links to ones that are active and will try to update accordingly. Some I participate in regularly, others I post to every so often, and others still I visit to learn about makeup products, tips and tricks, or just to see what's going on. 

Shopping Your Stash / Using What You Have

* Project Pan: Pan It! - 2024 Challenge
* Foil Challenge: Foil Challenge

* No Buy / Low Buy:2022 & 2023 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET - to be updated with link to 2024 thread
* With Monthly Themes: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2024
* With Weekly Themes: Makeup Challenge of the Week
* Lipstick/Lip Products Focused: 100 Days of Lipstick Challenge 
* Eyeshadow Focused: 100 Shades of Eyeshadow Challenge
* Eyeliner Focused: 100 Shades of Eyeliner 
* Cheeks Focused: [Edited 1.20.2024] Cheek Challenge Winter 2024: Mocktail Makeup
* Home Fragrance: Home Fragrance Thread

I'm excited to see what results from this experiment and I welcome everyone to join in this adventure, whenever and however is most effective for you. 

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Week 17: The "Green" Makeup Capsule - Days 1 thru 3


Okay, coming in with a mid-week check-in - my goodness, how is it already mid-week?!! 😦 Here are my "green" makeup capsules to date. Products with an asterisk (*) next to its name denotes a product I'm using for the first time with the capsule. 


Day 1 - Green = Clean at Sephora or as denoted by the brand. 

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We're going to pretend that the Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Mineral SPF 30 Refillable Moisturizer (that I used as primer) is really a part of my skincare routine that photobombed my capsule pic. That way I have 6 products to make another capsule for the Sephora Six - Fast & Furious Edition, which is where I'll post more detailed thoughts later tonight on the products used. As a teaser, this combination of beauties turned out pretty well and made for a quick & easy look. Exactly what I needed this past Monday. 


Day 2 - Green = packaging, product color/hue & Clean at Sephora

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💐  Primer - Dr. Jart+ Mini Cicapair Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 15 mL/ .50 fl oz  - green hued cream that neutralizes redness. Wears well alone or as a primer. 


❤️ Founation / Tint - Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF 50+ PA+++, one layer by itself, followed by a layer mixed with Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Bronzing Drops with Peptides - this is my favorite way to use the D-Bronzi.


👁  Eyeshadow Primer - about face Shadow Fix Eye Primer* - not bad but I'm going to need to play with this more before deciding how I feel about it.


👁  Eyeshadow - Bobbi Brown Jadestone Eye Shadow Palette (limited edition) - this has some beautiful greens and browns. Swatches in spoiler below.


😍  Setting Spray - Soleil Toujours Clean Conscious Body Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 30-50 6 oz / 177 mL SPF 50  


🏵  Mascara - #SEPHORA COLLECTION Love The Lift Curling + Volumizing Waterproof Mascara Ultra Black 
 has really been performing beautifully. This is seriously giving my Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof and all my waterproof mascaras some solid competition. 


💋 Lips - yes, I had 2 lippies for the same day. One for the morning (Merit Lip Liner Bespoke (limited edition) and MERIT Shade Slick Classics Tinted Lip Oil Au Naturel)  and one for the afternoon ( Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil for Moisturizing Sheer Coverage Blush Dreams😂 Both were great. I'm going to have a hard time whittling down my lipstick stash. 


Day 3 - Green = Clean at Sephora / Self professed clean beauty & one dirty product containing the color green 

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🌷  I wanted to test out the LAWLESS Skin-Smoothing Talc-Free Perfecting Powder as a powder foundation and not as a setting powder. Because my skin is really dry at the moment, I first applied the Farsali Skintune Perfecting Serum for its blurring and skin smoothing properties before applying the Lawless powder with the Sigma F80 Kabuki brush. Ohhh, the powder looked amazing. I'm working my way through MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation and when that's been used up, the Lawless will be one of my primary powder foundations in the rotation.

🌌  MILK MAKEUP Sculpt Cream Contour Stick - this is going to take some practice on my part but these types of sticks are generally easier to use. I just need to work on my blending.

🤔  I'm not sure this Iris & Romeo Ceramide Multi-Balm - Radiant Glow (can't seem to tag this) is best suited for my complexion. I'm on the fiar-to-light (maybe light-medium) side and this didn't show up on my skin no matter how hard I rubbed it in. I'm thinking this may not be long for my stash.

💄  MILK MAKEUP Odyssey Hydrating Non-Sticky Lip Oil Gloss Werk Trip is a beauty! 😍



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Week 17 - The BIC Inspired (Spring Edition) Makeup Capsule and/or The Sephora Spring Savings Makeup Capsule  
I got a little (read: A LOT) carried away with pulling products I wanted to use for this week's green theme. I think between Friday night and this morning, I must have put together a few different "green" capsules, with several sub-capsules. By the time I finally made up my mind on the products I wanted to use, I had the makings of 6 capsules from all the products I tossed into my makeup bag for the week - an ample sized green corduroy bag. I really didn't intend to stuff it to the gills, but ... 
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So, I decided the other night to take a different approach to the capsule challenge this week - a little less structured approach. 😰 Rather than try to whittle down and weed out products from this makeup bag (I was too tired that night), I decided I would mix and match products from the bag for a different capsule for almost every day of the week. I have 6 "pre made" capsules from this bag already - pre-made in the sense that I should have 6 different foundations in here to use that I'll focus each day's capsule around - I've tried all of these base products at least a couple of times and most a lot more than that, so I know my skin is good with them. My 7th will probably be based primarily on products I picked up from the Sephora sale - I won't be able to put together a full face but I'll fill in the gaps with other products, "green" or otherwise. Or, maybe I'll just pick my favorite mini capsule of the week to use again.
I'm hoping this means that I'll have more declutters, but there's a part of me that thinks that with my luck, I'll end up having zero declutters this week, even with 6 different variations on a "green" capsule. 😂 And there will be different interpretations of "green", be it packaging, color, clean at Sephora, and the one I'm looking most forward to - a capsule of beauties that have left my wallet with a little less green in it! 💸💸💸 Using the good stuff will happen this week, with the special occasion being a day that ends in "y" 😝

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Okay, I don't feel as bad for stuffing my capsule @itsfi .  We're just being really enthusiastic about being green, that's all.

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Hahaha @danielledanielle! This makeup bag is sooooo roomy, and clearly I felt the need to fill it up! How else am I going to know how much it can hold without actually seeing how much it can hold! 😅 Had to be done. All in the name of being green! 💚 

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Week 15 recap..


I didn't use a few things, which tells me that lipstick purgatory is purgatory for a reason.  I didn't gravitate towards those lips at all, just because I either didn't like something about them or there's a version/product that I prefer.  Like I had my too faced cocoa bold in triple fudge ready to go and just totally went for a different lip in the end 🤣🤷🏽‍♀️.  But, it was fun using a lot of "BIC made me do it's.". I could totally do another version of this.


Week 16 - Clean and Green

I was thinking of this week constantly because I don't really look for clean beauty, a part of me is like... It's marketing, mainly, even though I do understand sensitivity and desire to reduce exposure.  Also, do I have enough?!?  I just don't actively buy them and do happen to have some items from brands that I like.  Some Several.  I had no idea of how much of it is actually clean (whatever that means) .



I'm missing a couple of lip liners and lip oils, too and I only picked two of the Gxve bullets, too 


I managed to edit it down somewhat. 


And it fit into the bag


Well, until I realize I forgot brows




Close  enough 🤷🏽‍♀️

Day one.  I also realize my beef with clean beauty, a lot of them still don't perform as well for me in comparison to my "dirty" beauty 🤣.  I remembered why GXVE BY GWEN STEFANI Eye See in Color Clean Multidimensional Eyeshadow Palette Just A Girl fell to the wayside.  Chalky on me as it can be.  I have hopes for GXVE BY GWEN STEFANI Eye See in Color Clean Multidimensional Eyeshadow Palette Rich Girl , though.  Neither of them look like they do in the pan, though.

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@danielledanielle, I like having options, especially in the lip category. Because it sometimes really does depend on my mood what lip item or color I want to wear. There wil definitely be more BIC inspired / BIC Made Me Do It themes - probably about every 6-8 weeks, there will be either BIC-Inspired prompt or a "Do Over" / "Take 2" theme where folks can opt to do a BIC inspired capsule.


lolololol "I managed to edit it down somewhat." I love that you made the effort. I tried to just put together 2 capsules from all the items I put in the makeup bag. Then 2 became 3 ... 4 and, finally we arrived at 6, which then made me think, why not just make a 7th capsule and be done for the week?!!! 😄 


What's in the Theory case?

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That's a Viseart palette, Absinthe, because I also figured a literal Green should be included @itsfi 

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Yes to being literal @danielledanielle💚 And I bet Viseart makes a gorgeous green shadow! 😍 

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@danielledanielle Like those below I also found the Gxve shadows disappointing.  I'm working on panning my quad this year and it's getting harder and harder to reach for it.  I do like a very low pigment shadow and I'm still not in love with them.  I heard the word chalky used by a lot of people when describing these, but I low key thought the general population would like the lack of pigment that more who are more into beauty would shrug off.  I strongly suspect the formula was enough of a dud that they scrap the line and start fresh. 

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I wasn’t a fan of the GXVE shadows, @danielledanielle. I think they’re chalky, too.

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@curlychiquita @danielledanielle me either. I passed that on really fast after I received it in gratis. There was no depth no matter what you did. The eye liners and lip products were much better. 

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@curlychiquita, okay, so I'm not alone.  I wonder if they are being reformulated, because only rich girl is available here 🤔

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My last weeks capsule was actually pretty small for me.  I had a few different sale items start to trickle in and so I got to using the first batch which was pretty dang close to a full face.  I have to say... so impressed with just about everything!

I've still got one package on the way that should be here on monday so I'll be doing another week of sale items this coming week once they get here.

Look... could I have come up with a prettier background?  Sure.  But this is my current reality.  I have two boxes at the moment.  One on my kitchen table and one in my washroom where I get ready. lolLook... could I have come up with a prettier background? Sure. But this is my current reality. I have two boxes at the moment. One on my kitchen table and one in my washroom where I get ready. lol

One could also say that this is a bic inspired haul... Most of what I purchase from Sephora is. 
- ciele tint & PROTECT SPF 50+ tinted serum foundation 02 | Fair I picked up after seeing a few youtubers like it.  I liked the SPF that would be a bit of a top up to the SPF I wear daily.  I have to say... delivery system is not a favourite.  It's a dropper style and while it's been clean so far, I can see it getting gunky with more use. So far... this has looked outstanding on my skin and lasted about 10 hours without touch ups which is quite a good time for me.  
- Natasha Denona Hy-Glam Brightening & Hydrating Medium to Full Coverage Crease Proof Serum Concealer ... This is a formula I enjoy a lot lately.  I picked up one shade down from what I've been using and I quite enjoy both and feel like both will work with me. Gotta say though... when I had this on with the Ciele serum foundation... the foundation lasted longer than the concealer.  Keep in mind... I do touch my face a lot through the day.
- HUDA BEAUTY #FAUXFILTER Under Eye Color Corrector Peach is a really nice formula.  It's thin, but pigmented and blends in very nicely to my skincare.  It covers great, and my concealer sits on top of it well. 
- MILK MAKEUP Cooling Water Jelly Tint Lip + Cheek Blush Stain Splash is quite nice.  I saw a few reviews before mine came in and was going very slow and deliberate at first.  I found using a brush for cheek stain worked really well for me and it blended out with no problems.  I tried this on my lips as well and I like the shade quite a bit, but I do need a mirror and to be careful.  I can see myself using and enjoying this quite a bit!  
- Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil for Moisturizing Sheer Coverage Love it.  Sheer colour, but very wearable, feels lovely on the lips.  A thinner formula that I'm so glad I was talked into. This could be something that is beyond easy to toss in a bag and reapply without mirror while matching pretty much everything.  
- Danessa Myricks Beauty Groundwork: Blooming Romance - Palette For Eyes, Brows, Face & Lips I've used this pretty much every day since it came in.  The creams do crease on me if I don't use a primer.  I have loved how it's looked so much though that I haven't even tried using just the powders yet.  I'm someone who never tires of the pink palettes so I'm quite happy to have this one.  I've tried it on my cheeks once and quite liked that as well.  While I do get a bit of creasing after a full day even with primer... it's super easy to pat the creases out. 
- Tower 28 Beauty LipSoftie™ Hydrating Tinted Lip Treatment Balm Blood Orange Vanilla .  This smells amazing.  It's more pigmented than I expected and because of that, I think the delivery system, the rounded tip, isn't' the best idea.  When I did apply it, it was a bit.. messy, and grainy.  I saw others mention the grainyness online and figured it had to be a one off.  Don't get me wrong, it's not the most awful thing going, but the grainyness and applicator tip will make me skip picking up others from the line. Kinda disappointed, as Tower 28 has been a favourite brand. 
- Other non sale items, the Nars Pro Prime was used with the shadows, the Kokie powder is used to set my under eyes and my Tzone.  It's quite nice for a random product and I'll try to push forward with this to pan it as there isn't much left. The ABH brow wiz is a sample size, so only 1/3 of the regular size and should be done shortly.  The Lancome liner is a random one I chose to use on my upper lash line.  Nothing special, but works fine.  The Stila lip liner was just fine.  It's a bit too pale for my liking. 

Overall, quite a few things I really enjoy.  Can't wait to try a couple out a bit longer next week with some other new products! 

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There were so many "yes"-es and nods as I was looking over your capsule beauties @missjeanie! A huuuge one for the Summer Fridays lip oil and that NARS primer. Those MILK jelly blush sticks look fun. I'm sure glad I'm not into blush as much as I am a few other products because I'd probably have a (lot larger) pile of blush right now if I did 


As for the background, I love it! ❤️ It's absolutely perfect for the week's theme ❣️❣️❣️ As much as I usually find it calming to photograph things, capturing shots in or looking at shots taken of things as they are real life is one of my favorite things to do and look at. Interested to see how that Ciele plays out for you over the next week or so. I'm debating what base / foundation to break into next and that's one of the contenders. 😉 I'm sure I shouldn't open up another, but I'm on this kick to work through some products as part of distracting myself while on a low/no buy. 

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@itsfi Lol I swear I don't normally have cardboard boxes in my washroom... but sometimes you just roll with how things play out.  I wore the Ciele all last week and I realllllly like it.  It wore so well though the day and lasted way longer than I was expecting.  I tried something new today... maybeeeee influenced by this thread, and was comparing them every time I looked in a mirror.  Funny enough, this weeks capsule is also in a delivery box lol.  

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@missjeanie I feel like ciele tint & PROTECT SPF 50+ tinted serum foundation and ciele blush & PROTECT SPF 50+ liquid blush are going to get big (bigger? If I'm late)  at some point.  Anytime I've seen/read someone mentioning the foundation, it's always promising.  The blush,  I just swatched and it seems pretty good.

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RECAP: Week 16 - The BIC Inspired (Spring Edition) Meets The Sephora Savings Event Makeup Capsule 

I attempted to blend both themes this week, with some successes. I also attended a couple of events this week which had me veering off track track from my capsules - one involved having an opportunity to have my makeup done (and I went with it 😉) and the other was a dinner that I used some (but not all) products from this week's capsule when getting ready. Overall, I worked out of my capsule for 5 out of the 7 days. 

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These were the general standouts from the week, though not all were without their hiccups. I didn't end up using the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Color Pencil Brow, Eye & Lip Liner 808 Boundless Berry (not pictured) much but that was more because I wasn't lining my lips in general during the week. I did enjoy it when I reached for it. I was also reminded how much I enjoy using the Sigma F80 Kabuki brush for applying my base. 


Top Shelf:

🏆  I wish Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Crystal Holographic Lip Luminizer Holla'gram wasn't limited edition. It's on of my favorite lip toppers and for that I'm giving it a "Top Shelf" designation. Is it a GOAT lip topper? I need to go through some more lip toppers but it's a strong contender for that as well. 


Surprise Hit:

👁  I'm very impressed with the lifting and general staying power of #SEPHORA COLLECTION Love The Lift Curling + Volumizing Waterproof Mascara Ultra Black (the tag never seems to want to stick around on this one?) - it actually lfit and curls my lashes more / better than my tried-and-true (and a current GOAT) Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara 01 Waterproof Big is The New Black 😯


Great but GOAT?

💗  I love Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Blush & Lip Multistick Hibiscus for both lips & cheeks; it's definitely one of my favorites. I realized I haven't really had a chance to compare and test vis-a-vis one another all my cream blushes - I don't have as sizeable a collection of cream blushes but I do really enjoy them all. I may do a compare wear test to see how they fare against one another. Or, maybe I'll come up with different categories for them to be GOATs. 🤣🤔 


💗  I also have been loving the staying power on my lower T-zone and chin/jawline area that I get from ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starrr Mini On 'Til Dawn Mattifying Waterproof Setting Spray 1 oz/ 46 mL. I'm just concerned about the alcohol in this one drying out my skin., particularly as those areas, while oily on the surface are also dehydrated underneath (the excess oil production is partly from my skin being dehydrated). Time will tell with this one.  


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🔪  These two I've set aside for Week 18's chopping block in a couple of weeks. 😬 I really have found that theme / prompt so useful @cianni - thank you!


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🏡  These are from previous capsules and all are being / have been decluttered. All three items have been sanitized and will be re-homed. I was hesitant about it with the lippies, especially the lip oil because I started using it before I implemented my approach to keep products as sanitary as possible in case I decided to declutter so I could maximize my opportunities to re-home items, but the recipient is fine with it being sanitized. The Violette Fr. Invisible Bandage, conceptually, is a winner, but it pills. Badly. 🙁


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@itsfi Ohhhh some great items here, some (Ami Colé) I'll be testing out next week.  I have to say... I had one of the One Size Setting Spray on hand from lord knows when that I only tried once last winter... that stuff works well for me.  I was mad at myself for not trying it earlier.  I really should try it again now that things are getting a little warmer (I say that like I didn't see snow falling this weekend).  Any thoughts on the Kosas BB Burst?  I haven't heard much about it beyond the initial launch. 

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Ohhhh, you have some Ami Cole on the way to you @missjeanie? Yaaaay! 🙌 I'm excited for you to try out their products! My skin has been a bit tempermental lately and more dry than usual for this time of year (granted, the weather has also been off) so I've been a more cognizant of late of ingredients that are more drying (like alcohol). I feel like the One/Size setting spray will be 😘 when the warm weather sticks around. 


I like the Kosas BB but am still trying to figure out how I like it best. It says on the tube that it's a "tinted gel cream" and to me, that feels like a spot on description - the consistency isn't what I think of when I think traditional Korean beauty BB cream. This one layers well and 2 layers will give it more opacity. I find that traditional BB creams have more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but feel that the Kosas BB gives less coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but the coverage is more easily buildable. I'll get back to you later in the week with some comparisons with a tinted moisturizer and a KBeauty BB cream. You have the Missha BB cream, yes? Or are familiar with the texture / consistency? 

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@itsfi I wore the Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Blush & Lip Multistick today on my cheeks and lips.  Admittedly though I wore like 5 things on my lips today... had to try em all lol.  It's super pretty, and.... I might need to keep an eye out for a shade expansion.  

I do have the Missha, it's actually a favourite of mine!  Love the shade, texture, finish... it's just lovely.  

Sorry to hear your skin has been a bit off lately, I think the weather is playing with all of us, luckily you have an arsenal at your disposal to help fight mother nature!!

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