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Capsule Makeup Collection Challenge

Hey BIC beauties! 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; and

(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. The themes / prompts are guides and if you have a certain interpretation or approach you want to take with it, go for it! Not every product has to fit squarely within the theme; it can be just one item.

 

CURRENT MAKEUP CAPSULE THEME:   

WEEK 28 (July 8 - 14) - The "If I Were To Curate My Ultimate Makeup Capsule" Makeup Capsule (aka The "These are My Favorite Products" Makeup Capsule) - We're over halfway through the year, BIC beauties. Have you discovered or rediscovered any favorite makeup items from the first half of the year? Show us what products would make up your ideal makeup capsule. I know I'm curious to see everyone's most-loved or "go to" products. 

 

Upcoming Makeup Capsule Themes: [Updated 6.24.2024] Take a sneak peek at the themes to come.

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WEEK 29 (July 15 - 21) - The Sticks and (Gem)Stones Makeup Capsule and/or The Pops of Colour: Summer Edition Makeup Capsule - Have some stick makeup in your stash that could use a little love? Time to bring 'em out include one or more stick product in a capsule (thanks @danielledanielle missjeanie). Stick makeup not your thing? All good; we're bringing back our previous Pops Of Colour theme (thank you @missjeanie), for a second option for this week's capsule - pick one or more products that add a summery pop of color to your look. Feeling adventurous - curate a capsule championing both themes.
 
WEEK 30 (July 22 - 28) - The BIC Inspired Summer Edition Makeup Capsule and/or The Pan It! Makeup Capsule - Okay, BIC Beauties, here we go - we have a new capsule theme as well as a well loved one - assemble a capsule of one or more beauties inspired or enabled by the fabulous members of our Sephora Beauty Insider Community? Or, put together a look with one or more items from your project pan. Or, meld the two prompts together for a capsule of both BIC inspired and pan it! products!
 
WEEK 31 (July 29 - August 4) - The New, Old or "Is It Time For This To Go?" Makeup Capsule - Did you pick up some new (or new-to-you) beauties this month that you want to play with (or keeping playing with)? Are there one or more tried-and-true products, or sleeping beauties in your collection that you want or need to put to use? Or, are there products in your stash that need to be put up on the chopping block (such an awesome theme, @cianni)? Here's your chance to curate a capsule with one or more products from one or any combination of these categories. 

Previous Makeup Capsule Themes: [Updated 7.1.2024]

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1 - The First (of the Year) Makeup Capsule
2 - The Quick & Easy Winter Edition Makeup Capsule
3 - The $20 USD ($27 CAD) & Under Makeup Capsule
4 - The "On the Go!" Makeup Capsule
5 - The Best of January 2024 Makeup Capsule
6 - The Black Owned / Founded Beauty Brand Makeup Capsule
7 - The Lunar New Year - Year of the Dragon Makeup Capsule and/or The "Things I Love" Makeup Capsule
8 - The "BIC Inspired" Makeup Capsule
9 - The Best of February 2024 Makeup Capsule and/or The "On The Chopping Block" Makeup Capsule 
10 - The International Woman Owned / Founded Beauty Brand Makeup Capsule
11 - The "One Brand" or "All The Brands" Makeup Capsule 
12 - The "Springing Forward" Makeup Capsule and/or The Pops of Color Makeup Capsule 
13 -  The Fast & Furious / Quick & Easy Makeup Capsule and/or The March 2024 "On Top" or "On The Chopping Block" Makeup Capsule 
14 - The "Do Over" or "Take 2" Makeup Capsule
15 - The Makeup-Artist-Founded Brand Makeup Capsule and/or The Sephora Spring Savings Makeup Capsule
16 - The BIC Inspired (Summer Edition) Makeup Capsule and/or The Sephora Spring Savings Makeup Capsule
17 - The "Green" Makeup Capsule and/or The Sephora Spring Savings Makeup Capsule
18 - The  April 2024 "On Top" or "On The Chopping Block" Makeup Capsule and/or The "More Play Time With My Sephora Savings Event Hauls" Makeup Capsule
19 - The AAPI Owned / Founded Beauty Brand Makeup Capsule
20 - The "Sleeping Beauties" Makeup Capsule and/or The "OMG, More Stuff From the Sephora Spring Savings" Makeup Capsule
21 - The "My Best Self" Makeup Capsule
22 - The  May 2024 "On Top", "On The Chopping Block" or "On Repeat" Makeup Capsule
23 - The Love Is Love Makeup Capsule
24 - The Repurposed Makeup Capsule and/or The Multi-tasking Makeup Capsule
25 - The "Welcome, Summer!" Makeup Capsule and/or The "Good Stuff" Makeup Capsule
26 - The June 2024 "On Top", "On the Chopping Block" and/or "On Repeat" Makeup Capsule
27 - The Indie Brands Makeup Capsule and/or The Summer Vacation Makeup Capsule

FAQs: [Updated 4.28.2024]

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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 channel), Makeup Bag Monday, where she rotated her makeup bag each week with new product launches and makeup already in her collection. Every Monday, she shared the products she selected for the upcoming week and provided 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 weekly recap (probably at the end of the week) 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.

 

What if I don't have enough products to fit the theme for a full face?

No need for your entire makeup capsule to fit the weekly theme(s). Just one will do. And, even if you don't have one that fits squarely within a theme, feel free to post your makeup capsule. We'd love to see what you're using and hear your feedback on the products as you put them to use. 

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

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Week In Review - Week 26 

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No products for the Top Shelf but no items decluttered either.

 

The surprise hit of the week is the IOPE Perfect Cover Cushion SPF 50+ - it has a natural, semi matte, semi satiny finish; it feels light on the skin but provides nice coverage. This expires in fall and I think I'm pretty close to finishing up this refill so we are going to be seeing more of this cushion compact in my capsules, but more towards mid-to-late fall as the shade will be a better match then.

 

We will also be seeing more of makeup products that are a part of this year's pan it! challenge. Not necessarily together and not every week, but they'll be sprinkled in more than they have been. Right now, I've been pulling one or both into my capsule for at least one day over the weekend and, in some instances, one or two days during the work week. The Westman Atelier lip palette is easier to bring in since I can use it as an after lunch lip shade. To get more usage out of the ND Biba shades, I've been depotting some of the prairie shade, together with some loose setting powder from the Sephora Collection (gratis) into that Sephora jar and keeping it at my work desk - I'll use the mix of the two products to set my eyeshadow and under eye concealer on days I reapply - on the warmer days, I've had to do some mascara cleanup and resetting of the under eye area more often.

 

My undecided items for the week include the Huda Beauty lip liner and the I Heart Revolution Salted Caramel Chocolate Palette. The latter will likely stick around for a little while longer, but I can see the Huda Beauty lip liner being put out to pasture soon as I've discovered I have more lipliners than I thought I had. Whoops.  

 

I didn't end up using the LYS or RMS sample foundations so I'll push those over into next week's capsule. 

 

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All 6 declutters for the month of June came from the first week of the month - the other 3 weeks were without declutters. Hmmm... 🤔 Maybe I'm getting too soft with deciding what needs to go?! 

 

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I can't help but admire I Heart Revolution's palette cases. 😀

@itsfi Can I ask how Huda's lip liner compares to other lip liners in your collection?

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@CynthieLu, they did a great job with the design of their palettes, didn't they?! It's so cute, eye-catching. 😍 A friend texted me that tomorrow is World Chocolate Day, a bit last minute for a new capsule theme, but that got me thinking ... and that lead me to discover that October 28 is National Chocolate Day. So, we should probably be pepared to have, at least for one prompt that week, a chocolate related capsule theme. Because, why not?!! 🍫 😂

 

I'll be back with thoughts on the Huda liner later tonight or tomorrow and will tag you.

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Week 25!

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I wanted to use my brand new Natasha Denona Golden Eyeshadow Palette and the highlight and pumper, so I built the capsule around that as well as items to keep using up.  I was impressed by how pared down I was.

 

Natasha Denona Golden Eyeshadow Palette 

Natasha Denona Golden Highlighter Trio Multi-Use Hybrid Glow Palette 

Natasha Denona Golden Glimmer Gloss Shimmering Lip-Plumper Golden Gloss 

Danessa Myricks Beauty Colorfix - Multi-Use Eye, Cheek & Lip Waterproof Liquid Pigment Lemonade 

Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Huez Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Mineral Spf 30 Sunscreen 5 

Dior Rosy Glow Blush 062 Bronzed Glow 

PAT McGRATH LABS Skin Fetish: Divine Powder Bronzer in Desert Glow and Bronze Divinity 

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter Hu$tla Baby 2.0 

PAT McGRATH LABS Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Powder Yellow 

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna We're Even Hydrating Longwear Waterproof Concealer 

LYS Beauty Speak Love Lip Liner Pencil Devoted 

Dior Forever Glow Maximizer Longwear Liquid Highlighter 016 Bronze 

Dior Forever Glow Maximizer Longwear Liquid Highlighter 017 Nude 

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Silky Touch Highlighter Flaunt 

Live Tinted moisturizer & Elf Blue Camo corrector 

 

Then I remember Cheek Challenge was starting and then I was like, let's add some stuff, so I added an irresponsible amount of liners since I was using just one palette.  Yeah, no check products were added... Just liners 🤣

Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Pencil in Khaki (so mad they are gone) 

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner in Night Porter 

Freck Beauty Shadow Slide Long Wear H20 Shadow Sticks Algae Babe 

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Glitty Lid Shimmer Liquid Eyeliner Boozy Bronze 

Kulfi Underlined Kajal Clean Waterproof Long-Wear Eyeliner Jungle Gems 

Nyx Concealer Pencil

 

Also added additional lip options

Mented Cosmetics Lipstick Foxy Brown 

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Fenty Icon The Fill Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick She A CEO 

 

And then later in the week added

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color Uncensored &

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Kind Words Lip Liner Bold 

Urban Decay Beached Palette... Which is probably a fave amongst all my pallets, but I really use it just once or twice a year 😂, usually when summer comes along.  It's such a vibe, and I think it was very slept on when it came out. 

 

The fit

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I mean, this was pre third addition, but it's still impressive.  This Ami Colé bag is mighty  

 

How it went -

I actually used most of these.  I think night Porter was the only thing that was lightly used.  I finally used most of my options 🙌🏽.  And did a few looks for my cheek challenge to boot.  Friday, I even managed to whip out two looks.. So always have options, folks!

 

Week 26!

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How it started

 

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How it actually ended up

I forgot about the challenge again 🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️, but this time I added cheek products.

 

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This was a tough fit.  I even added a small makeup bag for lip options, gold colored  to go with ND golden... Not enough 😂

 

Repeats: PMG Bronzers, Golden Palette, Stunna, Primer, Brow Pen, Fenty Huez, Live Tinted moisturizer (I actually have come to dislike this, but trying to use it up since it had decent wear... It's just soooooo orange), PMG yellow blurring powder, Dior highlighters, Fenty concealer, algae have, SC kaki, Ami Colé Hydrating Lip Treatment Oil Excellence , Ami Colé Soft Shape Waterproof Lip Liner Cafe Touba   All good stuff!

 

Added

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight Captivate and Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight Transcend with Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Virtue so I can get my Glazed Cheeks on

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Blush & Glow Palette because I wanna play with it

PAT McGRATH LABS LUST: Lip Gloss in bronze temptation 

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner 

 

 

Week 26 ended up being an extension of Golden week because I wanna keep playing with this palette.  I did add an old love, ND mini gold, just to keep it interesting.  I feel like Tuesday I got into a rut, but having mini gold kind of helped.

 

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This is the capsule that *grew* @danielledanielle. I'm impressed by the amount you could fit in that shiny black bag. It's full!  It's just how it goes, we need our options. 😁 

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Ahhhh, that ND Gold palette is a beauty @danielledanielle 😍 - the shadows themselves and also the design of that cover!!!! ️ 

 

I was impressed by how pared down I was… and then I was like let’s add some stuff, so…” hahaha! Ohhh, this gave me the best chuckle. I feel like that’s something that so many of us here can relate to. 😆 

 

As for the “just liners”, I love it! I see it as a way to work through your liners. A battle of the eyeliners!! 😍 

 

Seeing that Ami Cole bag brought a smile to my face. I remember when she first launched her line. Her bag to hold all her beauties … 

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I thought that bag was adorable and it held all my Ami Cole beauties (and it’s bringing to mind that I have that highlighter stick somewhere …) Loved seeing the new bags to her collection - it’s grown as her line has. It’s been great to see her line grow and continue to grow. 🥰

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My what's On Top makeup capsule 👌

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This is a mix of My favorite items from past capsules and favorites from my stash this month that I'm reaching for on repeat. 💌

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Capsule All Stars: 
Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Eyeshadow Palette 
I pickup this palette frequently for an easy and quick everyday eye look.
Dior Forever Glow Star Filter Multi-Use Complexion Enhancing Booster 2N 
This formula is so good, you need so little! A nice simple way to get a good glow. 😊
Westman Atelier Lip Suede Hydrating Matte Lipstick with Hyaluronic Acid Minx (and Je Reves)
I'm thrilled with this formula and it's long lasting powers. 🪄 
Tatcha The Silk Sunscreen SPF 50 Weightless Mineral Sunscreen 1.7 oz / 50 mL 


Favorites from my stash this month: 

Armani Beauty Prisma Glass Hydrating Lip Gloss with Squalane 01 Clear Shine 
Tatcha Mini Dewy Skin Mist 0.4 oz/ 12 mL 
Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Cream Bronzer 
PATRICK TA Major Glow Crème & Powder Light Reflecting Translucent Highlighter Duo Sugar 

KAYALI YUM PISTACHIO GELATO | 33 Eau De Parfum Intense (mixed with 🍸) Ellis Brooklyn MIAMI NECTAR Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz / 50 ml eau de parfum spray 💙

All of these I've been using a lot lately and definitely enjoying. 
They haven't been showcased often in my capsules and I think they deserved this little shout out. 😉

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**Everything except the perfumes**

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@CynthieLu, it’s great to see the capsules or products that are repeated, and the new ones too. I always forget how large that CT bronzer is, then you see it next to an ND palette and it’s clear that there’s a lot of product in there. She does bronzers very well so that extra is nice to have. 

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The CT bronzer really is very generously sized @itsfi. I love the feel of a large compact thou. They just feel extra fancy.  I'm very sure this one will last me years. 🤭

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This is also a pretty luxe capsule @CynthieLu , very nice

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Truth @danielledanielle Top picks and top notch 😉 I'm hitting that theme twice lol. 

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Week 26: The The June 2024 "On Top", "On the Chopping Block" and/or "On Repeat" Makeup Capsule

 

I'll be rotating between two capsules this week. The first is based primarily on some well-loved products from the various capsules this month. I wore this capsule yesterday - it's a nice, quick & easy routine with warmth and glow that's a great way to start the work week. 
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Complexion:
Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation is a holy grail, ride or day, all-time favorite, GOAT 🐐 product for me - I love the dewy glow and coverage I get from this skin ti
 
A recent 'go to' combination this month has been mixing U Beauty The Super Tinted Hydrator with the Urban Decay Face Bond Self Setting Waterproof Foundation - coverage, glow, long-wearing and self-setting. The only thing I need to do is to see how this pairing compares to @makeitup305's recommendation to mix the  Dior Forever Glow Star Filter Multi-Use Complexion Enhancing Booster and UD Bond Foundation. Stay tuned, folks. Stay tuned.
 
Both HAUS LABS BY LADY GAGA Triclone Skin Tech Hydrating + De-puffing Concealer with Fermented Arnica and MAKEUP BY MARIO SurrealSkin™ Awakening Concealer wear beautifully on my skin - for concealing blemishes, redness and dark under eyes. 😘
 
Eyes:
One pass of the Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Brightening Pencil - Light 1 (discontinued) a
on my lower waterline and voila, I instantaneously look more awake, even if I'm not necessarily feeling it. 
 
SEPHORA COLLECTION Love The Lift Curling + Volumizing Waterproof Mascara Ultra Black # continues to work really well for me - lifts and adds a slight curl to my stick straight lashes. The effect of course is even better when I curl my lashes beforehand. No smudging or smearing most days - when it's warm and humid out, or if I forget to set my undereye area with powder, there is some transfer by mid-da
 
Cheeks:
TOM FORD Soleil Glow Bronzer 02 Terra is a good all over bronze for my complexion, and doubles as a quick wash of color over the eyelids.
 
MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer®  pairs beautifully with Tom Ford Terra as a deeper bronzer and/or as a contour.
 
I have been pleasantly surprised by HAUS LABS BY LADY GAGA Color Fuse Longwear Hydrating Glassy Lip + Cheek Blush Balm Stick Glassy Hibi... - it's more hydrating, cushiony/plumpy and soft on the skin than I expected. The color works so nicely for my cheeks and lips. These weekly capsules have really gotten me more into cream blushes, particularly those in stick form. This one ranks up there for me with Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick Petal and Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Blush & Lip Multistick Hibiscus.
 
Lips
The Haus Labs Lip + Cheek stick doubles as a lippie that leaves a beautiful stain on my lips. I really like that it doesn't feel drying on my lips. 
 
Clarins Lip Perfector is an OG for me, going back nearly a decade. Like most, if not all, makeup brands, my intro to it came in the form of a lip product - their lip oils and then the lip perfector. I tended to a different shade when I first used the lip perfector but the formulation of this one has remained relatively the same to the one I first used. 6 Rosewood is a pretty pinky brown that doesn't lean too far one shade or the other, and I love it.
The second capsule for this week is a mélange of different products, some on point with one or more of the week's prompts and others that I'm using this week as an audition for a potential spot in a few of next month's  makeup capsules. 😉
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Complexion:
Bobbi Brown Mini Vitamin Enriched Face Base Moisturizer & Primer with Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid 0.... is a dream primer when my skin is dry or very dry. Typically, that's in the fall/winter seasons but this spring has been a bit brutal weather wise. I feel like we're turning a corner with warmer temps but it's hardly what could be considered summer weather, or even consistent summer weather. Soon though.
 
Picked up samples of foundations I've been meaning to try. I couldn't find a good color match when LYS launched LYS Beauty Triple Fix Serum Foundation 3 years ago but am wondering if I might have better luck now that I have a little more warmth to my complexion. Have also been interested in testing out the RMS Beauty ReEvolve Natural Finish Foundation
 
The consistency and finish of the IOPE Perfect Cover Cushion SPF 50+ / PA+++ is better suited for my skin in the warmer months (when it's more normal / combination) so I've pulled this beauty out to see how it performs. It's got an expiration date of October 2024 😬 so if it works out well, we may be seeing this in more capsules and possibly, in the Pan It! - 2024 Challenge.
 
Eyes:
 
Eyeshadow palettes. 2024 has seen me use different eyeshadow palettes on a more regular basis than I have in the past 4 or 5 years. I know how long it takes for me to pan an eyeshadow palette and it's safe to say I won't be able to work my way through all the ones in my collection. My stretch goal is to declutter (by way of re-homing or donating) at least 4 eyeshadow palette - that's one per quarter, but I even decluttered one so I'm a bit behind. The Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate - Salted Caramel is very pretty but I'm undecided about this one. 
 
This Ere Perez Natural Almond Mascara - Mauve (it's more of a purple) is one I'm auditioning for The Pops of Colour: Summer Edition Makeup Capsule theme making a return in a couple of weeks.
 
Cheeks:
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Hope - love a good mini but even this one is going to take forever to work my way through - there's a lot of product packed into this tiny bottle and a little goes a very loooooong way with this formulation.
 
Lips:
Etude Ginger Sugar Meltng Balm Stick - 02 Soft Mauve glides across my lips and is really pretty cooler toned rosy mauve hue. 
 
The CAY SKIN Isle Lip Balm SPF 30 with Sea Moss and Aloe Stem Cells  I love so that's not going anywhere, but I'm undecided on the Huda Beauty Lip Liner.
 
Westman Atelier Lip Suede Lipstick Palette Les Nudes is one that took me by surprise. It's part of my project pan for the year and this palette has been showing much progress on the Pan It! - 2024 Challenge. Just wanting to make sure it gets some love and attention every so often, including in an upcoming prompt next month, The Project Pan Makeup Capsule. I'm looking forward to seeing what products everyone is / has been working to pan, whether or not they're also doing it as part of the Pan It! Challenge here. 
It all fits … 
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We'll be officially through one-half of the year after this week - can you believe it?!! 

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@itsfi Half a year of makeup capsules? I can't believe it is that far into the year already. Where is the time going?? 😅

This has been a great thread to follow along and be a part of! It's been an exciting addition to all the fun BIC things. Thank you for half a year of capsules! 🙏

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@CynthieLu, time certainly does fly by. It’s been fun curating capsules with everyone here. I feel like I’ve gotten a lot more than I expected or hoped to from the challenge. And, of course, it’s good research 🧐 for future purchases. 😝 🛍️ 

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Very true, this has been a great way to see what others are loving. 😉 BIC inspiration is my personal fave. @itsfi 😍

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Week 25 - Dior Round Up

It was a very good week with the spotlight on Dior for "The Good Stuff  Makeup Capsule

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I do love trying out new foundations and concealers and I've been fortunate that the Dior ones have always worked out very well for me. 

Dior Dior Forever Glow Veil Makeup Primer 1oz / 30ml is wonderful for added luminosity under foundation; a repurchase. This may be the newer version; I didn't notice a difference in performance.

Dior Dior Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation 2N Neutral, another Dior item that falls into my repurchased products list. 

Dior Forever Glow Star Filter Multi-Use Complexion Enhancing Booster 2N works well for my complexion but I may follow @makeitup305's lead and pick up 3N & 4N at another time.

Dior Dior Forever Skin Correct Full-Coverage Concealer 1.5 Neutral 
Dior Backstage Concealer 2N 
Dior Dior Forever Loose Cushion Powder - can't seem to locate the light (001) to tag
Dior Forever Perfect Fix is a good setting spray but I have so many good or even great ones that this will not be a repurchase when I work my way through it - I'm close - there's about 1/3 of the bottle left.

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The only beauty here that I'm undecided about and it's really my personal preferences / comfort level and not the product's performance, which is really good, is the Dior Rouge Blush - 556 Cosmic Coral (limited edition). I've been slowly getting back into blushes this year but I (surprise, surprise) tend to stick to the same color families - corals is generally not one of them, in any beauty category other than possibly nail polish. I do like how soft and smooth this applies, that it has good staying power (7+ hours), and it blends out nicely. I also don't think I have many (or maybe, any) cheek colors like this in my collection. It will certain stick around for a while longer, and I'll try to incorporate it more into my future capsules).

Everything else is sticking around because these are really lovely. I fell behind on my plans to take part in a couple of the Cheek Challenge Summer 2024: Choose Your Own Adventure and Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023/2024 but wil plan to get in at least one or two of the looks I had in mind. Including some diffused bronzey looks with these Dior cheek products.
Dior Forever Glow Maximizer Longwear Liquid Highlighter 014 Rosy 
Dior Forever Glow Maximizer Longwear Liquid Highlighter 016 Bronze 
Dior Forever Glow Maximizer Longwear Liquid Highlighter 017 Nude (gratis)
Dior Dior Forever Natural Powder Bronzer 5 
Dior Dior Forever Natural Powder Bronzer 
Dior Forever Natural Bronze Glow Sun-Kissed Finish Healthy Glow Powder - 052 Rosy Bronze (Limited Edition)

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The lip items are all good with me, no surprise. Lip products are usually my hook into a brand and it was the same with Dior. I am a fan of most of their lippies. 

The Dior Fall/Winter 2011 Ready to Wear Palette (Nordstrom exclusive) is an oldie but one I literally just started using last week 😔 (do better, Fi; do better!) and it's not bad. The shades in this one really lend itself to be an everyday palette. I was considering including it in my project pan when I finish up a certain products but may do so with this one for next year. 

Dior Diorshow On Stage Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner 781 Matte Brown and 296 Matte Denim are lovely. I think I need to pull my liquid eyeliners together and start using one weekly. A longer battle - a fun and practical way to go about testing products in my stash. @ather 

Dior Diorshow On Stage Crayon Kohl Liner 529 Beige is a nice one for my lower waterline; it leans more cool than the Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Brightening Pencil - Light 1 (discontinued), my current favorite.

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara Black 
Dior Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub 0.12 oz/ 3.40 g 
Dior Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss 020 Mahogany 
Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow 038 Rose Nude 
Dior Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss 001 Pink 
Dior Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss 009 Intense Rosewood 
Dior Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick 100 Nude Look 

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Skincare and nail care - the "extras" that found their way into this week's makeup capsule. 
Dior Capture Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask 2.5 oz / 75 mL - love this mask as a semi-regular part of my skincare routine and also for makeup prep. 

Dior Creme Abricot Strengthening Nail Care is a classic, and a repeated repurchase. It pairs nicely with the newest addition to the Dior nail care lineup, the Dior Huile Abricot Nutritive Serum for Nails and Cuticles.

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These Dior bags are practical and pretty. Love how much product they hold. 

 

No declutters this week so we’re still holding at 6 for the month. I really loved using all these Dior beauties this week; I'm considering carrying it over into next week as well. 🤔 

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Fabulous round up of your "The Good Stuff!" Capsule @itsfi 

I think nothing being declutter means that this was exactly that, the goods! 

 

What is your top pick for setting spray? Is it the Gucci Brume de Beauté Beauty Mist 2.7 oz / 80 mL ? I'm trying to remember if you've mentioned it before 🤔

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That is definitely a great use of "The Good Stuff" theme @itsfi . I'm in love with your collection!

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Awww, thank you @makeitup305! There are probably just a few brands that I have enough products for a full face. Here, I think I’m missing a brow product from Dior, but I think I probably have (a very, very old) one that’s likely at the bottom of a pile of my Dior quints and other lippies. 

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These are all the products I focused on during the month of May. I still incorporated a lot of other products in my collection but these were set aside on purpose. I love the Dior Skin Glow and Maximizer. Those have been some of my favorite products overall this year. The Bobbi Brown highlighter has a slight shift but is still wearable. I like having something a little different than what I usually go for. The ND highlighter is gorgeous as expected. I enjoy the VB Blush but it doesn't stand out to me. I ADORE the House of Hur blush and picked up another shade. This is what I want every liquid blush to be like. The Merit cream bronzer is really good and the Etude one is perfect for precise contouring. If you need something similar to the VB Contour, this is it (although I don't own the VB so I'm just speculating). The SC cream contour is ok but it's very pigmented so you have to be careful. The Judydoll contour palette is good quality but just ok for me, but the donut highligher is a very smooth shine. THe NARS blush, though reformulated, is still is a great product. I didn't use the Phytosurgence blushes much. This brand is just kind of meh for me. 

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Both the TFit, the Laura Mericer, and the Jung Saem Mool concealers are very good. The JSM is a little too yellow but I can make it work. I LOVE the JSM foundation so much I want to try the other ones in their range. I still haven't used the Glowish primer, which probably means I should declutter it (but I'm not ready to). The UD foundation is a little deep but paired with the Dior Skin Glow in 2N is *chef's kiss*. I always wanted to try the Chanel Les Beiges blush and I'm enjoying it. Is it worth the money? meh. I'm glad I have it, though. I enjoyed both the L'Oreal Serum Foundation and the Primera Tone Up primer.

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These are all super solid, well performing eyeshadows. The CT palette is completely underhyped imo.

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Ooooh you had some beautiful things picked out for the month @makeitup305 😍

I do the same, I mix Star Filter with my DM skin tint, it's good!👌It's a fun one to play around with. 😉

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