I finished the first month of my twelve month makeup capsule experiment! Month one definitely taught me a lot, and I had tons of fun sticking to the program. I’m excited to take the lessons I learned from my first month and apply them to my second month.
January Makeup Capsule Experiment Thoughts
I’m actually shocked I made it the entire month and didn’t cheat. So, if you’ll remember back to my makeup capsule experiment announcement post in December, let’s get into what I learned, what I changed, and how I’m moving forward going into my second month.
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I originally planned to add lip colors in the capsule and boy oh boy was that hard. I couldn’t stick to that. I have a lot of lovely lip products and it made me sad to wear only a few. I decided fairly early in the month that I was no longer going to limit myself to a number of lip products.
Another change happened when I remembered the BoxyCharm subscription I gifted myself in December. I decided to allow myself to keep it for a few reasons: 1) I’m not guaranteed makeup in the box. They send all sorts of beauty products, and 2) I get a lot of joy out of the surprise and it’s a fixed expense.
I was surprised to learn just how versatile I can make each makeup product. I really liked that I learned to just get creative with each product because that made the products stretch for me.
I also learned that it’s ok to bend the rules a little. At the end of the month, I was traveling, so I just packed makeup that traveled well. Some was in my capsule, some wasn’t… and that’s ok!
Did I Make Any Purchases?
No! I was so proud that I stuck to my guns and didn’t make any makeup purchases.
Month 2 Makeup Capsule Picks
Month 2 Eyes
e.l.f. Eyeshadow Primer
Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow in The Dream Sequence
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 (see comparison between Naked Basics 1 & 2)
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
Month 2 Face
I want to take this moment to send a huge thank you to all of you for supporting me. Your kind words do not fall on deaf ears. I am truly grateful for this community. I was delighted to see other bloggers get some inspiration from this challenge. In particular, Chelsie and I have been trying hard to keep each other accountable with our no makeup spending.
Are you taking the makeup capsule experiment challenge? Let me know so I can help cheer you on.