How to Streamline Your Makeup Bag in 6 Easy Steps

Makeup is one of life’s affordable luxuries, but with so many great premium products on the market, it’s easy to get carried away and develop an expensive habit. So if you’ve pledged to declutter for 2016 and live life as a (very chic) minimalist, empty out that basket of past-their-best lipsticks, throw away those half-used foundations and banish those broken blushers. We’ve put together the ultimate all-you-need luxury beauty bag for under £100. Gorgeous and thrifty.

To nail spring’s fresh-faced beauty trends as seen at Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Isabel Marant and more, you need four products: foundation, a multitasking blusher, lipstick and mascara. Since you’ll only be needing four products, you should make them the very best you can afford—and with our under-£100 edit, you’ll even have some pocket money left over for some handy blotting papers to keep shine at bay and a cute cosmetics purse to store your wonder kit in.

Keep scrolling to find out how to invest wisely in your new-season makeup bag.

What products would go in your minimalist kit? Let us know in the comment box below.

Opening image: Harvey Nichols