The very words ‘capsule collection’ epitomise the stylish minimalism that I’d probably need to de-clutter for a year to achieve. However, Serge Lutens make up embraces the bare essential concept in such a beautiful way that you just want to keep buying more of it – thereby completely throwing the waste the Necessaire du Beaute idea – ie: only what is necessary. Developed with beauty maestros Shiseido,the powders are superfine in formulation and lipsticks lush and creamy. Launching exclusively in Harvey Nichols on Friday, I’ve decided its not only necessary, but completely essential to have as much as I can stuff in my make up bag.

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