Transcript: Hi, Michael here with The Makeup Light. We often get asked, "Is a one light set up good enough for doing makeup? Can you really get away with one light?" Absolutely.

Megan here is using a single light set up. She has a Key Light on a Gooseneck on a Stand. Positioned over her shoulder.  She does not have to block the light to see my face. It's brightly illuminated, evenly illuminated, and gives her all the detail to be able to see.

So, yes, a single light set up is perfectly suited for doing makeup.