Makeup Declutter Spring 2017

Spring cleaning at it’s finest! I love/hate going through my makeup drawers and getting rid of old products or products I don’t use anymore. I love it because I can rediscover products that are hidden away and I don’t reach for. I also love it because I can make room for new products hehe. I hate it because even if I know a product doesn’t work for me I want to hang on to it just in case. Just in case my skin type changes, my skin tone changes, or my preferences change. I know it won’t but my hoarding tendencies won’t let me let go of things. 

But, every once in a while I force myself to go through my makeup and pick out products that no longer work for me or are old. I give the products that no longer work for me to friends so I know that  they’ll go to a good home. 

Face Products 

  1. Mac Studio Conceal and Correct Palette: I really liked this palette when I got it but I haven’t used it in so long because my skin is more fair and it’s pretty old. 
  2. Milani Illuminating Face Powder: This product was an impulse buy and I never really used it. It didn’t work for me as a highlighter and was too orange to use as anything else. 
  3. Stila Convertible Colour in Petunia: I liked this when I first got this but then realized I enjoy powder products much more than cream. This is a great option though for anyone who likes cream products. it can be used on the cheeks or lips. 
  4. Diorskin Nude Air Tan Powder: I have had this bronzer for so long that I can’t even remember when I bought it. It’s a gorgeous bronzer and blends beautifully. I would get this again but I have a ton of bronzers. 
  5. Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation: This foundation just doesn’t work for my dry skin anymore. It’s such a nice foundation for people with oily skin and I think my friend who has oily skin will love this. 
  6. Pop Beauty Bronzer: I don’t even think this bronzer is sold anymore. This is a really nice bronzer, it’s just way too dark for me now.
  7. LA Girl Pro Conceal: Again, this concealer is just too dark for me. I have this concealer in 2 lighter colours so I’ll just use those. 
  8. Covergirl + Olay De Puff: This concealer is super old. I’ve had it for at least 2 years and just need to get rid of it. It wasn’t my favourite concealer. A little too thin for my taste. 
  9. L’Oreal Tru Match Lumi Foundation: Love this foundation! It’s so nice and light on the skin. It’s perfect for summer! This colour is too dark for me. I’ll be getting a lighter one for when summer comes around.

  1. Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine: I tried to use this eyeshadow quad once and just didn’t like it. It is cream eyeshadow but it’s not very pigmented. I have other eyeshadows I love way more than this one to hold onto it. 
  2. Ipsy and Nyx Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio: This trio is actually not even opened. I just never felt the need to because I have palettes I love and single eyeshadows I love.
  3. Nyx Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadowin Graffiti: This colour just never got me excited. I’m not really into dark grey sparkle eyeshadow so I never used this. 
  4. Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner: I wasn’t a big fan of this liner. I did a whole review on this here
  5. Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner: I don’t know why I bought this. The shape of the liner kind of freaked me out and I never used it. 
  6. Urban Decay Perversion Liquid Eyeliner: This eyeliner was great! It just needed to be tossed because I’ve had it for so long. I did a full review on this liner here. 

  1. L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Lip Stain: I loved this when I first got it. It was a liquid lipstick before they all came out. This is very similar to a YSL product. This is just very old. 
  2. All these mini lipsticks: I got these as samples over the last little while. I just don’t like mini lipsticks. I feel like I have to be so gentle with them so they don’t break. 
  3. Mac Cosmetics Lipglasses: I loved Mac Lipglosses when I first started getting into beauty and picked these two colours up along the way. Since then I have found lip glosses I like more since then. I find Mac Lip Glosses to be quite sticky and my hair gets so easily caught in them. 
  4. Flower Beauty Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby: This is a great drugstore option for a matte lipstick in a chubby container. I just have other red lipsticks I like so much more. 

Is there a time of year you like to declutter your makeup? Let me know in the comments below!

  • Katie

    This is inspiring me to do a declutter of my own! That Milani powder is so pretty, I wouldn’t even want to use it and destroy the design.

    Beauty From Katie

  • This post just reminded me I needed to declutter my bags because I have at least more than 1 lipsticks on bags I often use.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • Oh gosh same! I need to go through my bags once a month

  • Love a good clear out!! xx

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  • Ah I totally relate to the feeling of not wanting to let things go, just in case I suddenly love it again or if my skin tone/type changes (which is never….). That’s great that you try to find them good homes though, usually my products are so old and sad I’d feel bad giving them away 🙈 I just discovered my L’Oreal lip stain the other day too, and was reminded of how much I liked it! Luckily mine isn’t too old (it smells fine…?) so I’m going to keep using it! 😛

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    • I try my hardest not to let products go too long before I get rid of them. But it’s so hard!!

  • I need to sort out all my makeup! I have so much I don’t wear, it’s crazy!

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    xx

    • It feels so good to get rid of so much! Very satisfying

  • Yiotou_La

    I recently threw away some really old lipsticks I didn’t get to wear that often, I have the bad habit of buying too many lipsticks and forget all about them.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Yes! Me too! I have the habit of buying lipsticks that all look the same (they’re not) but then only using one.

  • I just took the Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner out from makeup bag.
    I feel same the shape of the liner freaks me out too.