Thursday, 29 June 2017

A little makeup declutter

I am really determined this year (one of my resolutions, actually) to declutter my home bit by bit, and as a part of this process, I have reached the living room corner where my vanity stands.

Well, I'm sure I'm not alone in this but it's really hard for me to throw pretty things out if they are not empty. I just like to look at them, swatch them occasionally but for various reasons, they don't end up on my face...
I have expired or never used products sitting in my collection that takes up precious storage space and I'm fed up with this situation. My main goal was to get rid of products that I've had lying around for years but I never reach for them and especially wanted to concentrate on sorting out my lip products and getting rid of all the expired or neglected items. What's the point of having them if I never use them, right?
So here is the list of the products that will go in the bin.

I could have been more brutal but this is a good start for me.

I wanted to love it but the consistency is too thick with not enough coverage. It felt like a mask, emphasised my pores, wasn't really for me. Only good thing I could say about it is the practical packaging.

I liked this product a lot but I had it for years and it has probably expired. I have way too many blushes so I won't repurchase.

I bought this in a craze when I wanted to love BB creams/tinted moisturisers. (Around the same time as I got the Jouer Tint.) It could work for someone with dry skin because it is very rich and it was sliding off my oily skin. Again, not for me.

Expired, I used it more as a blush than a lip colour but I wasn't a fan. I have nicer blushes for the fraction of the price. Won't repurchase.

I had this for years but only used it a handful of times, probably already expired. 

Bourjois Cream Blush in 02 (discontinued)
Expired. Nice everyday cream blush though, perfect for travelling. 

My Little Beauty Face Bronzing Powder (came in a box)
The shade is too dark and orangey for my skin tone. 

Beautiful shade but I had it for way too long, it was time for it to go. Won't repurchase as I prefer other powder blushes in my collection.

Same as above.

Eyes and Brows
I got this as an alternative to my MAC Bare Study Paint Pot. It has a similar effect for an easy everyday champagne lid look but I find that Bare Study doesn't dry out as fast and it's easier to work with.

Great stuff, doesn't make the brows crispy or white but still keeps them in place for the whole day. Would definitely repurchase again.

L'Oréal Super Liner (discontinued)
Dried out. I got this to practice my winged eyeliner, but I had to accept that I just can't get them right with a felt tip. I'm more of a gel liner girl.

L'Oréal Super Liner So Couture (discontinued)
Dried out, got it in a L'Oréal 3 for 2 with the above liner. I got on better with this one, probably because of the tiny brush. I don't think I would repurchase. 

Sadly dried out. I love this mascara have gone through many tubes of it, so I will probably repurchase it at one point.

 Repurchased it many-many times before because it's a really good brow product. I alternate between this Archery and the other one with the finer tip. Love them both.

Soap and Glory Sexy Motherpucker in Plum Jam  (discontinued) 
Used it all up. Lovely autumnal burgundy colour. Loved it but I think it has been discontinued already...

Used up sadly. I tried to scrape out every last bit with a lip brush though...:D Loved this lipstick. I believe they still have the same shade in a new packaging that I will need to get my hands on.

Completely used up and absolutely loved it, one of my favourite lipsticks, amazing everyday pinky-nude shade. I look for it every time I'm in Boots but it's always out of stock.

My Little Beauty Make A Wish Lipbalm (came in a box)
Used up, this was surprisingly good with hydrating my lips, I'm happy I've received it in one of the boxes.

L'Oréal Color Riche Matte in VIP (discontinued)
Expired, nice colour, but again too bright for me to use every day.

Red lipsticks are just a waste in my collection, I never reach for them.

This was so hyped up online that I had to buy it and try it for myself. It was a bit of a let down because I really didn't like the formula and the smell.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 88 Espirit (discontinued)
I had this for way too long and even though it's a gorgeous colour I don't reach for these sort of shades on an everyday basis.

L'Oréal Caresse in 203 Rock 'n Mauve (discontinued)
Great formula but I never wear this sort of purple colour. I honestly don't know why I bought this product in the first place...:D

Soap and Glory Sexy Motherpucker Lip Plumping Gloss in Spun Sugar (discontinued)
Expired, I had a few other colours that came in the same Christmas set that I preferred but those were lost somewhere. I would get it in a different colour again. It actually was plumping on the lips.

Expired, another red lip product that is very pretty but got minimal use in my collection. Very good staying power though for a gloss.

Tanya Burr Just Peachy Lipgloss (discontinued)
Expired and simply it was a very bad colour choice for me, too pale and milky for my skin tone

L'Oréal Caresse 200 Princess (discontinued)
Expired, very-very pretty shade and nice gloss though. 

All in all, I am very happy that I got rid of 28 products that I never used and just took up space in my makeup storage. Now I can buy some new stuff, right? :)


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