After watching a few of Shaaanxo’s decluttering videos, I was inspired to take a look at my own collection, and see what needed to go. While my collection is barely a fraction of what Shannon has in hers, it’s still too much for one person, and it can feel a little overwhelming at times. Here’s what I’m finding new homes for (side note, I threw out a heap more products not pictured in this post).
Maybelline Baby Lips
I bought a bunch of these before going cruelty-free, and if my lips need a good balm, I always turn to my Burt’s Bees one. Three out of the four are tinted, so they’ll be nice for someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup.
Maybelline Colour Drama Lipsticks
I originally had four of these, but tossed out two that were once well-loved. The remaining two I’ve barely used, so with a sharpen and wipe down, they’ll be almost new!
Maybelline Color Exilir Lip Gloss
I got this in a beauty subscription box a while ago, and while the colour is nice, I’ve found other lip gloss formulas that I enjoy more.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick minis
I bought these in a set last year, with most of them only ever swatched/tried on once. I gave away two shades when I first got the set, and am now getting rid of the really colourful shades. I just can’t picture myself wearing them.
Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious Balm
Similar story to the Maybelline balms in that I prefer the Burt’s Bees balms, and I also don’t like having to dig into a pot with my finger. I’ll remove the top layer and sanitise this one thoroughly, as it’s another barely-used item.
Too Faced Gingerbread Cookie and Eggnog Latte palettes
I had a fair crack at a few of the shades in these palettes, but I have other shadows in similar shades I reach for a lot more. The only shade I’ll really miss is Central Park, which is a beautiful forest green shade.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
I still can’t do a liquid wing, so this deluxe sample is no good for me. Not a bad product, it’s 100% to do with my skill level, which sits at about a zero. This should have been decluttered the second I got it.
Maybelline Master Liner
This brown kohl pencil just isn’t used enough to justify me keeping it in my collection. I also prefer using eyeshadow and a thin brush to define my eyes (see paragraph above as to why).
NYX Micro Brow Pencil
This would be staying if I could make the colour work, as it’s a great dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. Unfortunately the shade is just way too dark for me, so I’m passing this one on.
Models Prefer Rainbow Highlighter
If I want a colourful highlighter, I’m more likely to reach for my Becca or ColourPop compacts. I also find this a little too powdery for my liking, so it’s time to find it a new home.
So, how did I do? Do you have any tips for decluttering your makeup collection? Help me out in the comments below!