Decluttering – Pt. 1 Empties


I have decided it is time to go through my makeup collection, throw away empties and expired products and gift products to my sister that I don’t use anymore.

The first thing I decided to do was go through what was empty and expired products, which are all pictured above.

L’Oreal Telescopic mascara is one of my holy grail mascaras, this is my fourth tube I believe. I use it up pretty fast as I tend to always start with a coat of this mascara and then use other mascaras on top to get the look I am going for. I find this mascara adds a lot of length to my lashes which I love!

Covergirl Super Sizer mascara was my favorite mascara for going out. I wore it when I wanted a dramatic look that would stay all day. I found it added a lot of volume but could look quite spidery if I used more than two coats. I don’t think I will be repurchasing it mostly because it is impossible to remove, and that made me skeptical of wearing it as often as I would have if it removed easily.

Smashbox Primer Water (sample size) was definitely something I plan to purchase. I have been holding off just because I was hoping to find a cheaper primer for the summer but I think I probably just need to bite the bullet and buy this one. I like how it felt on my skin and often times I forget to put on primer so this is really fast and easy option.

Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals foundation was my old faithful until last year and this one I hit pan on and its likely expired. This foundation provided good coverage and color matched me well. I don’t believe Body Shop carries this line anymore and I stopped buying it when I discovered Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless for a much lower price point. I used to really like Body Shop makeup and I would take advantage of their buy 3 get 3 free but I have found drug store makeup I like much better and for cheaper.

All in all while decluttering I realized I don’t use a lot of makeup until it is empty. Besides mascara and foundation I find it hard to use a full size product up before I get sick of it. I may have to start challenging myself to use up what I have before purchasing new stuff.

3 Replies to “Decluttering – Pt. 1 Empties”

  1. I just did this too! While moving from my childhood home to my first apartment with my boyfriend, I took ALL my stuff haha but upon unpacking and organizing/setting things up in our new place- I threw away SO much! It felt really good to get rid of the old and expired stuff I didn’t use or even need anymore. Awesome post xoxo

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