If you’ve seen my last post, Pesky Things That Need to Get Done Before the New Year, you would’ve seen how much of a mess my vanity was.
There is makeup on my vanity that I’ve had since high school which sounds quite unsanitary. Ha!
I always loved the IDEA of makeup although I never really dappled in it as much as real makeup lovers do. I still enjoy getting new products. Who doesn’t?
For a while, I was a member of Ipsy so I have a lot of single products from that as well. Lots of build-up over the years. I got makeup as gifts and then there’s all the makeup I bought on my own.
Its been about 2 years since my last makeup dump or should I say spill, since Its hard for me to get rid of anything. So let’s see how much I am willing to get rid of!
Brushes – In my eyes, you can never have too many makeup brushes. I started with 28 brushes and I only ended up giving up 1. Although shes problematic, my favorite brushes have to be the Jaclyn Hill Morphe travel brush set.
Eyeliner– I ended up with 5 eyeliners after my dog ate one and I actually got rid of one.
Lipliner– I ended up with 2 lip liners. I got rid of my Tarte Cosmetics tartiest lip crayon. I rarely use lipliner anyway and the ones that I do have are basically the same plum color!
Shadows- I’m definitely due for another eyeshadow pallet. I got rid of 2 very old dusty pallets from high school and 4 loose shadows. Luckily for Christmas, my little nephew gifted me with some new Elf shadows!
Primer– Y’all, I was using the same Marbella primer for years. I know these products have expiration dates but clearly, I just don’t care. I can’t be the only one. Now I like to use the Smashbox Photo Finish Smooth and Blur Primer.
Concealer/ Foundation– I can’t get rid of any concealers because I feel like they all still serve their purpose. For anyone that’s wondering, this Smashbox concealer is amazing on my skin. I don’t even have to use foundation. I don’t like foundation. I would rather use a very lightweight BB cream.
Brows– I have a ton of these. 8 to be exact, after throwing away 3. Anyone who knows me knows I rarely leave the house without putting my brows on. I recommend the Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil.
When I was 3rd grade I used to be obsessed with pretend play. One night in the shower I was pretending to get ready for my wedding which required me to “get my eyebrows done.” So I took a disposable razor and shaved my brows like a little idiot. I’m convinced they haven’t grown back the same. It’s a huge insecurity of mine.
Lips– I tend to always stick to the same colors because that’s what I feel best suits my skin tone but do I really need 15 of pretty much the same ones? I think not. I was able to dump 4 lippies.
Mascara– I got rid of 1 crusty mascara so crusty that when you opened it, it left mascara crumbs everywhere. Gross.
I’m keeping my blushes and highlighters because they still do the job. I find myself always going back to the Fenty Beauty highlighter and Smashbox blush set.
I’m so glad I was finally able to clean and organize my vanity. I always said I would but something always came up. I also got to write a fun random post like this. Now all that’s left is to clean these brushes like I’ve never cleaned brushes before.
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