Makeup Declutter/Empties | Ep. 2

Hi Beauties,

How is isolating treating you? I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy during this strange and somewhat stressful time. I have been using my time wisely and have decided to cleanse my life of everything I have outgrown. That includes makeup! I have decluttered a TON of products so this is what I am going to share with you today, I have also thrown in some empties for good measure. 

If you want to see my declutter process, check out my Instagram where I have been putting out IGTV’s showing you through my process! There is more to come and I know you won’t want to miss out on them 😉

First up we have the Sleek Contouring and Blush Palette. This has been in my collection for such a long time and I am sad to say that as my collection grew, I really neglected this product. I am not getting rid of this palette because I don’t like it or because it’s ‘bad’, I am simply getting rid of it because it is so old and needs to be thrown out! 

Next is The Balm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer. Again, like most of the products mentioned in today’s post, this is one of those ones that I brought with good intentions but sadly just never used. It has been in my collection for a while now, I have maybe used it a handful of times and now it is too old to pass along to anyone else. Anybody else guilty of this?

Now we have the MAC Cosmetics Velvet Teddy Lipstick. I picked this up years ago through the ‘back to MAC’ program. This is where you take 6 (I think) empty MAC jars, foundation bottles or full-sized lipstick bullets into your MAC counter, and they swap you for a lipstick of your choice! It is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me. Anyway, I picked this up years ago! Loved it, used it a lot, and now it smells a little funky so I thought I better make room for something fresher! 

Next up is the Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer in the shade light natural. I am proud to say that this one is actually empty! I have been loving this concealer for a long time and I was determined to use it up so I could make way for some new goodies. This is the second tube of this full-coverage goodness that has had a workout in my makeup routine, and I can easily say it won’t be the last. 

Up next is the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in the shade stix and bones. I am so sad to say that I just couldn’t get myself to fall in love with this tube of glittery goodness. I have another shade of these liners that I really do love but I guess this shade just wasn’t for me.

Now we have the L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr-Matte Foundation in the shade 22 radiant beige. I did have WAY too many foundations in my collection before I did this declutter. Some I have had for years, others are newer to my collection. This one hasn’t been around for a long time because it was actually a repurchase of one I used years ago. Sadly, my skin just isn’t up for the matte foundations as much anymore. So this one needs to move along. 

Now it’s time for the NYX Cosmetics White Eyeshadow Base. As you can tell from the photo, I haven’t gotten much use out of this. While it was good when I first purchased it because it was the only white base I had before I purchased the Plouise bases I just didn’t want to touch anything else! Bye friend. 

Next is the Ulta3 Get Glossy Lip Gloss in the shade fierce fuchsia. I have said in previous posts that I am not much of a gloss wearer as I don’t like how my lips look and feel when I have a gloss on. When I was lucky enough to receive some glosses from the amazing Ulta3, my mind changed. This shade of pink, however, is not for me. I kept the other 2 they were kind enough to send me, but this one can move in with a friend. 

I am sad to include my Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter in the shade into the blue. This one technically isn’t an empty product but I might include it in that category. Why do I say that? Because I had to get rid of it because it has dried out so badly that when you swatch it, literally nothing comes out! I haven’t had it for too long which is a bummer. I definitely loved it while I had it! 

Next up is the Benefit Cosmetics The Pore Fessional Primer. This is another proud empty of mine! I love using the mini versions of this product because it is so easy to take with you everywhere you go. There is nothing worse than an over the top, large and bulky product. But the bad part about it being a mini is that you do tend to go through it quickly. I may repurchase this again in the future, but for now, I want to test out some new and different things. 

Now we have the Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer in the shade fair. You may be able to tell that I have actually never opened this product! I had repurchased this a while back during a Priceline sale when I was using up another tube of this product. After I got rid of the last one I had good intentions to use this one up too. But I guess that never happened! Time to pass it along to a friend. 

Next up is the Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Foundation in the shade fair-light sand. This foundation shade is a pale gals dream! I loved it from the moment I got my hands on it. Which was lucky because I actually purchased it online! It is a little old now and doesn’t smell the best so it was time to get rid of it. You may see her reappearing again in the future though. 

Second last is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer. I purchased this because one of my favourite YouTube Beauty Gurus loved it. But I never really got into it. Sadly now it is old and expired so it has to go in the bin. Bye! 

Last, but certainly not least is the MAC Cosmetics Diva Lipstick. This actually belonged to my sister before it made its way into my lipstick drawer. I honestly didn’t know how long she had owned it for before it came my way (gross?) but I decided to give it a chance. Now I when I look at it, I can tell it expired looooong ago! 

Did you enjoy my makeup declutter? What have you decluttered or emptied lately? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

Makeup Declutter/Empties | Ep. 1

Hi Beauties,

I have recently been updating my makeup inventory which has made me take a long hard look at all the makeup I have been hoarding over the past few years. I decided that now would be a great time to thoroughly declutter my collection and just keep the products that I love and use often. Due to this, I have decluttered a TON of products so this is what I am going to share with you today, I’ve thrown in some empties for good measure also. There is a whole lot to get through so let’s get straight into it!

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer – I had this product in my project pan for this year, and I  am happy to say that I am done with it! It is such a good pore filling primer and I would definitely try and get my hands on it again in the future once I test out some other primers. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Lipsticks – I feel so sad getting rid of these mini lipsticks because they are so beautiful. But I just don’t know what I was thinking when I purchased these because if I am being perfectly honest, pink lipstick shades and I aren’t the best of friends. I just don’t like how they look against my skin. So these lovely lipsticks don’t go to waste I will be sending them along to a family member who I know will get so much use out of them. 

Australis Cosmetics Fresh & Flawless Powder – this was another product that I featured in my project pan items for this year and as you can see it’s pretty much empty (finally!). It is a super affordable dupe for the MAC Cosmetics powders and I have already opened a fresh one. 

Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder – I feel like I have had this in my collection forever, so it is definitely due to go in the bin! 

Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara & Maybelline The Colossal Mascara – all of these beauties are pretty much empty! I feel so accomplished to finish so many amazing mascaras. I definitely want to repurchase the Tarte and Maybelline ones in the future. 

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer – another product that has been in my collection for far too long. I used to love this concealer so much because it is super full coverage and doesn’t budge all day long. However, now that I am older and my skin has changed I find it too thick for under my eyes so I never really reach for it anymore. 

Glamglow Glowsetter Setting Spray – I am so glad that I tried out this mini product! It is such an amazing setting spray! I definitely want to pick up the full-sized product. 

NARS Cosmetics Foundation – I feel like I should have gotten rid of this foundation a while ago simply because it is so not my shade. However, I tried to make it work and wore it on the odd occasion. It has now expired and I would love to repurchase it in my actual shade. 

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks – I am so sad to be saying goodbye to these gems but they are all expired so I am no longer able to use them. I definitely will be repurchasing my favourite shades in the future! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – now this may come as a shock to some of you because this palette was so highly wanted and talked about for such a long time within the beauty community. I hardly reach for this palette because of two simple reasons. One is that I don’t enjoy the undertones of these shades on my skin (I feel like they all turn out really dark and a lot of the shades are so similar) and I also feel super uninspired when I look at this palette. For those reasons, I will be sending this off to a better home where it can be used and loved. 

Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Palette – yet another eyeshadow palette that I just never reach for anymore. I loved this when I first got it because it is a great blend of neutral shades in a small, travel-friendly palette. 

Violet Voss Drenched Metals Palette – although I am all into the bright bold colours lately, and this palette definitely comes under that heading, I just never find myself wanting to reach for this palette. It has a great mix of shimmery colours but I find it hard to want to use this palette as I have to mix and match with other palettes to create a full look. 

What are some of your recent empties/decluttered products? Did I get rid of any of your favourites? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

Makeup Declutter

Hi Beauties,

I have recently been updating my makeup inventory which has made me take a long hard look at all the makeup I have been hoarding over the past few years. I decided that now would be a great time to thoroughly declutter my collection and just keep the products that I love and use often. Due to this, I have decluttered a TON of products so this is what I am going to share with you today, I’ve thrown in some empties for good measure also. There is a whole lot to get through so let’s get straight into it!

*Side Note: you may notice that a lot of these photos have different backgrounds. This is because I started this declutter before I took a break from social media, and now that I am back I have made my own new background for my photos!*

Beauty Essentials Makeup Wipes – I absolutely love these makeup wipes for many reasons. They are only $2 from Priceline, they aren’t too harsh for my skin and they come in so many different styles. I picked up a whole bunch a while back while Priceline was having a half off sale so I have been slowly using them up. However, once I run out of these I will not be repurchasing as I am trying to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – This is a staple setting spray in so many makeup lovers collections. I feel like I have had this product in my collection for such a long time so I had decided to make it part of my project pan this year. I am happy to say that I have finally used it all up, so now I can give some of my other setting sprays some love before I repurchase this one.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel – Another product which I had in my project pan for this year! I love this clear brow gel so much that I will definitely be repurchasing one day in the future. It holds those unruly brow hairs in place all day and doesn’t leave the brows feeling crusty and gross like some others do.

Benefit Cosmetics High Brow Glow & NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil – I have had these products in my collection for so long now and I honestly ever reach for them so I figured it was time to get rid of them!

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frosts – If you have been following my blog for a while you would remember that one of my first ever posts was about these products. I picked them up in a great sale and I let you know in that post that I was really disappointed with the quality of these products. I never reach for them, they don’t work well on my skin and it was time to say goodbye to them!

ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix – This is another bunch of products I, for some reason, just never reached for. While I do love these shades they were also limited edition which means that you are no longer able to get your hands on some of the shades.

ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Cheek & Shadows – As much as I love ColourPop and their affordable products, these ones just aren’t for me anymore. I much prefer their pressed shadows to their super shock ones. I never reached for the blushes as I found them a little harder to use.

MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks – These technically belong to my sister but she gave me the big responsibility of looking after them for her when she didn’t have space for them in her collection anymore. After actually checking them out I had to break it to her that they had definitely expired a long time ago so it was time to bin them!

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Palette – I got my hands on this limited edition palette after I fell in love with it on BeautyBay. I had it in my collection for months and months and honestly never picked it up. Instead of wasting perfectly good product I thought it was time to pass it along.

Chanel Universal Bronzer – First of all, this ‘universal’ bronzer is not at all universal. I had tried so hard to love this product because I had saved up for it for so long and finally purchased it. But it just never looked good on my skin! It has now been rehomed to someone who can actually get some use out of it.

What products have you panned or decluttered recently? Am I getting rid of any of your favourite products? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

Clean Out Week | Part 2 | Empties

Hi Beauties!

Welcome back to another blog post. I hope you are enjoying the posts I have been putting up for you guys!

Today’s post is part 2 of 3 posts going up this week! First, I gave you a look into some products that I recently decluttered. Today, we will look at a few empty products I have used up over the last month (and I will let you know if I plan on repurchasing them). And lastly, I will give you a little project pan update.

Let’s get into some empties!

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Tatcha – The Water Cream has quickly become my new favourite moisturizer. I love it so much that I have had to hide my newly repurchased (spoiler alert) one so that I use up some other moisturizers I have in my collection. I love this product because it leaves my skin feeling super hydrated and smooth for such a long time. It doesn’t just soak into my skin and disappear. Like I said, I have already repurchased this one!

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Maybelline – I have been trying to get back into doing eyeliner with some of the makeup looks I have created lately, which is why this one is empty! I love using this as a base/outline for my liner and then going over the top/filling in the line with a liquid liner. At this stage, I don’t know if I will repurchase this one again.

L’Oreal Paris – I have had the Lumi Magique Highlighter in my collection for some time and I was wondering when it would run out. I have been using this more recently as an eyeshadow base and I really loved how it performed. I won’t be repurchasing this product however, simply because I have so many concealers open at the moment, I don’t need to add any more!

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Makeup Revolution – I feel like everyone in the beauty community has mentioned the Conceal & Define Concealer at some point within the last year or so. I loved mine to death and I am so happy that I grabbed 3 shades because I have gone through them so quickly! I have one of the shades left and now that they are being stocked at Priceline for us Aussie beauties, I will be running and grabbing the super-sized product asap.

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Beauty Essentials – if you didn’t know, Priceline stocks this really amazing and affordable skincare brands. I grabbed a bunch of their makeup remover wipes when Priceline had one of their amazing skincare sales and I have fallen in love. I have used up the Sensitive and Micellar ones and I have already repurchased some other flavours (if you will) to try out. Did I mention they are only $2?!

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MAC Cosmetics – I have gone through so many bottles of this brush cleanser so you can be sure that I really do love this product. It cleans/disinfects your brushes so well and also dries super quickly which would be great for you makeup artist beauties. I did go to repurchase this but it was out of stock so I grabbed another brand, but I will definitely pick this up again in the future.

Garnier – everyone loves a bit of micellar water am I right? I love using this for cleaning up eyeshadow/winged liner, for removing makeup for a cut crease or for an extra step in my makeup removing process. It is such a great all rounder! I have already repurchased a super big size of this so hopefully, I shouldn’t run out anytime soon.

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Bioderma – this Make-up Removing Micelle Solution was a favourite of mine for such a long time. It works great as a makeup remover on its own, or as an added step in the makeup removing process. It leaves my skin feeling super clean which is what you want in a makeup remover. I will repurchase this one in the future, but for right now I am testing out some other similar products.

Have you tried any of these products? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties

X

Products I’m Getting Rid Of | Vol.2

Hi Beauties!

I recently went through all my beauty products and had a HUGE clean out. Some products I had were so old that I couldn’t believe I still had them in my collection, some were empty or close to being empty, and others just don’t work for my skin so it’s time I part ways with them and give them to someone who will actually get use out of them. Today’s post is going to be all about these products!

Let’s get into it!

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Zoeva Nude Spectrum Palette – this hasn’t been in my collection for long, and as you can see it is definitely far from being empty. However, for whatever reason I am not loving this palette. Don’t get me wrong, the shades are beautiful and pigmented, I just find that I have SOOOO many other palettes that have similar colour stories that I always reach for. So I am going to pass this palette along to a family member and hope that they can give it the love and attention is well and truly deserves.

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Jeffree Star King Tut Skin Frost – again, this hasn’t been in my collection for too long. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking when I brought this product and I am actually angry at myself for wasting the money. Firstly, these highlights are blinding, however they are definitely not my favourite formula wise. Secondly, I am ghostly pale, so why did I ever think that this dark bronze shade would EVER work on my skin.

Rimmel London x Kate Moss Blush Collection – I have had this for quite a while now. I absolutely loved this product when it first came out. The highlight is poppin’, the blush and stunning and the bronzer isn’t too warm for my complexion. This is another product that I just don’t reach for anymore so it is time to make some room for some new goodies and pass this one along.

L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze Eau De Soleil Bronzer – I have had this in my collection for soooooooo long now. I absolutely love this product as it gives such a beautiful natural bronze glow to the face. It has been a while since I have used it, and I don’t really how exactly how old it is, so it’s time to go in the bin! If they still sell this product, I will be grabbing myself another one.

Sportsgirl Glow With It Bronzer – I don’t really know what I was thinking when I brought this product. Don’t get me wrong, the bronzer is stunning and super glowy. I don’t really love the shimmer in this bronzer, and I can really only use it when I am fake tanned (which I have cut back on) so I never really reach for it.

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No Pong Deodorant – my sister put me onto this product in the middle of the year. I was very hesitant at trying because it is one of those deodorant that you have to put on with your hands, and I wasn’t sold on the ‘all natural’ side of things (I find they never really work at hiding smells). However, I absolutely LOVE this product and I have already repurchased 2 more tins of this. My skin is really sensitive under my arms and I find that spray deodorants can leave me feeling itchy and irritated. This natural deodorant really does work wonders!

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Lashes – the styles are Kara #wsp, kara #41 and the XoBeauty The Innocent. I am getting rid of these lashes simply because I have so many others in my collection that I love to use. These lashes just don’t really appeal to me anymore so I will pass them along to a family member (except the used ones, they are going in the bin obviously).

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – I feel like everyone at some point in their makeup journeys have used this concealer. It is an old cult favourite, which is why mine is completely empty. This one is in the shade fair and it works perfectly with my pale skin to hide my dark undereye circles. I will definitely be repurchasing this concealer.

Too Faced Born this Way Mini Concealer – I have been through two of these concealers within the last few months. Yes they are minis, and yes I know they do have a full sized concealer. However I find these small ones so easy to carry around and travel with. I need to get my hands on the new full sized Born This Way concealers ASAP!

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – I never thought I would ever get through this concealer, but I was wrong. I am so sad that this is empty and I need to repurchase it straight away because it is really amazing. It is super full coverage, it doesn’t crease on me and it lasts forever!

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Australis Metallix Shadows – I went through a phase of wanting to own all of the shades of this product, and while that was all well and good, I quickly realised that I will not and cannot ever use up ALL of these shades. I am getting rid of Plum Diddy (brown), Midnight Foil (black), Guns and Rose Petals (rose gold) and Girl on Sa-phire (dark blue). The blue and black shade have dried out a little so they no longer work the same as they once did, and the other two shades are similar to others I have in the collection. Time to go to a new home friends.

Eyeliners – I am getting rid of my white Australis eye pencil simply because I never use it and I have had it for way too long. I also have a NYX white eyeliner that I reach for more often and how many white eyeliners does one girl really need? I am also going to donate an unopened Black Bean Jumbo Eye Pencil by NYX simply because I didn’t realise that I already have this shade and again, I don’t need TWO of the same shade. I am also getting rid of my NYX gray eyeliner because I never reach for grey eyeliner, simple.

Lip Pencils – Jordana Berry Baby, Mac Whirl and Currant, Rimmel Addiction, Milani Sugar Plum and Clinique Violet Sky and Cocoa Peach. There is a whole mix of reasons I am getting rid of these lip liners, but the main one is because I never really reach for them. I am still learning how to perfect my lipstick and I am finding that I am better at NOT using lip liner. Some of these have been in my collection for too long, some barely show up on my lips and others are just not the shades for me.

Colourpop Cosmetics Lippie Stix – in the shades Upside Down and Hotline. I am decluttering these lippies simply because the shades don’t really work well with my skin tone. I know some of my family members would suit these colours way more so I will passing these amazing products onto them.

What products have you used up this month? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X