Cleaning Out My Makeup

I am a hoarder.  I have been for a long time. I constantly hang on to things I don’t need for sentimental reasons. Or because I don’t want to “waste” them. I’m really bad about hanging on to things because I think I’ll use them someday eventually maybe. 

I hardly ever wear make up. I’ll occasionally wear eye makeup and lipstick to work, but not as often as I should. Yet, somehow I’ve ended up with a lot of makeup. While perusing Pinterest today I saw a list for expiration dates for makeup and realized most of my makeup is over four years old. It’s time to go.  


There were so many things to toss out.  

Lip gloss that had never been opened, but was past expiration. Eye shadow that was barely pigmented to start with, so many tins of glitter I know I’ll probably never use. 

This was my keep pile, and I actually ended up throwing out more after I took this picture. What I’m left with is practical makeup that I can wear day to day, along with some fun options for the occasional time that I want to do crazy makeup. I’m going to try to get better about dating makeup as I get it. Throwing out makeup I know is old. And not allowing myself to get new makeup I won’t use. 

This is what I’m down to. A small bag filled with my day to day makeup, and a larger bag that holds the rest. It feels good to get rid of things I don’t need! 


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