I hope you are all well and are having a lovely weekend! I think Summer must have come early because the weather at the moment here in Britain is glorious! A few days ago, I decided to have a good old sort out of my entire makeup collection because let’s just say it had got a bit untidy to the point where I couldn’t see clearly the makeup items I had and I was just using the same ones everyday. As Spring is here, I thought it would be the perfect time to go through everything and actually get rid of the things that I no longer wanted or to give them to friends/family if they hadn’t been used. I did a post sharing my makeup collection pretty much straight after I started my blog so I thought I would share with you an updated version of some tips on how I decluttered my collection and how I store my makeup! I hope you enjoy my lovelies…
Before I start I just want to briefly say that I may not have a huge makeup collection compared to others but at the moment my draw just about fits everything in and I like to keep things as tidy as possible as I’m constantly adding new products and getting rid of old ones! I wanted my makeup collection to be solely of products that I use and like so I can then add new products to it knowing what I have.
I store the majority of my makeup in the main draw that pulls out from underneath my ‘MICKE’ desk from IKEA and the rest of the items that I use on an everyday basis in my makeup bag. To separate the products in the draw to help organise things, I have these ‘GODMORGON’ plastic storage separators that came in a set of three to place my makeup in which are also from IKEA if any of you were interested!
How I decluttered my makeup collection:
- To start off I went through each section and made a pile of prodcuts that had either ran out or I wasn’t really a fan of. If you are going to declutter your makeup you have to be honest with yourself and think ‘Am I really going to use this again?’, ‘Do I really like this shade?’ and all those types of questions because I must admit I found it hard to throw things away because I was making excuses like ‘I might wear this maybe once again next year’ but really I wasn’t going to. I especially found that I had a lot of brow kits/palettes which I don’t use anymore as I have been converted to brow gels recently!
- To help make decisions on what to keep and what not to keep, I swatched all the products on my hand that I wasn’t sure of to see the shades if I hadn’t used them in a while, especially lipsticks. I actually made a few product rediscoveries that I had forgotten I even had! Hopefully I’m not the only one who does this but I keep the packaging of some products as I just can’t throw it away so I also sorted through those and made some room.
- Once I had established a pile of things I was keeping and the things that I was going to pass on or get rid of, I got a packet of face wipes and gave a few of the products that I was going to put back in my makeup draw or in my makeup bag a bit of a clean. This probably sounds like a weird thing to do but some of my products had some how got grubby with stains, especially the ones in my makeup bag due to my concealer as it always seems to burst out the top when I close it!? Anyway I would recommend doing this to make everything nice and clean again. 4. After I had done the previous steps I now had all the products that I was keeping that needed to go back in my makeup draw. I made sure I organised eveything in a way that I could see all the prodcuts to avoid forgetting the products I have. Finally, I sorted through my makeup bags and any free product samples I had like face masks and primers.
Voila! This is what everything looks like after I had finished decluttering apart from the items I use on an everyday basis that I keep in my makeup bag instead of in my draws. I know there isn’t a huge difference but it’s good to know in yourself that everything is much more tidy and sorted.
(Sorry for the photo overload in this post and little text!)
That brings me to the end of this weeks post! Thank you so much for reading as always and I hope you enjoyed this post and in some way found it helpful if you are thinking of have a bit of a declutter! Yesterday it was also my one year anniversary of my blog which I wouldn’t be saying without all of you lovely people who may have been reading my blog from the start or only just joined the family a few weeks/days ago! It’s absolutely crazy how fast a year has flown by! I really appreciate all your continuing kindness.
Much Love, Amelia xx