Thursday, 24 November 2011

Makeup Clear Out

This has been a loooong time coming. I have so much makeup that I have a dedicated makeup room with built in storage. Most of the bulk has been ‘hand me downs’ and collections I got over 10 years ago (one palette I got off a neighbour when I was 7 but I kept all these years as I loved the insane colours, I'm now 26!!!!)

Anyhoo, I was in the cleaning mood last night as this room has been a mess for weeks, usually I just tidy up but this time I thought id have a clear out as I've just ordered some ELF makeup and …….drum roll please…..the Urban Decay Naked Palette. So needed to get out with the old to make room for the new.

I was checking the packaging also and realising a lot of the liquid stuff had 6 months on it or 12 months and I knew I had them for over a year. My rule was if I haven’t used it this year it’s gone. I haven’t given any away as it’s technically out of date.

So after the clear out I decided on a tidy so I could utilise my makeup more and this is the results. Couldn’t wait to do my makeup this morning as I could see everything I had.

Do you like the plant pot I've used to hold my brushes? Let me know what’s the oldest makeup in your collection you cannot part yourself from!

Ahhh feel all fresh now in my makeup room!


  1. ahh looks great! mine is in need of a big clean out ... you have inspired me to get my butt in gear and do it this weekend! thanks hun btw great blog xxx

    check mine out if you fancy it im now following you bte xx

  2. pop the radio on and have a bin bag and wipes ready and you are set. i really enjoyed doing it as i could see what i had and today wore some that ive not used in months.

    very theraputic!

  3. Oh my goodness I have never seen so much makeup lol. I have one small makeup bag which is half full

  4. My aim is to have small quality over quantity makeup. ive only really got into makeup over the last few years and only the last year got into foundations and stuff, so i mainly had loads of cheap. trying to use up what i have and invest. this is my lifetime collection though that im chucking :)

  5. It's so refreshing to have a clear out like this... I don't really have any super old make up anymore, I try and use things up before they go out of date now :) Love your set up though! xo

  6. thanks, it took a couple of hours to sort through but glad i did it as im using all my other stuff now that i didnt realise i had x

  7. Omg, I don't think I could ever do this lol. Would take me foreeeever. Every time my sister comes over she loves it cause she rakes through my make up and takes the stuff I never use! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

  8. it was theraputic Lauren. made more room for new :@)


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