Hi friends and welcome to a different blog post than normal. It’s officially 2018, which shocks me, and I’m going to be 17 on the 8th, which shocks me even more. I know I’ve been alive and getting older for seventeen years now but it still feels weird to be a year older.
I’ve been wanting to go through my makeup collection for a while now and I thought it might be a little weird in blog format, but I wanted to try it anyway. Since it’s the end of 2017/beginning of 2018 I thought it’d be the perfect time to do a declutter.
How I wanted to do this was show you an overview of each drawer that I have, give a brief overview of what’s there, and then show the products from each category that I’ll be getting rid of or giving away. I also should mention that some products, I decided I needed to give another test to see how I really felt about them. And some products I included that are almost empty, but as soon as they’re gone I’m going to get rid of them. I think you get the gist!
And now the mandatory disclaimer, I’m not making this to brag in any way, I have my own job and pay for almost all of these products myself. If I didn’t buy them then they were either a present or given to me by friends/family members who didn’t like them. Also, when I declutter a product it will be given away to friends or family who I think will like it, so no product will be wasted. Only products that are completely used/expired are thrown out. Mandatory disclaimer over.
To begin, you’ll see I have the five-drawer Alex drawer set thing that everyone has. that a I know it’s pretty basic, but it works for storing things. Alright, so on top of drawer is kind of random things like, saline solution for contacts, perfume, hair product etc… (We’ll ignore that part for now, it’s not very exciting). If you’re wondering, the little box is from House of Lashes and that’s where I keep all of my House of Lashes falsies, but we won’t be going through those today.
Now for the actual drawers, let’s start with the first one. This is where I store primer, foundation, concealer, face powders, and eyebrow stuff. Let’s start with primer, the two I’ll be decluttering are the NYX Shine Killer and the Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Primer. For the NYX primer, I found that it didn’t really keep me matte like it said it would, and I’ve realized that I’m not a fan of silicone-y primers that feel kind of slippery when applied. What I look for in a primer is making my makeup last, hydrating my skin, or blurring/minimizing pores. I find that this doesn’t do much for me, but I think my sister will like it. For the Smashbox primer, I found that this also has that silicone feel, and doesn’t give much luminosity. This is a product that I’ll be testing a little more, I think if you used a lighter coverage foundation that luminosity might be more visible.
Now onto foundation, and I only have one, which is the NYX Mineral Stick Foundation. I do like this foundation and as you’ll see I’ve used it almost entirely. It’s not my favorite but it gives pretty decent coverage so this is a product where I’m going to finish using it, then throw it out. I’ll sneak a concealer in here too because this is the same case for my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I’m a little torn on this product because I think it can look pretty cake-y under my eyes. I do have combination skin but really dry under-eyes, and I don’t think that’s helping this concealer. I’ll be using this up, since it was so pricey and then throwing it out.
For powder, I have The Body Shop Loose Face Powder that I’ll be giving away. First, I accidentally have too dark of a shade, but I also find that this doesn’t do much for me, anyway. I’ll be giving this to my mom because I think she’ll really like it.
Last for the top drawer we have brows and I’ll be giving away this one which was originally given to me. t I think it is this is the Model Co Instant Brow. I find I have products I like more and this pencil is so thick that I can’t really quickly apply it
That concludes the first drawer, onto the second which is blush, bronzer/contour, and highlight. This is really uneventful because I like everything in here so enjoy a look at how I have things organized! If you’d like a more in-depth look at this drawer, let me know!
And now for my scariest drawer, which is lips. I have traditional lipsticks, lip glosses, liquid lipsticks, and lip pencils stored in here. This is the scariest as lip products are easy to hoard because you never know when you’ll need that exact shade of red. For this one let’s start with traditional lipsticks, what I’ll be giving away is this one from Clinique + Jonathen Adler in the shade 10 Punch Pop. Clinique gives away a lot of little sampler bags, I think this is from one of those. I somehow have two of these, so I’ll be giving one away. Next is this random lipstick that I’ve had forever. It’s super light and looks like a sparkle explosion on your lips, so I’ll be giving it away.
For lip glosses, it pains me a little bit to get rid of my NYX Butter Gloss. I absolutely love this formula but I just never wear this color (Sugar Cookie). I’m definitely getting other colors because they’re awesome. The other gloss I’ll be giving away is this mini Ulta Butter Balm in the shade Belle. Again, I like the formula but I just never wear this.
Up next is liquid lipsticks. A mini I’ll be giving away is the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in the shade Dopey. Love the formula, but somehow, I ended up with two of these so I’ll be giving one away. Then for a full size the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in the shade Donut. I’ve had this for a long time and this one in particular is very dry. The color pulls neon peach on me and isn’t flattering so I’ll give this away.
Also in this drawer, I have a couple random pairs of eyelashes, hidden at the back so I’ll also be getting rid of the Ardell 110 Twin Pack I have. I’ve worn these a couple of times and I’ve found that because of the way the lash band is, it’s pretty easy to see that they’re fake. Plus, the actual lash part looks very plastic, so these aren’t my fav.
And now, my final drawer, my favorite drawer… Eyeshadow! Here I keep all of my palettes and single shadows, or things I use as shadows. I’ll be giving away the Makeup Revolution Flawless 2. If you’ve been reading my blog for ages you’ll have read a review on the original Flawless. You can check it out here. That palette has awesome pigment and stunning shimmers, but the Flawless 2 isn’t as good. The shimmer shades are still pretty, but the mattes in this palette are incredibly similar and can be chalky. This palette is okay, but I have others I like more.
Next, I wanted to mention the Covergirl TruNaked palettes. I started this collection with the Nudes palette, and that one is phenomenal! From there I collected them all, the Goldens, Roses, and Jewels. As I continued collecting them I felt like the quality went down. I’ll definitely give away the Jewels, which is pure glitter and not enough pigment. I gave the Goldens to my mom because I didn’t use it much. As you can see I still have the Nudes and Roses, I love the Nudes palette, as you can see by the huge dent, but I don’t really wear pink shadows so I’ll have to try the Roses more.
Last for eyeshadows I have these two little Clinique palettes. These were another sample from one of Clinique’s gift bags and honestly, I’ll test them but I think I’ll probably end up giving them away.
Alright let’s breeze through this final section, the last drawer is just random non-makeup things so onto my actual vanity where I have this little bamboo box. This has all my brushes and random bits of makeup. For my final products, I have some eyeliners that I don’t use. First the Clinique Kohl Shaper for eyes in the color Black Coffee, I never use this so there’s no point in keeping it. I also have the Essence Gel Eyeliner in the color Midnight in Paris, I’m giving this away because I never use eyeliners like this and it’s not very black. And my last product is the Covergirl Ink It! Pencil in the shade 270 Copper Ink. I don’t even know if Covergirl makes this anymore but I have never used it.
Oh my gosh and we are finally done! I’m sorry about this being so long but I guess it makes up for the late post last week? Let me know if you’d like to see a review on any of the products you saw in my collection or if you’ve tried any of these products. If you thought this was entertaining you may want to follow because next week’s post will not be this long! Thanks for reading, if you got this far. I’ll see you next week, when I’m seventeen!
(I am not affiliated with any brands mentioned. All photos and opinions are my own)