In an attempt to live my life with more intention and only having things I love and use regularly, I decided that my makeup collection needed to be cleaned up and streamlined. I still had lip products from high school and blushes that don’t even give off color anymore (is that possible?)…anyways, a revamp was needed in order to create a minimal makeup look and collection.
The plus side to parting with some beloved products is that now I can buy quality products that I will actually use and use up. Here is what I have determined as my essentials and where I store them:
I have pretty clear skin to begin with, so my main concerns when making up my face is my dark under eyes–blame it on the late-night Scandal binge-watching. I use a BB cream and under eye concealer to create a clean base, then finish with a powder. For cheeks, I just use a pink blush, bronzer and a highlighter. I’m not too big into heavy contouring and like to keep the cheeks looking natural since it’s the easiest place to go overboard.
I received two Urban Decay palettes as gifts, so I’m set on eyeshadow for life. I’ve been pretty good at resisting the urge to buy any more shadows, but I will probably buy another if one in my palette runs out. I have thick brows so filling them in isn’t an issue for me, but to keep them streamlined, I use a brow gel to give them an even color and to stay in place.
Confession: I have a lipstick addiction. They just make me so happy and satisfied…but I don’t think I have ever used one up showing that I need to rethink my collection. I had a hard choice to make, but I kept my collection to one of each color and got rid of things I didn’t use, which, sadly, was more than a few.
My makeup collection is stored in these acrylic drawers from the infamous Muji and I absolutely love them. The flat, shiny acrylic is clean and sharp and allows me to see what is inside each drawer. I do want to get another drawer set to fit my larger bottles like my poor BB cream that has to sit on the top, but this three-drawer set has served me perfectly for the past three years.