Home Health And Fitness DOWNSIZING MY MAKEUP STASH – Lily Pebbles


Again within the day YouTube was all concerning the “make-up collections” and exhibiting off the large quantity of merchandise you’d hoarded over time.

“On this drawer I preserve my lipsticks” *opens drawer to disclose 500 lipsticks*

However the idea of drawers and drawers of make-up feels a bit alien to me now, particularly since downsizing my assortment earlier within the 12 months. It’s been a gradual course of for me, however now every thing matches into one massive drawer in my self-importance desk and I’m attempting to maintain it that method. Now let’s be actual, I’m nicely conscious that my make-up assortment remains to be bonkers in comparison with the typical gal, however contemplating the quantity of merchandise that come my method, I’d say it’s grow to be a little bit of a ability to determine what works for me and what doesn’t.

The way in which I give it some thought is what use is attractive make-up if it’s simply sitting in a drawer ready for use? I solely have one face and another person may get far more pleasure out of it by truly utilizing it. So I usually do charity gross sales (often both for Coppa Really feel or Rett UK), share with family and friends and I carry on prime of expiry dates so I don’t preserve maintain of previous merchandise for too lengthy.

I’ll attempt new merchandise as a result of it’s a part of my job, however I can inform nearly right away if it’s one thing I wish to move on or add to my stash. If it’s one thing I wish to attempt work into my routine I’ll both use the ‘one in, one out’ rule (if I’m feeling strict that day) or squeeze it in and provides it just a few weeks earlier than making my last verdict. Often after just a few weeks I both can’t be with out it or really feel detached and in that case I’ll move it on for another person to take pleasure in.


  1. Have every thing on present. If it’s hiding at the back of a drawer you’ll by no means use it, so don’t layer merchandise on prime of one another, make them straightforward to seize and use.
  2. Categorize your make-up. By separating them into bundles you’ll clearly see what you might have an excessive amount of of and what it’s essential to cease shopping for each time you move a Area NK.
  3. Attempt every thing. There’s no use having a beautiful blusher sitting in your drawer that’s by no means been touched. Attempt it on and determine if it really works for you!
  4. Have a clear-out earlier than you look to purchase new merchandise, do you actually want one other bronzer or do you might have one to complete off first? Hold a want listing of merchandise so you’ll be able to all the time return to it once you’ve completed one thing up.
  5. Look into native homeless shelters, or donate to Magnificence Banks, a non-profit organisation that offers toiletries and beauty merchandise to folks residing in critical poverty.

It’s okay to have enjoyable with make-up, you go purchase that palette and find it irresistible, I do know I do. However I additionally assume we’re all striving to dwell a extra minimalist life as of late and it may possibly nearly really feel like a burden having extra merchandise than you might have time to attempt. Possibly now it’s about utilizing much less merchandise, however utilizing those you actually love every day till they run out. Effectively that’s extra what it’s like for me now anyway.



Pictures by Lydia Collins

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