Makeup Minimalism | Massive Beauty Collection Declutter

After a year of buying and trying many new beauty products, it was finally time to evaluate what I owned. I meticulously combed through my collection and got rid of the cosmetic, skin, and hair product that I didn’t like, wouldn’t use or expired.

The below items headed for the trash, as most of these products are now expired or too used to pass on to a family member or friend. Unless otherwise noted with an asterisk, an item is expired. Products that went off either developed a repugnant smell or the formula consistency changed. Note: Not all decluttered items are included in this post, as some items were tossed earlier in the year.

Eyes

End of Year Beauty Declutter - Eyes
EOY Eye Product Declutter (all expired)
  • MAC – Pro Long Wear Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • Milk Makeup – Eye Pigment (Hotel Lobby)
  • Stila – Magnificent Metals Pigment & Mixing Medium (Metallic Peach)
  • Maybelline – Master Precise Ink Liner (Stellar Sand)
  • Stila  – Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (Brights)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Dip Brow Pomade (Chocolate)
  • Smashbox – Mini Trio (Callback)

Lips

2018 Beauty Declutter - Lipsticks
Lipsticks – Joah, Clinique, Tarte, NARS, Smashbox
  • Joah Beauty – I’m Your Jelly Bae Matte Gel Lipstick Mini *Didn’t like formula or shade on my lips
  • Clinique – Almost Lipstick (Black Honey) *Came Broken
  • Tarte – Lipsurgence Lip Tint Mini (Classy)
  • NARS – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Cruella)
  • NARS – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Dolce Vita)
  • NARS – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Never Say Never)
  • bareMinerals – Marvelous Moxi Lipstick (Fly High)
  • NARS – Lipstick (Barbarella)
  • Smashbox – Be Legendary Lipstick (Latte)
  • Smashbox – Be Legendary Lipstick (Tangerine)
  • NARS – Limited Edition Lipstick Mini (Mayflower)
  • NARS – Limited Edition Lipstick Mini (Mayflower)
2018 End of Year Beauty Declutter - Liquid Lippies
Liquid Lips & Glosses – Too Faced, Smashbox, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Buxom, etc
  • Too Faced – Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (Melted Fig)
  • Too Faced – Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (Chocolate Honey)
  • Smashbox  – Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick (Driver’s Seat)
  • Smashbox – Be Legendary Lip Gloss (Disco Rose)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Liquid Lipstick (Pure Hollywood)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Liquid Lipstick (Dolce)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Liquid Lipstick (Kathryn)
  • BECCA – Lip Topper *Didn’t enjoy formula, felt sticky on the lips
  • Buxom – Full-on Lip Cream (Dolly)*Potentially Expired / Burned my lips
  • Too Faced –  Lip Injection (Milkshake) *Potentially Expired / Burned my lips
  • Dior – Lip Maximizer Mini *Burned my gums
  • It’s Skin – Mini Macaroon Lip Balm (Pineapple)  *Made my lips feel drier than they already are
  • Kiehl’s – Mint Lip Balm  *Burned my gums

Face

2018 End of Year Declutter - Face Products
Hourglass, Too Faced, Smashbox, etc.
  • Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Palette
  • Too Faced – Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (original)
  • Becca –  Back Light Priming Filter Primer
  • Make Up For Ever – Full Coverage Camouflage Concealer *Creased and caked up
  • Smashbox – Contour Palette
  • Cover FX – Illuminating Primer
  • J. One – Jelly Pack

Skin

End of Year Declutter - Skin Care
Garnier, SMD, Drunk Elephant, Lush, etc
  • Garnier – Clearly Brighter Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller
  • SMD – Saromae Snail Serum Concentrate *Caused a breakout
  • Drunk Elephant – C-Firma Day Serum
  • Drunk Elephant – T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
  • LUSH – Tea Tree Water Toner
  • Clean & Clear – Persa Gel 10 Acne Spot Treatment
  • StriVectin*Burning sensation under the eye
  • CVS Health – 5 Minute Whitening Gel *Didn’t whiten my teeth

Hair

2018 End of Year Declutter - Hair Care
Chi, Dove, R+Co, Bumble & Bumble, Ouai
  • Chi – Iron Guard
  • Dove – Style + Care Extra Hold Hair Spray
  • R+Co – Tinsel Smoothing Oil *Left my hair frizzy and greasy
  • Bumble and Bumble – Surf Infusion Sea Salt Spray
  • Ouai – Wave Spray
  • Ouai – Finishing Cream

Although I hate throwing out products, this was a necessary exercise.

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2018 Massive beauty declutter


What products did you say goodbye to in 2018? Did you have to toss any favorites? Let me know in the comments below.