After a year of buying and trying many new beauty products, it was time to evaluate what I owned. I meticulously combed through my beauty collection. In my massive beauty declutter I got rid of the cosmetic, skincare, and haircare products that I didn’t like, wouldn’t use or expired.
The below items are headed for the trash. Most of these products are now expired or too heavily used to pass on to someone else. Unless otherwise noted with an asterisk, an item is expired. Products that went bad developed a repugnant smell or the formula consistency changed.
My massive beauty declutter is a roundup of all the items I decluttered over the year.
Massive 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)
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
Massive Beauty Declutter – Face
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
Massive Beauty Declutter – Skin
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
Massive Beauty Declutter – Hair
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
Final Thoughts on my Massive Beauty Declutter
Although I hate throwing out products, decluttering is a necessity when you own a large collection. Unlike clothing, makeup, skincare, and haircare go bad. It is impossible to own this much makeup and go through it all.
My goal is to eventually use more of what I own and purchase less.