With my strict 2020 Beauty Low Buy rules in place, I anticipate that 2020 is going to be a big year of decluttering beauty products for me. Now that I will be “forced” to use what I own more regularly, I know I’ll develop stronger feelings about the products within my collection.
Please keep reading for my Beauty Declutter Roundup #9.
Winter 2020 Makeup and Skincare Declutter
Charlotte Tilbury – The Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita | $53.00, CF (discontinued)
Although I enjoy the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow formula, I rarely reached for my Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita. This was too pretty to waste, so I passed it on to someone else.
If I were to buy another Charlotte Tilbury quad in the future, I’d like to pick up a quad from the Pillow Talk range.
ColourPop Jelly Much Shadows | $8.00 each, CF
When I realized that all four of my Jelly Much Shadows went bad in less than a year I was not only upset with myself for letting them go to waste, but I was upset that ColourPop would release products with such a short shelf life.
Although the swatches of these shadows looked “decent” in my Single Shadow roundup, the jellies were completely hard in the pot. I had to exert a lot of pressure to apply these on my arm. Despite the intense pigmentation, the product itself was a flakey mess.
In the 1.5 years, I’ve owned the Flower Beauty Galaxy Glaze Lip Gloss*, I’ve seldom reached for it. This formula is not bad by any means, but the color is more “out there” than I typically wear.
L’OREAL Lash Paradise Mascara | $6.99
I haven’t 100% committed to giving away the Lash Paradise Mascara. Part of me wants to keep this mascara because I used to love it. However, I may decide to put this in a giveaway.
Natasha Denona Mini Cheek Duos | $19.00 each, CF
Although I love many Natasha Denona products, I was let down by the mini face duos from the brand. While I enjoyed the blush or bronzer size of each duo, I was let down by the highlighters in each duo. These highlighters are incredibly sparkly and fade quickly.
Peripera – Ink Velvet Lip Tint in Beauty Pink Rose |$13.99, CF
When I purchased the Ink Velvet Lip Tint in Beauty Pink Rose I assumed it would provide a soft, almost natural tint to the lips. However, the formula is far more opaque and much brighter than I anticipated. In the year that I’ve owned this product, I’ve only worn it once, so it was time to let this go.
Physician’s Formula Rose All Day Petal Glow in Soft Petal | $15.99, CF
After finding tons of Korres skincare goodies at Marshalls at the end of last year, I went on a tiny skincare shopping spree. Although I’ve enjoyed much of what I’ve tried from the brand, my skin reacted poorly to the Pomegranate Tonic Lotion.
I was breaking out in the areas where I applied this and my skin felt an uncomfortable burning sensation. I wondered whether I purchased an expired product, so I decided to toss this out.
Laneige – Lip Sleeping Mask | $20.00
I wanted to love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask,* I tried my hardest to love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. Ultimately, I concluded that I do NOT love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask.
Although this hyped-up mask works for some beauty lovers, this mask left my lips feeling cracked and chapped if I used it for two days in a row. After doing a bit of ingredient analysis, I found that this mask is meant to protect the lips but not really restore them.
Pixi Beauty – Skintreats H20 Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel | $22.00, CF
The Pixi Skintreats H20 Skindrink Hydration Gel is an odd moisturizer. It feels much more like a silicone primer than it does a moisturizer. Although I was determined to use this moisturizer up despite my disdain towards it, I gave up when the packaging broke.
This moisturizer is NOT worth $22.00. Save your money and purchase the Neutrogena Hydroboost Moisturizer instead!
NARS Power Matte Lip Pigment Sample in Vain | Sample
Ultimately, I realized that I wasn’t going to reach for the NARS Power Matte Lip Pigment Sample due to the bold color. I gave this sample away to someone else.
Palmers Coconut Water Facial Scrub, Moisturizer, and Oil | Sample
After coming to the conclusion that coconut is one of the WORST ingredients that a beauty brand can put into facial skincare, I decided to give away these samples. Simply put, coconut oil is a known comedogenic ingredient that clogs pores and causes acne.
Taliah Waajid – Green Apple & Aloe Nutrition Shampoo
I passed this Taliah Waajid Green Apple & Aloe Nutrition sample along to a friend due to a potential scalp irritation with aloe-based shampoos.
Total Decluttered Products: 23
Value of Decluttered Products: $297.96
Final Thoughts on my Beauty Declutter Roundup #9
I was happily surprised to declutter very little this Winter. Although it can be satisfying to see the size of a large beauty collection halved, I don’t want to get rid of products just for the sake of getting rid of them. Moreover, I did such a large declutter last Fall that I would have been surprised to roundup the same amount of items again this Winter.
At the end of the day, I want to USE UP most of my collection rather than throw it away.