I anticipate that 2020 is going to be a big year of decluttering beauty products for me as I continue to test the products I purchased last year. If you’re looking for inspiration to downsize your own makeup collection, please keep reading to see how I did with my mini beauty declutter.
Winter 2020 Makeup and Skincare Declutter
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Charlotte Tilbury – The Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita | $53.00, CF (discontinued)
Although I enjoy Charlotte Tilbury’s eyeshadow formula, I rarely reached for my Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita. That being said, this luxury quad was too pretty to waste. Therefore, 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 the Bigger Brighter Eyes or Pillow Talk quads.
ColourPop Jelly Much Shadows | $8.00 each, CF – now discontinued
When I realized that all four of my Jelly Much Shadows went bad in less than a year I was upset with myself for letting them go to waste. However, I was equally upset that ColourPop released products this short of a shelf life.
Although the swatches of these shadows looked “decent” in my post ranking my single eyeshadow collection, the jellies were completely hard. In fact, I had to exert a lot of pressure to even swatch these on my arm. Despite the intense pigmentation, the product itself was a flakey mess.
Shades: Perfectly Wretched, Just Your Voice, Spindle, and Half Moon
I haven’t 100% committed to giving away the Lash Paradise Mascara. Part of me wants to keep this mascara. In fact, I used to love it. However, I may decide to put this in a giveaway or give it to my sister.
Natasha Denona Mini Cheek Duos | $19.00 each, CF
Although I love many Natasha Denona products, the mini face duos let me down. Specifically, the highlighters in each duo let me down. Rather than providing a wet looking glow, they created a glittery mess. That being said, I enjoyed the blush and bronzer shades in each duo.
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, I was mistaken. Instead, the formula is far more opaque and much brighter than I anticipated. In fact, in the year that I owned this product, I only worn it one time. Therefore, it was time to let this go.
Physician’s Formula Rose All Day Petal Glow in Soft Petal | $15.99, CF
More specifically, the highlighter looked dull on the cheeks. For example, it wasn’t natural enough to look dewy or high shine enough to look glamorous. Moreover, as someone with a huge collection of glowing highlighters, I lack the space to store such a bulky product.
After finding tons of Korres skincare goodies at Marshalls, 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.
For example, I broke out wherever I applied the tonic lotion. Also, my skin felt a horrible burning sensation upon application. In fact, I wonder whether the product actually went bad before I purchased it. Therefore, I tossed this. My skin health is important to maintain.
Laneige – Lip Sleeping Mask | $20.00
I wanted to love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask.* In fact, I tried my hardest to love the Lip Sleeping Mask. However, I do NOT love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask.
This hyped up mask left my lips feeling chapped. Moreover, if I used it for two days in a row my lips started crack. 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, I gave up when the packaging broke.
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. Therefore, I gave this sample away to someone else.
Palmers Coconut Water Facial Scrub, Moisturizer, and Oil | Sample
Coconut is one of the WORST ingredients that a beauty brand can put into facial skincare for acne-prone skin. Simply put, coconut oil is a known comedogenic ingredient that clogs pores and causes acne. Therefore, I gave away these samples.
Taliah Waajid – Green Apple & Aloe Nutrition Shampoo
My mini beauty declutter surprised me in the best way. Although decluttering can be satisfying, I don’t want to get rid of products just for the sake of getting rid of them. Moreover, last Fall I decluttered so many products that there was left less to get rid of this time. Ultimately, I want to USE UP most of my collection rather than throw it away.