I’m throwing all of this makeup away. I’ll be honest, it’s difficult. Let’s talk about why/when you should throw away your makeup, you hoarder.
- It’s old: Some things in the polish that are too old are my OPI polish, Ardell lash glue, Erase paste, and Color Tattoos. I don’t follow the hard and fast “rules” you see on Pinterest as far as throwing things away goes. I think it’s more about sanitation. If you wash your hands before you do your makeup (as you should), and wash your brushes, I’d personally say you’re pretty ok with holding on to things but know when the time has come (i.e. my Color Tattoos are cracking because they’re dry, the nail polish is goopy)
- You don’t use it enough: If you don’t use it, why would you have it? Just because you “might” need it for a look one day? No. Throw it out. I’m so guilty of this but it has to be done (my bright coral lipstick, blue eyeliner, Too Faced lipstick…).
- You don’t like it: This should be a duh, but I found things I just didn’t like in my collection. If you don’t like something, try to return it, or if it’s gently used, pass it along to a friend. If not, cut your losses and pitch it so it doesn’t continue to take up space (Burt’s Bees Island lip balm, NYX lip liner, Olay eye cream…)
It was nice to clear up some extra room in my vanity. I encourage you to do a Spring Cleaning too! Comment below if you’ve done one recently or if you think you should! 🙂