too much makeup

In our previous article, 9 Things Only Beauty Junkies Understand, we’ve mentioned how we (beauty junkies) have just too much makeup. More often than not, we buy new products to try and we forget about our older products. It’s like when you finally get that right shade of lipstick, that’s all you want to wear – forgetting the fact that you have 20 more in your stash waiting for you to use them. We find that this happens mostly with eyeshadow palettes, lip products, and blushers.

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Since we are guilty as charged, here’s a tip you can try to help ensure you make the most out of the makeup you’ve spent all your hard earned money on! It’s a relatively simple concept. You just need to be disciplined, and that’s all.

Essentially, all you’re going to do is switch up your makeup products every week, or any duration that you’re comfortable with. It can be changing it up weekly, fortnightly, once every two days- whatever your little heart desires.

Note that, every beauty junkie has their specific weaknesses (Like our Editor, Kristen Juliet, her obsession is with perfumes!), but you can modify these tips based on what you’re struggling with.

1. Pick out a product for each part of your makeup routine.


For example, this week (28 Jul-4 Aug 2014)

Primer: Benefit Porefessional
Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
Concealer: YSL Touche Eclat
Bronzer: NARS Laguna
Blush: NYX Mocha
Lipstick: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick- Rush
Lipgloss: NYX Butter Gloss- Creme Brûlée
Eyeshadow Palette: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

2. Place them at an obvious place.

Once you’ve picked out your products, put them in a place or a drawer that you reach out for or open most. This shall be your “My Makeup For the Week/For the Three Days/For the Fortnight Station”

3. Be discipline and embrace the spirit of trying.

Use the chosen products for the selected amount of time before putting the current products back into your makeup stash, and picking out entirely “new” products.

4. Continue to plan in advance!


You’ll see yourself starting to utilise all your makeup! Yay!

Not only will this help to ensure that you use your products before they get expired, you may also find yourself falling in love again with old products that you’ve forgotten about. Best of all, you get to save lots of money! Digging out those old makeup stash are the best kind of rediscoveries!

Do you have any tips to share on how to maximise the usage of your makeup in your makeup collection?


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