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Show Me Your Declutters!

I received an order today with four new lipsticks,

(Lancome L'Absolue Lacquer...I will never ever stop mentioning these every-dang-where πŸ˜„πŸ˜)

but had absolutely no room for them in my containers. While the thought "buy more containers" crossed my mind for a brief second, I quickly dismissed it as I'm starting to feel overwhelmed with too much stuff. I'd been pulling out one or two here and there, but today was the big reckoning!IMG_20180706_201441032_HDR.jpgSorry I didn't stage a better pic, but that's 55 lip items that are now gloriously gone from my stash!

This is only the stuff I pulled today; I have a small train case packed full of the other lippies (and some palettes) that I've been slowly pulling over the last couple of months. Do I still have more I could get rid of? Yeah, most likely...if I was on the fence, I erred on the side of keeping it rather than tossing. And I didn't swatch every single keeper to weed out similar shades, so there's probably still a good bit of overlap in my berry-heavy collection. But my oh my, I feel soooo much better now. I found not only things I had forgotten about, but things I really had no clue I even owned in the first place 🀣 you have too much too? Ready to clear up some space and salvage a little sanity? Share your declutters with us; we wanna see it! 

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@mganeshalyDang girl you have some awesome stuff your decluttering.

@Anastasiya13 Unfortunately they just don't work for me b...

@Anastasiya13 Unfortunately they just don't work for me but they are indeed good products!

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@mganeshalyAww, well at least it makes more room for the products that work for you hon

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Gasp! Not Loccitane hand cream!

@suzyo Hahaha I just don't like those two. The shea one i...

@suzyo Hahaha I just don't like those two. The shea one is too rich for my hands and my hands get all sweaty with the almond one for some reason. I love the rose one but these two just don't work for me unfortunately.

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I'm inspired by this thread, and have an extra few days off so I'm decluttering around the house anyway... have now sent all this to makeup purgatory:




All nice, just not for me. l haven't been able to bring myself to put any of this in the bin, but at least now it's in a separate box to foist on the first lucky recipient I can find πŸŽπŸ˜‚


Basically I just need to never spend money on anything matte, opaque, or mid-toned again... they never stay in my collection. Satin, cream, and "blur" finishes are my matte equivalents.

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OMG!  So sorry those Huda lippies didn't work for you!  I love them!   Great de-stash, @fieldsofclover!

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Great job, @fieldsofclover!  I’m not surprised to see that Naked Basics palette in your pile! I don’t blame you for being done with it!

I think I have like 3 of those little Smashbox palettes.... I definitely need to de clutter those!

I feel the same way about mattes. I always go for anything that says butter, cream, satin, etc.

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@fieldsofclover Ahh the Naked Basics! I know I have that somewhere, collecting dust.

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@Shosh85 @ohheyitscindyk @fieldsofclover OMG - I hate those Naked Basics mini palettes so much!  I kept almost pulling the trigger on the Ultimate Basics palette on sale, but then I look at my mini palettes and talk myself out of it!  They are just too cool toned on me and tend to look grey - my daughter on the other hand loves them!

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@Tamara76 Well, at least yours didn’t go to waste!πŸ‘

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@Shosh85 Between my daughter, friends, coworkers and other family members, there is always someone happy to take beauty, makeup, clothing and jewelry off my hands if it doesn't work out for me. Smiley Happy

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@fieldsofclover Ooooh I regret not getting that Marc Jacobs lippie. What about it didn’t you like that it finds itself in your declutter pile? 

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@alexasteph My natural lip color is a pretty dark mauve. I thought it would be an MLBB but it was a shade too light 😿

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@fieldsofclover I see. That was why I didn’t pick it up initially, and I never got a chance to find it in store. The FOMO still hits me though, because even thought I was worried it may be too light, I wasn’t able to ever try it. 

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@alexasteph PM me your address, I'll send it to you!

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@fieldsofclover That’s so generous of you, thank you!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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RIP to naked basics - I know you tried to make it work for a long time. I purchased it a while back when it was a weekly wow and as soon as I opened it I thought, β€œwhy are 3 of the 5 shades the same?” and then it was returned πŸ§πŸ€” you definitely have much better options in your drawer! @fieldsofclover

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@scott1201 I'm pretty close to panning it, too! Talc just ain't for me in general, I've realized. I had to talk myself down from Peachy Mattes because (most of) the colors are perfect for me but I just can't with mattes anymore. I'm better off putting $40 into one good semi-sheer lipstick than I am spending $10 on another matte anything.


The Perricone No Eyeshadow Eyeshadow is doing everything I wanted the Naked Basics to, so at least that got solved eventually. Even if it went 50% off the DAY AFTER I bought it for 20% off πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ h/t @RGbrown

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@fieldsofclover I love all the pinks and purples! πŸ’• But I’ve already decluttered some of the same items on the left lol... And, I’ve just decided to declutter all my Bite High Pigment Pencils (same shades as yours), due to that weird odour/grit issue I mentioned in another post. 


Congrats and keep it up πŸ‘

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@PinkEvergreen I really wanted the High Pigment pencils to work, but at this point in my collecting I hadn't quite come to terms with the fact that basically only three lip colors work on me, haha πŸ’„


Nowadays I'm very berry-heavy like @RGbrown is. I thought I only bought those because I had purple hair, then I cut off all the purple and realized everything worked because I have violet undertone πŸ€¦πŸ€·πŸ‡

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  • Sorry I didn't stage a better pic, but that's 55 lip items that are now gloriously gone from my stash!
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  • And the base was packed carefully back in the box, just in case it might be useful someday :p
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  • I'm quite impressed there were only 4 of about 50 lip products, that means my collection is filled with things I Love!
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  • Dry Masquerade swatches, interior lighting, no primer.