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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 ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜)

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 ๐Ÿคฃ

 

So...do 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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@RGbrown @WinglessOne Iโ€™m curious about Full Spectrum too! I created some of my favourite looks with that palette ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

I found that the trick to using it successfully was applying it with a patting motion only and with a priming or setting spray. I was able to create gorgeous, vibrant gradient looks that way. 

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@WinglessOne I just returned the Tatcha myself, I wish it worked for me Smiley Sad

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@ohheyitscindyk Itโ€™s such a heartbreaker. Smiley Sad I kept thinking โ€œit canโ€™t possibly be Silk Canvas thatโ€™s causing this. It just canโ€™t be. I refuse to believe it!โ€ But my skin proved me wrong. Iโ€™m almost tempted to take it to a doctor to help figure out exactly which ingredient(s) I react to, because I might not be able to use any Tatcha products at all. 

 

Since itโ€™s a jarred cream product, I canโ€™t easily sanitize it to give away or donate. Most charities/shelters probably wouldnโ€™t accept it anyway for that reason. But I always used the little disc to scoop out tiny amounts of product, so I might be able to decootiefy some of it after all. Iโ€™d hate to see this huge jar of product go to waste. 

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These are just a few of the things I decluttered. The rest are headed to the womenโ€™s shelter. As I was going through this stuff I was wondering what the hell was I thinking when I bought it. Some of it was barely or not used.  218A2ED4-346C-4A28-A3E6-F0AC9715C6AE.jpeg

 

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Great job with the de-clutter @divaknits! I believe I spot a mini YSL Tattouage lip stain. Iโ€™ve been tempted to buy colours from this line a few times. Was curious as to why you didnโ€™t like it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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@Guessgal, it was old. I have no idea how long I had it. Most of the things I had were bad colors on me but I bought them on impulse because of the brand name. Smiley Happy Iโ€™m trying to curb that since I let go of so manu

 things. 

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I think I spy Nars Rikugien, @divaknits!! Please correct me if Iโ€™m wrong...my absolute favorite lip shade but it just does not last on me. Great job declutter ing all of these. There are going to be some beautifully painted women out there because of youSmiley Wink

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Me thinks you may be correct. I received the NARS lippies in my birthday gift a couple of years ago. I canโ€™t believe I held on to them that long. They didnโ€™t look good on me at all. 

 

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Thanks for the support on my first declutter! Todayโ€™s declutter is truly the epitome of โ€œletting goโ€. Iโ€™m tossing my Naked palette - my first prestige makeup product EVER! And omg that Guy Bordain palette was my prized palette for so long. But all of these products not only are old but I havenโ€™t used them in forever. Goodbye!

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@m26430 Naked 3 was my first ever high-end makeup purchase (not counting Physicians Formula, which charges nearly as much as high-end brands do).

 

I still have the box (I never save packaging!) and I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll ever part with the palette or package ๐Ÿ˜‚ I donโ€™t love the palette because itโ€™s too subtle for my tastes now, but Iโ€™m sentimental about it ๐Ÿ’–

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This must feel so good now that itโ€™s done, @m26430. Declutters can be painful, awesome job๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ!

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My declutter from a few days ago! About half are old and gross and expired so they were thrown out. And the rest I have in a bag to give to my friends next time I see them. I find decluttering is so satisfying! I love to see things I donโ€™t use go, and make room for new makeup ๐Ÿ˜ pic from my IG stories @ samsmakeupaddiction ๐Ÿ’‹

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Two pics today; the first I took a week or two ago and forgot to post...just more lipsticks I've decided to toss after trying them for the 100 Days challenge. More mattes, or other formulas that just don't work in my definition of "good fit for me". IMG_20181007_125131769.jpg

 

 

 

The second...boy oh boy...I thought I had tossed everything from my super old stuff, but today I ran across a few I missed. While a couple are newer, most of these are likely 12+ years old ๐Ÿ˜ฎIMG_20181012_144822803.jpg

 

 

 

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@RGbrown Ahh the NARS!!

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@ohheyitscindyk

I know, it broke my heart Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Getting rid of them is tough, but I just can't do the matte pencils. Smiley Sad

I do like the satin pencils though...wish they'd focus on those more, since there aren't nearly as many shades of them :/

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@RGbrown I haven't tried the satin pencils, but I'll be sure to add them to my list now!

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@RGbrown Have you thought about sending your stuff to GlamBot?  They only take certain brands, and I don't think they pay very much at all - but it might get you a few dollars...which you can use to buy more beauty items!  I think they have some caveat where you have to send like 17 items at a time, though.

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@greeneyedgirl107Unidentified

I'd never heard of them, so I looked them up real quick. Neat idea, but man, they are cheap. Up to $7.75 for an ABH eye palette? Yikes! I know used significantly decreases value, and they have to make a profit, but I think I'd just as soon sell on eBay myself for that return, lol. 

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@RGbrown Yes - they are cheap!!!  I had a MUFE lipstick and they only wanted to give people less than $2 for those -- and the mark up on items is ridiculous.  I've heard Poshmark is a good place to sell gently used cosmetics if you don't want to do eBay.  I'm too lazy for either, which is why I looked into GlamBot Smiley Tongue

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Was starting to run out of room so I knew I had to let some things go. I genuinely love all of those UD lipsticks and actually prefer this packaging over the new Vice packaging. But alas they were getting old. Those Mac lipsticks (Japanese Maple, Among the Fireflies, and Velvet Teddy) are super nostalgic. I kept them for a long time due to the meaning attached to them. But they too had to go.

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@m26430Unidentified

Decluttering can be so bittersweet! It can be tough to let go of the old loves even when they've outlived their life expectancy. Congrats on tackling a difficult task! 

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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.