Once again I am linking up with Makeup Monday! Stop by the hostess’ blogs and tell them hi from Quotation Marks!
I have brainstormed and come up with the top 5 things that count for a no-good, very bad makeup day. Stay tuned for the rest of this five part series!
Clutter, Clutter, Clutter
One of the most dangerous parts of getting into makeup is GETING INTO MAKEUP. You know what I mean: you walk through the aisles of Target or Sephora and find in yourself that compulsion to buy, buy, buy. The problem is that then you have a counter full of products and makeup becomes one big cluttery mess!
The cause: Impulse buys; products that don’t work;
Birchbox small giveaways and samples; bloggers (hehe)
a. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Or in this case, if you already have a product that works, don’t buy more products that do the same thing! Look in your makeup area and you’ll find your weak spot: whether it’s a pile of red lipstick or twenty kinds of mascara, we all have that one thing we just want to try from every brand. It’s especially difficult when a blogger or vlogger gives a rave review on something you just have to try. It gets a lot less complicated when you pick your favorites and stick to them. For example, you all know I love this moisturizer, so for a long time now, that’s all I use and all I buy for a face moisturizer. It’s freeing!
b. Know when to cancel your subscription. For a while, I was subscribed to Birchbox. It was a lot of fun to get a little package in the mail every month for $10, but it also meant that after a while I had boxfuls of samples that I had nothing to do with. For a while, it served a purpose. I found some new products that are now my go-to favorites. But I don’t really need many more suggestions (except shampoo- still looking for a good shampoo!), and I certainly don’t need another box full of makeup. Cancelling the samples I was receiving every month saves me money and clutter!
c. Throw old makeup away! As much as I loved my makeup at my high-school prom, I probably don’t need to keep that purple Maybelline eyeshadow pallette that I haven’t used in 6 years. Same goes with old lip gloss that you never use. And did you know that mascara should be replaced every 3 months (No really… you don’t want to mess with weird eye germs)? Imagine how much less clutter there’d be if all your old makeup were gone!
d. Organize. Make sure everything has a place. I bought a ton of organizers at Target that now sit on my dresser, and as soon as I am done with a product, there is no excuse not to put it right back where it belongs. No cluttered counters, no messy dresser!