Make Up Clear Out!


Hey everyone!

My make up collection has been expanding exponentially and I think it's time to have a big clear out. It's not nearly as much as I probably should get rid of, but I just get emotionally attached to a lot of my make up products, plus I keep almost half of it for future blogging purposes.

However, since I'm a huge fan of high end make up, I think there's a lot of drugstore things I can get rid of. There's also a lot of products I just never ever ever use anymore and could still get a new home somewhere else, and a few things that just need to be thrown away for hygienic reasons.

Let's dive in, shall we?


I'm getting rid of 4 foundations in my collections. Three of them are not in this picture, because I still had them at home in Belgium. Which proves I wasn't using them at all anymore. Sorry I forgot to take a picture before I threw them out!

The first one is the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, which I absolutely adored last summer, but has just gone bad now. I bought the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in the shade Porcelain for mixing in with other foundations if they were too dark. However, since I got the Body Shop Lightening Drops, that problem is solved and I just don't use the Rimmel foundation anymore, as it's too fair to use on its own. Then there is the Bourjois Air Mat, which is just the wrong shade and not even my favourite formula by far. I tried mixing in the Lightening Drops but it's still way too orange. Out it goes! Lastly there's the Nars Luminous Weightless foundation, which I did have with me in Manchester. I tried to make it work but however I apply it, it just never seems to work on me and clings to dry patches. I made the shade work by lightening it with the drops (again) but it's the formula that I just don't get on with. Which is a huge shame, as it was really expensive...


The first palette I'm giving a new home is the Makeup Revolution Highlight Palette. The shades in here are gorgeous, but I just prefer the Radiance palette over this one, as that is a bit more subtle and less pale. I'm sure someone else will love it a lot more. Same goes with the Collection #YourStyleYourMood eyeshadow palette,  I just have so many high end eyeshadows that I just don't ever use this one. It's a great palette though. Then there's the Collection #BlushAndGlow blush and contour palette. The highlight in this is awesome, but the blush shades are just not my thing. Again, lovely palette, but I'm sure someone else will get more use out of it. Lastly I'm giving away my Makeup Revolution Affirmation Palette. It's a brilliant eyeshadow palette for little money, but I have so many high end shadows that I prefer. I did get so much use out of it for my palette series, if you want to check out the 5 looks I created with this palette, click here


I have so many cheek products and I'm ashamed of how little products I'm getting rid of in this category, but a lot of them are just so nice and so expensive as well, I will try to use them more often but I can't get rid of them at all. I do want to part ways with my Kiko Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush in 08. I just never use it and I have a Kiko powder blush that's probably a lot more "me". The Essence Soo Glow! cream to powder highlighter in 10 Look On The Bright Side is a great drugstore product, but I just never wear it. I have lots of high end highlighters, and I always seem to gravitate towards powder highlights anyways. After a little clean, both these products can still be used by someone else so I will try to find a friend who will love these.


A while ago I used to be obsessed with cream eyeshadows and sticks, so I used to buy loads of them. However, there's a few of them I never really used all that much. The Kiko Long Lasting Sticks in 21 and 28 are two of these products. The shades are gorgeous, especially the peachy one, but I know I have similar powder eyeshadows plus I never reach for these sticks. The formula is great though and I did keep some other shades I have in this stick form. Then I got the Kiko Creamy Touch eyeshadow duo in 103 as part of a limited edition piece last year. I know this is back this summer in exactly the same shades though. The few times I've worn these, it would never stay on all that well and the blue shade is just too bright for me to use a lot. I also have other alternatives to this product in my collection.

I love the Maybelline Color Tattoos a lot and still have a lot of them in my collection, but the one in Eternal Gold I just never ever wear anymore. I've only worn it a few times so it's still perfect to give away to someone else. It's a gorgeous shade though and I can't believe I never wear it. Lastly there is the Clinique All About Shadow trio in 10 going steady, which came in a free in gift set. I've not even worn these once, but I never wear shades like these anyways, plus they're almost exactly the same as one of my YSL eyeshadow palettes. Out you go, honey!

I got the Maybelline Master Duo eyeliner in a set while I was shopping duty-free at the airport. I tried it out loads of times but I'm not a fan of the applicator, nor does it stay on very well. The Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Chocolate is a great one, however it's too dark for me. It would have worked really well with my darker hair, but since I'm blonde I tend to go for lighter brow pencils and powders.

I've had the Mac Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Signature Blue for a while now. I was never a fan of formula, as it crumbles off after a while an is such a pain to remove. I will throw this one away, finally. The l'Oréal Super Liner Silkissime is raved about by many YouTubers, although I think it smudges a lot and feels really sticky on my waterline. I have better black kohl liners in my collection now. Then I took my mum's Mac Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Petrol Blue, as she was allergic to the glitter in it. I tried wearing it a few times, but I find it too glittery and too much of a bright blue, so I never wear it. It's perfectly fine to give to someone else though. If only I find someone to appreciate the particular shade of blue.


I've been able to try out the Too Faced La Creme lipstick in Naked Dolly in a mini version and really enjoyed wearing it at first. It's turned all gross now and it's nearly finished anyways. It is a gorgeous pale nude and I might actually repurchase it after my spending ban is over. The Rimmel Kate Nude in 43 is actually one of my favourites, but for some reason I always have a reaction to the Rimmel lipsticks. After wearing them my lips always get really sore and irritated and I think it might be the very heavy tutti-frutti scent they all have. Too bad.
I'm breaking up with the Kiko Pencil Lip Gloss in the shade 10, as it's a bit too glossy for my liking. The colour is very similar to my Mac Velvet Teddy anyways, and I like the matte finish of that one a lot more, so I never really wear this gloss pencil anymore. Another really glossy finish lipstick is the Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L207. I'm absolutely intrigued by the applicator and I adore the colour, but the formula doesn't stay on at all on my lips and it's not really handy to have in your handbag and to reapply during the day. There's no point in keeping this lipstick if I'm not going to wear it.
For the Rimmel Kate 107 it's the same thing: I adore the shade but the formula makes my lips sore. Luckily I have my Mac lipstick in Sin to achieve a similar colour to this one. I've only worn this one a handful of times and it's such a great colour. My heart is broken over this one.
I have a few Clinique Chubby Stick Intense lippies, but the one in 04 Heftiest Hibiscus is just NOT my shade. I don't get away with orange reds, as my teeth are quite yellow, and this one makes them appear even more yellow. I never wear this one, so why keep it?
I'm also throwing away all three of my Benefit lipglosses in Hoola, Dandelion and Coralista. They are old and dirty and I never reach for them anymore. It's probably time to go, farewell!

These are the lipsticks I left behind in Belgium. I took them with me for the week, then realised I didn't want to take them back with me. The Rimmel Kate in 43 and Rimmel Kate Nude in 45 are going for the same reason as mentioned above. I can't believe it took me trying 4 Rimmel lipsticks for me to realise how much they irritate my lips. Such gorgeous shades though, I hate to see them go.
The Maybelline ColorSensational in 715 Choco Cream was such a mis-purchase, as it's far too pale for me. This lipstick makes me look dead, and we don't want that, do we? 
Lastly I have a fairly recent purchase I'm already getting rid of. The l'Oréal Infallible Matte Max in 001 Silencio is a gorgeous shade and when you first apply it, you think it will be a dream wearing this, as it's so lightweight you don't even feel it on your lips. The problem is how it wears off; it goes away in the middle but stays on around the edges. Not a good look, so I won't be wearing this one again.

Phew, that was everything! I am quite proud of how much I'm actually going to be throwing out or giving away to friends. There's no need in keeping products that you never ever wear, right?

Hopefully this inspired you to go through your own collection and purge out whatever you don't need. I'm sure there's a few things in everyone's collection that they don't use or don't really like anymore.  Trust me, it feels so much better after you've gotten rid of everything unnecessary.

Lots of love,


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