This year I’ve decided to do a few fun challenges to use up old makeup in my collection rather than buy new products. That way, I not only save money, but ultimately I’m also downsizing the amount of makeup I have. After I use up the old products, my only purchases will be replacing my favorite products (for the most part, anyway ;)). Here are the spring 2017 makeup use up results.
Spring 2017 Makeup Use Up Results
If you don’t know what this post is talking about, here’s the first post for the Spring 2017 Makeup Use Up. Basically it’s a form of Project Pan (a challenge from the makeup community) to hit the bottom “pan” of your makeup or use up a product completely before buying something new.
I really only worked on these products for less than a month since my last post, but I decided I wanted to do an update anyway. Here’s how I did.
First for the bad news. 🙂 Here are the products I still have left that I didn’t use up. I was trying to use up 8 different products, and I still have 5 left.
HOWEVER, I didn’t really plan a timeline for this (technically it’s only May 21st so it’s not totally the end of spring), plus I ended up using up or condensing several other products that I wasn’t planning on. My goal for doing these kinds of projects in the first place is to downsize things and apply minimalism ideas to my makeup.
Does it look like the lip balm has actually expanded? 😉 That’s because I melted down two half-used Lipsmackers and put them in the pan because I wanted to use those containers for some free Nars lip pencils I had (but didn’t have a large sharpener for).
Here are a few things I condensed down. The pressed powder was one of the products that I wanted to use up, but the Bare Minerals and two Urban Decay Primer Potion samples were unexpected! I actually repressed the two powders into a different compact so there were 3 in a single compact. That saved space and made the Bare Minerals a better color than it was previously (it was really yellow on me so I couldn’t use it the way it was before). I also depotted the primer potions into a different container with existing eyeshadow primer.
Basically, I got to throw away all of these containers because I condensed the product into smaller packages.
I used up this Garnier micellar water completely! It was nice but I think it may have made me break out so I’ll be sticking to witch hazel for cleaning my face. 🙂
I also unexpectedly used up this Maybelline eyebrow pencil! I somehow ended up with like 3 of these so I’m trying to use them up because I want to start using Wunderbrow instead. They’re nice and easy to use but don’t have much staying power on your brows.
As far as purchases go, I tried to figure out what products I ultimately wanted in my collection and ended up getting a red lipstick (actually a NYX soft matte lip cream) and a couple half price holy grail neutral eyeshadow palettes on Poshmark. At this point I’ve decided that my makeup “collection” is basically complete. Hooray! So in the future, I’ll be using up products that aren’t my favorites first, and then mostly just replacing things as I use them up, but not adding on to anything.