At the beginning of the year we spoke about clearing out our Make up collections which was a very popular post and seemed to get you all exciting about decluttering your makeup collections. Now with spring here, it is time to spring clean our makeup bags…
Start by emptying out your makeup bag onto a table and be a little brutal. Have you possibly had that lipgloss for too long, has your favourite bronzer shattered to cause a mess in your makeup bag and has your favourite lipstick melted beyond belief? Well it’s time to get rid of it.
Okay it may cost you a few pounds to replace but it’s worth it in the long run. It means your lipgloss will actually smell like it’s suppose to and you won’t have to wipe the bronzer smudges of your mirror every time you need to use it. It’s also a great opportunity to mix it up and go through your makeup collection and add less used products that you love but may have forgotten about.
It’s then time to downsize, there’s no point carrying around a super big makeup bag if you don’t use all the products. Be realistic and honest to yourself; do you really need 15 variations of almost the same lip colour and do you really reapply your foundation or would a concealer be enough? You won’t be getting rid of these products, you can keep them at home in your collection and add them to your makeup bag at a later date when you actually need them.
Time to clean everything from brushes to compacts. Give all your brushes a really good wash and using a wipe clean down all the compacts, packaging and mirrors. If your makeup bag can go in the washing machine then now is a great chance to throw it in but if your makeup bag has seen better days then it might be time to treat yourself to a new one you can get very pretty ones from places like H&M, Boots and ASOS for very cheap (check out some of my favourites below). Also if your makeup bag isn’t looking quite as full as it did don’t be tempted to fill it up, instead purchase one in the perfect size to avoid future products building up and to save yourself from carrying such a heavy bag.
When filling it up again keep asking yourself if you really need it in your handbag and if you truly use it on the go- if not leave it at home, you can always come back to it at a later date. Don’t forget you can also buy mini’s and transfer products into smaller containers such as perfumes and foundations.
Check out my guide to having a beauty clear out here
I’d love to hear your Makeup Bag Clearing tips as well as which products you carry around with you in the comments.