Making the most out of your Makeup Collection

Since it’s January and most of us should probably not buy any more makeup, I thought I’d address how to make the most out of your makeup collection as I’ve really been making an effort to use more products (not at once). 

This is going to sound a little contradictory but I think the best thing to start with is a beauty clear out. I like to get rid of all the products which I don’t use or which I have had for longer than I probably should have. It might be hard at first but it gives me more space and means I’m more likely to use everything I have as it won’t get lost amongst items I don’t use. 
I then like to make a special effort to finish products which are almost finished, this doesn’t mean I apply six pumps of foundation instead of one but I just try to reach for these items over brand new products. This really helps reduce my collection a little more, giving me more space and meaning I actually use the product before it goes off. 
Sometime there are some products that I simply can’t part with but which isn’t quite doing what I want it to so I usually look for an alternative option, actually sometime I even like to take a favourite products and do the same, it’s like discovering new products without spending money! I regularly use lipsticks as cream blushers to reduce the amount of products I carry in my handbag, use bronzers and highlighters as eyeshadows and body/facial oils on the ends of my hair. 
I also have a drawer where I keep my everyday products which I like to empty and change up every few weeks. I’ll put my forgotten products in the drawer and tidy away the ones I can’t stop using, I also think this is a great test because if the products are special enough I will always go back to get it. If there are any products in my everyday product draw and don’t get used then it’s often a good sign that they aren’t loved enough to stay in my collection. 
What old favourites did you rediscover last time you had a look through your collection?


  1. 13th January 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Great post! Really need to re-organise my collection, it's in desperate need of a sort out x //

  2. 13th January 2015 / 6:41 pm

    These are really great tips, I really need to have a huge beauty clear-out – this will come in handy! xx

  3. 13th January 2015 / 7:58 pm

    This is exactly what I'd been needing -too many mascaras and foundations piling in my cases.

  4. 13th January 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Trying to save money for my future plans has definitely made me focus on making the most of my makeup. Great post Sabrina, especially agree with the need for a major clear-out!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  5. 13th January 2015 / 11:31 pm

    Great ideas! I feel as though girls love to finish up products, even if that means buying them again because in a weird way it feels as though you have accomplished something as silly as that sounds! 😛
    Lovely post,
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  6. 13th January 2015 / 11:54 pm

    I completely agree. I realised when I stayed away from home over the holidays and only packed my all time favourites, that I didn't miss any of the products I'd left behind. It was definitely eye opening and I'm keen to work on sorting through my makeup collection.

  7. 14th January 2015 / 9:46 am

    Really great post, I really need to have a clear out and to add some new products to my collection. Defo on the hunt for a new foundation!


  8. 14th January 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Loved this! I have never tried the YSL Baby Doll Kiss n' Blush beauties, but definitely might need to 🙂 I have rediscovered a few brighter colored lipsticks and am ready for spring to rock them all!

    Beautyosaurus Lex

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