It's that time of year again when we need to clean out our closets, our makeup bags and the skincare products that have been hiding from us under the bathroom sink. This month make a promise to yourself to do a weekend new year cleaning spree to toss out any broken powders beyond repair and old mascaras - just to name a few items that need to go. Here are our three top tips to help make the process easier and quicker.
STEP ONE: DIVIDE & CONQUER
Divide your collection into coordinating groups by sorting items into piles, for example, lipsticks with lipsticks, mascaras with mascaras, highlighters with highlighters and so on. Once you have finished shorting, it’s time to look at the condition of each item and toss anything that no longer serves a purpose which could be a foundation with so-so coverage or a blush that doesn’t flatter your skin tone
STEP TWO: DECIDE WHAT TO TOSS
The items in your beauty collection should make you look your best and fit your needs. I know we our all guilty of this ...but let go of the “I’ll use it someday” trap. The reality is you are 90% likely never to use it - that someday will never come. Also, remember anything that is expired is not a must have or must keep.
STEP THREE: ARRANGE YOUR REGULARS
Make arrangements for your everyday favorites and your backup stash. Once you have decided what works and what doesn’t for your collection keep the items you use every day easily accessible and keep everything else separated by categories: lipsticks, mascaras, eyeliners, etc. Don’t forget to make space for your skincare items by organizing them in the order you apply them - this is super helpful first thing in the morning and at night after a long day of work or a night out.
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