Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Simplifying Your Makeup Bag

simplifying your makeup bag

Lately I have been looking at every area in our home with new eyes. Do we really need this? Is this necessary? 

Will I even notice if I don't have this?

In regards to my makeup bag...yes, I would notice if it wasn't there. However, I was amazed at how many eye shadows I had in my make-up bag for the, "just in case I ever decide to use this color even though I NEVER do" moments.


I guess I'm finally noticing that after 15 years of powdering my nose, my preferences haven't changed much. I still use pressed powder instead of liquid foundation and I don't travel far from home without a little black eyeliner.  

Yet with all of the extra stuff that was taking up real estate in my makeup bag, it only meant one thing. Every time I went to go grab the same things that I always use I had to go searching through all of the things that I don't use.  

Once it dawned on me what was happening, I immediately took my bag to the table and dumped it out.  

I then sorted out my every day, go to items...we are talking basics people. 


And I even left a few extras items in the mix for when I occasionally "go fancy!" That is right, I don't waste my Revlon lipstick on just any old day.


And because I am suddenly fine with only keeping the things that I actually use in my makeup bag, I got rid of all of the other random (read "REALLY old") stuff that was taking up space and making me have to dig every single day!

organizing makeup

I even downsized to a smaller bag. These are the little joys that make the fact that sometimes I go days without even opening this bag up totally worth it! You should have seen the smile on my face this morning as I got ready for the day...wait a minute I didn't even open this bag today, or brush my hair, or...mom problems.

What is the current state of your makeup bag?

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6 comments:

  1. I completely gave up make-up a few years ago. Now I'm really glad I did...some days I barely get my hair brushed (and don't even get me started on the condition of my eyebrows recently).

    I love how you're looking at even the little things in your home and purging and prioritizing. I've been doing this a lot recently. Today I'm going through the desk drawers. I'm sure I'll find a small mountain of items I have for those just-in-case moments that have yet to happen :)

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  2. I've never been an everyday make-up person & didn't have too much until I started only buying make-up when Clinique has their bonus items events so now my stash has gotten a little out of control :) I now have one bag full of make-up & one bag full of lotions & potions, but it's all stuff I like. Last year I found this company called zpalette through instagram & they make magnetic pallets where you can take your products out of their bulky plastic compacts & put them all together in one smaller container. I'm not affiliated with them at all, but I just think it's the coolest thing because now I can have my eye shadows & blushes (you can even put lipsticks!) all together in one simple case instead of all their individual ones.

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  3. Just found your blog from the Work it Wednesday blog hop! SO GLAD I DID! I'm excited to be following you along now via Bloglovin! :)

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    1. Thanks, it is so great to have you here! :-)

      ~Sarah

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  4. Cream foundation, brown eyeliner, blush (used as blush and eyeshadow often), black mascara, one lip color that one has a use or two left and I've been unable to color match, and one lip gloss I use daily. That's it. I downsized to this after college graduation (eons ago).

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  5. I really need to do this! Thanks for the motivation! :)

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