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Makeup Rotation!

A few months ago, I’ve decluttered my makeup stash and believe me, the pain was real!!! As a result, I got rid of 27 items (sad but true). These products were either past their expiration date, crappy or just not being loved enough. As a makeup addict, an aficionado, an enthusiast, call it whatever you like, it was very hard to throw away all those things (money not well spent, I know). Out of the 27, I gave one eyeshadow palette to my sister and the rest (26), nobody seems that interested in and I didn’t care at this point about a blog sale.


I highly suggest a good makeup cleaning per year, even though it is a real pain in the a… It really is, but it’s well worth it. Since I HATE getting rid of almost untouched makeup items, I’ve decided to periodically (each season in my case) to sort out the products that I want to “hit pan” in this period. I didn’t include any palettes because seriously, who goes through all the shades (If you do, kudos to you my friend!). Now speaking of palettes, I will each week pick a different one and use it for the week, that way there will be a rotation !!!

makeup rotation

I’ve sorted out the oldest products and/or the ones that I already love that need to hit pan. By making some more space, I can buy something else (As you can see, the cat is now out of the bag ➡️ I want to rotate to buy new stuff). Joke aside, the rotation is REALLY meant to never throw out that many products again and as a result, try to be  wiser with my collection. Talking about being wiser about my stash, next week you will understand why the “No Buy on lip products ’til 2017” clause by then, even if I have to put lipstick while I sleep. I WILL try (let’s be honest that will not happen) to finish up what I already have. (Snif! Snif! Snif! Cry me a River)

So here are the lucky winners, those products that I need to finish ASAP. I love them all but it’s time to empty them out. I hope that on October 1st, I will have achieve my “empties” goals!!!





♥ Benefit They’re Real mascara♥

Just ok! would not purchase again. I find that it flakes a lot.

♥ L’Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes ♥

Like it, but I want to try a new one and I think it doesn’t exist anymore.

♥ Givenchy Noir Couture Volume & Benefit Roller Lash ♥

Praise these two. With Too Faced “Better Than Sex”, they are my favs.


♥ Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ♥

My review HERE. A cult favorite that also gets my vote.


♥ e.l.f Eyebrow Kit ♥

Nothing can beat my Anastasia brow products but I still want to give this kit a fair chance and review it properly.



♥ Make Up For Ever The Ultimate Eye Liner Collection ♥

MUFE eye liners are really good don’t get me wrong but I’m always reaching for my Urban Decay 24/7 liners. I have own this set for about a year now so it’s time to, at least, try them. 80% of them are still untouched !!!

♥ Marc Jacobs Gel Crayon in Intro ♥

I bought this one because I heard that it was the best product for the waterline: NOPE !! I never had as bad a reaction than with this product, it stings like hell. Nice summer shade though.

♥ Tarte EmphasEYES ♥

Again was purchased obviously for my waterline, I like it but forgot to simply use it.

♥ KVD Autograph Pencil & Sephora Contour Eye pencil ♥

I used them daily to tight line my upper lashes. Both do a great job.



♥ Urban Decay b6 prep spray ♥

Nice, smells very refreshing, dries instantly. Don’t really see great pore minimizing results.

♥ Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ♥

One of the best primer out there.

♥ Benefit POREfessional ♥

I can just use it on my nose because on my forehead and cheeks, it causes major breakouts. Won’t repurchase!

♥ Nars Illuminator in Copacabana, Benefit Watt’s Up and Pupa Luminys Touch ♥

Don’t have high hopes to finish these but I will try even if in future days I will look obviously like a disco ball!

♥ Dr.Brandt BB cream with Flexitone & Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream ♥

When I used each of them separately, I hate the finished look but for some strange reasons, when I mix them together, I end up with a flawless result (so strange)!



♥ Buxom in White Russian ♥

♥ Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Dreamsicle ♥

♥ Lise Watier Sweet Lips ♥

♥ Fresh Sugar Lip Polish ♥

♥ Philosophy Pink Almond Candy ♥

♥ Anna Sui Lip Color Top Coat ♥

♥ Too Faced in Marshmallow Bunny ♥

♥ Smashbox Lip Gloss in Pout ♥

♥ Gosh Velvet Touch Lip Primer ♥

Simply, my oldest products that I need to finish! If not used up going into fall season, I will have to throw them away  😦

Thanks for stopping by my beauties


Ingrid xoxo

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14 thoughts on “Makeup Rotation!

    1. You should!!! You’ll feel so good after. I’m not saying it’s not hard and sad, mainly because I’ve just put literally hundreds of dollars in the garbage 🙂


  1. I know I need to declutter and I really have no good storage so my stuff is jammed everywhere. It’s sad. I sit on the floor and get ready. It’s not a good scene over here. And then I try so hard to throw things away, and I can’t. I hate things and I can’t throw them away. I write reviews and shit on them, can’t throw away. =(

    If I’m mad enough I might slam something into the trash but I always think, I’m going to use. One day, I’m going to need this… Sort of like the jeans that one day I’m going to fit into. LOL.

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  2. Pff, cleaning up your makeup is so difficult. Congrats on throwing that much away. I had to go through my stash for the move and I just can’t part with some things, even though I haven’t used them in forever.
    The ultimate eyeliner collection looks amazing btw 😀
    xxx Anne

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  3. I love using up samples! They make me feel so accomplished 🙂 I can only imagine how hard it was to get rid of 26 (27… giving away sooo counts) items! I try to use my high end stuff more than my drugstore stuff because I figure there is no sense in saving it with how much it cost! But I never could do an “panning project” for stuff I didn’t really like. It looks like you’re trying to clean out your stash but still use stuff you love and that’s great! Good luck using up all those eyeliners though, haha 🙂 OMGGGG seeing your Too Faced LaCreme lipstick in there makes me want to cry! I have two and my son got a hold of them this weekend and painted all over his face! May they rest in peace 😦

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  4. I have mini de-clutters every once and a while, though my collection isn’t that out of control (yet). I do have a few palettes I’ve never actually opened and have considered doing a blog sale. I dunno. We’ll see.


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