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Makeup Declutter Series 2016│Concealers

Makeup Declutter Series 2016│Concealers

Last spring, I’ve started decluttering my large makeup collection to the point that I’ve given away or threw in the garbage half of my stuff. Right of the bat, it hurts to get rid of all those cherish items but what stings the most, is realizing that my money was not well spent since so many products were still untouched and unused.

This fall, I’m at it again (lesson not learned it seems)!! But this time, I only want to keep the best of the best and if a product wasn’t used once in the last year then it’s going away. Quality over quantity is my mojo now and regardless of the price tag, I want to shrink my collection and truly enjoy each products that I choose to keep! I often said it: I’m a makeup addict but I’m not a makeup collector; I never wanted to become one and frankly, what’s the point of hoarding all that makeup that will often expire anyway!

All items that I own, from makeup to skincare, are less than 3 years old … Yay!

For this new blog series, I’ve started with concealers since it was easier (and less heartbreaking) …


Makeup Declutter Series 2016│Concealers

If a product is more than two years old and/or the wrong color, it went into the “Decluttering Device” – a new invention that BeardMan built which heats and melts everything down for a convenient way to dispose (Joke, just went right in the dumpster)!!! The choice was that simple and it felt so good afterwards. I was sad though to throw all these concealers away as my local women shelter only takes powder products for hygiene reasons and I guess my family and friends are not that into used makeup (and not my complexion or light skin like me)! The worst is that all of these were at least 3/4 full!

♥ If you want to try some affordable drugstore options, Maybelline Fit Me and L.A Girl PRO-Conceal are fabulous, if you can find your right color.

♥ Korres, Soap & Glory and Becca’s were frankly awful: so cakey, so thick, so not worth it (for me).

♥ e.l.f HD Lift Concealer was ok but would unfortunately fade towards the end of the day and the NYX one, I bought for contouring but now that I found my Holy Grail in Kevyn Aucoin’s cream bronzer/contour, this product was just collecting dust.


Makeup Declutter Series 2016│Concealers

♥ no dark shadows, Cover Fx and bareMinerals concealers have not been tested yet. I will review each one in November and if they are not top notch, they are gone!

♥ I adore Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector so much! I have to spread to good words on this beautiful product.

♥I’ve talked about bareMinerals Bareskin so many times, it’s a keeper (But man the packaging sucks)!!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lift Concealer does wonders if you want a serum-type hydrating concealer that NEVER looks cakey, but if you have really dark circles, it won’t do a great job. The other downfall of this product is that it comes only in five shades!

♥ Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème is absolutely NOT working for me: so cakey, too thick and frankly ages me a lot… I’m keeping it because it’s perfect as a mobile lid primer when I want a very light effect. For this use, it’s perfection!!

Yves St-Laurent Touche Éclat is worth the hype, it’s simply magic in a stick. I did a mini review recently!

As you can see, I have enough concealers to last me through 2017 and maybe even 2018… I’ve promised myself that after using all my concealer stash, I would treat myself with By Terry’s Terrybly Densiliss Concealer. Frankly, it’s the BEST concealer I’ve ever tried; pricey, but if I only buy one, it will be worth it. To be fair, if I add up all the ones I’ve thrown away last spring with the ones I’ve just disposed, it amounts to at least three By Terry 😩! Quality over quantity remember!!

Less is more!

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16 thoughts on “Makeup Declutter Series 2016│Concealers

    1. I feel so liberated with all my decluttering … Next is nail polishes; half of it will be gone. Quality over quantity!!!👍🏻 I love the Becca brightening concealer, you definitely need to try it 😊


      1. 100% quality over quantity! I have been soooooo much happier doing my nails now that I don’t have to sift through colors I don’t like or polishes that chip the same day. I can’t wait to see that post!

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      2. This post will be brutal😁 … Lip Products will be even more brutal!
        I will have a harder time decluttering my eyeshadow palettes and brushes😜


  1. Yay for decluttering! I plan on doing this in the New Year, even though I don’t have that much to declutter. I just have a lot of old products that aren’t being used and I’m anxious to get rid of them.

    I had no luck with the elf or NYX concealers either – the elf concealer is too yellow-toned for me and I found the NYX so dry – I’m actually using it as a makeshift eye primer in an effort to use it up.

    My new fave concealer is Tarte’s Shape Tape – it’s amazeballs! 🙂

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    1. You should join us on the next Project Pan in February ??? The perfect way to use up a lot of “old” products😄
      My boyfriend is going to the states this week, maybe he could bring me back a Shape Tape😊 … He already have his ULTA list 😋(mainly for IT Cosmetics)


  2. The makeup decluttering session needs to happen for me soon…. It’s definitly time to say goodbye to a few things ha ha ha! I totally get you on the KVD concealer…. it’s just way to thick in consistency it gets all chunky and…. well it’s just not cute!

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  3. Awesome job!
    I’ve been wanting to try L.A Girl PRO-CONCEAL for ages.
    I had that no dark shadows highlighting pen – I used it all up (it was in my last month’s empties) and it’s great! Have you ever tried the Maybelline Dream Lumi? It’s fantastic and it makes me never want to try the YSL!

    I think I’m going to attack my lip products with a machete! I suspect 80% will be tossed. I realize that I just don’t wear that much variety of lip products – I stick to what I like!
    I don’t feel as inclined to purge powder products… owning something for more than 5 years is completely FINE by me! 😉 I guess I’m a collector…

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    1. You get bet that I will keep my Eyeshadow palettes and powder blushes for a very long time (or not) , I’m really changing the way I see my makeup collection!!!
      L.A Girl PRO Conceal is really good but not light enough for my very pale skin!😢
      I don’t know if you will agree with me, but drugstore’s concealer are as good as a lot of high end counterparts?!!!!
      Nope, never tried Maybelline Dream Lumi … I would have never paid the full price for the YSL (Reminder I got it in a Sephora Favorites set)
      I can’t wait to try the no dark shadows; seems so dark though…😁
      I will also get rid of 80% of my lipsticks as I also always use the same ones … I like the idea of a smaller stash😇


    1. I tried CoverFx concealer this morning and so far so good … The consistency is light but it still cover nice !!!
      I know, it’s such a ridiculous amount of concealers … I’m so happy with this decluttering ! xxx


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