a purge & a makeup bag

IMG_4181 (1).jpgIMG_4186 (2).jpgas someone who really doesn’t wear very much makeup (hence the whole makeup for a minimalist thing) i have started to collect way too many products.  because i read so many beauty blogs and watch so many beauty videos, it’s too easy to convince myself that i need every single thing these gurus are mentioning.  however, i’ve been going through a major overhaul of my belongings (purging as my mom calls it) and have a huge bag of beauty products that i’m giving away to my sisters and friends (as well as returning a few unused items to sephora $$$)  i’ve gotten down to just owning my very favorite products and finishing up the old ones that are still hanging around.  since going through everything, it feels so good to have the clothes, shoes, jewelry, and makeup that i actually love and wear, and none of the excess that i don’t.

all this being said, here is my makeup bag for my next adventure and short explanations about why i chose each product:

too faced better than sex mascara mini // i just can’t find a mascara i like right now so i’m using up all the sample sizes i have from sephora and ulta

h&m eye shadow in baci di dama (shimmering gold) // i haven’t mentioned this before but i got it a few months ago and it’s the perfect light gold shade and is great quality

mac paint pot in groundwork (cool toned taupe) // my absolute favorite eyeshadow

laura mercier caviar stick in amethyst (taupe purple) // i’ve had this for years and it’s never ending!  i like this as eyeliner or all over my lids

nars laguna bronzer // same as above, i’m about to hit the bottom and i’m soooo excited

sephora bright future concealer in 05 parfait // a new purchase as my usual concealer is too light – loving it

sephora matte lip cream in 01 always red (true red) // i’m never brave enough to wear this but i’m going to force myself as soon as i have a bit of a tan

glossier coconut balm dotcom // a staple

nyx butter gloss in creme brulee (nude pink) // another staple i’ve used for years

real techniques blush brush // my bronzer brush of choice

mac 224 and 239 mini brushes // i got a travel set of mac brushes a while ago and i like them so much i’m giving a few of my full size brushes away // the makeup bag that came with these is also perfect size for travel

> all images are my own.  please credit this blog if using.



13 thoughts on “a purge & a makeup bag”

    1. i feel exactly the same! while i’m working my way through what i have, i’ve also been making a list of the products that i want to check out when i run out of what i have. it’s pacifying my interest in new products without me actually buying them. maybe this will work for you too! xx

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