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Makeup Detox: August – December 2018


A few posts ago, I briefly mentioned about going on a No-Buy.  Honestly, this year has been one of my best years on makeup purchases.  Last year I was a VIB Rouge member, this year I’m just a VIB member, next year I might just be a Beauty Insider.  That is huge.  The more involved I’ve gotten with the beauty community, the more I have taken a step back and realized I have been purchasing way too much makeup.  With more releases happening, all I can see is how repetitive the products have become.  From different brands releasing liquid lipsticks, to warm eyeshadow palettes, to warm eyeshadow palettes with a pop of blue or teal.  It is honestly the same shit, different packaging.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have purchased the same shit in a different package.  For example, I have the same color of lipstick in at least five different brands, they are just slightly different from each other.  I’m just becoming a tad bit more cognizant of it.  For fuck’s sake, I own a total of ten foundations.  Why do I need ten foundations?  Two of which were just recently purchased!  Granted, there is only so much you can do with makeup and makeup releases.  Everything is going to overlap at one point or another.  Think about it, you can do warm-toned, cool-toned, and neutrals.  You can switch it up with different finishes, pops of colors, but ultimately they are all going to overlap.

Where I am going with this, is that I know I have plenty in my collection to suffice from new releases.  I have different finishes in foundations, different setting sprays to help differentiate finishes and lasting capabilities as well, light to dark lipsticks including nudes, reds, and darks, even blacks.  I have matte lipsticks, cremes, satins, and glosses.  I have plenty of mascara to last me a year, several eyeshadow palettes to get me through the seasons, several bronzers, and enough highlighters to last me to my grave.  I have plenty of makeup for me.  I need to utilize my collection, save my money, and appreciate what I have.

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my makeup detox of 2018.  I decided to call it a Makeup Detox because Amber F from YouTube was talking in her Pan That Palette Update about going on a no-buy and possibly calling it a Makeup Detox.  I love the idea of it being a makeup detox.  Not only is the market oversaturated with products, but I feel as if myself included is oversaturated with products.  There are men and women out there who do not have the means or opportunity to have makeup and here I am collecting products that I’m not even using.  Plus, I am moving in April cross country and I don’t need to be taking this plethora of makeup.  It is unnecessary.

With the number of products I have in my back stock (my makeup inventory posts will be coming in a few weeks), there should be no need for any makeup purchases.  Makeup remover wipes, micellar waters, all of those are fine for purchasing, I am just talking about makeup.  Primers, mascaras, foundations, etc. are what I am talking about.  I want to see what I can use up in the five months left in the year and maybe, just maybe, I can roll some of this into the new year as well.  Wish me luck!  I will also try and utilize my collection and dupe upcoming releases.  If there is a new palette that is launching, seeing what shades are similar in my collection and recreate the palette.  I will definitely share those with you all!  Have you ever done a no-buy or low-buy?  How did it go for you?  If you haven’t, have you ever thought about doing one?  Let me know in the comments!  I’d love to hear from you!  Well, I think that does it here from me!  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

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