Array
Tips and Guides

Dos and Don'ts of Decluttering Your Makeup Collection

Time to clean your vanity just in time for the New Year!

Shares
Photography: Pexels.com (Main Photo)

Every girl (or boy) who is into beauty knows that makeup is candy for grownups. Playing with every color and type of glitter is a lot of fun—it can be pretty easy to get caught up in every trend and hyped product in the market. The next thing you know, your drawers are filled to the brim with products you never even touch.

Why don't you take time this holiday break to let your vanity breathe? Besides, it'd be nice to have room for 2018 launches, don't you think? Breeze through the process with these tips: 

DO start by collecting all your makeup in one spot.

This trick is inspired by the KonMari method and it works like a charm! Seeing how much you actually own will certainly put things into perspective. To start, categorize your makeup by type—face products, for the eyes and lips.

DO discard all dupes (duplicates).

Once you've sorted everything out, work by category—for example, for lipsticks, you can segregate by color, do arm or lip swatches then keep one to two per shade. The same goes for bronzers, blushes and highlighters as these are the things that can accumulate quickly. 

DON'T let dirty makeup brushes sit with fresh tools.

Better yet, start fresh for the new year and wash them all. You may also take it a step further by throwing out brushes that have started to shed or change color. 

DO discard anything that smells off. 

If it doesn't smell like how it used to, chances are, it might have already gone bad. You don't want to dust or swipe anything on your face that might cause a breakout or an infection. 

DON'T hold on to things for sentimental value. 

No matter what you are decluttering, it can get tricky when it comes to things that are associated with special memories. However, holding onto these things serves no purpose so it is best to chuck them into the bin without question. (i.e. the lipstick you wore on your first date with your long term boyfriend—are you really going to wear five year-old lipstick?)

DO wipe everything down with an antibacterial wipe.

Once you're done going through all your makeup, clean the rims, lids and containers with antibacterial wipes. Constant use makes these items a hot bed for germs and you don't want any bacteria near your face! 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

DON'T hoard makeup at all costs. 

Make sure you only buy what you need or use everything that you own. Don't keep anything for "just in case" reasons because it will only end up going bad in your drawers. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

How-To: Tidy Your Vanity—The Konmari Way

6 Ways to Organize Your Cosmetics

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Makeup Corner

Shares

Latest Stories

What Amenities Do Millennials Look for in Condos?

Listen up, folks. Millennials dish on their condo non-negotiables.

8 Ways To Use The Color Ultra Violet At Home

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018 is surprisingly versatile—you can use it as an accent, or as an overall hue

5 Ways To Decorate Your Home Without Spending Anything

Working with a tight budget? These ideas won't cost you a single peso.

5 Tips For Taking Care of A Family Home

Maintaining a mid-century property can be easy with this handy guide

A Cozy Industrial Style Condo Unit You’d Love To Come Home To

This 96sqm home features a balance between homey and edgy, with handpicked details and travel finds making it extra special and personal

A Feng Shui Guide for Every Room in Your House

As we approach the Year of the Dog, it’s time to clear your space and balance out your energies at home

Easy Small Space Tricks From An Interior Designer

Solve your tiny floor area woes with these ideas

Manila's Historic Houses Are Grand and Beautiful

Let's take a trip down memory lane and have a look at the stately mansions from Manila's bygone era of grandeur

10 More Places To Visit in Antipolo This Weekend

Because there's always something new to experience in art, culture, and food at this Northeastern city!

6 Colors You Never Thought You Could Use in Small Spaces

It’s time to give your go-to white and neutrals a break

See The World's Largest Picture Frame in Dubai

Designed by award-winning architect Fernando Donis, it's a marvel like no other

10 Things Millennials Want In Home Design

Condo units? Check. Industrial-hip style? Definitely. But the other items on their home wish list will surprise you!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!