My Make-up Clear Out

Since I’ve been back from holiday I have been very minimalistic with my make-up, this is partly because my now tanned(ish) skin is still a bit too dark for my normal foundation and concealer, but also partly because I’m lazy. I think the longer I put off wearing normal make-up, the longer I can cling on to the holiday and the freckles it has left me with.

Embracing the freckles

Wearing less make-up, paired with my love of having a good clear out inspired me to clear out all of my old make-up.

The majority of the make-up that I owned was quite weird; it was either freebies donated from my mum’s work friends or very cheap make-up that I thought was a good idea to buy at the time.

One make-up product that I really hate is lip gloss. What is the point of it? It sticks my hair to my mouth, tastes horrible and doesn’t even colour my lips. I much prefer lipstick. For some reason, despite my hatred, I must’ve had at least 20 tubes, so they all had to go.

Strangely I found it very therapeutic throwing away various orange shades of foundation and bizarre colours of eyeshadow, it made me feel a little bit more grown up. It felt like I was throwing away the embarrassingly awkward teenager part of me and leaving behind the young adult who actually likes the way she looks (most of the time). It was pretty great!

I also love having things neat and tidy, so it’s very nice to open my drawer in the morning and see it (fairly) neatly organised.

make up drawer

This picture doesn’t actually include the make-up I wear everyday, but I might do a separate blog post about that.


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