[empties] A Big Ass Destash, and a lesson in impulse purchasing : MakeupRehab

Hello all! I simply went by and purged a buttload of make-up, and I will overview all of them, hopefully as a lesson in opposition to impulse shopping for and likewise, how cheap-y stuff can all add up, particularly since I am simply tossing all of it/giving it away.

Instruments: I like me an affordable brush, however I realized rather a lot over buying so many shitty brushes, that really taking the time to analysis and suppose about how I exploit instruments, goes a extremely great distance, as a result of I spend much less cash general on instruments I am going to proceed to make use of.

  • EcoTools Mixing and Bronzing Brush: I really actually favored their powder brush, and was actually jones-ing for a brand new bronzer brush. I see the stipple suggestions and I am like sure, good. However, I neglect that the explanation I maintain going again to my (crappy) goat hair brush is as a result of the bristles even have some bend to them. This brush is so stiff and unyielding, it rubs away my basis. Don’t advocate.

  • ELF Mixing Brush: one other try and discover a bronzer brush. The information felt gentle, the form (a thicker, fan form) appeared to be good for beneath my cheek bones. However the stiffness and unyielding nature of artificial bristles strikes once more. Don’t advocate.

  • ELF Angled Blush Brush: One other try at changing my goat hair bronzer brush (discover a theme?) that was additionally unyielding and stiff. It additionally creates a bronzer stripe and is so dangerous at mixing its comical.

  • Morphe E6 (flat high kabuki): I purchased this brush to work with a basis that (lol) did not even work that nice for me. I simply do not use brushes for basis (BB for lyfe) and this brush was simply losing area. Not horrible, and I like to recommend it in the event you wish to mix with brushes. However general, not likely that nice.

  • ELF Small Stipple Brush: lol. this was so ineffective for me. It additionally had the difficulty with taking off basis, and could not mix for shit. Don’t advocate.

Skincare: that is arguably my worst class. I exploit a number of stuff, and have a number of steps, and am extremely impatient. However, weirdly sufficient, I solely have three issues I am destashing, as a result of as of late, I believe my routine is de facto strong (albeit method too dramatic).

  • Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream: I used to be actually disillusioned on this. It is not likely as nourishing as I assumed it might be, would not give me a silky pores and skin really feel. It did not actually do a lot for barrier strengthening. It additionally was actually thick however in some way nonetheless not protecting or emollient sufficient for me. Disgrace, as a result of I like the odor. Simply not for me, and I gave into the hype.

  • Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet: that is only a resounding meh for me. Closely scented and solely frivolously moisturizing and hydrating. There’s method higher stuff on the drugstore. Not definitely worth the worth.

  • Easy Hydrating Booster: I purchased this in hopes of getting a siliconey, AM occlusive, on rec from an oily pores and skin blogger. Nicely, I ought to know higher to do this once I’m DRY AS HELL. It wasn’t essentially dangerous… it is simply.. pointless. I see zero results.

Face Make-up: My everlasting quest for the right basis was broken in its beginnings: aka, the explanation my basis was trying so dangerous was as a result of I used to be in denial about what the issue was (my pores and skin). I additionally wished to desperately imagine that matte formulations can work; spoiler alert: they do not. I realized that I have to SAMPLE earlier than shopping for. I additionally.. ought to analysis extra closely. However, I believe my quest has ended, as a result of I’ve lastly discovered the HG combos for my pores and skin, and I actually ought to simply cease trying when I’ve completely good and ideal formulation that work for me.

  • Milani Conceal And Excellent Basis (in 01 Creamy Vanilla and 02 Pure): Too yellow, too gentle and likewise too darkish, and too matte. However insane protection. I desperately wished to like this: a full protection basis with a reasonably bottle and actually low cost? However.. our love was by no means meant to be. I wasted my money and time on these guys. I ought to have realized from the primary bottle (too darkish) that the formulation SUCKED on me.

  • ELF Hydrating Primer: ah, the attract of drugstore. I assumed this might work nice! In actuality, it did completely nothing! Certain, it was solely 6 bucks, however that 6 bucks may have gone to aNYTHING else, like rooster nuggets, and I might have in all probability been happier.

  • Maybelline Higher Pores and skin Concealer: horrible shade. Additionally.. salicylic acid?? What the hell was I considering? It makes my undereyes burn, however the shade choice is so poor, I could not even make it spot concealer. Cease shopping for low cost make-up, I scream at myself.

  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: I used to be in denial due to the hype. It is simply so rattling dry.

Cheek Merchandise: this can be a surprisingly giant class contemplating I solely actually bought into blush not too long ago. I additionally have to study that I’ve SO a lot highlighter already, and I actually shouldnt maintain shopping for it!

  • Milani Rose Blush in Coral Cove: Too shiny, laborious to mix. I used to be drawn in by the lovable imprint. Do not fall for it!

  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso: I used to make use of a special baked blush shade in highschool (effectively earlier than I turned the insanely choosy particular person I’m at the moment) and thought that I ought to get the cult favourite coloration. The cults usually are not proper! I did not like this, and usually, I simply do not like shimmery blush.

  • Colourpop Tremendous Shock Cheek in Extremely Waisted and Electrical Slide: ah, the hype. They’re so low cost, how may I resist? Nicely, I ought to’ve as a result of they final about three seconds on me.

  • ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls: Glittery but additionally tremendous dry? Meh.

  • Maybelline Strobing Liquid in 100 Mild: Probably not all that dangerous, however realistically, I virtually by no means ever put on silvery highlights. I additionally hardly ever put on liquid spotlight. And once I do put on liquid highlighter, it is as a result of I am not attempting v laborious that day, so I would like the tones that match me finest (heat, golden, peachy). Only a poorly thought out resolution.

EYES: It is taken me some time to return to phrases with the truth that I hardly ever put on eye make-up. I’ve hooded eyes, and a lazy streak, so doing eye make-up is all the time an Occasion. Now that I’ve realized that I do not put on eyeliner, and have some critical preferences on blendability, I now have very particular and slender objectives for eye make-up.

  • Suva Magnificence Hydraliners in House Panda, Bubblegum, Scrunchie, and Grease: horrible staying time. The brights are patchy. I’ve higher luck making my very own eyeliners with Inglot Duraline and the bajillion eyeshadows I hardly ever use.

  • Colourpop Gel Liners in Finest O and Get Paid: Gel liners and I simply do not get alongside. They do not final on my hooded eyes, and I hate the shortage of precision. These aren’t dangerous, they only do not match my utilization fashion.

  • Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Gold Retro: I should be the one particular person on this planet who would not love this. The glitter falls out simply, and I discover that the wand is tough to work with. Simply.. not my fashion.

  • NYX Retractable Eyeliner Pencil in White: NYX liner’s formulation are trash. I have been in denial about it for a very long time. This does not final, and has zero pigmentation. Additionally, white liner in my waterline is not as flattering as I assumed it might be.

LIPS: My one true weak spot. What number of rattling shades of purple orange do I even want? Apparently, I would like it each formulation attainable, no matter whether or not its good. I believe I’ve realized that I ought to simply follow my favourite formulation, and be higher about recognizing dupes.

  • Maybelline Intimatte Nudes in Bare Coral: I do not put on nudes! Why was I in such denial about this? Additionally I actually hate the Maybelline packaging, they lose their caps so simply! Drives me loopy.

  • Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in 03 Matte About You (Metallic) and 22 Amore: In all probability the most effective liquid lipstick formulation within the drugstore, however nonetheless not nice. The shades within the bottles are bizarre, and likewise aren’t constant. One coloration can be nice, however the subsequent one will not. Additionally, a really meh efficiency on the subject of longevity and luxury.

  • Covergirl Melting Pout Matte Liquid Lipstick in Present Nude and Ballerina: I hate nudes on me. These even have actually crappy pigmentation and a extremely mousse-y texture that I am unable to stand. Don’t advocate.

  • Covergirl Melting Pout Glitz Liquid Glitter Topcoat in 405 Double Platinum: It is only a glitter lip gloss. It is really pretty nice to put on and never sticky, however I do not actually put on silvery tones, and it can also look grey-ish (learn: lifeless) from a distance.

  • Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm in Provocateur: I hate pencil formed lipsticks. I hate how waxy that is. The pigmentation kinda sucks? Why did I purchase this.

  • Loreal Color Riche Shine Lipstick in 920 Lacquered Strawberry: Feels waxy and low cost. Packaging is 1980s lucite ugliness, smells bizarre. Additionally this shade is simply not my factor.

  • ColourPop Matte X LippieStix in Barely There and Jenneration X: I really actually love the Matte X formulation from CP, however these shades are the worst of it. Dry trying and wears away very inelegantly. The shades are additionally very not like what the web swatches appear like, so that they have been v unflattering on me.

  • Lime Crime Velvetines in Buffy: that is really my absolute favourite lipstick formulation, and the liquid lipstick formulation I evaluate all the pieces else in opposition to. And for some time there, I had this bizarre obsession with gathering each coloration. Nicely, that is silly, as a result of I NEVER put on nudes (discover a theme?), and this coloration is not any exception. I look so lifeless on this! I should not have gotten it purely to gather.

  • Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Crimson Punch: Very meh. Related imo, to NYX Delicate Matte Lip Cream. Moussey, switch simply. Properly pigmented, however the explanation I put on liquid lipstick is for a coloration that lasts all day. Simply, not my taste. Oh, and it smells like Fruity Pebbles cereal, which I favored.

  • Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Shade Lip Liner in Peachy Beachy: I purchased this to attempt to make a special, shitty lipstick work. I ended up destashing that previous lipstick and by no means removed this. I by no means use lip liner. I do not know what I used to be considering.

  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Anna Nicole: This one is not really horrible, however, frankly, I bought a greater formulation in an analogous shade, so I by no means attain for this. I hate the wand (is it simply me or is it.. fluffy?), the odor is bizarre. It would not put on away elegantly. Additionally, I discover that this line could be very inconsistent with high quality. This shade wears properly, however others are so streaky and horrible. Is not going to repuchase something from this line.

In entire, I am destashing $388 of make-up, which, frankly, could be very irritating. However, there is no level hoarding issues I do not use. This train was for me to actually get the attitude of why I do not use issues, and the way poisonous impulse shopping for low cost issues (or hyped issues) provides up. I’ve realized that researching the heck out of my buy and actively desirous about how I put on make-up, means I waste my cash much less and I am extra more likely to get pleasure from what I really use.

Okay! That is all the pieces! I hope my put up TMO’d you guys out of some stuff, and likewise confirmed how a lot cash one can waste on fully unremarkable merchandise, simply since you suppose “Ooh! Low-cost!”


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