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Yes, but I’m trying to be more organized with my makeup and that’s helping me to use (& experiment with) some of the neglected items. There are a few things like face powders and foundations that I don’t use and won’t use, but still have for some crazy reason.

Yes! I have a considerable amount of lipsticks that have a nice formula, but the colors look bad on me. They’re practically new so I can’t seem to toss them away. And I wouldn’t give someone a used product so I don’t know what to do with them. :/

Actually no… I don’t like hanging on to things that have no use or value to me, regardless if they are makeup or not. I feel like excess stuff is suffocating so I have no issues whatsoever getting rid of anything that I don’t use or ever forsee using again.

I have several MAC shadows (around 70) that I just don’t use. It’s not because there’s anything wrong with them, and there are some I do really like, but I kind of stopped due to them being singles, making it a bit overwhelming. I guess I got used to not using them even after I de-potted them & put them in palettes.

I also have some Lancome palettes that I bought without even swatch-ing first, and I realized the brand had really changed since I’d last used it. Still, the shadows are nice if I want a softer look, which is rare.

Laura Mercier silk creme foundation! Oh I just can’t get myself to get rid of it. Thought I liked it since its raved about and hyped but makes my face a cakey oil slick, but for the price I pad for it a while ago I can’t get myself to get rid of it 🙁

The Naked Palette. I’ve swatched it but I’ve never worn it. Not sure why I even bought it as I don’t wear eye makeup. Being a makeup addict, I just had to have it though. So I just display it. Crazy eh?? Lol

Good question! I had a clear out earlier in the year, so there were definitely some products that fit that description, but I tossed them.

I have a Ben Nye palette that I’ve nearly tossed so many times, but haven’t. It has 6 shadows; a bright white, a darkish silver, a dull gold, a bright blue, a primary yellow and a hot pink. I NEVER use them but they’re so pigmented and stunning that I can’t throw them out. I’m going to make an effort to use them now!

I have a pretty concise collection, but there are two lipsticks (one a bright fuchsia, the other a Tapatillo-orange) that just kind of sit there unused.

Yes High Beam from Benefit, i used it once and after the shimmer gets soggy and it looks very bad, like I’ve just slapped it on my face,i really wanna use it but i have oily skin, any tips anyone?

Yes High Beam by Benefit, after applyiing it and leaving it a while it looks like a big mess, i have oily skin, and i really don’t wanna give it away, any tips anyone?

My mom has given me a bunch of old products that she doesn’t use anymore. That is just the problem, though- they are indeterminitely old. I’m sure some of the glosses are 2+ years old, and the eyeshadow/lipstick palettes may even be approaching 5-6+ years. I’m too frightened to use them, but I know she was excited to be able to add to my collection, so I keep them.

Oh gosh, yes! Loads of stuff – NYX’s Lake Moss trio (I keep thinking I’ll find “some” use for it), Smashbox powder – that one in the “shaver” – ditto. About a hundred other things. It seems to be a fact of my life that, no sooner to I get rid of something than I suddenly really need it (this doesn’t just apply to makeup). I sort of worry that I might turn into one of those “hoarders” one day because of all the stuff I hang onto “just in case”.

i actually use all my makeup, but i have some “retired” that i don’t return to because i found something bigger and better. like i retired my hourglass tinted moisturizer and i use BB creams instead or just YSL touch eclat

No there aren’t ! I use all products I have. Today I tried the Vice Palette again ( wearing Chaos which is not so difficult to apply as Nars Outremer but not so easy to apply either ! ), every eyeshadow or lipstick or whatever means a lot to me. I threw away the Big Bounce shadows because they were really too liquid but most of the time I really use all my makeup products.

Yes – a some lipsticks, lipglosses and eyeshadows (MAC Freshwater, Electric Eel, Vibrant Grape, Cranberry to be specific) 😀 I keep thinking maybe I’d find some use for them but I don’t really wear colorful makeup. They’re very lovely to look at though.

Maybe you could subtly inject some Cranberry into a neutral eye? It’s a gorgeous colour, and probably wouldn’t be too obtrusive if you used a little of it in the crease with a dark brown.

Nope! As I only use foundation, powder, concealer, contour, and brow filler, every product that I use is a result of stringent and profilic testing and comparing. They’re some of the best products available on the market that are appropriate for my needs.

With that being said however, I do own a ton of deluxe samples and full size products of things like eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, blush, lip products, etc… What I do with them is one, I never open them, and two, when I collect enough, I actually give them away as a “try me” set on my blog! I modelled these giveaways to be like the Sephora Favorites holiday sets like the Lash Stash this year, which includes a ton of full- and mini-sizes of mascaras for people who want to try them all, but don’t want to go out and purchase every one.

I figured, it’s not like I’m ever going to use these, and since no one close to me really wears makeup, why not give them away as big collections/sets?

So to answer this question, even though I own products I don’t use, I do NOT have ones that I can’t bring myself to return, give away, or toss! I’m too much of a minimalist. 🙂

And in a way, these big collection/set giveaways are kind of my way to encourage people to be more minimalistic; to try a bunch of products and then to only use the absolute best ones! No hoarding allowed. Lol!

Yes. I have lots of mineralized skin finishes from MAC that look absolutely beautiful in the pan but look like a glittery mess on my face, accentuate my pores and are not practical for my day to day corporate office look.

My MAC loose powder in Silver Dusk. It’s pretty and I like it, but I almost never use it–I just have so many other highlighters I like better!

I have a box full of lipsticks that I use maybe once a year and then wipe off a minute later! For some reason I just can’t part with any of them.

I guess because I love the look of lipstick and the polish of it (but I rarely wear anything but a lip balm or a nude lipstick if I’m going out)..I tell myself “I might need that someday!”

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