Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

What do you do with makeup you don’t like/use? Does it still lay around your house somewhere or do you throw it away? Give it away?

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40 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What do you do with makeup you don’t like/use?

  1. lisa

    If it is an eyeshadow or lipstick shade that i don’t like i first try to mix it with other colors to see if it comes up with any color i like if that doesn’t work out then i give it away to someone who i know would like that shade or eventually throw it away.

  2. Peri

    Continue to hoard it…..

  3. naomi

    makeupalley all the way!

  4. Jodie

    I move it from my makeup drawer to a container in the closet where I usually forget about it and then when I eventually clean out my closet I throw all the makeup away :-)

  5. dee

    I try to figure out something I can do with it. The blue eyeshadow that didn’t work for me I sometimes use as an eyeliner. Any lipglosses I don’t like I layer them with other things until I find a color that works for me.

  6. Barbie

    I try to give it away to either my mother or my sisters.

  7. Tonee

    I give it all away. I had way too much stuff at one point and all the liquids were disposed of. The ones that could be sanitized were given to mum/aunts/cousins and I make it a point to keep my stash to a minimum. The only thing I stock up on are LE products.

  8. Samantha

    i give it to friends or my Mom

  9. Kat

    Gift it or sell it. I don’t throw stuff out, but I definately don’t horde stuff either!

  10. Tekoa

    Give it to my best friend.

  11. Sell it on trademe.. which is a New Zealand version of Ebay :)

  12. Rabi

    Anything older than 6 months old and can’t be sharpened goes in the garbage. The rest I set aside for my friends to paw through.

  13. naomi

    Easy! My sister takes them all.

  14. me

    I save my receipts and take it back to the store. I only buy from places with good return policies.

  15. Allison

    I usually keep it with me to use on my girls. halloween is a good time to use the generic stuff.
    My youngest daughter has dressup parties once a month, and I will use that with some of my pigments to do their faces.

  16. Tanya

    If its an item that I kept the receipt for I will return it. I have a special receipt box that I keep all my MAC receipts in. When I went MAC exclusive I got rid of three plastic bins of make-up, I took it all to the local womens shelfter thrift shop as donations. I wouldn’t buy used make-up but I am certainly not going to pass judgement on someone who would. If someone less fortune than me can use it and needs it, I am all for “reduce, recyle, reuse” instead of filling up the landfills :)

  17. Annie

    I add it to my mom’s collection… I make space- and she has so much stuff she doesn’t notice!!! Works out great LoL…

  18. Josay

    I give it to my family/friends :)

  19. Audrey

    Well, I get my mother’s makeup she doesn’t use… The makeup that I don’t use, I give to my best friends… One of my friends doesn’t buy makeup anymore because I give her so much!