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You mean like the MAC holiday box that I’ve been keeping for forever that I just tripped over while cleaning out my storage closet and smashed to bits and bits? Hmm… I guess I trip over them and smash them. Blerg. LOL

I like to keep it around for a few days simply for the pleasure of looking at it, but sooner or later the purposelessness of the clutter gets in the way and I usually (albeit unwillingly) end up recycling/trashing it. Kind of like the beautiful overspray on certain MU products– aesthetically pleasing but gets in the way of utility. Maybe I should start taking pictures of the pretty boxes along with the pretty new products before they’re made imperfect through actual use πŸ™‚

pretty packaging tends to attract me mostly for gifts but for what I buy myself:
if pretty and compact– as is
if pretty and bulky but I LOVE it– goes in a drawer mostly to keep (makes me feel guilty sometimes)
if pretty and bulky and really like the stuff– depot
if pretty and I don’t care much, probably try swapping to someone who’ll love it (so I don’t feel like it’s wasteful) and getting myself something compact

I get rid of all of my makeup packaging, but I did keep a Chanel perfume gift box since it’s pretty! I used to keep a secret chocolate stash in it. LOL.

unfortunately I save all of them…unless I am using the currently using that particular makeup product, I keep all of the makeup in its original packaging…..this OCD has to do with the fact that I have products of companies that I no longer exists and it reminds me of my youth.

I usually keep/repurpose it. For example, I definitely plan to turn the Urban Decay’s 15-year Anniversary eye shadow collection’s box into a jewelry box. πŸ™‚

More often than not, it gets tossed. I realized after the hoards of boxes under my desk were taking up more space than my legs while I was sitting at it. At that point it was all recycled/thrown out.

Once in a blue moon, if I can find a use for it.. I’ll keep it. Lately though, I’ve been purging clutter.

If it’s a beautiful box I try to resuse it as gift box.
If it’s the actual packaging of a product, say a powder case, I try to reuse that as well by pressing a broken powder or blush into the pan. For emty lipstick tubes and depotted eye shadow cases, I toss them or return for B2M.

Okay… call me whatever you want, but I do always keeps the packaging of my cosmetics. It keeps them safe for longer time and they’re actually much easier to re-arrange when I need to. Apart from that, I usually ALWAYS purchase limited editions. Let’s say that almost all of my makeup is Limited Edition, so pretty much I am filled up with beautiful packagings everywhere which are really worth taking a peek at. My favorite is the one which contains the Givenchy Blooming Collection pressed powder and blush. It is a gorgeous origami flower!!

I give boxes and makeup bags to children at school. The girls love the bags and often use them as their pencil case!

If it’s the actual packaging/wrapping, I pitch it into recycling (we’re big on recycling here in Canada!) If it’s the actual LE container of a product – like an eye-shadow, etc. – well, I have never actually ever finished off ANYTHING at all (a sure sign that I own way too much makeup!)

I will usually keep is for a while but eventually I will recycle it because it will be causing too much clutter. There are a few that I have tried to use for something else but that doesn’t happen very often.

I keep all boxes for a while (until I KNOW the product doesn’t affect my skin negatively) and after that I only keep cute/really high end boxes. I’ve never had a situation where I’ve used up a product and want to keep its empty packaging, but I doubt I would keep that unless it was extremely unique.

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