Do you own any products you don’t actually use?

Hundreds. Maybe thousands. There are a lot of products I’ve purchased for review but haven’t had time to even photograph/swatch — it is something I’ve actively been working at being more realistic about what I can/can’t review in a reasonable length of time.

— Christine
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I only use waterproof or tubing mascaras because again, my lashes will not hold a curl (even with a curler, which I have to warm up before I use) without it – I don’t have any trouble with waterproof formulas being drying or causing breakages, though if you’re not using an oil based cleanser to remove makeup and/or rubbing really hard to remove eye makeup, I guess that could do it?

But I have never had a problem, ever.

Maybe if you do it every day. But once or twice a week, gently cleansed by double-cleansing? No issue at all. I mean, I guess it depends on your eyelashes and the curler you’re using… but I’ve never had an issue.

If they count, I have a beauty blender a haven’t used in an year almost. 😆 I just prefer nowadays to use either my fingers or a brush.

I sure do. Some are freebies/GWP items but some are things I actually like but which just get moved both physically and mentally out of mind and sight. I will make a concerted effort every now and then to get out some disused but still good products and put them back into the rotation (the Laura Mercier mini shadow stick set Holiday 2017 is one example and a points perk or GWP of Bobbi Brown’s grey shadow stick are 2 that come to mind, just because I dug them out the other day so they’re fresh in my memory and, fortunately, still “fresh” in the sense of being smooth and usable).

Ever? No, I’ve used everything I own at least a few times!
But, on a regular basis, though? Yes, I do have quite a bit that gets neglected. Mostly it’s unusual lipstick shades or very bright eyeshadow palettes. Also, some of my older palettes get neglected for months on end, so do most of my ColourPop SSS’s. It’s actually embarrassing that this is how unweildly my stash has become. If only that were enough to stop me from adding more.

YES!!! I have several highlighters and an ABH Glow Palette that I never use. I’m not into highlighters, and when I do feel like wearing one, I always go for my Dior Nude Luminizer. I never use any of my liquid lipsticks anymore and should probably toss them. I have a some other lipsticks and a few eye palettes I never touch. And I have a whole collection of KVD products that I haven’t use since I stopped supporting her. I just can’t bring myself to get rid of anything.

I have maybe a dozen unused products, but I will get around to them eventually! There are quite a few more that get neglected more than they should, simply because of the sheer volume of stuff I own but I don’t think there is anything I bought and then deliberately didn’t use. I got a rose quartz roller as part of a points gift box – I never would have purchased it and it’s not actually something I see as useful but I have since used it a couple of times…

Yup. I have a SCINIC snail AIO that does zero for my skin but it’s haven’t been able to trash it knowing that there are people out there who genuinely freaked out when it was discontinued. I feel almost guilty!

But I’m going to have to toss it, realistically.

I also have a lip balm from My Lip Stuff that dried my lips out like sand the only time I used it, but it still smells like caramelized bananas. A very expensive scent stick, basically.

Yes, I sure do. There are quite a few quads and palettes that I haven’t used in awhile like Tarantino’s Emerald Pretty, a Guerlain quad in greens, Vice 2 and a couple of lipsticks as well.

I tend to use everything; if not regularly, at least often enough that I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my money. Occasionally a “mistake” will linger in the drawer for awhile, but because I purge my collection on a regular basis, it gets tossed sooner rather than later.

I have a couple of quads that I don’t use but purchased with the intent to use and then either discovered they don’t work for me or they take a lot to make them work. I have quite a few highlighters that are too dark for my skin tone and I planned to use them as blush toppers or e/s and just never do get around to using them. Then, I have a couple of finishing powders that I purchased never planning to use them since I love the embossing so much I can’t make myself destroy it. My daughter will likely pitch them after I am gone since she is darker skin toned than I am. Maybe I will give them to one of her best friends in my will !!

The first example that comes to my mind is the Revlon Color Charge eyeshadow palette-I haven’t used it in a long time, but I still like it.

Unfortunately lol! I plan on decluttering those items, like the Morphe Jaclyn Hill palette I have that is just a disaster. That one will go straight into the trash though. No need to pass that onto someone when it’s just a pile of poo lol.

I don’t have the space to keep unused products, but I do have some rarely used products. Like my ABH dip brow. Now that I let my brows grow out I just used a pencil and brow gel to get a soft feathered look instead of something more dramatic.

Back-ups that I’ll start using once I finish current products. 😆 And when I say back-ups, I mean I have (for example) one foundation I use right now, almost finished, and I have another one as a `back-up`.

Well… while I do have a well curated small make-up collection, there are products that I sparingly use but I still want to have them. For example I rarely use a black eye pencil (I prefer brown or a liquid liner) or a green eye pencil, but I want to have those options in my collection. The least-least item used in my collection is a pink shimmer eyeshadow that I use once 1-2 months to remind myself pink doesn’t suit me. 😀

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