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Too Faced Just Peachy Matte eyeshadow palette, which has sadly been discontinued and mine is running on fumes at this point. It was my staple eyeshadow palette for quite a while. It’s so unfortunate that it didn’t survive the cut from the permanent range. It really was one of Too Faced’s very few gems. Next is used cushion foundations–everything is recyclable, but I just hate the chore of cleaning out the refill inserts after I’ve used them up, so they sit in a to-do pile till I work up the last dregs of responsibility after all of my other more pressing chores, haha. Lastly, my ND Bloom and Diamond palettes…I use the powders regularly and should move them to a generic magnetic palette, but the creams are definitely no longer usable. Once I use up the powders, I’m converting to the duos, but only if I find I absolutely cannot live without them after using up my other blushes and highlighters.

While I have no plans to give away any of these at this time, if forced, it would be;
Colourpop Blue Moon nine-pan eyeshadow palette – the colors are pretty to look at in the palette but many are too vibrant for my comfort zone and/or unflattering on me

MAC Lustre lipstick in Cockney – reds don’t look great on me anymore, especially slippery reds

Beauty Bay Book of Magic eyeshadow palette – although I enjoy about a third of the colors, the rest are too intense for me. They are simply not me or the life that I live.

MAC Early Morning Blush (the colour just doesn’t work for me); my dried up Marc Jacobs Highliner and a MUFE lipstick Iridescent Copper Pink (I got a mini of it as a points perk and thought I loved it; bought the full size and don’t love it that much).

Can I do this as categories, please?

Lip products: I would get rid of all my lip products except my Fenty Gloss Bomb and Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle. I just don’t like things on my lips no matter what I try.

Foundation: PMG Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection, which I am going to try to use up but it will take years. About two weeks ago I sent two unopened bottles of CYO Lifeproof Long Lasting Foundation to Project Beauty Share. I will finish the half done bottle I still have and then try something new.

Eyes: Supergoop Shimmer Shades in the three shades I own. I thought they could be a one and done for summer but they have no impact other than shimmer. No color. I need more. And the spf in at least one of them has expired.

Someday maybe I will have the energy to clean out the containers and recycle them.

Thank you so much for mentioning Project Beauty Share! I wasn’t aware something like this was available in the US and I was just looking for a place that would accept beauty donations!

I just did a small purge last week.
Maybelline Instant Age Concealer (found it in the back of my shelf hanging out and not being used).
Some single Colour Pop Supershock Shadows/highlighters (don’t recall the names).

Next to go: ll of my remaining Colour Pop Matte liquid lipsticks.

I could probably come up with a dozen more items given time, including a few palettes, including TARTE’s Icy Betch.
As much as I love the colours (according to my decor) on my eyes/face they just look ridiculous.

I have three foundations I could easily toss:

1. Beauty Blender Bounce liquid foundation – like the shade, find the finish too clunky
2. Guerlain L’Essential – terrible formula for me. I’ve kept it because it was expensive.. sigh
3. UD Stay Naked – colours didn’t work.. kinda there in terms of texture and finish, but I’m kidding myself if I think I am going to be able to use any significant amount up.

I must ask about Guerlain L’Essential if you don’t mind! It seems like a dewier finish than most so I’ve been interested. Any coverage at all? Do you mind letting me know what it’s awful at? Thank you.

My key issue was coverage. I did not find it buildable without turning into a splotchy mess. It was a deceptive foundation which initially looked quite good, immediately after application but quickly went down the drain for me after dry down. I believe foundation is one of the most subjective products out there.. it may work for you. It did not for me. I need better than light coverage on my cheeks and I found it very difficult to work with. I have had success with other Guerlain liquid foundations in the past, but this one is full fail for me.

I’m grateful for the foundation experiences you’ve shared because we seem to have similar preferences. You’ve saved me money on several occasions. I never return makeup or skin care… I wait too long while trying to make a bad thing work so thank you again! Back to Bye Bye Foundation for now. It’s a safe enough bet that’s flexible and non-drying (until it gets old). I’m dying to have dewy, luminous, even skin like a fetus. Perhaps a professional micro needling tool will help.

Hi Vittoria: I just noticed this foundation listed as ‘new’ on Sephora website. The version I have is at least 1.5 years old.. I think it came out during that ‘year of foundation’.. summer to winter 2019 when we were bombarded with new formulas. I don’t know if mine and their ‘new’ are the same formula.. Here is what my bottle reads:

L’essentiel: natural glow 16h wear

Have you tried adding a bit of polyglutamic acid to your moisturizer? You can get some inexpensively from Inkey. I’m no part of fetal at the ripe age of 57, but happily I don’t entirely look like an overripe spotty banana. Lol.

Well I’ve got two sitting here waiting for me to throw them away:
ColourPop Lux Lip Oil in Deo Drop — this just didn’t really do it for me
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Marshmallow — I love this color but it has gone bad.

OK I’m throwing these away right now in fact. I’m sure I could easily find another bad lippie in my collection. In a perfect world I’d sort through my collection before I move and purge things I don’t need, but I don’t have the time/energy for a task that big!

Since my collection is so minimal, only one of each (except color), it would be difficult for me to get rid of stuff without being left with an option. 😅

But certainly I could get rid of my eye pencils. I rarely used them in the last year’s, and I only have three (black, brown, nude). And I absolutely hate the nude, it’s another Charlotte Tilbury product I wanted to love and ended up hating.

1.) KVD K-Dub ELL. Yuck! What an atrocious shade on me!
2.) UD Naked 1, I would give it to my daughter even though I can, and do, get a few decent looks from it. It suits her coloring better.
3.) UD Naked Smoky, maybe? I mean, if I take the time to lay down some Nyx JEP in Knight or Black Bean, I do get gorgeous smokey eye looks from it? It just takes effort.

Scratch UD Naked Smoky. I’d rather toss roughly HALF of my gazillion ColourPop Supershock shadows! They take up a TON of space, and half of them just look ridiculous on my older lids.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer – I find it too dry for my under eyes
Rituel De Fille The Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover – mine has always had a weird puddy texture that is hard to blend and doesnt sit nicely on the skin
Dior Backstage Face and Body Primer – its basically a lotion, its lightly hydrating but there is not blurring or filling quality.

Reluctantly, most of my ABH palettes. I haven’t reached for them in longer than I care to admit and I don’t have any desire to use them… when I did dip into them for swatches, I wasn’t pleased with the formula. But I keep them for a few shades and for nostalgia.

1. Wayne Goss lipliner, I got it in my Lucky XL 2021 bag. The color wasn’t for me.
2. Deluxe size of NARS Orgasm or Laguna, please no more. They hand these things out like candy.
3. ELF Earth eye shadow palette, it wasn’t pigmented or consistent in quality.

I’m destashing ABH Norvina and ABH Master Palette by Mario because I never reached for those palettes. I’m going to send those and a bunch of mini skin care items to Project Beauty Share. And maybe UD Ultraviolet will be in the box too…

Urban Decay “Born To Run”; absolutely beautiful palette, and there’s nothing inherently “wrong” with it, but the handful of times I’ve used it have all resulted in pretty much the same look… For some reason, I just keep pulling from the left-hand side, although in theory, the right-hand side holds the types of shades I’m normally drawn to…

Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils; again, perfectly fine products, but for some reason, they just seem to completely disappear from my waterline, which is my primary use for eyeliner pencils… I keep them for the rare occasion I use them on my lashline, or as a base, but I won’t miss them when they’re done (I won’t actually purchase one, either…).

ColourPop Super Shock Highlighters; I have 2, Monster & Flexitarian, that I bought on a whim… I don’t “hate” them, and the shades are stunning, but they just don’t apply well with a brush… I’m not one to stick my fingers directly into a product, so they’re a bit more of an effort to use, especially since I have an obscene amount of other highlighters…

Honorable Mention: Urban Decay “Elements” palette, but mainly because up until a week or so ago, I had completely forgot it even existed, and it was only when I was reorganizing my shelves that I came across it… It’s very pretty, but because the packaging is round, I apparently stashed it in a bin with some smaller palettes… Obviously, I wouldn’t miss it if it was gone, but I do plan to give it a fair shot over the next few weeks…

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Palette – it is so old it has been discontinued, and I sort of got rid of it already, as I left it in our second home when we moved to our primary residence. It definitely bears the weight of the years, and I am only keeping it for its sentimental value. Maybe one day I will actually toss it.

2 Bite Beauty Lip Crayons I got as gifts with various Sephora orders. I don’t remember the color, maybe rosy mauve? It just doesn’t suit me at all and I know I’ll never use them.

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in bronzed garnet – this one creases like crazy after ten minutes, I just can’t stand this poor quality in an eyeshadow pencil, as I generally purchase them to have something ultra-reliable when I travel. My 6-euros Kiko ones are so much better.

Honorable mention to ALL my pigments of any type. Although I still keep them mostly for sentimental reasons and I still occasionally play with them when I am in our second house, they just don’t fit my lifestyle anymore. They are too messy and so difficult to bring anywhere.

Some of the ELF Bite size eyeshadows. I don’t get the big deal, they really don’t perform well, and $3 spent is $3 wasted if you don’t use them.
Mac Face and Body, used to love it, but now Armani silk foundation is the best.
Bobbi Brown SPF 25 products have chemical sunscreens. Too many dermatologists, including mine say stay away and use mechanical screens.

Well, seeing as I have just had a bit of a declutter of my eyeshadow palettes, it would have to be some lipsticks I could get rid of:
ColourPop’s Cinnamon lipstick from their Brown Sugar range – it’s just not the right shade of brown for me and it is way too dark.
Maybelline’s Copper Charge – absolutely no copper seen in it at all.
Collstar Burgundy lipstick – way too dark for me.

There are several products I would jettison.
1) Nars air matte blush – really not good
2) My Tom Ford quads, they aren’t worth the $$$$. The only one I would keep is nude dip, honestly the last time I wore it the hot Florida sun melted it right off my lids.

I’m so happy with what I have that this is a really hard question! I guess:
1. My first UD Electric palette-all the colors are still good, but the case is falling apart and I was able to buy another one from Nordstrom Rack a few years ago.
2. A sample-size BellaPierre Autumn Glow blush I’ve had for ages-it’s a loose powder and I just got the pressed powder, a formulation I much prefer.
3. My aunt gave this to me, so I hate to say it, but maybe Avon Smoky Quartz liquid eyeshadow? I don’t like most liquid formulas in eyeshadow or blush anyway, and despite the brand’s makeup and fragrance quality being decent, I’m uncomfortable with their MLM business structure.

Huda Desert Dusk palette – the amount of hard pan I got after just a couple months was really disappointing, and now even the matte shadows just don’t perform well while they were the best ones to begin with :/

Beautaniq Beauty Butter Lip & Cheek Balm -got this a beauty box and it is so so so drying

Sydney Grace Red Mist – it’s just not for me, too sheer, not enough of an impact for my taste. I plan to pass it on.

Colourpop Dream St – still can’t figure out why I hold on to it because it NEVER gets used. A handful of old UD liners (cheating I know) that I can’t bear to part with, but ruin my contacts when used in the water/lashline. And Rituel de Fille’s Alchemist Highlight Intensifier. 100% misleading. I’ll use it because it was expensive, not because I enjoy it. I want to see more proper reviews and swatches for this brand.

Oh I meant to say thanks for all the honest Sydney Grace reviews. I’m building a cart and Pistol caught my eye on their website. Thanks for saving me!

I am, as I have mentioned earlier going through all my lipsticks and I make myself at least swatch them on my lips, not just on the back of the hand or arm, so far I have found a very pretty light pink that looked awful on me, a grungy purple that is to grey to look good on my lips and some that don’t apply as they should. I can’t recall the brands, unfortunately, but I think one of them was from NYX.
I really should do the same with eyeshadow palettes, I have so many I never reach for, but I find it really hard to let go of them.
I was going to toss my MJ eyeliners among them, Stone Fox, but tried to break off the outermost part of them and found that they actually still have a little life in them, so they stay and I will have to start using them.
Decluttering is HARD!

i was wondering why you chose these 3 products to get of, given they are from reputable names. I thought you wanted to say something from urban decay or colourpop, given the performances.

I get rid of bins and bins and bins of products 24/7, so these are just three that stood out as particularly unworthy of being kept.

I would get rid of an Urban Decay eye shadow naked honey palette. Way too yellow for me. MAC powder matte lipstick in a red color, in fact a couple of MAC lipsticks.
Chanel blush in Angelic, too sheer.
I actually have too many to count that underwhelm me.

Wet & Wild Bretman Rock collab eyeshadow palette. Nothing wrong with it, I just forgot I’m 40 and those colours don’t really do it for me anymore!

Essence Lash Princess mascara. Everyone raves about it and it’s the only mascara that’s ever smudged on me.

An old Mac bullet liquid lipstick that looked gorgeous in the tube but pulled really orange on me and looks horrendous.

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