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How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often

01/05

How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
Stay organized!
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
Consider organizing by functionality, like everyday essentials separated out.
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
Try challenging yourself to use a single palette for an extended period of time!
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
Wear a different lip color every day until you've worn every one you own!
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
Don't be afraid to break so-called makeup "rules" -- maybe you'll love the result, maybe you won't, but hopefully, you'll have fun either way!
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often
How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often

As new beauty products release at an ever increasing pace, sometimes it can get easy to forget what we have or favor new purchases over long-time favorites and other past purchases. Whether you have a streamlined set of products or everything but the kitchen sink, I think there’s a tip that just might help you get a little more enjoyment out of the makeup products you already have.  I’ve broken out my tips and tricks based on what might be the roadblock to using more of what you have already.  These are exercises in “shopping your stash” but look at reasons for doing so that go beyond saving money (or just not acquiring more products).

What is shopping your stash anyway?  Instead of purchasing something new and shiny, you turn to what you own to find something similar or a combination of products that can achieve a similar effect or look, and it also works for those who often find themselves wanting something new but are trying to reduce purchases.   It’s really about using what you have to satisfy your current needs or wants.

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How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own

01/04

How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own
Layering sparkling and duochrome shades | Look Details
How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own
Using a shade as highlighter & lip color | Look Details
How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own
A layered lip look to create a dimensional, metallic green lip color | Look Details
How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own
Mixing blue and berry to create a purple for the outer edge | Look Details
How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own
How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own
How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own
How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own

Whether you have a manageable or overwhelming collection of beauty products, shopping your stash is a great method to rediscover old favorites, wear products in new ways, and get those creative juices flowing.  In what is likely going to end up being a series on how to “shop your stash,” I wanted to focus this post on how to create new shades by using products you already own by altering finishes, depths, undertones, and even changing up how you might think about where and how to use certain products.

What is shopping your stash anyway?  Instead of purchasing something new and shiny, you turn to what you own to find something similar or a combination of products that can achieve a similar effect or look, and it also works for those who often find themselves wanting something new but are trying to reduce purchases.   It’s really about using what you have to satisfy your current needs or wants.