What I do with products that I haven't used or used once is sterilize them & give to my
local women's shelter..
They love it & I don't feel as though anything has gone to waste
What a good idea!
I used to buy a lot more. Then I realized I had so much stuff that I never used.
A lot I gave away to family/friends. I haven't bought anything lately other than replacements for items I ran out of. All my makeup fits in a Benefit case, I think it's the Lola?
No, not at all! I really love makeup, although I don't wear it everyday. Esp. at home, when I want to rest my skin. But, I promised myself that it's enough for now, since I have invested a lot of money in it. And it'll last for 5 years or more (by my estimate). Besides, I'm very worried about the expiration dates.
Through it all I learned the quality is better than quantity. :-)
I was trying to be on a make-up ban but I love make-up far to much not to engage in something, however I've always been pretty responsible regarding my decisions and my stash isn't large. So as long as they qualify as staples/HGs then I have no issue with indulging.
I really should stop with the lipstick collections. I do regret the wet n wild matte lipsticks purchases recently. I bought almost all the color they have and when I start using them they're not that worth it :/
I always regret buying a lot of makeup, I mean it's my addiction but a lot of it I've given away or thrown out because it's been expired. I just can't keep up with having tons of makeup and forgetting to use them. I always have to rotate all my products to make sure that I'm using everything.
Recently threw away everything that I didn't use, which hurt a little. But now I'm happy with what I have and I've recently bought everything that was on my wish list when I went to The States but I don't regret it at all because I know it's what I've been wanting for a long time. I guess it's fine as long as I use the things I have bought.
I may have posted on this thread before, but here's where I stand today...
Sometimes I wince when I think of all the money I've spent on products, many of which I ended up throwing away, hardly having used them.
But as someone else mentioned, makeup involves experimentation, and so some products aren't going to work out as you'd hoped, and they're going to be "wasted".
I'm happy to say that after a few years of collecting, I've gotten better at filtering out the hype about products. It takes a lot to get me excited about trying something new. And I've been lucky to find a few staples that I like so much, I've lost the urge to keep trying new products in those categories.
I'm now at a point where I have everything I need for daily makeup, and I'm happy with it. (In the past, I had a lot of makeup but I didn't necessarily like all of it.) So anything I buy these days is an "extra" or a treat.
Honestly, I don't think I could have arrived at this point if I hadn't tried a lot of duds.
Oh, and another thing that helped me is that I was finally able to sort out my skin problems. Makeup is so much easier to use and enjoy now that I'm not working so hard to control oil and cover breakouts.