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I have too many lipsticks😒.I have finished them but because I have so many not often. I think I may have found a Nirvana in a Charlotte Tilbury one though - even my dentist said it looked brilliant me!
There's a thread on here about using things up, you could join them. I've used up foundations before but that's about it, possibly a blusher. I don't think the make up industry would make any money if we just bought one of say: foundation, blusher, eye shadow, mascara and lipstick, then used it until it was finished.
I never used to finish things either, but since having my colours done and wearing the "best" colours for me (including makeup), I have finished several eyeshadows, eyeliners, foundations and lipsticks!
I was always like you but then I started watching Project Pan videos on YouTube (weirdly satisfying) and started reading the use it up thread on here and decided I needed to stop being so wasteful, even if it was cheap.
Now I have a "one out, one in" rule. I can't buy a new product until I use one up.
I am finding it very useful for perfumes for example, which do go off. I have used up two since May! Just from daily use.
I've used up a good half of a foundation in the last two months, and a half of a concealer too. It's brilliant.
I’ve never finished any form of makeup, but that’s because I wear it so rarely. I dread to think how old my lipsticks and foundation are. I’m pretty sure I still have my wedding lipstick upstairs and we’ve been married for 13 years.
I use up tinted moisturizer, concealers, sunscreen and face powders. Blusher sometimes although I have a few on the go as I like to vary them according to season and occasion. I’ve never finished an eyeshadow and I’ve got loads of lipsticks that will probably never be finished before going off.
Skincare, however, I always finish unless I have a reaction to it and have to return, same for perfume.
I'm the same, I wish some cosmetics were sold in smaller quantities sometimes! I get bored before I finish anything.
Although DD has been helping me lately, by destroying quite a few of my lipsticks.
I wish cosmetic packaging (lipstick bullets for example) was refillable. Feels horrid throwing it away, on the rare occasions that I do. So much packaging compared to the size of the product inside! Especially for things like retractible eye pencils.
With lipsticks, when they get a bit low or misshapen, I sometimes scrape them out and mix them with some kind of lip balm, and put the mixture in the well of an old compact. So I end up with a sort of tinted lip balm, that I'm more likely to use than a lipstick. I'm not really grown-up enough to wear lipstick every day.
Rarely. I suppose it’s often that I get bored and then I’ll spot something in store and think “Oooh, now that’s what I need!” Of course, within a couple of months, it’s relegated to a lower division of “love this” and eventually it withers, unused, in my makeup stash.
I have finished and repurchased concealer. Also, lippie as I tend to wear the same one over and over again. I got so sick of looking at barely used blushers that I binned them and have vowed to stick to the shade I repeatedly buy.
Also, your skin changes texture and shade over the month/year/time. I stocked up on a coral lippie which now looks bloody awful on me and which if I were to continue use, I’d need a helluva lot of blush to carry off. Can’t be faffing like that so, recently binned 3 barely used (but will never wear again) lippies.