My makeup collection is growing steadily, which I am not too proud of. I have spent so much money and with each new season, brands are releasing new products which is making the temptation greater every day.
One of my 2015 New Year Resolutions was to cut down on makeup purchases and not buying anything new which comes to sight. Compared to my previous years' purchase, I am happy to say I have done pretty good overall so far this year. Whenever some new products come into my radar, I try to shop my stash to find anything remotely similar and decide.
In order to keep my memory fresh of what is in my stash, I want to be better organized so I am doing this mini series of what is in my collection.
I am starting with my bronzer and highlighter collection which is quite manageable. These products I keep them in my bathroom vanity. So these are mostly used on a daily basis or I do rotations.
My favorite bronzers are matte and quite similar in shades. Chanel Universal Bronzer & Les Beiges Multi-Color Glow are my most-used products. Yes, they are pricey but I have them for a couple of years and still got a long way to go. Too Faced Chocolate Solei, Benefit Hoola are next in line as my all-time favorite bronzers. Too Faced Chocolate Solie is simply divine in scent. I am almost hitting pan which I am proud of.
Almost forgot to include this in my collection: MAC Pearlmatte Face Finish (In for a Treat) from Baking Beauties Collection in 2013. I use this daily and the picture shown above is what it looked like when I first got it. Now the outer pearl white rim is all gone. I don't like wearing too much highlighter for every day and this one is subtle enough but still pretty and noticeable that I have highlighter on.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette is such an awesome palette. There are 3 shades in it and the most loved is dim light(the left one). I use that as an overall setting powder. It gives skin a beautiful glow without making it look flat and dull. Balm Lou-Manizer is a newly rediscovered product while I shop in my stash a while ago. You only need a tiny bit of product on your cheeks to give the most beautiful highlight. Also it is a drug-store product and very affordable. I have had it for years and it still looks like I haven't made a dent in it.
These products are in stored in my extra makeup storage in another room. So clearly these are not used very often. I used to just toss products if I haven't used them in a few months. But I always have regrets so I decided to keep them a little longer until I am totally convinced that they need to go. I got the two Physician's Formula bronzers a while back. I got them mostly because of the cute packaging and the mail-in rebates. I literally got them for a few dollars so I thought why not.
I got the ELF bronzer/blush duo and I used it quite a bit at the beginning. It was said to be a dupe of NARS' Laguna/Orgasm duo. I have both of them in deluxe travel sizes and to be honest, they are quite similar. Pixi Bronzer is barely-touched. I can't recall where I got this. Either from one of my beauty subscriptions or from Target close out sales. MAC Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite's Shell was purchased last summer. The shade is great but I just find the formula on their Extra Dimension collection is just hard to work with. It is probably best to apply with fingers as that's when you can get the product out. With a brush, I find it hard to get the pigmentation. But just because it is in such a pretty limited edition collection package, it is hard to part with.
Do you go through your makeup collection often to keep your mind refreshed before running out to buy more? Do you declutter to make room for more?