February 5

Just the Right Amount of Make-up

Posted by lori . 11 Comments



The other day, as I was getting dressed for work and burrowing around in my make-up drawer, I thought, “ENOUGH!”

I gathered everything up.

I grouped like items together.

I ended up with this.

It was a little painful…the waste of it all…but once done, it felt great.  My make-up routine is much simpler now than it was in the past, and it’s time for what I have to reflect that.

Daily Inspiration


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11 Responses to " Just the Right Amount of Make-up"

  • Sue says:

    Make up can harbour bacteria, so it’s best to only have a little and use it up, rather than have loads and it sits around for ages. Eye make up, especially mascara can cause infections, so also best to have one and use it up.

  • HH needs to do that to the whole house. HEE HEE… Have a great day.

    pawhugs, Max

  • Declan says:

    It’s so much easier being a dog; just remove your PJ’s, have a shake and you’re done! Deccy x

  • Bassetmomma says:

    I sure wish I had the courage to do that. We do tend to hoard way too much makeup and like you my routine is simpler now so I really don’t need all that extra stuff! Good job!

  • Holy mother! I don’t use makeup unless you count lip gloss. But I do have some freebie eyeshadow from a sister-in-law and a freebie mascara from the last time I bought skin care. You did good!

  • Kat says:

    I’m in the process of trying to simplify…not easy coming from a long line of hoarders 😀 I went through all my old makeup (primarily old nail polish) in the spare bathroom last weekend and through loads away. Hoping to get into my bathroom later today and do the same. Thanks for keeping me inspired!

  • Wow that was quite a down size!
    Dachshund Nola

  • The LOTH is very impressed with your clear out. She has a friend who is a professional make up artist and she says nothing should really be open for more than a year because of bacteria… sounds yucky.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  • Penelope says:

    I need to clean my drawer. I never wear makeup anymore, except a little foundation and eyeshadow when I am going to the city or the Farm Market. My drawer has not only old makeup, but all kinds of “stuff”.
    Thanks for the inspiration

    Nellie’s Mom

  • Kristin G. says:

    That looks familiar. I think I have enough eyeshadow to last a lifetime, but I’ve downsized too. It sure makes the mornings easier. 🙂

  • houndstooth says:

    I’m strictly a Bare Minerals girl, so I don’t have a whole lot of options, besides a few different blush and eye shadow shades. I went through a purge like yours once, and it was a relief when I got done!

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