I never have issues finishing skincare, bodycare and haircare products but makeup products linger in my collection for years because I love trying new things and changing up my makeup routine. This time round though I want to choose products that are either soon going to dry out or expire (cream products) or products that are nearly done and just need to be used up. I will then try and use them up as part of my daily makeup, at the end of every month I will give you guys a low down on how I fared and if we do finish up something, I will replace it with another product.
Here are my picks -
a. Maybelline Color Tattoos ($6.99) in (Barely Branded, Bad to the Bronze, Pomegranate Punk) and also 2 other cream shadows, one is Calvin Klein eyeshadow in Cashmere Plum and Benefit's Busy Signal (discontinued). I love using cream shadows on their own for a quick and easy eye look but I think they also make great eye primers. I think I can use one of these up in the next 6 months.
|Swatches from left to right - Barely Branded, Bad to the Bronze, CK cream eye shadow in Cashmere Plum, Pomegranate Punk and Benefit's Busy Signal|
b. Stila Convertible Colors ($25) in Lillium and Gladiola - Again products that I have had for over a year and these creams are really good quality so I don't want them to go bad before I can use them up. I reckon I can finish both of these by the end of the year. I know technically these are 2 products but I am going to club them together.
c. Clinique Blush in Sunset Glow ($21) - Another gift with purchase and I was so pleasantly surprised that I love the blush color and the eyeshadows are nice too. I think I can finish this within 6 months.
d. Clinique Highlight in Pink Sugar (discontinued) - I think it's one of the gifts with purchase that I received when I bought a Clinique Lipstick 5 years ago!! It's still in good shape but I really need to finish this product off. It's one of my favorite cream highlighters and I am going to enjoy using this every day. I think I can finish this by the end of this year.
e. Benefit Dandelion Face Powder ($28) - I have owned this powder for 5 years and it's a great brightening powder. Even though powder products do not go bad for a long time, I hit pan on this last year and then forgot to use it up. So I reckon I can finish this product within 4 months.
f. Stila Countless Pigments in Finale (discontinued) - another blush, one that I have been wearing almost non-stop for the last 6 months. There are 3 distinct pigments that when you mix gives just the most gorgeous pink shade to the cheeks. There is about half the product left, I think I can finish this product by the end of the year.
|Top to bottom - Stila Convertible Color in Lillum and Gladiola, Clinique Sunset Glow, Stila Countless Pigments in Finale and Benefit Dandelion|
|Clinique Different Lipstick in Spiced Apple|
|Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Pink Toffee|
|Swatches left to right - Estee Lauder Lip Gloss in Ginger Shimmer and Pink Orchid, Revlon Super Lustrous gloss in Firecracker, Clinique Butter Shine lipstick in Pink Toffee and Clinique Different lipstick in Spiced Apple.|