By BR Amelia
How do I spend a goodly chunk of my 'me' time? Watching YouTubers declutter their makeup. Then rearrange it. There's something so soothing about watching makeup collections being reduced and then reorganised. Not only soothing, but inspiring. My next favourite 'me' time activity? Scrolling through the 'gram searching for beautiful ways to organise my own makeup. Again... soothing, and inspiring. So what's caught my eye of late? Check these pretties out...
(Added bonus: my five top reasons for decluttering and reorganising makeup.)
I think it's the millenial pink that's got me going gaga over this image. That and how compact the collection is. Which brings me to reason NUMBER ONE a declutter is good.
We don't need that much makeup. We only have one face. If it's not your job to review makeup or to apply it to other people's faces, then one could argue buying all the makeup is not necessary. (I can see our resident Head Pixie and makeup maniac, BR Kellie, shaking her head in horror when she reads this... you know it's true, Kellie. You know it's true.)
Number 2: Following on from 'you only have one face'... Makeup expires. Read this article from BR Nat to find out what expires when. By keeping your collection small and only buying the necessities you'll save yourself a small fortune. (Seriously, next time you declutter calculate how much money you're literally throwing away... it's an eye opener!)
Reason Number 3: The less you have the better you can put your collection to use. How many Colourpop shadows did I buy when Colourpop first blasted onto the scene? Lots. And lots. How many old, dry and skanky shadows have I just thrown away - most used once? Twice? Lots. And lots.
My point being? When you're working with less you use more. It can even force creativity as you find new ways to create different looks out of the same products.
Number Four: It forces you to be brutally honest with yourself. How many eyeshadow palettes have you bought that you know aren't really for you and you'll never use? Or that foundation that sits there gathering dust because you hope one day it won't break you out, or will magically stop clinging to your skin's dry patches? A good declutter includes a good reality check. If it's never worked, it's not likely to start working any time soon. Pass it on, donate it, send it to the great rubbish bin in the sky.
Number five: When your makeup area is organised it frees up brain space. Sounds a bit airy fairy, I know, but it truly does. When your life is tidy it means you've not got that nagging voice in the back of your head reminding you that you need to be tidying, or that you still can't find your favourite concealer because it's hidden in the rubble, and all of a sudden you can use that brain space for more important things... like pondering which M&Ms range is the best.
There you have it... five reasons to declutter and inspirational pics to make you want to. So, do tell... what's your makeup area like? Compact and cute? Over the top and out of control? Are you a hoarder? Or do you regularly declutter? Chat away!