Sunday, 2 October 2011

Neglected Makeup Challenge

I feel in the mood to set myself another little challenge. Earlier today I attempted to gather a few bits together for a blog sale. When it came to the crunch, I just couldn't part with any of it. Some of it has sat unused for months but I'm rather attached to it all. To make up for my failure I thought it might be a good idea to force myself to use some of my more neglected items. So, I have picked out 7 items of makeup (Elixir challenge style) and intend to wear all of them over the coming week.

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The 7 items are:
MAC Tippy Blusher from the Hello Kitty collection
Dior Gris Montaigne nail varnish
Illamasqua lipstick in Wanton
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill in Pulp Fiction
Suqqu dual gloss in EX-03
Guerlain loose kohl in Oriental Metal
MAC Pearlglide liner in Petrol Blue

I will report back on how I get on at the end of the week. I'm hoping it will make me feel better about being such a hoarder!

Do you keep things when you know you shouldn't? Or are you decisive rather than sentimental about neglected items in your collection?

16 comments:

  1. I'm a terrible hoarder but came up with the perfect excuse - studying the history of cosmetics. Now I *have* to not only buy but hoard things because it is for my work. I also *allow* my friends to give me their old unwanted stuff for my collection too.

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  2. I'm in the same boat! I'll be looking forward to reading about how you did with your challenge! xx

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  3. Ive got stuff I rarely use but also dont want to get rid off. I parted with as much as I could stand when I did some blog sales a few months ago..

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  4. Oooooh I wish you were blog sale-ing, I like the look of that Dior polish! Ha, this is a really good idea (and I should totally do this too, I have loads of stuff stashed away which I never use!). Can't wait to see how you get on. x

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  5. I did exactly the same the other day and just can't bring myself to give up any make-up! I can't wait to see your progress

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  6. Good luck with your challenge! I know I have waaay too much makeup but I try and decide what I'm wearing the night before and pull it out. It makes me use something different everyday rather than grabbing the first thing I see over and over again in my pre coffee haze x

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  7. My make-up addiction is quite new so I can't really say I have a lot of items I don't use. The ones that are left untouched are usually because they didn't work for me. The Dior nail varnish looks gorgeous!!!

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  8. I know the feeling! THose are nice bits! Keep them! :)

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  9. I don't purchase a lot of things, so I have a hard time parting with ANYTHING (not just beauty related).

    Today, I sold a brand new sewing machine that's been sitting in my closet for five years. I just couldn't get the hang of sewing. Sixty dollars in my pocket and more space in my closet!

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  10. This is a great challenge. I'll be looking forward to your use of the Guerlain loose kohl in Oriental Metal. I've wanted one of those things for years (being the eyeliner junkie that I am) but haven't yet taken the plunge! :)

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  11. I do that too, I find that rotating my collection makes me feel a lot less guilty, plus I rediscover a lot of favorites! x

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  12. I definitely keep things when I shouldn't. I always think that I'll eventually use them. Good luck with the challenge! It's a great idea.

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  13. I'm exactly the same, I shop, use a couple of times and then forget.
    Glossout helped me a bit though, at least as far as lipgloss goes, but I honestly need to shop my stash more often!!!

    I think I need to do this "neglected makeup" project every now and then! ;)

    xx

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  14. I haven't been using makeup long enough to be able to neglect some. But I definitely have some standouts and some products that I wish i'd never purchased (my Cinnamon and Red NYX Powder blushes, for example.)

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  15. I need to do this, as well. I just cleaned out my closet and found literally bags full of abandoned products. I started to go through them to give them to needy friends and just couldn't quite part with most of them. I really need to follow your example and resurrect them before I purchase anything new (yeah, right!)

    Shannon

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  16. Thanks for all of your comments. I've been really enjoying my weekly challenges.

    @Glamourologist: How fantastic! It sounds like fascinating study.

    @Powdered Almond: Ha ha!! None of these bits were in my blog sale pile but they have been very neglected. Poor things!

    @Aesthetic LA: It sounds like letting go was quite profitable!

    Jane x

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