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Lip Product Declutter

I cleared out some in September and then again in December; it's that time again.

I hope #LipSwatchWeek, in particular the New In posts, have conveyed that my love for lip products is real. I still have lipsticks around here that I bought last year that remain unswatched. That's ridiculous. Don't do that.

The only way to keep this collection "manageable" is to regularly go through it and either pass on or throw away what I'm no longer using.

For The Marketplace:

These Maybelline Color Blur and L'Oreal La Lacque and Le Matte lipsticks are good products in their own right; I just know I wouldn't rotate them much. Lip crayons are very easy to sanitize since very little of the product comes into contact with my lips/arms during swatching. The best part: some lucky shopper can now try them for a great price.

Throwing away:

Speaking of The Marketplace, I keep an eye on the swatched products in there and rotate out items that are older. I mean, technically nothing might be wrong with them but just to be on the safe side. The only product in the photo above that I really didn't like was the Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede. I think Revlon totally missed the mark with those.

Giving away:

Swatched products with doe foot applicators aren't eligible for The Marketplace so I pass them on to friends. I realised that I have entirely too many vampy lip shades so I'm trynna cut back. Stila liquid lipsticks and I are going through some things but I'll discuss that in detail in another post.

Back 2 M.A.C:

Thank God for M.A.C's recycling program! I decided to part with these four: 'Creme In Your Coffee' (Cremesheen), 'Goes and Goes' (Pro Longwear), 'Bare Again' (Sheen Supreme). and 'New Temptation' (Sheen Supreme). Although I've had all of them for a while, only 'Creme In Your Coffee' smells different. That shade is a favourite though so I would definetly get it again.

What beauty products have you broken up with recently? How often do you declutter your collection? Let us know in the comments.

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