So most of you who have seen my collection video, will know that I am one for hoarding make-up. I rarely use something up completely, and if I don't like it, it ends up sat in my drawers. So I decided to embark on a make-up clear-out of epic proportions. I decided to be pretty ruthless and if I hadn't used it in the past 3 months, I probably wouldn't any time soon.
I ended up with a full-to-the-brim Glossybox full of goodies for my mum to use, and then another gift bag of things for my nan to try out.
The drawers on top of my dressing table hold mostly high-end
products, and those that are used on a weekly basis. The drawer in my
dressing table however, collects mostly drugstore, rarely used products.
If you take a look at the picture you will see how condensed it has
So obviously, to the majority of you reading this,
my collection is far, far too big still. And I totally agree. Which
leads me on to my new 'resoloution' of sorts.
I have came to the conclusion that, yes, all though cheap, drugstore make-up is often a waste of my money. There are a few stand out products I tend to reach for extremely often, but the majority I buy on a whim and then dislike. Because its so inexpensive, I rarely feel the guilt that I do if a luxury (expensive!) product goes to waste.
So from now on I have banned my cheeky pop-in-boots on lunch break purchases. I'm not saying I'll never shop at the drugstore again, but I just need to curb my make-up hoarding habit. Higher end products take me a while to save for, and even longer to make an informed decision, so hopefully my collection will shrink, slowly. I just feel like I'd rather have a collection half the size but of good, luxury brands.
So what do you look for in make-up, quality or quantity?