Minimalist Makeup Collection AND Declutter

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Manchester, UK beauty and lifestyle blog. UK Beauty Blog. Manchester Beauty blog. UK Lifestyle blog. Manchester lifestyle blog. UK Fashion Blog. Manchester Fashion Blog. Ellie Dickinson. Ellie Grace. Ellie Grace Dickinson. student style. things to wear to university. pretty little thing. student street style. beauty. skincare edit. wellness guide. self care guide. how to organise your life. minimalist beauty guide. minimalist beauty collection. makeup for minimalists. makeup declutter. HUGE makeup declutter. how to organise your makeup.

Since January, I've been writing about my journey with minimalism and how that works not only with my life but also as my role as a beauty blogger. And one of my most popular posts has been on my insane makeup declutter where I reduced my makeup stash to a quarter of what it used to be. 

It's now been four months since I posted my minimalist makeup collection and I thought I'd do a bit of an update and a declutter. 

As a beauty blogger, I've definitely accumulated quite a few new items but the four months since my initial declutter has meant that I now know what I genuinely use and there's less of an excuse of "oh, but it's Summer. I'll definitely wear it in the Autumn". 

But alas. I've condensed.

LIP PRODUCTS.

What's new & staying?

LA Girl Metal Liquid Lipstick in Opulent*. To be honest, I haven't worn this over the summer but it's a metallic rust colour, which I genuinely think will be gorgeous at a Christmas event or party. Slightly sneaky in that I should have 'technically' gotten rid of it, but it's very much something I know I'll try sooner or later.

Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour in Graffiti Pop*. This is a fuschia bullet lipstick and I'm not sure whether I'll keep it but I only received it a month or so ago so the jury is very much still out. I love the colour but I also have the same shade in a different formula as Clinique Pop Liquid Matte in Sweetheart Pop*. I tend to gravitate towards liquid lips so I have a sneaky suspicion that I'll be getting rid of the bullet - but I'm going to try them both.

3INA Liquid Lipstick in 505*. Annoyingly, I haven't had a chance to wear this but I'm looking forward to it as it's a gorgeous brown toned nude that works perfectly with MAC StripDown. I have a feeling I'll be wearing this a lot!

What I'm getting rid of?

This was fairly easy as I've received quite a few new products and to be honest, it was overflowing which really forced me to get rid of a few. I've gotten rid ofa ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in More Better because despite loving the colour, the formula is tricky to build up and can lead to crusty looking lips if you try and reapply later on. With two new Clinique lippies in very similar colours, this had to go.

The Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in Honey was another liquid lip that had to go. Unfortunately whilst the formula is so creamy and comfortable to wear, the colour does not suit me in the slightest! Far too cool toned to go with my skin. Would definitely be up for trying other colours in this range though.

FACE PRODUCTS.

What's new & staying?

The 3INA Highlighter in 201is an absolutely stunning champagne coloured highlighter. I don't have many intense highlighters left after my declutter but I think this will be perfect for the party season as it's very glittery and golden. The pigmentation is incredible and it's really soft and blendable. Love it.

When I was in America, I forgot my powder so swiftly picked up a new one - the Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Powder. I love this Although it's not translucent like my favourite Bourjois Healthy Mix, it's not an intense colour pay off so it genuinely doesn't matter. I love this - it genuinely does give an airbrush finish and it lasts all day. 

The Cover FX Perfect Light Highlighting Palettehas only been in my life for about a week so it's new and currently staying - but watch this space for a review!

What am I getting rid of?

The Wet n Wild Contour Stick in Oak's on You is something I picked up in the states and whilst it ticks all the boxes, the consistency is not quite right. As it's a contour stick, I find the stick makes my foundation rub off so is not ideal. The colour is definitely more for bronzing as it's really warm toned but when it doesn't work with my base, it's a no from me.

I bloomin' love the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder but am getting rid because I've literally used it all so it was just taking up space. Love it, but I'm currently using the Physicians Formula version.

I've also said goodbye to my Illamasqua Eyeshadow in Heroine. I clung onto this because it's the only contour shade I own (aside from my Barry M palette), but I haven't used it and genuinely haven't wanted to either. I rarely wear a full face of makeup to warrant this staying and it is ashy enough that it doesn't work too well in the Summer. So goodbye.

BASE PRODUCTS.

What's new & staying?

Sample of the La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Fluid is quite honestly the only new base in my collection. I've not tried it yet as it's a sample but I'll be bringing it to Australia this Christmas with me to give a try!

What am I getting rid of?

I picked up the L'Oreal Lumi Cushion in the USA but unfortunately the colour is completely wrong (I blame a lack of testers). It's fine if I go to the effort of bronzing, but I know it'll only really work for November as I usually have a tan in December from visiting my parents. Love the formula & great coverage but colour is too off to work for me!

Clinique DIY Drops* were again a product that I loved but was the wrong shade for me. It was slightly too yellow for me. I could just about get away with it in the Summer, but I don't usually use the type of moisturiser it needs to warrant keeping it.

MAC Strobe Cream was one of the first glowy bases that I ever used but it is time for us to part. Not only have I had this for over two years but it also leaves a slight white cast on my face when I much prefer the golden cast of the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance. 

Many of the reactions to my initial minimalist makeup collection post were people asking if I genuinely believed I could keep it up, and I'd say that I've done quite well at it. I've been far more ruthless in accepting samples but have also not bought any makeup that wasn't a repurchase.

Has this inspired you to have a declutter? What do you think of the idea of a minimalist beauty collection?

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