aldona wrote: For example: I have a lot of Nars eyeshadows which I barely touched, and nowadays I don't find sone colours flattering on me OR I just don't like them anymore... but everytime I open that palette I go "hmmm, but you bought them, so you should..." ah... Feck!
Good-good-good! I think this is therapeutic on a multitude of levels. First of all to evaluate what we have and whether or not we need it; second, to either warn others about awful products or encourage checking out great ones; and to give some things a final chance and either re-discover them or LET THEM GO!
I also keep my "collection" (it's a bit of a stretch to call it that, but whatever) very small and exclusive (not entirely by choice, I mean if you gave me a black Amex card and left me on 5th avenue in the morning, and picked me up when the shops close, I will have done some considerable damage...). Which is why having any black sheep in my collection at all is so frustrating... And eyeshadow and pencil products take forever to use up . So when I figure out a way to make use of those 2 lip liners, I am going to sharpen them religiously!!! I know I don't sharpen my eyebrow pencil as often as I should because I really like it, but it also lasts for a year + a few months.
As for mascaras... I honestly don't get how they can expire in 3 months! I wear makeup almost every single day, it's very rare that I don't - only when I go see my dermatologist once a month, and even then if it's early enough I'll do my makeup later, and for whatever other reason, but no more than 2-3 days a month, and when I do wear makeup, of course I wear mascara, and I've never ever run out of it by month 3 of daily use! I think mine last about 6 months... And I generally use just one. And no, I haven't experienced them spoiling in that time either. So it's always confused me, how can something have an expiration date that kicks in half way through the volume?? My only theory about this is that I don't dip the wand back into the tube for each eye or go in for additional coats, not at all because I'm trying to save product, I just don't feel the need to - it gets the job done anyway, well, in my opinion .