How much time do you spend putting on make-up?
Does each day consist of a different mix of colors? A standing in front of the mirror, wondering what to put on today? Or maybe you spend 2 minutes gathering everything you need to even start this morning ritual?
What if your make-up accessories were simple, organized, and easy to find? Would your morning begin more smoothly? It’s a simple fact: fewer items mean fewer decisions, which means saving time. Here are a few ideas on how to clear out the clutter when it comes to your make-up, so go and grab all of the make-up you have!
1. Decide how much you want to have. If you only want to use two eye shadows, that means you ought to get rid of the rest. If you have 3 different shades of lipstick, pick your favorite if you only want one. Be okay with less!
2. Use up what you have, first, before buying something new.
3. Get rid of the old. Have you stopped using the “old” and only using the new that you recently bought? Will you ever use it? Unused items cause physical clutter and the need to make a decision in the morning of which one to use.
4. Try purging your make-up by creating a “travel bag.” Whatever you put in your travel bag, that is what you should keep for everyday use. Whatever is left, get rid of the rest. This has done wonders for me! If I wouldn’t take it with me on a trip, then why would I have it? Now each morning, all I have to do is pull out the little bag and I have everything I need.
5. Decide what the essentials are. As simple as that!
6. Decide how much time you want to spend putting on your make up. Time is of the essence!
7. Think about how much you spend trying to find the “right” product. This is where the issue starts – we buy, and buy, and buy, trying to find what looks and feels best, to LOOK our best. Will you ever find it? I can’t answer that. If you find something that works, STICK WITH IT. Don’t keep searching for a “new” product. There are so many ways to obtain sample products, but if you find something that works, don’t switch it up!
We allow our cupboards to be filled with so many multiples! I had eye shadows that I had not used in forever, but kept thinking “oh I will use it…” and never did. I now can grab my little pouch and know that I only have a few things I need to put on my face. I am not brave enough to go no-makeup yet, but I am enjoying an organized make-up bag with MUCH less. Don’t let indecision, the need to have the “right” item, and the need to look perfect, overtake your cupboards and drawers. Purge. Get rid of the unused and the non-essentials.