The great clean out

I don’t “do” makeup. It’s too much of a hassle and I just can’t be arsed to mess with the junk. However, I do own a small amount of the stuff. Mostly old stuff; mostly seldom used. This isn’t a secret, and several friends (who have more makeup in their handbags than I own all together) have let me know on several occasions that it’s not OK to keep the stuff so long.

Apparently, makeup has expiry dates just like eggs and milk. Who knew?
In an effort to de-clutter, I’ve decided to finally clear out all of that old makeup once and for all. And, because I’m sure you care, I’m going to let you know just what sort of makeup I’m talking about! (Yay!)

  • Cover Girl powder stuff
    Given to me in 2001 by my Aunt Stephanie, and never used. Not even once.
    Recommended shelf life: Two years
  • Almay Intense i-Color eye shadow trio (Color: “Trio for Greens”)
    Purchased in 1995; Last used: November 28, 2009
    Recommended shelf life: Up-to three years
  • Cover Girl eye shadow (Color: “Plum Fairy”)
    Purchased in 1994; Last used: Your guess is as good as mine.
    Recommended shelf life: Up-to three years
  • Garden Botanica lip crayon (Color: “Amethyst”)
    Purchased in 1992 and used regularly. The company is no longer in business and I’ve been searching for years to find a comparable product.
    Recommended shelf life: One-two years
  • Trish McEvoy lip crayon (Color: “Nude”)
    Purchased in 2006; Last used: November 28, 2009
    Recommended shelf life: One-two years
  • Burt’s Bee lipstick (Color: “Honesty”)
    Purchased in 1999; Last used: Your guess is as good as mine. The company no longer makes this product. I wonder when they stopped.
    Recommended shelf life: One-two years
  • Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
    Purchased sometime in 2009; Last used: Within the last hour
    Recommended shelf life: 18-24 months
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer (Color: “Fig”)
    Purchased February 2010; Last used: Within the last week
    Recommended shelf life: 18-24 months
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer (Color: “Watermelon”)
    Purchased Summer 2001; Last used: Last summer
    Recommended shelf life: 18-24 months
  • Sister Moon Spa’s Cucumber Melon lip balm
    A gift received in February 2010; Last used: Last week
    Recommended shelf life: 18-24 months

Now that I’ve tossed the old stuff, I own the following:

  • Garden Botanica lip crayon (Color: “Amethyst”)
  • Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer (Color: “Fig”)
  • Sister Moon Spa’s Cucumber Melon lip balm

I don’t know if I need more than that, but I might look for a new eye shadow set one day. After all, that’s something that I’ll wear once or twice a year… If I can be bothered.

Are you sorry that you started reading this entry? What a snooze-fest, huh?

2 Replies to “The great clean out”

  1. Yay for Burt’s Bees! And yay for someone with a similar outlook on make-up as me! And yay for your more recent blog about purchasing something in the cosmetics department, I admire you 🙂 I hate when you have to walk through there to get to the rest of the store; I don’t like salespeople trying to pounce on me and talk to me. Also yay for your illustrations of the said blog entry 😀

    1. Burt’s Bees is amazing, isn’t it? I got some of their body butter a few weeks ago and love it! It’s funny, I will moisturize like crazy, but I can’t be bothered with makeup. (To be fair, until my mid-20s I never used moisturizer, either.)
      I’m glad you like the drawings. It’s just something I started to do out of boredom. I’m not that great, but I’m OK and I find solace in drawing, so expect a few other little illustrations from time-to-time.
      And – YAY! – I’m glad for your comments!!

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