How to Declutter Your Makeup
The last few months I’ve been decluttering with the loving email advice from FlyLady.net. She says clutter causes chaos and takes up precious ‘head space’. I reckon she’s right! Living with clutter is like walking through golden syrup; it slows you down and drains your energy.
Have you noticed a trend towards minimalism, not just in home decorating, but in general living? It’s the practise of reducing needless materialism and intentionally investing in the people and experiences that matter to you. And while I’m not painting my house all-white or wearing just one set of clothes, when my physical space is clearer, so is my mind. When not having to rush and rummage, an everyday task can become a life-affirming ritual, an oasis of calm, even an opportunity for appreciation and creative expression!
While I’ll let FlyLady guide you on decluttering your house, here’s how to streamline your makeup routine:
- Put everything where you can see it
- Reduce individual pieces
Do you want to say goodbye to:
• Rummaging through a cluttered makeup bag filled with individual items?
• Buying pre-filled eyeshadow quads, trios or palettes only to use up your fave shades then have it sift around unused for a few years because it feels wasteful to throw it out?
• Opening up individual makeup items to see if it’s the colour you’re looking for?
• Not using the makeup you have because it’s lost at the back of the drawer!?
Switch to the smarter alternative of a ‘refillable makeup compact’ and you’ll get all these benefits at once. In all my years as a makeup artist , US brand Mary Kay Cosmetics is the only one with customisable compacts that let you hold eye, cheek and lip colours plus brushes all in the palm of your hand. Their magnetic ‘regular’ and ‘pro’ compacts are sleek, eco-friendly, travel-friendly and even easy on your budget, because when you use up one colour, that’s all you have to replace.
(note: NZ prices are Mini $35, Regular $41, Pro $88)
The company that makes this amazing tool, Mary Kay, isn’t sold in stores, so their products make unique gifts as filled compacts, or empty compacts with a voucher for the recipient to choose their own colours on redemption. You can order through me or online, I even can post NZ/AUS-wide in time for Christmas.
If you’re in Tauranga, call me for a free 30 min in-person appointment to customise your own compact and try this range (and others if you want) before you buy: Ph 021 150 1605. Learn more about this personal shopping service on this website, here.