Avoiding Consumerism in the Makeup World (Stop Buying Makeup You Know You Don’t Need)

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for a good deal and pretty packaging. Free shipping and sales suck me in faster than anything else, but is it really a good deal if you don’t need what your buying?

Over the past year I have bought SO much makeup. Some of it I legitimately needed, like foundation, concealer, powder, etc. Some of it I just really wanted because I loved it, mainly eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks. All of that is fine but I noticed as I was buying more I was forgetting what I even had, not using all of it or just buying new releases because the “beauty gurus” said I needed to.

My goal from here on out is to only buy what I need or what just speaks to my soul, haha. I have around ten red lipsticks, do I need another? No I do not. My eyeshadow palettes/singles are out of control and I would say half of them I don’t even touch. I love makeup and I love to review makeup but unless your getting sent these products for free makeup can be a pricey and wasteful hobby to have. I want to use up what I have which is so hard to do when new items are being released all the time.

So, does this mean I’m done with makeup reviews? Not at all. I still have so much that I’ve bought that I haven’t reviewed. I also would like to start doing more general makeup posts like: best makeup to travel with, best fall makeup, what you need in a budget friendly/cruelty free makeup starter kit and things along those lines. This will enable me to get creative with the makeup I have, use more of what I own and not feel the need to constantly buy new stuff.

I encourage you, if you are a makeup junkie like I am, to really evaluate why you buy what you do. For me, how I buy makeup falls into three categories: need, want and impulse buy. I’m going to avoid impulse buys and most wants until I dwindle down my my makeup hoard. Let me know how you feel about the pressure to always buy more in the makeup world. I also would like to know what you would like to see from my blog as far as makeup goes! Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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