Decluttering My Beauty Drawer

When I was deciding what I wanted to try and use up for Products I Want To Finish In 2018 I also came up with a list of products I barely use and a few that don’t work for me. We all love a good declutter and seeing what other bloggers don’t get on with! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products. Perhaps you fared better than I did.


#1. Chi Chi Billion Dollar Palette in Heiress

Getting rid of this palette makes me a little sad as it was my very first eyeshadow palette. The matte shades in this palette aren’t great but two of the pink metallic shades, the white and the two silvers got a lot of love. The silver is so amazing – I even hit pan – and I was tempted to keep the palette for this shade alone but I purchased a silver pigment from MAC to take care of my silver shadow needs.

(The silver referred to is the one next to the white).

#2. The Body Shop Swinging Silver Palette

I purchased this palette at the start of 2017 for $15 (NZD) because of how lovely the shades looked online. I thought this palette would be great as it has two backup silvery shades, a metallic peach and a gorgeous navy blue. The navy disappointed me the most as it doesn’t transfer pigment to the eyelid and the light silver applies well but doesn’t have staying power. The only decent shade is the peach. I don’t wear the peach enough to warrant keeping the palette though and like the Chi Chi palette, the MAC silver pigment will take care of my silver needs.

#3. Tanya Burr Sweet Lip Creams

These were a failure. I regret purchasing these but they did make me realise I’m not a matte lip cream/liquid lipstick fan. I don’t mind matte lipsticks in a traditional bullet but not the ones in tubes. The red, Santa’s Little Helper is the better shade out of the two application wise. It gives nice pigment but you can’t apply more than one layer without messing up the first. The dark purple, Blackberry Fudge is gorgeous but very streaky and I struggle to apply one even coat. I have tried these on different occasions and each time quite frankly, they have been shit.

#4. Smashbox – Bawse

I will correct myself and say I don’t mind the formula of this liquid lipstick. It’s more like a mousse and doesn’t dry down instantly giving you time to apply another coat if needed and perfect your pout. I won Bawse in a giveaway and I am incredibly sad to have to get rid of this product, not because I don’t like it but because it has dried out! I had this a little more than a year and it is such a lovely red. I may re-purchase at some point to see if it lasts longer a second time round but I have got other reds I can turn to.

#5. Revlon Lip Butter – Tutti Frutti

I love bright lips and orange lipstick looks so good on other people. The problem I have with Tutti Frutti is it’s not a bright orange, I’d prefer it to be along the lines of MAC Morange. Because of the sheer formula it doesn’t pack enough of a punch to be bright. I have other Lip Butters which are more pigmented. I don’t reach for this colour so it’s time to go.

#6. W7 Raspberry Ripple

I have no issues with this lipstick, I just have similar colours and don’t reach for this particular shade often.

#7. Rimmel Apocolips Lip Lacquer in Solstice and Stellar

Solstice looks so pretty in the tube and when I first purchased it I used it a lot. Now I find I can get a similar colour using Blankety by MAC topped with Revlon’s lipgloss in Super Natural.

Stellar I purchased for my mum as she also loves bright, bold colours! She didn’t like the formula and gave it back to me. I don’t find this shade wears well over the course of a day and it’s a coral-red which aren’t my favourite.

#8. Dainty Doll Powder Blushes in Hippy Shake and My Girl

Blush isn’t a product I wear every day and I have two shades I do use regularly  I tend to use blush or highlighter and prefer highlighters to blushes. The lilac shade on the left, Hippy Shake looks highlighter-esque and is so soft and lovely but I have a similar coloured highlighter and don’t need this anymore. The pink shade on the right, My Girl again is a lovely formula but I cannot wear pink blush, it doesn’t suit my skin and looks harsh.

#9. Covergirl truBlend Liquid Foundation in L2 Classic Ivory

This foundation is weird. The bottle instructs you to shake before each use which I did but when I pump this out onto the back of my hand it’s watery and separated and runny. The colour isn’t exactly a perfect match but I was able to work with it and apply a light layer to avoid an orange tinge. The coverage wasn’t particularly good either.

#10. Revlon Rose Glow Highlighting Palette

This is pretty and I have used it numerous times but the highlight looks chunky and powdery on the face which is a little odd because this isn’t the most pigmented highlighter. Strangely this doesn’t look harsh on my cheeks like the Dainty Doll My Girl blush despite being pink (maybe because it’s sparkly and less pigmented?) It’s not a product I’ll miss having in my collection.

#11. Rimmel Climax

I think what makes me not like this nail polish is the wide brush, my fingers are small and I like a brush that’s not too big or small. I purchased this in 2012 and the colour is beautiful but I don’t wear the polish and only ever have a handful of times. I have newer polishes from Rimmel that don’t have as wide a brush and I like those more.


I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading! Have you had a declutter recently?

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17 thoughts on “Decluttering My Beauty Drawer

  1. Nadine says:

    Oooh I love a good declutter! 😀 It’s such a shame about those Tanya Burr liquid lipsticks. Those colours look beautiful. And as for the Revlon lip butter part of your article, if you are looking for a dupe for MAC Morange I would definitely recommend no 12 from Rimmel’s Kate Moss collection. It’s an orange which packs a punch and it’s a beautiful, creamy formula. 🙂 xx

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  2. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    I’ve done a Big declutter and probably got rid of a third of my collection. I was going to do a post but decided I just didn’t have time and wanted it gone so I chucked it all out this evening!
    I’ve tried a few of these products here, namely the tanya burr ones. I’ve actually gotten along surprisingly well with that red although it takes a while for the formula to settle and warm up on my lips, but the purple one is absolute crap!

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  3. stashy says:

    I used to love TBS eye shadow but they reformulated them and I find they’re inconsistent in their pigmentation. It’s too bad!

    I’m not a matte lip fan either. I tried an NYX lip cream a long time ago and hated it – at least it wasn’t an expensive experiment!

    Revlon lip butter in Tutti Fruitti is such a fun shade – I enjoyed mine to just pop on without it being TOO bright.

    That’s too bad about the CoverGirl truBlend foundation. I haven’t tried it – I guess I won’t now!

    Well done with your declutter! 😀 It feels great, doesn’t it?

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    • Chanelle says:

      I tried a NYX lip cream and hated it too and you’re right it’s not an expensive experiment. If the formulas were all like Bawse by Smashbox which I’m gutted to say goodbye too it would be fine.

      I only wore Tutti Frutti once or twice 😦

      Maybe I got a bad batch of Covergirl foundation, I did see lots of positive reviews online.

      Decluttering feels so good!

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  4. Cheila Belinda Cruz says:

    I’ve been decluttering in general. I never have too much makeup so it’s not really a problem, but I got rid of some lipsticks and nail polishes I didn’t like or wear. Why keep them? I’ve decluttered mostly when it comes to my office stuff (old papers, old school books, Knick knacks) and my closet and accessories. 😊

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