To make things easy on myself, I decided to stick with a few products that were either on their last legs, or that are easy to incorporate into daily routines. I'm also doing this because I've found myself in a bit of a slump lately, both with makeup and mentally, and I'm hoping that this will get me to use makeup a whole lot more than my current rate.
The first victim is my very loved and also very discontinued Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. I've been holding on to this for a while because it's my favorite powder I've tried and I've not been ready to finish something that I can't get anymore. Let's be honest though... it's time for this thing to go. It's old, and it's also kept my views on powder in 2011, which is when I started using it. There have been so many advancements in makeup and setting powders in the past 5 years and I need to get over it and find something new and hopefully better. I've already hit pan on this, but in all honesty I don't think I'll be able to finish this sucker, but gol' dang I'm gonna try.
I've had this highlighting pen from Physicians Formula for a while. I mostly use this Nude Wear Touch of Glow Nude Glow under my eyes to slightly correct and illuminate my terrible, hereditary dark tear troughs. I can already see the little twist up platform on this, so that gives me some hope to finishing this guy, but I really want to crank up the usage (pun intended) by using this as an all over highlighter.
I'm gonna be real with you guys... I don't see this Benefit Ooh La Lift! doing much for my undereyes, but since it's already pretty empty, I thought I'd just throw it in as kind of a freebie. I actually don't know the exact amount of use with this guy, but if I use it everyday I'm pretty sure that I'll be gone within a month.
I really do like this Revlon Kissable Balm shade in Honey, but I just never reach for it. I wanted to give myself an easy lip product, so a moisturizing balm in a natural shade seemed like the most logical choice even if I've still got about 90% left. This is something that I can easily throw in my purse and reapply multiple times a day.
Ah, yes... another item that I can't judge the actual usage with. That's really smart, Carly. I really like this product, but it does subtly make my brows look a little ashy right now. It's not super noticeable, but I just kind of want to get it out of the way.
This Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Chocolate is well over half way done. I really like this eyeliner, I just haven't picked it up for a while and it is getting up there in age. I thought I'd just give it a good send off instead of finding it a few months later and tossing it.
I'll check back with you guys 30 days from the first day of spring on February 20th. Good luck to me!