Today’s post will show you the really geeky side of me. Just so you know…
I posted a while ago that I do not like to open up new stuff unless I have used up something. I do not like to have lots of opened, half-used stuff lying around.
But still, I have a lot of opened stuff. The reason why I want to open up something new is either because (1) I want to try whatever I’ve bought, or (2) I’m bored with what I have.
By rotating my makeup, I feel like I have something new to try! I’m never bored!
This is all the makeup that I have opened.
Not too much, is it?
What I do is I pick a few items that I will use for the next two weeks, and ONLY use those items. The rest I put away. Then, after two weeks, I pick something new from my opened collection. This way, everything gets the love, and I still feel like I’m trying something new every two weeks. It also forces me to try to come up with new looks with what I have!
Case in point:
Here was my stash for the last half of October:
This is what I’m using for the beginning of November:
I’ve changed my lipstick, eyeshadows, eyeshadow bases, foundation, and blusher.
You can see that I have enough stuff to think up new looks during the two weeks when I will use this and only this!
This is also a good thing to do if you’ve got 29384795 MAC palettes and they aren’t getting enough love! Chose 15 eyeshadows and ONLY use them for a while! Better yet, fill up 1-2 quads and ONLY use them!!