Have you taken a closer look inside your almost-going-to-explode makeup bag lately? You will be shocked by the amount of crap you are still hoarding and the many expired makeup products that might actually cause you skin trouble if applied.. CIIN makes life easier for you.. Ladies, below are 10 things you should confidently toss (a.k.a. KonMari) from your makeup bags..Now!
1 || You Cannot Fix What’s Broken!
Well at least when it’s inside your makeup bag, it happens to most of us, crashing our blushes and powders on the bathroom or vanity floors, this heavy impact will ruin your product and make its application a pain in the neck.. As harsh as this may sound it’s time to toss it and move on before it explodes all over the insides of your bag..
2 || Brushes You Don’t Use
We have all bought way too much makeup brushes with different sizes thinking we will incorporate them in our daily makeup routine. Turns out we just don’t.. It’s time we place them where they belong, the trash..
3 || Nail Polish That Is Separated
Nail polishes are easy to spot when they go bad.. Just by looking at an old bottle you can tell from its consistency it’s no longer applicable..
4 || Samples More Than A Month Old
Other than the fact that you should toss a sample right after you’ve used some of it as you cannot use it twice, samples play a role of annoyingly accumulating in our makeup bags unused and only serve as dead weight. Do yourself a favour and toss them if they weren’t used right away..
5 || If You Genuinely Don’t Love It On You!
We have all bought stuff that don’t suit us just for the fact that they’re trending, take goth lipstick as an example, if it’s not you it won’t and shouldn’t survive in your makeup bag.. We salute you for the brave in you for buying it anyway !
6 || Anything You Haven’t Used In The Last Year
Just as you clean up your wardrobe, same goes for the makeup items you haven’t touched for more than a year..Like that limited-edition lipstick you have never actually worn. If you absolutely can’t bring yourself to throw them out, at the very least, remove them from your daily makeup bag and set them on your vanity for future consideration. Just like your precious vintage clothes..
7 || Clumpy Mascara
The more you pump the lash wand the more air and bacteria you let into the tube, so it’s best to replace yours every three to six months.
8 || Melted Lipstick
Lipstick consistency can be easily spotted simply by applying it and deciding whether to keep or toss away.. Pay close attention and if it feels drier on your lips and the texture isn’t just as creamy as it used to be, it may be time to treat your bag with a new shade of lipstick!
9 || Any Money From Your Makeup Bag Into Your Wallet
We sometimes think our makeup bags serve as wallets, we tend to stuff coins inside them. Money is germ-infested and will brush up against any makeup in your bag and get it really dirty and full of germs.
10 | Finally, Toss The Old Make Up Bag!
Who wants a dirty old makeup bag? There are many fun and inexpensive makeup bags you can get to keep your products clean. Choose a smaller bag so you carry around fewer makeup products, just the everyday essentials like a perfume sample, lipstick, concealer and mascara.