Lately minimalism has become a popular trend when it comes to your wardrobe and your living space. But what about your makeup routine? Beauty products can create just as much chaos as having too many clothes, or books that you’ll never read. Think about it. Do you really need 10 different lipsticks in the same shade? Probably not. Minimizing your makeup collection can help your everyday routine in so many ways. For example, say you only have 10 minutes to get out the door. Well, with a minimal makeup collection you can cut your routine down to 5 minutes. Not only that but your wallet will thank you later. Here are a few tips on how to create the perfect minimalist makeup collection.
The first thing you want to do is purge your drawers, medicine cabinets, and makeup bag of any unused products. The best way to do this is to first throw away everything that has expired. Most products have a little image of a bottle with a number on it indicating how many months you can keep an item. But if you can’t find the expiration date just assume anything you’ve had for more than a year belongs in the trash. Once you’ve gotten rid of the expired items, throw out the stuff that you’ve only used once. Chances are you won’t be using it ever again if you haven’t touched it since the first time you used it.
Do some research
After you’ve completely decluttered your products it’s time to make a list of what you need. Look through the products you decided to keep and figure out what you still need. Once you have your list do some research. Maybe you’ve been seeing a certain brand circulating Instagram and you’re curious about their products. Or maybe you’ve been dying to try your favorite YouTuber’s holy grail products. Now is the time to research the products and figure out if they’re actually something you need or if you were just distracted by all the buzz.
Pick your colors
Now that you’ve picked your brands and products you should start considering what colors you need. It’s important to pick the shades you need rather than the shades you want. That’s because if you make a habit of picking up shades because you think they’re pretty, you’ll end up right back where you started. That’s not to say you shouldn’t be bold with your choices. If you plan to rock green lipstick every day, then buy the green lipstick. But if you can’t see yourself using the product regularly then there’s no need to buy it. Another reason to focus on color is because not every color looks good on every skin tone, so make sure it looks good on you before you buy it.
Quality over quantity
When people hear quality over quantity they usually think you’re telling them to go for the more expensive products. Yes, sometimes the more expensive products are the better but that’s not always the case. But when it comes to creating the perfect minimalist makeup collection quality is important in regard to what actually works for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s high end or drugstore. the point is that it’s better to buy something you know that works for you than to buy a bunch of cheap stuff just because it’s cheap.
Don’t give into the hype
This tip is important to perfecting your minimalist makeup collection because there’s always going to be hype. There will always be new products from a popular brand or an influencer promoting a new company, but that doesn’t mean you need what they’re selling. Of course, it’s fine to look into it the latest hype and to buy the product if you find it will actually be beneficial to you, but you it’s not the end of the world if it’s not for you.