After bringing home a new tinted sunscreen to try, I realized it was WAY past time to jump into cleaning out my make up drawer.
Well, that makes it sound like I have a regular sized drawer chock full of make up products, doesn't it? That is the farthest thing from the truth. The drawers in our vanity are ridiculously narrow - almost to the point of being practically useless; but I digress - back to cleaning out said drawer.
This afternoon, while I had a few blissfully quiet hours (i.e., I was home ALONE! A feat which is rare these days. At most, I usually get about 30 minutes), I went in and pulled out everything that was crammed into that woefully narrow drawer. I discovered cracked, un-used cream eye shadows (gone), old mascaras (three - gone), shimmery eye shadows that were so old I don't even remember buying them (gone - besides the days for shimmery eye shadows for me is long gone), "long wear" lipsticks/stains that I bought on a whim to see if they could outlast my CoverGirl Outlast (they didn't - gone), powder (gone), and a BB cream that I swear once you put it on it would stay there till the end of time (nothing could get it off - not even cold cream - gone).
Most of the above wasn't really a huge surprise. Not in the least. What DID surprise me is that I have, apparently, somehow been inadvertently acquiring a ridiculously HUGE number of make up brushes.
|Twenty-one, to be exact.|
Two on a daily basis - maybe four for a "dress up" event. So the question remains, where and how did all these brushes come to be stuffed into my make up drawer? Who knows; it's a mystery for the ages.
At any rate, I cleaned them all and the extra brushes are all set for the next Goodwill drop off - hopefully, they will go to someone who will actually use them.
The only things that went back into that drawer were one eye shadow (used on a daily basis as "eye liner" - much less harsh than actual eye liner, FYI.), two eye shadow palettes that I would use for a "dress up" event (but who are we kidding here? What dress up events are anywhere on my calendar these days?). Two mascaras (I'm trying to decide which I like the best). Blush. Foundation (also only used for the non-existent "dress up" events). Concealer. My two favorite shades of CoverGirl Outlast lipstick (Brazen Raisin and Unique Burgundy), the four brushes that I decided to keep, my eyebrow pencil, cold cream and, of course, the new tinted sunscreen all made the cut.
With this little project out of the way, I was inspired to clean out two of the other drawers and found even more stuff to get tossed or donated. So now, all of the drawers in the bathroom (minus that last one - it holds my curling irons/flat irons, etc. that I'm not quite ready to give up despite the fact I cannot remember the last time I used any of them and don't expect to use any of them in the near - or far - future) are clean and tidy.
A satisfying little project that will make me smile when I open those drawers tomorrow to get ready for the day.