What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

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What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by Hotmess » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:13 am

I am always finding myself with an excess and overload of random tubes, jars, pots, containers and compacts of makeup that I don't use anymore, or have stopped using!

However, I am a mineral makeup fanatic so I have to keep a lot of extra jars and containers for mixing and experimenting! Other than that, I usually scrap out the remains of my eyeshadows and mix them together to make cool colors, or I either keep the compacts to make mixing palettes.
Please keep in mind that makeup has an expiration date so I don't think I'll be mixing old, germy stuff with new stuff. =P

So what do you do with the makeup/makeup containers that you don't use?
(Other than re-sell on Ebay...)

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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by Dude » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:27 am

Anything I dont use I tend to give to my sisters. Esp my 12 yr old sister Jessie as she loves experimenting :)
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Post by tazzyface » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:20 pm

I keep them to make my makeup collection look bigger. ;)

On a serious note, I don't really have much makeup I don't use. The ones that I don't wear out, I keep so I can practice without wasting my good makeup.
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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by LittlePinkFaery » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:27 pm

loose them usually!

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Post by Spooki » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:11 pm

foundation i just toss out but old eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks i use in mixed media paintings. i also mix paint in old containers or use them as in ink well for india ink.

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Post by LizSherman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:05 pm

I get rid of make-up I don't use. I know it's wasteful, but I also know if i were to keep it I would probably use it again after it's shelf life had run out, and I have really delicate skin and eyes!

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Post by twigletstar » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:07 pm

If I haven't used something then eventually I throw it away and keep the container if it's reusable. Plus I try to remember not to buy it again... I only buy most makeup on impulse :D

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Post by dreadstarrs » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:38 am

there is rarely leftover old makeup. however i recently found some scary old lipstick in colors i cant believe i ever wore. with that i hissed at it and quickly trashed it.
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Post by Pallidity » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:26 am

tazzyface wrote:I keep them to make my makeup collection look bigger. ;)
Bwaha. Once, when there was this show off of makeup back when I was in early high school, I whipped out all of my old stuff I'd never used to try and bulk up my collection xD

I keep around most of my old stuff to throw in a bag whenever I might end up needing to fix things up. I don't like carrying my better makeup around with me. I'm contemplating leaving some over at the boyfriends, since we're spending the night together much more often and all I need is enough to get me out the door and home.

The rest ends up getting chucked, or I crush up old eyeshadows and experiment with colors that way (so I don't end up wasting anything I could potentially sell).

Back when I was with my ex I'd let him play around with the old stuff. I didn't want him slapping on my favorites when he had zero talent for anything beyond eyeliner. Poor guy.

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Post by Cupcak3_pr1nc3ss » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:53 am

TRASH THEM!
I only buy what I need
and what I dont need there is nothing else to use!

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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by Countess-Grotesque » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:02 am

I'm only just starting to run low on some eyeshadows for the first time now.
I'll most likely just throw out the empty container..I don't have any use for them.
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Post by CherryLex » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:16 pm

Countess-Grotesque wrote:I'm only just starting to run low on some eyeshadows for the first time now.
I'll most likely just throw out the empty container..I don't have any use for them.
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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by inf3cted » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:00 pm

i only buy make up that i use, but if i dont like it i give it to my sister lol

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Post by SoupyGeorge » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:44 am

I watch enkore makeup on youtube, and he has a TON of videos on making makeup and stuff. Like lip gloss! I use a lot of my empty tubes for lip gloss and stuff. I use empty eye shadow containers for pressing my pigments and stuff.

I LOVE loose shadows, but I live really far from my school and have to wake up extremely early, so I usually sleep in the car....SO, I rarely have time to use my loose shadows and stuff, so I press most of them. I BUY makeup for the sole purpose of scraping it out and either mixing it for different colors, or just throwing it away and pressing other shadows.

Sorry that was kinda an unorganized rant going on up there, but I still haven;'t quit woken up....

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Post by schwarz_engelblut » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:26 am

I feel so left out!! I don't even own an eyeleash curler :oops:
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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by faticeira » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:40 am

It's good to have a clean up and throw away anything you don't use.

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Post by Hotmess » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:29 am

schwarz_engelblut wrote:I feel so left out!! I don't even own an eyeleash curler :oops:
Dont be! In time, you will have accumulated a good deal of makeup and odds n ends. It takes some time (and money), but if you know how to bargain,...

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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by Pixie_Junk » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:43 pm

BIN.

Don't want old make-up laying around.

It just becomes clutter.
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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by Mischief » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:10 pm

I either will throw it away or mix colors and if I like them keep them. If not than I empty out the containers and keep the containers for making other cosmetics and for holding paints.

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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by medusa » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:27 pm

I wear mainly MAC, so I sell the unused or lightly used stuff on livejournal mac communities like mac_cosmetics and macsaleswap. If it's more used than not, I'll B2M the item so that I get a new free one!

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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by Tainted » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:29 pm

I bin foundations and powders but tend to keep things like eyeshadows & lipsticks in my giant container.

I think it's about time I had a clear out though, some things are bound to need to see the bottom of the bin by now :oops:

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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by deadteddys » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:47 pm

I hardly ever wear makeup, so its just sort of sat there in my makeup bags...I really should I have a clear out!

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Re: What do you do with the makeup you don't use?

Post by mizsyn » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:49 pm

Makeupalley.com !! I swap stuff I don't use :)

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Post by +\\Ultra _Violet//+ » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:13 pm

Most of the stuff I buy, I use again and again unitl itruns out, but I have a clear out every so often to get rid of the horrible impulse buys that don't suit me and I've only worn once.
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Post by CherryLex » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:54 pm

mizsyn wrote:Makeupalley.com !! I swap stuff I don't use :)

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