It’s officially spring, right?! If you’re in New England, you might be second guessing that. We’ve seen some birds chirping, and serious snow showers in a matter of 24 hours! Either way, that’s not holding us back from starting our spring cleaning routine! Time to ditch the old makeup and clean those brushes. When the weather decides to behave, you’ll be ready for sundresses and a fresh face!

Categorize your collection: This includes makeup, makeup remover, makeup brushes, masks, cleansers, face wipes, etc.

• First, take anything that you never use and throw it out!

• Next, anything you’ve bought within the past 6 months (write down what you use from that pile to purchase a fresh set) and then ditch it because it’s old!

• Finally, anything that you bought in the last 5 months and haven’t used (except for occasion makeup) into the garbage it goes!

PRO TIP: Tossing things you haven’t opened yet? See if your local donation center will collect it!

Once you have your collection secure – make a pile of things you don’t know how to use, for example – that highlighting brush you saw on Instagram and purchased, or that brow pencil you’ve been wanting to try. Grab your weekly agenda and go through the pile, take 30 minutes / week to learn how to use one of those items at a time!

The goal for spring cleaning your makeup collection is twofold. First, to purge anything you don’t need, pairing back to just the essentials. This will free up some space in your makeup bag or drawer. It will also keep your collection from being so daunting. Sometimes we avoid trying new things, or even wearing makeup because we are so overwhelmed by what we have.

Next, it will give you the opportunity to add some new things to your collection, whether it’s a new brush or a trending makeup product – some extra space will keep you from feeling guilty about your next purchase!

Happy spring cleaning!

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