Now, I thought I was doing an inventory regularly, but apparently, the last time I posted about it on the blog was in July of 2016. I'm updating my goals for now and making note of what I have. In fact, I got rid of a few products right after taking these pictures.
Feel free to give me all of your moving-across-the-country tips in the comments, by the way! I could really use them.
This is a category that was once much, much larger and should definitely shrink down even further. I didn't photograph my Clnique Moisture Surge Spray because it didn't quite fit in the photo, but suffice to say that it's now my only mist. My original goal for foundations was three, but I'd like to drop it down to two: eventually I'll find a medium coverage one that I really like.
I'll be downsizing these concealers, too. I'd like to find a replacement "no foundation days" concealer for the Kat Von D (the packaging leaks in my bag constantly), and I'm hoping to finish up the YSL Touche Eclat and the Tarte Shape Tape. Still, that means I had to up my "goal" amount one, since I need a different shade when I'm skipping foundation and I like to have a corrector for under my eyes as well.
The Glossier Wowder is on my finish-up-this-year list. I've been wearing it to work, so I'm making some progress, though admittedly not as much as I'd like. Please enjoy the beautiful reflection on my beat up Dolce & Gabbana compact.
This is a category that expanded a bit more than I expected, despite the fact that I've gotten rid of a decent number of blushes. I'm definitely going to finish the MAC Strobe Cream, I'm hoping to make some progress on the Glossier Haloscope, and the Becca highlighter has to be replaced by the end of the year even if it's not done because of its age. The Make Beauty Custom Effects duo is a new product with a mattifying cream and a highlighting cream; I'm still testing it.
Three of these blushes were sent by Besame. I actually tend to use both the Besame powder blush and the Tarte powder as eyeshadows, but they're technically blushes, so why not put them here? I'm trying not to buy blushes in pans anymore since they aren't air tight like the Glossier Cloud Paints, so I'm going to make as much of a dent as I can in the BBIA Downy Cheeks.
EYES AND BROWS
You'll see three eyeliners here and six cream eyeshadows, but I decided to remove one of each: I've never used the Charlotte Tilbury Black Magic eyeliner, and I think Butter London Starlight and Moonshine are similar enough shades that I do not need both.
I'm most likely going to get rid of almost every shade I kept from the Urban Decay Book of Shadows II. I just don't use powder eyeshadows enough. Also, one of my goals for this year is to avoid buying mascara and just use up samples and freebies; I'll be done with at least one of these very soon. I'm working on finishing the Milk Makeup Gel Brow pencil this year.
LIPS AND PRIMERS
I got rid of the NYX Rose lip pencil shortly after taking this picture. It's a really pretty color, but it doesn't actually go with any of my lipsticks and I never wear it on its own. I'd like to get rid of at least one more, since actually finishing a lip liner takes a long time. I have an eye primer and a lip primer, just one of each, and those numbers seem good to me. And because I'm not really in to gloss, one tube o' clear seems fine.
Lipstick, though? That's my tough one. I got rid of all of my liquid lipsticks. Even though they're pretty, I've just always preferred a traditional bullet. I'd like to finish the Tom Ford Indian Rose sample and at least one of my Glossier Generation Gs, which I think are reasonable goals. As much as I love lipstick, 15 solid favorites seems fine for me, and I'm already thinking of which one I'll get rid of next.
I used to have 18 brushes and I wanted to get down to 10. I currently have 16 because I got rid of the Colourpop brush after taking this picture. (Seriously, that thing is worthless.) I just got the mini Beauty Blenders with a gift card because I like to use a damp sponge for my concealer even when I skip foundation. I'm not majorly in to brushes, but I use each of these enough that getting down to that number will probably be tougher than I thought.
Again, I always recommend that you do an inventory or a flat lay when you're trying to downsize or reduce your spending! With everything spread out like this, it's almost overwhelming how much junk I have.