I think it's safe to say that I have more makeup than the average woman. However, my collection is nowhere near 'professional makeup artist status', and it probably never will be. Especially considering that a few days ago, I got rid of more than half of my collection. And it felt good.
See, a funny thing happens when you have too much makeup. You get tired of wearing makeup. Ironic, huh? There are simply too many choices and you can get bogged down, which results in a makeup slump. You end up wearing the same few products over and over again, never actually using all of that makeup that you amassed, which is kind of pointless, right?
Wearing makeup and playing with makeup, it should be a fun experience, not a stressful one. When you open up those vanity drawers, it should feel like opening up a box of chocolates. It should be exciting. Not daunting. A makeup collection should be well edited and full of the things you love the most. The things you can't wait to use. Not things you only ended up using once, or kept using because it was kind of expensive, or was the wrong color but you never returned it. Those things zap all of the fun out of the situation real fast. So, I bit the bullet and spent a couple of hours one weekend, sorting and purging all of the junk. So what made the cut?