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Spring Clean your Makeup Bag

At last, summer’s finally on the horizon! We’re preparing ourselves for longer days and warmer weather by clearing out our wardrobes and ditching our dark wintery hues and embracing vibrant colours. So now’s the perfect time to give your cosmetics collection an overhaul and spring clean your makeup bag.

Here are a few tips to clean out your cosmetics and get your vanity table in shipshape.

Out with the old, in with the new

We’re all guilty of clinging on to those old lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes that we no longer use but feel we might need “one day”. Be firm with yourself and if you haven’t used it within at least the past 6 months, consider ditching it.

You’ll be amazed at how good it feels to de-clutter your old cosmetics. Plus, freeing up space in your make-up bag allows you to try out those new spring trends.


Expiration dates matter
Another way to help you part with your old cosmetics is to check the expiration date. As much as we hate thinking about it, makeup products can trap bacteria so it’s best to renew your cosmetics every now and then. As a general rule, try to replace your products every 12 months.

Organisation Station

Tired of watching your brushes roll on to the floor every time you clear a new space on your vanity? If you answered yes, then it’s time to get organised. Clear acrylic organisers keep your bevy of beauty products in place whilst giving you good access and visibility. Make-up brushes and tools can be kept in jars and pots to save on space.

Clean those magic wands, aka brushes
Just like cosmetics, your make-up brushes can harbour a range of nasty bacteria, dead skin cells and oils. Cleaning your tools may be a mundane task, but the good news is that it’s simple and quick to do. Simply run your brushes under warm water, massage a good brush cleanser or soap into the bristles, rinse off, and then squeeze out excess water with a clean towel and leave to air dry

Divide and conquer

As you spring clean, why not divide your beauty products into different categories to help you quickly locate specific cosmetics. Put those winter-berry shades aside and bring those summer palettes to the front lines. Or even categorise your makeup into everyday use and products for special occasions.

Whether you only wear make-up once a month or you enjoy a daily beauty routine, spring cleaning your cosmetics collection is an essential, but therapeutic, task—and one which your skin and future self will thank you for!

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