Musings of the Day: The Makeup Graveyard, Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Here Lays Some Old Makeup I Wouldn’t Trust!
Ahh the makeup graveyard…
It’s where long dead cosmetics go to rest in peace. It’s where that new lipstick that looks so amazing in the store but ended up not being so great at home goes to lay its weary head. It’s where that blush you absolutely LOVED last month resides when it’s replaced with that new blush that’s the hottest shade of the season.
Count me wasteful but I rarely return cosmetics because 1. I hate the hassle of doing so. Seriously, even with a receipt don’t SA’s treat you like a criminal when you have to exchange or return something you don’t like? And 2. I hate returning makeup I used, I dunno…seems weird to want my money back for something I already tried out. I feel guilty somehow.
So what happens to all this makeup I’m not using or stuff that’s old or stuff that’s been replaced with the next best thing in my makeup world?
Why it goes to the makeup graveyard to RIP until I either give it away, trash it, or perhaps find that I really love it after all or of course, I sometimes play Bride of Re-Animator and mix it with something else to create something new. And hell on occasion I revive old stuff and remember how much I loved it a few months ago or a year ago…..
Ahh yes the makeup graveyard is good for many fine things.
At the moment my makeup graveyard is in several places. I lay things to rest under my bathroom vanity sink. I have little pull out drawers which I toss stuff into when I’m not lovin’ on it. Or I stash stuff away in my bedroom in decorative hatboxes…great way to disguise something as creepy as a graveyard dontcha thing? Chic yet shabby….
Let me think….
New stuff in my makeup grave yard would be the Stila One Step Prime Color (just can’t get on board with these yet), a crumb load of MAC Mascaras I have to test out but haven’t been motivated to do so (I hate MAC mascara)….mmm I’m positive it’s packed full of other goodies but I can’t begin to remember what at the moment….
Now my really old graveyard located under my bathroom sink has some seriously ancient makeup. I become emotionally attached to everything I own so I haven’t had the heart to ditch some of this stuff. Lord knows some of it is prob 10 years old or MORE…no worries I’m not using it anytime soon, just can’t find a will or a way to toss it…..Pupa Lipgloss, Revlon Lipsticks (there used to be this incredible wine color that I brought 50 of when I was in High School, I just KNOW it’s still in that drawer), Prescriptives Magic Powder (the old multi-hue one from a decade ago…), and plenty of other stuff that you’re probably too young to remember….
How about you?
Do you have a makeup graveyard?
What’s in it?
Anything REALLY old?