19 July 2017


how to declutter your bag

I am guilty of carrying way too many products in my makeup bag than I actually need, who actually needs around 7 lipsticks with them at all times? It's ridiculous and kinda heavy, I certainly don't want to be carrying that around especially during the summer where I just can't be bothered with a big handbag. Recently I decluttered my makeup bag and surprisingly it was kinda hard letting some of the products go. I have been really strict and managed to significantly reduce the size of my makeup bag.

Top tips for decluttering your makeup bag:

1. Swap your makeup bag for a smaller one. If you have a smaller bag, you have less space for a makeup. I have swapped my larger makeup bag for a smaller one and I am carrying a lot less and that's because I can't fit them all in.

2. Separate the content of your makeup bag into two groups, products you have actually used in the last couple of days and those you haven't used. There are always certain products that seem to find permanent residence in our makeup bags that we actually never seem to use. I don't know why this happens but it happens quite a lot (maybe it's just me, tell me it's not). By separating the content of your bag into two groups, you know what to keep because you actually use those products and what to get rid of because you are just not using them. If you do this, I am sure the content of your makeup bag will significantly reduce in size.

3. Lipstick, this is where the major problem comes in for me at least. I seem to have a whole load of lip products, that I rarely use but I feel the need to carry around with me because you never know when a situation could arise and you need a different lipstick. My solution for this lipstick problem is to carry 3 different lip products, so a lip balm (essential), nude/everyday lip lipstick and a bold lipstick (you never when you might need a bold lip). I know this is still quite a few lip products but I am crazy like that and I could easily carry more - so three is a good compromise, so come to a compromise you can make.

4. Thinking about what you actually need. I know some people who just carry around with them everything that they have used that day, which is ok if you want to do that but it's kinda unnecessary. It's really important to think about the products you actually need throughout the day, and are really going to use that certain product throughout the day. Do you really need an eyeshadow palette?  I am not a touch up your makeup kinda girl but sometimes there have been situations, where I have had to and it's good to carry the essentials if this happens. For me, the essential has to be a powder with coverage, and lipstick and maybe a eyeshadow stick.

I know not everyone wants to reduce the size of their makeup bag but if like me you are wanting to carry around a smaller bag during the summer or if you are going away on holiday then hopeful this has been useful. Let me know what your makeup bag essential essentials are.

Zeynab x


  1. Your makeup bag is stunning! Do you mind me asking where you got it from? Great tips by the way :)


  2. I desperately need to take your advice, my makeup bag is heaving full of unnecessary products! x

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