Beauty Products I Am Terrible At Repurchasing

When I posted my nail polish collection, I mentioned that I was slowly sorting out different areas of my bedroom. When I was sorting through my nail polishes, I realised that many of them had probably gone way past their expiration date and it got me thinking - I am terrible at replacing old beauty products. I have seen lots of blog posts and YouTube videos about beauty products that people would be repurchasing, and whilst I could do a post all about the beauty products that I definitely repurchase; I thought I would write about all the products that I am terrible at replacing when they have technically reached their expiration date. I'm sure I am not the only culprit here and I would love to hear to anyone else is also terrible at this!

If anyone is interested in makeup expiration dates, this post from besthealthmag.ca lists expiration dates for a wide variety of makeup products (including creams and powders). 


Eyeshadow (Clockwise from top: Urban Decay Peacock/Preen Palette, Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Original. Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Monaco)
To be honest, I could probably have taken a picture of my entire eyeshadow section of my makeup collection because despite having a reasonable amount, I really don't wear a lot of eyeshadow. I chose these three palettes because they are definitely the oldest palettes that I have, and in turn, some of the very oldest of all my eyeshadows. To give you an idea, the Sleek Monaco palette was limited edition and it came out in 2011, and I had the Urban Decay palette before that. I cannot remember whether I got the Sleek Original palette before or after the Urban Decay palette but I am sure it was also around 2010-2011. I would have thrown them out sooner, but I still like to occasionally play around with makeup and these are the only 'colour' palettes that I have. Also, all of these shadows still have great pigmentation and they do not smell bad and I haven't had any kind of reaction when using them. 

Lipstick (Right to left: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Rose Passion, the other two shades are both from Barry M)
Lipstick was the first beauty product that I became obsessed with. Before I even had a beauty blog, I had enough lipsticks where I could wear a different one for every day of a month. Now because I have quite a few, it is not surprising that many have surpassed their expiration date as they often get hidden within the masses. You can tell how old the Rimmel lipstick is, because not only do they not make this shade anymore, it is also in the old Moisture Renew packaging. The Barry M lipsticks no longer have the numbers on the bottom and I have definitely had these since high school which I finished in 2011. Just like the eyeshadow palettes, whilst these are some of the oldest lipsticks, they are definitely also a representative of many of lipsticks in my collection. 

Nail Polish (Top to bottom: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Batbano Blue, O.P.I Opi Scores A Goal, Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Fifty Shades Of Pink)
I'm going to make this short and sweet because I have talked about all these polishes in the nail polish collection post. Similarly to the Rimmel lipstick, the Rimmel nail polish is also that old that it is still in the old packaging. Also I purchased both the other nail polishes from TK Maxx so they were already old when I bought them and I have had them for at least two years now.

Mascara (Top to bottom: Benefit They're Real! sample, Maybelline Great Lash in Very Black, Soap&Glory Thick & Fast HD Collagen Coat Mascara, Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded in Extreme Black, Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded, Benefit Rollerlash, L'Oreal False Lash Superstar XFiber)
Mascara is probably the beauty product I am worst at replacing in relation to its expiration date. I always use any mascara until it is all completely dried up and with most mascaras, that is definitely more than three months. I have probably used all of these mascaras since the start of 2017 and over half of them were bought before 2016 ended. I think I find it hard to throw mascaras away after three months when I still feel like the formula has not dried out or stopped working its best. I normally only buy mascaras when I want to try one out, not because I need a new one.

I hope you enjoyed this post and like I said at the start of this post, I really hope that I am not the only person who is rubbish at replacing beauty products at their 'official' expiration date so comment below if you are like me!

Ellyn xx



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  1. I'm also terrible at replacing products! You're definitely not the only one! XD x

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