Minimalism: Cosmetic Collection


Drastically reducing my belongings has made so much space in house, saved me money and made my beauty regime much more concise. I love having less stuff and I thoroughly rave about the stuff I do use. Yay!

I’ve recently been experimenting with make up and tried going make up free for a few weeks. I’m not at the stage where I want to do this for the foreseeable future but it did make me want to drastically reduce my make up collection.

I kept six lipsticks as I do love each one and lippy’s perfect for finishing off a smarter look or outfit.

I threw away my old (very cheap) foundation and half used BB cream and went all out and bought some Kat Von D foundation. I’d been eyeing it up for a while so decided to give it a go and try it; I’ve NEVER been into expensive make up so it was definitely a plunge! This was before I tried going make up free so the timing could have been better but I am still going to use it for special occasions or to cover any obvious blemishes.

This is my full make up collection:
Eyebrow pencil
Liquid eyeliner
2 brushes

I would like to get my eyebrows tattooed at some point in the future but until then, my trusty £2.99 pencil does the trick!
The eyeliner is a personal thing; I’ve always worn it and it feels like my signature ‘look’. I never feel quite right without it!
I don’t always use the eye shadow but it’s there if I’m going out and don’t want the eye liner to look so stark.


After chucking out all my old dried up nail varnishes and any that I never wore, I was left with these four. I would buy a couple more if I needed a specific colour but at the moment, these do just fine.

4 nail varnishes

As for toiletries, I use an eco soap for general washing, a natural deodorant and toothpaste/floss for dental care. I also keep a little pot of nail varnish remover as I do occasionally need it.
In the mason jar is arrowroot flour which I get it, it sounds super hippy but it’s really cheap and works so well as a dry shampoo. I know I’ve mentioned it lots before, but if you haven’t tried it please do! It adds volume and is so fine, meaning it doesn’t leave flecks in your hair. It’s cheap to buy and comes in a packet that will probably last at least a year! Take a little scoop of it in your hands and rub it all into the roots of hair; it’s best to do this at night as it gives it time to work its magic.

Coconut oil is my go to moisturiser, for skin as well as the ends of my hair. Everyone needs a pot of this in their bathroom cabinet!


That’s pretty much everything! I hope you found this helpful/interesting.

Let me know if you’d ever reduce your cosmetics or which products you swear by!



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5 thoughts on “Minimalism: Cosmetic Collection

  1. Coconut oil is the best. I use it as a makeup remover and a moisturiser in the evenings. This is a great idea, I’m going to check my makeup bags this weekend and see what I can get rid off.


  2. This was so interesting! I don’t personally want to go this minimal as I really enjoy wearing makeup and having fun with colours, but you have definitely inspired me to have a clear out. I dread to think how much I have that I don’t even use!


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