A fresh start: Declutter your beauty stash

Is your vanity overflowing with products you rarely use? It's time for a fresh start! Decluttering your beauty stash not only helps you stay organised but also ensures that your skincare and makeup routines are more efficient and enjoyable. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you streamline your collection and make room for the essentials.

A fresh start: Declutter your beauty stash - French Beauty Co.

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it's easy for our beauty routines to become cluttered and chaotic. A cluttered beauty stash leads to wasted time searching for products and can hinder our ability to make the most of our items. For a cleaner makeup collection, let's declutter and update our beauty stash this summer for a more streamlined and radiant self-care experience.


Step 1: The Great Purge

Imagine a streamlined bathroom counter, free of clutter and chaos. To get there, we must embrace the Marie Kondo philosophy: Does it spark joy? If not, thank it for its service and send it on its way. Here's how:

  • Expired Products: Toss anything past its expiry date. Expired cosmetics lose their efficacy and can even irritate your skin.
  • The Never-Used: Be honest, how many lipsticks have you used only once? Let go of products you rarely or never touch. Donate, give, or recycle them – just get them out of your space.
  • The Duplicates: Do you really need three tubes of the same mascara? Keep your favourites and give away the rest.
  • Broken/Damaged: Broken compacts, cracked lipsticks, and dried-out mascaras deserve a dignified retirement in the trash bin.


Step 2: Deep Clean and Reorganise

Now that your stash is leaner, it's time for a refresh. Clean those makeup brushes with gentle soap and water, disinfect palettes with alcohol wipes, and sharpen your pencils. This extends the life of your products and ensures hygienic application.

Next, organise your remaining treasures for easy access. Drawer dividers, clear containers, and stackable organisers are your best friends here. Group similar items together – lipsticks with lipsticks, eyeshadows with eyeshadows – and categorise by daily essentials, special occasions, and travel-sized companions.


Step 3: Revive and Repurpose

Before you rush to the beauty store, see if you can breathe new life into your stash. Here are some fun ways to do that:

  • Broken eyeshadows? Crush them and mix them with clear lip gloss for a shimmery custom shade.
  • Leftover lipstick? Dab it on your cheeks for a natural flush of colour.
  • Expired skincare products? Use them as DIY hand or foot masks.
  • Empty containers? Upcycle them as storage for cotton swabs, hair ties, or even DIY bath salts.


Step 4: Responsible Replenishment

With your decluttered and revitalised stash, you're ready to fill any gaps. But before you hit "purchase," make mindful choices:

  • Invest in quality basics: A good foundation, concealer, and mascara will go a long way. Choose shades that complement your skin tone and undertones.
  • Explore multi-purpose products: Look for products that can serve multiple functions with products like Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré that doubles as a primer and moisturiser in one or lipsticks that double as blushes. 
  • Sample before you buy: Avoid impulse purchases. Get samples or research online to ensure a product suits your needs and skin type. French Beauty Co sends out varying samples with every order!
  • Support sustainable brands: Opt for brands that use eco-friendly packaging and cruelty-free products. See our Natural and Organics Collection.


Donate or Dispose Responsibly

Don't let your decluttered items go to waste. Consider donating gently used products to local shelters or beauty banks that support those in need. Dispose of expired or heavily used items responsibly to minimise environmental impact.

In conclusion, decluttering and updating your beauty stash isn't just about creating a more organised space – it's a form of self-care. It allows you to curate a collection that aligns with your current preferences and needs, just like the French do. You can keep things lighter by making it a conscious habit. 

As you embark on this journey, relish in the joy of a simplified beauty routine that brings out your best version. Let this summer be a season of renewal and radiance, starting with your refreshed beauty stash.

Remember, the goal is a curated, sustainable beauty stash that sparks joy and empowers you to feel your best. So, declutter confidently, revive with creativity, and replenish with intention. Your vanity table and your planet will thank you for it!

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