Things You Don’t Need in Your Makeup Bag

makeup you dont need

As much as I love hoarding makeup items, there are times when I get into a clear out mood and get rid of that 20th lip pencil or that 4th highlighter which I haven’t touched since years. As we all know, all makeup has an expiration date. That date is usually written at the back of the packaging or if its not written then you can always google it. Say, foundations expire after 12-24 months, mascaras after 3-6 months etc.

Since we always talk about products that must buy and are must haves, there are a few makeup bits that you definitely do not need and can easily be substituted for by other products that you already have.

  1. Setting Spray

It is supposed to make your makeup last longer, but do you wear makeup for more than just a couple of hours? I don’t. Using a long lasting foundation like the Loreal Infallible 24h Foundation will ensure that your foundation stays intact for a long time.

  1. Eyeshadow Primer

Apply your regular concealer onto your eyelids and trust me its going to do the same job as an eyeshadow primer. It will cancel out the veins and also give a nice base colour to your shadow.

  1. Brow Powder

You don’t need to spend extra bucks on buying a separate eyebrow powder. Simply use an eye shadow, which matches your brow colour instead. Trust me, there is no difference.

  1. Face Primer

If you use a primer just for the sake of extending the wear of your makeup then just switch to a long lasting foundation. A lot of brands these days have come out with long lasting makeup. look for words like ‘Double Wear’, ‘HD’, ‘All Day’.

  1. Bronzer/ Contour

As much as we all love to get those chiseled cheekbones, we don’t really need to spend extra buck on a bronzer. You can also use your matte eyeshadows to get the same effect.

I hope you enjoyed reading this list. I am guilty of owning each and every product mentioned above but if you are on a budget or if you don’t wear a ton of makeup, you can definitely do without them as well.

Things You Don’t Need in Your Makeup Bag



  1. July 13, 2017 / 11:08 am

    This is an excellent topic for a blog post. While many of us suffer from makeup FOMO and get influenced by gigantic makeup collections displayed on social media, this kind of a reality check is much needed 🙂

    • Love Fashion Makeup
      July 13, 2017 / 11:11 am

      Thank you Mrinalini. I myself own all the things I have mentioned in the post but I recently did a makeup look using just 5 products on my Youtube channel and realised that we dont need all these 100 things.

  2. July 27, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Very nice and interesting post liked reading and I am guilty as well hehehe. 🙂

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