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Make Up: One In, One Out.

I say so many times on here OMG I cannot get enough of *insert item* its usually nude lipsticks, brown eyeshadows and highlighters. Because I really can never have enough... 

But there are some products out there that I just will not have more than one of in my collection, I am on a strict one in - one out, won't have two of rule. I didn't ever mean to do this, but these are the things I simply don't feel the need to buy more of - until I am finishing the one I am using. Obviously there will be slight brakes to this, but most of the time this is it. So here are the products that I do this with - They tend to be colourless.... 

1. Primer. Currently Using: YSL Blur Primer 
Primer just doesn't excite me. I have big pores and oily skin, I have never been outright impressed by a primer so one which will do the job does me fine. Maybe I should invest in more, but right now I won't - until this one is finishes - cause it was EXPENSIVE. lol 

2. Foundation. Currently Using: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear 
I love foundations, but I am a lover of full coverage foundation, as much as occasionally I will try to pretend I like less coverage - this isn't the case. I use one foundation at a time, and I spend HOURS investigating which one will be the next one, because I do not want to be disappointed by a base. There is nothing worse. I went from MAC Studio Fix, to Nars Sheer Glow, to Double Wear, To this one. I use it up and buy another. This one is AMAZING. It stays put on my oily skin, and I have a funny feeling this will be the first one I repurchase (maybe) 

3. Concealer. Currently Using: Kat Von D Lock-It 
I need concealer as much as the next makeup lover. I have big under eye bags. So I use it like mad. I just hate the idea of having so many open tubes, so I now just do one in, one out. The problem I am having with this one - is I stupidly let the girl colour match me, and it isn't pale enough *cries* - but still, I will finish it before buying another one. Because they go gunky and off quickly. And I have no need for lots. 

4. Eye Shadow Primer. Currently Using: MAC Paint Pot "Soft Ochre" 
This works. Why would I buy another? I just don't see the point - it does the job. 

5. Setting Powder. Currently Using: Essence All About Matt
Again, this works, its cheap, it does a good job, There is no point in having another one (unless its for putting in my handbag) this is the best one though, this is my 3rd in a row, I love it. 

6. Setting Spray. Currently Using: Gerrard Cosmetics Slay All Day Peach 
AKA fancy water. These last for ages, and even then I feel like I am buying expensive water, but I don't see the point in having too many of them, I mean they are good, and I use them for eyeshadows all the time, but I just don't see the difference between them all, if you buy a good one there is no point in having more than one. 

7. Mascara. Currently Using: Loreal Baby Roll 
These dry up and go off so quickly. These also freak me out with regards to eye infections. So instead of replacing every 6 months I replace every 3-4. This means I only have one open at a time to ensure I am getting my money worth. 

8. Liquid Eye Liner. Currently Using: BarryM Eye Define 
Exactly the same as the mascara, I just don't see the point in having a lot of them, I know what works, and I know what I am looking for - and these dry out so quick, and I like to replace them often :) 

 I hope I haven't offended anyone here, I am in no way saying you cannot have more than one of these, it is just the things I choose to keep one of, and the things I don't get as excited by!

Is there anything you only have one of? Let me know in the comments below! :)



  1. I only like to have one eyeshadow primer and setting spray! That's the only thing in my collection that I like to have one, or maybe at least two!


  2. The Essence All About Matt is my holy grail! I absolutely love it. xx Nikita

  3. Haaa AKA Fancy water that did make me cackle x

  4. Good on you! I wish I could be so strict! xx

  5. I'm like that with mascaras, I change them up after a few months in case of infection!


  6. I need to do this! Such a good idea! I'm loyal to benefit gimme brow


  7. I need to start doing this - I get swayed by products so easily so have like 20 half used mascaras! x

  8. I usually do that with mascara. Also would love to try the YSL primer, but still considering the price.

    Michelle Morchella

  9. I need to adopt this approach with makeup. I'm always using so many products at the same time. X

  10. Really want to try that mac paint pot. I always hear such good things x

  11. I totally get this! I always used to only have one foundation and concealer but recently I've been trying out new ones so this has changed! But I still try to use them a lot before I purchase a new one and then have them on rotation when I do. Also I'm totally freaked out by mascara good gunky! Do eyeshadow primers do this too? I think I'm in need of a new one!

    Ellie x


  12. I really want to try the Kat Von D Lock It Concealer. I had the original one and I didn't love it, but I have only heard good things about this one!

    Danielle xx

  13. I wish the one in one out rule applied to my mascara collection, I have about 8 in my makeup bag right now haha! 😂🙈
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  14. This post was really interesting! I tend to only have one mascara on the go x


  15. I tend to be the same with most of this list, I only have on primer, one foundation, one concealer and so on. I'm trying to use up all of my mascara minis at the moment and it's nearly impossible.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

  16. Love this post! I try to be vigilant with how many mascaras I have open too. I totally agree with setting sprays, I never can quite tell whether it's making a difference and if one is better than another brand!

    Kirstie | www.behindthescent.co.uk

  17. I'm obsessed with the L'Oréal miss baby doll mascara too, one of my favourites I've tried xx

  18. I really want to try that foundation but I have about 4 million others haha

  19. I adore that foundation too! I am the same I am so fussy when it comes to picking them xxx

  20. I have to agree Lancome Ultra Teint Idole is amazing!!

  21. This is such a good little system for keeping your collection under control!! Definitely think I'm going to have to have a clear out and then I won't feel so bad when I actually NEED to buy a new product x


  22. Need to try that Essence range.


  23. The Essence powder is such a great little buy.

  24. I have several of each category open. I'm special.

  25. This is such a good idea, I do try to use things up before buying more, I don't need any foundation and there are some I'd like to try but I'll use what I've got first, I only have 1 mascara on the go and 1 eye primer and face primer xxx

  26. I think eyeshadow primers in general are one big gimmick to be fair, concealer does the job just fine! I don't understand how people can have 10+ setting powders to pick from on a daily basis! Loved this post
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  27. I like this process you have got going! Mascaras are an easy one as I seem to get through them pretty quickly.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  28. I wish I could do this haha I currently own 30 foundations and around the same amount of concealers. I am addicted haha

  29. I only ever use one mascara and liner at a time, I never feel the need to have more than one of those!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface


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