What To Do With Unused Beauty Products

What To Do With Unused Beauty Products

If you’re makeup obsessed, then it is more than likely that you’ll have a makeup collection that is growing bigger by the day. Some products you end up pushing to the back of your draw, reaching for new ones and your most loved picks. You’ll soon find yourself with another collection of products that go unused. Rather than keeping these products hidden away and unloved, why not do something with them? Here’s what to do with unused beauty products:

Give to friends or family – Products that you have only used a couple of times or never at all, can easily be given to your friends and family for free. Not only are you making some room for some new products in your collection in the future, but also gifting them something that they might like and will find get a lot more use out of than you do. Why not gather a few items up that they might like and surprise them with it!

Blog sale – If you have a blog or a following on social media, you can quite easily hold a little blog sale. This perhaps might be better for products you haven’t used at all due to hygiene reasons, but there might be some products you can get away with selling on to others that you might have used, such as foundations that come with a pump feature, which is more hygienic. When selling, ensure you take particular things into consideration like your postage and packaging; are you going to pay for it or will you include it in the price of the product? How you are going to recieve the payment? Will you do it through Paypal or a similar service? Make sure you’re being fair, but also keep to a first come first served policy!

Give away – The same sort of things as above, but only this time if you run a giveaway, it means you are basically giving away any product(s) for free! This can be a great way to give back to your readers/followers for their support on your blog or social media, as well as boosting your following. Again like the blog sale, it is important to have some rules in place to ensure your giveaway is running as smooth as possible. Also ensure you set a date and time for the giveaway to end by, as well as notifying the winner at the end.

What To Do With Unused Beauty Products

Give to charity – Some charities offer you the chance to donate any unwanted makeup, beauty products or toiletries to go towards helping those in need. For instance you can drop off any unwanted products to local women’s shelters in your area or any refugee charities that are in need of providing beauty products to those in desperate need. You could create a package and make it feel extra special for whoever might end up receiving it. It might also be a good idea to pop into any local charities shop in your area to see if they will accept any donations! Or any money made from your selling of make-up could be donated to charity if you wish.

Re-use and fall back in love – Sometimes when we’re constantly purchasing new products or always using the same ones, we can forget about the products we use to love or  never really liked before. So another great thing to do is try fall back in love with it or try it again if you didn’t like it before. Try applying it a different way, maybe a product suits your skin better now, maybe you can wear it a different way than what you did before. If you fall back in love with it, then keep it and use it!

Throw away!!!! – If there are products you really do not like and they’re not suitable to sell, such as being old/out of date, unhygienic, damaged etc, then there’s nothing else to do than simply throw it away! If you’re a hoarder, this might be quite hard to do, but at the end of the day it will make room for more exciting products to come your way. Remember that!

What do you do with unused products?


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29 Comments

  1. Kate Rose xo
    August 11, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    These are some great ideas and I love the thought of holding a blog sale! I'm such a hoarder when it comes to makeup and it gets to the point where the makeup is so bad it just needs to be thrown away! xKate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 12, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Aw thanks so much, Kate!! Haha I'm the exact same don't worry xx

  2. Raeanne Lydia
    August 11, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Aw, good ideas! I usually just end up tossing old makeup, but I should definitely pass it on to someone else who will give it more love than I would!Rae // http://www.raechic.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 12, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Thank you, Rae!! Me too, I think it's a great idea xx

  3. Ariadna Morell
    August 11, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    I usually give all the make up I don't want to my sister or my mom and if they don't want it I usually just throw it away! xAriadna || RAWR BOWS

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 12, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Aw I love how you give it to them xx

  4. Aimee Sue
    August 11, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I share my make up collection with my sister so if I don't use it then she will, aha! lovely post Lauren!xxAimeeSueXOBloglovin

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 12, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Haha that's great! Thank you so much, Aimee!!xx

  5. soslu badem
    August 11, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    great post …! have a nice day…www.soslubadem.blogspot.com.tr

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 12, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Thank you xx

  6. Gemma Magpie
    August 11, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I like to donate mine to the local charity shop providing they're sealed xx Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 12, 2016 / 9:30 am

      That's so good of you!!! I need to do this xx

  7. azedelle
    August 12, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Every time I purchase a product that does not work for me, I either give it to my sister or to my cousins. I think throwing products away will be such a waste of money. I never tried a blog sale before, but I see a lot of local beauty bloggers doing it! :)www.azedelle.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 12, 2016 / 11:04 am

      Yes I either give it to my Mum or a friend otherwise it is a waste of money! I've never tried a blog sale either xx

  8. Mia - Blog World Vibes
    August 12, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Nice tips, I really want to do a giveaway!xxMia | my-world-vibes.blogspot.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 13, 2016 / 9:27 am

      Thank you, Mia!! You should so do a giveaway xx

  9. Cloe Louise
    August 12, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    I always reuse old makeup! Sometimes old makeup becomes my new obsession! (until I find out it's discontinued, ahaha!)Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 13, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Haha I love rediscovering products you use to love!!xx

  10. Katie
    August 13, 2016 / 8:11 am

    If it's makeup, hair or skincare, I'm so stubborn I have to use it up! I won't buy another shampoo until I've used my whole stash up, etc. I hate hoarding things, so I'll force myself to use it up! Unless I can't, then it's passed onto my wonderful Mum! Katie // wordsbykatie.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 13, 2016 / 9:30 am

      I normally try to use things up too!!xx

  11. Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee
    August 13, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Wonderful products! ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ♡ * Le blog de la Licorne * ♡

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 14, 2016 / 10:52 am

      Thank you!!xx

  12. TOUCH OF GUCCI
    August 13, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Great ideas girly! I always try to give my unused products to a charity unless my friends are being cheeky and begging me for them haha xTOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN 

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 14, 2016 / 10:52 am

      Thank you so much!! Haha aw bless them xx

  13. Unknown
    August 14, 2016 / 2:13 am

    These are some good ideas! All my old makeup usually just sit for months and then I throw them away. I'll definitely remember this for next time!Daniella | Tiny Taurus

    • Lauren Victoria
      August 14, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Thank you so much, Daniella!!xx

  14. Zauni
    August 15, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Bookmarking this, because I have so much unused product and I really hate just throwing it away lol. Such a helpful post Lauren, thank you!ZAUNITANÍL.COM

  15. lethallashes
    August 24, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Such a great blog post!

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    January 16, 2017 / 5:43 pm

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