I’ve been making an attempt to buy less makeup for a while now, and to be fair it’s gone well. My spending habits were atrocious back in 2016/7, as I felt like I had to have every new release. I would justify all of my purchases with: ‘It’s for the blog’, as I bought more and more stuff. Which ultimately didn’t even end up making the blog, or the gram for that matter.
Now that I have slowed down with new purchases I feel like it shows in my content. Instead of hauls I’m posting more empties, and thats due to the fact I’m not buying anything. It’s been a gradual change, but it’s happening.
I’ve wanted to document it on here for a while now, but I’ve never known what to call it. Don’t buy as much, and use what you have; isn’t the catchiest title. In the end I settled on My Beauty Low Buy.
When I first started to think about which route I should go down, two other options came to mind.
Project Pan: I like to rotate what I use, instead of focusing on a few products at a time. It feels like a waste to only use a few products when there’s more in the draw.
No Buy: It’s too restricting and seems more like a quick fix than actually changing my spending habits long term.
As much as I don’t want to be strict with myself there has to be some rules.
No Impulse Buying: In the past whenever I’ve bought something on a whim, the product tends to go unloved. As I haven’t had long enough to really think about whether or not I would use it.
Replacements Don’t Count: I’m currently running out of my favourite Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, and you can bet that I’ll be repurchasing it ASAP.
One in, One Out For: I’ve got to a point now where I don’t need that new highlighter because I probably have one just like it already. Plus I only have one face, I don’t need all of these products.
If I REALLY like something and see it being incorporated into my routine then go ahead: Well that’s a long one, isn’t it? If I see a new release that I know I’ll love and use then I don’t see the harm of buying it.
My main goal is to reduce what comes into my collection, and I am very much enjoying using what I have. I really hope that I can use a few products up, especially something like a highlighter or bronzer.
Having a large collection means I’ve had products go bad that obviously need decluttering which is a waste. It’s a real eye opener and one of the main reasons for starting this low buy.
There we have it. That is my My Beauty Low Buy.
Have you ever tried a low buy or something similar?
Thank you for reading!