Resolution LOW-BUY 2017

Alysse011

Well-known member
Woohoo! Happy New Year. I'm going to evaluate my stash and come back with some goals. Still sticking to the $250 though...holy :sheep: is right :scram:
 

LadyBug13

Active member
Hi everyone!

I'm a new member, and after lurking for a bit, I've decided to be more active! I read through the 2016 thread and I'd love to participate for 2017.

I did some decluttering before 2016 came to an end (13-ish nail polishes, the Clinique Chubby highlighter, a Wet n Wild lipstick, and the UD Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics palettes), and looking back on 2016 as a whole, I spent more money on skincare than I did on makeup (mostly Origins and Fresh). The makeup I did purchase I consider essentials and bought them again. My only makeup splurge was the UD Naked Ultimate Basics palette. I also noticed that the majority of my 2016 makeup purchases were from MAC and my skincare care was bought at Sephora.

I did I placed two MAC orders in December (my sister bought me 8 eyeshadows for Christmas and I purchased 12 during the 25% off sale to begin my MAC eyeshadow collection, along with the Spiked brow pencil, a Pro Longwear concealer, and MSFN), and I took advantage of the Sephora VIB sale in November. I also used the $20 off coupon and a 10% coupon for when my VIB status renewed in November.

I'm putting myself on a replacement only low-buy for 2017. I feel I was more thoughtful with my purchases in 2016, and I want to remain that way. I'm become more fascinated with MAC in recent months and I'm interested in trying out some MAC products I've heard of but never got around to buying. I have a MAC wishlist, but I don't need anything from the list for a while. I do want to get another Fix+ but I'm waiting until I run out of MUFE Mist & Fix.

Looking forward to reading about everyone's progress!
 

lenchen

Active member
Happy New Year everyone!
I did really well in 2016 by just buying items that needed to be replaced such as mascara, NARS eyeshadow base, etc..The only make-up items I purchased last year were 3 color pop high liters, a Lancome high liter and I replaced my Chanel rouge allure lip laquer in dragon with the 2016 fall release. As for brushes, I made my final purchase of the remaining brushes on my wish list last month, and I'm happy to say done with purchasing brushes. I'm content with what I have. I did a count of how much I spent on brushes within the last 6 years (yikes!) talk about a small fortune! for 2017, I want to continue using what I have, purging items that I find rarely gets using, and replacing items that I have used. As far as skincare, I will only replace what I've used up. my budget for my skincare replenishment is 425.00 for the year. There's a cream I use from Shulwasoo, I've used it for 2 years and I'll need to replace soon.
 
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JulieDiva

New member
I failed last year with my makeup spending. I am going to try to make 2017 the year of restraint. Love reading everyones goals and accomplishments!
 

shellygrrl

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Staff member
Hi everyone!

I'm a new member, and after lurking for a bit, I've decided to be more active! I read through the 2016 thread and I'd love to participate for 2017.
:wavey: Welcome!

Happy New Year everyone!
I did really well in 2016 by just buying items that needed to be replaced such as mascara, NARS eyeshadow base, etc..The only make-up items I purchased last year were 3 color pop high liters, a Lancome high liter and I replaced my Chanel rouge allure lip laquer in dragon with the 2016 fall release. As for brushes, I made my final purchase of the remaining brushes on my wish list last month, and I'm happy to say done with purchasing brushes. I'm content with what I have. I did a count of how much I spent on brushes within the last 6 years (yikes!) talk about a small fortune! for 2017, I want to continue using what I have, purging items that I find rarely gets using, and replacing items that I have used. As far as skincare, I will only replace what I've used up. my budget for my skincare replenishment is 425.00 for the year. There's a cream I use from Shulwasoo, I've used it for 2 years and I'll need to replace soon.
Whoa, that's super low-buy, makeup-wise! And yay for completing your brush collection!

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FOTD from yesterday...

* MUFE Step 1 - Smoothing Primer (across nose)
* MUFE Step 1 - Hydrating Primer (lower half of face)
* ABH Stick Foundation - Porcelain
* MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer - NW15
* Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
* Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil - Ash
* NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
* MAC Paint Pot - Nice Composure
* Prestige True Khol Kajal - Matte Black (smudged out on upper lashline)
* Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara
* NARS Blush - Sex Fantasy
* NARS Velvet Lip Glide - Unlaced


I think I'm going to set Nice Composure aside for Back 2 MAC. I've noticed the last couple of times I've used it that it's not applying as well as I'd like -- not with a brush (RT Shading) or with my finger.

(For newcomers, I post FOTDs here as a way to track usage.)

I put in a Beautylish order earlier today and, in regards to makeup, stuck with the Makeup Atelier foundation and the Inglot brow gel liner. I also got a nail polish: OCC Femme. (Toward the end of the year I also got rid of a few older nail polishes in my stash. Nail polish is not a category where I limit myself.)

Goals coming up in the next post. :)
 

shellygrrl

Moderator
Staff member
Goals! (As usual, I'll be re-evaulating in July and adjusting accordingly.)

No Buy
Pre-made eyeshadow palettes - In general, I never use all the colours in them. Don't need or want any more.

Bronzers - While I have wishlisted one bronzer, I'm not in a hurry to buy it, and I've still got some to use.

Eyeliner Pencils - I'm good with what I've got right now.

Pigments - I had several pigments in the past, and the times I used them were few and far between. So back in the fall, I finally got rid of them. Not for me.

Setting Powders - I'm good.

Spot Concealer - I'm still working through a sample size of Kevyn Aucoin SSE. (That's how little of this product you need to use.) I'm putting it here for now, but if I run out of that sample during the year, I will get a full size.

Foundation - I just bought one.

Face Primers - I'm good, I think.

Proceed with Caution
Eyeshadow Primer - A little later this year (around March or so, I'm thinking?), I'll have to replace mine. But I won't be repurchasing the NARS one (although it works great for me), because there's another one I want to try.

Single Eyeshadows - Long wishlist is long, and I'm going through a little bit of a matte phase in regards to powder eyeshadows. The key here will be prioritization. (It's also a category of makeup where I'm okay with having a sizeable number of options at hand.)

Lipstick - I reduced this a little bit during the last year. There's at least one shade on my main radar, and some others I'd like to have, but they're not must-haves right now. (Also want to find a similar colour to MAC Feed the Senses.)

Lipgloss - There are still a couple of gloses I want. Whether I buy them or not...

Contour - I don't have a cream contour in my stash, and this is a gap I'm considering filling.

Mascara - Two tubes in rotation is okay, but no more than that.

Lipliner - I could go either way here.

Brow Products - I still need a brow gel to set the brows.

Undereye Concealer - While I'm still working through my MAC Studio Sculpt (I have a love-hate relationship with this), I'm still "window shopping" for a replacement.

Points of Focus
Blush - I noted in the 2016 thread that I wanted to expand this part of my stash this year.

Brushes - My collection isn't to the point where I'd call it complete just yet.

Highlighter/Luminizer - I have my sample of MAC Strobe Cream, but I think this is the year I get Becca SSP in Pearl.

Miscellaneous
False Lashes - It's fun.

I also, at some point, need to photograph my current makeup stash. I haven't done so since 2014, shortly after I started on Low-Buy.
 

CCKK

Member
Well, I just saw MAC in TJ Maxx today. I saw the brush kit but someone decided to take the brushes and leave the bag. They were going to charge me 30 dollars for the bag. Now, the bag with the brushes was 39.99; so of course I said NO. They she tried 9 dollars. I again said NO but she then informed me that before the holiday they had more. Crazy..
I too am going for a low buy for 2017.
 

Marsha Pomells

Active member
Think I may need to join this thread, spent too much last year. I need to save up for a new place... So... Hi team low buy...
 

Marsha Pomells

Active member
[MENTION=51593]fur4elise[/MENTION]... still haven't checked out highlighter anonymous... I'm denying the fact that I have a new found addiction.
 

jennyap

Active member
Happy New Year!

Welcome to new low-buyers. It's like a whole different world in here ;) Don't forget, we all have different priorities and perspectives, and what is low-buy to one person may still be high to another (or vice versa). You get to decide what is right for you, no judgement - but once you've decided, we're more than happy to help hold your feet to the fire!

I just posted a long screed on the old thread, ended up being a bit of a review and goal setting all in one. Only then did I remember to check if we had a new thread yet, oops! I won't repost it all, but long story short...

Overall I'm aiming for a ~15% (or more) reduction in my total stash. Only permitted purchases are
1) replacements if I go below my target number for an item. Eg mascara I'm ok with having 3, so I can purchase if I get down to 2 (not likely any time soon!)
2) maybe one or two - literally - fun new items just to keep things fresh and stop me feeling 'deprived'. Perhaps to try a new formula in something.

It will be my lowest low-buy ever, so I'm relying on you all to talk me down when I'm feeling weak!
 

Naynadine

Veteran Moderator
Staff member
Happy New Year, everyone! I can't believe it's the 4th year of Low-Buy already! :eek:
I have been pretty good with my makeup purchases last year. I've been buying a lot less, especially MAC products, compared to previous years where I used to buy from almost every collection. For the most part I've been sticking to a very natural look with neutral lipstick and barely any eye makeup, which made it easy to skip a lot of products. I also think I've gotten over my highlighter addiction, I only buy one if it's unique to my collection. All those pretty Chanel powders that were released latey are still a temptation but I've resisted so far. :rolleyes:
I tend to spend a bit more on skincare and fragrance now instead, which is okay, I'm still buying less beauty products overall. What I have been doing is trying to resist random sales and save up for one thing that I really want, e.g. a pricier fragrance. I've been keeping a wishlist which helps me plan out purchases. I've also been selling some more of my stash and I'm aiming to reduce it even more.
 

Alysse011

Well-known member
Okay, I have my goals situated now. I'm excited to post this and check in on how I'm doing periodically!

As mentioned in the previous thread, I have given myself a $250 budget for new items that are not replenishment/replacing used up products. If I finish a serum/foundation/etc and repurchase or purchase something to replace that category, it does not count toward the $250 I've set for the year. However, if I purchase a new foundation for the fun of it, that will count. I anticipate this being hardest for me when it comes to foundation and lip products. I have a real penchant for both categories, so I'll need to really control myself haha. Highlighters could also be difficult simply because it takes absolute ages to use those up.

I've also given myself some parameters within the $250 just so I can remind myself of what I really want and to help keep myself on track. I'm using the same breakdown as [MENTION=65477]shellygrrl[/MENTION]

Pre-made eyeshadow palettes - I firmly do not want to add any pre-made palettes to my stash this year, so this is a no area for me.

Bronzers - Another no. I have two bronzers right now that I love. I don't want to add here and will only replace as necessary.

Eyeliner Pencils - Maybe. I may want something colorful in the summer. This isn't an area I really struggle in, so I don't feel the need to have a firm no here.

Powders - Maybe. I may buy a meteorites if I love any of them this year. Other than that, I'm good here.

Concealer - No. I have undereye and face covered, so unless I run out I don't need anything.

Foundation - Maybe. This is one of my pain points! I love foundations, so I don't want to be unrealistic. I'm going to try to keep it at just one non-replacement. I don't really need to add to my current line-up, but I will allow myself some flexibility to if I really want it lol.

Face Primers - No. I have the Becca Backlight primer and J. One Jelly Pack (this stuff is amazing). I'm not big into primers anyway, so this shouldn't be terribly difficult.

Eyeshadow Primer - Maybe. I use UD Primer Potion and have for years. However, I'm very curious about Edward Bess eyeshadow primers. I may give those a try this year.

Single Eyeshadows - Yes. I want ABH Pink Champagne. If it ever comes back in stock anywhere, I'll buy it. I also would like to try some of the Armani Eye Tints, but I'll wait for a sale. Other than that, I should be good here.

Lipstick - Yes. This is where I hoard the most! I'll allow myself wiggle room here, but I really don't want to expand too far beyond what I already have. I'm hoping my budget mentioned earlier will make me think a lot harder before adding more lippies to my collection.

Lipgloss - I really would like to try the new Lancome metallic glosses, and I may purchase one of those soon. I have always been a huge fan of metallic lips, so I love that they're on trend again. Because of the Lancôme, this is a Yes. However, other than the Lancôme, I don't want to spend here unless it's a replacement.

Contour - No. I have and love Kevyn Aucoin powder and cream contour. They're the best I have tried, no contest, so this category should be an easy pass

Mascara - No. I will only purchase more when I need replacements.

Lipliner - Maybe. This is similar to eyeliner. I don't really struggle here, so I don't feel the need to give a hard parameter. If I feel like I have a gap, then I'll fill it.

Brow Products - Yes. I really want to try Surratt Brow Pomade (again, if it ever comes back in stock). Other than that, I'm good here and will only replace as needed. Again, this is another category I don't struggle in.

Blush - Yes. I don't own many blushes, and I would like to add at least two to what I currently have. My eye is on Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy for sure. The second is a MUFE cream blush in 210.

Brushes - I'll add here as necessary. I have some great brushes currently, but like Shelly my line up isn't complete.

Highlighter/Luminizer - Yes. This is my third struggle area after foundation and lipstick. It's unrealistic for me to think I won't add here. Truth be told, I'm already highly interested in the new MUFE highlighting powders that were just released.

Miscellaneous - SimpleHuman mirror. This is a maybe. It also won't be included in the $250 I set for myself since it would wipe that fund completely. I also could use a vanity but tbd on it that happens this year. If I get a vanity I won't get the SimpleHuman mirror and vice versa.

As for skincare and hair care - I'm extremely happy with my current skincare and will only replenish as needed. I do plan to purchase some Oribe products soon, but I would like to use up another shampoo and conditioner first. This category should be repurchases only, otherwise it will count toward the $250.

Nails - I don't anticipate any issues here. I would like to try some of the newer Essie gel polishes. Will wait for a coupon from Ulta to do that. In the mean time, I'm good with what I have.

I have also set some limits for myself with clothes/shoes/accessories, but they're a little looser. At the end of the season, I would like to get some sweaters on sale. I used to live in Florida, so I still am really lacking cold weather clothes. I also have a pretty good grasp of when sales are at my favorite places, so I will try to plan around those times.
 

LadyBug13

Active member
Here's my breakdown:

Eyeshadow palettes - NO. I have 7 palettes (UD Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3, Naked Smoky, Ultimate Basics, UD Electric, and UD Smoked). I'm low key embarrassed to admit I have all Naked palettes except for the smaller Basics palettes, but these are the only eyeshadow palettes that speak the loudest to me. Unless UD comes out with another Naked palette in 2017, I will not buy any other palettes.

Bronzers - No. I don't have a bronzer, and haven't purchased one in a long time. This isn't a priority for me at the moment.

Eyeliner Pencils - No. The product inside the UD Perversion pencil that came with my Smoked palette fell out a few weeks ago. I rarely buy eyeliner pencils but I was looking forward to finally using it. I'm thinking of replacing it with another pencil at some point but it's not a priority right now. I've seen a few YouTube videos of people using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils as liners, and I have two (Black Bean and Milk) that may suffice. I also have one brown liner pencil from Sephora.

Powders - Maybe I've hit pan on my MAC Studio Careblend pressed power, and bought a MSFN as a replacement. It took me about 6 months to hit pan on the MAC powder, and I probably have another month or two left of the Careblend before I get started on the MSFN, so there's no need for me to purchase another pressed power until later in 2017. I also have the smaller size of the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and I'm not sure where I am in finishing it. I may replace it once I'm done.

Concealer - No. I have one for under the eyes and one for the face. Unless I finish them up, I don't need any.
Corrector- Yes. I'm currently using MAC's Prep + Prime highlighter in Peach Lustre as a under eye and dark spot corrector, and I really enjoy it. I bought it towards the end of June last year and it's still going strong. Once it's out, I plan to repurchase.

Foundation - Yes. I have 2 liquid foundations (both at the halfway mark) that I need to use up as they're both coming up on their 24 month expiration. Once they're done, I'll buy a new liquid foundation and maybe a powder foundation.

Face Primers - Maybe. I have the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, and I love the texture of it. Once it's done, I'm thinking of replacing it. I'm still debating whether primers actually do anything, but if I decide to buy a new one it will either be another Backlight Priming Filter, BECCA's newest primer (First Light Priming Filter) or MAC's Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage.

Eyeshadow Primer - Yes. I have 5 samples of the UD Primer Potion as well as a full size. I thought I would be ok with this not buying any for 2017, but one of my 2017 makeup goals is to play more with eyeshadow looks, so Iplan to buy another primer at some point. Instead of repurchasing the Primer Potion, I want to try MAC's Pro Longwear Paint Pot.

Single Eyeshadows - Maybe. I have 20 single eyeshadows. Between them and all the palettes I have, I shouldn't buy more...but I might with MAC's $6 eyeshadow pans.

Lipstick - No.​ I have 8 bullet lipsticks, 2 liquid lipsticks, and 1 lip pencil. I have no desire to buy more...but I'm planning to get MAC's Stone when I Back to MAC some stuff later this year.

Lipgloss - No. I have a clear gloss and a nudish gloss, both I want to finish both up in 2017. Not sure if I'll repurchase.

Contour - No. I have two Black Radiance palettes that each contain a contour power, sculpting powder, and a power highlighter. They're pretty brand new, so I'm good for now.

Mascara - No. I have one full size mascara, one deluxe size mascara, and 3 smaller unopened MAC mascara samples. I'm hope to go as long as possible without buying more, and throwing these out when needed.

Lipliner - No. I have 6. No need to buy any in 2017.

Brow Products - Yes. The MAC brow pencil I bought towards the end of June is still going strong, but I bought a new one at the end of December to use once this opened one is done. Once the replacement is finished, I plan to buy a new one.

Blush - No. I only have 2, and rarely wear those.

Brushes - Maybe. I currently use Real Techniques and the ELF brushes. I recently decluttered my brushes and I have a pretty good collection. I've been eyeing some MAC brushes, but they're not a priority right now.

Highlighter/Luminizer - No. I'm halfway through 2 BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors (liquid) in Opal and Topaz, and it's taken forever to finish them. I have a almost full size of the liquid perfector in Rose Gold, that I'm thinking I'll start using it more as a blush.

Skincare- Yes. My focus has shifted more towards skincare in the past year, and I know I plan to buy some new masks and such during the April and November VIB sales. Buying a new cleanser and daytime/nighttime moisturizers are a given, but the only way I will buy anything additional (masks, serums, toners, etc.) is if I use up what I have now.
Haircare: Yes. The haircare line I use is now at Sephora, and that's more incentive to restock up during one of the VIB sales.I plan to use up what I have now before I buy anything. Replacing my shampoo and conditioner (both from Trader Joe's) and my hair gel are a given.


Nail Polish - No. I recently decluttered my polishes from 32 to 20, and I've never finish polishes. Most of what I own is Essie, but I really like the formulas of the OPIs I have and might explore the brand more.
 

Marsha Pomells

Active member
This year is the year of the staple purchases and replacements. I tend to hoard lipsticks (last MAC lipstick count was at 160 or something - I have 240 lipsticks altogether or something). I want someone to quote me on a lipstick that tickles my fancy, and ask me 'don't you have shade already?' or 'stay away from the tube.' Or something along those lines.

I don't own that many blush, so I'll stick to my 3 blush limit.

I've grown fond of highlighter... So 2 highlighters... Make it 3, just in case.

Mascara and shadow I don't really purchase, unless it's extremely unusual (dazzleshadows, I'm looking at you) and plus I have a lot of eyeshadow... And mascara.

I'm still gonna go back to the 90s with a few of the brown RMLLs, so that's 3-5 of those.

I need to look at the draws of colour and fun to see what actually does need to be replaced... Oh, and no more nail polish for me... I need to leave that habit behind.
 

lenchen

Active member
Goals! (As usual, I'll be re-evaulating in July and adjusting accordingly.)

No Buy
Pre-made eyeshadow palettes - In general, I never use all the colours in them. Don't need or want any more.

Bronzers - While I have wishlisted one bronzer, I'm not in a hurry to buy it, and I've still got some to use.

Eyeliner Pencils - I'm good with what I've got right now.

Pigments - I had several pigments in the past, and the times I used them were few and far between. So back in the fall, I finally got rid of them. Not for me.

Setting Powders - I'm good.

Spot Concealer - I'm still working through a sample size of Kevyn Aucoin SSE. (That's how little of this product you need to use.) I'm putting it here for now, but if I run out of that sample during the year, I will get a full size.

Foundation - I just bought one.

Face Primers - I'm good, I think.

Proceed with Caution
Eyeshadow Primer - A little later this year (around March or so, I'm thinking?), I'll have to replace mine. But I won't be repurchasing the NARS one (although it works great for me), because there's another one I want to try.

Single Eyeshadows - Long wishlist is long, and I'm going through a little bit of a matte phase in regards to powder eyeshadows. The key here will be prioritization. (It's also a category of makeup where I'm okay with having a sizeable number of options at hand.)

Lipstick - I reduced this a little bit during the last year. There's at least one shade on my main radar, and some others I'd like to have, but they're not must-haves right now. (Also want to find a similar colour to MAC Feed the Senses.)

Lipgloss - There are still a couple of gloses I want. Whether I buy them or not...

Contour - I don't have a cream contour in my stash, and this is a gap I'm considering filling.

Mascara - Two tubes in rotation is okay, but no more than that.

Lipliner - I could go either way here.

Brow Products - I still need a brow gel to set the brows.

Undereye Concealer - While I'm still working through my MAC Studio Sculpt (I have a love-hate relationship with this), I'm still "window shopping" for a replacement.

Points of Focus
Blush - I noted in the 2016 thread that I wanted to expand this part of my stash this year.

Brushes - My collection isn't to the point where I'd call it complete just yet.

Highlighter/Luminizer - I have my sample of MAC Strobe Cream, but I think this is the year I get Becca SSP in Pearl.

Miscellaneous
False Lashes - It's fun.

I also, at some point, need to photograph my current makeup stash. I haven't done so since 2014, shortly after I started on Low-Buy.
You have some great goals for 2017, I'm curious to see what brushes you explore!
 

VAL4M

Active member
Here's my breakdown:

Eyeshadow palettes - NO. I have 7 palettes (UD Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3, Naked Smoky, Ultimate Basics, UD Electric, and UD Smoked). I'm low key embarrassed to admit I have all Naked palettes except for the smaller Basics palettes, but these are the only eyeshadow palettes that speak the loudest to me. Unless UD comes out with another Naked palette in 2017, I will not buy any other palettes.

Bronzers - No. I don't have a bronzer, and haven't purchased one in a long time. This isn't a priority for me at the moment.

Eyeliner Pencils - No. The product inside the UD Perversion pencil that came with my Smoked palette fell out a few weeks ago. I rarely buy eyeliner pencils but I was looking forward to finally using it. I'm thinking of replacing it with another pencil at some point but it's not a priority right now. I've seen a few YouTube videos of people using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils as liners, and I have two (Black Bean and Milk) that may suffice. I also have one brown liner pencil from Sephora.

Powders - Maybe I've hit pan on my MAC Studio Careblend pressed power, and bought a MSFN as a replacement. It took me about 6 months to hit pan on the MAC powder, and I probably have another month or two left of the Careblend before I get started on the MSFN, so there's no need for me to purchase another pressed power until later in 2017. I also have the smaller size of the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and I'm not sure where I am in finishing it. I may replace it once I'm done.

Concealer - No. I have one for under the eyes and one for the face. Unless I finish them up, I don't need any.
Corrector- Yes. I'm currently using MAC's Prep + Prime highlighter in Peach Lustre as a under eye and dark spot corrector, and I really enjoy it. I bought it towards the end of June last year and it's still going strong. Once it's out, I plan to repurchase.

Foundation - Yes. I have 2 liquid foundations (both at the halfway mark) that I need to use up as they're both coming up on their 24 month expiration. Once they're done, I'll buy a new liquid foundation and maybe a powder foundation.

Face Primers - Maybe. I have the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, and I love the texture of it. Once it's done, I'm thinking of replacing it. I'm still debating whether primers actually do anything, but if I decide to buy a new one it will either be another Backlight Priming Filter, BECCA's newest primer (First Light Priming Filter) or MAC's Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage.

Eyeshadow Primer - Yes. I have 5 samples of the UD Primer Potion as well as a full size. I thought I would be ok with this not buying any for 2017, but one of my 2017 makeup goals is to play more with eyeshadow looks, so Iplan to buy another primer at some point. Instead of repurchasing the Primer Potion, I want to try MAC's Pro Longwear Paint Pot.

Single Eyeshadows - Maybe. I have 20 single eyeshadows. Between them and all the palettes I have, I shouldn't buy more...but I might with MAC's $6 eyeshadow pans.

Lipstick - No.​ I have 8 bullet lipsticks, 2 liquid lipsticks, and 1 lip pencil. I have no desire to buy more...but I'm planning to get MAC's Stone when I Back to MAC some stuff later this year.

Lipgloss - No. I have a clear gloss and a nudish gloss, both I want to finish both up in 2017. Not sure if I'll repurchase.

Contour - No. I have two Black Radiance palettes that each contain a contour power, sculpting powder, and a power highlighter. They're pretty brand new, so I'm good for now.

Mascara - No. I have one full size mascara, one deluxe size mascara, and 3 smaller unopened MAC mascara samples. I'm hope to go as long as possible without buying more, and throwing these out when needed.

Lipliner - No. I have 6. No need to buy any in 2017.

Brow Products - Yes. The MAC brow pencil I bought towards the end of June is still going strong, but I bought a new one at the end of December to use once this opened one is done. Once the replacement is finished, I plan to buy a new one.

Blush - No. I only have 2, and rarely wear those.

Brushes - Maybe. I currently use Real Techniques and the ELF brushes. I recently decluttered my brushes and I have a pretty good collection. I've been eyeing some MAC brushes, but they're not a priority right now.

Highlighter/Luminizer - No. I'm halfway through 2 BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors (liquid) in Opal and Topaz, and it's taken forever to finish them. I have a almost full size of the liquid perfector in Rose Gold, that I'm thinking I'll start using it more as a blush.

Skincare- Yes. My focus has shifted more towards skincare in the past year, and I know I plan to buy some new masks and such during the April and November VIB sales. Buying a new cleanser and daytime/nighttime moisturizers are a given, but the only way I will buy anything additional (masks, serums, toners, etc.) is if I use up what I have now.
Haircare: Yes. The haircare line I use is now at Sephora, and that's more incentive to restock up during one of the VIB sales.I plan to use up what I have now before I buy anything. Replacing my shampoo and conditioner (both from Trader Joe's) and my hair gel are a given.


Nail Polish - No. I recently decluttered my polishes from 32 to 20, and I've never finish polishes. Most of what I own is Essie, but I really like the formulas of the OPIs I have and might explore the brand more.
Wow i like!!!
if i do the same my list would be

eyeshadow- none zip, zero it will be the hardest category with the pre-made palette
pre-made palette- i want the TooFaced peanut and honey and that it..... Do i need it? Nope with over 30 palettes i dont but i want it!!!
bronzer- no i have 4 bronzer that i do not use it is enough
face powder- no I have 2 loose powder that Will last forever, one press that is almost done and a new one that i just started.
foundation- maybe but might be at the end of the year, i just found my foundation i forgot it last summer at my in-laws so i' m good
eyeliner- no
lippencil - one if i finish Lize Waltier lippencil in Sangria i will repurchase
face primer- no, i just purchase one this december and got one as a freebee at a event
Lipstick and lipgloss - no because i have over 80 lipsticks and even if i managed to finish 4-5 lipsticks in 2016 i still have enough to last a life time. Lipgloss no because i just do not care about glosses i owned less then 10 and i'm satisfied with that number.
Contour- no i have 5 powders i have what i need
highlighter-no another hard category in the no-buy they are so pretty but i have over 20 of the ( guerlain meteorite, nars, becca, thebalm, Chanel, Bobby Brown)
Blush- no again i have a crazy number (in the high 40) and they take years to pan :(
nail polish- maybe i should stop my subscription to my julep membership i'm too lazy i just skip months. Last year i only took 4 months. I have maybe 20 nail polish not bad but not the best either.

Skincare - this is a tricky one. If i find something that work i'm usually staying with the receipy, but lately is has been pretty expensive, but it is working!! :D I never had such good skin since my teens!!! So if i need to re-purchase because i finish a product i will, so tata Harper cleanser, darfin oil and balm, sheet mask, and clarins makeup remover are not off limit.

perfume- IF i'm good i will allowed myself a bottle of Armand privé figuier édens (only if i'm good) i have over 40 bottles, mostly Annick goutal, Serge lutens, l'Atelier parfumeur, Tom Ford, Guerlain l'art de la matière collection, but i'm still lemming for figuier Édens, it was a tough choice this year between that and Myrrh impérial from Armani privé and Myrrh came home this year.

brushes- Again IF i'm good i want to expend my brushes collection but i'm aiming at the japaneese brushes- brand. I have mac, mufe, sephora, wayne goss, Lancôme, Real technique, guerlain, clarins etc, Now i'm ready for the good Stuff!!!!
Good luck everyone
 
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Marsha Pomells

Active member
Hi Team Low Buy. I've got a problem...

Now, I subbed this thread because I want to cut down on my spending and use what I already have, plus I just want to concentrate to getting staple products.

Yesterday, Illamasqua launched their new lipstick collection and 3 of their new lipsticks caught my eye. Do I need these or resist temptation???? HELP...
 

jennyap

Active member
Ok, what is it about them specifically that makes you think that you might need them, other than that they're new? Will they fill a particular gap in your stash, or will they just mean you use other things less meaning everything takes longer to use up? They're permanent, right? so you don't need to rush to buy them. Make a list of things you want, if you still want them in say 3 or 6 months and are your first priority for your money, go ahead then.

(Also, unsubscribe from brand emails, what you don't know about won't tempt you!)
 

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