It was that time again. Time to tidy up my makeup drawers. Yes, I have more than one drawer for makeup. Three actually. Every few months I empty them out, clear away the dust, wash up the storage containers, ditch the old stuff or pass along the unused good stuff to my niece.
The lipstick collection was getting way out of hand. I’m not sure how. I don’t wear lipstick, yet I had so many. Beautiful shades of nude would capture my attention while walking through the cosmetics department. Over time I had collected more than thirty, maybe fifty tubes of lipstick. I would try wearing them, only to be reminded that lipstick, no matter what brand, was not made for me. These space takers must go.
I am a big fan of cream blush. My skin tends to be a bit dry, especially in the winter months, so the texture of a cream blush suits me fine. Many times I have used a lipstick to touch up my blush while on the go. My Grandmother did it, why can’t I?
So to tidy my space and make use of tubes of lipstick I will never use as they were intended, I turned them all into blush. Thirty, maybe fifty lipstick tubes condensed into one tiny canning jar. It works like a charm.
So, before you toss your “why-did-I-buy-that-lipstick?” in the trash, remember; fifty shades of nude can make you blush too.