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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Giving away unwanted makeup?

I know this might seem like an odd question but how would you feel about using “pre-owned” makeup?

As part of a New Year resolution I’m planning on clearing out my makeup collection and I hate the thought of just chucking stuff that people might really enjoy using! It seems like such a waste and I thought giving the stuff away would be a nice thing to do instead of swapping it, you know? :)

I was thinking of giving away things I don’t use – it would all be stuff I don’t like, don’t use or just have too much of and I was just wondering if anyone would actually be interested before I take pics of things and actually start posting about it ♥

68 comments:

Pammy said...

I would say Yes!!! :) I know how you feel, so many time you use something like, once, and hate to just throw it away when it is in great condition and clean. I would certainly be interested and might eventually do something similar when I get to that "clean it out" phase. :)

Cheeky Beauty said...

I'd say yes.. I have a friend who's now abroad, and she always passed on her stuff to me & others and I always felt like Xmas had come early lol :)
So a yes from me :D

PITUJONES said...

YESSSSSS!!!!

For me it would be great as I'm unempoyed and on a very short budget so I'd say YES !!!!

It's very kind of you to do this !!!

xxx

candy apples said...

I say definitely YES!!! I hate throwing away stuff I've only used a couple times... I think I still have a tube of foundation sitting around that I no longer use... I think it's so generous of you to give it away :)

xoxo
Ai

siwing said...

i'd say yes ! =) i buy used makeup from blog sales sometimes.. they are generally cheaper and i get to try a variety of products.. it's so nice of you to give them away =)

♥ Leah said...

Yes! Will they be giveaways that YOU choose who gets them or do we pay for them?
xo

Maria said...

Definitely yes!

I know some people may get squeamish about it, but there are definitely ways of 'cleaning' makeup to make it safe to use (thank god for ispropyl alcohol!).

petitechouxx said...

i would say yes!

it's a good idea to get rip of the items that you don't use anymore.

electronicfly said...

Def yes, but the scrooge in me says why not try a blogsale first? You could donate the proceeds to a charity of your choice as well, if you don't want the extra cash for (more) makeup hehehe.

liquoredonlacquer said...

yep! :-)

Misha's Beauty Lounge said...

of course! but no lipgloss or lipsticks. i think it's kinda gross lol. it's really nice that you're thinking of just giving it away :)

birminghamlady said...

i say yes too! i'd do the same if i had loads of stuff :-S

Emilka said...

great idea :p

camgaga said...

yes, i agree with that..

Kimberly Marquez said...

Definitely! I don't have an issue with it!

Leslie said...

Yes! I wouldn't mind at all. It would be a good opportunity to try some new brands and prodcuts I don't have.

Melissa the Dilettante said...

Definitely! It would be cool to do a blog sale but donate the money to charity!

Marie a la Mode said...

I shared makeup with a friend once and got a really bad rash but that's because I used the same applicator. I'd buy pre-owned foundation and nail polish but I'd stay away from eye shadow and mascara for sure!

Madiha said...

definitely yes! ;)

Rentu said...

thats a very good thought, i also do it at times, though m very possesive abt my stuff even if i dont use it at all, kind of wierd

hellokittysocks said...

omgosh yes. since I really don't have money to splurge on makeup and some people don't I think it's a very good and nice idea. c:

Billi said...

Definitely yes :)

Dee said...

Ha, I've been thinking the same thing. I was going through all my mineral and loose eyeshadows that I NEVER use, and thinking how they were going to waste and I'd love to give them to people who would use them, but I was worried they might think that was gross, lol.

dreamer said...

I'd say yes, if the stuff are hygienic. I gave away some of my stuff too, but I wouldnt give away used lipgloss or stuff like that :)

Sarah Mar'atul Azizah said...

yes, yes !! ;)

iamchibee said...

Yes yes! Definitely. Throwing them would be a waste if they're not even expired yet. :)

Madlen said...

of course.we would love that.it's nice that you thought of us.

Ayu~Emma said...

that would b a gr8 idea.. I would love to own those makeups cz they are not easy to find in my country..
^^

Alexa said...

That's a very good ideea. I'm interested.

iryn said...

yes please! :)

Mandy said...

i think it is a good idea. i do this too like giveaway things i don't like or don't use.
I think as long as people disinfect makeup they can be used again :D

bioana said...

i would like to,wonder if this will be international

Lolaa said...

Seeing all these answers above, do I really need to add my own yes? :)
This kind of giveaway thing not only looks like Christmas, but it allows you to test products you may never have tested, especially if they come from abroad ;)
Thank you, only for the thought of it!

bondarica said...

i would say yes..:)
is a great opportunity for us to win some products and for u to put your make up in some order...

va said...

Hi Joy ,

I dealt with the same issue when I wanted to get rid of my makeup so I gave it away on craigslist for whomever wanted it or you can do it this way . A lot of people love it and would go for it and then they can sanitize with alcohol or do whatever they want with it .

good idea , i would say

Schumitza said...

that would be a great idea as long as they are things that can be sanitized or are not that likely to carry germs from one person to another. so no used lipglosses, liquid concealers, lipsstick, etc

R. said...
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R. said...

It's such a good idea!

Why waste if someone can give it some use? :)

xoxo,
R.

Sherrie said...

Very good idea :)x

Anitacska said...

Definitely yes! I sent a box of gently used make up (as long as it's powder or without applicator like lipgloss and mascara, it's fine) to Caroline at Give and Make Up (http://www.giveandmakeup.com/) who's been collecting for Refuge, a charity supporting women and children who have been victims of domestic violence and had to go to shelters, often without any hygene essentials (incl. cosmetics). Also, I sometimes buy used cosmetics from blog sales or eBay, as long as they're in clean good condition, I don't mind.

Ezzy said...

yes!! as long as the items are in good hygienic condition. then why not?

Rachel said...

Good idea! I always give my unwanted make up to my mum!

Bibi said...

I'd say sure! If they are clean and if there's still a big amount of product left, it would be a great deal, both for you, who's not using it anymore, and for the person receiving it ^^

Tormentilla28 said...

It is a very good idea... ;)
xoxo

Becky said...

I don't mind to use pre-owned make-up. I have some products that I've used just once and I don't like them, so I have them at home, but someone may like them and want to use them, so it's a great idea

MissA* said...

I've never had any pre-owned makeup but I do give mine away to my sister :)

SkellyBones said...

Definitely a yes :D
I give away makeup somtimes and I love the surprised but happy expression people have when you give it them them. I got some concealer from Sleek and it was waaaay too dark a shade when I tried it, so I simply gave it to my friend, and it matched perfectly :D xxx

daisychain said...

I say yes, most makeup can be sanitized and it's no different then to getting a makeover from a beauty counter!

Lavender hearts said...

I think this is a great idea!

FRJZARA said...

YES, YES, YES!!!!
Happy New Year!!!

Patricia Guerreiro said...

YESSSSSSSSS !

morphine said...

great idea actually,you should start taking photos:D

Silverstargirl said...

Great Idea.
I would say YES

Hebridean Sprite said...

I think it applies only for certain items, powders and eyeshadows and blushes yes, pencil items yes but lipsticks lipglosses mascara, gel/liquiid eye liners not so much as you can't really clean them. Just my thoughts on the matter.

ank_eliza_01 said...

why not? that would be awsome for me:D

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I'd say yes!! :) Except for lipgloss and mascara maybe, because you can't sanitize those :)

xxx

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sugarbumpkin said...

I often give away things that I don't use to friends or family who ask me about makeup stuff. If you have a lot of things you don't use, you could hold a blog sale. I know it seems like you're willing to give items away, but with a blog sale you can use the money either for future purchases for your blog, or to give to a local charity.

Sagavica said...

I'd say a big YES (:
It's a great idea ^-^

Samantha said...

Depending on what it is and how used, yes. Like,I wouldn't want preowned cream foundation thats half gone with finger dips all over the place it it. LOL

Discombobulatedd said...

This is a great idea :)

xx

Ayari/Fifi said...

yes yes yes lol

Snooglerat said...

Yes absolutely. Don't throw it away! That would be so sad! :(

Mira said...

Yes..give that to me!

Merel said...

Great idea! Throwing it away would be a waste I think!

Xx

kimchigirl111 said...

UH HUH! Many of the products are UK/CANADA/US companies so when they're brought to Asia, they cost A LOT. So it would be really really cool to try them out first before I decide to buy them (if i ever do)

:DD

Saffi said...

A great idea :D
No point in wasting things that are perfectly useful :D
besides its easy to just give things a quick disinfect and use :)

snow0016 said...

yes!
I wouldn't mind at all that they are pre-owned as long as they are well taken care of! :)