When was the last time you cleaned out your makeup collection?

If you’re like me and most other makeup lovers, you love buying new products and trying the latest trending look. So often some of our older purchases get relegated to the back of the drawer, unused and unloved.

Last night I was experimenting with some eye looks for Valentine’s Day.  I did the same things that we all do: used a variety of products, tried a few different looks and took a ton of pics until I got the right one. I made sure to properly remove my eye makeup, do my nightly skin routine, and went to bed feeling all good about myself!

A very soft pink shimmery #eyemakeupideas for #ValentinesDay #nakedpalette #sephora

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And then I wake up this morning with swollen, gunky red eyes! yuck (I’ll spare you from the images)!  I knew that my brushes had been clean, but when I went back and looked at the products I had used, it occurred to me that one of the eyeshadow palettes I used was pretty old! I loved the Sephora Fashion Bag palette when I bought it because it was a great travel set with a variety of looks, which also included matching blushes and glosses.

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Sephora Fashion Bag palette

Unfortunately I only used it a few times, so I thought I’d take one color from it! As painful as it is to see good makeup go into the trash, eye infections are never worth it so I’m definitely tossing this out! Oh well on the plus side, it means I have room to add another palette! 😛

Here’s a helpful table below to guide you when to throw out your old cosmetics:

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COLOURPOP – VALENTINE’S COLLECTION

Colourpop‘s CEO, Laura Nelson, may not be as well known to the brand’s fans as is someone like Jerod Blandino, from Too Faced, but it seems like she’s getting into the social media game as well. On her own Instagram account, she started “leaking” pictures of various products likely from their next collection launch. The first was of a set of pressed powder shadows in a variety of colors and finishes. Three days later came a picture of 3 individual Lippie Stix boxes and one large unknown box with the words “One Of a Kind”, which clearly were going to have something to do with Valentine’s. She also shared a picture of a box with a duo of pressed powder shadows.

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Guess what I snuck out on Friday @colourpopcosmetics ???? 💖💖

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From what we know till today, the collection consists of the following:

  • 5 duo pressed powder sets

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These are mini sets with 2 pressed powder eyeshadows each. Already people are drawing comparisons to the very similar ones from Kylie’s Valentine’s launch. So far we’ve only seen a picture of these 2 colors but it’s likely the others will also be in the pink, peach and silver/grey family (from the first Gram).

 

 

  • 3 new Lippie Stix

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The Lippies are milky nude shades shown in the picture below, in a new creme finish formula. Their existing formula is very good so it’s no doubt the new one will be equally good. However the colors are warm nudes that most makeup lovers would already own.

 

 

 

 

  • 1 all new foursome

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So far there aren’t any confirmed details but earlier today Laura showed a clip on Instagram of 4 pressed shadows so these may be the ones being included in the collection.

 

 

 

 

  • 2 Super Shadow shadows – One shadow appears to be matte and the other metallic, both in shades of red.

 

  • 1 mini Matte Liquid lip
  • 1 tie-dye highlighter

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This looks like a highlighter with both light and dark pink tones.

 

This collection will be available on 7th Feb at 10am PST on colourpop.com.


Update (02/06): The latest social media updates show the “One of a Kind” duo pressed-powder set seen earlier and an additional 4 sets called “Meant to be”, “Boyfriend Stealer”, “Two to Tango”, and “Apple of My Eye”.

There was also a first glimpse of the mini set with 5 liquid lipsticks in shades of pink and red.

The Duo sets will retail for $10 each and the mini set for $8.

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Photo credits: Instagram (ColourPopBossLady, Colourpop)

Too Faced – Skinnydip Collab

Last October, Jerrod Blandino, the founder of Too Faced Cosmetics, gave us a sneak peak on Instagram of their upcoming launch with London-based accessories company Skinnydip. The pic showed a cosmetics bag with icons of some their products, lots of cute hearts, bows and kisses, and of course Clover (Jerrod’s Chihuahua).

🐶🍑💖#sneakypeek #toofaced @skinnydiplondon #early2017

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We now know that this pouch will not be sold separately but will in fact be part of a set that also includes a full-size Better Than Sex Mascara, the best-selling Chocolate Bar Palette, deluxe size Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick in Honey and deluxe Love Flush Blush in Justify My Love.

This set will retail for $72 which seems very pricey but is a great value given that the Chocolate Palette and Mascara alone cost $72. This is limited-edition item and will only be available on TooFaced.com from Feb 6 – Feb 9, 2017 so you’ll have to step on it if you really want it. Overall it’s a great Valentine’s Gift.

Daily Deals – 02/02

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VALENTINE’S DEALS

ELIZABETH ARDEN
1) Spend +$35 online and get a Free 7-piece set worth $87. Code: LOVE.
2) Spend $55 and additionally get an Au de Parfum Trio. Code: BONUS.

ORIGINS – Spend $40 online and pick a complimentary 15ml moisturizer and 5ml eye cream (from choice of 3 different sets). Code: ZING, BRIGHT, YOUTH.

CLARISONIC – Valentine’s Day Special: Save $50 off $200, $35 off $150, and $20 off $100 (excludes the SMART Profile Uplift) with Free Shipping & Engraving. Online only. Code: SAVE.

LAURA GELLER – 25% off all kits online.

CHINESE NEW YEAR DEALS

MAC – Receive a free, luxe red envelope with any product you purchase from the M∙A∙C Chinese New Year collection. Ends 03/01.

REGULAR DEALS

PÜR – Free brush (value $22) with Bare It All foundation purchase. Code: PERFECTBRUSH.

SMASHBOX – 3 Free bestselling Minis (Mascara, Primer and Liquid Lipstick) with any $40 purchase online. Code: TOPHAVES. Ends 02/06.

STILA – Free deluxe Luxe lipstick in Beso with all orders +$30 online.

KAT VON D – Free Lock-It mini concealor creme with any powder purchase online (Alchemist Holographic Palette, Lock-It Brightening Powder, Lock-It Setting Powder or Lock-It Powder Foundation). Ends 02/03.

ELF COSMETICS – Free 4-piece set worth $10 with purchases of minimum $25 (with free shipping on all orders) online onlyCode: NIGHTOUT. Ends 02/06.

MILANI
1) Free gold brush holder gift with purchase of Milani Essential Brush Set.
2) Free leather cosmetics bag with purchase of the Lip Rehab Kit.

WET N WILD – Free mystery gift valued at $15 with any $15 purchase online. End 02/05.

LIME CRIME – Up to 75% off online on V-Day Shop.

HUDA BEAUTY – Get a 20% discovery discount on Eazy Lash lashes. Code: EAZY20.

REAL TECHNIQUES – End of Year Sale 50% of select holiday sets.

BELFIORE – Get a free 10-well empty palette with the purchase of 10 eyeshadows.

SCENTBIRD – Get 15% off monthly subscription no code required.

 

 

 

 

Daily Deals – 01/31

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VALENTINE’S DEALS

ELIZABETH ARDEN
1) Spend +$35 online and get a Free 7-piece set worth $87. Code: LOVE.
2) Spend $55 and additionally get an Au de Parfum Trio. Code: BONUS.

ORIGINS – Spend $40 online and pick a complimentary 15ml moisturizer and 5ml eye cream (from choice of 3 different sets). Code: ZING, BRIGHT, YOUTH.

CLARISONIC – Valentine’s Day Special: Save $50 off $200, $35 off $150, and $20 off $100 (excludes the SMART Profile Uplift) with Free Shipping & Engraving. Online only. Code: SAVE.

CHINESE NEW YEAR DEALS

MAC – Receive a free, luxe red envelope with any product you purchase from the M∙A∙C Chinese New Year collection. Ends 03/01.

REGULAR DEALS

BH COSMETICS – 20% off site-wide. Code: EXTRA20.Ends 01/31.

STILA – Free deluxe Luxe lipstick in Beso with all orders +$30 online.

KAT VON D – Free Lock-It mini concealor creme with any powder purchase online (Alchemist Holographic Palette, Lock-It Brightening Powder, Lock-It Setting Powder or Lock-It Powder Foundation). Ends 02/03.

ELF COSMETICS – Free 4-piece set worth $10 with purchases of minimum $25 (with free shipping on all orders) online onlyCode: NIGHTOUT. Ends 02/06.

MILANI
1) Free gold brush holder gift with purchase of Milani Essential Brush Set.
2) Free leather cosmetics bag with purchase of the Lip Rehab Kit.

WET N WILD – Free mystery gift valued at $15 with any $15 purchase online. End 02/05.

LIME CRIME – Up to 75% off online on V-Day Shop.

HUDA BEAUTY – Get a 20% discovery discount on Eazy Lash lashes. Code: EAZY20.

REAL TECHNIQUES – End of Year Sale 50% of select holiday sets.

BELFIORE – Get a free 10-well empty palette with the purchase of 10 eyeshadows.

SCENTBIRD – Get 15% off monthly subscription no code required.

 

 

 

 

COLOURPOP – ALEXIS REN COLLAB

#AlexisRenXColourPop dropping Feb 3 at 10 am pst featuring our newest blotted Lip & pressed highlighter/bronzer

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I LOVE Colourpop … who doesn’tAlexis Ren is a model with a whopping 7.7 million followers on Instagram, so this is a huge opportunity for Colourpop to expand its brand even further.

Coming to you Friday 2/3 10am PST #AlexisRenXColourPop Get ready! Featuring our first ever pressed powder highlighter & bronzer ✨

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The collection will consist of 6 items some of which will be completely new products:

1. Blotted Lip

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In line with the ongoing natural-look trend, Colourpop will be releasing an entirely new formula of lippies that will be similar to lip tints. The 3 shades will be Lexi (a red), Deja Vu (a rose), and Exotic (a poppy red). Each will retail for $5.

 

 

 

2. Topaz Palette

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Colourpop released it’s pressed powder eyeshadows earlier this year, and now they are taking the next step with a contour-highlighter palette in the same forumula. Currently they only have the Sculting Stix for contouring, and cheek powders in a creamy consistency. This will retail for $15.

 

 

 

3. Ultra Liquid Lipsticks

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Current fan favorites, the Ultra Matte lipstick will be available in an all new color called Little Weapon (a bright red), as will the Ultra Satin lipstick in color Bare Necessities  (a peachy pink). Both will retail for $6 each.

The collection will be exclusively available on colourpop.com on Feb 3, 2017.