Give your makeup bag an early 2021 spring clean makeover

My top five easy steps to put the spring back into your makeup bag!


Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!


We may be back in lockdown, but what better time to have a makeup bag refresh! Because like many people I speak to about what’s in my makeup bag, I’m as equally guilty about hanging onto old/unused/wrong products ‘just in case!’


Just in case what? In case the look of 1989 decides to make that much of a comeback? Hmm…here’s the part where, if I’m honest with myself, I’m never going to use that oh-so-trendy teal green mascara I wore on holiday in 2006…if I didn’t use it for last year’s Halloween makeup look (which I didn’t!) it really has to go.


(Plus, it’s ridiculously out of date. Yip, makeup goes off, believe it or not.)


If you read my blog ‘Three reasons to fall back in love with makeup during lockdown’, you’ll have seen me tell you to Marie Kondo everything (Marie is a tidying/organising expert.) That part remains true for this makeup bag makeover. Dig out everything you have. It’s actually soooo much fun! But also, important! Because this is where you start your makeup bag makeover.


So, here’s my top 5 easy steps for making over your makeup bag (and the reasons to do it!)


1) Get digging for buried treasure


Put the kettle on, grab a snack and dig out all your makeup goodies, spreading them out on the table/floor/dresser (lay a dark towel down to catch any pesky drips, spills or unwelcome puffs of powder.) It doesn’t matter if it’s two or two hundred things. Get it all out! This is treasure hunting at its best, you may just unearth some seriously good makeup you forgot you had! (Below is some of my personal kit, in case you're wondering where the rest of it is...)