5 Makeup Essentials You Shouldn’t Have in Duplicates

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When looking for a way to simplify your beauty routine, decluttering your makeup collection is always a good place to start. If you’re prone to buying more makeup products than you need, it’s time to change your ways – starting with never buying duplicates of these five popular makeup essentials.

Foundation & Concealer

Some makeup products, such as foundation and concealer, have a limited shelf life. Buying duplicates is unnecessary because you might end up throwing them away, and one product that matches your skin tone is quite enough.

Eyeshadow Palettes

There’s something truly irresistible about eyeshadow palettes, but don’t fall for their charm. As long as you have one palette with a wide range of versatile colors, you won’t need another.

Powdered Products

Just like eyeshadow palettes, setting powders, blushes, bronzers, and other powder products have a pretty long shelf life and you only need to replace them when you’re running low.


As long as you know how to apply your eyeliner properly, one is all you need. That applies to liquid liners above all else since they’ll dry out and become useless after a while.

Makeup Brushes

Every makeup enthusiast should have one good set of makeup brushes and only replace them with another once they’re no longer in good condition.