Wednesday, January 12, 2022

My 2022 Makeup Collection & Inventory!

I've been taking inventory of my makeup collection for the past couple of years - I really wanted to actually see how much makeup I own, but also to track if I'm using things up and how that counteracts the new product that I'm bringing in to my collection! 

I absolutely love looking at other people's makeup collection and thought I should combine a look at my collection while inventorying it all! I will say that my collection is spread out in a room (sorry guests, no room for you here - it's full of makeup) and it does help me use everything because I'm very visual, so I like to have it all displayed to remind myself to use everything! 

My 2022 Makeup Collection & Inventory!
Some products pictured were received as PR samples

While going through my inventory, I am including back up and samples in the counts as well! This also is only makeup (no skincare or nails - my skincare would be crazy to count!)

Primers = 4 (was 19) ~ This was one of my biggest categories the past couple of years, but I've really managed to work my way through some older primers as well as used up some samples I've had. I haven't purchased a primer in probably 2 years so now it's totally reasonable! 

Foundations, BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers = 9 (was 8) ~ This is a pretty reasonable amount of face products - I had been trying to use another one up in project pan, but I didn't finish it, so I'm hoping to go through a few this year as there is a few new ones that I'd like to try soon! 

Concealers = 5 (was 6) ~ I haven't picked up many new concealers lately, so this is basically the same as last year. I'm pretty good at keeping my concealer category at a really manageable size, but I'm not loving the one I'm using right now, so I need to pick up another one soon. 

Setting and Finishing Powder =  3 (was 9) ~ I've not picked up new face powders lately as I've been trying to use up my old ones - I made some really good progress this year, so I can probably pick up another one soon!

My 2022 Makeup Collection & Inventory!

Bronzer = 3 (was 3) ~ I personally don't really pick up new bronzers, but I did use one up earlier in the year, and I added a mini one in my collection from the Sephora gift. I am really just not drawn to buying bronzers and only use a little bit daily, so it's not a highly consumed product in my collection! 

Blushes = 15 (was 13) ~ I think I have a pretty good range of blushes - lots of different shades and brands. I did pick up a few blushes, but I still think 15 is a reasonable number for lots of shades and formulas! 

Highlighters = 13 (was 17) ~ Highlighters used to be one of my most bought products - I have been trying to focus on shades that I like. I'm a total sucker for anything thats going to make me glow, but I know I have a lot in my collection, so I haven't needed anything new lately unless it's a new formula or shade! 

Brow Products = 8 (was 6) ~ I have been pretty consistently using up brow products over the past year, so I have added a few more this year! This is a category that I'm constantly using up, so around this number is reasonable for me. 

My 2022 Makeup Collection & Inventory!

Face Palettes = 9 (was 12) ~ I haven't broken these down for how many blushes, highlighters and bronzers are in here - they are all a little different! I love face palettes and there was some really pretty ones released last year - I am trying to reach for my face palettes more often because I tend not to, and I have a lot of really good ones right now! 

Setting Sprays = 3 (was 5) ~ So I picked up a crazy amount of setting sprays a couple of years ago and I've still been working my way through them - it a product that I use pretty consistently, so now it's a much more manageable size! 

Eye Primers = 3 (was 9) ~ This is another category that I've been working my way through - I had some samples and and smaller products to get through and now this is something that is much more under control! Eye primers actually take so long to go through, so I will still wait to add any more to my collection! 

Mascara = 4 (was 3) ~ I think it's categories like that that show how much more reasonable - lashes are the most important feature to me, so I'm only keeping mascaras around that I love now! I'm sure there will be a few more added this year as I love trying out mascaras and there are some formulas I wanted to try! 

My 2022 Makeup Collection & Inventory!

Pigments and Glitters = 27 (was 35) ~ I don't use these often, but I do have a lot of glitters in my collection! I have been making sure to use my glitters while shopping my stash this year as I do love them! 

Single Shadows = 55 (was 53) ~ This category contains singles that I have in a magnetic palette, single shadows in individual packaging, my super shock shadows, and all my liquid and cream shadows. I love my single shimmers shadows and eyeshadow is my most bought product, so of course these categories will be stacked! I love buying eyeshadows! 

Eyeshadow Palettes = 34 (was 53) ~ This was an area that I was really seriously wanted to get under control - I had so many palettes and I was not using them all. I did declutter some older palettes while trying only a few new ones this year! It is an area I'm always picking up new products in this category! 

Lashes = 5 pairs (was 5 pairs) ~ This is a manageable category, I'm pretty sure that these are the same 5 pairs of lashes I had last year, so I have a good variety of styles for when I want to wear lashes! 

My 2022 Makeup Collection & Inventory!

Lip Liners and Primers = 9 (was 9) ~ I really want to remember to reach for lip liners this year - this is a product that I always forget to reach for when I'm doing my makeup! I didn't pick up any new ones and didn't use anything up, so the category stayed the same!

Lip Products = 80 (was 118)  ~ This is quite the category of products - I have been really trying to reign in this on! I have so many and have managed to get through a few lip balms, but no one is getting through lip products while masking all the time! I still managed to pick up a few to add to my collection still though while decluttering older products! 

Eyeliners = 16 (was 16) ~ Another category that actually seems reasonable! Now that I've slowed down on the beauty subscriptions, I don't have a ton of these - I didn't really pick up any this year, and I really one go through one black liquid liner, the others are coloured pencils I use one in a while! 

Alright, so altogether I have about 305 products in my collection - down close to 100 products from the 399 I had at this time last year. I don't have any goals of where I'd like my collection to be, but it is nice to see that focusing on using products up is working and my collection is manageable. 

Are you trying to use up your product a little more this year too?


  1. I am trying to work through my brow products as I've given up trying to get through lip products because of the face masking. I've realized that I really only like two brow pencils (Dior and Benefit) so I've been trying to use up all of the other ones in my collection and just focus on keeping those two around!

    1. Yes, the Benefit one is amazing - definitely 2 of these ones are that brow pencil, and same as much as I love trying other things, there is certain areas I like to stick to what works the best and brows are one of those!