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Hi! My name is Samantha!

I am fueled by faith, blogging, and chocolate. I’m all about having authentic and intentional conversations, as well as offering advice where I can. I love talking all things blogging, beauty, and lifestyle. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will choose to subscribe and stay a while!


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Hey guys! Welcome back. Today I am here with a bonus post, just because I really wanted to talk about this. I wanted to share some makeup products that you don’t really need in your collection. Of course, it is up to you to really decide what products you buy and don’t buy, I wanted to share my thoughts. I get asked all the time about what products you really need and advice on what is worth the time and money. Because the truth is, most of us are just ordinary people. We don’t have the time or the budget to spend hundreds of dollars on makeup. So today I am going to share with you the makeup products that I don’t really think you need. If you don’t have the time or the money to spend on these products, it is okay to skip out on them. So here are those products.


I went a really long time not using primer at all. And most days I still don’t use it. I have bought many primers and still didn’t really see that much of an impact. For me the only thing it does is it creates a base between the skin and the foundation. But I put on moisturizer every morning, so I feel like that creates the base. Primer is just an added step. Of course, if you feel that primer works for you then you don’t need to ditch it. But if you are feeling that primer isn’t doing anything and is just taking time, money, and space then it’s okay to not purchase it anymore.


I use concealer everyday that I wear makeup. However, I also remember a time when I wasn’t wearing concealer and I was just fine. It all just depends on if you want that added step or not. I personally don’t mind it, but I do tend to go for more drugstore options if I do. Concealer isn’t really needed because you can bring the foundation up under your eyes and cover all the darkness. You can use a brightening powder to set it and create the brightening effect if you prefer that. But for a more day to day basis, concealer is not altogether necessary.

Lip Scrub.

I have bought a couple of lip scrubs in my life. And I have dry lips, so don’t get me wrong, I understand the need to remove the dead skin from my lips. However, I don’t need a lip scrub to do that. I wash my face (almost) every night, so I just take the damp wash cloth and go over my lips. It has the same effect, but it doesn’t cost me any money. So if you want to skip any product, the first one I would skip is this.

Individual eye shadows.

Unless you just happen to wear the same shades everyday or there is a specific shade you really love, having individual shades isn’t really necessary. You can just get one eyeshadow palette that has all the basics. The Jaclyn Hill Palette is a great one, for instance. It has all the neutral shades you can ask for with some fun pops of color. You don’t really need all those individual shadows.

Multiple eye shadow palettes.

I have accumulated quite the collection of eye shadow palettes over the years, and I will be the first to admit that it’s not worth it. All you really need is one, like the one mentioned above. Having all those eye shadow palettes takes space and money and it’s just not worth it.

Multiple powders.

Especially if you have dry skin, you don’t need a heavy amount of powders. Just find one or two powders that really work for you. I really prefer a pressed powder on a more everyday basis, but it just depends on what works for you. It’s okay to branch out and try new things, but if you don’t have the money and space for all of it, just know that it’s not really necessary.


And lastly, you don’t really need contour. It’s great and all if you have the extra time and want to make that extra step. However, it’s okay to not contour as well. Most of us probably don’t contour everyday, if ever. So it’s okay to not by the contour products and have them if you don’t see yourself ever really using them.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments what makeup products you tend to skip over. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!

3 comments on “Makeup Products You Don’t Really Need

  1. V says:

    I’ve been wearing makeup since I was fifteen and I’ve never used primer.

    Actually, that’s a lie – there was a hot minute when that Nivea Men’s shave balm was popular to be used for a primer – I tried that. It… it didn’t make my makeup last longer.

    I also don’t wear eyeshadow – so, I can agree with you there too!

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  2. tamecia1beautyhustler says:

    This post was very informative. I think I’m about to slow down, and get to know my products before I turn around and buy more. 🤦🏾‍♀️


  3. Miss Weirdo says:

    I’m one of those that went to full cosmetology school. Hair, skin, and nails. I am a product lover. Well, if something genuinely seems to be the new thing. I want to try it. I try things to see the effect of different ages, skin and hair types etc. Since primers are newer, I have tried most, even that Nivea men’s shave lol
    I like to try various products at different price points. The primers I tried, did nothing for me or made my pores more noticeable. Except one. The new NYX gel-type primer. I use it sparingly in just a few spots.

    I like definition, especially since I am not in my 20’s. So even on bare makeup days, I will contour a little. Maybe as you age, what you see as important will change.


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