I used to be one of those girls that had a makeup and beauty collection that mimicked one of a cosmetic store. I had more nail polish, pallets, brushes, trial-sized products and makeup bags to last a lifetime. But makeup all has a shelf life so there is literally no reason to save and stock up so much product especially since I tend to not wear a lot of makeup on the typical day. I have a simple and basic makeup routine for everyday but I do love to play with makeup and go much heavier for special occasions such as weddings and date nights with the hubby (which do not come often enough).
I have gone through my collection and recycled or given away so much stuff and tried to pare down to mostly essentials with a few special products. I still have some more purging to do, I still have nail polish colors that never get used.
Here is my current makeup storage.