I've been working on simplifying my beauty stash for a couple of years now. The issue for me was never figuring out how to get by with less products since I don't wear much make-up anyway, it was finding natural based products that didn't suck. A lot of them do suck, so I'd keep buying different brands trying to find good stuff and after a few months I'd have a drawer full of natural products that I hated. It took me a long time to get here, to this point where I can stop searching for new stuff.
Just four items & two brushes. I've tried nearly every "natural" brand there is and these two brands are my favorites. Alima Pure is a must try if you want to switch to natural mineral cosmetics. They sell samples that are huge and last forever. And they have a container recycling program. And they send organic chocolate with each order. Honeybee has non-toxic polish that doesn't suck and stays on my toes. That was hard to find!
I'm still having trouble with natural lip balm though. Still haven't found my ultimate one. Suggestions welcome!
And you? What is in your beauty stash?