Guilty of toting around practically your entire makeup collection in a cluttered makeup pouch that never leaves your side?  Who hasn't been?  A girl never knows when she might need that turquoise eyeliner right?  Wrong!  Now we love to have our favorite go-to color handy in our back pocket too, but there are definite ways to minimize the contents of your makeup bag for a more effective, more beautiful makeup regime.  And here's how.  Read below to learn a few makeup bag techniques that can help you de-clutter and reboot your pretty.

Don't supersize - Go for the travel size!  Mini deodorants, mini wipes, lotions, and pint size lip balms are just as effective and more inexpensive.  After you prep your look and head out the door, take the smaller version of your essential products with you as a better backup. Your favorite pocketbook shoulder will thank you! 

The 1:1 ratio - Think of your makeup bag as precious real estate.  There is only room for so much.  Choose one lip liner for one lipstick, one eyeliner for one mascara, one bronzer for one pressed powder, and so on. With this makeup math, you're more likely to switch out your shades more often, rotating your collection.  Don't you just love when you discover a shade you forgot you had?