Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson just cleared out $1 million dollars worth of makeup

11 March 2019, 11:55 | Updated: 12 March 2019, 09:35

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Picture: YouTube: Jeffree Star
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

How much makeup do you think Jeffree Star has? Wrong, it's more than that.

Jeffree Star has recruited his friend and upcoming video collaborator Shane Dawson for a hell of a task - getting rid of $1,000,000 worth of expired makeup.

Yep, Jeffree throws away more makeup than most people own in a lifetime. It's a highly relatable situation. Shane and Jeffree don a couple of hazmat suits to tackle the mountain of beauty products, as they attempt to rid Jeffree's mansion once and for all of the cursed, out-of-date Sephora palettes and the like.

"In today's video... I have a confession: I am a hoarder." Jeffree says at the start of the video. "I hoard makeup, I get sent a lot of makeup, I buy a lot of makeup... it is a complete zoo in this house and I'm a little scared. So today I texted one of my dear friends, Shane Dawson... and said Shane, please come over, help me get rid of all this shit."

Shane and Jeffree then get to work, trawling through the mountains of makeup boxes, trying to clear some space.

"So how much of this is expired?" Shane asks. Jeffree explains that makeup products have something called 'a period after opening' - this is the window in which you can use the product, after you have broken the seal on the packaging. There is a little jar symbol on all of the makeup which contains the number of months of the period after opening for that particular product.

Jeffree got rid of the expired products, but he said he would donate the non-expired items to charities. Nice guy!

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This product has a window of 24 months. Picture: YouTube: Jeffree Star

Jeffree says that after that period, the makeup won't be in ideal condition to be used. The lads then start to clean things out properly in the only way you can in a situation like this: in a montage.

Even after their best efforts, there still seems to be a lot of cleaning to do. "What are you going to do?" Shane asks. Jeffree replies that he's "going to spend the next few days organising and cleaning."

Yep, even after their best efforts, the makeup pile is still formidable - and this is only made worse by the fact that Jeffree gets a UPS delivery of new makeup products from PRs, while he's clearing out the old makeup.

Fans loved the team up.

We highly doubt we'll ever end up in a situation like this, but if we do, I guess this video is a pretty good guide for how to handle things.