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I can’t think of anything. I just imagine the product would be lonely and that I lack the capacity to have only committed to one item for a category. The best I could think of would be hair dye or something like that, which I may have a box or two of around here, but since I don’t dye my hair, I usually set those aside to donate from the get-go.

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I only have one powder: Maybelline Dream Matte. It’s all I need; it does what exactly what I need a powder to do, and I can get it cheap on sale.

Right now, it’s mascara for me. I hoard everything else, but I love my Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash, and nothing else compares!

Generally speaking, I usually only have ones of base makeup – primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder – I usually only have multiples when I’m close to running out and buy a backup or if for some reason I bought a real dud and buy something to use in its place/it doesn’t make friends with my skin. I also usually just have one mascara because I only use one at a time – I understand why some people might have several – for layering purposes or for review or what-have-you, but I guess I’m fortunate in the sense that I can usually use just one and get good results, so it’s wasteful to me to have several tubes open at once (in the event that I have several, like if I buy a lash-stash) because I’d have to throw them all out in 3 months rather than throw just one out – hope that made sense πŸ˜›

Only two things come to mind: only one eyelash primer and one eyelash curler. I never use any of them, hence they have no companions :).

I only have one highlighter, I just don’t see the need for more than one. If I were a makeup artist yes I would need more than one for different skin tones/types.

At first I couldn’t think of anything, but then I realized I only have one pressed powder compact. I have two powder foundations, but only one translucent powder (Guerlain Meteorites compact). Everything else I have at least two versions of or more.

Same here! Guerlain Meteorites compact is my absolute favorite translucent powder, so I’ve stopped buying other powders & given away / sold all of my other translucent powders.

I definitely have two+ versions of everything else.

I found the Guerlain Meteorites compact, and it is now my Holy Grail! I ordered two backups because I’m scared to death they’ll discontinue it. I have it in the lightest, 01, and it’s perfect for me. It brings back my porcelain doll complexion that I had in my 20s. Just gorgeous!

Facial moisturizer. Estee Lauder’s VΓ©ritΓ© Moisture Relief Cream for super sensitive skin is the only thing that works for me, so I do not stray.

I only have one concealer (mac studio finish)… it’s all I need and it’s a never ending product, I’ve probably had it for three years and am not even close to finishing it… I also have only one brow gel (Senna Golden Brown).

Only one top coat: Seche Vite. It’s changed the way I do my nails. Although I’ve been coveting a matte finish top coat, so this might change soon!

I only have one contour color. Burberry Earthy Blush is my perfect cheek contour so I just stopped at that. I also only have one opaque lipstick: Guerlain Garconne. I’m not much for lipsticks so I just have one good opaque red and the rest of my lip products are in the balm or gloss categories.

A few things –

-At any given point, I *usually* only have one foundation on hand. Currently, I have two, but I only use the Maybelline because the Covergirl is thicker coverage than I need. (I’d have given it away a long time ago, but nobody I know is as pale as I am. πŸ™‚ Shoved somewhere in a drawer is a powder foundation I tried and disliked, which I should really get around to tossing.

-The only tinted moisturizer I own is Sephora brand.

-Too Faced Absolutely Invisible pressed powder is by it’s lonesome in my drawer. πŸ™‚

-I only have one little kit I use for my brows, which is e.l.f. I’ll probably replace it with a different brand when I’m finished with it, though, because I feel vaguely guilting having their products lying around when I visit your site. >_>

And while I am a moisturizer slut that will use anything one hand, I will say my mother is a brand devotee of Clinique. She refuses to use any other product for her sensitive skin, claiming that everything else she has tried broke her out.

Mmmh… Foundation, I have one for winter and one for summer (for shades reason), does it count? Then I have only one tinted moisturizer, one eyelash curler, and one eyebrow pencil (that I never use…). Oh and one brow set, from mac, that I do sometimes use. And if I can consider contour powder as a separate category from bronzer (they’re actually quite different) I only have one of it.

I only have one eyebrow gel, one pencil sharpener and one daily moisturizer. They all work perfectly, so I don’t need to find any companions.

Hmm, lash curler, face primer, cream shadow, brow pencil, gel liner, liquid liner, retractable pencil eyeliner, foundation, bb cream(I normally use tinted moisturizer, hence only one foundation and one by cream), powder compact, powder foundation, base coat, top coat, and toner.

For me, it would be brow powder, powder brush, body brush, concealer setting powder. I think I only have one full-sized foundation, too (the rest are all sample jars).

But strictly speaking, don’t you only have one brow powder as well? πŸ˜‰ (I know it’s technically eyeshadow, but still)

I only have one eyelash curler at the moment. I don’t actually know why I own one because although I curl my lashes all the time, it seems somewhat pointless as they just stick straight out after about an hour anyway. Any recommendations??

I love my heated lash curler. The trick that Robert Jones taught is that you use your regular curler, then use your mascara, and THEN use the heated one. Works like a CHARM.

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