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Don’t wear them & when they expire it’s really bad and fast. With all the double-dipping and using the same applicator repeatedly, it’s no wonder. You can’t sanitize them as easily as lipstick (dipping into alcohol). I only have two glosses which one is clear.

And Mascara.

I only like to have one foundation, concealer, and setting powder and I prefer to only have a few mascaras 2-3 since they dry up quickly and it’s not really like there’s much variety.

Mascara for sure, I do buy back ups but I keep them closed and never more than two and thats only if its on sale. I only seem to be able to use Estee Lauder’s mascaras anyway, im alergic to the all the others i have tried.

Foundation and powder too, My skin doesn’t change color so i see no point in owning more than one.

Concelear i also have one only and a backup because i thought i was running out but now i don’t seem to be….it’s a tricky package hahahaa i can never know if i have enough left or not.

Also have only one eye primer I don’t see a reason to have more.

Basically anything liquid or cream, I guess. I usually have only one or two mascaras on hand. I try not to have too many foundations even though I like testing new ones, so sometimes I want to buy more than necessary. I won’t ever buy more than one of the same color in an eyeliner. Like, I won’t ever have two black gel liners or two black pencils. I don’t buy a lot of lipgloss…mostly because I’m not as big of a fan of it now. Oh, and I won’t own like 10 eye lash curlers, lol. I tend to trim my stash of things like that down for a couple reasons: 1. Liquid and creams actually do go bad at some point. 2. I don’t see the point in having like 10 of something if they really all do the same thing for myself.

What do I love having in excess? Eyeshadows, blushes, lashes, highlighters, and brushes!

Basically, liquid/creams, or things like face powders, boring stuff (haha), I try to keep to a minimum.

I don’t like having many different contour shades. I feel like having one – that looks brilliant with my skin tone – is all i need.

Foundation and concealer! Unless the color is completely wrong for me (in which case it gets either returned or thrown out), I keep them and use them until they’re gone. I’m also very pale and live in Oregon lol, so my skin does not change in the winter or summer. I burn very easily and have moles so not a good combo for a tan!
Mascara I love stock-piling when there’s a sale, but I do not have more than one open at a time, and that one usually lasts me 3-4 months until it dries out and I toss it 🙂

Actually almost every component or category of makeup is comprised of one or two products, whether it’s liquid foundation, concealer, powder, brow-filler, or contour. I prefer it that way because I’m always searching for that HG product that satisfies me 100%. I just not okay with owning say ten foundations because to me, that means that none of them are clear favorites. For some reason, I’m compelled to only owning the best. It seems I’m always sampling foundations; even the two that I own in full-size don’t get my full attention.

Luckily, foundations are easy and free to sample! If I had a mascara addiction…. well there’s no way to sample those without buying the full size product. My bank account would be taking major hits if that were the case. 🙁

I currently own a bunch of mini mascara samples (thanks to a Sephora gift set), but I try to only have 2-3 mascaras open at a time – I don’t want them to go bad, and they don’t last very long!

I second mascara. Maybelline Stiletto is my go-to mascara for a bold lash, while the ones from Volume Express collection are the one I use for a gentler look.

I also tend to be fairly consistent with the blushes I use – I only have about one or two powder shades that I use in rotation at home, and all of my purse/travel bags have Maybelline cream blushes in rose or plum as a back up for quick fixes.

Lastly, while I haven’t quite found my HG foundation yet, I will generally try to finish what I have before trying another one. The only reason I even have three on hand right now is due to early experimentation as to what kind I wanted to use.

Christine, I agree with you about mascara. I have so many samples, that I won’t have to buy any for a long time and I make it a point to hurry by the displays or else I get sucked in by all the new products!!

Eyeliner – I don’t wear it much.

Highlighters – I have to be in the right mood to apply it for a certain look or I might wear it for something special.

Cream/gel products (except lippies) – I have a love/hate relationship with cream/gel products. I’m always in fear they will dry out before I get a chance to use them up.

I usually have only 1-2 mascaras because they try out too fast. I only have one black and one brown. I also don’T have many foundations and concealers because when I find the right one I stick to them.

I don’t accumulate a lot of foundation. I’ll test out new ones when I go into a counter, but I only keep 1 or 2 foundations on hand at any given time and recently that’s been a BB Cream (Holika Holika) and a medium to full liquid foundation.

Mascara and foundation. These expire, mascaras quite quickly so its a bit of a waste to have many open at the same time. With foundation I like having three shades, and a tinted moisturiser but thats about it, these also expire and as the pricetag can be quite steep, especially on high end ones, it really just seems a waste to keep 15 in a droor. But that is just my personal opinion! 🙂 x

I love blush and I own more than one, but it seems silly to me to have a lot of them, since it’s subtle.

Lipgloss. I don’t wear it often and it’s harder to see the difference between several shades. I own quite some glosses with different colors and finishes but I don’t need more of the same color. I keep buying lipsticks that are slightly different, but I don’t need that with lipgloss.

I definitely agree on the whole mascara thing. Also skin care, moisturizers and face washes mostly. So long as it isn’t hurting my skin if all they do are the very basics and they fail with other claims I’d rather use it than chuck it out or have it sit being useless.

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