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I definitely am! A lot of my friends are me for advice about colour or for wedding looks and I don’t mind it at all…it’s fun! (And cheap for them, since I don’t charge friends <3)

I only have two friends who are even remotely into make-up. One of them is the eyeliner only sort (shewas horrified when she saw my eyelash curler, haha!), the other pretty much only makes a big effort to go out. The rest are either guys or tomboys!

Hahaha, oh I’m definitely the ‘Barbie doll’ within my group of friends! They always ask me for advice though, or to accompany them when they go shopping for beauty products.

no, i am pretty much the only one. i do know some people who really like make up but aren’t exactly my friends, just some people i get to be with every now and then. fortunatly we get to talk about it then, otherwise i only talk to my boyfriend about makeup (poor thing). but being the only one, i often feel displaced from my group of friends.

My Best friend doesn’t wear makeup, only on super special occasions. None of my friends actual wear makeup. I wear makeup for fun mostly, to feel more dressed up too, but I also have exzema, and bb creams cover the redness nicely.

I’m definitely the most obsessed. But I have a cousin who is pretty close and always buys loads of products. When I went to school in NYC, overall I found the makeup/beauty scene to be fairly non-existent with the average person. I was the only one of my friends/roommates who wore makeup on a regular basis and took care of my hair, skin, & nails.

Same here, im the one most addicted or knowledgeable about it out of all my friends. They mostly just buy drugstore stuff and use the bare minimum. Ive never seen them go crazy with eyeshadow looks or blushes etc.

You know what? It seems as if beauty addicts are just about the only ones in their circle of family and friends! I don’t know any other person in my life who is obsessed with makeup like I am. Anyone else I know through blogging say just about the same thing!

Only as far as seeking out my recommendations for colors and products. Most tend to wear the same look from season to season.

My best friend love’s makeup but I feel that I enjoy the very sight of it more than she does. She doesn’t get as excited as me when we walk into Sephora. Lol. 🙂

Actually, yes. My best friend is definitely sucked into the youtube scene, and a couple of my university friends toe that line between normal interest and obsession haha.

Yep, same here! I’m the one and only beauty junkie in my circle of friends. I’m in my own league even, as most of my friends probably own maybe 5 makeup products max!

None of my friends really wear much makeup. I have one that is obsessed with lip gloss but that’s it. So everyone comes to me for advice and tips. They also like to just look at my collection in amazement. it’s kind of fun but I would love to have a friend close by that loves makeup as much as I do.

No they are not. I have like a whole cupboard of beauty items. Plus a few make up bags that are filled with various stuff. Also in every bag I have there is also at least one lipstick (just in case).

My friends dont even come close. Actually they all think I have a bit of a beauty addiction, and what can I say they’re right. No one ever has a problem though wanting to borrow my stuff.

The friends that aren’t as into it are smart. Let’s face it, it is a total waste of money. We could be putting that money into other things.

How can you say that? If you enjoy something, it is not a waste of money! Makeup and skincare can be a hobby or a business — but it also is something that can make you feel confident about yourself, give you enjoyment (I love reading blogs and watching videos), and help you take care of yourself better. If you think it’s a waste of money for you, then that’s fine, but for those who enjoy it, it’s far from a waste of money.

I second that, very very very heartily!! It helps us to become the best version of ourselves, NOT a different version as some people would argue. It really truly helps with the whole confidence game to when we are looking the best we can both inside and out!

It *can* be a waste of money, especially if you buy things just for the thrill of getting them, and then you end up using them very little, because they just don’t suit you. GUILTY!)
Most of the time, though, I think it’s worth it, because of the pyschological benefits. The few women I know who never wear *any* makeup have “given up” on their appearance, and I think it shows.

Totally agree. I know I have way more than I could possibly use, and I shouldn’t buy any more, but I just. Can’t. Stop!

Dear Makeuptray –

The fact that you are reading and responding to a makeup blog indicates that you love or seriously like makeup. Anything in this world that brings you joy without harming others is not a waste. I am 49 and recovering from a heart attack I had on Halloween (athlete, fit, rotten family history). Trust me, money isn’t everything and you can’t take it with you. I’m back to work now and wearing my makeup every morning. It is a mood booster and I forgot how fun makeup can be. Smart women wear makeup. Now get out there, wear your makeup, and enjoy it!

Thank you so much Christine! Your blog is amazing and I’m so glad I found it during my recovery period. You have definitely contributed to my new glamour girl status (lol).

No, definitely not. At least not on the surface. I’m always surprised though that once I start talking about makeup, they usually are interested, just not as obsessed. Plus, in the last six months with starting my blog, I’ve connected with a lot of lovely bloggers and beauty addicts who share my obsession, so that’s been really cool

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