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I feel the same way! I get lonely being the only one of my friends who is seriously into makeup. I know a few people who are into having a very defined “look” but that’s not really the same.

There is aBsolutely no one into makeup as much as I am, in my friends and family. Not even close. So I feel very very odd sometimes:(

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When it comes to real life, absolutely. None of my friends are that into makeup! But luckily most of my online friends are and we give each other recommendations and share our new hauls and such. It’s nice having others that understand how much fun using and collecting makeup can be!

Oh yes. XD I read makeup blogs regularly, so even if I haven’t actually tried the product, I can start listing recommendations to brands my friends can care to name.

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In real life, yes. My family and friends would probably think I’m completely insane spending the amount of money I do on makeup…

Yes!

But I definitely have people I can talk to about it. My sister is always happy to get more Urban Decay for gifts, and I bought her two red eyeshadows for Christmas, because she was on a quest for a good one.

Good grief YES!
A thousand times YES!
Or maybe I should say thousands of dollars YES!
I think I’m ready for Makeupaholics Anonymous!

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Nope, I’m “it”. I have 2 friends who love makeup but in that “normal” way that I used to, before discovering youtube and Temptalia.com. I think those 2 sources of information just took hold of something that was already in me and allowed it to sort of “flourish”.

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That would be a resounding YES lol! The only other person I can think of who may be as much of an enthusiast as I am, is a friend of mine who is actually a makeup artist (she manages a Smashbox counter), and I think I probably know more about makeup overall than even she does. I’d love to meet someone in PERSON who is as mad about it as I am!!

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Oy, I can’t think of a single person around me. I have an aunt I am particularly close to who loves makeup and a friend who shares my enthusiasm, but neither are as dedicated as I am to reading, researching and trying new products or experimenting with different looks.

Yes, hands down. And since I don’t know many others I have a tendency to frequent beauty blogs so I can be with kindred spirits!

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Hi Chrisitine! I see more colorful swatches with a mug shot! 😀 Yes, I am, and I actually have have a problem which has been called out for my “unnecessary” needs. I could be enthusiastic about crack, but I love COLORS! Something about makeup makes me inspired! So, what’s wrong with that? Being a hoarder is just a nasty side affect. 😉 <3 co Happy Day! 🙂

Yes but I’m slowly getting my friends into makeup too so now I have people to talk about makeup to which is nice :3

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Definitely. It really became clear to me on Easter weekend when my good friend and my sister started asking me beauty advice and questions (they liked the eyeshadow look I had going that day :)). It was a really cool feeling. I’ve been self-conscious in a way, because I’ve never been a girly-girl, and I still don’t consider myself as such. I didn’t want people in my life to think I’m lesser or something for liking makeup and beauty products. I do feel there is a stigma attached to women who like makeup, which really is unfair and sexist. People need to realize we’re NOT fake nor flaky just because we enjoy the artform of makeup.

Long rant.. sorry lol. But yes, I think I am the biggest beauty enthusiast in my circle, and becoming proud of it :). That’s largely thanks to you, Christine. You’ve really opened up my eyes on which products are good, how to use products, etc. So thank you 🙂
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I don’t look like a make-up addict on a regular basis (I do good to make it to work with mascara on, honestly) so my friend who always wears glamorous lipstick *looks* more into makeup than I am… but I am the one who is much nerdier about obsessively researching the best products. And then for special occasions my stash comes out and the true extent of my makeup collection is revealed 🙂

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I’m known as somewhat of a beauty guru in my personal group of friends. There are some who have an interest in makeup, but they mostly turn to me for advice rather than share a mutual passion.

It scares me sometimes that I know more about makeup, brands, etc than my cosmetologist friends. I think I even have a much bigger collection than any of my friends who do makeup for a living! I barely even wear that much makeup on a daily basis so I think it catches them off guard to learn that about me 😀

Yes yes yes yes. Even amongst enthusiasts, I’m persistent and enduring. If I hadn’t made some major moves in the last 20 years, I bet my stash would rival Temptalia’s lol.

The good thing is, my stash is like a community fall back. I’ve had former co-workers, and even my sister’s FORMER co-workers, get in touch when they need makeup advice for a major event or last minute fixes….

Unfortunately, yes.

Even when I meet beauty advisors in store, they do not seems at excited (or even knowledgeable!) about the products as I am. :/

The funniest part is that if I compare my makeup collection to my friends’, I’m always the one who has the smallest collection! And yet, I’m more passionate about it than they are. I just don’t understand! I guess it’s just my obsessive compulsive nature that makes me watch all the Youtube makeup tutorials and read all the blog reviews and swatches on every possible products…

My best friend and I are pretty equal. We message each other about new releases (especially UD palettes) and can spend forever in Sephora. She’s a fantastic makeup artist too. My mom has always been a beauty enthusiast too, she enjoys Lancôme, Guerlain and YSL and I’ve gotten her into the UD Naked 1 palette. But out of everyone I know, I think I have the most product by far!

now that I think about it… Sadly.. I wish I know more people personally, who are into beauty/skincare as much as I do… so I wouldn’t feel weird about it! and of course a sephora buddy would be nice..

totally. That’s why I like subscribing to this blog so I can learn stuff and so I can find other people who can relate!

No I’m not by far. My daughter and a few of my coworkers are very Big Beauty enthusiast. They all have a great understanding of what looks great on them. They are not afraid to try new things or should I say different way of doing things. It seems to me they have this natural understanding of makeup. I’m a very very late bloomer. I’m just starting to understand makeup and am trying to find my zone with it all

Sadly, yes. Wish I could share my passion with my friends but they are just not into it like me. They are grateful for tips and my overflow!

I’m definitely the most beauty..nails..food obsessed out of all my friends..being a professional chef & beautyGrammer is My life :)…I love You site. I’ve followed your site from day 1 & always consult & trust Your opinion & reviews❤️

Me definitely Me…I’m Beauty..food & nails 24/7. Being a full time professional Chef & BeautyGrammer is My life. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve followed Your site since day 1. I respect Your opinion & always consult Your review before a beauty purchase. Thank You for all Your hard work & consistency ❤️

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i’m new to the scene and just now realizing that none of my friends are nearly as excited about too faced’s melted line. :/

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I have to say I am. It seems like I have more cosmetics than I could use in my lifetime, but I am trying. I can’t take it with me. I also have it cataloged, for the seasons as well as special occasions, and makeup that I use to do free lance makeup art. The moment I realized that I was totally makeup obsessed person was during a trip to Sephora with my mom. I always took my mom to Sephora because she understood my obsession. A sales assistant approached my mom and asked mom if she needed help, and my wonderfully snarky mom replied, “No, I don’t think so. My daughter is with me, and I believe she has at least one of every product in your store”. I miss my mom. I will never forget that day, and I didn’t even have the decency to be embarrassed.

Passionate about beauty in general I’m not alone since there are hairdressers in the family but no one more passionate about makeup than me.

Yes, I am, but my daughter will eventually carry my crown. We are currently crushing on Chanel’s summer polishes and shadows. We eagerly await the Glossybox and Birchboxes each month. She even gives me advice about applications and gives me her honest, unbiased opinions from time to time.

Absolutely yes.
I was so happy the other day when I found an empty MAC counter and could spend half an hour talking make up there.
My irl friends might own one eyeshadow and an old mascara. They don’t use any makeup daily and hardly any when they go to parties.

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Oh yes….! None of my family or friends are much into makeup and no one gets as excited as I do for a new lipstick or eyeshadow. For them it’s “just” a new product and for me it’s like Christmas came early 😀 !

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