Friday, January 20th, 2012

Choose or Lose


Do you ever feel like you have too much makeup?

  • Sometimes... (41%, 2,082 Votes)
  • Yes! (33%, 1,664 Votes)
  • Nah! (26%, 1,318 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,064

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47 thoughts on “Do you ever feel like you have too much makeup?

  1. Linda

    Yes!!! but i still keep buying lol, getting a little better though i never think i’ll break the habbit completely.

  2. Heather

    All of the above! I know I have more than I will ever use or need, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting MORE!

  3. Too much makeup on my face or on my vanity counter?

  4. Definitely! Lately I went through all my makeup and took out everything that I have rarely used in the past 3 months and ended up with more than 1/2 of my stash! I think I might be having a blog sale or something along those lines soon just to get rid of a lot of the products I don’t totally love for whatever reason.

  5. Chynna

    I feel like I have too much I don’t use. This year I’m really making a point of asking myself if I will really wear whatever product I’m considering buying and if it fills a gap or do I have 5 other things that do the same thing or look similar.

  6. Nicole

    Sometimes I feel like I have too much makeup, especially when I look at my collection and don’t know what I should wear. So I have to limit my hauls for 2012.

  7. Cara

    I mean, I definitely have more than the “average person” but not nearly as much as beauty gurus, bloggers, etc. Sometimes I will feel like I have too much, but then I look at beauty collection videos and my mind changes haha.

  8. emily

    I do – I’m in the mood to go to Sephora or even the drugstore and poke around and buy some new makeup today, but I really can’t justify it – there’s nothing I need and don’t already own.

  9. Erin Franzen

    Earlier this week I got a shipment from Ulta with 4 Color Tattoo pots. With the system of organization I had at the time, I couldn’t fit them. I had a mild anxiety attack as I pulled every single drawer trying to organize things differently until my friend drove me to the nearest 24-hour Walmart half an hour away and helped buy more storage. I wasn’t completely calmed again until everything was put away in an extremely organized manner.

  10. Sometimes I do, but I can’t help myself!
    “They tried to make me go to rehab and I said No, no, no…” ;)

  11. I like getting and trying new things, but sometimes I feel like I don’t use what I have enough…makeup isn’t cheap so when I spend $20+ on something and barely use it I feel a bit bad even though I like having it. Lately I’ve been rethinking my approach to makeup and trying to get high end things that are really great or LE instead of getting a lot of cheaper things, so that I can enjoy them more.

  12. Faye

    I don’t *feel* like I have too much makeup, I *know* I do. But is that going to stop me from acquiring more, if I really want it? Heck no. We all have our “thing,” and in my opinion, if you can afford it, are meeting your other financial obligations, are saving responsibly and giving charity, why not? You’re not hurting anyone.

    • denise

      I love this response! Where’s the ‘Love’ button when you need one? Haha. Totally agree with you here, Faye. Having just hauled a couple of Tarte’s palettes and a few items from Too Faced, I was feeling a little embarrassed when my co-workers (I got my package delivered at work) all gawked and questioned if I REALLY needed more makeup. I can afford to splurge on makeup. My bills are all paid on time. I’ve been saving responsibly and it’s not like I blow my entire pay on makeup every week. And I occasionally give to charity. So, I don’t see why it’s such a big deal what the size of my makeup collection is like. There’s people out there with a house for their shoe collections! Haha.

  13. Yazmin

    i feel like i have alot of a type of product compared to alot of makeup on a whole. like i have tons of lipsticks and blushes and eyeshadows, but not many eye liners or lipglosses, thats my next haul hopefully.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Esther Esther

    I know that I don’t own NEARLY as much makeup as some of the other readers, but I very rarely change up my makeup look, so I feel like I have too much. I blame pretty packaging and boredom hahah

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Xero Xero

    I have much more than my current use warrants, but it’s not nearly as much as other people’s collections. It’s about enough to fill up half a drawer. I buy a lot of cheap things, so it’s not that much of an expense. I like most of what I buy, too.

    I KNOW I have too many blushes though. I rarely ever wear them, and yet I have like 7. I really don’t understand why. I guess I’m just drawn to the colors, which I can’t wear all that often on my eyes.

  16. Nichole

    The first step is admission. I have a lot. When I think about what my poor little stash looked like three years ago compared to now, I just shake my head. The thing is, there are few items in my stash that I don’t like and regret buying. If I haven’t used a product in a while, it’s because I have a lot of lovely options.

  17. Avril

    Yes, but there are always more products I think I NEED.

  18. Megan

    Yes! But I can’t help it, I keep upgrading but reason that I cant let some things go. For Instance I have a ton of Mac Pigment Pots but cant get rid of them because I “may” need that one color for a particular outfit. With my growing collection of Dior and YSL though, stuff has been slowly making its way to my younger sister who doesnt make as much money and loves nice makeup. At a given time I only use about 1/5 of my makeup collection. (And I just splurged on a Clarisonic Plus and I have to say its one of the best makeup splurges ever even if it isnt makeup! It makes my face the perfect canvas for makeup!)

  19. Miss J

    For me, it’s having too much eyeshadow, and I think the only reason I feel this way is because I often don’t wear eyeshadow anymore. When I do wear eye makeup, I am usually wearing the same or similar looks. However, I have probably 20 blushes, and don’t feel like that’s so bad. I know it’s probably more than what most people have, but I don’t feel like it’s too much since it’s actually getting used. With the eyeshadow, it just sits in a container untouched. :( It feels so wasteful.

  20. Oh yeah… Actually, all the time, EXCEPT when I’m in a store. Funny isn’t it?

  21. KC

    Too… much… makeup? I’m sorry Christine but I don’t understand this question :P

  22. Adrienne

    Sometimes! But then I watch YouTube and think oh no I don’t nor would I want that much makeup I don’t like when things go unused. I do feel good about the fact that I don’t even pay attention to having all of the latest LE stuff or really anything outside of what I would wear one a day to day basis. . So I have a solid collection of things I researched and use regularly.

  23. Yes. It’s hideous how much I spend. But then there’s all these offers and LE things that SIMPLY MUST BE BOUGHT NOW.

  24. Rainy

    Honestly I feel like I have nothing anymore after cleaning out my makeup cases/trying to salvage what had been left in my dad’s basement for years, this past summer. I tossed out a lot of things that may have been repackagable/savable had I known some of the tricks I’ve learned through the more blogs I read.

    The amount of makeup/nail polishes I had was seen as ridiculous to 98% of people, but I actually used a wider selection of products than I do with my reduced collection. I used to experiment with looks, rather than now where I tend to stick with the same “boring” everyday routine.

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Yes! Especially since I don’t use most of what’s in my stash. I have a whole train case full of Mac and the only thing I use from it is Juxt eyeshadow.

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of _An_ Lumi

    I’ve only started growing my makeup collection these past few months. Now that I’m in my new home, I’m thinking about more storage and organization. Then I realized my makeup collection is getting a bit much. xD

  27. Elizabeth Turner

    Sometimes, I feel like I have more than the average person, but probably not as much as beauty gurus or other fans of Temptalia. I have tons of eyeliners, eyshadows, and lip glosses. But I try to make sure I use everything, even if its not everyday. For example, if I have a crazy colored eyeliner,like pink, I can’t wear it everyday, but I try to make sure I wear it every couple of weeks so I get use out of it. Also, I usually do different eyeshadow everyday, even if its a simple look, like eyeshadow only on my lids. So I wear all kinds of colors depending on what I feel like that day. So, I guess I do have alot of makeup, but I get use out of most of it!

    • There are days I feel like I do have too much and want to really streamline my collection, because the feeling of hitting pan is actually pretty awesome! Then there are days when I feel like there is nothing wrong with having more because honestly I love almost everything I have got – some people like wine, some like bags, I just happen to love pigments!

  28. There are definitely times when I look at my makeup collection and just think, “What the hell have I been thinking?”. More often than not I will go buy more shortly after that thought though ;)

  29. Mel

    I think I have more than the average person, perhaps my stash is not as large as others on here, but it’s pretty extensive. I sometimes get a little overwhelmed that I have so much and I hardly even scratch the surface. I have so much that cant even say what my signature lipstick is or eye combination because i dont wear any one product on a consistent basis, but at the same time I just feel that if there’s something out there I like I’ll buy it because buying new products makes me happy and that’s what counts.

  30. Kelly

    I answered yes only because sometimes I can be a little blush/bronzer happy, but Im not scared of eyeshadow =]

    • Kelly

      Oops think I read that wrong, but yeah I guess I have a tad bit too much makeup, but its fun and everyone needs an indulgence right?

  31. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Sometimes, but since I only really got into makeup a year or so ago, I feel that makes sense. I’m bound to have a lot of extraneous items picked up from when I was trying to figure out what I liked and what worked. As I’m settling into my style, I find myself streamlining what I buy more, giving away what I don’t use and auditing what I do purchase.

  32. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    For me (and probably for a lot who post here) my true answer would be “I have too much makeup but I still don’t have enough”, if that makes any sense. No matter how much I own, if something new comes along, I feel I have to have it!

  33. I’m always starting to think that I have so much that I get overwhelmed sometimes – making it difficult to decide what to use. Then I go online to look for swatches or makeupalley and such and then get a reality check and realize I have wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more shopping to do yet :p

  34. Bettina

    I recently did a tally of all my eyeshadows since I got some for xmas
    oh man….here’s how that tally went. I counted stuff in palettes too, If I had all of these in individual shadows I’d feel like I was beyond addict and had a problem LOL

    MAC-73
    31- UD
    1 Tokidoki shadow
    1 lancome shadow
    7 sephora
    and I got the hello kitty palette which is another 25

    I do believe it totals 138 right now..is that wrong LOL

  35. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alejandra Ale

    Oh I have waaaay too much, specially eyeshadows which are my addiction. Did that stop me from buying more today? NO =P
    Everyone around me wears the same eyeshadow look every day or they have 3 eyeshadow looks at the most. I find that so boring, i like having options =).

  36. Alex

    Only when friends who are not really into makeup see my bathroom. I don’t have a very large collection, but if you never wear makeup I guess it looks intimidating… But a lot of my makeup is drugstore brands. I like having a large amount of choices for my money, especially while I’m still learning what I like. :)

  37. Kim Brown

    I don’t think my makeup collection has too much makeup. The average girl that does not wear makeup might think so. I do have a problem because I have more than enough of the same color eye shadows but I still keep buying more. If I see something I want that is new I will buy it and add it to my collection. I get sick thinking about how I will never hit pan on any of these items but I still enjoy having them around and continue to purchase items. I don’t buy makeup just to be buying it I buy what I like all the time and that is the problem. My collection consist of eye shadow single and pigments no palettes, 13 blushes, 33 lipsticks, 40 eyeliners that rollup only 14 nail polishes and still adding to that. Sometimes I buy the same things twice because I forget that I already have the item. Buying new makeup makes me feel good so what is wrong with that my bills are paid and I have no kids.

  38. Elaine R

    The day I realized I had too much makeup was the day I calculated how much money I had spent on all of it. It was thousands of dollars, which is crazy since I’m a University student. I pay all my bills on time and don’t have a student loan, but it still freaked me out. Ever since then, I only buy makeup when I run out of something (i.e. replacing foundation).

  39. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Olivia Olivia

    Yes, I do have a lot, but I still want to buy everything cool I see -____-

  40. Zulaikha

    hmm well not really, i have one blush,one bare minerals foundation starter kit,5 small eyeshadow palettes,5 lipsticks, 5 lipglosses, 5 eyeliners, one mascara, one liquid eyeliner and like 10 nail polish bottles. i dont like to waste cash plus i buy makeup only and only ive done my research! :)

  41. Liz

    I feel like I have to much makeup that I don’t regularly use, so I do have too much makeup. On the other hand I often feel I don’t have enough makeup because I never seem to have the right thing at the right time.

  42. Jennifer

    I have been on a no-buy for over a year and I still have way too much stuff.

  43. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison

    I don’t own a lot of makeup, but I hate feeling I have too much CLUTTER – stuff I’ll rarely – if ever – make good use of.

    If we’re talking items I wear all the time and love, I probably never find that kind of thing a waste.