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In my case, YES! I’ll use a product one day and then the next day if I have worse skin than usual, I wonder if the new product contributes to it. Then, I’m too afraid to try it again cause every single pimple that appears on my face leaves a dark mark. The struggles of having acne..

Other than that, I limit my LE things to special occasions only. 🙂

I have that problem, but you make a very good point! I most likely wont be able to finish them, so I might as well jump into my limited edition Cinderella palettes.
Thanks for the much needed perspective!

I agree on the much-needed perspective. Plus our tastes evolve and what is our fave product (e.g. nude lipstick) today may be ousted by the even better one we come across tomorrow… so we might as well use what we love while it lasts!

I was going to answer no, but actually: The ones with obviously little product in them, think Chanel’s Stylo Yeux. Unless you use sparingly and pick a unique shade, they barely warrant the price. I learned this the hard way when I used up “Espresso”, their dark brown shade, within the shortest amount of time by lining my eyes and upper waterline daily. I now use a gel eyeliner for cost-effective eye makeup and think twice about using products I am likely to go through too quickly.

Products that I really love that are discontinued (Chanel Dragon) or makeup that went out of style that still has a decent formula. I have some lipsticks that I really love the formula, but it’s a little too dark pink/brown for my skin tone right now. They look a little bad 90s on me as far as with what is in trend. So I keep it whilst I wait for it to be acceptable again.

Acceptable? But if you like the browns- wear them! They aren’t the 90’s, think about MAC Film Noir. The 1990s simply brought dark brown lipstick back from an earlier vampy age, you can set your own trends and not wait for the others to dictate to you what is acceptable to wear 😉

No! I don’t buy stuff with cute designs on it (like mac powders with oversprays and cute designs) ’cause I know I won’t use them.
I prefer simple packaging but usable.

Yes, I have a Urban Decay Naked Palette 1&2 that are still in their packaging that have never been used. I have so many neutral eyeshadows that i’m trying to use up before i start on them.
I figure that i have too much makeup and need to get through some before i can start using more. I’ve had these palettes for over a year.
Jules x

Well, until fairly recently, I was somewhat afraid to wear red lipsticks.
I thought daring choices wasn’t my thing, but something clicked after I tried Chanel Rouge Noir (though I don’t own that one yet), so right now, there’s no product I own I’m afraid to use. I still wouldn’t wear my YSL Rouge Couture #1 (a very bright red) to school though.
I also use LE products more sparingly, but regularly.

I don’t use a lot of my bright, bold eyeshadows, mainly because I can’t fathom how to wear them so they look nice! When I wear bright eyeshadow I tend to wear blues or purples, which offset my warm skintone; otherwise I wear neutrals.

There are one or two products I’m reluctant to use up – both MAC LE shadows – so I don’t use them often but I do use them but more on occasions when I can sort of relish using them rather than on days when I’m putting my makeup on quickly for an “ordinary day”. One is Grand Entrance shadow, which I probably won’t finish in any case and the other is a generous sample of Jardin Aires pigment which I could, conceivably, finish up within a year if I used it regularly.

Well I do own one, the discontinued Rouge Coco Ruban Rose,one of my favorite colors, the last lipstick I have from it I´m afraid to use. It is actually about to be finished so I barely ever use it…

I still haven’t used Marine Life, because, even though the points you’ve made are true, the seahorse will be gone forever 🙁 Also, lipsticks and nail polishes that I know are extremely rare and expensive, I will use very rarely.

No. I’m not a collector, and the sole reason I buy something is to use it. I do avoid buying stuff that I wouldn’t have the heart to use though, like the cat-shaped Paul & Joe blush sticks/lipsticks.

I just wanted to comment on the limited edition thing – it has just now occurred to me that it’s OKAY if I want to use my MAC Strada blush everyday, because if I actually do happen to run out of it (I have never even come close to hitting pan on a blush or highlighter!), it will be fun and exciting to go to Sephora and find a replacement. 😉

The only products I’m afraid to use are the ones that aren’t as flattering on me.

Otherwise I’m all for using LE products, after all I bought them to use them and if I don’t they’ll just go bad or get lost with time.

I recently bought the Nars Persia eyeshadow because I had to have it. I have yet to try it. It looks so pretty but orange eyeshadow. I’m 50. lol

Breaks my heart…50, 70, 95…who cares…it’s YOUR face so wear what YOU want, when YOU choose. I don’t understand why orange eyeshadow is a deal breaker at 50! What if you try wearing it on home only days to experiment and possibly play with color combinations (orange and browns, etc. to tone it down at 1st). Elkay, 50 is not a death sentence where you must avoid certain shades and wear “mom jeans”. You liked it enough to buy it…and you weren’t 25 when you made the purchase. Time isn’t going to reverse itself so enjoy your life!!!

Unfortunately. I discovered my Holy Grail bronzer… a perfect shade for my fair skin. It’s inexpensive, but has a beautiful texture, lasts for 18 hours on my oily skin, and no scent. Problem? It breaks me out! I adore it, but I’m scared to use it!

I have a tarina tarantino eyeliner in kansashi, but i’m afraid to use it in my waterline. I never use eyeliners, cause they’re kind of scary. I don’t want to tug and pull to take it off, and I worried that will happen and I’ll irritate my eyes badly.

I personally haven’t had any problems with TT’s liners, and my waterline is fairly sensitive (to the extent that I rarely line it). After I initially wash my face with a makeup remover, I just use a Q-tip, dip it into a different makeup remover with an oilier base (Neutrogena or Lancome works), and gently run it along the lash lines/waterlines to remove whatever remains.

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