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Sometimes….when friends come over I usually end up doing their makeup, and I let my bestie and my sister use what they want. However, it’s usually supervised by me, to make use they’re applying it right!

Yes sometimes but i tend to have two seperate stashes one with stuff that i don’t allow anyone to touch and one that i don’t really mind.

Same here! No one but me gets to use my beloved stuff! I’m also very concerned with sanitation. However, I have given some friends, some “samples” of pigments because this is safe.

as long as they are not digging their fingers in to the product, its fine.

but i dont really mind if its sumone i really care about
my best friend knocked out my fuschia pigment once
half of it ends up on the floor
but its fine lol i wasnt mad at her or anythin
so i am a lil more careful now

most of my friends are boys, and my girls aren’t that into makeup. I let my mom use whatever she wants (which isnt a lot, shes not big on makeup either) whenever I’m there. Mainly (you guys are gonna freak) I let my 3 year old niece play with it. Not my really good stuff, but most of my shadows and lip stuff. She’s really awesome and careful with it, and has so much fun. She’s never broken anything or even made a mess! more than i can say for myself lol

i do because most of my friends realize what they should and shouldnt do. Its just manners. Like my boyfriends sister, of course, she is like a sister to me, so i let her have free reign on my vanity when she is doing her makeup. And my friends as well. Im the one who is into makeup though, so my friends usually just ask me to put it on them!

my friends never get to see my stash… just because i don’t purposely show them it. and they don’t ask to see it either! oh well 😛
i show off my make up by wearing it haha

Depends on what it is. It really bothers me when people put their fingers in things they shouldn’t. My roommate learned that lesson when I freaked on her for putting her germy hands in my Moisture Surge that I had just bought for $57 CAD. I don’t even put my hands in it without using hand sanitizer first! For the most part, I don’t let people touch my makeup but if they ask first and it’s a powder product, I am usually okay with it.

I don’t mainly because noone wants to. I don’t have many friends coming around to my house and those that do aren’t into make up, and certainly not into applying it at my house. 🙂 I have two daughters who might want to try some out in the future, but they’re only 4 and 7 and really not into make up just yet. So lucky me, I don’t have to share it with anyone. 🙂

My sister is always trying to use my stuff but I say to her “if you wanna use it, you can buy your own or pay me to apply it for you”.

I let her borrow my stuff once. Let’s just say R.I.P to a full jar of Chartreuse pigment that she spilled…

Nope! The only person who helps themselves to my stash is my 8-year-old niece and we are about to fight! LOL

Nope I don’t and I get pretty iffy when people touch my stuff. I’m not a territorial person in general but when it comes to makeup, I guess things are a little different. haha. Thank goodness I don’t have a sister because I can only imagine how it’ll be like.

Most of my friends aren’t into make-up but one of my good mate is, she’s also very hygenic and stuff so she knows herslf what she ‘can and can’t do’.. I let my mum use eyeliners and stuff but not really eyeshadows, just to make sure she’s doing it right =P

Certain pre-approved people are allowed to play with the stash; I do the application for everyone else, mainly because I don’t want fingers in the makeup, and I don’t want cross-contamination of colors.

Oh totally, I really enjoy letting people try out stuff and seeing how different some of it looks on other people. I do my sis’s makeup all the time and she and my mom pretty much have free reign to borrow whatever they want. I didn’t really have makeup around me growing up, I would have liked someone to share their stash with me and teach me the ropes. So I’m happy to be able to do that now.

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