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I have a back-up of Mac Cashflow paintpot (gorgeous antique gold colour) from the Fafi collection last year. It was a limited edition and I liked it so much, so didn’t want to run out and then not have another one to use! I also have a back-up of Mac Painterly paintpot, as it can be hard to get that in store sometimes and Mac Goldmine eyeshadow, as I love the shade so much!

Nothing! Although I wish I had another Partial to Pink Cremesheen Glass 🙁 HG material, that one.

I don’t have anything! I have never finished a lipstick/gloss tube or an eyecolor in my life. However, now that I’ve gotten into it, it may change. I might run to my CCO and buy another Naked Space gloss, because it became my perfect nude colored gloss. A backup of it may be necessary! 🙂

I don’t usually buy back ups since I end up getting bored of them after a while (with new collections coming out) and I find that they are sometimes repromoted in later collections anyway… but I loved Sweet Strawberry lipglass so much that I bought a back up. But that’s about it lol.

I totally agree with this statement. However, having said that, in all the years I have been buying MAC, I have bought 2 of:
– Snowscene l/g (cuz I love it so, it was 1/2 empty after 2 weeks!)
– HK Fashion Mews l/s I had to buy another one but found the original one later & ended up with 2(cuz 1 of my cat had played with my brand new stash of HK m/u and hidden/lost it!!! He probably saw the kitty on it & thought it was his new toy! LOL)
– HK (the pink glitter liner, sorry, can’t remember name). Same as above…

1. By Terry products whenever I go overseas- they’re so difficult to get here.
2. Bloom Cosmetics, Becca, and Kit cosmetics whenever I go home to Australia.

Nothing yet, but I want back ups of Parfait Amour, Stars N Rockets, Lotusland and Sunset B eyeshadows, Quietly pigment, and Snowscene lipglass.

I haven’t bought any back ups, although I’ve been often tempted to do so. I’m happy I didn’t, since I hardly use up anything and even if I do, there are always other exciting shades available.

I always get backups of Pout Blushes, some MAC lippies which have REALLY lit up my buttons (latest one is Kinda Sexy Matte, as mattes are recently in short supply), Blonde MSF, and I still have backups of the Givenchy prisme powders..lol. My dressing room looks like a warehouse!

I have backups of MAC fluidline in blacktrack, ricepaper e/s, bamboo e/s, MSFNs and MAC 239 brushes. lol, I saw the 239 brush at the CCO and HAD to get it! I try really hard not to buy backups from Limited Edition collections because I always get so caught up in the “LE hype”. I end up buying two of everything that I find cute only to realize a month or so later that I really didn’t need two of the same product since I hardly ever use it! Gosh, I hate when I do that.

I have a backup of the Hello Kitty Pink Fish tinted lip conditioner. I love it! I also purchased a backup of Femme-Fi eye shadow, but I don’t think I really need it anymore. :p

I’ve always had backups of some kind of liquid eyeliner and pencil liner, regardless of brands. I’ve been pretty broke lately, so now is the first time I actually don’t have. I live off of liquid eyeliner and use pencil for touch ups and lining the inner rims. I don’t know what I would do without them

I have backups of both the Chantecaille Protected Paradise eyeshadow and face bowder, as I couldn’t bear myself to use them they are so pretty, so I got second ones on Ebay (for about

I always have back ups of liquid foundations, I buy them before I actually run out. Mascaras and eyeliners too. Esp when I go overseas, I grab a whole lot, cos they are either cheaper and/or not available in my country.

I buy backups of very few things. Currently I think I only have backups of Feline eye kohl (since I use black eyeliner everyday, I’m not worried about this one sitting in my drawer for ages), Pink Fish TLC (after I realized I put a good sized dip in mine in a week), and a Bare Canvas paint (bought it before I returned to university because I was so convinced I was going to run out before Christmas. I still have a large portion of my other tube left, so I wish I had grabbed a different shade!), but other than that I don’t get back ups of something until I’m getting low, like Foundation, Mascara and fluidline. And that is purely so I don’t go to get ready one morning and not have a HG essential!

clinique eyeshadow in ivory bisque and bronze satin. I always have extras because I’m paranoid that they will discontinue. It is by far my favorite eyeshadow and I’ve been a fan for 10 years. I would be devastated if they ever got rid of it.

Very few things nowadays. I used to hoard Milani Luminous blush when it got discontinued, but now I’m swapping my backups since I am into other things and I realize the world will not end if by some miracle I actually finish one– there are so many peachy pink blushes with gold shimmer nowadays anyway!

Right now I have backups of MAC brush cleanser (I swapped for ’em because it’s a staple item), MAC Lavender Whip lipstick, and a bunch of drugstore mascaras. I stock up when they’re bogo since I actually do toss my mascara at 3 months religiously.

I don’t have any backups. No backups needed for the permanent stuff, and I haven’t liked anything from the limited edition MAC collections to warrant buying a second “just in case.” I am really looking forward to more Dazzleglasses, though.

I don’t buy backups much anymore. I can swap for things on MUA and I find that I rarely use anything up anyway. I used to stress on LE stuff. Not anymore. lol

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