Do you have any beauty kryptonite?


Do you have any beauty kryptonite? Something you will almost always buy even when you already have products similar to it?

Antique gold eyeshadows, red lipsticks, peachy-pink blushes.

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Jennifer Avatar

My kryptonite would be palettes! I’m a sucker for them. I am instantly drawn to the packaging, the various color choices, everything! I own more palettes than I know what to do with sometimes. haha

nitnot Avatar

THIS! I’m totally addicted to MLBB lipsticks. I realized I have an addiction when I decided to take a picture of all the lipsticks I have one day – and was *shocked* to find very little variation in color. I am trying to find the courage to wear red but I feel like it makes my lips look crazy wide -_-‘

Veronica Avatar

Lipsticks/lip stains. I own enough that my mother has made more than a few snide comments about it. Particularly deep ruby reds – my favorite look!

I’m also kind of a sucker for liquid/gel eyeliners, though I tend to be better at making myself use up the tube before buying a new one.

Traci Avatar

Nothing stands out to me at the moment, as I go on “kicks” searching for one specific thing….my kryptonite could definitely be beauty blogs, and youtube videos about beauty! You can only shop for things for so long, but I can sit and look at and read about beauty-related stuff on the internet for HOURS!! definitely not always a good thing…

Mel Avatar

Eyeshadow palettes, neutral eyeshadows, sparkly gold eyeshadows, blood red lipsticks in any finish, dark lipsticks in any finish, and crease brushes.

Christine Avatar

Highlighters. Such a weird item to always be drawn to, but I can’t help it, I crave them all! Also eyeshadow palettes. Now that I caved on Naked 2, no more!

Amy Avatar

Um shimmering silver/white/off white/cool gold/champagne eyeshadows, light pinky opal highlighters, definite purple eyeshadow especially bright ones, ATM bright red lippies and even sometimes lipgloss, pink lipsticks, any odd colored lipsticks (think Lime Crime), bright liners, and any pink blushes no peachy pink just pink only if it’s shimmering or cream. I am awful xD

divinem (Melissa) Avatar

purple eyeshadows
berry-brown lipsticks
facial highlighters

I mean, seriously? HOW MANY of these do I need before the crack-addict in me is satisfied?! I just bought Watt’s Up, Cle De Peau Beaute Extra Silky Lipstick No.113 and UD Freakshow eye shadow. It never ends! AAAAHHHHHH!!!

Jules Avatar

My beauty kryptonite would definitely be MAC lip glasses. I’ve been collecting them since 2003. I have over 60 of them, and my collection just keeps getting bigger!

Jen Avatar

Nail polish… and right now… holiday sets cause even though they cost $25+, I keep doing the math and telling myself it’s worth it for the amount of product/color I get over getting just one color for less than the cost of the set.

Christina Avatar

I also tend to go through phases (e.g. I’ve been really into lipsticks lately) but usually anything that’s a good deal is hard for me to resist

Helena Avatar

It used to be green eyeshadow. Now it’s duochrome/holographic/multichrome nail polishes (but really anything that has those characteristics, but nail polishes have them the most, if that makes sense). Well, when I can afford them, that is…usually, I just drool at them. @[email protected]

Chunnaz Avatar

Peachy / Orange / Brown Lipsticks…
One Year ago i had none. Now I have dozens. But I didn’t buy the peachy Chanel Velvet one. I’m really proud and a little bit sad. .

Stephanie Avatar

I’d like to deny a weakness, but even as a cool-toned girl I like to touch the golds. And I like the red lipsticks too, but only the cool-toned ones. Mascara for my silly non-existent eyelashes.

Fitrah Avatar

No, I really hate having products that are extremely similar. It feels very wasteful. If I discover I’ve bought something that is like something I already have, I end up giving the one I like the least to my little sister.

Natalie Avatar

Nude lipstick and light pink blush! It’s the worst. I just can’t stop buying them! Also, I will try any mascara that promises major volume!

NerdyDoc87 Avatar

That’s so interesting. I’ve got both the Lorac 3D palette and WnW Comfort Zone and I don’t really know how to pull off the blue-brown look without looking ridiculous. But I love the concept, so I will keep trying πŸ™‚

Chris Avatar

For some reason, I hoard blue eyeshadows. Could I be in love with a tackier or more cliche color?? I’ve got so many different shades and finishes of blue that I don’t know what to do with them. But every once in awhile, another blue eyeshadow will sneak into my collection.

Ann Avatar

I can’t tell you how many lipsticks I have with the word “raisin” in the shade name. It’s embarrassing! I’m also a sucker for inexpensive dupes for NARS “Orgasm”.

Adelita Avatar

Long wearing foundation, any mattifier (lotion/primer/makeup spray/powder), peachy-pink blushes, fuchsia lipsticks, red lipsticks, purple eyeshadows, olive eyeshadows, neutral-tan eyeshadows (think MAC Naked Dark), waterproof eyeliners, orange & red nail polishes.

Hosh… hosh… hosh… that’s a lot of kryptonite πŸ˜€

Adrianne Avatar

Body Shimmer!! Any kind: powders, gels, sprays, lotions… And I never use it. Because leaving a trail of shimmer everywhere I go isn’t very professional. Plus my husband hates it when I leave traces of shimmer or glitter in his car, on our bed, or on the couch (and our cats). But I can’t help it. It looks so pretty and I always want to buy it.

Zahscha Avatar

Red lipsticks (I have tons of shades), Hot pink lipsticks ( I have colors that look alike in different brands), eyeliner, I can’t seem to have enough of. =)

Lee Avatar

Orange eyeshadows. They make my blue eyes pop but I probably have too many. I also have a tough time not buying hot pink lippies, it’s my all-time favorite color and I’m always using up different tubes.

Lilastar Avatar

Ok, here are mine in order:
1. Palettes, in neutral colors, specially travel palettes/kits you would think I travel a lot but I don’t!
2. Cream Eyeshadows in neutral colors
3. Higlighters. I have enough to last me three lifetimes, but I keep buying them…
4. Shimering champagne/pink and taupe eyeshadows. It used to be gold eyeshadows but I guess I moved on
5. MLBB lipsticks. I keep trying to find that perfect shade for my lips… they are fairly pigmented so if I just use a nude color I look washed out, but the MLBB colors I’ve found so far are too brown or too pink or too purple or too light or too dark… I’m about to give up on this one!

Safyre Avatar

My worst offenders are teal and chartreuse eyeshadows and coral cheek/lip products (which incidentally work well together :P) But overall, my issue happens to be that, if I find a product or shade I like, I’ll start on the hunt for dupes way before I even hit pan. 😑

dzhenie o Avatar

Pink lipsticks! Started wearing pink lipsticks in june this year and right now I have 16 of them. Sadly enuff, d difference between all of them isn’t so noticeable on my lips but I keep buyin πŸ™ i buy a lot of black eyeliners too

Orlane Avatar

Complexion : Face primers & setting powders ( it used to be concealers but I’ve finally found one that works for me.

Eyes : Shimmery bronzy eyeshadows.

Lips : Creamy raspberry lipglosses, MLLB lipsticks.

Nails : champagne foil/glitter nail polishes.

EVERYTHING NARS ( except their Soft Touch Shadow Pencils ) and BRUSHES!

Jesenia Avatar

PINK lip colors! Be it lipstick,varnish, tar, gloss, stain, chapstick…whatever. Oh and the more opaquely hot pink, the better…i think i have a problem. lol

Brigette Avatar

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in shade #651 Porcelain Pink – I have purchased it so many times thinking that I didn’t have a lipstick in that color.

Monica Avatar

would have to be…purple-toned pinks, and blue/purple nail polishes. no matter how much i try to branch out with different nail colors, i always end up back to a blue or purple.

Olivia Avatar

Nail polish nail polish nail polish. If i see any flakey/jelly/HOLOGRAPHIC/chartreuse/glitter/duo chrome/GOLD nail polish, i have to think real hard and research the quality to make sure it is what i want and then purchase it. (after quality checks out, i usually rationalize the purchase anyways…..lool) I have a big display area that takes up a lot of space on my desk and whenever people come over they say it looks like a salon. sighhh.

And when i can find it for cheaper….ohhhh man i go for it.

I also i have a kryptonite for really pigmented matte shades, face powders, bright eyeshadows, mascaras that promise thick full lashes;p and RED LIPSTICKS, deep reds are my preference.

Laura Avatar

Taupe eyeshadows, red lipsticks, pinky coral blushes, purple eyeshadows, MAC MSFs (even though I hardly use half the ones I have!), everyday-type lipsticks ( like Hug Me, Shy Girl, Marquise D’ etc).

Sally Avatar

Eyeshadows, I have over 75 of MAC alone, and I have a lot of taupes! They are just so nuanced and compliment my skin tone. I also have a lot of peachy pink lipglosses.

Becca Avatar

blushes and palettes. I always trick my mind into justifying them, even though I already have dupes for the majority of the colours. And blushes; well, I’m a total blush whore. Enough said.

NerdyDoc87 Avatar

Hmmm, what isn’t my beauty kryptonite. Ok here goes…

1)WnW eyeshadows: single/trio/6pan/8 pan/ limited edition. I have almost all of them.
2) Sleek blushes: I have 8. My mom just came back from England and all I wanted was the LE 2011 Sleek Christmas Edition (blush, lipstick, liner).
3) Any nudeish/neutral palette. I REALLY want theBalm nude tude.
4) Any sparkly/holographic nail polish. I feel that the sparkle can spice up any nude nail.
5) Last but not least… Any good bargain deal. I really want the Smashbox 78 Photo Op eyeshadow palette.

Oh I have problems. SMH

MoonChild02 Avatar

Pink champagne eyeshadow, which started with Moonglow from Bath & Body Works. I just about flipped when they stopped selling it. Now I buy shades that look similar, because, try as I might, I just can’t get a hold of Moonglow.

Also, coral lipsticks and lipglosses.

Jillian Avatar

Nude lip pencils and *brown eye shadow*. If a warm-toned (but not too red!) slightly shimmery brown eye shadow exists, its in my collection. My favorite ever brown eyeshadow is Mac’s Tempting, though, and I’m perplexed because I feel like I *never* hear beauty blogs or gurus mention it! However, I just ordered Anastasia’s All I Want palette- it looks like it might be the sparkly brown palette of MY DREAMS πŸ˜›

April Avatar

Mine isn’t one particular thing (except maybe gorgeous palettes) until I find a hole in my collection that I need to fill & then I go on the hunt for that item or type of item & then it’s like I can’t stop filling it… and then I end up with an overflow of that particular thing, like nude eyeshadows, nude lipsticks or pink lipsticks. Argh, then I have to start the weeding out process of which ones I like best out of the bunch & “gift” some away to my daughters or bff’s.

Maya Avatar

Oh yes. I’m obsessed with buying:
Purple and taupe eyeshadows, as well as light shimmering beiges
Nude lipsticks and lip glosses
Nail polishes (especially glitters, beigey shades, and pinks)

Kim Avatar

Purple, Orange and Green I hoard all of these colors because they are my favorite colors to collected. I have a small collection of Blue I like blue but I am not obsessed with that color. Lately I have been drawn to teal. I don’t buy gold eyeshadow anymore because I have to many gold eyeshadows.

Heather Avatar

Neutral eyeshadows… browns, champagnes, taupes, gold/bronze, shimmery whites, etc…. I cant get enough of them for some reason… lol. Half of my eyeshadow collection consists of neutral colors :).

Megan Avatar

Pinky/beige lipsticks (or any pink lipstick in general but especially that color). I swatched my lipsticks and found that I have too much of that color. It’s getting ridiculous… So whenever I see new launches I have to tell myself, “Step AWAY from the pink lipsticks!”

Niki Avatar

Yes, any product that has coconut oil or any coconut derivative ingredients.

Also, any blue, yellow, pink, red or gold eyeshadows, light pink bushes and nude or orange color lipsticks.

Anne-Sophie Avatar

Hou La La.

1) Mascaras. I have to have high end and drugstore mascaras. Volume, Definition, Length, False Lash effect, I gotta have the choice when I do my makeup, what kind of lashes I want πŸ™‚ So I never reach the end of a mascara!

2) Highlighters. I’m in love with every highlighter in this world. Shimmery, satin, peachy, golden, neutral, white, cream, liquid, powders… I gotta have them all, that’s it!

3) Nailpolishes. I never stop buying nailpolishes! The colors are so amazing! It’s like you cannot have them all.

4) Top coats. Nothing works on me! Every nailpolish I buy (and I buy a lot of em!) stays on more than 2 days! So I’ve bought top coats over and over, I’ve tried to apply base coat, or to buff my nail.. But I think I found something good! It’s the SAlly Hansen Heavy Duty top coat (or something like that…) Anyway. I was a big case concerning top coats.

Tracy Avatar

Pressed powders (weird!), brown eyeliners, nude eye shadows and peachy-pink blushes ! Reading other comments makes me feel better ! And a bit off topic, hair care ! Shampoos, conditioners and hair masks !

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