Do you keep a wish list? How do you use your wish list?

I don’t keep a written down wish list; I have a running list in my brain of what products are releasing and an idea of which ones I’ll be purchasing in advance.

— Christine


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Mariella Avatar

I do – I use the “wish list” feature here (and go through it every now and then to weed out discontinued products or ones I no longer want) and I will sometimes remember to use the “love” feature at Sephora too to help me keep track. I sometimes write down items in this random notebook where I keep track of a bunch of stuff, especially for those brands or products that don’t “exist” on Temptalia or aren’t sold at Sephora, to keep track of items I might want to check out that are only available in Canada.

Pearl Avatar

Not anymore. I used to keep one that served as a “to buy” list for me and gift ideas for birthday or Christmas, but I didn’t want it to be sold out or out of stock when the time came to buy it, so I just buy right then and there whenever I see something I want (for me or someone else) regardless of whether it’s limited edition or permanent.

AB Avatar

I do keep a wish list. I update it regularly either with ‘definite purchase’ items or ‘think about/check in store’ items.
If I’m heading to the mall or somewhere to pick up shampoo or something, I’ll check the list to see if I want to pick up something else.
This list keeps me on track and thoughtful about expenditures.

Nancy T Avatar

Even though I do make (heavy!) use of the “Temptalia Wishlist” feature, I also have a pretty good idea of what I am getting right up in my brain, too. The WL feature is more like a back up system for me! On top of that, Sephora has a “Loves” option for VIB and Rouge members where you can save your “Loves” to your account. Not 100% sure whether this feature is available for BI, though. ?

Nicole D Avatar

I do and my wish list (spreadsheet) has a double purpose:
1) To remind me of the new launches from some of the European brands (Chanel especially, Dior etc.). The new collections for winter and sometimes spring are known in fall and the launch date in UK usually coincides with the date when they are available in Canada, prior to any reviews available here in North America. By the time the reviews are posted the products are no longer available in Canada, as it happened with items from the Chanel launches in the past couple of years. So I keep track of the launch dates in UK, I check some swatches available on some European blogs and I get the items I’m interested in.
2) I keep track of recommendations of products (skincare, makeup) from YT/bloggers/users with similar skin tone/skin type and/or of similar age in the case of skincare. I note down the type of product, what makes that product special/effective/stand out, who talked about it and on which platform. Next time when I need to change the concealer for instance, I just select “concealer” and see all the recommendations for dry skin, fair to light with neutral undertones. There’s a lot of information available nowadays and I don’t always recall who talked about a certain product.

Genevieve Avatar

I don’t really keep a wishlist, because to be honest, I don’t REALLY need anything more. But every now and again something comes up, on this blog and I think – Yep, that’s for me.
At other times I will see an eye palette that I like and check out the dupe list and find that I do have very similar shades already, eg the Hourglass Ravine Graphik palette and that makes me happy too.

Brenda C Avatar

I do keep a wishlist. I research the product to see if it is something that will work for me and where and when it will be available. If I can find it locally I will swatch it and purchase it and if it something that I must purchase online I will check out the reviews before I purchase. It has to have a really stellar review before I purchase.

thirteenthirteen Avatar

Yes, I do. I’m on a low buy and I have no annual budget I’m allowed for makeup expenses and I’m trying to reduce the amount of things that I own. So I keep track of things that I liked and would like to purchase later – maybe during a sale, or after I’ve finished something. The wishlist is on my computer in a virtual sticky note. I’ve had the wishlist for awhile now (several months at least) and have yet to actually buy anything from it though!

Vanessa Avatar

Absolutely, I use the loves and favorites feature on sephora and ulta and I have a memo for mac saved on my phone. I used it when I’m interested in a product, I save it to check out colors and then when I purchase I take it off the list (that’s the most satisfying for me lol)

Evie Avatar

I do on various websites, but that can get annoying and redundant. I’m trying this new thing on Pinterest. I call it my “Batting Line Up” where I link to products in detailed categories. That way, if I’m out of, say, oil cleansers, I can see which ones I wanted to try next. A spreadsheet didn’t cut it for me because I’m visual.

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