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I used to try to use sparingly and save them, but you know what’s worse than running out of a LE item? Letting it languish in a drawer! So now I use with gusto 🙂

If it’s something I REALLY like and that’s unique (not all LE products are – many can be duped easily), then, yes, I want it to last so I might be a bit less lavish with it than I would be otherwise.

Same amount. Yes, it is LE, but with the way I use it, it’ll take awhile before it’s even close to hitting pan/finishing it.
Plus, maybe the brand will re-release it someday.

Same as you- with gusto. I know I’ll never use it up, so I don’t worry about running out of it, just use it like I would use any of my other stuff.

As much gusto as someone who rotates through their makeup can manage…
I think the only apprehension I have with my limited edition stuff is traveling with it, I would just be too upset if stuff broke.

With gusto! Enjoy them! I reason that another LE something will catch my eye down the road. I bought a backup not too long ago of a LE Chanel gloss that I fell in love with, and now I try to use it more for special occasions, but that’s about the only exception that I can think of at the moment. It’s the Chanel Glossimer in Songe (#191) if anyone remembers. It’s really pretty as a highlight on the middle of the lower lip over my red-pink and pink-red shades.

It’s been so long since I got an LE I don’t know anymore. I try not to get LEs, so I avoid the trap of liking something so much I hardly use it for fear of using it up.

Unless it’s a total HG, it goes into regular rotation, and I *may* buy a backup. The same goes with DC’d items, or those I fear may be DC’d soon. I’ve been miserly with my NARS Douceur blush since it was DC’d soon after I finally bought it, but I did find a backup a couple of months ago, and I just bought 3 more refill pans (,and may pick up 2-3 more…). That said, I do try to move through cream & liquid products quickly once I open them.

Can you get Nars pan onlies without buying the z style palette? Nars.com gives you no results, when you intragoogle Douceur, but once you choose a size of freeform palette, boom, there it is. Big a Nars blush ho as I am, somehow missed Douceur as well. But don’t really need another palette. Plus, there are ‘funner’ ones on Etsy.

The site is pretty wonky, but if you go into the “pro” section, you can select a palette, “fill” it, then remove the palette from your cart at the end; the pan(s) will still remain.

I did end up putting the palette in at the end, though, since I needed an empty palette for some other products, and I didn’t want to deal with another package/delivery. For the price, I’m very happy with the palette, as it is quite heftier than a Z palette, and others made of cardboard. Also, the surface is actually magnetic, so if a pan is not aluminum, I don’t have to deal with sticking magnets to the pan.

Several years ago, I would have said “sparingly”. But now? There’s just too much stuff to try to use up, and life is chugging along like a freight train, so I might as well go for the “gusto”!

With gusto. I rarely use products up. Plus, in the past, I’ve been guilty of “saving” expensive or LE makeup, fragrance, clothes, etc. for special occasions that rarely came up. Now I use things and enjoy them.

With gusto! I used to use it sparingly but there’s always a ‘new and improved’ or a dupe, and color trends come and go, so I just have at it.

When I get a limited edition product (very, very rarely) I use it with gusto because I know that very few items in the makeup world are not dupable (in terms of eye shadows, blushes and lipsticks) and there will be soon something along to take its place.

I used to save my LE (well, nitcexactly LE but favorite) products as if the world was going to end alone with all the beauty related everything. Now I rotate daily within my stash and use them all up but hardly ever will reach the end of any having tons of each item.

If the LE product is something that I purchased to use then I will use it with gusto. If I purchased it for some sentimental reason or purchased it knowing it wouldn’t work for me but wanted to have the product then I will usually not use it at all. I have enjoyed collecting makeup items from the 20’s-present and I rather like the idea that someday I will be leaving some of this packaging and if appropriate, the product to my grandchildren or to some other makeup loving individual in the future. I have some amazing compacts from long ago and enjoy displaying them. Some have the original loose powder and it is crazy but they seem to be perfectly okay. I have tapped them on my wrist and they seem beautiful.

I usually use all the face products with gusto but I am guilty of avoiding using LE lipsticks because I am hesitant to throw them in my purse so that the super-pretty packaging will get scratched and it won’t look as good on display anymore… Am I the only one? ;D

Make-up expires. What’s worse than a LE product running out? Exactly, finding it has expired when you finally think it’s the right time to use it. That being said, I use everything with gusto. New products come and go, who knows I’d even be into the product anymore a few years from now?

Does not matter. I use all of my makeup up quite slowly, so by the time something gets close to finishing, I already know that there is something new an interesting on the market I can replace it with.

The exception can be sentimental value, like MAC Jolly Good duo from Osbourne collection. It was the only collection I was stalking the store for weeks. Don’t recall anything else I would not want to use up. It’s all go.

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