What categories are least represented in your stash?

The only types of products I don’t keep on hand much are things like false eyelashes (though I still have several dozen), hair tools, and hair sprays/dyes/mousses.

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I have one concealer, one color corrector, two highlights, one bronzer, two mascaras, two foundations, two primers and no false lashes. Pretty much set on my “base” makeup. I have tried other products here and there, and definitely do try samples, but for the most part I’m quite happy with what I’ve got and if I mess around too much sometimes my face, as my skin is sensitive, gets annoyed with me. I just get so nervous to bring in other formulas because I feel like *every* time I stray from the normal routine it never goes well. That is why I choose to play with blushes, eyes, and lips – those never irritate me!

I don’t keep lots of lipsticks anymore, because that’s what really tended to rot away when my collection was bigger. Just 4 or 5 that really work for me and that I can layer over lip liners to alter the color a bit.

I have a lot of make up, hundreds of lip products and eye shadows. I don’t collect foundation. Due to my skin sensitivities, I’ve found one foundation brand that doesn’t irritate my skin or break me out. I have no interest in trying others. I only have 5 bronzers, but only actively rotate 2. I have a handful of highlighters, but forget to use it half the time. I just keep and actively use a few concealers.

Products I never use include one set of false lashes and two contour powders.

Of the products I use on a daily basis, I have two foundations (one that I use every day and one that gathers dust), two setting powders (one for daytime, one for evening), and two eyebrow pencils (again, one for day, one for evening).

As far as hair and skin care products are concerned, I only buy them when I run out, so I have one of each. (BTW, Klorane Shampoo with Centaury is awesome for gray hair!)

Klorane as a haircare brand is awesome in general. When I lived back in Europe I used them a lot (and I could only buy them from pharmacies)… I was so glad when Sephora started selling Klorane, I was missing their dry shampoo.

Hi Seraphine –
I was curious about using different setting powders for different times of day. I’d love to know what you’re looking for in a powder that influences when you use which one.
Thanks!

I use RCMA No Color Powder as my everyday Powder because it’s both awesome and ridiculously inexpensive. But it has silica in it, which can cause flashback in flash photos, so if I’m going out at night, I use Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder, which is talc-based.

Bronzers, liquid highlighters, cream blushes, mascaras, brow products and concealers. I have a few of each, and since I love what I have, I don’t feel the need to keep adding more products.

Foundation and primer. I have two foundations and 1 primer. I have found what works in this area and stick with it.

I never worn false eyelashes, so I don’t have any of those. Neither a lash curler. My only hair tool is a blow dryer I only use for emergencies (I mostly let my hair air dry). I hate lipglosses and don’t own one. I also don’t use setting sprays (but I received one for my birthday for free from MAC, I barely use sometimes to wet sponges). I only have one highlighter, very subtle, which I barely also used… the highlighter trend never caught up to me that much.
There would be many more not represented in my collection… while I do enjoy my make-up, there are some steps I just skip.

Base products like foundation, primers, powders and concealers. I prefer to have just one or two of each in those categories. *Prefer*, but now I may need to add to the foundation category even though I don’t wish to.

A lot actually! I really paired down my stash over the past year, so I really only have one of the following items: mascara, setting powder/foundation (I use the same one for both), gel eyeliner, bronzer, lip liner, lip gloss. I have two blushes & two highlighters each, so light on those as well.

Like several other commenters in this thread, I have a pretty limited selection of “base” products. I have 1 foundation, 1 concealer, and one BB cream. One setting powder. I also only ever have 1 mascara going at a time, though currently I have 3 total mascaras (one that I’m about to toss because it’s at the end of its lifespan, two unopened).

I don’t have any bronzers because I don’t wear them.

I also tend to only have one each for skincare and haircare products.

Really it’s just colorful stuff that I go crazy for 🙂

Brow products. I don’t love doing my eye brows as they are so sparse and becoming more grey every day. I usually only keep what I am currently using.

For makeup, probably gloss. I still have to many though. I don’t own false eyelashes either, don’t like them. I keep a minimal stash of hair and skincare products too.

I don’t have any primers, correctors, contouring products, bronzers, false eyelashes, or brow products. I just don’t have any need for them. I have one concealer, though, which I do use but only occasionally. As for everything else—foundation, powder, blusher, highlighter, lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara—I have those things in moderation because I regularly purge products and I never buy backups. I love makeup and have more than enough to create a variety of looks, but I don’t maintain a stash per se.

Foundation and brow products.
I hate the way foundation feels, so I only use powder foundation, and generally only for special occasions. I have it in 3 different shades (winter, summer and in between).
I use the same cheap Maybelline brow pencil that I’ve been using for about 20 years. It was discontinued years ago but fortunately I stockpiled. Sadly I’m one my second-to-last one and don’t know what I’m going to do when my stash runs out. I have blond, wiry eyebrows and anything else I’ve tried is a fail. So likely will be on a mission to find something within the next year.

For me, nail polish (have two, but never wear them), false eyelashes (have never even tried them), and an eyelash curler (decluttered last year, as I never used it).

Definitely blushes and highlighters — I only have one of each.
One primer
3 mascaras – black, navy blue and green
One eye brow pencil
2 foundations – L’Oreal’s True Match and my last bottle of Clarin’s Everlasting foundation in linen

I don’t have any false eyelashes or liquid highlighter. I have a primer or two (gwp?) that I rarely use, no hair tools except a blow-dryer, and a few hair products. I have a few foundations – use 2. Apart from those few areas of modest and reasonable consumption, my drawers overfloweth.

Mainly base products. I have two concealers, both of which I’m almost out of, one powder foundation, one setting powder, one primer, and no liquid foundation. I have a few setting sprays, but most were given to me or were gifts with purchase/samples. I have, I believe, three mascaras, but two are sample sizes. I have a blow dryer and a flat iron, but I cannot remember the last time I used them. And other than a bottle of heat protectant/anti-frizz serum I don’t keep styling products around. Also, I don’t have much nail polish. I’m a compulsive nail biter, so why spend the money? Though I wish I had tried KL Polish before it started to close 🙁 but I don’t want to try it now and love it since it won’t be around much longer.

Least represented, in order of least least to most least:

false lashes (have never and will never own), concealer, powder, foundation, primer (all types combined), brow products, bronzer and/or contour (the few that I do own I use primarily as eyeshadow), mascara. After that, things get out of control.

Well, there’s a lot of products I don’t use as at, like contour or eyebrow products, so I don’t have any of those. Of things that I actually use, I only have one mascara and one conceale and one bronzer. I have three foundations but the goal of just having one. (One is a former favorite, the other two are the same formula but in two different shades, I had trouble finding the right shade at first. Now I mix them to use them up.)

Mascara! I absolutely hate its guts! I might have an old urban decay one that was blue, so at least had a reason for existence, but I never wore it and it probably dried out years ago.

Blush and foundation, for me. My skin hates foundation because it’s dry with oily nose and chin, and I am scared of overdoing blush and walking around like I was hit on the face with a flip flop, so I don’t really buy a lot of those. I’ll have to look for a new blush when Cindy Lou finally gets panned, it’s sheer enough for me to worry a lot less about looking overdone.

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