What product have you purchased the most backups of?


What product have you purchased the most backups of? How many?

Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque – I think I bought five or six? I gave away a few though, so I think I personally have two or three as backups.

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cristiramirez Avatar

This is going to sound really lame, but i have about four or fiv backups of Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment. It is the only thing that will bring my lips back to life when I don’t reapply lip balm often enough and it isn’t sold in Colombia, so I stock up everytime I’m in the US.

itsbrittanydarling Avatar

OPI top coat (1).   MAC no color brush cleaner(1). physicians formula liquid liner in brown(1). Rock & Republic bronzer in Villa & Private Jet (because this cosmetic line is discontinued i bought as many as i can and have given some away as gifts I have one of each now).  Bare Escentuals mineral veil(1) and foundation(2). urban decay all nighter setting spray(1 travel size).

itsbrittanydarling Avatar

OPI top coat (1).   MAC no color brush cleaner(1). physicians formula liquid liner in brown(1). Rock & Republic bronzer in Villa & Private Jet (because this cosmetic line is discontinued i bought as many as i can and have given some away as gifts I have one of each now).  Bare Escentuals mineral veil(1) and foundation(2). urban decay all nighter setting spray(1 travel size).

Kerry Daley Avatar

The only back up I’ve bought is the Clinique line smoothing concealer. Tbh, I hate buying backups 😛 I know what the item is like and can’t get excited over it like something I’ve never tried before 😛

blueraccoon Avatar

Jack Black lip balm – I keep misplacing them, so I have about seven or eight at this point, and I still can’t find the one that was on my desk :/ Other than that, I don’t really buy backups but I will replace my Rouge G lippies if anything happens to them. 

Dominique33 Avatar

Only Marie-Galante from NARS, many have problems applying it, I hope it won’t be discontinued ! Otherwise, nothing at all I never do back-up ( either make-up or computer ! ), it would be impossible with high end brands, so no regret !

Eilkas Avatar

I never buy backup cosmetic products because I love the novelty associated with new releases.  I do buy loads of lip balm, though; specifically Jack Black.

Quinctia Avatar

Bought a couple cream foundations since my color was discontinued (Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse), and I’m always buying extra XXL Extensions mascara, just because a) brown black was discontinued, so if I see it, I’ll snag it and b) it’s my HG mascara, so I always want one hanging around the instant I finish up the last one.

stacey Avatar

U.D. Naked Palette…the one with the duo pencil…..I have 7 of them.  Coming in second place is Elizabeth Arden lip-stick kinda balm.  I have 5-6 of them, some are free gift.  In third place, is U.D. 15th Anniversary Palette.  I have no regrets buying/ acquiring so many…given that U.D. is going to sell in China.  Selling in China doesnt bother me…but the their flip-flop committments not to test on animals and their likelihood to manufacture their products in China will deter me from buying any makeup made in China.

stacey Avatar

No, I havent even made a dent on any of the colors in the original Naked Palette and at one point, I was using it everyday.   I was going to sell the remainder on eBay because of the discontinuation of the duo pencil it came with it.  But I think I am going to keep them and used them until I die.  I came to Urban Decay very late in my life …only two years ago….and found the colors/ staying power really work well on my skintone and monolid eyes….My last favorite was Cle de Peau but they of course discontinued the original shadow collections.  I could buy one entire UD palette for only one color from Cle de Peau.  Back in those days, an entire Palette did not existed…nor did Sephora…

itscarin Avatar

Christine, have you really ever finished I product?  I’ve never in my entire life finished a product.  I’ll lose it before I finish it.  I imagine that when you have as many products as you do you’re always using different things so it’s impossible to use up any one product.  

Christine-Temptalia Avatar

 @itscarin A few, yes 🙂  Skincare items for sure. MAC Espresso (use it to fill in my brows). Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque. Cle de Peau #2 Lipgloss. 
 
It’s harder for me to finish something *now* compared to before. I don’t really buy backups any more as a rule, but when they discontinued Dragon, I had to!

Lanesha Miller Avatar

Tie between all of my purple life lipglass from the MAC blogger collection and My paradise cheek powder from MAC surf baby.

Julie Guiza Avatar

DC NYC Nightlife and CoffeeBar! As many as I could find and that was 3 each! That was when their formula was creamy and long lasting!

Lydia Avatar

MAC Show Orchid lipstick, MAC Embrace Me lipliner, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Fuschia Fever, Jack Black Lip Therapy, Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Divine and TFSI <3

DJTay Avatar

Volume Express One by One mascara( only because it’s $3.75 at CVS Sale right now), UDPP x 2, Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 powder foundation(hard to find), and Clinique Blush in New Clover x 2.

Veronica Avatar

Other than lip balms, I rarely stock up on anything unless it’s basics that I keep in every purse/bag/home drawer/etc. (mascara, concealer, blush, etc.), but after watching my favorite cream blush go off the market, I’ve wised up a little.  Generally, I don’t mind losing out too much on an item in terms of color or hue, since for the most part something will eventually pop up simiar enough to replace it.  It’s when they change a formula that I rue the loss of a product.

JEN Avatar

I have back ups of my favorite hand cream of all time:  L’Occtaine Honey Shea Butter only because it’s limited edition.  I called L’Occtaine and asked if they will make this scent permanent and they said, “No.”  I bought 10 tubes on Sephora.com. 
 
No makeup item backups because I never really finish them.  The only thing I do really finish are brow products and skin care.

Miss J Avatar

I love, love, love the L’Occtaine Honey Shea Butter! Thank you for reminding me I need to order a tube of that if it’s still available on the site!

simone lymbery Avatar

@JEN i am the same as you i dont have any make up backups yet because i dont really finish them but there are a few that will need to be replaced in due course as i use them all the time

Amanda Kay Avatar

Fluidlines.. I have 2 backups of Avenue and Wholesome and backups of viva glam Cyndi lippies and lipglasses. Love that colour.

army_wife_in_alaska Avatar

I bought backup of MAC Shimmermoss after they discontinued it. I really love the shade and I wish they had just discontinued a less stellar neutral color instead of this. 

Daniellenm30 Avatar

I have a backup of Mac’s A Wish Come True eye shadow. And I wish I got a backup of their Gem of Roses lipstick! It’s one of my favorite shades.

casey23 Avatar

I usually have back up for my mascara, Loreal Telescopic Mascara, there are usually nice discounts in drugstores, so when I see a discount for this one, I buy it immediately because it is ridiculously pricey here in Turkey (I don’t know the price in the States but here it’s around 25-30 dollars!) Also, I bought backups for one of Avon’s lipstick series, the colors were gorgeous!! Now, they are discontinued!

Leticia Avatar

Clinique´s Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss – I loooooove that stuff! I have purchased at least five of them and I guess I will buy more 🙂 ! When MAC released Pearlglide Eyeliners in their 2010 Holiday Collection, I got one backup of Black Line because it was LE then and I panicked! Once I also got two backups of Maybelline The Falsies Mascara because I found it on sale.

Joannie Avatar

I have made repurchases of many products, but I have never backed up anything. Something must be wrong with me :). I had to think long and hard to even cite a few products that I might have been compelled to backup. I honestly love trying new shades & textures.

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