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BLUSH! You always only need so little at a time, and I don’t wear makeup every day, so it will take me forever to finish even one. But I still buy loads and loads of it.

I’m a lipstick addict… mainly bright colors that I will not wear often enough to justify the price but they are my obsession nonetheless πŸ™‚

Mascaras. I really have to control myself when it comes to buying them, or else I end up with too many and barely get half way through when they get tossed out. I impose a limit of 10 at one time and rotate through my collection every day, so they get equal use. I’m currently under my limit ftw.

Might be best that instead of rotating though them everyday using one up at a time, just for hygine reasons, from the minute you open them and use them once germs and bacteria get in.

Brown eyeshadows and black eyeliners (all sorts- liquids, gel, pencils eyc), can’t get enough! I’m forever on the hunt for that perfect one that will love.

I keep buying eye shadows. I prefer pallets just so I can get as many at once. In the end, I always fall back on purple smokey eye for every single occasion…

Ugh. Not sure which tops out as #1. These are my repeated weaknesses:

– Facial Highlighters
– Red nail polish
– Eyeshadow palettes

Lipsticks in general, but especially deep reds and rubies. Enough that I’ll probably never get through all of them.

Perhaps we need to form a support group?

Haha, I totally have the same thing going on! I just love those pretty deep shades of reds and keep buying them, but when it comes down to it, I’m actually too scared to wear it πŸ™

Eyeshadows, without a doubt. Mostly purples, greens and neutral colors. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever gone shopping without getting some kind of eyeshadow. It’s sad πŸ™‚

1. Lipstick (They’re my obssession!)
2. Powder Blushes (I look pale without a blush on)
3. Mascara (It’s like a habit ever since college days..)

Eye shadow and lip gloss. Its funny because I have more eye shadow than I could ever use and I HATE wearing things on my lips. /shrug

if nail polish counts, I’ll go with that. I have a problem. I have a handful of colors that I use all the time, and most of the others rarely get touched.
I used to hoard eyeliner like no other. I’d use it all, so it was okay, but at one point, I think I had, like, 15 or 20 colors. if it was sold at a cheap price point (I was in junior high at the time), I had it. I was so proud of that collection hahah

ALWAYS buying new eyeshadows… i used to be super into bronzes and golds, but now im totally into taupes! i love having options πŸ™‚

Red, bright pink or deep purple lipsticks. It started out because I’m not too skilled with eyeshadows so I fell back on lipsticks for makeup drama, but now it’s developed into a compulsion

Cheek products. Blushes, MSF’s, Beauty Powders, Highlighters. The shallow tub that holds cheek products in the vanity is overflowing. I always tell myself no more cheek products but always seem to find one that I *need*. It’s a problem.

I’m always on the hunt for nude and MLBB lipsticks. I try to justify it by saying to myself that I’ll use it, which I do, but I still have too many!

Overall category, lipsticks (used to be eyeshadows so now I have a TON and rarely use most of them T_T). Definitely agree on the red lipsticks I am ADDICTED. Can’t even imagine the day I’ll use one up though! My favorites are WnW Red Velvet and Stoplight Red matte lipsticks, I bought Chanel Dragon when I found out it was DC but I still like the WnWs better because Dragon is a bit too dark for my taste. I like my reds bright and retro! πŸ™‚

blush!! I’m a total blush whore! I also buy lots of eyeshadow palettes. Thiose are my two favourite things cosmetic wise πŸ™‚

i’m obsessed with buying new blushes! which is kind of unfortunate, as it takes me forever to even hit pan on them lol. but i just love the way they brighten up my face!

Hi, I’m really trying to find an inexpensive foundation that works well for my oily skin! Ive been using the MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW15, and while its a great foundation, the price isnt ideal! Ive heard alot of good things for the Revlon Colorstay as well as the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation. Each of my friends has one and they say they’re great but in some reviews mention some cons to think about! I need something that will last me through the day without transferring as a result of my oily face! Also, I would prefer a drugstore foundation πŸ™‚ thanks so much!

Lip gloss. I am totally addicted to lip gloss! I can’t stop buying it – it always comes in a cute bottle, it’s either sparkly or a gorgeous bold color and it’s small. The plus side? My lips always look fabulous!

Eyeshadows!
It’s easier to justify purchasing powder products because they don’t expire nearly as fast as cream or liquid products. If I didn’t worry about that I’d probably purchase all-kinds of fantastic colours of lipsticks!

Eyeliner! I have so many of them it is completely ridiculous but I keep buying more because I love them and I love having a variety of colors to choose from πŸ™‚

Brown and taupe eyeshadows, I have an embarrassing amount of them. Even if I stopped buying it would take me at least a couple of years to finish them.

Ooooh same here! I have quite a lot of red lipsticks, I don’t know why, I do wear them on a daily basis, it’s just that I never have enough of them πŸ™‚ haha

Neutral lipsticks. Because I work in construction sites, I can t really wear any bright lip colors but I still like to wear lipstick.Just because we work around men, doesn t mean we have to become one πŸ™‚

lipsticks, eyeshadows, and blushers. there are products that i have yet to use despite buying them nearly a year ago

Blushes. In general but also specifically matte cooltoned pink. Blushes are my weakness and I think the truth is that I have never finished one. But I think I’m on the constant search for the perfect matte pink. The market is saturated with shimmery peachypinks but a matte pink blush I am forever on the hunt for.

Bright pink lipstick. I can only wear one shade at a time, so how many minute variations do I really need?

Also, matte eyeshadow.

For me, it’s definitely eye shadows. I am such a sucker for a new shadow or shadow palette. Lipsticks give me a lift, and a new, flattering blush is fun but you’re so limited with the colour ranges for both of those products. But eye shadows – the possibilities are almost limitless (even though 90% of my purchases are neutrals!).

Looking at my current makeup assortment, I would have to say eyeliners. (when did I get all of these??) Whenever I see a unique color or formula or set of them, I just MUST snap it up! I used to hoard more shadows and lipsticks, but have become more choosy in the past year– and more obsessed with skincare.

I am constantly adding bright pink and nude lipsticks to my makeup collection! I am practical with everything else, but lipsticks I tend to hoard lol. I have over 60 mac ones alone and they are all alike and dupes! I need to quit but I can’t stop, I just love em:)

Probably concealer because I have dark circles and can’t go out without having them all nicely covered up.

For me, it’s eyeshadows.

My weakness is Guerlain eyeshadow quads. I have all of the old design ones, including the limited editions, and I’m working on getting all of the new ones that were released in fall 2011.

Sheer lipsticks and tinted lip balms, especially in plummy/berry/red shades. It’s so hard for me to resist buying them, even when I know they’re dupes for colors I already own!

A tie for both Concealer and Foundation. They are my favorite makeup items to purchase because they make such a huge difference in your look.

For me, I’m most tempted by eyeshadows and lipglosses. For a long time I had like one blush and only a tiny handful of lipsticks (all left over from my brief foray as a Mary Kay lady a long time ago) – but many glosses and shadows. Recently I’ve bought several blushes and lipsticks to add some variety, but still it’s very difficult to pass up fun eyeshadows and shimmery glosses!

Lately, any product that will make the skin flawless. Highlighters, bronzers, foundation…etc…

does skincare count as beauty products? because i swear because of it..my makeup looks flawless!!!!

1. Nailpolish – I have over 150 nailpolishes. I do switch colors every four days, though, so most of them have been used. I probably have ten that I’ve yet to open. Reds, purples and pinks are the ones I gravitate towards the most.

2. Eyeshadow – I have way too many neutrals and should focus more on wearing bolder eyeshadow colors. This collection is not as huge as my nailpolish one but I usually wear eyeshadow everyday.

3. Lipstick – It’s not a huge collection but I have way too many! Specially taking in consideration that I hardly wear something on my lips besides lip balm. I also have way too many red lipsticks if you take in consideration that I never had the courage to leave the house with one on.

Concealers, powder bases or facial powders and blushes. I’m a face-makeup addict and always looking for the perfect concealer.

For me its eyeshadow, I have way too many taupe eyeshadows, however, whenever I see a new one I just have to have it πŸ™‚

I never used to wear lipstick, but lately I’ve been obsessed. Right now I also have 12 lip balms in rotation… I’m a lip balm addict.

I need help. I’m obsessed with it all…..lipstick, especially reds & nudes, eyeshadow (8 full MAC 15-shadow palettes), MSFs, blush, nail polish. I JUST LOVE IT ALLLLLLLLLLL

pinky-nude lipsticks and foundation.. omg my weakness.. i just raided the mac naturally collection for more lipsticks when most are dupes of what I already have ><… addiction!!!

Eyeshadow! I have like 75 MAC eyeshadows at last count plus the Naked Palette, TheBalm Shady Lady Vol. 1, 2 MAC palettes, and numerous other loose shadows/pigments. Its a problem, I know this, haha!

Purple nail polishes, glitter nail polishes, Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes, teal eyeliner (I don’t even know how that got started, I gravitate towards it), and sparkly lipgloss when I don’t even wear lipgloss that often.

I go through phases… Now I’m buying a lot of eye shadows (mainly palettes). Before- blush phase, lipstick and the last I can remember was nail polish phase πŸ™‚

Lipstick, Blushes, and Highlighters!!! This blog doesn’t make it any easier to quell my obsession. If it looks good on Christine, or if she recommends it, I at least have to swatch it the counter. Sadly, most things I end up actually purchasing. I would have to say, I am partial to red-orange lipsticks and cant pass on a good one (even did research to find out what color Kourtney Kardashian wears all the time)

Black eyeliner in any form – gel, liquid, or pencil. It’s a good thing I wear black eyeliner everyday otherwise I’ll never use it all up πŸ™‚

I have a bunch of eyeshadows, more than I can use. Eyeshadows are my favorite. I’ve slowed down on buying them though, because I feel like I have every shade I could possibly want and I try to avoid buying dupes. Lately I’ve been buying more lipsticks, and for some reason even blush (which is strange because I rarely ever wear any, it makes me feel like a clown). I guess I just can’t cut down on my makeup spending…even if I feel like I have everything I could ever need, I would just buy things I don’t need. =/

Eyeshadow and gloss are my worst offenders. Though last year I’ve kind of dwindled my buying, for the most part, to colors that are really unique or I’d use all the time. I think it’s time for me to go on a project pan before my collection gets REALLY out of hand though πŸ˜›

Either blush or foundation! I always feel like there are so many ‘unique’ blushes. And with foundation, I always feel like there is something better than what I am currently using.

Eyeliners.I can not get enough.Last month I went into Sephora and bought the UD Electric set, along with their Siren liquid liner, and a Tarino Tarantino liner.I already had enough liners to last me a lifetime at home, but I find them so intriguing.I cannot help myself.I’m a sucker for them.

I’m constantly on the hunt for the best “my lips but better” color or anything that’ll give me a no makeup makeup look, so mostly neutral eyeshadows, or volumizing mascaras, or sheer blushes. So far, I’ve calmed down and live off a small (this is arguable, maybe medium sized) pouch with my favorites that I keep inside my bag all the time since I do my makeup on the go. I constantly remind myself how contented and happy I am with the products in here and this helps me limit my shopping sprees to backups rather than completely new products. πŸ™‚

1) Lipsticks in general – I have around 25+ colors combined which is a lot to me (almost a month if I wore a different color everyday) and I still want more! The worst offenders: 3-4 fuchsias, 5-6 reds, 6-10 berries/plums.

2) Palettes – The inner bargain hunter cannot resist! Even before I was really into makeup, my one stop answer was always to buy one of those color sets from Kohl’s. xD I have around 10 in total now, including really tiny ones from my Color Workshop days but some are currently unopened.

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