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The Makeup Addict Tag

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I was reading Jenn’s blog, A Beautiful Zen, last week and she posted a fun tag that I wanted to dive head first into. So here’s a peek into my addiction!

1. Which product do you still keep buying more of despite having plenty in your collection?

Eyeshadow. I’ve managed to curtail myself on blush as I’ve finally realized that no matter what the shade of blush is, there’s only so much you apply to your skin, so therefore a zillion shades of blush make zero sense since most of them end up looking the same anyway just due to the sheer wash that’s generally applied to the cheeks. HOWEVER, there’s nothing stopping me on eyeshadow. I will not stop till I have every shade and every finish of every single colour out there!

The bulk of my palettes… They’ve long outgrown their home.
The bulk of my palettes… They’ve long outgrown their home.
2. What’s the one product you can’t live without?

I feel like it’s what everyone says, but mascara. Mascara’s the one thing I feel really amps up my apperance.

3. Favorite makeup brand?

I have two, for a variety of reasons.

The first one is Makeup Geek because I cannot believe what this woman has managed to achieve. Her eyeshadows are of unbelievable quality and I can’t wait to see the rest of her line.

That being said, since MUG doesn’t have a full line up of products out there, I feel the need to name another brand that does. And for me, my favourite all encompassing brand is currently Too Faced. They’ve knocked it out of the park this past year with their lipstick revamp and their Melted lipsticks. I’m also madly in love with a lot of their palettes, so they’re definitely taking the cake for me lately.

My makeup collection in all its glory.
My makeup collection in all its glory.
4. How big is your makeup collection?

How exactly do you define “big” anyway? I have more than anyone really needs (or even wants at times) but it’s my passion and everyone spends their money on SOMETHING important to them! So it’s large, but it’s not enormous. Yet.

5. And how do you store it?

I received a table from two friends who were no longer using it in their apartment. It has two drawers in it which store the bulk of my face products. I also use shelving that’s been drilled into the wall.

The drawers house my highlighters, bronzers, blushes, pigments, lashes and any other random things I haven’t got the space for on top of the desk.
The drawers house my highlighters, bronzers, blushes, pigments, lashes and any other random things I haven’t got the space for on top of the desk.
6. How many items of makeup have you got in your handbag at the moment?

Zero, because I don’t carry a purse.

7. If you could raid another blogger’s stash, who would it be?

Something tells me Jen’s (Scarlet Beauty) stash is going to be amazing to see. (Seriously, just go visit her Instagram for daily makeup porn.)

I’d also love to see another Jen‘s stash because she keeps hauling things like Cle de Peau and Burberry!

And Kalyn‘s. Because she buys things in its entirety (NYX Wicked Lippies, NYX Macarons) and chooses colours I don’t normally gravitate towards.

8. How long does your usual makeup routine take and how many products do you use?

Since I go to work more often than not, I would say my usual routine takes about 30-45 minutes and I use about 12 products (2 eye bases, 4 eyeshadows, mascara, gel liner, brows, bronzer, blush, highlighter). If it’s on the weekend, all bets are off and I spend 60-90 minutes getting ready and probably use over 20+ products.

9. Have you ever bought makeup knowing you wouldn’t use it?

No, never. I use everything.

10. Tag a few other makeup addicts to do this tag!

I’m not sure how much everyone actually takes part in tags, but I’ll go with the following as I don’t think I’ve tagged them before:

Procrastination Beauty Blogger Tag

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I was surfing around for some beauty blogging tag to do since December has meant not only am I strapped for time (not that I’m complaining about having wonderful friends and family to hang out with, but dear GOD this month is an utter scheduling nightmare) but it also means I can’t take any pictures before or after work since the lighting is utter crap. Soooo I’m moderately amused by the title of this tag because while I haven’t been procrastinating exactly, I’ve just been struggling for time… so it kind of LOOKS like I’ve been procrastinating.

Still with me? Did that make a lick of sense?

No? Too bad, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

So please enjoy the “easy” content while I sort out the rest of my December. 😉

1. Name a beauty regimen that you rarely do?

Lord, I’m sure I have tons, but I’ll only name a couple: I don’t wash my face before going to bed (I remove my makeup with remover, but never wash it) and I only wear sunscreen on my face if I’m going to be covering my entire body (i.e., going for a long run during the summer, out to play sports, etc.)

Mommmmm, pay attention to me!
Mommmmm, pay attention to me!
2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly?

Once a month? Maybe? This makes me think back to when I didn’t know you were supposed to wash makeup brushes, so I went about five or six years before I ever washed out my one and only MAC 275 brush. Yeah, it basically rinsed out black. Delicious!

That doesn’t even look comfortable.
That doesn’t even look comfortable.
3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish?

I used to care and changed it immediately (which was usually every two days), but nail polish is a fickle beast and I do NOT have an ounce of cares to give if my nail polish is chipped anymore. To be perfectly honest, I barely even wear it anymore.

Catnip goodness
Catnip goodness
4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it?

I don’t wait. Ever. If anything, I usually have a backup ready and waiting in the wings a good two months before I actually run out of the product I’m currently using.

Helping me out while I photograph products.
Helping me out while I photograph products.
5. What is your worst beauty habit?

I’m sure this is going to gross people out. In fact, I’m grossed out that I do it… But  I tweeze errant eyelashes if the mofos are just being absolute jerks and growing in the wrong direction. It’s not a daily thing (or I wouldn’t have any eyelashes left), but maybe once a month I’ll yank one or two out that are just not cooperating. (I know pulling out eyelashes due to stress/boredom is a condition, but this isn’t the same thing.)

(He’s grossed out by me too.)
(He’s grossed out by me too.)
6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time?

Groceries. I hate doing groceries. Or laundry. Or cleaning.

I think I just hate chores in general.

Awwwww
Awwwww
7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute?

This is definitely something I do not do. I give myself plenty of time – usually TOO much time. As I’ve said before, I really enjoy getting ready, so I try to draw out the process as long as possible – much to the chagrin of my friends and family.

Tired kitten.
Tired kitten.
8. Can you commit to spending bans?

I have done, but not often. I often find that even if I go on a makeup spending ban, I usually find somewhere else to throw my money, so it’s kind of a moot point really. I either spend it on makeup, or something else. /shrug

Nemo’s working out how much I’m allowed to spend on makeup for the next year…
Nemo’s working out how much I’m allowed to spend on makeup for the next year…
9. How organized are your make-up and nail polish collections?

My makeup is well organized and everything has its place, but my nail polish is kind of just… lined up… sort of? I mean it’s on a shelf, and it sits there, but it looks kind of messy.

Surely this can’t be healthy…
Surely this can’t be healthy…

And that’s it. I hope you’ve enjoyed the filler post complete with pictures of Nemo.

While I haven’t tagged anyone, I realize that we’re all struggling throughout December, so if you’d like to do this tag on your blog, please feel free!