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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: