Makeup Addict Tag

Someone finally (Monika from Rocaille Writes) recognized me for the true Makeup Addict that I am with this tag.  Sorry this took so long, Monika.  (Read Monika's tag post here).  It literally took me from the time of the tag in November until now to do some cleaning up and purging.  I am a huge pig.  <---Secret is out!  Not only am I a makeup addict, I am also a pig!

On to this tag! *proud oink*

1. Which product do you still keep buying more of despite having plenty in your collection?
Well, I wouldn't be a true addict since I couldn't just stop buying anything, but I do have a special fondness for eye shadow palettes. 

My precious... gollumgollum.
My rehydrated preciousseseses.  gollumgollum.
Wait, there's more.
 And then maybe more.
 And other more unpictured more.  gollumgollum.


2. What's the one product you can't live without?
*hissy fit* 

This is a terrible question to ask a makeup addict.  If zoning in on one product were conceivable, maybe I wouldn't have such a collection to begin with!  *drools*  *rolls around floor picking up dust bunnies*

I think maybe oil cleansing.  This whole cleaning the skin well thing is pretty revolutionary to me.

3. Favorite makeup brand?
I think this whole blog is a testament to my love for certain brands.  I have some major weaknesses for a few of them, but above all, probably SUQQU.  I identify with the brand message and I strongly suspect I am a member of their target demographic in terms of age, style preference and etc.

4. How big is your makeup collection?
Big.   Big for a sane person big.

5. And how do you store it?
Here is my vanity / makeup war-room set up, which is heavy on the IKEA and MUJI.

6. How many items of makeup have you got in your handbag at the moment?
Once I counted 12 lipsticks in an Instagram post, but I think I cleaned out my purse recently.  I always carry a makeup bag in my bag.  I have eleven in my bag today:
  • blotting paper
  • mirror
  • two lip brushes
  • pressed powder
  • face brush
  • three lipsticks
  • lip balm
  • perfume
7. If you could raid another blogger's stash, who would it be?
There are some EPIC collections out there, but I would love to roll around in Sonia's (Sweet Makeup Temptations) stash.  All the makeup things PLUS one of the most enviable brush collections in the world.  She won't be able to kick me out of her makeup room.  >:)

Wait.

Long pause.

I need time to recover from my daydreaming.

8. How long does your usual makeup routine take and how many products do you use?
I would easily take an hour if I could and had the time in the morning.  I love the indulgent experience of my makeup routine.  Generally 30 minutes or so.  I literally can NOT do a 5 minute face.  Can't.

Not including skincare (of which there are many steps) this is my normal routine:
  • foundation
  • concealer
  • powder
  • brow product (maybe 2, usually one)
  • eye shadow primer
  • eye shadows (# varies, probably is some quad)
  • eye liner
  • eye lash curler
  • mascara
  • blush
  • lipstick
  • several brushes
  • spritz perfume
I might add a finishing powder like Guerlain ballz, or a highlighter.  Maybe every so often I would put on bronzer.

9. Have you ever bought makeup knowing you wouldn't use it?
Never!  Everything must get used.  Eventually a pretty embossing or overlay is worn away.  I have a lot but everything must get used.  And for me, the biggest enjoyment is the using, not the having.  Although, the having is pretty nice, too.

10. Tag a few other makeup addicts to do this tag!
If you have a blog and would like to do this tag, let me know so I can link you in this post!  I would love to see Joyce from Bronzer Bunny, Auxiliary Beauty and Helene from Icaria's to do this tag!

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