If you follow my blog for a while you know I’ve talked about how ridiculous my makeup stash is. Nobody needs this much makeup and I probably won’t be able to use all of it up in a lifetime (considering I’ll always buy more). I have made an inventory last year and I’m always updating it whenever I buy something, finish something or give a product away to somebody.
I have a problem with buying makeup, as you’ve seen in my Project Pan No Buy, you know I just can’t help buying makeup. I love it. There’s nothing else in the world I buy that makes me happier than lusting over and then getting a new makeup product. It’s just the best. But with that said, I do have a problem. Most products I own go bad since I can’t use them in the time frame the companies suggest you use the stuff up. I just wanted to show you how much I have because that is like admitting you have an addiction. They say it’s the first step to recovery, right? I am trying to be more conscious about my buying habits but it’s hard to stop. I do love watching makeup videos on youtube or reading about new stuff on blogs and it just makes me want to buy more and more.
I decided to share it with you because I’m sure there are tons of us out there that feel their makeup stash is out of control and for a long time I was embarrassed to show anyone (much less put up on the internet) the amount of makeup I have. But I guess it’s time to put it out there, so maybe it’ll help me keep accountable on my 2015 no buy.
So after this long intro, here are the numbers for my stash. I do count deluxe size products as a full sized one and when it comes to eyeshadow or blush palettes I do count each product individually (i.g the Urban Decay Naked palette consists in 12 eyeshadows so I count it as 12 eyeshadows and not just 1 palette).
So here are the (scary) numbers:
Bronzer/Contour Powder: 6
Face Primers: 10
Eyebrow Products: 4
Eye Primers: 3
Liquid/Powder Foundations and BB Creams: 12
Finishing Powders: 7
Under eye finishing powders: 3
Lip products (lipsticks and lipgloss): 34
Eye pencils: 20
Lip pencils: 5
I’m sure there are people out there with much more makeup than me and also much less, but this is my reality, but I do feel like I have more than I want (and obviously much more than I need) in most categories. I’m still not ready though to think about my ideal numbers for each category since I am still in the mindset of trying different products out.
I do plan on doing an in depth series of what I own in each category for you to see what products I have, so let me know if that’s something you would be interested in reading about (’cause I’m sure it’ll be a lot of work writing the posts and taking pictures for them).
Have you ever done a makeup inventory? How do you keep track of your products?
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