If you are a girl who likes beauty, there is no doubt that your bathroom counter is covered in products that you have. Being a beauty junkie means that your makeup collection never seems complete, yet you could still be on an episode of Hoarders. Here are 20 signs that you are a beauty junkie.
1. Struggling to distinguish between wants and needs
Whether you see an eye-catching product, or a piece that you want in your collection, the chances of leaving Sephora with everything except the one product you came for is very high.
2. You have multiple lipsticks, bronzers, blushes, etc.
Having lots of product means that most likely you have more than one shade of blush. If you are the go to friend for makeup, chances are you have so much makeup you could practically be a makeup artist.
3. It seems impossible to use up your products
You’ve tried project hit pan multiple times, but have fallen off the train every time. Not using a product seems like a waste of money, but seeing one of your favorite products getting used up is tragic.
4. Constantly having dirty brushes
Cleaning all the makeup brushes seems like a lot of work especially since they are just going to get dirty once again.
5. Finding false lashes around your house
Is that a giant spider on the counter?! No it’s just the pair of false lashes from last night.
6. Falling into the hype of products you see on social media
Another peach palette is out? Yes please! Even though you had no initial want for the product, getting caught in the hype practically forced you to make the purchase.
7. Buying a product just for the pretty packaging
From Too Faced pretty peach collection to the Mariah Carey limited edition collection, we often like pretty products. Whether you are a fan of the product or not, having aesthetically pleasing products is a must for Instagram.
8. Falling into the trap of buying limited edition products
Speaking of the Mariah Carey collection, half of the hype was due to the product was limited edition. Most of the time we buy these products because they are collaborations with our favorite celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj or YouTubers such as Jaclyn Hill and Kathleenlights.
9. Buying products because your favorite beauty blogger recommended the product
Does everyone remember the days where no matter what your skin type is you bought the same products as your favorite beauty blogger? This results in dry skin, cakey looks and wondering what all they hype of the product was about. Being knowledgeable really helps to avoid a product buying snafu.
10. Having specific products for all four seasons
You have foundation and concealer in shades for winter to summer. As for the seasons in between, mixing shades is what is required to get the perfect shade.
11. Loving matte lipstick but having it dry the hell out of your lips
Matte lipstick looks are beautiful, trendy and a great way to get a flawless look. The biggest issue? Having dry and flaky lips at the end of the night is one of the biggest challenges we beauty addicts face.
12. Having several nude lipsticks
Everyone likes a nice nude lipstick, but having 20 is excessive. You just can’t seem to get rid of them because of the difference in formula, tone, shade or scent.
13. Having 10 different foundations and contour for different skin tones
Buying a palette with different shades always seems like a good idea with friends asking you to do their makeup. Having so many different shades has you looking like a makeup artist even though you don’t use half of them.
14. Having a huge collection of brushes
Unicorn brushes, colorful bristles and beautiful brush handles? All of these factors make it hard to resist. Eventually you break down and buy more brushes. Does someone need another brush cup?
15. Feeling like you can’t wait for a sale because you want products badly
Trying to save your Ulta or Sephora points for a big sale is difficult. Companies launch new products and you feel like you can’t wait to do a huge haul.
16. Your favorite beauty blogger comes out with their own product so you buy it
The Becca x Jaclyn Hill collab came out with champagne pop and the Kandee Johnson collection with Too Faced is going to launch soon. Supporting your favorite brands and bloggers is fun, but later you wonder where all your money goes.
17. Eyebrows have become one of the most important features
Who knew eyebrows were going to be one of the most important features on your face. Waxing or threading appointments to brow pomade and or powder can be one of your biggest dilemmas.
18. Lots of trial and error
It takes a lot of work to find holy grail products and make an essential makeup bag. Because of this, it takes plenty of trial and error products to fall in love. In a bin you have a product graveyard for all the products that didn’t make the cut.
19. Having some very bad photos
Getting started in makeup means that you experimented often to get your favorite look. Looking at photos from the past, you can relive the days of wearing blue eyeshadow and dream matte mousse foundation.
20. People thinking you have makeup on to impress someone
Makeup is one of your favorite ways to express yourself and it is a way to be creative. Doing makeup for someone else other than yourself seems crazy. As long as you’re confident, keep doing you.
Thanks loves! Annemarie