Makeup, makeup, and more make up – what’s a girl to do without it? From eyelash curlers to bottles of foundations, and one too many makeup brushes and eye shadow pallets to choose from, here we’ll list off the top 15 signs that you’re a fully fledged makeup addict.
1. Can’t leave your house without it on
Most of us like to wear a little bit of makeup before we leave the house, but if you feel the burning need to have to apply a full face of heavy makeup to your face before stepping out anywhere in public – you’re a makeup addict.
2. Carry makeup around with you wherever you go
Having a few makeup items in your bag is pretty normal, and seems to be the average amount of makeup that most of us carry around. If the majority of your bag is stacked with endless amounts of beauty and makeup products – you’re probably a makeup addict.
3. Don’t ever let your partner/ friends see you without it on
This is a classic symptom of being a makeup addict. If you’re longing to delay the moment when your partner and or friends see you without makeup, this could be a sign that you probably wear too much makeup and that you may have some insecurities about going completely au natural, even around the people closest to you.
4. Sleep with it on
Every one of us has slept in makeup before – usually, it’s by accident, and it’s never usually a conscious decision we make. If you’re the sort of person who deliberately leaves their makeup on when they go to bed so that you don’t have to reapply a lot the following morning, your makeup habits are becoming unhealthy.
5. All of your house/dorm is covered with makeup products
Most of us have a few makeups bags or boxes in our room where we keep all things makeup and beauty related. If your home resembles that of a beauty counter in a shopping mall, your addiction to makeup is going too far.
6. Spending too much money/ all of your money on makeup
We all know that makeup can be really expensive – so why buy so much of it? Marketing campaigns lead us to believe that every new mascara that comes out, solves a problem that the previous one didn’t – and that’s how they get us to spend too much on makeup products.
If you’re a sucker for always buying the latest makeup product and digging deep into your pocket for the cash – you may slowly be becoming a makeup addict.
7. You’re a makeup hoarder – you keep multiples of the same product
Nobody likes to waste anything – but at the same time, nobody likes to keep anything that is of no value or meaning. Once you find a product you love, you hoard it like the world is about to end, and you’re obsessed with keeping multiples of your favourite lipstick shade or eyelid shadow. If that means spending more money than you actually have, then so be it.
8. No matter what – there is always a makeup product in your online shopping basket
No matter what time of year, there is always something makeup related in your online basket. Whether it’s a discounted lip liner or an eye-watering expensive $50 concealer stick, that basket of yours is never empty.
9. You live for YouTube makeup tutorial videos – and most of them are in your ‘favourites’ list.
If you’re like most of us, we’re all guilty of watching the occasional YouTube tutorial on how to apply makeup. If you find yourself watching these more than you watch a Netflix series, you might be becoming a makeup addict.
10. The Limited Edition of a makeup product and brand – just ‘in case’ you need it
When Bobbi Brown releases the limited edition of their new lipstick set – you’re one of the first people to purchase it – even if you have never tried the brand before, and don’t have much intention of ever trying it either. This behaviour screams makeup addict.
11. The makeup off routine – is more like a ritual
You have a structured and regimented routine when it comes to taking your makeup off at night. It probably involves using multiple makeup removal products and lots of makeup wipes – this process is never skipped out of respect to your face, and to all of the products, you are going to heap onto it the next morning.
12. You own way too many packets of face wipes
If you notice that you finish an entire packet of face wipes in a few days or a week, this is an alarming sign that you wear too much of it.
13. Your Birthday/ Christmas wish list is made up 95% of makeup products.
Yes, you don’t mind the occasional pair of cool sneakers or even some bedazzling jewellery, but what really melts your heart is receiving those small little lipstick boxes and those compact concealer sets.
14. You’re a contouring Queen and overly proud.
Contouring is all the trend, and being a self – proclaimed contouring Queen is no different. If you find yourself constantly talking about anything and everything contour – related, you’re probably letting this makeup life consume you too much.
15. You fought for the bigger bathroom in your dorm – even though all your makeup stays in your room
You fought your ground with other students when it came to you getting the biggest bathroom in your college dorm so that your makeup would have a cosy home. In spite of this, you still leave all your makeup in your room – seriously symptomatic of a makeup addict.