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post #121 of 166

Well, I am so bad that I am considering hitting Sephora tomorrow to buy some more eye shadow and eyeliner, as well as a Buxom lip gloss. I NEED HELP!!!!! LOL.

post #122 of 166

my family thinks I am nuts. i go into makeup stire to exchange something and coming back with $150 worth of makeup to add it to boxes I have in my office

post #123 of 166

Mom supports it as she's into jewellery.

 

Boyfriend supports it and understands it as he's into comics/games/movies.

 

Friends/rest of family don't understand it.

 

I'm fine with that. :D

post #124 of 166

Does anyone ever feel shame for buying so much make-up? I only buy what I like and NOT to have a huge collection but I feel bad that so many of my glosses will go bad before I can use them. How long can I use a gloss before it goes down the tubes? Do any of my fellow addicts know? At least with powders you get a much longer shelf life. True also on mascaras that go unopened. I have nearly 40 mascaras that have yet to be opened and more in my cases that I actually use. I actually write down the day I open them so I know when to throw them away. Sad, I know but lipsticks, glosses and mascara are my MAIN thing. What is y'all's fave make-up product. BTW, LOVE MAC's Studio Tech Foundation and eye make up remover. Their whole collection rocks.

post #125 of 166
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Originally Posted by SamanthaDeMuro View Post

Does anyone ever feel shame for buying so much make-up? I only buy what I like and NOT to have a huge collection but I feel bad that so many of my glosses will go bad before I can use them. How long can I use a gloss before it goes down the tubes? Do any of my fellow addicts know? At least with powders you get a much longer shelf life. True also on mascaras that go unopened. I have nearly 40 mascaras that have yet to be opened and more in my cases that I actually use. I actually write down the day I open them so I know when to throw them away. Sad, I know but lipsticks, glosses and mascara are my MAIN thing. What is y'all's fave make-up product. BTW, LOVE MAC's Studio Tech Foundation and eye make up remover. Their whole collection rocks.

IF YOU CAN HANDLE ME AT MY WORST, YOU SURE AS HELL DON'T DESERVE ME AT MY BEST.--Marilyn Monroe

post #126 of 166
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Originally Posted by Naughtyp View Post

my family says they gonna call Hoarders on me lol.and my bf gets annoyed sometimes lol but I don't care, I buy what I want!!

You summed it up right there!  

 

DH says I am a "hoarder", and also have a "make-up fetish" and questions do I really need another eye shadow or lipstick when I have drawers full of them but he admires the finished product and says "you are really getting good at putting on your make up" or "that seems like really good quality make up" to me.  So, he kids me but he tolerates it and as long as we have money for the rent, bills, gas, food, etc. no one else is complaining.  My sister loves make up as much as me but isn't as into the MAC brand as me, we love to trade back and forth (or she gets my stuff I am getting tired of so it doesn't go bad and not get used) so she is probably happy with the make up obsession I have.  Dad always ragged my ass about looking too made up so he'd probably shit a brick if he saw my collection or knew what I spend on it, but its my life and he doesn't get to judge me that way anymore & I am sure not going to inform on myself.  If anyone has a problem, it is probably me because I spend on make up to the exclusion of other things like purses, clothing, etc. but it makes me feel good and I am not hurting anyone (and I rationalize I am helping the economy being such a good consumer)

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Originally Posted by Haven View Post

DH thinks that my collection is getting too big, and he thinks that I have enough makeup to last the rest of my life.  He does admit, however, that he is happy that my addiction is to $14 MAC shadows & such and not too something really expensive like 2k Louis Vuitton & Chanel bags.

 

I have a friend who just admitted to me that she is over 30k in debt b/c of her designer purse addiction.

iagree.gif  Put into that perspective, its a pretty cheap addiction and better to be addicted to binging and purging makeup than food, drugs, or more expensive obsessions.

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Originally Posted by alyxo View Post

Well, I don't purchase make-up because I want to have a huge make-up collection. I buy make-up because I love beauty, I love wearing it, I enjoy playing with it. It's a form of art to me and I love art. My friends and family always tell me that I'm obsessed and spend too much money on it, they always laugh at me. Sometimes, I'm forced to hide my MAC purchases from my mom, lol. She's always on my ass about it. My friends do enjoy it because they always use my make-up and ask me to do make-up on them. Some of my friends are obsessed with beauty like me and some are starting to become obsessed with it just because they try the products I have and become loyal to them. I do agree that at times, I tend to spend too much but I honestly can't help it at times, hahaha.

I agree with the make up as art.  And, you need the right tools to make that work of art perfect, right?

 

Hey, we can rationalize with the best of them!

post #127 of 166

I am so glad I found this site. So glad to know I am not alone in my make-up and beauty addiction. Hubs thinks I have way to much make-up but like I told him, he has his gadgets and such. His own hobbies. What's the difference?

post #128 of 166

I just love having so many colors to play with. Since I work in the medical field, I don't go too batso at work BUT I can do a toned down version of a look that is different than what most women wear. My old boss did make a comment one day about the minuscule amount of blue shadow I was wearing. I had a MAC sea colored blue along the lash line with brown in the crease and Mylar eyeshadow for the finale by my brow. It looked awesome and I got lots of compliments. I took the look from and episode of SEX AND THE CITY. But the doc, I suppose, thought it was too over the top for the office, though he didn't come right out and say it. (EYE ROLL) But that doc was always picking on me so I switched jobs (THE REASON WAS NOT MAKE-UP RELATED) and this doc that I've been working for for the last 3 years, has zero probs with my make-up looks. He just knows I am an awesome worker and patients love me. So yeah, some folks don't get it.

post #129 of 166
Only one of my friends has actually seen it and she keeps telling me to stop. Hubby agrees and that there aren't possibly any colours left in the spectrum. The only one who gets it is my mom. She knows it keeps me sane.
post #130 of 166
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Originally Posted by reesesilverstar View Post

Only one of my friends has actually seen it and she keeps telling me to stop. Hubby agrees and that there aren't possibly any colours left in the spectrum. The only one who gets it is my mom. She knows it keeps me sane.

oh, but there are, you just have to have the appreciation for the subtle nuances, we all know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the HG is in the stash of the hoarder

post #131 of 166

So, just this morning my husband was complaining about my obsession with make-up. It's my money that goes towards it. He thinks I am enabled by my mom, who doesn't get it, but supports me, non-monetarily speaking. We all have our thing. Hubs is really pissing me off this morning. He collects guns, (he has a concealed license with a permit to carry), pinball and arcade machines, not to mention other gadgets. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?!? He says I have WAAAY too much make-up BUT I love love love beauty products. I am doing me, to quote a friend. As long as I help pay the bills and we have zero kids, why can't I indulge. Man, it can be so infuriating! But I will continue my love.

post #132 of 166
his stuff probably costs more too right? for one firearm you can buy like ten beauty items at least ,so it seems like you have more but I bet if u guys compared the $$ it's probably about the same. I don't have any kids yet either, I kno once I do I wil not be able to buy myself so much stuff! I go through phases of what I spend My money on, right now it's makeup n nail polish winks.gif I kno when I reach my limit tho and then I move on to something else lol
post #133 of 166
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Originally Posted by SamanthaDeMuro View Post

So, just this morning my husband was complaining about my obsession with make-up. It's my money that goes towards it. He thinks I am enabled by my mom, who doesn't get it, but supports me, non-monetarily speaking. We all have our thing. Hubs is really pissing me off this morning. He collects guns, (he has a concealed license with a permit to carry), pinball and arcade machines, not to mention other gadgets. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?!? He says I have WAAAY too much make-up BUT I love love love beauty products. I am doing me, to quote a friend. As long as I help pay the bills and we have zero kids, why can't I indulge. Man, it can be so infuriating! But I will continue my love.

 

There is no difference.

 

You need to just sit down and discuss it.  Explain that you have things you collect, and he has things he collects.  They likely cost around the same, it's just you get more for your money than he does for buying one thing.  You also need to ask him why he has a problem with it.

 

So thankful my boyfriend gets it.  He collects video games/music/movies/graphic novels/etc and I collect make-up/nail polish/etc.  Honestly, I couldn't be with someone who didn't get it - I couldn't deal with having to try and explain/defend my purchases made with my money.

post #134 of 166

My sister doesn't understand why I like to collect makeup (heck, she thought MAC and Sephora were one in the same!), but she's supportive enough that she's willing to give me a gift card to either store for Christmas.  

post #135 of 166
My boyfriend is finally starting to understand it. I view my makeup as a collection, he collects a few different things and I collect makeup. My family doesn't really care, but I don't think that they really pay any attention. I remember when my grandma scolded me for wanting to be a makeup artist when I was a child, when I got the job at Mac, she was the first person I called. tong.gif
post #136 of 166

I am so hoping to get a gift card from Sephora for Christmas from my folks that I have already made a list of what I will use it for. How sad is that? Of course I included some of my own funds in the list for overage. I AM AN ADDICT.

post #137 of 166
I made a list for sephora too in case I get any gift cards lol
post #138 of 166

I don't know anybody who has as much of a collection as I do. I try to hit sephora when new stuff goes up for clearance and when they have good coupon codes.

post #139 of 166

Let me just say that if I owned my own Sephora store, I would be dangerous. Entire rooms in my house would become make-up studios. Seriously.

post #140 of 166

One more thing. My husband has been complaining about the amount of make-up I own and the fact that I want more and yet, he just bought a new piece and is carrying it around with him like it's his binky. What is the difference? And just so everyone knows, my husband is an expert at gun safety and knows all the ins and outs about how to handle a firearm. I know it's a hot button issue in this country. But enough of being so serious, he doesn't know it yet, but once the holidays are over, I am hitting Sephora and going on a shopping spree. YAY!!!!!

post #141 of 166
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post

oh, but there are, you just have to have the appreciation for the subtle nuances, we all know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the HG is in the stash of the hoarder

Correct and completely right!
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Originally Posted by Naughtyp View Post

his stuff probably costs more too right? for one firearm you can buy like ten beauty items at least ,so it seems like you have more but I bet if u guys compared the $$ it's probably about the same...

This is definitely true. And that's what I say. I spend more effectively because I get more bang for my buck; don't be mad that for every 1 item you get, I can have 10...
post #142 of 166

After my post about having more than anybody I know, I saw some of the collection pics on here. A lot of them are ten times what I've got. eyelove.gif
 

post #143 of 166

My friends and family doesn't get it because not many of them are into makeup.

post #144 of 166

My SO is totally fine with it but doesnt understand it at all. He is very supportive though and as we are in the process of looking at buying a house he tells me "You could put all your makeup stuff in this room" or making suggestions of how my vanity would fit in that particular new house. I moved away from home over 8 years ago, to another country. My parents have no clue about my interest in makeup but honestly i dont think they would have an issue with it. 

 

My friends are very supportive, especially my best friend that doesnt mind listening to me rambling about new products. She doesnt use makeup though, but loves nailpolish to death. 

post #145 of 166

Hello, my name is Sophia. Fortunately i am a proud member of very liberal family. My parents never say anything about this topic. Fact is, they feel proud for me since every one appreciate my beauty. I am also very popular amongst my friends. It actually depends on how do you present yourself in front of others.

 

I believe, good and pleasant personality are very important also.

post #146 of 166

Yet again getting static from my hubs and my mom about NOT spending too much on makeup. They tell me I have plenty and don't understand my obsession. But for me, you can never have too much. Shadows, powders and blushes can last for years. The only products that you have to watch out for are already opened and used mascaras and lip products, lip glosses in particular. Do I have a lot of makeup? Yes. Much more than I will probably ever use. But it's my money and my hobby. I do feel bad that some of my makeup will go bad before I have the chance to use it. But, it is what it is. Some products I've bought, such as YSL lipsticks and glosses, I find I just don't like. They suck for what they cost. But you live and learn.

post #147 of 166

I will add this as well. I love me some MAC. But I wish I had discovered Buxom lip polishes and creams before the MAC lip glasses. I also prefer NARS lip glosses over MAC's. Blasphemy, I know. And I also hear people complain about NARS lip glosses tasting bad, but I've never noticed it. Buxom is my all time FAVE!!!!! But for lipstick, MAC and NARS are my faves.

post #148 of 166

my mom doesn't get it because she never wears makeup(and never had).Luckily my boyfriend understands  because he's an aquarium fanatic(we have 2 big aquariums in the living room)and he spends a lot of money on his hobby too.

post #149 of 166
I think the girls I work with think I'm nuts. My hubby is fine with it. He buys xbox games all the time, so he can't say anything about all my Sephora boxes! Lol
post #150 of 166

My mom doesn't get it and constantly asks me why I need so much, as does my cousin my (who has perfect skin -_-).  I'm a big lipstick fanatic so that is something they totally don't understand (why do you need more than one pink/red etc)

 

I LOVE LIPSTICK, I NEED MORE (my answer, lol!)

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