The Makeup Addict Tag

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I missed my Sunday post. In the third week.

Sometimes it may seem as though my world is standing still, but everything else moves in very rapid motion. My husband and my little brother (not so little actually - he's 17) both started classes recently, which has put me in a seemingly endless cycle of driving to and from our local college campus. This, combined with multiple plumbing issues, cleaning, cooking, and typical housewifely things (I don't know how those of you who are full-time homemakers and moms do this - RESPECT) - I'm pretty much over everything.

So, in effort to keep things light - I found a tag. Of course I wasn't tagged, but I don't care. I found this particular tag on Beauty Reductionista. Also, because I'm feeling very extra at the moment, I've added a bit of commentary to include my favorite items where applicable.

1. Which product do you keep buying more of despite having plenty in your collection?

This one is easy: eyeshadow and blush. Annnd probably lipstick. As I mentioned in my Makeup Inventory I have a weakness for color cosmetics. I don't have as much of a "problem" (that term used very loosely here) with foundation or base products - not even bronzer.

Favorites: Right now I really love the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette - much more than I anticipated. I'm also looking forward to spring, so I can break out my Naked3 Palette. In the near future, I plan on sharing my favorite loose pigments from indie makers, so I'll save those for later - but know I am a HUGE proponent of indie cosmetics as well.

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

Small side story: when I was younger, my grandpa sometimes called me "Rosie" (or Rosy, I don't know - it's not like I ever wrote it down) because my cheeks were naturally so flushed. Even now I still have a bit of that pinky flush to my cheeks, just naturally. It's one of the things I love most about my face. But alas, I'm getting older, and sometimes I have to fake it. So, I can't live without blush.

Favorites: I think MAC blushes will always be number one in my heart. my favorites are Worldly Wealth (LE), Sunbasque, Melba and Cubic. For the flush my grandpa loved so much, I really like theBalm's How 'Bout Them Apples? cream cheek and lip palette - so pigmented, even on dark(er) skin.

3. Favorite makeup brand?

Either MAC Cosmetics or Urban Decay.

Favorites: In addition to the MAC blushes I mentioned earlier, I also really love the Face and Body Foundation. I'm using N7, which is a little dark right now but suits me well in warmer months. Urban Decay makes my favorite eyeshadows (I actually have an order coming in the mail today!), in addition to the Naked palettes, I also love the few singles I have in Half Baked, Gash and (newly added) Toasted.

4. How big is your makeup collection...?

This is an interesting question for a tag. I listed my makeup inventory in very minute detail here; check it out if you're so inclined.

5. ...And how do you store it?

Right now I'm using a three drawer system my husband bought me. It's from Target, and I appreciate that it is not the standard white. Instead, it's a floral aqua print. However, It's not ideal. A goal for this year is to move my entire cosmetic and nail polish collection into an Ikea Alex 9-drawer system and (again, ideally) never outgrow that. Sure, the Alex 9-drawer system is pretty popular at the moment, but I think it's what's going to work best for my space. Or, in a perfect world I'd love to find a vintage library card holder or toolbox a la Hey Claire. However, I'm not in a place where I want to put in a load of effort into finding one.

6. How many items do you have in your handbag at the moment?

Truthfully - probably just a couple of lip balms. I'm unemployed, people. No one to impress at the grocery store.

Favorites: I don't think my favorites are all that exciting, here. In these really cold months I have to use a medicated balm to heal my lips that are perpetually cracked from December to March. I lean towards either plain ol' Carmex or Blistex - the lotion-y stuff in the white tube. Magic.

7. If you could raid another blogger's stash, who would it be?

Easily either Hey Claire, Vivianna Does Makeup, or Lily Pebbles. They all have a minimal cosmetic aesthetic (poetry) that I'm a fan of.

8. How long does your usual makeup routine take and how many products do you use?

Flat out - when I'm getting ready in the morning (when I'm working) I cannot be bothered with any beauty routine over 15 minutes. If I'm rushing, not even 15 minutes. At minimun, I need to conceal my dark circles and/or spot conceal, light tinted moisturizer, brows, and a tinted lip balm like Revlon Lip Butter or L'Oreal LeBalm.

9. Have you ever bought makeup knowing you wouldn't use it? 

No, never. Though this has of course happened, I believe this is moreso because of the size of my collection - I just didn't rotate through the products as I should have. Since decluttering and purging however, I'm getting a lot more use out of the things I have left.

10. Tag a few other makeup addicts to do this tag.

Um, no? I mean, come on - I hate this business of tagging. If you want to answer these questions for your own blog, do it! I don't have many blogger friends yet, anyway (applications open, though). So instead, I'll end with the quintessential tag line (ha, pun intended):

I tag all of you!

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