The other day I was reading this post where Rachel showed her makeup bag and I was shocked. There were nine items. NINE! It was incredible. I mean I own about four pairs of tweezers!
So, I thought I would have look through my makeup bag to see what I could get rid of. Turns out, I like my makeup a bit too much, I like the choice of doing smokey eyeshadow, or greens and purples, or gold eyeliner for a night out with the girls. I even have different face powders and foundations depending on how I’m feeling (and looking)!
So, welcome to my makeup bag. I keep some of it next to my mirror and a lot of the eyeshadows in a box under my bed.
Even though I own a lot of foundation and powders and concealers, I actually only wear the mineral powder on a daily basis and the blusher. It is really rare for me to bother with concealer or foundation, its when I look really pale and ill that I reach for the liquid stuff.
The eyeliners might be a little out of control. I mean I only have two eyes! But they are pretty colours, purple, gold, blue, turquioise, green, brown and black. The pink crayon at the top is by Jemma Kidd and is wonderful, its glittery but not too glittery so is ideal for work and then adding another layer for the evening.
And finally, lipsticks. Although there is another one in my handbag. I don’t wear them that regularly though. I just wear lipbalm. I’m thinking that I might do a post on lipbalm, for there are many, many pots!
So, is this too much makeup? How much makeup do you have? Do you keep certain makeup for special times (like I do with the gold and purples)?
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I’m the complete opposite of you! I have the options of two eye-liners and forty lipsticks, but my real addiction is with make-up brushes, which you don’t mention at all. I keep all really colorful make-up for special occasions, I pick natural make-up for daily wear and I don’t need to bother with foundation- lucky me?
Very lucky Nicole! I aim not to wear makeup at the weekend but the bright colours dont get used that much. More browns and silvers for work. And yes, I must add photos of the brushes – they were being washed when I took the photos.
You know, Pru, I clicked on the link to Rachel’s post and after thinking about it, I’m pretty sure Rachel is only carrying around those 9 things in her makeup bag. I think she’s talking about her portable makeup bag, you know, the one she keeps inside her purse. She has to have more makeup than that. What you have pictured here is not at all unreasonable. I wouldn’t get rid of any of it.
I am impressed. I only carry a lipstick around. Most of the time, I don’t wear any make-up (despite being french. I know, I am a bit of an exception….).
So tell me: is there something wrong with me?
Nothing wrong with you at all! You are blessed not to wear or need any make up. Unfortunately I look like I have flu when I have no make up on! It took quite a while to get ready for the tea party on Thursday! Have a great week.
I literally have makeup that is 20 years old in my drawer. Bad, I know. I only use eyeliner and shadow daily and have only a couple of options for those. For occasions I wear a foundation, powder and blush, and lip gloss. There’s only one of each of those that I use. However that has not gotten me to throw out all the other stuff I have floating around that I never use.