It is only the last two years that I’ve started buying makeup just for fun. I’ve always enjoyed wearing makeup and I’ve always liked good quality products, I just wasn’t too keen on spending a lot of money or stepping out of my comfort zone.
These days I sometimes take things too far in the other direction and spend too much on products I don’t end up using. So, here’s a list of the type of things I buy even though I know I won’t use them.
- Eyeshadow palettes
I don’t wear eyeshadow on a daily basis and when I do, it’s typically a neutral lightly smokey eye. This does not prevent me from purchasing eyeshadow palettes as if I were collecting them. I don’t know why, it’s like I go “that would be so pretty on someone” and forget that not all colours look good on me or work with my eye shape.
- Nail Polish
This used to be more of a thing than it is today, but I still own at least 40 bottles of nail polish. I used to be quite… dedicated to painting my nails and always found it quite relaxing. This semester I think I’ve painted my nails twice.
- Sheet masks
They’re cheap, they’re varied, and by the gods are they tempting. Out of all the things I buy and never end up using, this is the cheapest one. It’s also really easy to keep a stash of them and use that whenever you’ve forgotten someone’s birthday or something. “Look, here’s a bundle of 10 sheet masks, clearly I remembered your birthday!”
I was on the fence about putting this one on the list. I do wear lipstick almost very day and I try to use the ones I buy. The thing is, I pretty much only wear red and berry tones on a daily basis. This does not prevent me from having at least two shades of blue lipstick, two gold ones, and a few greens. I buy them, try them, and leave them alone.
- Hand cremes
I don’t know why, but I’m pretty bad at using hand cremes despite having the best intentions. The idea is to keep one on my bedside table but I usually end up having so many random things there that I simply don’t have room for my hand cremes. So they go into storage and never come out.