The makeup addict tag

As a beauty blogger, I'm a self-confessed beauty product addict and I thought it would be fun to set up a tag that delves a little deeper into our makeup addictions!

I'd love for you to take part in the tag - please link me up in the comments below if you decide to do it; I can't wait to see your answers (and if you can give me a little mention as the creator, I'd really appreciate it).

the makeup addict tag
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1. Which product do you still keep buying more of despite having plenty in your collection?
Hot pink lipsticks. I have them from loads of different brands, but somehow justify a new one by telling myself it's a slightly different shade or formula. I'm getting really good at justifications...

2. What's the one product you couldn't live without?
Mascara. Preferably Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara. I have totally blonde eye lashes so look really odd without any mascara and I don't think I've left the house without it in about ten years. I'll quite happily go without any other makeup, but mascara has to happen!

3. Favourite makeup brand?
Ooh, now that's a tricky one! I tend to like certain products from certain brands, but if I had to pick just one I would probably say Urban Decay. I've had a long term love for their palettes and eye liner pencils and the Revolution lipsticks are a must-try if you haven't before!

4. How big is your makeup collection?
Umm...probably too big! I dread to think how many pieces there would be if I added them all together.

5. And how do you like to store it? 
I have an IKEA Alex unit that I store a lot of my makeup, nail polish and skincare in and then also use the drawers in my vintage dressing table. The dressing table drawers are divided with old Birchbox/Glossybox boxes that I keep lip products, blushers and eye liners/shadows in. It helps keep me organised!

6. How many items of makeup have you got in your handbag at the moment?
I've currently got 9 - DHC liquid liner, Trish McEvoy concealer, Nivea Lip Balm, Pur Minerals pressed foundation mini, Urban Decay lipstick, Revlon balm stain, YSL mascara, By Terry eye shadow stick and MAC Snob lipstick. Oh and Paul and Joe blotting papers - do they count?

7. If you could raid another blogger's stash, who would it be?
I think it would have to be Jane from British Beauty Blogger. I once saw a display of some of her limited edition palettes in Harvey Nichols Beauty Mart and got a little bit over excited. I'd love to have a rifle through her makeup drawers!

8. How long does your usual makeup routine take and how many products do you use?
My every day routine usually takes about 10 minutes or so. I have the timings down to a fine art! In total, I use nine products on a daily basis - I usually focus on my eyes and go for a simple base with a bit of blusher and a tiny bit of bronzer.

9. Have you ever bought makeup knowing you wouldn't use it?
*Raise hand*. I'm slightly ashamed to say that yes I have! There are a few things I've bought with designs embossed in them that I just can't bring myself to use in case it wears the pattern away. There aren't many of them, but the MAC Simpsons blusher is the latest addition to the 'not to be used' collection. I want to keep Marge's face visible forever.

10. Tag a few other makeup addicts to do the tag! 
I'm tagging Grace from All That Slap, Vanessa from The Other VW, Sheenie from Just Nice Things, Rachel from Beauty Queen UK and Leanne from Do Not Refreeze, plus anyone else who'd like to take part.

I hope you enjoy this tag - I can't wait to read your answers!



  1. I take under 10 minutes too, I don't get when people sit there for hours on an everyday basis! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  2. Hi hun great tag, have taken part if you want a peak! http://acesparklestar.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/the-make-up-addict-tag.html Adele acesparklestar.blogspot.co.uk Thanks for creating a fab tag! xx

  3. Absolutely love this tag Kat, thanks so much for tagging me. I bet everyone who answers number 4 will probably be in the same boat!! xxx

  4. Thank you for such a great tag! I love reading your answers... we're similar is certain ways! I just quickly tapped mine up if you wanted to take a peak :) http://jester-joker-fool.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/makeup-addict-tag.html

  5. This was sp much fun to read and then do myself!! Here's the link to mine hope you all enjoy xo http://justinependrill.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/the-make-up-addict-tag.html

  6. I love this tag! Heres mine!



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