Time for a TAG! I like lists and I like questions, when you put that together you get a TAG. This TAG is about my beauty-stash, and I hope that I can answer all the questions.
- What is the oldest item in your collection?
That is a hard question, I think it is my Catrice Mineral soft powder rouge in the colour 120 Wild Rouge.
- What is the newest item?
The newest item in my stash is a chubby stick from P2 which I will review in the next weeks.
- What is the most expensive item?
No doubt, my Dior palettes. Number 734 Grège and 374 Blue Lagoon. I use them far too less, but they are so pretty!
- What is the cheapest/most affordable item? (that you use a lot!)
Ai, I use a lot of middle-class drugstore brands and I have to admit, a lot of high end (especially lipsticks). I think the most-used budget thing I have is my Essence gel eyeliner in 01 Midnight in Paris.
- What was the biggest bargain?
I most often buy my make-up during sales, like 1+1 free, or 50% off. But I think the biggest bargain was the 3 for 15 Euro for Rimmel and Sally Hansen products during the ‘Huishoudbeurs’.
- What was the biggest waste of money?
Numerous foundations which were not my colour, I bought a lot of them but I have thrown them out as I can not use them unless I want to look like a crazy patient.
- What product have you brought but forgotten about?
Generally, eyeliners. I have a lot of them but haven’t been using them for at least half a year.
- What product is good quality for money?
The Essence lipsticks, and the Catrice Ultimate Colour lipsticks. Oh and Sleek Palettes, they are amazing. They really are!
- Three products you’ve been loving at the moment?
That is a hard one. I think that my most loved products at the moment are my Clarins lipstick in colour 707, a my lips but better colour, perfect for everyday. The Oriflame Wonder lash mascara, it’s no impressive mascara but it separates my lashes perfectly. And last but not least, my Essence all about matt! compact powder, a transparent powder which I use a lot lately.
That was the Make-up Confidential TAG. I hope you liked it!
Time for something new: a TAG! I think I will do a TAG like every month, or every three weeks, I don’t know yet. Today it is time for the first one, it is called ‘Are you a real beautyfreak?’, well let’s find out!
- What the most recent beauty product that you bought, that you had to save up money for?
I am luckily wealthy enough to be able to buy whatever I want. At least when beauty products are concerned. Though my most expensive purchases are my Dior eyeshadow palettes. I have two of them now and I love them though I don’t use them as much as I should.
- If you were a beautyproduct, what would you be and why?
I think I would be a primer, or a foundation. I am the silent girl, the one who doesn’t stand out. (Well, except for my make-up as I am one of the few who are actually wearing make-up in daily life..) Primers and foundations are the base you need for a flawless make-up but otherwise they don’t stand out, like me.
- How many girlfriends do you have, that you can talk to about that perfect blush or that fabulous eyeshadow?
Well, that’s an easy one! I have no girlfriends to talk about beauty-stuff. There is one person where I sometimes talk to about new beauty products. But that occasions are sparse and for the rest.. there is no one else.
- When was the last time you have thrown away makeup?
Uhm, this week? Once in a while I look through my stash and clean it up. Products that I don’t use any more like kohl pencils and mono eyeshadows (and sometimes a palette) are going to my mom or thrown away.
- How did the makeupmadness start with you?
Actually, I don’t really know. I only remember that I started using my mothers kohl pencils in turquoise (I love that colour!). And I had a cheap palette with a lot of colours but I rarely used it. Somewhere in the past 4 years I started following beautyblogs and my stash started growing.
- When a non-makeupfreak asks you how many nailpolishes or eyeshadow you have, do you give an honest answer?
Sure! Why not? Everyone probably already knows that I love make up and I am proud on my stash. The only problem is that I don’t really know how many nailpolishes or eyeshadows I actually have…
- How many times do you stop by the drugstore when you don’t really need something?
About once a month? Normally I only go there when I think I really need or want something. But most often I don’t buy anything. For example, I was looking for the Essence All About Nude palette but could never find it. Until this week! And of course I bought it though I don’t really need it. (But it is a great addition to my stash, so I am happy.)
- How much time do you spend each day on the internet, reading about beauty?
Let’s see, I read about 7,5 blogs about beauty a day. (One is partly beauty so that counts as a half!). And most of them I read twice a day, so I think I am at least busy for an hour a day. Sometimes less, sometimes more. It is my relax-moment.
- What’s your favourite make-up item?
Mascara, I think. But I love it all! Especially lipstick and eyeshadow! Those three items are really the favourites.
- Do you have a wish list, and how many items are on it?
I did, but not any more. I really wanted the blush from the 2014 Spring Collection of Yves Saint Laurent. But it is not available in the Netherlands. No where. Not even in the most exclusive make-up stores. For the rest, I might want some Zoeva palettes, brushes and blushes. And another Sleek palette (those are so awesome!). But that can wait.
So, that was the tag. Overall I think I am a beautyfreak though I haven’t lost my mind completely in my stash. Or at least not yet.
What do you think?