Weekly Beauty Question #4

Q: In all honesty, do you consider the size of your makeup collection normal, excessive or borderline hoarder-like? (LOL)

My Answer: Hmm.. I think I'd have to call my makeup collection medium-large sized? I'm good at getting rid of or giving away makeup I don't use/didn't like. Now that I'm settled into a new place I finally started organizing my makeup (in a drawer with dividers and everything). It turns out that most of it fits into one large drawer, so while I do think I have too many mascaras, eyeshadows, and foundations to last me a while, I'm glad that my collection doesn't fill multiple drawers. So far it's manageable and I feel like I can realistically use up all the products myself within the next few years.

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45 comments

  1. Love this question! My makeup collection is quite small as its only just started to grow it was bb cream, concealer and mascara. Now it's grown but still quite small most if it eyeliner and lipstick haha!

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Mine is very small compared to other people's. Of course, if you stick my blog sale box with the rest of the stuff, it looks much bigger, haha. I only have one mascara. One concealer. I don't do multiple face products. The large part of my collection is mostly just shadows and lip products, with a few blushes.

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  3. I think the mine is really small in comparison with ither bloggers, but is really big in comparison with the other normal girls! I think my collection of brushes is small.

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    1. Yeah, it's a good point that there is usually a huge difference between the size of the collection of a girl with and without a blog, haha xx

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  4. my collection is definitely bigger than it needs to be... Not as big as the famous bloggers, but I sure have a lot of stuff when you compare it to normal people :-P lol!

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  5. Great question, my make up collection is tiny!

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  6. Hmmm, interesting question. I'd say a little excessive for my needs! Especially with eyeshadows as I have no eye make-up skills. I'm on a huge beauty no buy because I literally have everything I need, which may include way too many lipsticks and eyeliners.

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    1. I'm in a no-buy too :) so far it's been quite succesful! Good luck with yours x

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  7. I think of my collection as quite normal sized, the only excessive part of my collection are the red lipsticks. But you can never have too many red lipsticks, can you? =P

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    1. Haha, I wish I had more! Reds are classic and there's so many: blue based, shiny, matte, orange toned xx

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  8. I would say mine is a large medium. I know I don't have anywhere near the amount hoarders have. Other than my ridiculous foundation stash, which has dramatically dropped because some of my bottles have gone bad and needed to be chucked, everything else signifies that I love beauty and I love options. I just need to look at youtubers beauty hoard to feel ok about my stuff. It may not seem like it but its certainly not large. I would like to streamline, but I will never be one of a few pieces each girls. I will have overflow and I am ok with that.

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    1. I feel the same in the sense that I KNOW I have more than I need. Will I really use up all of my 5-7 foundations anytime soon? Do I need 6? No. But I like having options plus they're all quite different x

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  9. I seriously love love love this series Coco! It's so interesting :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Glad you're enjoying it! xx

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  10. I'd have to describe my collection as bigger than average but just considering where I live. Compared to the fellow beauty bloggers from the UK, Australia or the US my "stash" is tiny, it all fits into a medium-sized train case and 3 small tins. What I mostly have are eyeshadows, I do wish I had more face products and foundations to play with ^^ On the other hand I have way more skincare products than I could ever use/need LOL

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    1. My skincare is TINY! I wish I had more because there's definitely a few needs not being covered by my current products xx

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  11. Hmmm I would say my collection is on the large side for the average person since I am including my polish collection and huge Beauty box sample pile in that count. But as a blogger probably on the small side...I think haha

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  12. I have much the same answer as you. For a 'normal' person I probably do have a lot of makeup, but in beauty blogger terms my collection is minimal! I keep all of my everyday bits in one makeup bag and then have one drawer full of spill over bits. My skincare collection is far bigger though! x

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  13. I'm TERRIBLE at getting rid of things I don't use because I like the packaging, such as limited edition MAC collections from when I first started wearing makeup. Of course I don't actually use the makeup that's left inside, I guess I'm a bit of a hoarder. LOL

    I suppose the makeup that I actually do use is a lot. I'm not sure what defines 'normal' but I guess I'd say I have more than the average person? I love collection posts, I find them so interesting :)

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    1. I loove collection posts too! xx

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  14. Coco, can I just say that I LOVE these weekly beauty questions? They're really so much fun to participate in and read through :)
    That aside, this is a really hard question because it depends on who you're comparing me to haha. Compared to the people who can do 20 min. long beauty collections my stash is puny. But compared to someone who only has one, maybe two, of each makeup product (blush, foundation, mascara, etc.) I have a stupidly large amount. But, like you, my cosmetics only take up a drawer (and a container of lipsticks on my dresser) so I feel like I have a medium-large collection :) Not lacking but definitely not needing either haha!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you're enjoying the questions!! :) If I had to rephrase my answer I would pick yours. It describes me perfectly xx

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  15. since i compare my collection to youtubers and beauty bloggers, i would day mine is really small. i have a top dresser drawer of beauty products and a small compartment on my desk. my mom and bff always tell me i have so much. its kind of like the whole closet thing. your looking for an outfit to wear and even though you have so much, you cant find any thing to wear ! but if other people got to choose things in your closet, they could find a million things to wear, im sure.

    http://mindbodybeauty.blogspot.com

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  16. I honestly think I have a very reasonably sized makeup collection! I am the opposite of a hoarder, I hate clutter and waste! But I do wish I had a couple more lippies and blushes....and maybe a dior eyeshadow quint would make my collection more complete lol!

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  17. I think my make-up collection is normal because all I use fits in one larger box ;)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  18. Compared to my friends I think my makeup collection is very excessive!! Haha xx

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  19. I'd consider my collection quite reasonable honestly, because I've downsized and I don't plan on buying anymore until mid July to late August, as I am moving across the ocean. I'm planning on getting more eyeshadows though, so that might change everything. Plus I am a beauty addict; one day, a collection might become a hoard! x

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  20. Haha. GREAT question! I'm definitely in the hoarder category. I find makeup all over the place all the time, and I'm like "oh, THAT'S where that went!" and it's like a mini Christmas. haha. And I do believe some of the makeup artists on my team have used the word hoarder at some point, too... lol

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  21. My collection is quite modest, and i have simple and small storage. Did you enjoy organising your make up? I know it's always fun way to rediscover a product that had been forgotten about. My dream would to have a draw full of foundations :))
    http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Organazing makeup is soo fun and it feels rewarding x

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  22. My collection is getting ridiculous by the minute mainly down to the fact I still have a lot of old make up. Need to take a leaf out of your book!

    Halima

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    1. It feels nice because the focus shifts to the products you actually use. Decluttering is nice xx

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  23. I'd have to say mine is excessive bordering hoarder! I own a lot of makeup, it's my vice. I don't smoke, drink or have any hobbies as such so I enjoy 'investing' my money in cosmetics. I blame YouTube and fellow beauty blogs though.. always too much temptation with new releases and cult products!

    I love your questions, it's fun to see what your readers think? xx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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    1. I relate in the sense that I don't really spend my money on other things (other luxuries I guess). I don't own a lot of clothes or any expensive handbags, I own only a few pairs of shoes, etc. I go all out with my makeup xx

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  24. I think mine is medium-sized. The only thing I really hoard is palettes and blushes (around 8 of each), but other than that I only have one "bb cream"/tinted moisturizer, powder, primer, and concealer. I have a couple of eyeliners and mascaras as well. Most of it fits inside a Glossybox box and an acrylic 3-drawer unit.

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  25. I love these questions! And I agree with your answer, I think it's fine to have a fairly large collection, particularly if you're a blogger! xxx

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  26. great question! hmm mine is definitely small compared to others. I only need one of each item, I won't keep purchasing tons of foundation if I already have 1-2 decent ones! there's no point buying more if you haven't used your old ones up yet!

    Metallic Paws

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  27. Haha, fun questions! I'd consider my stash excessive, but definitely shy of hoarder status. I feel good that I can fit the majority of my products (aside from lipsticks, that's a whole other story ;)) in one large traincase, so it can't be too bad! Although the train case weighs almost as much as me... ;)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  28. I think my collection would be medium- large compared to an average girls collection, but on a beauty bloggers scale probably small-medium! I feel that I have enough of a choice of eyeshadows but probably more lipsticks, blushes & nail polish that I would ever need but I rarely have more than 2 foundations, powders & concealers on the go haha. Love these questions and your answers! xx

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    1. Agreed on the nail polish! I have way more than I'll ever need xx

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  29. I guess mine would be medium large too! But in comparison to other beauty bloggers it could be considered small :P

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  30. I love this series! I think it's different for bloggers because compared to other people I have a lot but compared to seeing other blogger's collections I'd say mine is tiny! Some of my friends even think 10 lipsticks is excessive haha. I'd say mine's probably medium sized, I have quite a few lipsticks and loads of nail varnishes but only a few blushes/foundations etc. x

    Alavish.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I can imagine your makeup collection is huge !
    My make up collection is big for a normal girl that barely knwos about make up but very little for a make up addict x)

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    1. Haha it's actually not too big at all. Just one drawer x

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