Peering in: my makeup collection

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I don't know if this is true for you, but I'm the type of blog reader who loves nothing more than getting to peer in on the details of other people's lives. Show me the contents of your handbag, your fridge, or your closet, and I am gonna be there. Recently, I've loved looking at Allie's closet and Hillary's makeup desk. So, I decided to take a page from their books and show you my makeup. My collection isn't quite so vast as Hillary's, but it's pretty substantial. It's also not nearly so well organized.

Most of my makeup lives on my bathroom counter, in a plastic divided container:
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The overflow, which is stuff I'm not sure works for me, or duplicates, lives in a plastic drawer:
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A bit more lives in a train case under my sink, but I forgot to photograph that. It's stuff I know doesn't work for me that I need to either give away or throw out.

It doesn't really look like all that much, does it?

Well...it kinda is...I took an inventory, and my collection includes the following:

Cream Blushes
Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon (sample, unopened)
Makeup Forever High Definition Blush in No. 06 (sample, unopened)
NARS Cream Blush in Penny Lane
NARS Illuminator in Orgasm
Smashbox Creamy Cheek Color & Brush in Masquerade
Smashbox Highlights in Golden Blossom
Smashbox O-Glow (sample, unopened)

Powder Blushes
Benefit Dandelion (unopened)
NARS Blush in Deep Throat
NARS Blush in Madly (unopened)
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starburst (sample, unopened)
Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starlight
Stila Custom Color Blush

Bronzers
Laura Gellar Blush N Brighten in Honey Dipped
Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic
NARS The Multiple in South Beach (sample)
Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess

Eyeliners/Shadow Pencils
Bare Escentuals Buxom Insider Eyeliner in Onyx (unopened)
MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bourdeauxline
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Gray Utility
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Prussian
Mally Evercolor Starlight in Midnight (unopened)
NARS Eyeliner in Black Moon (unopened)
Sephora Jumbo 12 Hour Liner in Kaki
Sephora Jumbo 12 Hour Liner in Marine
Sephora Jumbo 12 Hour Liner in Purple
Sephora Jumbo 12 Hour Liner in Violet
Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in Jet Black (unopened)
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner Peacock unopened
Sue DeVitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Bangalore
Tarte SmolderEyes in Moss
Tarte SmolderEyes in Silver Black
Tarte SmolderEyes in Smoke
Tarte SmolderEyes in Violet
Ulta Eye Crayon in Cinderella
Ulta Eye Crayon in White Wedding
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Midnight Cowboy

Powder Eyeshadows
Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 Palette in The Dream Sequence (unopened)
Kat Von D Rock N Roll Eyeshadow Duo in Confessional
MAC Eyeshadow in Shale
NARS Eyeshadow in Abyssinia
NARS Shadow Duo in Pandora (unopened)
Sephora Colorful Duo in No. 08
Sephora Eye Shadow Palette in Almost Nude No. 09
Sephora Eyeshadow in Universal Beige No. 08
Smashbox Eye Shadow Palette in Kiss 'N Tell
Smashbox Shadow & Liner Quad in Risque
Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten
Urban Decay Loose Pigment in Protest (unopened)

Cream Eyeshadows.Eyeliners
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Birthday Suit
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Get Figgy
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Purple Snap
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in R.S.V.P. (sample)
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Skinny Jeans
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink
Makeup Forever Aqua Cream Eyeliner in No. 13
Sephora Smoky Cream Eyeliner in Bewitch Me

Mascaras
Benefit BadGal in Black (sample)
Benefit BadGal in Plum (sample, unopened)
Benefit They're Real in Black (unopened)
blinc in Black (unopened)
Smashbox Bionic Mascara in Jet Black (unopened)

Mixed Palettes
Mary Kay Compact Mini
Stila Collectable Beach Palette in Living the Life in Laguna (unopened)

Primers
Benefit Lemon Aid
Benefit That Gal (sample)
Fresh Twilight Freshface Glow (sample)
Laura Gellar Spackle in Bronze (sample, unopened)

Foundations
Almay Pure Blends foundation in Buff (unopened)
Clinique Almost Makeup in 02 Light (unopened)

Tinted Moisturizers
Philosophy The Supernatural (times two, one unopened)

Concealers
Benefit Boiing in No. 01
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-2
Maybelline Dream Mousse in Light (unopened)

Pressed Powders
NARS Powder Foundation in Deauville

Lip Glosses
Bare Escentuals Lip Gloss in Wearable Coral (unopened)
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Polish in Brandi
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Polish in Eva
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Polish in Jessica
Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Currant (sample, unopened)
J.R. Watkins Lip Tint in Tickled Pink (unopened)
Joeur Tinted Lip Enhancer in Shiraz (sample)
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Opal (sample)
Lauren Brooks Cosmetics Botanical Lip Gloss in Winterberry (unopened)
Lipstick Queen 15 Minutes of Fame in 13 Minutes
Mary Kay Tinted Lip Balm in Rose
Smashbox Double-Ended Lip Enhancing Gloss in Peepshow
Smashbox Limitless Long-Wear Lip Gloss in Candy (sample)
Smashbox Limitless Long-Wear Lip Gloss in Forever
Smashbox Limitless Long-Wear Lip Gloss in Radiant (sample)
Smashbox Limitless Long-Wear Lip Gloss in Tease (sample)
Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot
Stila Lip Glaze in Banana
Stila Lip Glaze in Believe
Stila Lip Glaze in Fantasy
Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit
Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten
Stila Lip Glaze in Starfruit

Lip Sticks
Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Brooklyn
Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Shanghai
Bare Escentuals Lipstick in Even More Wearable Pink (unopened)
Bare Escentuals Lipstick in Wearable Coral
Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick in Dessert First
Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick in Frenched
Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick in Bamboo Pink (times two, both unopened)
Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick in Beauty
Lancome Color Fever Shine in Tempt Me
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
Maybelline Volume XL Seduction Plumping Lip Color in Berry Desirable

Lip Stains
Topshop Lip Marker

Lip Pencils
Makeup Forever Aqua Lip in 15C
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine
Sephora Crayon Gloss
Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in Gorgeous Peach
Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in Miami Pink
Tarte LipSurgence in Dazzled
Tarte LipSurgence in Enchanted
Tarte LipSurgence in Fiery
Tarte LipSurgence in Flashy
Tarte LipSurgence in Hope
Tarte LipSurgence in Perky
Tarte LipSurgence in Swank

So, am I embarrassed? Kinda. I mean, the financial outlay this list represents is fairly gross. Which would be OK, if I were really into makeup as an art and expression form and all that, but in truth, I'm not. I haven't worn makeup in months, and even before I got pregnant, when I was wearing it daily, I didn't alter what I wore all that much. There are a dozen or so products on this list that were my stand-bys, and the rest got little, if any, use.

I'm not sure where that lands me. Probably, I should ditch all but my basics and make a pact with myself never to buy this much again. But I probably won't.



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I want to have a slumber party and give each other makeovers!

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