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Count (if you dare)

I know there are many ladies on here that qualify as beauty addicts and product junkies and I was wondering, "How do I compare?" So let’s take a count (if you dare)! How much do you have?


Foundations/TMs –

Primers/Luminzers -

Powders -

Blush -

Lipstick/lipgloss –

Eyeshadows –

Eyeliner -

Multi-use Palettes -


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J12003 and Officegal - I'm sending you both to Nailpolish Rehab! Smiley Happy  I feel a little bit better now... You've got me creamed in that category! 


Sarithor - You've got me beat when it comes to eyeliners!  Nice stash!

(P.S. - I'm shredding my list when I'm done counting too!)


Mermadelove - I offer you my moral support!

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Disclaimer:  I'm not couting samples that I got for free, since most of those are stashed off in a box because I haven't used them yet (and they'll most likely go into the TSB3!) 


I'm guessing that my numbers will be on the low side....?  Before Prescriptives went out of business (late 2009-ish?), I pretty much only used Prescriptives products and some Clinique, because that's what my mom used.  It wasn't until Nov 2009 when a friend took me to Sephora....  Smiley Happy


Foundations/TMs –  2 (one is an old bottle of Prescriptives that should definitely be thrown away!)

Primers/Luminzers - 4

Powders - 2

Blush - 4

Lipstick/lipgloss – 10

Eyeshadows – 3.  4 if you count the one from the Sephora bday gift last yr

Eyeliner - 16  (eek, apparently I like eye liner!  haha)

Multi-use Palettes - 4 (UD Naked, 2 Clinique quads, 1 Stila trio)

Mascaras - 5 (but one is the Dior lash growing primer, and one is unopened)

Nail Polish - A lot... more than 50, less than 100.


I think that I probably spend more money on skincare items than makeup.  Smiley Happy 


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Serendipity - That's a nice stash!  You beat me on eyeliners and nailpolish! 

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Deep breath...


Foundations/TMs – 8

Primers/Luminzers/Highlighters - 10

Powders - 6

Blush - 12

Lipstick/lipgloss – 103

Eyeshadows – 33

Eyeliner - 14

Multi-use Palettes - 7

Nailpolish - 53

(I didn't do a count for concealers, eyeshadow primers, and mascaras because I only have a few of each.)


Hmm.  I have issues with lipstick for sure.  I flat out refuse to break-down my eyeshadow palettes and multi-use palettes like Sarithor did.  I'm not even going to think about it. 

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@kalex - omg 103 lip products?!  I don't even own any lipstick at all.  I've gotten ones in Clinique and Prescriptives gift with purchases before, but I just feel like I'm not a lipstick person so I always end up trying them once and then throwing it out.  Smiley Sad  I think I just have a lot of eyeliners because sets that I buy always seem to come with one.  Plus, I got a 500 pt perk a while back that came with 4 or 5 UD 24/7s.  Oh, come to think of it, I forgot to count the double ended UD 24/7 that's inside the Naked palette!  haha.  Does that count as 1 or 2... hmm....  LOL

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This is all so funny! Reading this is better than TV.


I am going to count mine this weekend, either tonight or tomorrow. I didn't have time to do it last night because I was playing with the TSB. I see at least a few people that have me beat when it comes to nail polish and lipstick, not that I don't have plenty of each. A thought: are we counting each DIFFERENT product, or does it count if you have full, unopened refills of things you're currently using? For example, if I have a powder that's three-fourths empty & a refill one waiting, do I have to count 2, or just 1?


Fortunately, I got rid of a lot of nail polish a few years ago. My sister works in a nursing home (she's in the dementia unit so the residents are kind of out of it) and I gave her a bunch of stuff I didn't want. She paints the women's nails when she has time and it makes them sooo happy. She says they don't care what color, or if it's old polish or whatever, they just like having them painted. I also gave her some old perfumes/body sprays that I got as gifts and didn't like. She said they love having anything like that, no matter what it smells like, it's better than their natural smell :-)

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@Daisy346, thats really sweet you have your nail polishes and perfumes to your sister to use in a nursing home. My Grandma, before she passed, was in a nursing home, she was blind, but I know it made her soo happy when girls came and did her hair for her. She looked forward to it all the time, even if she couldn't see it.

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It's amazing how much beauty products or getting their hair or nails done still make women happy, at any age! That will be me when I'm 90. I'll be begging someone to please paint my nails or put lipstick on me.

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103 lipsticks?! I bow to you.......Smiley Wink

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@Kalex haha, yeah 103 lip products is A LOT lol. Makes me feel better about my 53... but not by much. I never knew I had a problem with lip products until I counted. I knew I was obsessed with eye shadows and I know I can be ridiculous with blushes, cause I'm always looking at new blushes, even though I know I have plenty in different colors. But the lip products caught me off guard haha... they just sneak up on you.


Was anyone else surprised about what they discovered counting their stash?

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Skincare (face) products: 5

Primer (eye & face): 2

Foundation: 1

Concealers: 3

Mascara: 1

Eyeshadow (sets, duos, singles): 28 MAC ; 24 NARS; 10 other (112 colours)

Brushes (singles, sets): 9 (15 brushes)

Blush/Highlighter: 8  (11 colours)

Bronzer and Face Powders: 2

Multi-use (single and mini set): 2  (4 colours)

Lip (full-size glosses, velvet pencils, sticks): 8

Curler: 1

Eyeliner (pencil and stylos): 3


Smiley Very Happy





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In lieu of stash:   Stock or Stockpile

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I'll probably do mine tonight or tomorrow. But I'm not counting any of the ones in "the box under the sink" that I don't use but won't throw out.  I'm actually a little scared..  Even with reading everyone elses, I know I'm not so bad in some, but .......    Smiley Wink

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Daisy, that's so nice of you!  I love that.  Smiley Happy  And I don't have backups or duplicates but I would count each product, because I think Kalex was getting at quantity with her original question.


Sarithor, I was surprised at the amount of blush and lippies I have.  I thought I had half the amount for each.


And I demand that Mermade join in the fun of confessing!  Come on!!  Smiley Wink

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I'm also at work! (Wow we should all really be doing our jobs)

Anyways I'll do this later or tomorrow, it seems fun!Smiley Wink





Okay Lets See


Foundation TM:4

Primer/ Luminizer: 3

Powders: 3

Blush: 3

Lips: 12

Eyeshadow: 3 Palletes 4 singles

Eyeliner: 6

Multi use: 0





Mascara: 5

Concealer: 3

Nailplish: 25 (I should get more)

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Mine is not as impressive as other peoples but  I had to join in on this board cause you guys sound like your having a blast.Smiley Very Happy  So here goes....


Foundations/TMs –  2 foundations

Primers/Luminzers - 3 primers, 2 luminizers

Powders - 1

Blush - 4

Lipstick/lipgloss – 16 lipglosses, 3 lipsticks....I'm working on expanding my lipstick collection

Eyeshadows – 21

Eyeliner - 12

Multi-use Palettes -  8 different eyeshadow palettes

Nail polishes- 31 colors


I know this isnt much compared to some of the girls but I'm still working on expanding my makeup collection. I would probably have more if I held on to everything I ever bought but I do give things away if I see that I dont use them. In the meantime I spend lots of time scouring Sephora for all of the things I would love to add to my collection Smiley Happy

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Looks pretty impressive to me! 

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@daisy - Yes, you have to count your backups!  No hiding them away and pretending they're not there! Smiley Happy


@mermade - I am anxiously awaiting your count!


@sarithor - I almost passed out when I got to 75 lipsticks/glosses and realized I had a whole makeup bag left to count.  I need to go back thru my order history and see how old some of these are.  Some of the glosses should probably be tossed!


@katimae - Waiting for your numbers too!


@pinky13 - That's great that you give you away things you don't use!  If they're new or gently used items, or if you have a bunch of samples laying around you should join our next TSB!  At the end we donate all of the items to a women's shelter so it's swapping makeup and doing good all wrapped into one! 

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I never thought of doing that! That is such a good idea to do with makeup/nail polish/hair products that I am just going to throw out... instead I am going to donate it! My neighbor (who is a hairdresser) volunteers at a nursing home. Plus that is so sweet of you to do! 



I always knew I had a lot of nail polish but I never realized I have THAT much. When I hit the 100 mark I said to myself "Holy #@$%... I need to stop buying nail polish" 


But you want to hear the horrible thing! I was on (beauty blog) and there is this new nail polish called "Crackle Glaze" by China Glaze... ohhh my goodness when it comes out, I don't have to get it, I NEED to get it! It looks amazing! I feel as though nail polish is the one thing I have an obsession with. I am a huge fan of "gimmicks" or anything "cool" looking... its horrible, I know!


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Boy did it take me forever to count this up!  I got counting and realized that I could be cleaning out and tossing expired stuff while counting and it took me hours!


So here it is:


Primer: 2

Powder: 1

Blush: 5


Shadow: 41

Palettes:13, but some of these only have 4 colors in them!


Mascara: 13 (I bought the lash stash recently and have just started the 1st one)


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@kalex: only because I <3 you!!!!


Glitters: 8 ( I know this wasn't a category, but it my world it is! Kinda like garlic being a vegetable in my cooking!)

Eye shadow singles, duos, quads: 41

Finishing Poweders: 4

Foundation: 3

Eyeliner ( including gel, pencil, shadow pencils): 22

Eye Shadow Primer Potions: 9

Mascara- 10

Lip ( pencil/gloss/stick): 36        ( THIS surprised me!! They sneak up on you!!!)

Palettes: 14

Cheek: 3

Nail Polish: 47 (!!!)

FALSIES: NINE PAIRS!!!!!! (Many of them are too glam for everyday wear, but I got them at such a great deal I had to buy them!)


Not as bad as I though, but definitely some surprises!! I had no idea I had that much lip stuff, especially since it's my lowest priority except for keepinmg my lips moist!

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@mermadelove- I love how you divided your categories up.  I didn't count my mascaras. And I just included my trios and quads in my count for the palette category. Plus I just kind of bundled all of my primer (eye and face) into the primers category. 



I have to say that this is extremely entertaining! Not just to do but also to read! Smiley Very Happy

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@mermadelove:  Love that garlic as a vegetable!  


Oops, I found my small train case with 36 lipsticks and 5 lip pencils and my small travel makeup bag with a full set of makeup = 3 more shadows, 2 mascaras, 1 bronzer, 1 blush, 1 tinted moisturizer, 1 shadow and 1 face primer, 2 glosses, 3 eyeliners, 1 concealer, 1 luminizer. (Actually, that small travel bag sounds like a big one to me!)


Is there any category for fragrance?  I'm a bit overboard on that too.

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prettyinpa: Fortunately, I only have ONE fragrance! Unless you count essential oils.......

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@Mermadelove: So what kind of essential oils?  Fragrance kind or healing kind?  I have always been fascinated with these, I tend to get floral or green fragrances (CLEAN or these cool ones from an Italian perfumery in Soho).


Say, has anyone been to that new Make Up for Ever boutique in the Sephora in Soho that was featured in the new catalog?  I am dying to go there, maybe for my anniversary in March, I always go to NYC for that, maybe a quick side trip to the Soho Sephora for me!!!

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