Hello! To start the year off I thought I would conduct a little inventory of my makeup collection, mostly to see how much it fluctuates throughout the year, and so others can see just how much/ or little I actually have! I plan on doing an end of year inventory as well just to see if I’ve used things up or even bought more and increased the current total. Anyway, I’d love to know how your collection differs from mine, and whether you think I have an acceptable amount, or maybe a bit too much.
As of the start of the year I have 22 base products in total, including: 2 face sprays, 4 primers, 6 foundations, 7 concealers and 3 powders. As you can see I have a little bit of a problem with concealers… in that I have way too many for one face. I do know that one of them is half used, and another I am working on in my project pan this year! Other than that I don’t think my base collection is too out of control, but I definitely could reduce my foundations, and I will certainly try to focus on using them more this year compared to last year.
Total so far: 22
Next we move on to face products, and I am actually surprised at how many blushes I own, so let’s take a look. Currently I have: 7 bronzers, 11 blushes, 8 highlighters, and 5 face palettes (of course take the total higher but I’m counting each palette as one for now). Luckily I wasn’t someone who jumped completely on the highlighter train when it started a couple of years ago, so I’m not too fussed about those, especially since one is a mini liquid highlighter. I could do with cutting down on blush in the future, but I know that they are so hard to use up so I won’t be putting too much pressure on myself to finish any this year, maybe next year instead.
Total so far: 53
The largest section so far, I have quite a lot of eyeshadows, however the majority are singles which I have counted individually. We’ve got: 4 bases, 9 palettes, 50 single shadows, 4 eyeliners, 2 mascaras, and 7 brow products. As you can see, my single eyeshadows are the main culprit in this section of my collection. I have a large palette with 24 shadows, and the rest are divided between a smaller palette, Colourpop shadows, and a couple of liquid shadows. I’m not exactly happy about the amount I have, but it is very unlikely I will buy anymore singles for a long time – for palettes I cannot say the same, as there are always more that I’d like to try in the future!
Total so far: 129
Finally we move onto lips, an area that I thought was a bit larger, but obviously it’s not as bad as I thought it was! Okay it’s not the worst, but it’s not the best either, there are: 24 lipsticks (bullets and liquid), 13 lip-glosses, and 9 lipliners. Over this last year my lip-gloss collection has grown by at least half, and I am not sorry about it in the slightest! I love lip gloss, which is why my number doesn’t bother me, however I really need to work on using my lipsticks, especially the older ones in my collection.
I’m really hoping I haven’t missed anything out, as I won’t be happy to add to the total! I think that for a ‘beauty blogger’ my collection isn’t too bad, and a fair amount is taken up by single eyeshadows as well, so overall it’s quite easy to store everything. Do you think this is a ‘large’ collection?
Love, Emily x