1. You get caught up in the limited edition chase
Symptoms of this particular malady can last for months — in some cases (ahem!), years. Once stricken, you may find yourself doing things like going to a MAC counter at the crack of dawn (even before they’ve put out the collection for display) to snag a nude peachy pink lipstick, which you’ll eventually take home to comparison swatch against the other 20 LE nude peachy pink lipsticks in your stash.
Chances are, all of them will look more or less alike. (For what it’s worth, this is rarely a permanent affliction.)
2. You stare at brows
When you’re out and about, you’ll find yourself staring at other people’s brows and, if you’re next level, you’ll mentally file them away into one of several categories, like Instagram brows, Cara Delevingne brows, ombre brows, skinny brows and microbladed brows (among others).
There’s a whole language dedicated to describing brows, and you’ll know all of the terms. 🙂
3. You frequently ask yourself the hard questions like, “Do you reeeeeeeally need another neutral palette/coral lipstick/off-black liner?”
And even if you don’t, you can still easily justify adding another one to your collection.
4. You start coveting every shade of brown eyeshadow known to womankind
And if you happen to misplace a particular shade of satiny neutral golden brown (or whatever else it may be) that you need for your makeup on a given day, you’ll have a meltdown if you can’t find an exact dupe.
Seriously, forget about replacing it with another brown, because those other ones JUST WON’T WORK.
5. You get misty-eyed when you think of the one that got away…
You know — that one limited edition product that you wanted so badly but ended up not buying for whatever reason. Why didn’t you pick it up when you had the chance?? Were you out of your mind!?
This will haunt you for years…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope you had a great Monday, babe. Mine was pretty uneventful, which was fine with me. I needed a mellow day! The most exciting thing I did was make these two-ingredient pancakes for lunch (with two eggs and one ripe banana), and all I have to say is ewwwww.
I think I did something wrong because it tasted like a banana omelet.
Yeah, not doing that ever again. 🙂
How was your day?