This weekend, I decided to bite the bullet and count the number of colour cosmetics I own in the categories of blush, eyeshadow, lip colour and nail polish. I've long known that I own rather a lot of makeup - but still, I manage to justify buying more because I genuinely believe I'm missing some key shades. But... having counted, I'm now fairly sure that I can't really have any gaps at all....
shades of blush
shades of lip colour
shades of nail polish
shades of eyeshadow
That's a staggering 349 shades in total, not even counting eyeliner (I don't really buy eyeliner that often). I'm well aware that this number might not seem all that massive to some; but for me.. it's too many. I'm unlikely to ever use up all that product.
So, next time I go shopping and coo over yet another red lipstick I will remember this number, and think carefully before I add to it.
That said, it would be easier to remember if it was a nice round number... so maybe I will buy that Chanel Rouge Coco Shine after all...
How many lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes and nail varnishes do you own? What's your magic number overall? Do you even care? Let us know in the comments!