My name’s Lauren, and I am a make-up addict.
It’s a new found thing.
YouTube and Instagram made me do it.
I can’t seem to stop.
I make excuses:
‘I don’t have that shade’.
‘What are you talking about? It’s a completely different thing’.
‘I need this brown eyeshadow for transitioning, it’s not just brown, it’s a pink toned brown with copper flecks’.
‘It’s 3for2 but I don’t need three things. I’ll just get the two I need’.
To my boyfriend, ‘I’m just popping into Debenhams/Superdrug. I won’t be more than five minutes. I’m just seeing what’s new’. – 45 minutes later….. ‘Sorry I took so long, what was that 20 minutes?’ #SorryNotSorry
‘I need this face peel cream, it has rock salt and H2O from Japanese hot springs. I got a great deal’.
My feet have a mind of their own:
‘I’m just going to casually stroll down this street without violently veering off to the right, into oncoming traffic and into MAC…. Stop Lauren, stop before the point of no return. – Whoops, too late.’
My phone corrects and suggests words:
Bobby = Bobbi
Mars = Nars
Esteé….. Lauder Double Wear Foundation SPF 15 ← :O HOW DID IT KNOW?….
I convince myself in five seconds flat that I NEED something:
‘I need new ‘summer’ lipsticks’. I have enough lipstick. Just stop.
‘I could do with a new mascara’ I already have five on the go.
‘I’m going to get an eyebrow pencil’. I never touch up my brows.
*Buys £20 eyeliner* Only use it on ‘special occasions’.
I get heart palpitations from the following words:
I save pasta sauce jars to house my makeup brushes. Before I buy the sauce i assess the dimensions of said jar. For the record, ASDA pasta sauce jars are rubbish.
I cry when baked products crack or shatter.
I spend more money a month on makeup than on groceries and food. (I live on pasta though so that’s not too surprising).
If I leave the house without a product I’ll need during the day for touch ups, I’ll buy a new one. ←This is how my lipstick collection grows.
I can’t remember the last time I left the house without at least some makeup on.
I need psychological help.
The addiction is real.
Whilst it might sound as though I actually am addicted to makeup and beauty, this was just a lighthearted bit of fun to look at the weird and wonderful things we girls do for our face paint! I enjoy make up and I do tend to splurge a little but it isn’t my life, it’s more of a hobby and all hobby’s need a little invested time and money. 😉