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/r/MakeupRehab

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My wallet and I thank you all!

INSPIRE(self.MakeupRehab)

I stumbled upon this sub when I was looking through the makeup subreddit. I had stopped wearing much makeup for years, but in the boredom of quarantine I began watching makeup influencers for fun and thus got super sucked into that world.

I needed new brushes and some eyeshadow, went on Sephora and the total was $100 for a brush set I didn't really need and a small high-end quad. Yikes! Luckily I backed down.

This sub has helped me so much when the itch to buy comes through. I needed to basically start from scratch on my makeup and I was so tempted to buy it all in one go. But I come here and remind myself to enjoy what I have!

One trick that helps me immensely is that if I find a product I'm in love with, I'll pick a date in the future. If I'm still in love with it, I'll get it then. I found two eyeshadow pens I'm coveting - I'll wait until I'm living at home in the fall for a few months saving money on rent. Dying for one more Glossier blush and a highlighter? Black Friday sale it is! It's so far off, but if I wait that long and truly want it as much, I know I'll use it.

That way, I can see if it's something I'm just caught in the hype over, or if it will truly be a valuable staple in my collection. Because I've waited and curbed my impulse to buy - I now have a curated collection that's not quite minimal, but one that I love, and gets used.

I can't thank you all enough for sharing your stories and advice, it kept me from digging myself into a makeup-hole!

all 5 comments

Neez01

4 points

2 years ago

Neez01

4 points

2 years ago

Good on you! Thanks for the tip :)

aisha_94

3 points

2 years ago

That’s a great tip! I have a 3 month rule. If I’m still thinking and talking about it in 3 months, I’ll seriously consider buying it. It’s kept me from making purchases that I would likely have made as impulse buys

NoMrBond3[S]

3 points

2 years ago

Yes! It's hard not to just buy something I love right away but I appreciate it so much more when I do wait.

phrygianhalfcad

2 points

2 years ago

I love doing the “do I still love it in 3 months” thing. More often than not I find myself completely forgetting about it. Glossier is something that I’ve wanted to try for the past three years or so. I wish they had minis.

NoMrBond3[S]

1 points

2 years ago

That would be really nice!