Although I love buying makeup and having shiny new things to play with, at times I do feel a bit overwhelmed by my ever expanding collection. I also feel guilty about this gluttony and the number of near duplications in my collection. I wouldn't allow this kind of material excess in any other area of my life so why do I do this with makeup? I do wonder if I would continue to buy at this rate if it wasn't for blogging.
I have so much makeup that I already love that I do question whether I really need to buy any more. I could probably manage with what I have for
I suspect that if I was good at culling my collection, this wouldn't be an issue at all. However, I am a bit of a closet Gollum when it comes to parting with my precious things. I am fine at decluttering in general but I visibly pale at the mere thought of parting with neglected but pretty things. What if I suddenly needed them for swatch comparisons? Could I really give away all of my unused MAC lipsticks without realising it was a horrible mistake? Feel the fear and do it anyway? Of course, at this level of navel gazing, I realise I have gone mad and remember it is only makeup we're talking about here.
Anyway, to prevent further inward reflection, I thought I'd ask what you think. Do you think it is possible to reach a point where you're completely satisfied with your collection and don't need more or does curiosity always get the better of you? Do you have a special system to keep your collection in check? I'd be really interested to hear your thoughts.