MAC Patina shadow, above
To many an obsessive makeup hoarder/collector, that image signifies Satisfaction.
(And I must say a bit of disbelief that we actually managed to use anything often enough to see the pan.)
I am one of those people who cycle between envy at those who manage to make a significant dent in their makeup items, and also terror at the thought of running out of the things I love.
Maybe I'm just OCD. When I use an eyeshadow palette, I'll inadvertently try to rotate between shades so no one color shows a bigger dent than the others. When I love a product, I'll start looking for an alternative for it so that I don't use it up. (Yeah, it's not logical.) And I also tend to get bored of wearing the same color nail polish or eye shadow consecutively. So I almost never do.
I have a shelf dedicated to backups of favorites which I am not even close to finishing.
Strangely, I love "pan porn". I'll trawl the web occasionally, looking for images of half-finished items and wondering at how others manage to use the same items so consistently and feeling an odd admiration for them. The only things I can use repeatedly each day, and constantly finish through the years, are lipsticks and mascaras.
Which leads me to two of the reasons I started a makeup blog:
- Use up more makeup
- Use more colorful makeup
I think it's time to get more pan porn of my own.