You know the evil allure of limited edition makeup and beauty that makes you want to buy a backup or two or three? I know that feeling well. You put limited edition on anything be it makeup (or something else entirely) and suddenly my evil hoarding ways come out to play!
Unfortunately in recent years I think “limited edition” has become somewhat used and abused. It’s very casually tossed around in the makeup and beauty world and most products labeled with it aren’t truly limited edition as they are either around for ages or they get repromoted somehow.
If you like something, like say a lipstick shade that does launch with some limited edition MAC Collection I think you’ll be compelled to what to grab a backup. Because really if that gorgeous lipstick makes you feel and look amazing who wouldn’t want a back up?
Do you buy backup makeup?
I did, I don’t now.
I used to be a MAC pigment hoarder, among other things. I always felt inclined to purchase two shades of the same product if it was a limited edition! Part of me feels like, “WOW I love this shade!” and the other part was trying to be all logical and think, “This is a good investment, it’s limited edition!” Yeah, right.
I’ve grown up a lot. My makeup life isn’t what it once was and I don’t feel the overwhelming need or compulsion to buy backups ANYMORE! It’s unnecessary. Although on a rare occasion I sometimes wish I had stockpiled a product like say Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder (I’m down to my last pot and oh so sad about it being gone forever more).
But I am thankful to be finally cured of not wanting to purchase backups!
What about you?
Do you buy backup makeup or skincare or items that are limited edition?
Or do you feel like at some point they’ll be repromoted or you’ll find a dupe?