Monday, March 10, 2008

Yummy411: Makeup Obsessed Anonymous

I was thinking of creating a site for those of us that need to vent about our addiction to makeup without being judged and keeping anonymity. Well running that site and this one would be a bit rough right now, I'll get to that later. However, I will start posting here.



Are you makeup obsessed?

How you know you are addicted and need rehab-

You buy makeup at the drugstore, beauty supply, ordering online, wherever you can for a fix in between collections coming out.

Today, I found myself doing foul play: I was recruiting, trying to find converts. Randomly changing conversation to makeup. "Are you going to the trend show at Nordstroms?" (or other times I might strike convo in the beauty aisles of drugstores and makeup counters. It's like a cat sniffing out a rat.) Fortunately for me, I told my friend about something regarding makeup and she asked me was I going to the trend show first! Usually, I have to keep convo and my over analyzing of an eye shadow or concealer to a minimum so that others without the addiction, won't catch on to our secret and debilitating obsession. Specktra was secret for me for a long time. I didn't want people to know how crazy I was about makeup!

Share, if you will, about your obsession. You can choose to reply under anonymous...................

Related post: Cosmetic Junkie

17 comments:

A*M*Y said...

I'm Amy and I have a makeup buying problem! I buy WAY more than I wear. I can't even go a DAY without buying something. It's sad. Really it is. But, I love it all the same. First step of solving the problem is first admitting it! :]

Anonymous said...

I love makeup so much, that when I heard of New York Gov. Spitzer hired a escort service for $4300 for 1 hour in his hotel room, my accountant brain starting imagining all the MAC and makeup that $4300 could buy, lol. I had to bring myself out of my daydream that maybe I am in the wrong line of work, but then I thought, EWWWWW!. That doesn't mean I forgot how many MSF or LE pallettes that could be sitting in my bathroom, WTH.

My name is Keba and I am addicted.

yummy411 said...

@ a*m*y: (lol i like thinking of you as krystl..) yes.. the bad part is we like the addiction and don't really want it to stop LOL.. i just wish it wasn't so expensive. that's how i got started anyways!

@ keba: that was hilarious!!! if we could cuddle for an hour, i'm all about it!!!

Seymone said...

Yums I am so not ready to admit that I have a problem but the idea is great.. LOL.

I love makeup. I really do. It is a passion.. What I wanted to ask was do u guys think that it is very vain to be into makeup?

To answer my own question. It depends on who I am with. For instance my husband understand my obsession, addiction, etc. But some friends who dont wear makeup dont understand. I dont know rambling again.

yummy411 said...

hey seymone! i don't think it's vain. i think it's vain when you are applying lip gloss or lipstick every 5 minutes or you are checking the mirror too much. for us, it's a hobby, an addiction, it's fun! other people are into video games, books, movie trivia, big brand handbags.. for us it's makeup. of all the makeup i love and buy, i wear half of it and actually apply it 1/4 of the time.

i love discussing and talking.. you are not rambling!!

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

i have a mac problem but i think i'm a controlled addict. but only by force and not by habit, lol.

nywele said...

Hi. I am Amina and I am addicted to MAC. I am becoming better now since I am more knowledgeable and I know more about the products that look great on me. I also love hair products but that's another problem. By the way, yummy, i've just linked your blog to mine. I hope you don't mind.

eVaDiVa said...

hummm...am I addicted to makeup? I think I am but weird enough, I think I am more addicted to shoes...but makeup is my passion...you cannot play around with shoes like u can with makeup...And looking at my makeup cases...I should say YES!!! I am a MAKEUP ADDICT!

(g)ezebel said...

hi, my name is (g)ail, and i am a shopaholic. i don't just buy makeup; i buy whatever i can just to get my "buying" fix. even if i just buy a 99 cent nail file at walgreen's, i get my necessary high. online shopping is the bane of my existance these days. i spend hours putting stuff in my shopping cart, then i don't buy anything, and then a couple days later, i add more shit and buy everything. *sighs* i need intervention here..!!! :0/

MandyPandy said...

Hi! My name is Mandy and I'm an alcoholic... Wait, what? Oh, wrong forum!

But I am a makeup-holic as well. I'm obsessed with finding the perfect everything: the perfect foundation, concealer, blush, powder, primer, brushes, styling product, etc...

It's a never ending quest, paved with disappointments.

yummy411 said...

hi ladies! i don't want to comment on everyone as we are admitting to our addictions (how do we comment on that?) so let it out!

@ nywele: amina thanks!!!! i'll return the love, but believe you were always on the google reader list ;)

@ (g)L i do the same thing!! well except the buying part... LOL

@ mandypandy: aaah comic relief! thanks!!

Beautyful Habit said...

Hi my name is Habitual Beauty and I have a serious make up problem! OMG i thought i was the only one but it feels great to come into this MAA (makeup addict anonymous) meeting and know that I am not alone!!! Fabulous post hun, did you get your stuff?? Let me know please

yummy411 said...

b.h. no mail =(

slvrlips said...

Hello!! My name is slvrlips aka NIkkia and I'm a makeupaholic

I am obsessed and addicted with everything beauty related. from magazines to the latest MAC blushes released yesterday.
Help!!!

slvrlips said...

Hello!! My name is slvrlips aka NIkkia and I'm a makeupaholic

I am obsessed and addicted with everything beauty related. from magazines to the latest MAC blushes released yesterday.
Help!!!

Fashion's Darling said...

wow this is amazing! I've never seen people so willing to admit that they have the same addiction as me! I buy makeup all the time. its tough to go a week without buying something new (or trying them out at MAC, Sephora, Macy's, or any other cosmetic counter...Rite Aid included).

I'm obsessed...I try not to buy too often but when I do...I go HARD! and I mean real hard like I'll buy face powders, eyeshadows, lip gloss AND lip stick..the works!

I def. own way more than i wear

Cocoanaps said...

OMG I am a Makeup Addict and I really need help! LOL And it doesn't seem to help that I am on Youtube and looking at everyone's Blogs about beauty and makeup. Help Me Please.... Be Blessed!