The Makeup Addict Tag

Ah, a tag on makeup stash. I haven’t posted anything about my stash before, so here’s a glimpse to satisfy your voyeuristic nature. Truth be told, I love to read posts like these, because I’m nosy. Thanks to Larie for tagging me, so be sure to check out her post. Oh yeah, I just saw Larie’s mention of their #30daysoflipstick “project” and I’m joining them on Instagram. However, since baby is arriving any time this month, I probably won’t make it to 30. Highly unlikely. Tracy so cleverly created my hashtag – #HowManyLipsticksUntilLilyPops which totally cracked me up. LOL! Come check out our Instagram if you haven’t. Now, back to the tag.

1. Which product do you still keep buying more of despite having plenty in your collection?

Erm, I think lipsticks are the easiest to purchase. I mean, I’m a Lipstick Bandit for a reason, but still, isn’t it just so easy to purchase another lip colour?

2. What’s the one product you can’t live without?

Just one? This is cruel. If I HAD to choose….it would be lipstick. It gives me life immediately πŸ™‚

3. Favorite makeup brand?

I like to explore different brands, but just reviewing my stash in general, I seem to have a lot of Dior.

4. How big is your makeup collection?

How do you want me to answer this? I have no idea. Bigger than what I needΒ but smaller than most bloggers? I review my stash half yearly and give away things to friends and family to keep my stash manageable.

5. And how do you store it?

I have a makeup box that my husband made specially for me, which stores heck a lot of stuff. I store my pencils, concealers, unopened mascaras, lippies, single eye shadows, blushes and small palettes there. I have another 3 tier drawer, one for base products (liquid foundations, powder foundations, primers, setting powders, some ramdom samples), another for custom (Z palettes and Unii palettes and some MAC palettes) and ready palettes, and another for makeup brushes stored in brush rolls. I rotate my brushes so that all of them get used. There are bits and pieces of makeup on my vanity, those that I try to use often, and I try my best to limit my stash to this size. There’s also a medium sized wooden treasure box on my vanity where I keep products “to be reviewed”. If I put them in any of those boxes or drawers mentioned earlier, I’d forget about them πŸ˜› If I can’t fit in anymore stuff within these spaces, then I’d go through my stash, reorganize, and maybe purge those I hardly use anymore.


makeup box box contents drawer vanity1 vanity2


6. How many items of makeup have you got in your handbag at the moment?

I always have blotting paper, and at the moment, there are 3 lip products in my bag. A Dior Lip Maximizer, Rouge Dior in Grege and Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Color in Crushed Plum.

7. If you could raid another blogger’s stash, who would it be?

Oh this is hard. I’d raid Tracy of Beauty Reflections because she’s been blogging for so long, and there are many things she has that I’ve got no access to!

8. How long does your usual makeup routine take and how many products do you use?

Nowadays, I’m all for minimal. I’d use a base, either a BB cream or a light foundation, a brow pencil to fill in my brows, a pencil liner and a mascara, a blush and a lip colour. It only takes me about 10 minutes but if I decide to add some eye shadow then it’ll probably take 15 minutes. If I’m in a hurry, I’d just pop some RMS ‘un’cover up under my eyes and around my nose and a lipstick and I’m out the door.

9. Have you ever bought makeup knowing you wouldn’t use it?

I’m pretty good with this actually. I use all my makeup. I mean, I don’t use all of them all the time, but there is no makeup in my stash that is brand new, unused. I do have a problem remembering all that I have, but that’s the reason I’ve got my Sunday Stash Shopping posts.

10. Tag a few other makeup addicts to do this tag!

Like Larie, I don’t want to impose this on anyone but I’m also nosy. So you guys don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. I tag Sunny of Mostly Sunny, Tracy of Beauty Reflections, Liz of Beauty Reductionista and Kristen of Glambunctious!


xoxo Lily



  • Loving this juicy look into your stash! I wish I could come over and play!

    • Lily

      Why don’t you do this tag, Taylor? It’d be fun to look at your stash too πŸ™‚

  • Your husband made a beautiful box! How handy and spacious! Thanks for doing the tag, Lily. I realized I like looking at other people’s stuff, too, lol.

    • Lily

      Very handy indeed. I didn’t realise how much stuff I could put in there πŸ˜›

  • LOVE that box he made you! I want one! And you can come raid my stash anytime about to pop Lily! πŸ˜›
    UGGGH, ok, I’ll try to do this tag hahaha. I have LOADS of skincare to review at the moment haha. And I’m like you, I give away a lot of the stuff I review. Most of it to be honest.

    • Lily

      We actually wanted to sell it, but the cost was too high, and the retail price ended up being too much. I mean, if we made it with cheap plastic, then there isn’t a point because you can just get them from Muji. Oh well. LOL! Please don’t feel obliged to do the tag, but of course, I’d still love to see what you have. LOL!

  • Liz

    Holy crap – your hubby wins. I have a nice desk hutch with clear glass slide door that would be perfect for beauty display but I don’t know how to set up shelves for tiers without making it look ugly and ghetto. UGH.

    I’ll do the tag but give me some time. I’m so backed up on posts.

    • Lily

      LOL Liz, no obligation at all πŸ™‚ Do it when you have the time!

  • Hey Lily, gah that organizer looks amazing! I’ve been trying to lay my hands on some Muji ones, but the two-drawer acrylic organizer is perpetually out of stock (oh wait, just checked: it’s finally in stock. Muji here I come!)! I need to maybe get those first and then show a bit of my stash. It’s not as big as you might imagine though. I am pretty conscious about what I end up keeping!

    • Lily

      Either way Sunny, just do the tag only if you feel like it πŸ™‚

  • Jaa

    That’s quite a collection Lily! So nice of your husband to custom make the organizer for you! Yeah, I’d love to see Sunny’s stash as well!! πŸ˜€

    • Lily

      I think he made this for me a year or 2 ago. Can’t remember. It’s very handy and sturdy, that’s for sure!

  • Loved reading your answers! I kind of suspected you’d pick lipstick as your absolute must have make-up product, tee hee πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Lol what’s easier than a lipstick? πŸ˜›

  • Fun! I love seeing how other people store their stash! Yours is quite lovely and makes me want to come over immediately and do my makeup at your house. πŸ™‚ Thanks for tagging me!

    • Lily

      I hope you’ll do the tag, Kristen. I’m nosy πŸ˜›