Beauty

How Many Years of Eyeshadow Do I Own?

Hey all, happy Friday!  Hope all is well where you are!  Currently, I am snuggled up on the couch, both Xandria and Lillith passed out and playing Tremors in the background.  But that is not what this post is about, nope.  Today I thought I would share a rough guestimate of how many years of eyeshadow I currently own.  Now, this was not my idea or formulation.  I learned about it through Jessica Lee, Amanda D., and Paula on YouTube.  They are currently going through their collections and guestimating, thanks to a Reddit user who came up with the formula.

I thought this was such a cool idea and hopefully a real eye-opening little experiment.  Now, safe to say, and honestly thank God, I do not own as much makeup as the girls.  All of their videos are linked for your convenience on their names.  Throughout the years that I have been doing makeup, I have gotten rid of a ton of makeup, not realizing it had a name (aka Decluttering).  I’ve thrown a lot of makeup away and given away a lot of makeup to friends.  I don’t want to know how much makeup I have wasted on doing that alone.

Jessica just recently did an updated version of how many eyeshadows she owns, even though her original video was done only a few months ago, and she is currently on her 16th or 17th month of a No-Buy.  So why did she have to redo it??  Well, unfortunately, she as cleaning out an area in her house and found JARS of mineral eyeshadows.  Like actual jars.  I want to say her total now is over 200 years of eyeshadow.  It is absolutely insane!

But we are not here today to talk about Jessica’s numbers, nor Paula’s or Amanda’s.  We are here to talk about mine.  Now, although it is nowhere NEAR their numbers, it is still a large number for me personally.  Most of my eyeshadows are in palette form, I own very little singles.  Trust me, I use to have a ton but gave them all away to friends.  So with all of the palettes and singles, my number came to…. drum roll, please…

8.993976489 years of eyeshadow.  Yep.  Just under 9 years worth of eyeshadow.  With this formula, it is calculating me wearing 5 eyeshadows per look, wearing eyeshadow 6 days a week.  I will link my spreadsheet here for you if you’d like to take a look.  Now again, this is just a guestimation, could be more, could be less.  But this is more to help give a realization of how much makeup is in my or even your collection.  Do I need to have 9 years worth of eyeshadow on hand?  Absolutely not!  However, this helped me see that I won’t need to purchase any more eyeshadows for a good while, which helps me save money!

Another thing this helped me realize, is my makeup addiction is really starting to get under control.  Not this year, but the year before I was VIB Rouge Status.  That means I spent over $1000 at Sephora.  That doesn’t include Ulta.  I’ve been steering away from Sephora and using Ulta more because they carry drugstore brands.  This year, I’m not even going to hit VIB Status with Sephora and I could not be happier.

I would really like to hear about how many years of eyeshadow you have in your collection.  All you have to do is click on the spreadsheet, then make a copy.  It’ll save it to your computer/smartphone on Google Docs and then you can edit it with your current collection.  The other products I’m really interested in to see how many years I own are my lipsticks and my highlighters.  Possibly foundations as well, since I have about 10 or 11 of them.

Well, I know this was a bit shorter of a post, but I hope you still found it interesting.  If you ended up calculating your collection, let me know what your numbers are in the comments!  Was it eye-opening for you?  Or were you not surprised?  That will do it for this post.  I hope you have a great weekend and I will talk to you guys on Monday!

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