Hobbies are Expensive.

And makeup is no exception. Right now, makeup is a hobby to me. And holy shit, it’s burned quite a hole in my finances. But it’s not something I regret at all – I’d do it all again if I could. Except I’d probably skip the contouring shit because my contouring products are barely touched, despite numerous self-made promises to play with that stuff more.

Sure, I could sanitize my barely used makeup products and sell them, but I personally don’t believe in selling used makeup. Even if you autoclave the damn thing, I still wouldn’t buy it because when you’ve been in the healthcare circle long enough, you’ll never look at germs the same way you did when you were outside of it.

But that’s not the point of today’s blog entry. I’m worn out from running in the makeup rat race – I’m tired of trying to keep up with the latest and greatest makeup product releases. And no, I haven’t been snapping them up left and right.

Believe it or not, my massive makeup collection really consists of products I personally like. It just so happens that I buy more than one of them because the fear of discontinuation never leaves you once you step into the waters of makeup. So what keeps me from tearing through them like crazy and reviewing them left and right?

Simple: the fact that someone else has already reviewed them. Most of my makeup collection has already been reviewed by a helluvalot of people, so I fail to see the reason why I should add my two cents to the thousands that precede them. Just Google any product you own and you’ll see what I mean. There’s nothing new or fresh that I can bring to the table that hasn’t already been brought there.

I read it somewhere that everyone and their mother (why is it always the mom?) are doing beauty product reviews on their blog or YouTube channel. I felt disappointed: just how big is the beauty blog / vlog bubble going to keep growing before it finally bursts?

How many opinions can you levy at a beauty product altogether, when it ultimately comes down to a matter of chance, money, and preference?

Makeup will continue to be my hobby and that won’t change. But damn, it’s hard to maintain a hobby when it burns a hole in your finances and has become more of a rat race than anything. And with beauty being a near universal topic, one would think that it’d be easy to strike up a conversation in this day and age with a computer and the Internet.

I seem to be the aversion.

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