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18 Things All Beauty Snobs Will Understand

Your makeup wishlist is way bigger than your paycheque.

1. You love makeup, not just for how it makes you look, but how it makes you ~feel~.

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2. So it's very important that it makes you feel fancy af, which unfortunately means it'll probably cost a small fortune.

When some clown tries to tell me I spent too much money on makeup.

3. There are certain brands you won't use because the packaging is cheap or looks grubby quickly.

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Why do brands think it's ok to use cardboard as packaging for makeup???

4. Or the packaging is kitsch and a bit tacky.

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5. Of course, you know that the most expensive stuff isn't necessarily the best.

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6. But you still love it.

7. You would actually rather buy less makeup that’s of a higher quality, than lots of cheap products.

me since I started wearing expensive lipstick

8. Your life of luxury means you actually have to be super careful with how much you use.

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9. You're a sucker for buying the fancy versions of regular products.

Moma #Muji's cotton ear buds in black colour. Little joys of #Life.

Like expensive dry-shampoo, makeup remover, and even cotton buds.

10. Your wishlist is way bigger than your paycheque.

Which probably includes products that cost well over £100, in case you ever suddenly become rich and have that sort of money to spend on face masks.
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Which probably includes products that cost well over £100, in case you ever suddenly become rich and have that sort of money to spend on face masks.

11. But to the surprise of some, you do actually have a limit.

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You're not prepared to spend a month's rent on a face cream no matter how many gold flakes it has in it. Unless you win the lottery, obv.

12. You do a dissertation-level amount of research before buying any new product.

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You're not prepared to waste money on stuff that isn't going to work.

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13. You also have to regularly give yourself a stern talking-to in order to stop yourself from buying something that's definitely unnecessary.

"But it's so pretty and it's got REAL PEARLS IN IT!!!" you say to yourself. "It's also £90 for a lip balm" your reasonable self replies.
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"But it's so pretty and it's got REAL PEARLS IN IT!!!" you say to yourself. "It's also £90 for a lip balm" your reasonable self replies.

14. Losing your makeup bag is a genuine fear.

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You'd probably cry from the trauma, not just because you lost all your makeup, but because it's going to cost so fucking much to replace it.

15. You love cheaper dupes, but you know in your heart you'll always want to try the original thing.

When you're laying in bed thinking about all the new makeup you can't afford @calliminor94 @kelseystuart94

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You need to try both, otherwise you will always be quietly longing for the original.

16. It's actually kind of scary how much you've spent on makeup and beauty.

What some guys think $80 worth of makeup is vs what it actually is

17. But your excuse is that this prevents you from buying stuff frivolously.

Sure, £35 is a lot for a single foundation, but at least you know you'll like it. You could spend double the amount trying to find a colour that's right in cheaper brands.
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Sure, £35 is a lot for a single foundation, but at least you know you'll like it. You could spend double the amount trying to find a colour that's right in cheaper brands.

18. Not that you really need an excuse, it just makes you feel good and that's enough.

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