The excitement of a new favourite product flourishes into friendship, which develops into total devotion and ends in heartbreak when we hit pan and realise it’s no longer available.Sex, drugs, alcohol, make-up - choose your poison. They say that everyone has an Achilles heel, something they can't live without and are completely dependent on. The time has come for me to confess. My name is Miranda Rose Stoner, I'm 20 years old and I am addicted to beauty products.
In every girl's life, there comes a point where you make the decision- whether conscious or not- if you're going to be the kind of person who rarely wears make-up, or if you're the kind who only takes it off in order to get their precious beauty sleep (those skin cells need time to regenerate) and even then, you’re night-time-moisturised face rests on floral scented satin pillowcases, because you read somewhere that they protect your hair from frizz, and the alarm rings half an hour early so there’s enough time to put your face on. You may have already guessed but beauty addicts fall into the second category.
For a beauty addict, the obsession is more than skin-deep, beauty reflects who we are. Wearing make-up is a chance to show the world our artistic skills and personality. Different colours and techniques mean we can be creative with our faces, even if our experiments don’t always work out.
Beauty addicts have a very personal connection to their make-up. The excitement of a new favourite product flourishes into friendship, which develops into total devotion and ends in heartbreak when we hit pan and realise it’s no longer available. After signing 4 petitions to bring it back, writing a letter to the company, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief when we find it in ‘good condition’ on eBay or we spend hours trawling the internet for a dupe.
The excitement of a new favourite product flourishes into friendship, which develops into total devotion and ends in heartbreak when we hit pan and realise it’s no longer available.
Beauty addicts, however, are optimistic people, we know that the perfect products are out there and when we find them we aren’t afraid to tell any- and everyone who will listen, and nothing compares to the excitement a beauty addict experiences over new product releases. Whilst some may only realise what they’re missing once it’s sold out, a true beauty addict is guaranteed to have seen the product swatched and reviewed on at least 4 beauty bloggers and will have decided whether to pop their name on the waiting list, all before the product has gone on sale.Of course, as with anything, there are some downsides to being a beauty addict. The addiction takes a hold of your free time. A quick look at the browsing history of a beauty addict will reveal hours spent on pages of reviews, swatches, videos and of course online shopping outlets. This covers everything from morphe’s latest palette to the best washing up liquid for sensitive skin.
As a beauty addict, you can also wave goodbye to space on your dressing room table. Old dance trophies are replaced with perfume bottles, a vast array of lipsticks can now be found where your soft toys stood and those library books had to be taken back because you had a stressful day and bought a new moisturiser set and now there’s no space on your desk.
There’s also the financial implications of being a beauty addict. Some weeks we eat spaghetti hoops 7 days running for dinner because we didn’t have enough warning to budget in the Superdrug triple points day. However, overall, I guess I’m proud to say I am a beauty addict, we may be slightly obsessed, but when beauty products can bring so much fun and confidence into your life, why not? You’re worth it.