The Beauty Consumer Tag

Hello, gorgeousness! I hope you're having a productive day today. I know I am. I love how busy my schedule looks right now. The new year has been wonderful for me so far. I am managing orders for my new small business (@sistersandbrushes on Instagram!) which I believe deserves its own spotlight on this platform. I will talk more about it, don't you worry. 

ANYWAY, I think it's fitting to have some fun today. I haven't done a tag in a hot minute. Doing tags are so much fun and I feel like they're lowkey a little bit left behind. I don't know why but I used to do them a lot back then. So I am bringing the old days back 'cause we're answering some juicy questions created by 90's LoveChild on YouTube!

The Beauty Consumer Tag

How much do you spend on makeup a month? A year?
Some people think I only buy makeup products right after payday. But most of the year I was keeping myself on a makeup budget. I had a budget laid out for myself which indicated how much money I was going to spend per month. I stuck to the RM200-RM300 limit per month. I don't want to go over RM300 because I have other commitments. 

Do you ever feel guilty about how much you spend on makeup?
I used to feel guilty about it and I still do sometimes, in recent times. But most of the time now I don't feel guilty at all because makeup makes me feel happy and content. You don't feel guilty for spending on things that gonna make you feel happy. 

Do you get 'FOMO' related to makeup releases?
Not at all. I never really have.

Do you purchase or keep items simply because they are limited edition?
I don't really care about it at all. It's just going to fuel up my anxiety if I end up loving it and have nowhere to repurchase it. Also, it irks me how the word 'limited edition' is a scam because nothing is ever truly a limited edition nowadays. 

Would you be willing to pay more money for a sold-out product online?
I never have and will probably never do. 

Do you wish you could spend more? Or less?
To be honest, I am pretty much content with how much money I spent on makeup. I only buy products that I run out of, mostly. So yeah, pretty happy with the budget I created for myself.

Do you feel compelled to buy something when you see it in someone else's collection?
Only if I trust the person's recommendations. A lot of the time, no. It's not my thing to have what everybody's having. 

Do you buy more during the holidays?
Yes. Mainly because there are a lot better sales and it's a really good opportunity to save. I love to get deals for myself. Don't makeup be more appealing when it's discounted? Lol. 

Have you ever hidden a makeup purchase from family or friends?
Nope. Never. I get so excited whenever I buy makeup products so I always want to share happiness with the people around me.

Do you have more than ten products in your collection that you have not used in over a month?
I have way more than 10 products. It's quite concerning. Mostly my eyeshadow palettes and lip products. Concealers, foundations, primers, and mascaras are the ones that I rotate through regularly though.

Have you ever been pressured to purchase something you could not afford or did not need?
Never. I think having a makeup budget is a wonderful thing. It keeps me from buying something impulsively or something that is over my budget.

Do you purchase makeup for collector reasons?
Not at all. If I don't like it then I won't buy it.

In your makeup journey have you become less or more consumeristic?
I don't know if it's more or less but let's put it this way: I think I have become smarter and self-aware as a consumer now. I don't buy products for the sake of wanting to have a bigger, impressive collection and not utilizing it. I am pretty selective when it comes to makeup. I won't buy a lot of things at once to be seen as a legit beauty enthusiast. I feel like I am doing good in the way of how I spend my money now.

That's that! This was a really great tag and I had absolutely fun with it. I really want to know you guys' answers. If you haven't done this, I encourage you to do it because it's cool! 
How would you answer the second question of the Beauty Consumer Tag? Let me know in the comments!


  1. This was very interesting fore reading and you have such a beautiful products in your collection. Gypsy Water and Mon Paris are amazing fragrances.

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  2. I love this tag and loved reading through your answers! Totally relate to you on having products you haven't used in a while, I definitely need to get better at that too. Or have a good declutter haha!xx

    Hannah |

    1. I loved yours as well! True though. I assume there's one (or maybe two or three) of them that's expired lol!

  3. I love this tag - it's interesting to hear all your views about makeup. It made me smile when you said that makeup makes you happy - I think it's so important to spend money on the things that make you happy. I used to be obsessed with splurging on makeup but now, I only buy what I need xx

  4. Your photos are so beautiful and artistic. I like them so much.

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  5. Loved reading this! Totally agree about limited edition products! xx

    Danielle's Beauty Blog 

  6. Such a fun tag! I'm always curious about peoples makeup spending habits! I always feel guilty, but I love trying out new skincare and makeup so much!

    Eileen |