I got my email invite to re-join Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault. After consideration and a realistic look at my makeup stash, I decided not to join.
Here are the reasons why:
1) My budget is tight right now. (Then again, most people’s budget is tight.) I had a car accident and I needed to put down on a Honda. I do not have $348 laying about to spend on makeup, no matter the quality and luxe status.
2) I am more a hoarder than a user of makeup. For me, I would save up MAC’s limited edition eyeshadows, and would trade for some rare item. I have about 25 brand-new-in-box shadows, plus 20 lipsticks, new-in-box. I do not want to use up my colors only to realise MAC won’t release a similar color. (I know, quite irrational.) I skipped Lorde’s Pure Heroine lipstick because I have similar colors. Which brings me to another reason.
3) I’m with Specktra’s Low-Buy group. We wanted to be budget-minded. Some of us are facing financial crunches. We are all there on our thread, skipping new releases and comparing colors. I learned that colors are cyclical– there will always be a dark plum lipstick release every year. Reds are always in.
4) With LMdB, I get stuff that is very good but rarely use it. Since I am on Low-Buy, I want to use up my products. So I had to set them aside for my current products. I still use the Sephora remover, I am using up Urban Decay’s eyeliners, and I have 30 used lipsticks I can choose any day.
So this year, I am skipping out.