I know, its only make up. Being a beauty addict I have a certain way I organising my make up (in a large bag, in cabinets, in smaller bags, then mini bags) and that is my way of doing it.
If people start messing things up (Mr Candy) in an attempt to “tidy it” it drives me insane.
I also dislike people messing with my day to day beauty essentials, especially cream products. Why? Bacteria.
My bacteria in my foundation = ok.
Your bacteria in my foundation = not ok.
A few years ago I had a friend who was – shall we say, very heavy handed with things. She once grabbed my brand new Lush shampoo (you know how they have screw on lids?) and attempted to yank it off, whilst I was trying to say in a very polite British manner “Maybe you should try unscrewing it?”…..
Too late – Yeti Arms manages to pull it off and SPLAT goes my conditioner, all over me and in my latte.
Another time I was showing her my new MAC LE eyeshadow palette and she immediately lunged towards it, chicken mayo laced fingers ahoy, ready to swatch the colours…
It was a slow motion moment, like in the Matrix – I am Neo, the chosen one – and I can see her trotters heading towards my brand new, oil free powder eyeshadows but I am powerless to stop her.
Then all of a sudden, something drops *bang*. She is distracted.
I retreat my MAC eyeshadow with my super quick reflexes, quicker than Elin Woods with a gold club, and she sort of forgot about it.
It was close. Too close.
Is it so hard to understand? No matter how well you know someone, understand this:
1. I am not Selfridges, and the contents of my make up bag and the pieces in my collection (old OR new) are not for swatching, unless I say its ok.
2. Do not stick your fingers in any of my make up. I don’t want weird swirls or fingerprint marks in it. I don’t care if you have anti bacterial gel. You might have worms for all I know.
You think I’m a psychopath now, don’t you? But I can’t help being Anal! I look after my make up! I sanitize everything!
#TeamAnal! (Not *that* kind, ok?)
Anyway, the above rant has got me thinking – is it just me who is anal about my beauty products? Are you happy sharing your make up or are you fussy like me?