Makeup is used for covering up scars, blemishes, uneven skin tones, highlighting features, accentuating the lips, eyes, cheekbones, and so much more. It is like a "fairy godmother", available in tubes and bottles, whose main purpose is to beautify women. The list on how makeup is good or bad for women, mentally and physically, is never-ending, as different women have a different take on the subject. Makeup is a very addictive thing, and many women across the world feel the need to be dependent on products to beautify themselves.
Being addicted to makeup is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as the addiction does not become too overbearing for you and others. There are people who have taken this addiction to cosmetics to a new level altogether, by hoarding, buying excessively, etc. Given below is a 'Makeup Addict' quiz that you can take to see if you are addicted to makeup or not.
The signs of makeup and cosmetic addiction are actually the same. Excessive hoarding, buying, using, blogging, and reading are the basic indicators. Signs indicating that your addiction is going out of hand are:
► Spending till you are broke
► Buying new products even when the older ones are not over
► Getting very sensitive and irritated whenever anyone talks about your makeup products
► Being possessive about your cosmetics, etc.
The repercussions of this addiction are pretty obvious, they are:
► You end up having a lot of debt due to the expensive products.
► Your makeup cabinet looks like a store shelf.
► You end up having multiple jars and tubes of the same products.
Luckily, this addiction is not life-threatening, but it does cause trouble. Men and women all over the world have it in some form or the other. Balancing out your cosmetic needs, curbing the urge to buy a product every time something new is launched in the market, or whenever you are out shopping is the easiest way to overcome this addiction.