Let me explain-- I have two of each of the following items so that I can have one in my vanity and a to-go in my bag: *eyebrow pencil *mascara (actually, recently I've only had one stashed in my purse) *foundation compact These are basics, perfunctory purchases. In fact, half the time I don't bother with mascara. But plunk me down in any store and I'm likely to be tempted by the lip displays. I have 3 lip liners, several lipsticks, a lipstick palette, 4 or 5 tube lip glosses in similar colors, and 4 roll-on lip stains. I love lip colors so much that I made those stains myself. I don't really need 3 purplish lipsticks, 3 glosses in the same hue, and a lip stain in again, the purple family. But I have them. I keep buying them. It's the same with red and so on. It's the "ooooh, shiny!" syndrome. And of course I have lip balms all over the place. I'm always on a mission to match my lip color exactly to my outfit. I'll never really have enough lip items and it has been that way since I was a girl. Even if I am not wearing any other makeup at all I do put on lip stain. What about you? Is it eye shadow? Do you have a zillion mascaras and/or liners? Are you a collector of different powders with different properties/functions? Maybe it's not actual makeup, but tools like brushes or blenders and such that you can't resist buying. Maybe it's allllll the blushes or primers galore. What's your thing?