How Many Products Do You Use Everyday?

I read in a magazine once (Allure, 2003) that the average woman dips into 30 products every day before she heads to work.

At the time I thought that was an exaggeration, but recently I’ve been thinking about how much product I actually use.

This is the makeup-related product list I put on daily:

  1. Concealer
  2. Under eye primer
  3. Corrector
  4. Under eye highlighter
  5. Eyelid primer
  6. Lid eyeshadow
  7. Outer v eyeshadow
  8. Crease eyeshadow
  9. Browbone eyeshadow
  10. Eyeliner for top lash line
  11. Pencil eyeliner for lower lash line.
  12. Mascara
  13. Face powder
  14. Bronzer
  15. Highlighter
  16. Lipstick
  17. Lip liner
  18. Perfume

Okay, now let’s take a look at skin care:

  1. Body soap
  2. Shampoo
  3. Hair serum
  4. Face scrub
  5. Face cleanser
  6. AHA treatment
  7. Vitamin C serum
  8. Face toner
  9. Moisturizer
  10. Body oil
  11. Cuticle oil
  12. Hand cream
  13. Eye cream

Holy smokes! That’s 31 products! I guess Allure was right….

How many products do you use daily? Do you think you use a lot of products or too few?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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14 Responses to How Many Products Do You Use Everyday?

  1. I never really thought much about it, but that does seem pretty accurate. Usually when I prep my work area it’s pretty cluttered and all of that is just my face for the day haha! Not to mention the tools used to apply it all!

  2. Haha so many products! I use at least like 5 products! Great post!

  3. Disha says:

    These are too many! 😀 Skin care cannot be ignored and makeup we all love! I use around 10 on a daily basis 😛

  4. Probably about the same for me!

  5. Sangeeta says:

    I didn’t realize how exhaustive the list is till I penned it down. But there is days when I just take a shower and run out of the house.

  6. I almost always take a shower and (hobble, lol) out of the house. I got so used to nasty, hot, greasy work environments and a bare face that it’s my norm now….I was so proud of myself for picking up new lip colors a month ago, lol

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