In simple terms, cosmetic addiction means purchasing, hoarding, and using cosmetic products compulsively. The level of addiction depends upon the frequency of buying, and the amount spent on these products. In some cases, those who have this addiction buy cosmetics only so that their cabinets look full. The usage of cosmetics is also a very important factor in determining the level of addiction. It is never about how much you use, it is always about how many times a day the cosmetics are used, and why. If a touch-up is needed, then it is absolutely fine; but if you are rushing to the powder room often just to doll yourself up when it’s not needed, then you have a problem at hand.
A cosmetic addict is a person who just cannot do without their timely makeup ‘fix’. This is a person who is obsessed with cosmetics; right from being up-to-date with the latest makeup products, writing numerous blogs on how to use them, and also spending endless time in front of the mirror dolling himself/herself up.