We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • b-glowingGet 25% off b-glowing orders $300 or more with code STOCKUP, ends 3/31.
  • Space NK (UK)Enjoy £15 off £60+ orders with code EXPLORE60, ends 4/03.
  • Ulta50% off Smashbox Primer Water (now $16), starts 3/31 and ends 3/31.

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!


Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic. If you have general feedback, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Comments on this post are closed.

My Mom’s best friend gave me my first brush set! She was an aunt to me. She passed away from cancer the same year I survived it! I still have the brushes!

Profile photo of Alice

Mary Kay Signature lipstick. My mom bought me my first tube when I was 15 in a shimmery peachy pink color, and I wore a merlot shade for my wedding. I can’t remember the names of either.

Profile photo of Megan

I have some perfumes that are. COACH Poppy Blossom is what I let my cousin borrow for her wedding. This shimmery white covergirl eyeshadow bc I used it all through middle school and any mauve lip color. It’s what my Mom wears and what her Mom and my Dad’s mom wore/wear.

Profile photo of Amara

well, not so much makeup, but perfume. i wore vs love spell [of course haha] when i first started dating my boyfriend. so every so often, i buy a bottle… he definitely remembers it! =]

Dior’s Mystic Jade quint, because the dark brown/green shimmer was the first real duochrome type shade I’d seen and I totally fell in love with it. The quint itself isn’t all that great but I still have it… for sentimental reasons.

Estee Lauder’s Crystal Rose lipstick was the first real nude lipstick that worked for me and I still have an untouched tube somewhere even though I’ve been wearing it on and off for years, I adore it that much.

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source products, which was probably the first non floral/fruity fragrance that I fell in love with. It was so fresh and different from anything else I’d smelt way back when.

Chanel Rose Drop Hydrabase lipstick – my first one disappeared and I actually cried when I realized it was gone (I NEVER cry over makeup) but luckily I managed to hunt down a replacement even though it was already discontinued.

Oh my god, I’m a sentimental SAP… 😉

The original Chance by Chanel perfume because my mother wore it so often. Now that she’s passed away, the scent reminds me of her. The MAC Studio Fix Plus Powder Foundation has that same sentimental value. It was also the first thing to really get me into both MAC and higher end makeup.

Mine is the Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Palette. I was so new to makeup at the time; I had heard so much about the primer potion that I wanted that palette because it also came with a sample. I had met a guy a few weeks before and we were hanging out at the mall. I mentioned how I wanted the palette and he bought it for me. He’s still my boyfriend 3 years later. And just 2 days ago he surprised me by buying me the Naked 3 palette. 🙂

I’m not super sentimental, but all my Inglot products have been bought on holiday (I don’t live near a store) so they’re all connected to different memories of visiting the city where my grandparents live.

HI Christine! Do you have any idea where I can purchase that palette? Been looking for it forever. 🙁 This is what I hate about LE products. 🙁

Definitely the products I used on my wedding. Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Lacque and Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmerbrick in particular.

Estee Lauder as a brand is definitely sentimental for me because my mom always wore it when I was younger. And I used to love looking through all of her makeup haha.

There’s a nail polish that I’ve been looking for since I was probably 12 or 13. I bought it at this little trinkets store, and it wasn’t a famous brand, which is why I’ve forgotten the name of the polish. When I finished it up, I went to get another bottle and never found one to this day. It was a beautiful, opaque deep pink with some glitter in it – a very small amount – and it was just beautiful. Thinking of it now brings a lot of memories to the time that I used it, and I wish I could find it again.

On Instagram