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My first red lipstick, Chanel Hydrabase in New York Red (sadly discontinued now). It made me realize that dark lipstick colors suit my fair skintone better than nudes and pinks, which just make me disappear. Life changing!

So longgggg ago, my memory is fading me. Chanel eyeshadow duo in purple and pink. Back then there wasnt an assortment of colors, finishes, variations, duo chrome etc. Today, it wouldnt look so glamorous, but I loved purple when I was in my teens. To this day, this is still my favorite item. I have many other items in my collection that I love…but this one is dear dear to my heart.

Maybelline watershine lipstick in ginger ice tea colour.
I guess they are not selling them anymore but it had a nice peachy natural color 🙂

Sephora 55 brush. My foundation always looked a 3 year old put it on for me, no matter what I tried. My love of all things makeup bloomed once I saw how flawless my skin looked with that brush. My other was Mac Fix Plus. Never again did I look like cake face no matter how much of any kind of powderI used.

The old sephora loose mineral powder foundation! It was so amazing!! They don’t sell it anymore :(. They switched it to pressed powder and it’s not nearly as good.

Loreal’s HIP duo eyeshadow in the shade Saucy. Staying power wasn’t that great, but upon application is was beautiful! This was before I ever discovered eyeshadow primer ^_^

Have you ever tried the dúo in sassy?? It had the most beautiful taupe color i ve ever seen, but i think its now descontinued 🙁

I was never able to pick up Sassy (*always* out of stock), but when I read it was a dupe of MAC Satin Taupe, I figured out why. It may be something to consider if you need to replace that shade.

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Oh my gosh…I really started getting into makeup around 2008, 2009…and I remember getting a limited edition Lancôme Juicy Tube in Rose Fishnets for Christmas one year. Everything from the color (a bit like MAC’s Nymphette) to the packaging to the scent is perfect. I also got my first UDPP, and I was so amused by the genie tube! I don’t have that UDPP anymore (gifted it to a friend) but I still have the box somewhere, and the memories of my eyeshadow looking halfway decent for the first time ha ha.

Not exactly bought … my sister in law’s would be hubby gifted me 7 loreal lipstick .. all bought from USA … n they were not avlb in india at that time so it was proud moment for me … actually I asked him to getme 8 but 1 was spoiled … he gave me that as well little later after some threatening n pestering

that is when I actually fell in love with makeup … 🙂

11 yrs back … I was 24 then …. it was still not as passionate as I am today …

but yeah I am pretty sure it is this is when it started 🙂
till today I blame him but all for good reason 🙂

Make up for ever face and body foundation, I’ve been using it for 10 years and even though I alternate sometimes I’ve never been a day without it.

MAC Woodwinked. I only got it by chance too. I wanted Amber Lights, but they were sold out, so I disappointedly bought Woodwinked instead, as the SA thought it was similar. But as soon as I used it I was amazed by how pigmented and smooth it was, I’m still wowed every time I use it. My favorite beauty buy ever.

Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick and Shiseido wet/dry compact foundation, both when I was in high school.

Me too! No one ever talks about Oh Baby…but that was the only thing I wanted to wear on my lips back in the day.

that would be revlon ‘street wear’ nail polishes when i started working after college (instead of the no-brand, bootleg cheap bottles bought in the traditional market).

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