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for some reason i was skeptical of MAC! then finally at age 29 when i could not get the perfect match in MUFE i walked to the MAC counter at Nordstroms and fell in love.

Same, actually! for so long MAC reminded me of teeny-boppers who didn’t know how to use makeup (I guess that’s what repeated exposure to prepubescent use/abuse of lipglass will do to your brain) so I steered clear of it for a long while. I’ve come around.

i was skeptical of MAC too. it just seemed like too many products for any of them to be good. now i love their lip products because they are still high end but more affordable (relatively) than more expensive designer brands like chanel and giorgio armani.

I guess before I was ever into makeup, MAC sorta scared me because of how extreme some of the MUA were. I’d walk through the mall, and I’d see these workers with crazy makeup on. Now, I LOVE IT!

For me I’d say it’s NYX. I didn’t quite believe in cheap makeup before – I thought they would always damage your skin, and, I’d think, why not invest in some quality makeup? Now I love to always have some drugstore products and NYX is one of the brands that I always like to check out.

Oh my… BOBBI BROWN. Before I became more familiar with makeup, I had always thought that Bobbi Brown’s products were tooooooooo expensive, especially when I saw that she focuses more on NEUTRAL SHADES. ” OLD PEOPLE MAKE UP,” I thought, but I ended up loving the brand; the quality of the products are just incredible. They rarely fail me. Big fan, big big fan .

Seconded!

I thought to myself ‘Geez, she’s definitely ripping me off’ at first, but after trying one product and comparing it to other brands I owned… nothing could compare. Now I’m completely sold.

Korres and Stila. When Christine was doing a bunch of Korres reviews I was not intrigued, but then I came to really like a couple of their products. Same with Stila

I’d have to agree with the first two commenters MAC except I was scared of by the prices. I thought drug store makeup was the best stuff out there and that I would never pay the crazy prices of MAC. Was I totally wrong! A couple of years ago I became hooked. And now have changed my career. Would love to be a professional MUA. I owe it all to MAC. =)

MAC. I never would care about their collections or stop by their counter. I agree with others in that I thought it was targeted for young teenage girls. I thought they came out with too many collections & everything was just mass produced….they had nothing of quality. I just am now getting into MAC. It happened last month. My boyfriend keeps asking me “are you sick?” He had always told me to give MAC a chance but I would just roll my eyes. I am glad I did! MAC gives you the opportunity to play and experiment…I purchased three items tonight for only $50. I am really into Chanel & I could never get 3 items for only $50 at Chanel. The quality is a lot better than I expected & it is nice to have so many choices as well.

Milani. It’s so cheap and the displays are tacky, so I never would have believed it was of good quality if I hadn’t tried it for myself.

I was so skeptical about MAC but when i discovered Temptalia and read the MAC101 and some reviews I became a believer. The first product I ever bought was the do it up dazzleglass creme and since then I couldn’t stop buying MAC.

Benefit for me, I had bought their Some Kind of Gorgeous, and it was so greasy looking I returned it. That and their “makeup artist/sales person” did some weird makeup on me that made me look like a man! So I really thought their line was total crap, but then so many people said they loved Benefit and when Coralista hit, I knew I could trust them again.

MAC! I used to walk past the counter and never went close because I just felt intimidated by all these young girls standing around trying things. Not that I’m THAT old, but I’m far from being a fashionable young girl, lol. Anyway, then they had the Electroflash eyeshadows out and I really liked Odd Couple, so I went up to the counter, but it was sold out already. Once I managed to track it down (and ended up with all 9 eyeshadows from that collection), I checked out the MSFs and loved those too, so I started following Mac more closely.

I was also sceptical of high end make up in general, always said I wouldn’t spend loads on mascaras, lipglosses, etc., and look at me now, lol!

I don’t know why but I was very skeptical about Shiseido but when I tried face powders and new eyeshadows and lipstick’s formulation I’m falling in love with this brand!

mine was fusion beauty – specifically their lip fusion, i found it crazy to pay almost $40 for gloss, but after i received one as a sample from sephora – currently owning 8 of them means i’m officially hooked

Estee lauder. Because it seemed like a brand for oldies. But boy i was wrong. The foundations kept shine at bay and doesn’t smudge. And their lipstick are the best. Will keep on buying stuff from estee lauder forever.

Pop beauty. the eyeshadows, nail polishes, and general innovative and quirky products continue to draw me in, and if at first i was skeptical, i now love the brand!

maybe it would be Urban Decay. I used to think the packaging was kind of cheesy but the product itself is pretty good.

Aussie brand Chi Chi Cosmetics. Love the super pigmented eyeshadows and lovely lipglosses. Was originally put off by the bright and cheerful teen style packaging … now I love it for it’s sense of humour.

I was really skeptical about buying NYX products as the products are cheap, so I wasn’t sure if the quality would be good for that price. But to my surprise, I’m in love with NYX products. Their l/s are AMAZING…love the variety of shades NYX offers

to be honest it was MAC for me too. I saw how a lot of girls had that obvious jawline (either too light or too dark). and the way they just caked on the foundation was NOT pretty! although i loved colors, the ads were a bit to bold for my taste at the time. I thought that MAC was not wearable and a bit too extreme. but now i’ve changed. i realize that it’s a great product and it’s all about how you use it. Totally love it and worth the money now. 🙂

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