Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

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Age you fell in love with makeup?: [answer]
What was your first beauty product?: [answer]
Best brand for those new to makeup?: [answer]

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97 thoughts on “Survey Says… August 22nd, 2009

  1. Lily

    17!!!!!!!!
    MAC blush in DOLLYMIXX
    MAC because they have every color of the rainbow!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Age you fell in love with makeup?: never did, never will
    What was your first beauty product?: some sparkly lilac lipbalm
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC

    =]

  3. Sheena

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 14-15ish
    What was your first beauty product?: Cover Girl Eyeshadow Quad
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC (if you can afford it), Cover Girl (if you can’t)

  4. soulshinesweet

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Originally when I was a teen, took a 10 yr break in my mid 20s…fell in love with it again when I was 34

    What was your first beauty product?: I am old. I don’t remember, lol..It must have been Lancome though, because that’s mom’s favorite and she would give me things when I was young….

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Nyx or Sleek

  5. Age you fell in love with makeup?: 13
    What was your first beauty product?: lipstick
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Maybelline

  6. Age you fell in love with makeup?: 21
    What was your first beauty product?: Natural Collection (Boots) brown/cream eyeshadow duo – horrible!
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Sleek MakeUP, because their palettes are inexpensive, easy to work with and have a great variety of shades, from neutral to bright, to help people figure out what suits them.

  7. Nicole White

    about 18
    first beauty product? revlon spring water liguid foundation..
    Best Brand for those new to makeup? benefit or Mac

  8. Fatma

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: [18]
    What was your first beauty product?: [ i don’t remember]
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: [the bodyshop]

  9. amani

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 15 going on 16
    What was your first beauty product?: mac eyeshadow in shimmer moss and love necter lipglass
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: mac, because the have a large selection of products with amazing pigmentation and every color you can want

    • amani

      lol i forgot when i was 5 or six i had every lipsmakers there was even th holiday set…but i was never allowed to wear them

      • Nicole

        Haha. I had every lipsmacker known to man in middle school. Then I took an almost 10 year hiatus from makeup and eventually resurfaced with a MAC obession. lol.

  10. Diabla

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Probably when I was 5. I used to ask my mum on and on to have red nail polish on. Then I would go in her Avon stock to try all of her lipstick samples which was driving her crazy. Around 15, I’d fell in love with face make up but would only start really wearing make up around 19. My first love is really nail polish.

    What was your first beauty product?: A nail polish quite similar to Essie Cherry Pop.

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: It depends. Not mac because there’s too much and it can be really overhelming or difficult to tame so much different products (what the hell should we do with cromacakes or paintpots when we know nothing about make up??) It’s too developped and expensive for a start. Best to me is something playful and girly like Benefit (although it’s too expensive) or any affordable playful brand.

  11. galaxysearchers

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 13
    What was your first beauty product?: Bonnie Bell Lipgloss
    Best brand for those new to makeup?:
    For a Teenager:Neutrogena For an Adult:Clinique

  12. Natalia

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: I’m guessing, twenty-one. Before that, I didn’t really use anything except mascara and lipgloss.
    What was your first beauty product?: Lip gloss! Was a present from Mum.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC (just because every their product I buy brings me joy).

  13. Redhead (hi)

    Age you fell in love with makeup?

    13, and still going strong ;)

    What was your first beauty product?

    Probably some random old drugstore eyeshadows my mom gave me when she was cleaning out her makeup drawer. The first *real* product I can remember that was my own and not sampled from my mom’s stash was Smackers lipgloss and LDL Grand Lash Mascara (long discontinued unknown brand that sounds like bad cholesterol, LOL!)

    Best brand for those new to makeup?

    L’Oreal, Physician’s Formula, and Neutrogena. These companies have affordable, easy-to-use quality makeup that’s sheer enough to play with and not look like a clown (pigmented MAC products are not for the faint of heart, unknowing beginners!) but just pigmented enough to be satisfied with the way your makeup turned out. :)

  14. Anitacska

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Very very early on. My mum nevere wore make up, but she had this beautiful golden brown lipstick that I used to try out and I even bought her a lovely green eyeshadow duo, but she never used that either. I think I started wearing make up (coloured mascara mainly) at 15 or so.
    What was your first beauty product?: I had one of these very cheap 12 or 15 colour palettes. Proper one, I can’t remember, but it was some cheap drugstore line like Constance Carroll.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Depending on budget: 17 (Boots’ own brand), Sleek and Mac, and if you have even more to spend then Dior!

  15. Laura

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 14
    What was your first beauty product?: Tinker Bell something or other
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Mac for high end, Neutrogena for drug store.

  16. claudia

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 17, 18
    What was your first beauty product?: lipstick !
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: mac :) because it’s the best and has got a large variety, great quality at a reasonable price !

  17. Amy

    Age I fell in love with makeup: I was the ripe old age of 10 playing around with my mom’s liners and lipsticks, but I wasn’t allowed to wear lipstick until I was 13 and from then on I began experimenting with other products like powder and liners.

    My first beauty product: is a lipstick by Mattel Barbie a very bright hot pink ( wasn’t supposed to use my money for makeup then that was when I was 10). The very first lipstick I owned and wore everyday was MAC’s Mocha lipstick.

    Best Brand for Beginners: L’oreal or Rimmel because it is better to start off experimenting and learning on more budget friendly brands than to start off with more expensive ones.

  18. happybadfish

    I always was jealous of girls that wore nice makeup, cause mine never looked well put together. I have better technique now, thanks to youtube, so I would say I was 30.

    I wore alot of brown eyeshadow when I was younger, but I love mascara.

    I think sephora is good for beginners because of the pallets that are available.

  19. Melissa

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Probably 17
    What was your first beauty product?: If I can remember that long ago it was a black and brown eye shadow from mac and studio fix powder
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: I would say Bobbi Brown or Laura Mercier

  20. Kaylabella

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 4, but again when I was 17
    What was your first beauty product?: lipstick or nail polish
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Probably Maybelline, because it’s cheap and has everything a beginner needs to start experimenting.

  21. Kajsa

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: When I was 22, so years ago.
    What was your first beauty product?: It was a make-up palette for kids, with some shadow, blush, mascara and lipstick. It smelled horrible but I loved it!
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: NYX or the cheap palettes from coastal scents/ebay.

  22. Kajsa

    so 2 years ago*

  23. Helena

    I can’t remember which age I was…I just know that I was very, very young! I even recall getting a plastic case of fake makeup as a birthday present when I was five or younger :)
    Hmm…I used some of my mom’s makeup that she didn’t use anymore. (Ew!) But, as for my own makeup, it was a little eyeshadow palette by “The Color Workshop” (whatever that is).
    Good drugstore brands, like Prestige or Milani. I wouldn’t really recommend messing around with big-name drugstore brands, because they tend to be crappy. People who are just starting should never buy anything for over twenty bucks, or over the Internet!

    • Redhead (hi)

      Oh, the Color Workshop! I have a few of their products, just silver and fuschia loose shadows and a blush brush. That brand is SO the embodiment of fakeup. ;)

      • Helena

        Ha ha ha, I LOVE that word! Can I use it? xD
        Yeah, totally. I made three colors I still had for some reason into loose powders ’cause I don’t wanna waste any makeup, ever :p

  24. Michelle

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 12 — I just wore a little gloss and blush, but I loved it
    What was your first beauty product?: some type of Cover Girl blush
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: I think MAC is perfect for someone starting in makeup because they have so many fabulous shades. I would just suggest they have a MUA help select colors for whatever type of look they are going for.

  25. -13-14
    -It was either Lancome or MAC for h/e; can’t remeber for drugstore, maybe covergirl?
    -Definitely NYX, Loreal HIP or MAC

  26. Kathleen

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 22
    What was your first beauty product?: some powder from Covergirl that looked orange on me. Terrible
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: start with something conservative and good for the skin, such as Clinique. For eyes and lips, definitely MAC

  27. Katie

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 10
    What was your first beauty product?: Estee Lauder Mascara
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: NARS, it never disappoints.

  28. Veronica

    Age you fell in love with makeup? Well, I first started using make-up when I was 13. But it was just powder/foundation, nothing big. Then, I had like simple things in high school. A few eyeshadows, one blush, one lipstick, etc. I didn’t get addicted till I was about 18-19.
    What was your first beauty product? MAC foundation/powder
    Best brand for those new to makeup? NYX, Loreal, Revlon, MAC

  29. Brenda

    I never really got into makeup until I was about 17-18 (So about 2-3 years ago) but I wore black eyeliner on my waterline a lot back in high school (Actually I still do lol). But when 17 hit and I went to a Dior event it went downhill from there, I was addicted to Dior stuff for a while (Which made me broke) and then I discovered MAC and swapped a good majority of my Dior stuff away for MAC LE’s. My first beauty product was a bonnebell black eyeliner I think since it was way before my addiction to makeup I don’t quite recall. Best starting brand would probably be MAC IMO since it’s fairly good quality for a decent price.

  30. )Megan

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 9th grade
    What was your first beauty product?: Bare Minerals eyeshadow in azure.

  31. Age you fell in love with makeup?: regular makeup-14 or 15, mac makeup-in 2002, i was 20.
    What was your first beauty product?: i cant remember, first it was prob some drugstore product, like nailpolish or an e/s. then when i was in middleschool i still did drugstore shopping (my younger sis and i) used to walk to the nearby osco drugstore. then i delved into clinique and always got their gift w/ purchase sales- thats how i built up my collection. i think i purchased one of their full sized lipsticks in this nude tan color (cant remember the name)
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC everything, i started in 2002, then ran up my credit card, then paid it off, then i started back again in dec 2008, and doing the same thing, but now they are coming out with too many collections- its crazy and their making me broke. i really like their e/s (im an e.saholic), lipstick and blushes. i also like bare essentuals/minerals, urban decay, benefit, too faced, stila and nars (but way out of my price range). For drugstore makeup- i recommomend maybelline blush (mousse and mineral), their smokey e/s quads, loreal hip jellybalms, revlon matte collection (l/s and e/s), and almost any mascara from drugstore brand is good and comparable to high end, although i am very fond of lancome deficinis mascara, but thats it ( i have a small sample sized, but it makes my eyelashes look so glamorous).

  32. Age you fell in love with makeup?: 11 or 12 (yeah pretty young :p_)
    What was your first beauty product?: face powder from Wet ‘n’ Wild
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: I would say MAC, quality is good, variety is good, some are overpriced by they’re good stuff!

  33. Mariana

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 13
    What was your first beauty product?: Cover Girl Mascara
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Drugstore stuff but if you can afford it, MAC♥

  34. Lauren

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: five
    What was your first beauty product?: 3 Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers that I wore around my neck (when I was in Kindergarten) Flavors: Dr. Pepper, Bubble Gum and Rasberry
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Depends on the age. I want to say Clinique because they also have an amazing skin care line.

  35. Tj

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 9th grade
    What was your first beauty product?: Oh baby lipgloss
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC

  36. Burcin

    Age: 20s
    First product: Light pink covergirl lipstick
    Best brand: MAC can be overwhelming if you’re not used to it, so I’d say experiment with drugstore brands like rimmel, covergirl and maybeline.

  37. Chris

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Around 9 or 11
    What was your first beauty product?: Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. I got about 6 of them one year for Christmas and it was <3 <3 <3 ^_^
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC if you have the budget, NYX if you are on a budget.

  38. sprut6

    15
    I don’t remember. ;)
    I would say a brand like nyx because it’s cheap but they have a lot of different options and it gives girls who are new to makeup the opportunity to experiment without spending a lot on products that they might not like or need. Or really any drugstore brand is good to get your feet wet in but I would tell them to hold off on more expensive brands until they have a better idea of what they like and what they want out of their makeup.

  39. Crystal

    -I would say around 13 officially. When I was young, like 8, I used lipgloss like water. LOL!
    -Lipgloss at 8, and MAC Blush at 13.
    -Try Phyisicians Formula, CoverGirl, or L’Oreal for drugstore. For high-end, I say try MAC, Benefit, or Laura Mercier.

  40. Aryn

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 11 (but started wearing myself all the time at 13)
    What was your first beauty product?: Some doller store cheap horrible makeup… I hate seeing pictures from those times it was purple all the way up till brow…. My first beuty product though would have been lip chap or lip gloss.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Mac (if you can afford that), or probley almay for cheaper.

  41. sweetmama

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: I believe I was still in the womb!

    What was your first beauty product?: My aunt’s tinted lip balm that I confiscated when I was 5.

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: For young teens, probably Cover Girl or L’Oreal, and for late teens or older, I find Mac to be the least overwhelming and right to the point.

  42. Carolyn

    1- 17
    2- bonne bell lipgloss
    3- revlon (mac if you can afford it)

  43. Rosie

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: I did not fall in love with makeup until I was 24, just last year. Before then I like makeup, and bought some “outlandish” MAC colors but I wasn’t too into it. I rarely wore makeup. I think it’s because I had horrible acne as a teenager so I didn’t want any attention drawn to my face at all. But now I freakin’ love makeup experimentation! I was just at MAC and Sephora today and ordered the new Book of Shadows from Urban Decay
    What was your first beauty product?: That I recall personally buying was blue lipstick in 7th grade. My mom forbid me from wearing it.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: I’m going with Smashbox because of their amazing Complex Perfection Kits at such an awesome value, you can feel pretty without breaking the bank.

  44. Trentie

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Last October which would be when I was 15.
    What was your first beauty product?: MAC 239 brush and Frozen White pigment.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: I would have to say MAC because thats what I started out with.

  45. Age you fell in love with makeup?: I’d say it wasn’t until I was in my early twenties.
    What was your first beauty product?: I bought a NARS Orgasm lipgloss/blush set.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: I think I’d have to say NYX. They’re great quality and easy on the budget so that you can experiment more before you jump in with both feet buying more high end brands!

  46. lynn

    `23
    ` first was a covergirl eyeshadow trio/quad at 18
    ` wet and wild or nyx or mac if you can afford it

  47. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jennifer Makeup is Glam!

    Age you feel in love with makeup? I was 18 right before I started college.
    What was your first beauty product? Covergirl eyeshadow trio and Lash Exact Mascara
    Best Brand for those new to makeup? I think Loreal has great hip eyeshadow duos, very blendable like MAC…but if you want the best mos def MAC…I love it!

  48. Iya

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 28 (i used it before but never truly loved it till recently)
    What was your first beauty product?: Benetint by Benefit
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: NYX for teenagers and MAC for ones who make thier own money

  49. Amanda

    I was 12 or 13
    My mom took me shopping and bought me all the basics at a drugstore (I will never forget that day, lol) But my mom bought me my first MAC items with the Eden Rocks collection, Heavenly Bliss eyeshadow…I miss it to this day.
    I think MAC is best. It is cheap and fun to play around with. The quality is really good and you cant beat the prices.

  50. rowan

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: [answer] i started using makeup seriously when i was 16
    What was your first beauty product?: [answer] rimmel eye pencil and stargazer white powder :-P
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: [answer] lancome

  51. Nic

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Around 14. I was interested in it before then, but I started to really get into it when I was in high school.

    What was your first beauty product?: Probably CoverGirl lipstick when I was around 12-ish.

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: I started using MAC pretty early on (I think I was 14), and that worked out well for me. Even for beginners, I wouldn’t recommend using low quality eye shadow. That said, you can get some decent stuff affordably. NYX and L’Oreal HIP are probably good options.

  52. Leila

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 10
    What was your first beauty product?: Covergirl quad & Lipsmacker =)
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Lo’real Hip, Urban Decay, Mac

  53. Age you fell in love with makeup?: 15
    What was your first beauty product?: MAC Buried Treasure powerpoint
    pencil
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: NYX or MAC..

  54. AlyxVeee

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 17 but started using it at 13
    What was your first beauty product?: That I can remember either some Jane lipglass or cover girl foundation
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Bare Escuentuals for something easy and beautiful, MAC for the curious and daring

  55. Doreen

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Around 13. I would try on my Mom’s MAC blush and eyeshadows.

    What was your first beauty product?: I think it was a beige Maybelline Dream Mousse eyeshadow. I actually wore it into high school, ahaha.

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Clinique; there are some quality pieces that are more beginner-friendly (i.e. less pigmented and very gentle). Revlon, Maybelline, and Cover Girl are good drugstore options, though.

  56. Age you fell in love with makeup?: It became a big part of my life last year… so 20.

    What was your first beauty product?: This is a hard one to answer! Probably some cute nail polish when I was little, and I’ve been wearing EDM or other mmu for 5-6 years now. The first one after my attitude towards makeup changed though is MAC Cremesheen in Party Line.

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Depends on the age and the product I think. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend one brand for everything. MAC is a pretty good start though, I think. It’s got a little bit of everything for everybody. This was my first brand, so to speak. Some other favorites of mine are Everyday Minerals, Dior, Laura Mercier and Jane Iredale. And of course you need an eyeshadow primer. =)

  57. geri~

    13?
    Maybelline Quad
    A mix of Drugstore and M.A.C brands!

  58. Kirsten

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: I started using at about 13, but the true passion came when I was about 19. It was intoxicating
    What was your first beauty product?: Dollar store! hahahah
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC!!

  59. sUsna

    1. I was a bit tomboyish. I started readin COsmopolitan at 18.. tt how i got started.
    2.The frst Product: I was 9. I had collected some money from festival. Wen to a shop. lol. THeir Lpstick was all in bad shape. The Shopkeeper gave me hers in xchange of my money. hahaha.
    3. MAC, Urban Decay

  60. Stefanie Anja

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 23
    What was your first beauty product?: MAC Petalescent eyeshadow
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC :)

    Well, I did use a variety of drugstore brands and Body Shop stuff before (probably starting at 16 or so), but I have no idea what my first item was then and I certainly wasn’t passionate about it. Back then I used Make-up (other than mascara) about once a month…

  61. Mikki

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Hmm… I guess I was 13 or 14!
    What was your first beauty product?: Miss Sporty mascara (VERY low budget) hihihi so cute.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Price-quality wise.. I think MAC. But I can imagine when you’re 14, you can’t afford it. Then I would say L’Oreal.

  62. Age you fell in love with makeup?: 16
    What was your first beauty product?: probably eyeliner
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: NYX – cheap without compromising quality and great variety of colours :)

  63. Vlcatko

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 25
    What was your first beauty product?: The first thing would be some random sparkly lipgloss, long long time ago :)
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: For those who can afford it: MAC, for those who can’t: any decent drugstore brand will do if you want to have fun ;)

  64. Age you fell in love with makeup?: 17
    What was your first beauty product?: Some foundation from Maybelline. It was awful haha.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Cheap: Maybelline, Revlon, L’Oreal; Expensive: MAC (very straight-forward and easy to use)

  65. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amandine Hinahon

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Really got into: 21, i was using make up before but didn’t have fun with it since last year.

    What was your first beauty product?: Well Of course I had make up before but my real first products (since i bought them at the same time) were MAC Star by night eyeshadow, and MAC Big Bow and Violetta lipsticks.

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Probably MAC even if it can be a bit expensive for some, but their products is very good quality and easy to work with. And of course the range of colours is just huge

  66. Stephanie

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 17
    What was your first beauty product?: probably some eyeshadow or lipgloss
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: if money isn’t a huge issue than MAC, otherwise something like NYX would be good

  67. Valerie

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 13-14 but really went crazy for makeup around 25 with those expensive brand like Guerlian and Dior!
    What was your first beauty product?: my grand-mother gave us those mood lipsticks (the were almost black but once on your lips it was fuschia :) and Covergirl eyeshadows
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: L’Oreal and Maybelline quads eyeshadow (the ones where they tell you where to put the eyeshadow lid, crease etc)

  68. Chiara

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: I think i was around 12, but it took me one and half year till i realised that black kohl smudged on your eyeball is really not what you should go for :)
    What was your first beauty product?: A lancôme juicy tube!
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: I would definatly say Nyx, and for those who can’t buy it in their country (Hello, Belgium!), Bourjois and MaxFactor.

  69. Roxanne

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: I just turned 18, about a year ago
    What was your first beauty product?: Studio Fix Fluid NC 15 and Studio Fix Powder
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC. Drugstore finds just don’t measure up to their quality IMO. I’ve always been interested in make up but always ended up looking like a clown because I didn’t have the right tools (horrible brushes, mismatching drugstore foundation, e/s that wouldn’t stick or have any decent pigmentation,…). (I already had my techniques down though.) Walking into a MAC made a huge difference. Applying make up suddenly felt like a breeze. Try it! You can always try it once to see what you like and then find dupes for the products if the prices scare you… It is pretty addictive though, be warned! :)

  70. LLuvia

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: I started using makeup when I was 15 years old.. but I fell In love about makeup since I was 20 or 21…

    What was your first beauty product?: All a complete look of lancome makeup (Base, 3 shadows, cremes, lipsticks, lipglosses,1 blush, etc..) as my sweet 15th b-day gift.

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: A really really good choice… MAC COSMETICS (for the variety of colors and shapes…). But if you are starting with all this makeup stuff (teenagers), I would recommend L’oreal and Revlon Eyeshadows Quads. NYX too!

  71. pikachu

    Age fell in love with makeup : first, i wouldn’t say im in love with makeup, but it has become a somewhat of a routine since 28

    first beauty product: bonne bell lip gloss flavored in watermelon

    best brand for those new to makeup: well, for eyeshadows, i would say mac, for lipsticks, i would say, ysl and mac. for cheap, i would say hip shadows from l’oreal is comparable although i find the company to be a bit iffy on animal testing, and NYC makes nice lippies and shadows from NYX and Maybelline is comparable especially with the new single shadows formulations, imo.
    Mascara for cheap, l’oreal has a varied collection and rimmel makes quite nice mascaras although a bit of smudging does occur, and for higher brand, i personally find ysl faux cils to be quite nice.

  72. Rachel

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 15

    What was your first beauty product?: when I was younger than that, my first eyeshadow was Jane’s Funky Valentine. (kinda close to Melton Mauve)

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: depends on their money situation.. high end: MAC, low end: Revlon

  73. Constance

    I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by makeup. I started wearing eyeshadows and mascara and lipstick the minute my mama let me…age 16.

    Revlon eyeshadow quad, Cover Girl masacara and Yardley Goodnight slicker….got all three for my 16th birthday. For those of you too young to remember….Goodnight slicker was the white/pink frost everyone wanted, to copy Twiggy!

    Best brand for those new to makeup…..hmmm….I think it depends on age and budget. Young and limited budget, I’d say Revlon. Older and more bucks to blow….BE or MAC.

  74. Ruth

    13
    Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
    Lancome

  75. I was introduced at a very young age of 5 and was allowed to use with my grandmother. I was allowed to use at around age 10 w/ gloss and a bit of blush. At 13, my choices were fine.
    First Beauty Product: Mary Kay Lipglosses (they only had clear & pearl back then)
    Best brand for those new to makeup: Drugstore: Rimmel & Milani Dept Store: MAC and Clinique

  76. Cindy

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 15
    What was your first beauty product?: tecna-kohl eyeliner @ around 13…ish
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC. So, yeah, it’s expensive, but you pay for what you get, or sometimes you’re getting more for your money

  77. kikeri

    Age you fell in love with makeup? About 4 or 5. I distinctly remember my teenaged and university-age cousins’ drawers of Clinique lipsticks (in the retro green plastic) from all their bonus beauty packs. I had so much fun “borrowing” those. But I didn’t start seriously using make-up until I was in high school.
    What was your first beauty product? MAC Mocha lipstick and Camel eyeshadow. They were both in the old packaging – flat topped, matte lipstick tubes and eyeshadow pots with separate lids.
    Best brand for those new to makeup? Benefit. Great products and super fun packaging.

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    Age you fell in love with makeup?: as early as 11 or 12
    What was your first beauty product?: lipstick or concealer
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Clinique or MAC

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    Age you fell in love with makeup?: [21. But that was only JUST eyeliner. Then maybe when I was 24, that’s when I got pretty serious with make-up. I was pretty anti when I was in high school I was very into my teenage rant stage, therefore I started pretty late. :-P]
    What was your first beauty product?: [Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black]
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: [I would say start with drugstore brands like Revlon for those that are new to makeup.]

  80. Sass

    30
    Bare Minerals Foundation
    NYX because MAC is too expensive when you don’t know how to use it.

  81. Yvonne

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: Not sure, probably around 14 or 15.

    What was your first beauty product?: Probably my mom’s oooooold lipsticks. Probably something covergirl. And mark eyeshadows.

    Best brand for those new to makeup?: it depends on what they are looking for. Something natural looking and sheer? Perhaps Laura Mercier or Bobbi Brown for high end and Almay for low end. Something bright and on top of the trends? L’oreal for low end and MAC for higher end.
    I really feel like this is a limiting question though, because if you are just getting into makeup, you don’t want to limit yourself to just one brand. Really, no one should limit themselves to just one brand. You should start out with some good basics (foundation, concealor and mascara from a good quality brand) and then with eyeshadows, liners and lip products, you can experiment with different brands to find formulas and shades that you like. Thats why stores like Sephora and Ulta are such gifts…beginners can try things out without having to purchase them first!
    I say that experimentation; not finding a perfect “beginners brand”, is the most important thing for beginners.

  82. Bridgette

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 16-17 ish
    What was your first beauty product?: Estee Lauder lipstick. I always took it away from my mom when i was little and put some on when she wasnt using it.
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC

  83. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Natalia Natalia

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: When I was 18
    What was your first beauty product?: drugstore:bonne bell gloss; high end: MAC Tilt and Ploof shadows, 249 brush, and Select SPF 15 foundation
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Most definetly MAC is the best brand for good quality products, I sure am still pleased with it =)

  84. Jannie

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 20 (more like obsessed)
    What was your first beauty product?: Jane baby blue eyeshadow from Walgreens for $2.99 back in 1999
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: MAC

  85. Marisa

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: [22yrs old]
    What was your first beauty product?: [Clinique makeup forever i think!]
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: [MAC

  86. niknik

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 17
    What was your first beauty product?: I think it was a lipgloss from Bonnebell of some sort
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Maybelline.. inexpensive and sold everywhere. If you can afford it, MAC. Simply amazing.

  87. NaNa

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: I wore shadow at 14 but fell in love when I turned 19.
    What was your first beauty product?: Milani single shadows. Yup, the discontinued ones. ;_;
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: Revlon to get your feet wet- good, cheap product. After that, explore your local make-up counters and Sephoras to find what works for you.

  88. Rachel Marie

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: 13 (eighth grade)
    What was your first beauty product?: Hot topic eyeliner LOL but I soon changed sides to smashbox, urban decay, and MAC ;D
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: A mix of MAC and cheaper brands… for example, covergirl trublend has a great liquid foundation that’s easier to apply than studio sculpt…

  89. Sharon

    I fell in love with makeup at age 34. I know, I know, Im a late bloomer. But Im cute though! ;) Anyways, my first products were a Cargo High Definition Makeup set and some Urban Decay eyeshadows. I still love Urban Decay, and highly recommend it to others. It can suit all tastes, from the tame to the wild child.

  90. Glam

    Age you fell in love with makeup?: [answer] I think I had to be 19
    What was your first beauty product?: [answer] L’oreal Watermelon Crush lipgloss
    Best brand for those new to makeup?: [answer]I recommend Coastal Scent palettes and all so NYX! Afforable makeup lines! I also love M.A.C. but the are on the pricey side!