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I can’t remember how old i was (under 10), but i do recall buying a mac eyeliner in brown with saved up pocket money. I also remember everyones face in the store LOL.

haha that brought back some really old memories.
balms & lipglosses were my very first purchases, I dont remember which brands though.. redearth, the body shop, dior?
howver, i do remember very well my first mac purchases 😀
mac carbon & nylon eyeshadows
mac eyeliner in smolder
mac mocha blush
mac lip conditionar spf 15

I bought a Maybelline mascara! Now, though, my Maybelline products are all gone and in place are all the M.A.C stuff 😀 Love it.

I am not sure if that was my first beauty product, but remembered clearly I made an admirer buy me a Maybelline liner in violet !

OMG I really don’t remember, I used to steal my older sister’s stuff, but my first make up from Mac was All that glitters eye shadow about a month ago, I know I am late!

i remember my first mac purchases.
mac e/s in swimming.
mac e/s in electric eel.
mac e/s in pink veus.
mac e/s stroke of midnight.
mac e/s in aquadisiac.
mac l/glass in prrr.

too bad all of those eyeshadows are untouched. i bought them when i was 17 and was attracted to the colors. so not my style! i tend to go with naturals now.

when i was little my mum bought me a smackers strawberry lip balm from the chemist. it is longggg gone (that was when i was about 5 lol!)

I do remember my first mac purchase, though…and at the time I didn’t even know/like mac!
It was the tinted lip conditioner in petting pink in the old packaging with the white cap and big dot. Of course, now I like the new packaging much better!

My first makeup purchase in general was this stark Cover Girl pressed powder and this Strawberry red Wet-n-Wild lipstick. Neither flattered my skintone. LOL..you couldn’t have told me that in middle school, though! My first MAC purchase was their Studio Fix powder in the correct color to match my skin! I hadn’t heard of MAC and no one around me used MAC so I was really testing their products. After that I was sold and beginning with my second purchase, I’ve never spent less than $60 on each of my trips there. I love you, MAC! =D

I think it was Max Factor compact make up. Not sure if I bought it myself though. Think I was 11 and my skin was soooo bad – acne galore! My mum went out and got me this to make school a little less embarrassing for me. I doubt the colour match was too great and I also doubt the application of it to my face was any better, but it was certainly better thnan the awful acne on my face!

I think the first thing I actually bought myself was a Miners nail polish. It was my first time out shopping with my friends in the city without any adults around, and I thought I was just the coolest with my extra glittery new purchase. Cringe!

I think I was into Wet n’ Wild (cheap for a broke teenager) and some nail polish–the mother of pearl shade that was popular in the *cough* 80s. Lip gloss in the same shade, plus some ‘lip smackers’ or something like that, with the roller ball applicator. Just thinking about this makes me want to find some roller skates.

My mom got me some Clinique when I was allowed to start wearing makeup–my first lipstick was crystal mauve (? the name–in the silver striped tube).

my first product was a white cream eyeshadow when I was 12, probably maybelline 😀

my first MAC purchase was last year:
electric eel e/s
chrome yellow e/s
orange e/s

I now don’t only focus on really bright colors, but it was a great way to start out!

4 Issues, a brown e/s duo, brown lip pencil, black Mascara and a Clearface powder (all by Manhatten)

My first MAC product was the Mulch e/s.

I’m not 100% sure to be honest. If body glitter counts then that when I was about 10/11 because I thought it was cool as!:oD
Proper make up wise I think it was a Wet & Wild liner and some crappy Collection 2000 mascara.
I didn’t get into make up properly until I was 17/18 and didn’t wear foundation and blusher until really recently (the last few months) – I’m 21.

Something from Bonne Bell, either a frosty apricot blush or a bunch of eyeliners. My makeup addiction started very young.

My first MAC purchase was Mylar e/s, when I first got it, e/s was $8.00 or something crazy cheap like that!

My first Mac purchse was in 8th grade-nine years ago! It was Cherish lipstick, e/s in Bliss (now replaced w/Jest), Nehru e/s, and Studio Fix in C3! I was hooked then as much as I am now!! Mac wasn’t near where I lived in hicksville. I saved my $$ up every time I went to visit my cousin in Dallas and spent all my money there!!

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