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Jane Cosmetics was my first brand I started using makeup from. I saw them in a store a month or so ago and I had all sorts of memories of them as a teenager!

Jane! Oh I loved Jane! Their lipsticks always smelled so good. Where did you find them now? They used to sell it at Wal Mart, right?

I wish I remembered! It wasn’t a Walmart that I saw it at because I don’t shop there, but um.. I think it was a drugstore? Maybe a Happy Harry’s / Walgreens I’m thinking? But it’s not at the newer Walgreens near my house, just the one that was a Happy Harry’s that got bought by Walgreens.

AVON 100%! I remember my friends from high school used to sell it at school! I started using just lip glosses and then a little bit of eye shadow… Now the make up thing is out of control! I just love it soo much! ahahha

probably wet and wild. i remember i had an iridescent lipstick from them when i was like 11 that changed from green to purple. other than that, covergirl.

Kind of embarrassing, but when I was little I was obsessed with all things Mary Kate & Ashley and I loved their Wal Mart makeup line! Of course, I was about ten and loved anything with sparkles (though that hasn’t really changed!). As far as high-end real makeup wise, it would have to be Urban Decay. My first time to a Sephora I was mesmerized by all the colors and sparkle!

The Mary Kate & Ashley stuff was actually good quality. The same manufacturer for that line changed the brand to Hard Candy when the contract with the Olsons was up. So the current Walmart Hard Candy line is really just a continuation.

I used to play with my mom’s Maybelline lipsticks even though I wasn’t allowed to. My dad bought me makeup from Aveda when I was 14 or so, and that was the first “real” makeup I used.

Probably some drugstore brand. I wanna say Maybelline’s foundation. I wasn’t super into makeup then…so I just wore foundation and mascara and that’s it. Then around 15 my mom took me to my first MAC makeover and it was addiction at first sight. lol.

I remember playing with those teeny tiny trial-sized lipsticks that came in Avon orders my mom would make. I was OBSESSED. This was wayyyyy back. I was probably 8 or so.

Estee Lauder makeup that came with the gift with purchase that my Granny got when she purchased her Youth Dew perfume. She always gave me the free gifts. My first lipstick was called All Day Knowing Red.

well, I was in ballet when I was a youngin’ so I knew makeup well from performances. I do remember my mom buying me a Wet ‘n’ Wild “color-matching” foundation for a performance. But the 1st brand I ever bought for myself/everyday use was Sephora brand. I got this little black palette with 6 shadows, 4 lipglosses, and one bronzer on sale for $7 🙂 I still have it!

It was the summer of 7th grade and my mom had given me $20 when I went to Valley Fair in Santa Clara. So much money for a 13 yr old! Haha. Anyways, I bought my first eyeshadow from SUGAR at Sephora in a lilac shade! I thought I was so cool, even though I used my fingers and no primer! Shortly after, I fell in love with M.A.C. and Urban Decay! Thanks for the great question today, I loved it <3

I loved Valley Fair!!! My stomping grounds was Oakridge in San Jose though.. it’s SOOOOOOOOO different now.. I’m amazed when I go down there to visit family how HUGE that mall is now! LOL.

In 94 we went shopping for our prom dresses at Valley Fair. I remember a very dear love of mine purchasing Bitter and Rule for me from the MAC store circa 97. Now Fashion Island, THAT was a mall.

I wasn’t really allowed to wear makeup so whenever I did, it was my mom’s stuff. So probably Shiseido or Lancome?? Lol. I vividly remember loving the texture of Lancome Juicy Tubes.

But when I fell back in love with makeup, probably some drugstore brand. No idea what!

This is a great question! well I had to be all of 7 or 8 years old and I became obsessed with Hard Candy nail polish and make up I believe Tori Spelling was the spokes person (I think) well anyway that’s when I got hooked on make up and ever since I haven’t stopped! Thanks Estee Lauder for all the great cosmetic lines!;)

My Mom used to sell Mary Kay and Avon so those were my first products. She also used to buy my sister and I the occasional Lancome product. However, it wasn’t till I was an adult and got into MAC that I really feel in love with makeup. Just like you Christine! I remember it because I had been using Bare Escentuals when my whole train case of makeup was stolen at college. Luckily, as a gift my husband took me to MAC to get the basics! He’s so good to me, lol. Bet he didn’t know what he was starting though!

My makeup collection consisted of my mom’s Clinique GWPs pretty much until I graduated high school! (I wasn’t really in to makeup back then.)

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