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I actually got a job in cosmetics when I was 19 and in my first year of college. I loved the dramatic looks in magazines but never knew how to do it myself but somehow cosmetics found me and I have been addicted ever since! A very expensive hobby I agree.. I at least always feel good that now I get a compliment once a day on my makeup! πŸ˜€

I’d always been interested, but I was never really in love with it until I discovered the YouTube gurus. Panacea81, xSparkage and especially jjacks48 are who I attribute my love for bright colors and just makeup in general, not to mention the fact that everything I learned about application I learned from them!

I’ve always loved makeup and beauty. The hard part was learning to apply it properly. My boyfriend though, got me addicted to MAC and high end luxury makeup brands like Tom Ford and Chanel. He initiates my makeup obsession..

I was like 3 or 4 when we got a clinique add in the mail, and i remember circling everything in it and telling my mom that I wanted it all! lol. I have been smitten ever since

fafinettex3 youtube videos. i randomly came across her videos during my christmas holidays back in 2008. i watched her videos until 4am. hence my youtube channel started in march 2009.

The internet!! Livejournals by young ladies who are still kickin’ around and doing very well for themselves in the makeup industry, actually. They got me hooked on MAC and I’ve never looked back.

Full on collector started when I saw a pic of Katy perry with a bright pink lippie on, tried to find it then purchased heaps more!
I always think of that damn pic lol

For me, it was also my freshman year in college! I enrolled in a stage makeup class for my theater class, and we had to buy a palette of eyeshadow. When Halloween came around we had to create a Halloween look. I looked up on youtube makeup halloween looks and got to juicystar07’s mermaid tutorial, a looked at her other videos, and started building up a starter kit and I fell in love! Slowly but surely. I went from Sephora to drugstore, back to Sephora, and now I’m slowly getting into MAC products and having a mix of drugstore products & high-end makeup products. I now know how to play with makeup and what’s so fun about it! I love the creativeness and how many different looks you can do with makeup to make your eyes pop!

Definitely the artistry aspect of it! I love getting creative, and makeup is the perfect way to express my style and my personality on a daily basis. I practice, perfect, and wear my makeup solely for me and not for anyone else!

Winged eyeliner and makeup a la the 1960’s. (For those who love Mad Men looks – you know what I mean and, yes, it was fabulous.) Once I realized that people would not only let me put makeup on them, but wanted for me to do it, it was all over but the really high cost of doing business.

Christine, I got a giggle from your response. XD This was a darned good question and I liked reading what y’all wrote!

Honestly it was stumbling across Temptalia about 2 years ago! I didn’t know there was SO much to know–different brands, limited edition collections, product ingredients, etc. I wanted to know everything about everything. That’s why I spent about 3 weeks reading through all posts on Temptalia!

Ever since, I’ve dappled through all kinds of brands and products and keep falling harder and harder!

I love how it transforms how people look,
and it is a way of self expression ,
It started with me since high school but I was just collecting lip glosses and mascaras,
In my freshman year I started to wear foundation and more dramatic makeup,
Now I do contouring and all kinds of trick and have a collection of makeup ,
expensive hobby for a student though πŸ˜€

I always had a thing for makeup and nail polish, not really sure why but my parents never minded. But the time that I really, really, got into it was probably 2005 or 2006 – stumbleupon + livejournal communities *cough* eyeshadowsluts *cough* + old cheapo makeup palette I got for my birthday = love forever.

I also started in my freshmen year, when I ex told me I would look even better with light makeup on.

Previously, I already loved playing with my mother’s small but still fun collection. And I already like how there are so many colours, that one can just paint on the face.

What really got me started was how I can be creative, and use my face as a canvas. With this, only the sky is the limit! I could create and create looks for myself, draw inspiration, learn, improve, it was a whole new school altogether, in which I wanted to excel.

Having had trouble with excessive oily skin, I never thought I could wear eye shadow. That is until I discovered UDPP. With UDPP, shadows actually stayed on my lids longer than one hour! Then of course all the youtubers and bloggers fueled my addiction. Before that, I always thought the most I could do was a bright lip.

my mother hated the fact i was a tomboy during my highschool and beginning of my college years, she assumed i would never find a husband and asked me to be a bit more feminine. not having many girlfriends (who had no clue about makeup too)at the time but a hell of a lot of guy mates, i went on youtube and typed in how to apply makeup, and i saw all these fantastic makeup tutoriols and as soon as i got a job, ive been obsessed about makeup since then. I think my mother thinks ive taken being a bit more feminine to a different level now lol

When I was very little I used to play with my mom’s makeup. Then in my first teen years I started reading teen magazines that had this makeup tutorials and I bought the magazines only for them. But what really got me into it was panacea81, I still remember I was watching a music video and her video was on the side I clicked it and spent that day and the next one watching all off her videos. The second person I found was dulcecandy87 and the third juicystar07. And now i’m subscribed to almost 300 beauty gurus! So yeah I started my passion and learned everything I know because off the lovely people on youtube!

Talk about late bloomer, I just fell in love with beauty/makeup this year, and I’m 28! Never too late, right? πŸ™‚ For me, it started with beauty gurus piquing my interest and Mac making me fall in love with it. Now I’m branching out into other high-end brands and “down” into drugstore. Expensive hobby but so much fun. πŸ™‚

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