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Wet n Wild black nail polish, back when that was the most unusual color polish you could buy. It’s so nice to have so many non-red and pink polishes these days!

Right? I’m still not jaded about it! When was painting my nails with the Sephora 24k top coat over this pastel shade I had on, it’s like I was nine again!

Oh wow! I had completely forgotten my middle school nail polish phase. I wore dark colors like black and navy with sparkles over them. It must have been Wet n Wild, and I stopped before high school, but that was definitely my actual first experience diving into beauty products.

Wet n’ Wild nail polish in “Denim Chrome.”

I was in 6th grade, so that would have been… 1997. It was such a dark color because I had bruised my thumbnail and I was covering it up.

Other early purchases:
Dr. Pepper lip smackers. (Maybe 1997-98)
Covergirl Cheekers “Snow Plum.” (2000-ish)
Maybelline WetShine Diamonds “Strawberry Ice.” (2000-ish)

I cannot *believe* I was able to recall those product names. Wow.

I’m going with from this time period, because I can’t remember in high school. In college it was probably something bare minerals, though. But my first purchase of my beginning to get obsessed with makeup phase was the Sephora Give Me Some Lip set from…2011, I think. I loved it so much I went and bought full sizes of a couple glosses from the package, then I started buying other makeup, and now my collection’s growing exponentially. Funny thing is, I don’t use anything from that set these days, and the products I loved from it I don’t like anymore.

It had to be concealer or mascara. Maybelline Stiletto, maybe? I know my first foray into higher end makeup was a Sephora lipstick, a very pretty ruby red that I still wear occasionally. πŸ™‚

The very first beauty product I purchased was… a M.A.C lipstick “lovelorn”!!! after that, I really fell in love with a cosmetic brand M.A.C itl this time πŸ™‚

Hmm, now that I think about it, most of my makeup isn’t stuff I got myself.

The first one I think I bought on my own was Bite Beauty’s High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate. Super pigmented, nice texture, although I don’t actually wear it very often.

The first makeup purchase I made (for stuff I use regularly) was two Chanel nailpolishes (Black Pearl, Morning Rose) and one from OPI (Mermaid Tears). I remember being extremely frustrated because I had saved some money for the summer sales to find new clothes, and bought nothing because my size was never available. These nailpolishes started my interest in makeup!
I had probably bought a couple of things before that, but I didn’t use them more than twice, so I don’t remember.

I was like 14. Covet Girl powder and it made me break out! So i bought a mac powder. it didnt work that well for me so i moved on to an estee lauder one.

Well like I said in the last discussion, the first time I wore makeup was while getting colomatched at a MAC counter. So naturally, I walked out of there with something. I believe it was the MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 tinted moisturizer (TM) in Medium Plus.

It’s probably one of the best TMs available on the market today in terms of finish, color selection, and price. It’s a pity that it provides so little protection against the sun. πŸ™

Ah well. My personal favorite, the Tarte Smooth Operator TM, beats that by a very comfortable margin.

Geez, that was so long ago. Aside from whatever drugstore stuff I bought as a kid (a failed experiment in temporary red hair dye, probably some type of lip balm, etc.) the first purchases I remember were Urban Decay eye shadows. I went straight for those bold colors. πŸ™‚

A set of cheap eyeshadows from a service station when I was 12. Don’t remember the brand, though.

my first high end lipstick / makeup was DIOR Backstage Pink addict lipstick which I picked in 2009 in my anniversary month ….. and compromised on dinner hmmmmmm πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ it is my lucky charm till date and I keep it with so much care

my firST MAC product I remember – REBEL Lipstick ….
I can share some fond memories ….
it was 2009 and my son was almost 1 yr 4 months , in april I decided to buy my first MAC Lipstick after reading so much MAC MAC on internet … i only knew the price but nothing much about finish and all … so I was dressed up in all WHITE so that I can judge the actual color ….
soooo not me but hubby picked my first lipstick : REBEL , as that was the brightest and best lipstick amongst the whole lot .. i picked that from bloomingdales πŸ˜€
after that no looking back πŸ˜€
“TEMPTALIA” and Christine still plays a big role in my each and every makeup piece and am proud of the fact that my love for you is growing to new heights with each passing day πŸ˜€

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