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MAC Brave was my first lipstick purchase. I was 16 and remember loving it. I actually have the exact one still in my collection and I don’t think it’s even half way finished. I didn’t want to waste it….though I have over 500 lipsticks now LOL.

Mac’s Pink Nouveau, I previously had tried things like Covergirl or those in the holiday multi sets from Walmart or something but I was never happy with the quality and they always looked and wore badly. I figured I wasn’t a lipstick girl.. But Mac changed that and now I’m almost exclusively a lipstick girl! The only thing is now I don’t buy any new mac until they can become a cruelty free brand. (My personal choice for my future beauty and household products choices)

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The very first one I ever bought with my own money is so easy to remember, because it was Goth before anyone had even thought of that term! It was by Dana Taboo called Argentine Extra Dark. It looked like MAC Instigator. Only thing I did get wrong was my age when I previously mentioned this, I wasn’t 13, but according to my elderly aunt, I was 15, and my Mom wasn’t happy about it! I wore it proudly, though!

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It was an Ultima II lipstick I bought from JC Penneys. I can’t remember the name but it was a medium brown color like MAC Persistence and it was in a twist up tube like the Urban Decay sheers or mattes.

It was definitely DS, probably Maybelline, in some frosty pink. I thought it looked pretty back then (yikes!)

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The first one I purchased was UD’s ‘Turn On’ and the first one purchased for me was Laneige Blond Coral. The UD one ended up being a bit too cool-toned for me so I rarely wear it now.

I was too shy to walk into MAC, so I went to Yves Rocher. I used to go there with my mom. I asked for advice. I wanted a neutral lipstick, but in a dark rose way. I walked out with the perfect lipstick and I actually finished the whole tube. Unfortunately, the formula and shade no longer exist.

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That would have been around ’83 or ’84. The first one I bought myself was a drug store brand in shimmery, bright bubblegum pink. I can’t remember for the life of me what it was…probably Covergirl or Maybelline.

My mom bought me my first lipsticks, which were from the Avon About Town line in Kiss Me Pink (shimmery pink) and Sheer Shrimp (frosty peach).

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First ever would have been Cutex Peppermint Pink a verrrrry long time ago. First MAC lipstick was one called Redwood (discontinued now but for a time, it was the only one I wore and this was before I understood that MAC had different textures/formulas of lipstick; it was a “glaze” which is probably my least favourite now, as they are the least long-lasting). I have Sweetie….my older son got it for me a few years ago for Xmas (along with a shadow and another 239 brush). I still think of my “sweetie” whenever I wear it.

I want to say maybe NYX Peach… which looks nothing like peach lol! But my first non-drugstore was MAC Ever Hip! I read all the comments from a Temptalia post about the best summer lipstick and Ever Hip came up several times. Although it was limited edition, it came out in a recent collection so I thought, “Here’s my chance!”

I was obsessed with MAC back in the day, and was so excited to purchase my first lipstick from the brand. I purchased MAC Sophisto lipstick and wore it almost every day.

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Oh man! I cannot remember! Probably a ridiculous hot pink . But, my first memories are Clinique lipsticks. I remember having some cool browns in my Hs & college years that would be a hit these days.

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