Monday, July 15th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You

What was the first type of beauty product you fell in love with? Lipgloss? Eyeshadow?

Temptalia's AnswerEyeshadow!

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84 thoughts on “What was the first type of beauty product you fell in love with?

  1. Bee

    Eyeshadow, followed closely by eyeliner.

  2. Eyebrow fillers! They made such a huge difference after a single use, even though the first product tested was too dark for my brows–MAC’s now discontinued Velvetone eye brow pencil.

    Other than sunscreen, which I definitely do not love (but will always use), filling in my brows is right at the top of the list when it comes to looking polished during the daytime.

  3. Kelly

    I’ll tell you that the eyeliner. The first time you use it I looked so different that I loved a lot, but I think because I looked weird and I liked it, because now I use very little.

    My first eyeliner was Jordana jejeje

  4. xamyx

    Not so much a “product”, but technique; ever since I learned how to contour & highlight, I’ve been completely *obsessed*! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect products for 20+ years, although I have found many that are more than adequate. It’s truly amazing how much a face can be transformed by just playing around with planes of light, and valleys of shadows.

    Another thing I keep coming back to is my obsession with brushes. I’ve had products I all but despised, but after trying another brush (or, in some cases, several!), some have actually become top-picks.

  5. Kristen

    Eyeshadow LOL. I still am more obsessed with eyeshadow than any other kind of makeup…

  6. stacey

    foundation…to cover that dang acne

  7. lipstick! i love it!

  8. Maria

    obssesed to lipsticks!

  9. Lisa

    Eyeliner! Followed by lipstick, specifically red lipstick. Black eyeliner and red lipstick was my go to look all throughout high school. Ten years later and now I’m obsessed with eyeshadow. :)

  10. Lipglosses were my first makeup love.

  11. FKS

    Eyeshadows. The only place you are allowed to get away with crazy colors is on your eyes, so e/s were my first love, and lipsticks my last.

  12. Nikki

    Lipgloss…and I’m still obsessed with it!

  13. Timberly Flowers

    to look at: eyeshadow
    to use: lipgloss. «I am SO addicted!

  14. Nail polish :) ! Immediately after that I moved to mascaras…

  15. Xero

    The first product I really fell in love with was eyeshadow. After amassing 100+ of them, I moved on to lipsticks…lol.

  16. manuela

    nail polish))))

  17. Jan

    Blush. It’s still my biggest weakness.

  18. No question – eyeshadow! And the love affair has continued for decades!

  19. Shea

    Mascara. I’m a redhead so my eyelashes are natural nearly invisible. I was amazed by how great it looked when you could see them,

    • Laura

      Me too! The first time I wore mascara I was like ‘Woah! I actually have lashes! And they are huge!’ Haha!

  20. Lipgloss! I used to wear it all the time when I was in high school haha There was something about seeing my lips so shiny and voluminous that I could not resist.

  21. Kristy

    Lipstick, and it’s still my thing! I remember the day I got my braces taken off as a teen and I bought this L’Oreal lipstick called Nectarine. The combination of bright color and seeing my new perfect teeth in the mirror was awesome. To this day I think lipstick has the most impact.

  22. ElKay

    Blush some 35 years ago and it’s still my favorite.

  23. Lily

    lipstick and eyeshadow

  24. Esme

    Lipstick! Almost three years ago, I saw photos of Chanel Insolente online and fell in love. I eventually tried it on at a makeup counter and hated the way it looked on me, but it was too late: I was a lipstick addict. Even now, I just can’t get as excited about eye makeup as I do about lip color.

  25. For me, it was eyeshadow. Back when I first started wearing it in the 80s, blush, lipstick, foundation and such had a limited range of shades, whereas with eyeshadow, you had every color of the rainbow to work with, and you could really experiment with different looks.

  26. becca

    liquid eyeliner

  27. JJ

    Mascara ! But nowadays, I love a good eyebrow. And I am obsessed with MAC’s Fluidline Brow Gelcreme. I hope they bring this back and make it PERM!

  28. Liz

    way back when I was young, mascara

  29. Nail polish for me. :)

  30. Naomi

    I first fell in love with lip products (pigmented lipglosses, lipsticks and any other pigmented lip products). I dislike the tone of my lips so I started buying lip products that would conceal it.

  31. VickyM

    There is no doubt that the one and only beauty product that holds my love is Lipstick 😀 , the first product I fell in love with and the one I identified with beauty and women since I was a young child. I got my first real lipstick when I was 12 and everything followed from there, however lipstick is by far the beauty item I buy the most and the one that excites me the most to this day.

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  33. Ellen

    Eyeshadow! Followed closely thereafter by blush. So many so quickly!

  34. Definitely eyeshadow! Followed by lipgloss and eyeliner.

  35. chris

    Hands down lipstick

  36. I’m pretty sure it was lipgloss. I still love it, though I’ve since developed a crush on lipstick!

    Oh and YAY my question! 😀

  37. Laura

    I was gonna say eye shadow but thats my obsession now.
    My first makeup obsession was winged liner and big lashes. When I started wearing makeup all I wore was mascara and liquid/gel liner. I had tons of each, way before I started wearing any other type of makeup.
    I do still love a good black liner and really full fluttery lashes but I’ve got more eye shadows than anything else in my collection :)

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  39. missrossre

    Nude lipsticks! I’ve got thousands…:))

  40. Geneva

    Lip products, lipstick and gloss.

  41. Eyeshadow… though recently I’m an absolute lipstick junkie.

  42. Sunny

    Lipstick! When I was 4-5 years old and wore lipstick to parties, i refused to eat and drink anything so the color wouldn’t go anywhere :)

  43. Kate

    Gotta be lipstick!

  44. Isabelle

    My first make-up love was a tiny blush from Rimmel when I was 15 years old.

  45. Definitely lipstick, lip balm, and, to a much lesser extent over time, lip gloss, I also got into nail polish when I was 6 or 7 years old.

  46. Brenna

    Concealer! My dark under eye circles have always been my worst problem, so I have turned myself into a concealer connoisseur.

  47. Karla

    I’ve always loved lipstick, it was my first love at 4 or 5 years old. My mother would put red lipstick on me as a joke, but I loved it. I still love it. I really have grown to dislike lip gloss over the years though…

  48. liz

    LIPSTICK LIPSTICK LIPSTICK. the summer i turned 17 i bought a WnW red lipstick for 99c and i decided it was the best thing ever, and THEN someone bought me the mac LE wonder woman russian red and it was alllll over. i was in love. i wore it every day. I STILL wear it all the time. I have no idea how i’m not out yet. at least i have a backup, heh.

  49. Monica

    Nail Polish! As a little girl I loved to do my nails and I haven’t changed!

  50. Jen

    Eyeshadow for me, too. I still have a big weakness for it, even though I love so many other products now, too. Oh, so many… *eyes collection*

  51. doroffee

    Lipgloss. Which is weird, as I’m now a total lipstick and lip crayon junkie :D.

  52. KaseyCannuck

    MAC pigments. All other products are just lust!!

  53. Definitely eyeliner. I spent my formative years in the 80’s and I just wanted to look like Siouxie .. need I say more.

  54. Andie

    I bought a palette of Urban Decay eyeshadow when I was like 16. (Most of) the colors were horrible on me, but I loved it (I actually discovered Last Call in that palette, one of my all time favorites to this day). I think after the eyeshadow obsession (I mean how many can I even wear), I started on nail polish. I took a break from nail polish to be obsessed with lipstick, and now I’m always interested in everything! Lately I would say it has been hair products, but I’ve been doing a pretty good job of keeping spending down. I worked at Sephora last year and have been trying to actually use up a few products before buying more.

    When people ask why I wear makeup (it’s assumed it’s a vanity thing), I always say because I love it! I don’t wear make-up for men or friends or family. I wear it because I think it’s fun, and life should be fun.

    Also, hashtags are fun.
    #beautyholic #Iloveunnecessaryhashtags

    • Susan Dowman Nevling

      Andie, that’s why I wear makeup too. It’s really an art form. Great comment.

  55. Diana

    Nail polish. Still is my fav!

  56. Jen

    Lipgloss and lipstick.

  57. Susan Dowman Nevling

    My first was mascara and second lipgloss- Estee Lauders clear. This was back in the early to mid sixties when colorless lips were a fad. (Glad I got over it.) You covered your lips with concealer or foundation before the gloss.

  58. Evelyn

    Definitely my first love was bright eyeshadow! Now though its most certainly lipstick!

  59. I have a beautiful cousin who passed away when I was 13. Her Kaboodle full of creamy eye shadows and Lip Smackers was given to me… This collection introduced me to the wonders of makeup!

  60. casey23

    Lipgloss… definitely lipgloss!

  61. Mónica

    Blush, no doubt. It’s still the only product I wear everyday. Even if I don’t wear makeup at all, I put some blush on.

  62. Started with Bonne Bell lipsmackers – had to have every flavor at the age of 9! Then the lipgloss obsession… Then I bought my very first MAC lipstick – Viva Glam I – and let the MAC obsession begin!!!

  63. Marianne Aludino

    It was an ELF eyeshadow palette with green, blue and nude colors – all with shimmer. So pretty.

    Btw, I always have difficulty logging in on your website…. Hence this :(

  64. Ana G.

    Lipstick!! Till today I LOVE lipsticks!! Have a huge collection….

  65. Hi all!
    The first product surely belongs to “treatment” category : serum!
    Advanced night repair – the first version!

  66. Lipsticks made me makeup-crazy. Before I started to collect lipsticks I had a moderate collection, then it just grew and grew category by category 😛

  67. Moushka

    Lipstick! I couldn’t wait. This was back when dinosaurs roamed (early ’60s). My mom’s lipstick of choice was Revlon’s Persian Melon. I was promised I could wear it when I turned 13. That spring of ’63, Vogue came out with a story featuring Jean Shrimpton and the “no lipstick” look. No lip color, or pale, even white lipstick, and tons of eye makeup – which I wasn’t allowed to wear! I was crushed. I was reduced to pale pink and peach lipstick. What I didn’t know at the time was the red lippies look terrible on me (still can’t wear them) while the light colors of the ‘sixties were perfect. Lipstick was it for my makeup until Revlon came out with “Blush On” in ’65 when I was fifteen. I was first in line to buy it in Tawny Peach. It came in a big, round, loose-powder sized container with a big brush, for the incredible price of $5. I’ve been a blush lover ever since :)

  68. Eyelash curler, hands down. I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup until I was about thirteen, but I could curl my lashes and wear Vaseline on my lips, and feel like I was getting away with something. I was such a poser!

  69. Definitely perfume!

  70. Jhaleesi

    eyeliner! I used the same revlon colorstay pencil and liquid eyeliner for years. Now I’m starting to experiment with other brands :)

  71. Eyeliner! My eyes are very small and almond shaped, so a bit of eyeliner helps them stand out and look bigger. (:

  72. Amy

    neon pink eyeshadow! I became obsessed with it in middle school because of just how much attention it drew to my eyes, though back then I didn’t have all the options I have now and thus I usually resorted to using bright pink blushes (for instance, the entire reason I ever bought NARS Mata Hari was for my eyes!). Even now I’m still very much into using bright, warm colors on my eyes–I’ve never been a fan of cool-toned or neutral looks; because I started out big and bold perhaps that’s the way it’ll always have to be for me!

  73. Mallory

    To be specific MAC’s Impassioned lipstick, that little beauty is credited with starting my obsession with makeup!

  74. Lipstick!!

    Back then and still! My go-to before leaving the house.

  75. Karen

    Lipgloss hands down!

  76. Nail polish. Definitely nail polish. I’ve had dalliances with lip glosses and eyeshadows, but I always come back to nail polish. I would have to repaint my nails every day to actually use all of the colors I have by now, but they keep releasing such pretty new shades!

  77. natakur

    As long as I can remember (and it is quiite long :)) I always have been appreciative of what a good foundation can do to my skin, so I guess it would be it. Also I remember how I bought my first MAC lipgloss (don’t remember which exactly, but everything points tp Oyster Girl) and was really amased about how it made my lips look. So, I guess those two.

  78. Mascara, still love it.