I would definitely re-purchase any of my favorites/go-to products that were still available. I’m going to pretend that I’m not a blogger in this scenario (as the rest of my answer would be quite different), so then the next step would be to think about the types of products I wasn’t able to replace (discontinued/limited edition) and whether there are comparable products available today. I’d try to think about what I owned and do more comparisons so that I wasn’t buying 30 coral lipsticks at once but maybe a few. I’d apply that approach throughout my most used colors/categories, and then I’d slowly acquire any additional products as I find need for them.
If it’s more expensive, I have to be more conscious of the likelihood I’ll be able to review it in a timely manner, and to a degree, if it’s quite pricey and I’m not certain quality will be decent, I might purchase a few shades to try first rather than all.
I love playing with eyeshadow, so color and metallics and sparkles are all up my alley. I also really enjoy layering cheek colors or lip products together to come up with something interesting and dazzling. So… color and lots of it… all over my face.
I’m really game to try most things, and a lot of what I do IS trying the popular/buzzed about releases and seeing if they’re worth it. I’ll say that my interest wanes thin when it comes to similar shades, like I can only get so interested in a new red lipstick–I’m more apt to get excited after trying it but not just seeing a promo for it.
There’s not one specific brand as I would want to work with a brand that would let me have control over the product(s) created, didn’t rush me, were committed to putting out quality products, and genuinely appreciated what I brought to the table as much as I appreciated what they did. Even brands I might really like from what I’ve experienced so far may be vastly different to actually work with! It’s really important that when I put my name on something that I feel good about doing so.
Wear sunscreen, wee one! Oh, and try to learn something about hair so you’re not totally incompetent with it when you’re in your 30s. The whole hair styling is like walking uphill in both directions for me now.