What was the first indie brand that you purchased from?

I’m pretty sure it was Fyrinnae! It’s amazing that they continue to have success in an industry that has changed a lot over the years.

— Christine

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Mariella Avatar

Was OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) considered “indie”? What about rms Beauty? If not, then it was probably YOUR On the Horizon palette, Christine, from Sydney Grace. I really (REALLY) dislike not being able to see and swatch products for myself – it’s actually a big part of my enjoyment of cosmetics and skincare shopping – so it’s not something I even want to do very often, though there are times….

Moxie Avatar

CocoaPink. It wasn’t a good experience unfortunately, and their scents are a bit too expensive for me to trial and error after getting a bottle of oil that smelled like an ashtray (instead of hints of loose tobacco).

latika Avatar

I don’t know about the first but I love Dose of Colors.. they don’t get enough credit.. their eye shadows are wonderful and I especially loved their glittery singles.. I think they stopped making them but I have several I am using up.. I think I an going to get their new eye shadow palette the golden brown one.. looks lovely.. and I have tried their highlighters lipstick and lip liners.. all have been great

Genevieve Avatar

I am not sure whether City Color can be described as an indie brand, but I did purchases Cleo, Sandstorm, All Eyes On Me and Tidepool from them. I have always regretted not getting Cheers to Life. A stunning set of beautifully produced shades.
The next brand was Sydney Grace and their shades of Tiana, Recruit, Cadet and Antique Coin are timeless.
After that I purchased the On the Horizons Light palette – again, gorgeousness.

Helene Avatar

That must be years and years ago, I’m not sure to tell the truth. OCC I think. It can have been Lime Crime (if it’s an indie brand, or was), I know, sorry Christine. 🙂
Was MAC, UD and Two Faced ever indie brands? If so it was Two Faced.
If none of the above counts, Sugarpill.
This is me, very tired. 😀
And now I want to wish all who celebrate it a Very Happy Independence Day!

Adrienne Avatar

Sydney Grace! When I saw the Enduring Love palette on this site it was so beautiful I decided to take the plunge and got the light version. It’s such a great palette, and I’ve continued to buy from the brand.

Nikki Avatar

Aromaleigh loose powder cosmetics. It was the only brand of make up I owned for about 10 years. Then, as my skin aged, I had to switch to cream/liquids for face makeup and pressed powders for E/S. Otherwise, I was obsessed with her loose eyeshadows. 🤪

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