I didn’t truly get into make up until I was well into my 20s, but once I did, I went all out. That doesn’t mean I didn’t use any make up when I was in my teens. I did, but only on club nights and since it was the late 90s/ early 2000s, wearing green eye shadow from lid to brow was totally fashionable. In short, I knew little and cared little about make up for a long time. But once I got into, I got hooked. I thought I’d take you on a trip down memory lane to those early days into my make up adventures.
Do you have any make up products that have sentimental value?
As you can see, most of these products are high end. That was because I thought that in order for make up to be good, it had to be expensive. Back in the day, whenever I bought cheap make up with my pocket money, it was usually not the best quality out there. So when I got serious about my make up, I decided to invest. Apart from one product, I still use some of these occasionally, but for some reason none of them belong to my favorite products.
Let’s start with the first high end make up product I remember buying. I knew that I wanted a Chanel lipstick. I just didn’t know which color. So I went to a counter in KaDeWe in Berlin and used my best German to buy this. I don’t wear this too often as I find it a bit too muted for my tastes, but back in the day when wearing red lipstick was a daring choice for me, I loved this. And it is extra special because I bought it in Berlin and because it was my first Chanel purchase.
When I decided I wanted to start wearing make up, I remember going to a store and getting my make up done. I thought most of the products too expensive so I tried finding dupes. At that time, however, Dior had this LE eye shadow palette out and I feel in love. At the time I didn’t even know what a Limited Edition was. Right now, pink eye shadow isn’t too high on my list, but I absolutely adored this. As you can see this palette was well-loved and I even used the little sponge applicators.
Bourjois eye shadow in 48 Vert Pétillant
The oldest make up item that I still have, but no longer use, is this green Bourjois eyeshadow. I remember loving this color and thinking it very expensive when I bought this with my pocket money when I was a teenager. Yep, that’s how old this is. It has since completely dried out and has no pigmentation left, but I wore this to death back in my clubbing days. I remember putting this over a bright yellow cream base and adding gold on top for some extra sparkle.
It took a while for me to get back onto the nail polish band wagon. Back when I started this blog I was totally into nail art and right in the middle of things, after not having painted my nails for years on end. I remember seeing the brand in a local beauty store and I decided to give it a go. I bought this, a green and a teal blue color. This one is a bit extra special as I wore this quite a bit back in the day and I feel is one of the more special polishes part of OPI’s regular line.
Another make up product that I still cherish and use on a fairly regular basis is this eye shadow by Benefit. Unfortunately this product has long since been discontinued, but to me it is still the BEST eye shadow that works great for eyelining. It is super rich and intense, has a very cakey consistency which allows you to pack on the color and thus create a super dark and defined line. This product has sentimental value to me as Benefit used to be my favorite make up brand, too bad they discontinued most of the products I used to love.
What products do you hold dear?