Make up memories

Make up memories

Make up has been a love of mine for some years now and that means that I own some make up products that have some dear memories attached to them. From my first face powder, to a bronzer that is too dark and orange, but that I did wear, to that eyeshadow palette I bought on vacation: I thought it would be fun to show you some make up memories.

make up memories

Sephora & Pantone eyeshadow palette
Catrice The London Collection
Benefit Georgia Peach boxed powder
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
Benefit Smokin’ Eyes kit

Sephora & Pantone palette – I bought this in 2012 in Boston. My original plan was to buy a Kat Von D palette, but those just looked a bit drab color wise. I was looking for a more colorful palette and this just sucked me in. This was years ago, when I hadn’t tried as much as I have now. I wouldn’t buy this a second time, but since I bought this in Boston, on a fun vacation, I just can’t get rid of it. It simply takes me back to that trip every time I look at it and it has a very pretty shimmery sea foam green shade that I love wearing in the summer time.

Catrice The London Collection – Who remembers these limited edition Catrice palettes? This was called the Big City Collection I believe and the brand developed a palette according to different cities around the world. I believe there was also a Sydney, New York and Berlin palette. The palette comes with 2 blushes, 6 shadows, an eyeliner and a brush. The quality was a bit so-so, but this was the first time I walked into a store and found a pristine looking Catrice display. I felt very proud to have spotted this before everything was ransacked.

Benefit Georgia Peach boxed powder – Look at that OG product! I used to swear by all things Benefit. Simply because the only friend I knew who did make up, swore by it. Benefit is what ultimately got me started and I remember buying this in New York with my best friend way back in the day. I religiously wore this as a face powder, despite it actually being more of a blush. It has long since been discontinued, but I keep this just for memory’s sake.

Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer – Ah this product takes me right back: back to the time all my make up fit into one little make up bag. I think I bought this when I first looked into make up, but it may already be older and date back to my clubbing days in my late teens. I don’t remember buying it in any case, but I do remember seeing these around all the time. This was and still is way too dark and too orange for me, but it still holds a special place in my make up collection.

Benefit Smokin’ Hot kit – My long time favorite travel palette was this Benefit kit. It came with 3 eyeshadows, a black eye liner pencil, a brush, mini tweezers, a brow powder and a brow wax. This is one of those super beat up products that I don’t only keep around for the fact that I bought it in Harrod’s in London, but because I took it on pretty much every trip after that one. This is easily one of the most beat up make up products I own. But it’s been well loved.

What memories do your make up products trigger?

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10 thoughts on “Make up memories

  1. Ik heb ook een paar van dat soort producten, die kun je alleen daarom al niet weg doen. (Ik heb het bijvoorbeeld met die mono oogschaduws van Bourjois.)

  2. I had that sephora palette and I loved it, I never did ralize how bad it was until I tried other things but I was all about it because of all the different colors in it.

  3. I feel this way about Clinique products. There’s something so nostalgic about their whole line: skincare, makeup, & fragrance. It just reminds me of high school in the best way.

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