Nail polish usually came from Boots Natural Collection, Rimmel or Collection 2000 and I vaguely remember purchasing several Barry M polishes as well. I also took my first tentative steps into lip products with a lipstick from Boots Natural Collection. Admittedly it was more of a balm / lipstick hybrid but it was the first step into becoming the lip product junkie that I am today!
As I grew more confident and entered my early teens, I started using mascara and lip gloss and Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes were some of my favourites. I’m not sure why I liked them so much at the time but I don’t think there was the variation and availability of gloss then that there is now, and their candy colours and fun scents had me hooked! I’m sure I still have a couple lurking at the bottom of my draw today.
Throughout University, lack of funds meant that I tended to stick to tried and trusted products, mostly due to lack of funds. Bourjois and Max Factor were two of the main brands I purchased from when I had a little extra cash (that wasn’t being spend on going out!) and in particular I grew fond of the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara which I still rate very highly in my mascara stash.
Today, I have a mixture of higher end department store brands and high street / drugstore products in regular rotation. I have an unhealthy (and expensive!) love of Chanel products, but am equally excited when I find an excellent product at a great price – the Top Shop Cream Blushes and Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Shines are two of my favourite can’t-live-without items.
What was your first beauty purchase?
How did you get interested in makeup?