We often talk about the newest makeup we bought, so I thought I’d talk to you about the OLDEST makeup I own. Yes, for real!
I have been a makeup collector/hoarder/maniac for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I just loved looking into my mom’s makeup bag which didn’t contain a plethora of makeup, but still. It was heaven! I think I was drawn to the colours, the tiny brushes inside the pretty packaging, and the smell. Ohhh the smell of makeup! 😍
I kept an old blush from Lise Watier that belonged to my mother, and look at that packaging: it is gold and has a pearly effect! I don’t use it anymore because it’s probably 20 years old but the shade was truly gorgeous.
My makeup obsession rapidly grew and I amassed a nice little collection of my own even before I was a teen. Recently, I found a few remnants of the said collection and I am very happy to share them with you! Hope it brings back some memories for you too 😉
If like me, you grew up in the 1990s, you’ve probably owned at least one makeup item similar to these! Growing up in Québec, Ardene was the one store where a tween could find anything, from cheap glittery makeup to fishnet socks (I had an emo phase ok!) and anything in between.
I am so happy that I kept a few items from my collection – which I swear, was way, way bigger than that!! Now I have a souvenir of the thick, grease-like gloss 😉
As a child, I was a huuuuge fan of lipgloss -which I now despise (coincidence? I think not!). Not only did I own a TON of them, I would also wear an indecent amount of product on my lips. :O
I was also obsessed with baby blue eyeshadow, and the look I was always going for was Britney in her Oops I did it Again video:
So early 2000!! It’s too bad I didn’t keep the baby blue eyeshadow but I can still remember how the L’Oreal compact looked. I wouldn’t wear anything like that nowadays, but back then, I thought this look was the epitome of beauty!
And finally, who remembers when Hilary Duff released her collection Stuff by Duff? I wasn’t even a fan of the singer but I felt like owning an item from her collection brought me this much closer to Hollywood and stardom!! Lies, lies, lies 😉 Anyhow, this makeup item must have felt very precious to baby me because I didn’t dare use it too much 😂
Makeup has always been a source of happiness for me and the obsession never left 😉 Started from the bottom now we heeeere!!! What was your favourite makeup item as a kid? Does your makeup obsession also goes way back?