A Makeup Trip Down Memory Lane | Started From the Bottom Now We Here!

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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 😉

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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.

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An eyeshadow palette in the shape of a CD: how cool is that!! And you can see my love for purple goes way back 😉

 

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 😉

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Grease and glitter is all I needed on my lips 😉

 

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

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A PURPLE gloss in the shape of a butterfly, how cute! And you slide it open to reveal a mirror!
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Lipgloss in the shape of candy, of course!

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:

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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 😂

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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?

-xox- Marika

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12 thoughts on “A Makeup Trip Down Memory Lane | Started From the Bottom Now We Here!

  1. LOL this is so great! Brings back all of the memories and makes me wish I kept all of my old makeup from my kiddie days.
    Surprisingly, I never owned any makeup from Ardene, but still had very similar greasy colourful/glittery lipglosses in cutesy packaging. So 90’s, it’s awesome!

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  2. I didn’t have much makeup as a kid, my mom didn’t let me start wearing makeup until I was in 8th grade I think. But I do remember owning the glittery lip glosses, man what a throwback!! 😁😁

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  3. Lovely post this definitely brought back many memories in this post 🙂 I was also a lover of gloss back in the day and it wasn’t gloss to me if it didn’t have lots of glitter in it! , now I’m the complete opposite and like cream or matt finishes.

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