There was a thread about this recently on BT, what was the first product(s) you ever bought. Now, I am taking this to mean of the high end variety. I was in my late teens/early twenties when I was able to start buying my make up and skincare from Sephora and department stores. I remember the first items I bought.
Nars Orgasm blush – I have not stopped using this blush since I bought it. It’s perfect for my complexion and it is beautiful. It has the right amount of shimmer, it’s super pigmented and I am still very much in love with this stuff!
Nars palette – I bought this in 2008 or 2009, it was my favourite thing it had four eye shadows Nightclubbing and Ondine were the best, four lippies Dolce Vita and Gipsy are awesome. Included in the pallet were two multiples. This bad boy was my first big splurge as far as high end beauty goes. I went through an eye shadow and a couple lippies pretty quickly. I had to chuck this recently, it was way past it’s prime. And because of that it’s not pictured. I have tried to find anything about the palette and I can’t find it anywhere.
Benefit Benetint – This product is amazeballs. Not only does it smell amazing, but as a blush it is easy to use, blendable and very long lasting. As a lip stain it is perfect, I use it all the time. I even play around with other lip sticks to create unique colours. I will say that as a stain it gets pretty dry, so either layer a lip balm or lip stick, for a more moisturized result.
I was not as savvy in my early buying years. That is why I invested the time and energy into learning about brands, products, and I read a ton of reviews. Sometimes I write reviews as well. I feel as though you can’t make an informed decision without doing a ton of research. Over time and a lot of big Sephora orders I think I am finally streamlining my skincare and beauty routines. And on that note, it’s time to end!
All for now,
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