Back Down Memory Lane: My First Makeup Items

Picture above is me doing my makeup on my own for the first time in 6th grade. Hello Darlings! So I was feeling a little nostalgic today and decided to share with you my memories of the first makeup I ever bought! Now a lot of these products are not sold anymore or they’re sold in different countries (because I bought some of this in India) but anyhow I have gathered some pictures from the internet to show you my first makeup! Or at least most of what I can remember!


Lip Gloss: I was an Expressions girl! I had those sets of Expressions Lip Glosses in tubes and roll ons! And Lip Smacker Lip Balms to add to the collection!

Lipstick: Wet N Wild It’s a Girl with SPF 15 and Revlon Lipstick Love That Red (I bought my Revlon lipstick in 2nd grade for my dance recital and my Wet N Wild Lipstick in 6th grade. I always felt very proud of these two lipsticks even though Love That Red was a super bold color I would still wear it because that was all I had!)

Eyeshadow: I had a single shade of blue eyeshadow I got for my dance recital in second grade from Maybelline and I don’t remember what shade it is but it’s definitely discontinued. I also got eyeshadow palettes for Christmas in middle school from the Color Workshop’s Dazzling Eyes Collection.

Eyeliner: Maybelline HyperGlossy Liquid Liner back in 8th grade (I have gotten this eyeliner in my eyes and had my eyes all blacked out yet I was perfectly okay and it didn’t burn or hurt me at all! This is exactly why I trust and love Maybelline! ❤️

Mascara: Maybelline HyperCurl Volum’ Express Washable back in 8th grade (I remember always being afraid to wear mascara because I thought what would happen if a lash fell in my eyes and I had mascara on! Sounds weird and crazy but that’s never happened to me and I wear mascara regularly now and I love it!)

Blush: Maybelline Blush Studio Cheeky Glow in Fresh Coral back in 8th grade (I don’t think this was the right shade for me! I always remember my blush being too out there and making me look like a clown.

Tinted Moisturizer: Fair and Lovely Tinted Moisturizer was my first tinted moisturizer which I don’t even see on Google now which is crazy! I remember my dad buying it for me at HyperCity in India. I’m guessing this was 8th grade but not entirely sure!

BB Cream: The first BB Cream I bought was the Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Fairness Cream. I remember being really interested in BB Cream because it wasn’t like a foundation and I liked wearing this back in the day.

Primer: Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime Primer in Blur + Illuminate, I started using this in 9th grade my dad bought this for me when he came from America.

Foundation: I said I wouldn’t use foundation until I was twenty cause foundation is for old people but I started using foundation at 18 years old at the beginning of this year! So I have been using foundation for less than a year and my first foundation is from Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Foundation.

Contour and Highlight: First contour and highlight palette was the Maybelline Face Studio Master Contour Medium to Deep. I bought this right around Halloween in 11th grade and I was so excited to learn the art of contouring!

Lip Liner: I got my first lip liners from NYX during black friday at CVS in 11th grade!

Lip Primer: I got the Sephora Lip Primer in 11th grade sometime during their Spring Sale.

Eyebrow Pencil/HD Powder/Eyeshadow Primer: I honestly don’t remember when I got these but I figured I got them together at CVS somewhere in like 11th grade. And these are all from E.l.f.

Concealer: I’m assuming this is 12th grade. For some weird reason I always avoided concealer because I felt that I didn’t have dark circles and it was unnecessary for me! I had the Covergirl Invisible Clear Concealer in Medium.

Color Correction: Maybelline Facestudio Master Camo Color Correcting Pen back in 12th grade that’s when I got this.

Lash Primer: April of 12th grade from Loreal their Voluminous Lash Primer

Finishing Spray: I bought the E.l.f Finishing Spray ay

Bronzer: Elf Baked Highlighter and Bronzer I got this the summer after I finished high school!

So as you can see there’s definitely a lot of makeup that I first tried out with Maybelline! Honestly this is just because Maybelline is my favorite drugstore brand, it was easily available to me when I lived in India and its inexpensive. I hope you guys liked this post to see how my makeup collection started building up as I started learning about different types of makeup products. Share your memories of your first makeup buys in the comments with me!

Author: Spectacular Girl

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