Not the first kiss type of post but… The products that kick-started my beauty product obsession!
I only started wearing makeup pretty late in life… Back in 2011. At Heathrow airport when I made a rushed, panicked trip back home for Chinese New Year. The stress I went through also meant I was suffering from one of the worst breakouts I’ve ever had in my life.
Prior to heading back, I started out by picking up what I thought would be the best concealer in the world – Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage as well as a good powder foundation to set the foundation. I chose the Dior Diorskin Nude Sculpting Natural Glow Make Up.
Recently, I was told that it’s better for us to set liquid foundation with loose powder but I have only been lightly dusting my face with the Dior’s Natural Glow face powder and I don’t think it has ever done me any harm.
What’s base makeup without blush? Allow me to let you in on a really funny story. The boyfriend and I were walking in House of Fraser, Westfield White City when we stumbled upon Benefit’s counter. Having read many fun things about Benefit’s makeup, the boyfriend suggested I treat myself (yep, not he, but I treat myself) to an item from the counter.
The very lovely SA (oh how I miss friendly SAs) then gave me a really quick makeover and she used Coralista on me. When I took a step back and looked into the half-length mirror in front of me, my boyfriend gasped. And insisted I take the blush.
In case you were wondering, he paid in the end. =D A good £23.50, if I may add. 😉
I would go on and let you in on which eyeshadows I purchased first and everything else but unfortunately, I can’t recall them anymore so I guess this little post will have to do. 😉
But I do remember my very first lipstick! It’s from Guerlain. =)
Looking back, I did splurge quite a bit on the bigger brands but that’s because I had no faith in drugstore / pharmacy brands. Now that I’ve done a lot more research a.k.a read loads of beauty blogs, I have more confidence when it comes to purchasing high street makeup. In fact, some of my much-loved products come from high street brands. =)
Care to share your makeup firsts with me? =)