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My first ever experience with make up was in primary school, when I was only 11 years old (I know). A friend of mine had brought a black kohl eyeliner pencil with her, and we were both eagerly excited to try it. It looks so beautiful on other people, so why wouldn't it make us look a little bit better? We rushed of to the toilets and my friend first attempted to apply it on her eyes. Then it was my turn, and I was really scared to put it on my waterline; I was afraid my eyes were gonna fall out or something like that. But I carried on and there it was; a really smudged, thick line under my eyes which we thought looked great! In retrospect, it made us look like two starving kids who hadn't slept for a week straight, and one of our classmates told us exactly the same thing back then, but we just wouldn't listen. They were all freaking out like; what will your mom say? Won't she be mad at you? But my mom wasn't mad at me at all! She was okay with it. We didn't do it again, though.
Then, almost two years passed without being interested in make up anymore. At the end of my first year at secondary school, I tried kohl eyeliner again though and this time it looked a lot better. People even told me that it looked great, but I was wearing glasses back then so you couldn't really see that. Half a year later, I think I was 13 years old, I started trying liquid eyeliner after seeing it on one of my best friends at the time. I drew a giant, thick line above my eyes and it went all over my eyelids and even on my glasses (!). It was waaaay too over the top, but I didn't see it back then (emo period, anyone?). A few months later, my mom came home with an Estée Lauder sample of a mascara and concealer in one. I thought the concealer was a foundation, so I applied it to my whole face. I looked so orange and the smell was AWFUL, but I felt more confident haha. I also wore mascara every day back then.
So when I was 14, I bought my first powder. It was the mineral one from maybelline, and I loved it! I suffered from acne a lot back then, and it gave me so much more confidence just because it concealed my spots. But after a year or so I started to find that it didn't give me enough coverage and didn't last throughout the day, so I introduced myself to the wonderful world of... foundations!
My first foundation was a cheap drugstore one. It didn't even reach the €5 mark. Looking back, I realise that it must have looked awful (I'm a bit of a make up snob when it comes down to foundations, lasting- and ingredients wise. I just think that high end foundations do a lot more and are so much better for the skin!). I used that for a while, and then, I discovered the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation and I fell in love. The smell, the coverage, the finish, just everything about that foundation was great!
I didn't use a setting powder/bronzer/blusher back then, simply because I didn't know I could, haha. My knowledge of make up wasn't so high as it is right now! I've only started using more high end foundations since last year. A list of all of the foundations I've tried (including some drugstore bits); Estée Laurder double wear, Chanel mat Lumière, Chanel perfection Lumière, Chanel Vitalumière Aqua, Maybelline Dream Mat Mousse, the L'Oréal Equivalent of that, Bourjois Healthy Mix, Bourjois Healthy Mix Sérum, Clinique Supermoisture Make Up, and know I'm using the Estée Lauder Double Wear Light foundation, which I really love. I contour my face everyday, I use a nice blush, liquid eyeliner (which looks A LOT) better on me now haha, eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick, lipgloss, eyebrow powder, primer, a setting powder, you know the drill.
So that was my kind of make up 'journey'! I am make up and beauty OBSESSED. I don't leave the house without just a hint of mascara and a nice lipstick on. I do not only think that make up can bring out the best out of everyone whilst concealing your flaws and enhancing your most gorgeous features, I also loooooooooove applying it, not only to myself but also to other people! (A skill which I need to improve an awful lot, but I will learn.) I can only dream of having stashes of make up like in the pictures above, but with €50 euros a month you can't buy much, now can you?! Poor student alert, haha. I would love to work in the beauty industry (even though I'm going to university to study Psychology in November, haha, but a girl can dream, right?!).
I would love to see others make up experience, so if you have a blog post written on it, feel free to share the link in the comments! I'm such a nosey person haha, but aren't we all? ;)