Meet MissConverse97 (found her while randomly procrastinating on youTube).
Going by her nick (and her sweet little face) I’m going to make the assumption she’s about 13 year’s old and already quite the little beauty guru on youTube. With 1,897 subscribers and a quite a few “beauty” videos under her belt she’s way on her way to gaining her membership into the beauty junkie club we all know and love.
Which got me thinkin’…..
How old were you when you first got into beauty?
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Well I hate to admit it but 1. I’m considerably older than many of you which means I came from an entirely different generation and 2. I think I was a late bloomer when it came to makeup.
First off, kids are REALLY different. I mean I’m not that old but I was incredibly different from what kids are like nowadays. I have three cousins who are so incredibly far out there that I’m absolutely gobsmacked at the going ons in their life. They have computers, the internet, laptops, netbooks, iphones, xboxes, playstations, piano lessons, ballet lessons, swimming, baseball, softball, trips to the mall, parties, dances…etc….
Ok, fact is I SO did not have that kinda insanity in my life when I was 13-16 years old. Most days it was about rushing over to my best friend Audrey’s house after school and hanging out with a few friends and doing our homework together. We had occasional school dances, v-ball, and a few other odd bits in our life but it sure wasn’t as busy as my cousin’s lives. When do these kids sleep?
Mostly important was how quickly one of my cousins got on with makeup. I believe she was like 11 when she just started getting interested in smaller pieces of cosmetics. Mind you it wasn’t anything from drugstore, she was all about picking up pieces of Sugar Cosmetics at the local Sephora (when they carried the brand).
As for me it seemed to have taken ages….
I was probably 14 or so when I started with cosmetics but nothing dramatic to be honest. Those were the days of wanting to own every single flavor of Bonnie Bell lipbalm and maybe a blush or two.
I was pretty late getting into the big wig brands and I’d say it was as old as 20 (or more?) before I started making bigger purchases. Some of my first were probably from Benefit and soon after the love of my life, Urban Decay, became an important part of my makeup life.
How about you?
How old were you when you got into makeup?
Started collecting it?