By Sheila Arkee
Okay, ladies & gents, it’s time to dish at our weekly open post. Pour the coffee, grab some donut holes, we’ll be here for awhile!
From the chic green laquered packaging to the enticing (and mismatched) floral carboard outer packaging, Clinique was the brand that captured the attention of my young makeup-obsessed self. While I’d had dalliances with Maybelline and Revlon, my desire to get my hands on Clinique makeup consumed so much of my waking hours that it was a moment of supreme justice when I acquired my very own Stay Matte powder compact in high school. Even more impressive than my much lusted after powder I proudly showed off in the quad during lunch is the fact that I had to purchase this entirely on the sly. My parents did not approve of my high school makeup wearing ways at all! And look at me now!
Without a MAC store or counter in close proximity, Clinique was my starter makeup brand. While I don’t wear much Clinique now, I still get excited when I see their green laquered and metalllic packaging. Funny enough, I cleary remember turning my nose up at Wet n Wild, unaware that I’d be completely coo coo for cocoa puffs over their shadows in the present day.
What about you? What was your makeup brand of choice from the early days of your makeup loving life?