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Cosmetics Confessions: What’s Your Oldest Makeup Product?

By Sheila Arkee

Okay, ladies & gents, it’s time to dish at our weekly open post. Pour the coffee, grab some Nachos BellGrande (I have a slight obsession at the moment), we’ll be here for awhile!

Buh-bye Facebook, I’m currently obsessed with Instagram. Obsessed! I love participating in #tbt, also known as Throwback Thursday, where fellow Instagramers share photos from the past.

A couple of my contributions include a sleek jar of Dior Translucent Powder which is still 25% full and was purchased about 12 years ago. I bought it after seeing it featured in Allure magazine, noting that it was used and adored by Hillary Clinton’s makeup artist. Truth be told, it’s not the most fabulous powder I’ve ever used, but it is incredibly fine-milled and the container is a keepsake.

Also purchased around that time was a shadow from Isabella Rosellini’s short-lived line Manifesto. I remember being obsessed with this  grey-toned brown, and it’s still going strong. The packaging was different, with a mirror on the backside of every product, to make it easier to touch-up on the run.

What’s the oldest  makeup product that you own?

  • http://www.curvyceo.com Curvy CEO

    I have at least a handful of products that I bought during law school (so, circa 2002-2004). I can’t bring myself to part with them, though…in part because I’ve hardly used some of them and also because they were expensive – bought at the MAC counter with borrowed money while I was a broke law student *lol*

  • http://www.cultoftaupe.com Crystal

    Well that I had possession of I had a beautiful deep green cream stick shadow from the ’60’s that my Grandmother left when she passed. I would give anything to find it. That I own..probably an old Street Wear lipstick from the 90’s. I LOVED street wear lipsticks and they had amazing iridescent loose shadows. First loose shadows I ever used.

  • Wendy

    Somewhere I have a no name brand lip balm that belonged to my mom in the 70’s.

  • Sheila – Painted Ladies

    I wish I had some of my mom’s 70’s and 80’s holdovers – there were some great keepers!

  • Lilith-by-the-Sea

    I don’t have this but wish I did….it was an early ’70s Yardley London eyeshadow compact that was about the size of a quarter around and had multi-levels that opened out and each held an eyeshadow-colors in soft blue, violet and neutral I think…..it was my pride and joy at age 21 and I lost it during a one day trip to San Francisco with several others riding in an old van!!!