Since I’ve been taking walks down memory lane recently, talking about how I first started wearing makeup in the first place, I started thinking about my first forays into high-end makeup lines.
Back when I came of age in Northern California in the mid-90′s, the prestige lines were few and far between. Of course our Macy’s carried Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Lancome, but there were few other choices.
I remember being excited beyond belief every time I went to a neighboring mall 30 minutes away and was able to spend time in The Body Shop, buying Papier Pouder packs, or some other sweet-smelling trinket. Aaah! Those were the days!
As a teen, nothing said “luxury” quite like the lab coats and green plastic packaging of Clinique. I was obsessed and somehow found a way to get my hands on one of their pressed powders, which I kept in the flowery cardboard packaging for MONTHS.
Back then it was sooooo glamourous to have that compact, and now, of course, it just seems like such a silly far away memory!
How about you – what brand or brands were your gateway into high-end/prestige makeup lines?