What’s Your Earliest Make-Up Memory?
I can’t even begin to remember when I first discovered make-up, but my earliest memories star my mum who has always had the most wonderful make-up collection.
Slumped on the shelf at the end of the bath, you could always find her large, flowery make-up bag lying unzipped and screaming with temptation.
I so vividly remember her Boots No. 7 palettes which, back then, you could custom-fill with your own eyeshadow refill pans. A quadrant of taupes and browns, with my favourite shimmering beige always worn through to the bottom.
Her make-up bag lightly stained with pigmented dust and occasional pencil shavings.
And the smell! The wonderful ‘old-school’ scent of make-up wafting up as I rummaged through when she wasn’t looking. Sometimes sneaking a sweep of her favourite plum Max Factor lipstick in it’s glamourous gold casing, or perhaps just dab of face-cream. (Sorry, mum!)
My children, however, are not so discreet in their discovery of my make-up.
What is YOUR earliest make-up memory?