Do you remember the first bit of makeup you owned? Mine was an eye shadow quad from Clinque that my mom bought me and I felt so grown up. Like with a swipe of blue eye shadow (it was in style back then!) I could conquer my 13-year-old world.

Once I had that first taste of what putting makeup on felt like, I wanted more. More makeup and more of that feeling of feeling confident and put together.

However money wasn’t abundant in my 13-year-old world. I would babysit and pet sit and that was the extent of my income. I was not in the position to be buying Clinque products every month.

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