Always ended up with too much glue when I put false eyelashes on. Loved Miners Make Up. Tiny little squeezy tubes of eye shadow. My favourite lipstick was a Lancôme one and was devastated when as usual they stopped making it.
I still return to Oil of Ulay/Olay as my favourite moisturiser, have never used any hairspray other than Elnett, am still using the hair curlers I bought when I was 15, am still on my first pair of tweezers (and I stole those from my mum!), only ever use Rimmel or Revlon nail varnish.
I concede that great advances have been made in shampoos and conditioners - who can ever forget the Sunday night Vosene ritual! - and facial cleansing combined with regular exfoliation has meant better skin for women of a certain age, I'm sure, but give me a Revlon Iced Amethyst lippie any day (first bought circa 1968). LOL
I look back fondly at products I used yesteryear. Sadly, they were often discontinued. I bought a cleanser called Happy Face and my mother & sister fell on it. I was devastated when it was discontinued Same with Dorothy Gray. Her peach, or maybe it was apricot? washing grains were fab.
One of the best new -well, fairly new- products I think is eyeshadow sticks or crayons. I love them.
So far yes Nellie, but I'm not fussed on the sheen with some shades so I've been looking around for alternatives. I bought one from Rimmel's range but that has frosting/ sheen as well. Love the colour though I think Mac & Bare Minerals - I might have got that wrong mind- have sticks. Laura Geller & Mally do, but I've yet to take the plunge
Vaseline is about the only product from yesteryear still in our house ( in the garage for conductivity when jumpstarting cars) unless you count a life long addiction, when I can afford it , to Chanel No 5. My mum used Dorothy Gray products. She used Evan Williams Henna Shampoo occasionally on my sister and I to keep our red hair vibrant, Lux flakes in the bath, coal tar soap...
I have a few Mally eyesticks from ill advised TSVs- i prefer powder as the sticks just come off and don't last.
I'm with you Nellie. I tend to stop using a product when it's stops being made. I've used Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara since the 90s I think. I can't really ever remember using anything else. Other than when there was a problem with getting it and I thought it was going to be discontinued. It wasn't and I went back to using it as soon as I could get my mitts on it.
I rarely chop and change make up or skincare.
Going back to the eye liner thing I've really only ever been any good with a solid eye liner and a brush. I'm rubbish with anything else. I had to resort to using eye shadows for a while but the Bare Minerals brought out their ready eyeliner so I'm using a proper eyeliner again.
I can't do tightlining. I have tried but it looks messy on me. Might be indicative of the fact that I can't draw but I can paint lol.