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  First make-up Monday 17 December 2001  
Few of us will forget the thrill of getting our first real cosmetics, whether it was a bubble-wrapped Christmas selection from the Avon lady or that first electric blue eyeliner from the chemist.

We've all got a make-up horror story from our learner years as we experimented with blocks of mascara and bright blue eye shadow.
Ali Sparkes has been hearing a few tales ...

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