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Curator's Corner, 6/23/2012

MM Smackdown! Battle of the Butterflies

Butterflies were a popular theme for the spring/summer 2012 season.  I was going to do a squaring off just of Paul & Joe's highlighting powder and Pop Beauty's blush/bronzer combo, but couldn't resist adding Mark's All the Highlights palette to the mix.  As with the Valentine's Day Massacre, we have three instead of two worthy opponents in the ring for the Battle of the Butterflies. 

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Let's get ready to rummmmbbbblllllle!  *ding ding*

First up, we have Pop Beauty Sunblossom Blush Bronzer featuring a simple butterfly silhouette.  What it lacks in detail it makes up for in size, measuring a good five inches across.

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Next we have Paul & Joe's Highlighting powder.  Paul & Joe put a unique spin on the butterfly by placing it offset within the palette and including overlapping wings in the background.  And of course, let's not forget how prettily the green outline and dots complement the green outer packaging.

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Our third contender is a sneaky little surprise from Mark for their spring collection.  This palette features a shimmery purple butterfly with a swirl design on its wings against a background of raised cartoony flowers.  Its vibrancy plays well off the softer pastel hues (cream, pale pink and lavender) of the flowers.

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So who wins the Battle of the Butterflies?  Does Pop Beauty's butterfly have the upper hand due to its size and simplicity?  Will Paul & Joe's harmonious combination of pink and green vanquish the other two?  Or will the shimmer and square shape of the Mark palette obliterate old favorite Paul & Joe and manage to defeat a palette nearly twice its size?  Tell me in the comments!

p.s. Since I was so short on time the husband the designed the kick-ass poster, so a big thanks goes to him.  :)

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