Ghosts of Christmas makeup past: Clé de Peau 2010 holiday vintage palette
Color Connection #8

MM Holiday 2012/Winter 2013 exhibition

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I wanted this year's holiday/winter exhibition to have sort of a retro vibe to it.  I wasn't sure exactly what period - anything from the 1920s (I was very inspired by Boots No. 7 Deco Darling collection and Clé de Peau's 2010 holiday palette) through the '50s (Too-Faced Life of the Party palette, Bobbi Brown Party Shimmerbrick and MAC holiday 2012 eye palette all have a 50s feel).  But I knew I wanted it to have an old-school glamour about it and an emphasis on snow, which I think the exhibition poster captures perfectly - silver and gold and stylized snowflakes.  I also chose pale grey paper with golden shimmer for the exhibition labels.  So I guess the theme would be snowy vintage glam?  In any case, enjoy!

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Top shelves:

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Bottom shelves:

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Now for the individual shelves, starting with the top row, left to right.

Paul & Joe Sleigh Ride set:

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Too-Faced Life of the Party palette and On10 lip balm:

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Steamcream tins (a full post about Steamcream will be coming early in the new year):

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MAC Antiquitease postcard and Guerlain Météorites Perles in Gold Temptation:

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Second shelf, left to right.

Benefit Holiday catalog and Lancôme Petit Trésor eye shadow:

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Armani Black Gem palette:

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Stila holiday items:

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Elegance Fabulous Rouge palette...while this was a spring release, the red and green signaled Christmas to me, and the shape of the lace pattern reminded me of pizzelle cookies - making these is a holiday tradition on my mom's side of the family. 

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Third shelf, left to right.

Shiseido Camellia palette and an illustration showing how the camellia logo changed over time:

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Dior Voile de Neige palette:

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Clé de Peau Holiday Vintage palette:

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Paul & Joe Winter Wonderland Trio:

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Bottom shelf, left to right.

Bourjois Little Round Vintage Pots:

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Chantecaille postcard and Bobbi Brown Party Shimmerbrick:

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MAC Fabulousness Eye Kit...oh how I adore mint green!

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Clarins holiday mailer and Odyssey palette:

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Finally, I took a picture of the paper used for the exhibition labels so you could see how pretty the golden shimmer is.

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Happy holidays, and I hope everyone stays warm and cozy this winter!

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Meli

Nice collection! My favorites are the intricate powder embossings, especially the "Pizzelle" by Elegance and the Ornamaent by Clarins.

MM Curator

Hi there! Yeah, it's really cool how they reach that level of intricacy...I mean I know it's machine-made, but someone had to design the pattern originally. Thanks so much for visiting!!

makeupmag

Exquisite choices. You're an excellent makeup curator with your unerring picks. :) I like the dressed-down display too - it sets off the products so well.

I love that you'd included a MAC postie amidst the tins and compacts; such a blast from the past. It's incredible how much has changed in the beauty world and how much remains the same.

MM Curator

Aw, thank you so much for the kind words!! And I'm so glad you think the display works - it's okay for now, but it would be so cool to have a space with more flexibility. Maybe some day!
Thank you again!

makeupmag

All the best! It'd be awesome to visit a physical space where all this goodness is displayed. I love the virtual tour, as it is. :)

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