Cosme Decorte Makeup Coffret II
Spotlight on vintage lipstick holders, part 1

MM Holiday 2013/Winter 2014 exhibition

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For this exhibition I had one word running through my head:  ornate.  I was thinking about items that had all sorts of elaborate designs - swirls and scrolls and gemstones were what captivated my imagination this season.  And gold!  Lots and lots of gold.  I always enjoy the excess of the holidays in both shopping and eating, so I figured I'd indulge in makeup that's over-the-top too.  

While the label paper looks beige, it's actually a pale metallic gold.  My lackluster photography skills couldn't capture it properly!

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MM-holiday-2013-exh.

MM-holiday-top-shelves

MM-holiday-bottom-shelves

Top shelf, left to right.

Stila paint can and Glacier Ice palette:

Stila-shelf

Vintage Revlon ad (which, unfortunately I managed to tear during installation - #conservationfail) and lipstick case:

Revlon-ad

The case has some marks on the interior but I was too afraid of doing more damage to attempt to clean it.  Better call in Poe to help me.

Revlon-futurama-lipstick

Revlon-futurama-lipstick-case

Revlon-label

Murakami for Shu:

Shu-murakami-shelf

Shu-murakami-label

Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Jewels lipsticks:

Dg-shelf

Dg-shelf-top

Dg-label

Second shelf, left to right.

Lulu Frost for Bobbi Brown mirror compact:

BB-lulu-frost-palette

BB-lulu-frost-label

Cosme Decorte Makeup Coffret:

Cosme-decorte-coffret

Cd-label

Clarins Barocco palette:

Clarins-barocco

Guerlain Météorites from holiday 2009:

Guerlain-meteorites

Guerlain-label

Third shelf, left to right.

Marc Jacobs Light Show powder:

Marc-jacobs-lightshow

Armani crystal palette and lipstick from 2009 - I totally spaced on taking a picture of the label, so here's the text:

"Infused with Art Deco style, Armani's holiday 2009 palette and lipstick are embellished with a circular pattern of clear and black Swarovski crystals.  The collection is a nod to the designer's fall 2009 couture collection, which combined modern silhouettes with a glittering, vintage-inspired array of multi-hued crystals."

Armani-crystal-collection

Dior Illuminating Powder:

Dior-powder-shelf

Dior-illuminating-powder

Dior-label

Clé de Peau holiday palette from 2009:

Cdp-palette

Cdp-label

Bottom shelf, left to right.

Elegance Nouvelle Eyes palette:

Elegance-nouvelle-eyes

Paul & Joe holiday 2009:

Paul-Joe-2009

MAC Antiquitease postcard and Royal Assets palette from 2007.  I was trying to nab the palette with gold casing on ebay but could only find the silver one...must keep an eye out for it.

MAC-antiquitease

I do clean the shelves, I really do, but I can't always remove the sticky residue from the double-sided tape I use to adhere the labels.  I don't know how it ended up on the top of the shelf.

MAC-royal-assets-palette

Lancôme palette and lipstick:

Lancome-holiday-2013

Lancome-label

So what do you think?  Are these pieces too busy for you?  Or do you like how crazily embellished everything is?

Comments

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joopah

Gorgeous!! I've been waiting for weeks for the exhibition. Definitely a winner!

Courtney

It's interesting seeing the vintage makeup compared to the new collections. It makes me think the more things change, the more they stay the same.

MM Curator

Joopah - Aw, thanks so much!!

Courtney - You're right...take the Revlon lipstick, for example - they teamed up with a jeweler and over 50 years later Bobbi Brown is doing the same thing!

Kate

The Revlon Futurama case is the one that makes my heart sing. I wonder if it's because it looks a little aged and tarnished rather than as showily garish as it might've been when new.

MM Curator

Hi Kate! I'm so flattered you stopped by!! :D Yeah, that Revlon case may have been a little too bling-tacular when new, but it aged nicely I think. Glad you liked it. :)

By the way, thanks so much for including the Museum in your blogroll...if it weren't for you and Iris at Rouge Deluxe I would seriously get zero blog traffic!!

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