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!
Top shelf, left to right.
Stila paint can and Glacier Ice palette:
Vintage Revlon ad (which, unfortunately I managed to tear during installation - #conservationfail) and lipstick case:
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.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Jewels lipsticks:
Lulu Frost for Bobbi Brown mirror compact:
Cosme Decorte Makeup Coffret:
Clarins Barocco palette:
Guerlain Météorites from holiday 2009:
Third shelf, left to right.
Marc Jacobs Light Show powder:
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."
Dior Illuminating Powder:
Clé de Peau holiday palette from 2009:
Bottom shelf, left to right.
Elegance Nouvelle Eyes palette:
Paul & Joe holiday 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.
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.
Lancôme palette and lipstick:
So what do you think? Are these pieces too busy for you? Or do you like how crazily embellished everything is?