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Spotlight on vintage lipstick holders, part 2

MM Smackdown: Rodent Riot

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Thanks to the husband for the awesome poster!

Peace on earth?  Screw that!  It's time for an old-fashioned Makeup Museum Smackdown!!

This season, both Korean drugstore champ Etude House and the ever-kooky Anna Sui collaborated with Disney for Minnie Mouse-themed collections.   Now they're going to duke it out in an epic Rodent Riot to see who did it the best.

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

In the right corner, we have a strong lineup from Anna Sui.  The collection includes nail polish, lip balm and a tin with an eye shadow palette and lipstick.  There are two versions of the tins - punk fiend that I am, I selected the red-hot Rock Song set over the purple Romantic Serenade set.

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KAPOW!  Anna Sui throws a solid first punch with the adorable details on the sides of the tin.

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A bow-shaped palette echoes Minnie's hair accessory of choice, and is decorated with the reverse of the pattern found on the tin.

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Borrowing a move from Paul & Joe's playbook, the lipstick is shaped just like Minnie's head, and she's even winking!  BOOM.

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The Anna Sui collection still has a few tricks up its sleeve with a sparkly red nail polish with a Minnie-shaped cap and a lip balm with a Christmas-appropriate holly design.

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But Etude House is in it for the long haul and won't be taken down easily.  Their collection features nail polish and several blushes and highlighters in more Minnie-esque colors than their foe.

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The uncomplicated black-and-white sketches of Minnie against a background of her signature dots deliver a sharp right hook to Anna Sui's more complex illustration of the famous mouse.

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WHOA!  The Minnie imprint on the powders themselves gets a good jab in at the Anna Sui collection, which left the eyeshadow powder unadorned.

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The nail polish cap features a classic mouse-ears print...

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...while the bow-shaped glitter in the polish strikes another blow.

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So who will emerge victorious?  Will high-end Anna Sui edge out a little-known (stateside, anyway) drugstore brand?  Or can the simpler design and precious color palette of Etude House's collection defeat the more substantial Anna Sui lineup?  Tell me in the comments!

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