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Curator's Corner, 12/21/2014

MM Holiday 2014/Winter 2015 Exhibition

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I'm pleased to bring you the Makeup Museum's holiday 2014/winter 2015 exhibition! As you may have guessed, I went for a stars and angels theme this year.  I have never seen makeup companies release as many products with stars on them as they did this holiday season.  Plus, I thought it would be a nice change of pace from the usual glitzy, bling/gold-ridden exhibitions of seasons past (not that there's anything wrong with those, of course - I love anything shiny and gemlike, especially for the holidays.)  There's still a festive  feel but it's a little more quiet and understated.  Think "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" instead of "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree".  Basically my vision was of a calm, starry winter's night and the notion of peace (represented by the angels) rather than a holiday party vibe.  I wanted to incorporate some dark blue too instead of metallics or white, as I find blue to be a soothing color. 

Anyway, let's get to it.  Yes, there is an empty shelf.  Sadly the ArtDeco holiday items I ordered from Beautybay still have not arrived, but I will update the photos once they do. 

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition

The top row is the "angel row".  Since angels reside in the sky I thought it would be best to have them all at the top.  Yep, I deliberately planned it that way...that's the ticket, yeah.  Okay, obviously I'm totally lying.  It just so happened that there were a lot of angel-themed vintage ads and I couldn't fit them on the spaces above the lower shelves, so they all had to go on the top shelves.  Oh well.

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Avon and Stila

This Stila palette is labeled as a powder, but I forgot it's actually an eye shadow quad.  Whoops.

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Stila Angel Light

I've had my eye on this 1945 Avon ad for probably a year.  I love that it's an angel dropping off presents instead of Santa.

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - vintage Avon ad

Remember how much I loved the Kanebo Milano compacts?  Well, I was able to get my hands on the 2014 one! So excited.

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Kanebo Milano compact

While I love these compacts the embossing on the powder isn't quite as sharp as it could be - you can barely make out the little guy.

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Kanebo Milano compact

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Kanebo Milano compact label

Lancôme Sparkling Cherub palette, plus an awesome ad where I think they got the design from:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Lancôme Sparkling Cherub palette

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Lancôme Sparkling Cherub palette

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Lancome Sparkling Cherub label

Helena Rubinstein Heaven Sent powder and ad...I would have given my eye teeth to track down the Heaven Sent compact I saw on display at the Makeup in New York show, but this powder is pretty adorable.

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Helena Rubinstein Heaven Sent

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Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Helena Rubinstein Heaven Sent

Second row, left to right.

Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel palette and mini lipstick charms:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Charlotte Tilbury

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Charlotte Tilbury lipstick charms

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel palette

Lancôme Starry Eyes set:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Lancome Starry Eyes set

While this pressed powder from Dior's Golden Shock holiday collection looked like a vaguely Scandinavian-esque snowflake to me, according to Dior's website it is indeed meant to be a star:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Dior Golden Shock

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Dior Golden Shock

Chanel Rêve d'Orient quad:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Chanel Rêve d'Orient quad

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Chanel Rêve d'Orient quad

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Chanel Rêve d'Orient quad

Third row, left to right.

I included the Chanel Camélia de Plumes Highlighter even though it doesn't incorporate angels or stars into the design.  It might be a reach, but the feathery plumes are like angel wings, yes?

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Chanel Camélia de Plumes

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Chanel Camélia de Plumes

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Chanel Camélia de Plumes label

Clé de Peau Beauté Céleste collection:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Clé de Peau Beauté Celeste

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Clé de Peau Beauté Celeste

Paul & Joe holiday 2014 pressed powder:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Paul & Joe

Bottom row, left to right.

Estée Lauder Glittering Stars compact:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Estée Lauder Glittering Stars

While Guerlain's holiday 2014 Météorites do not have technically have a star or angel motif, I thought since the name had the word "star" in it they could be part of the exhibition.  Again, kind of a reach but I think they added a nice balance.

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Guerlain Météorites

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Guerlain Météorites

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Guerlain Météorites label

Armani Orient Excess palette:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Armani Orient Excess

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Armani Orient Excess

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Armani Orient Excess

Anna Sui lipsticks and Sephora Midnight Magic glitter pot:

Makeup Museum 2014 holiday exhibition - Anna Sui and Sephora

So that is the Makeup Museum's holiday/winter exhibition this year.  I hope you have a peaceful, calm and cozy season!

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