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.
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.
This Stila palette is labeled as a powder, but I forgot it's actually an eye shadow quad. Whoops.
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.
Remember how much I loved the Kanebo Milano compacts? Well, I was able to get my hands on the 2014 one! So excited.
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.
Lancôme Sparkling Cherub palette, plus an awesome ad where I think they got the design from:
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.
Second row, left to right.
Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel palette and mini lipstick charms:
Lancôme 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:
Chanel Rêve d'Orient quad:
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?
Clé de Peau Beauté Céleste collection:
Paul & Joe holiday 2014 pressed powder:
Bottom row, left to right.
Estée Lauder Glittering Stars compact:
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.
Armani Orient Excess palette:
Anna Sui lipsticks and Sephora Midnight Magic glitter pot:
So that is the Makeup Museum's holiday/winter exhibition this year. I hope you have a peaceful, calm and cozy season!