The last unofficial day of summer (a.k.a. Labor Day in the U.S.) is always hard for someone like me who dreads the dark, cold days of winter ahead. To help alleviate some of that end-of-summer sadness I thought I'd round up some delicious ice cream-inspired beauty products.
I'm not sure whether it was the influence of the new Museum of Ice Cream or this photography exhibition devoted to the sweet treat, but ice cream seemed to be having a moment this summer. This in turn trickled over into the beauty world: not only were there a plethora of ice cream themed beauty products and ads, some intrepid artists decked out their faces in sweet, melty ice cream makeup. Obviously this isn't "natural" makeup, but you have to admit these looks are pretty creative.
- Cake Beauty popsicle sponges
- Channing Carlisle (@makeupbychanningjudith)
- Pai Pai ad
- Etude House Dear Darling Water gel tints (I ordered these literally a month ago from yesstyle.com specifically for this post and they still haven't arrived! Grrr!)
There were a few other fairly new ice cream inspired things that were just too cute not to buy for the Museum.
And so the newer items wouldn't get lonely, I scooped up (sorry, couldn't resist) the Stila ice cream collection from their 20th anniversary, along with some vintage Avon lip glosses.
I didn't think much of these at the time they were released, but in hindsight I've realized they're worth having in the Museum.
These Avon lip glosses date back to the early 70s, I believe.
I better get going and put this stuff away before Museum staff discovers it...if you've been following me on Instagram you know they got into my LUSH shower jellies thinking they were jams. They'd definitely mistake these for the real deal!