Wow! I am seriously overwhelmed by the enormous generosity displayed by a long-term Museum supporter and fellow blogger, Mag from Makeup Stash. It all started with an innocent remark I made on Mag's Instagram page about some old MAC paint tubes. She graciously offered to send me the ones she had since they were going to be thrown out anyway...but ended up decluttering a lot more, as you'll see. One woman's trash is another's treasure, so I happily accepted all of the other goodies she offered up to me, completely for free!! How awesome is that?
First up are the items that started this amazing donation: MAC paint tubes. I was so sad that I threw mine out, as they'd be excellent for a makeup-as-literal-art exhibition (along with Chanel Les Gouaches, which I'm still kicking myself over for getting rid of).
These eyeshadow trios from Japanese brand Kesalan Patheran were huge in the early aughts. I'm very pleased to have these cult items join the Museum's collection.
Ditto for these eyeshadow quads from Ed Pinaud and Lise Watier. The Ed Pinaud is a particularly great addition to the Museum given the company's long history.
I'm in love with these palettes from Tokidoki. In one of my very first blog posts I talked about how cute the Smashbox collab was, so when I saw Tokidoki was releasing its own line at Sephora in 2010 I was ecstatic. The line was truly a flash in the pan, lasting only 2 years, but its short-lived nature was actually intentional. Unfortunately during those two years I never budgeted to pick up anything from it, so I'm deliriously happy to have some items now. These three palettes came from The Robbery set, showing Tokidoki's signature characters engaging in naughty hijinks.
How adorable are these Anna Sui goodies? The floral eyeshadow is from the fall 2010 Kaleidoscope of Color collection, while the heart-shaped eyeshadow is from summer 2014.
Some other recent treasures Mag bestowed upon the Museum include Shu Uemura's Fuchsia Fusion palette (2013), YSL Flower Crush palette (2014) and Etude House's Berry Delicious palette (2016).
But honestly, my favorite part of this donation (or any donation, really) was this incredibly sweet handwritten note. I've received others and they mean so much.
I know I get pretty down about makeup companies and museums not paying any attention to this little blog of mine, and it's things like this that help keep me going. In addition to all of the nice comments and emails I get, donations are a way of people showing me that they think the Museum is a worthwhile project.
I'm positively overjoyed at all of these wonderful additions to the collection! Do you have any favorites? Big huge thanks again to Mag, I still can't believe her generosity!