4.11.2011

A Few Limited Edition Rediscoveries.


Brands like MAC are known to release limited edition items like they're going out of style, but I think we've all also been guilty of adding fuel to the fire by rushing out to hunt down these items like mad women, destroying anything (or anyone) who gets in our way. Bwahahahaha!

But who gets the last laugh? Months later, when you go through your makeup collection to find a random blush from some random collection that at the time, you thought you might literally die if you couldn't put it on your cheeks - Is it even half as amazing as you once thought it was? For me, more times than not, the answer is no. But, every now and again, my craziness pays off and I score limited edition items that I absolutely love and am happy that I acquired before they went away forever. (I use the term 'forever' very loosely, as brands like MAC often "re-promote" a lot of their limited edition products. *breathes sigh of relief*)


I recently rediscovered MAC Ever Hip Lipstick from the Give Me Liberty of London collection and the timing couldn't be more perfect, since I think the peachy coral shade is perfect for this time of year. NARS Strawberry Fields Lipgloss was released sometime last year as well, and although I never once doubted the gorgeousness of it, I've recently fallen back in love with it because it's a fantastic option for wearing bright lips without the hassle of a lipstick. You can see a swatch of it here.

My favorite rediscovery of the bunch, however, is definitely NARS Pleasures of Paris palette. All 6 colors are smooth and pigmented, and the combination of shades could not be any more perfect.

L to R: Nepal, Violetta, Demon Lover, Fez, Abyssinia, Cordura
(Note: Violetta and Demon Lover swatched oddly because they're matte shades but they actually apply very smoothly to the lids.)

 It's a great palette for travelling because it has neutrals and color, and it has shades that are suitable for the lid (Nepal is my favorite), crease (Cordura), and highlight (Abyssinia). It's one-stop shopping for all of your eyeshadow needs.

I used Nepal, Fez, Abyssinia, and Cordura last week in this FOTD:


I've vowed to really try to evaluate my existing makeup collection before falling prey to any more limited edition madness. Before my blog sale, I hated that I had so much limited edition stuff that I rushed out to buy, yet never used and could care less about only a few weeks or months later. If that's not a waste of money, I don't know what is. From now on, I think if I buy any more limited edition products, it either has to be super unique and one-of-a-kind, or it has to be something that I think I would have purchased even if it was a permanent item without the pressure of knowing it was going to sell out.

Do you have any limited edition horror or success stories?


18 comments:

  1. This NARS palette is a gem, it's probably my all time favourite palette. It has all the shades i need.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Aww, that palette looks adorable, I like these colours:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. love the nars eyeshadow palette! Quite annoyed about the Mac blush duo in hang loose I have, I rally dont think it suits me and I never seem to use it :( maybe i'll try and give it another chance... x

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh soo nice i regret not getting that palette!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Omg this NARS palette is amazing! I wonder if they have any that come with six eye shadows, I would totally buy it!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful eye look! NARS palettes are really gorgeous :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOL it's so true. When MAC HelloKitty came out, OMG I felt like I needed to have everything in the collection or else I would die! Like I used dream about it and stuff lol. My bf got me the 2 eye shadow palettes and the brushes. Now they just sit in my makeup drawer. I need to give it some love!

    I also have a NARS shadow palatte from an old collection and I need to give it some love too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The Nars palette is soooo gorgeous! Why cant they just repromote that! lol

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ooh! I really like how Ever Hip looks, have been wanting it for awhile now. Too bad it was LE! Love the look you created here. Strawberry Fields is one of the best lipglosses, so pigmented!

    I agree about the LE stuff. It's true, I need to ask myself if I would really purchase it if I knew it was permanent..most of the time that answer is probably no. Much like Chanel's nail polishes (ahem- Black Pearl).

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow, I love that NARS palette. So gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  11. @Rachy: I've been feeling the same way about Hang Loose lately :( I loved it at first but now I'm thinking it doesn't really look that amazing on me.

    @Sana: Huh? This one comes with six eyeshadows... :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm loving MAC Ever Hip again too. I just included that in my favourites. I gotta use the Paris Palette again because it's so gorgeous. I love rediscovering stuff, but it also shows that I have way to much makeup =P

    I haven't tried Strawberry Field yet though. Maybe I'll stop by my local NARS counter to see if they still have it. (that counter always have LE NARS gems) =D

    x
    Rica

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very pretty I love the eye color~

    ReplyDelete
  14. what a great palette! I'm officially jealous i don't own this! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. The palette is gorgeous, but it's the NARS Strawberry Fields Lipgloss that caught my attention. I checked out the swatch and I think I am in love <3

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yeh, this was on my to-buy list but it never made it into my possession! Damn. Well, I'll be forever on the hunt so it gives me something to do!

    ReplyDelete
  17. @Rica: Good luck! I hope you can get your hands on it - it's gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great eye makeup with the NARS palette!!!

    And that's totally how I look at any LE releases for about a year now-I'll only shop when I really don't own any dupes and know that my collection lacks said product - gone are the days whenI knew every single item of each collection by name!!!

    xx

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...