Back before I ever picked up a lipstick or made googly eyes at a nail polish, I used to peek through my mom’s beauty magazines from time to time. One of the articles that still stands out in my mind is this one, a mini ‘review’ of Lancome’s Destiny Cube. While it does look both cute and cool (see here), that blurb made it seem so mysterious, something that held real magic which could be released with the mere touch of a finger.
But MM, the picture on top says Dior…how…
Wait, I’m getting there!
Lately, I’ve fallen into the trap of using the same handful of makeup products every single day. I try to trick myself by using a new lipstick each morning, but the truth is that I haven’t worn a lick of eye makeup in weeks, aside from the occasional halfhearted coat of mascara.
The other day, I felt a desperate need to wear eyeshadow. I couldn’t remember what it looked like or felt like on my face anymore. This conversation sums up my general state of mind at that point:
So I reached into my makeup drawer, and pulled out my Dior 2009 Makeup Palette, a most wonderful birthday gift from my friend Hens, who obviously knows me well.
For the record, I love palettes that zip open. Can’t you hear the sound of possibility? Ziiippp
It contains three beautiful eyeshadow duos, a blush in 943 Strawberry Sorbet, Diorskin Compact, and travel-sized gloss in 257 Organdi pink, and mini Diorshow Iconic mascara.
Naturally, just as I was about to dip my brush into the buttery golden brown, I realized it was 7:05 and I had to leave the house. Which is why I’ve titled this post ‘stash shopping,’ not ‘review.’
Mostly, I just wanted to share the beauty of this palette with you, although I admittedly didn’t do the best job. I just got my new shooting setup together, and haven’t quite figured out the lighting yet. It’s a work in progress.
I solemnly pledge to play with this more over the weekend, and hopefully I’ll have an EOTD or two to show you by next week.
On a sidenote, I love that they’ve covered every detail in this palette, right down to the sponge applicators:
Have you recently come across any unloved products in your collection? What’s your most-beloved makeup item, even if it’s beloved for deplorably shallow reasons like mine (the packaging is pretty and it feels very special when I cradle it in my makeup-loving hands)?