Each year in December, the dearest and I take one Friday off, drop the spitfire off at school and spend the entire day Christmas shopping. Of course I had to make a quick side trip into the Cosmetics Company Outlet. This store holds overstocks and past collections from Estee Lauder and brands owned by Estee Lauder (like Bobbi Brown, Origins, Clinique, and MAC). The dearest found the Sony store and we agreed to meet in 30 minutes.
I picked up a few of the Estee Lauder nail polishes from last Spring's collection (I'll post about those later). I skipped by Clinique because, well, lets face it - I really only buy Clinique nowadays when they have their gifts with purchase. And I picked up a few MAC polishes and Dazzleglasses (I love the shimmer!). Just a note - if you live near one, may still have the older MAC pigment packaging, which hold a lot more than the current packaging in stores now. And they have many of the permanent colors. I picked up Rose and Melon there in the recent past.
After I met up with the darling again and kept shopping I found the Lancome store. I don't really wear Lancome. When I was younger, spending my hard-earned allowance money on Wet 'n Wild makeup, my mom wore Lancome. I always thought of it as "mom makeup". Well, guess what? I am now a mom and close in age to how old my mom was when I started wearing makeup. So, I went in. I passed over the battery powered makeup and settled on a quad.
|Kissed by Copper|
Expose - top left - is a very shimmery ivory. It is also quite sheer. I did a few passes on my hand to swatch, and I could barely get it to show up, although the shimmer definitely showed up.
Golden Lust - bottom left - is a metallic copper. This one is also very pigmented, soft and blends great. This one has a very high shine when applied.
Lounging - bottom right - is a neutral camel-color with *very* subtle shimmer. Very sparse shimmer, you have to look hard for it, it's mostly matte. This one is very pigmented and very soft and blended out beautifully. It's slightly darker and slightly rosier than my skin color. This would be a great lid color.
Chocolat - top right - is a rich chocolate brown with some subtle shimmer. It swatched a bit chalky, but it evened out with a bit of blending.
I foresee quite a bit of usage from this quad. It's great for everyday wear, and can be blinged up a bit for nighttime wear with some liberal usage of Golden Lust. Do I care that it's from last year? Nah. A bargain is a bargain!
(this post was posted twice, I'm having some technical difficulties)