So when I asked you guys on twitter/facebook if you’d be interested in seeing some old school posts about makeup I used back in the day, you seemed genuinely interested. Good thing, because I’m a hoarder. You know on tv when they tell people “You need to get rid of this. I know it is a good memory but you have to let it go” or something like that? Well I held onto quite a few makeup products from back in the day & I’m excited to show you how I used them, what they looked like, & all that jazz. If you’re not interested in see my old makeup (as hip, & cool, & with it as I was back then) then feel free to check out any of my other hundreds of posts. I’ll be featuring products every Thursday for awhile so sit back & enjoy!
I believe this is my first Throwback Thursday post featuring a higher end brand. I grew up on Lancome & my mother still swears by most their products today. Because of this, I had Lancome in my life which made me feel fancy. Both of these quads were part of some kind of gift with purchase I’m sure & I adored them. I have some other quads but these were my 2 favorites. Want to make this post so special? I think Misty Mink from the Lancome Maquiriche quad which also contains Creme Lustre, Burnt Sand, & Honeymoon. I adored it then & it is still rather lovely. What makes the Lancome Color Focus Quad in Positive, Peep, Contrast, & Darkroom so special? I wore this on some of my first dates where I’m sure I looked like a harlot.
Nothing too wild on the packaging. I’m pretty sure these are still quite similar to the freebie quads they give away now right?
Lancome Maquiriche Quad left to right: Creme Lustre, Misty Mink, Honeymoon, & Burnt Sand. No primer.
From looking at the palette you can see I used the heck out of this palette especially the shade Honeymoon. I think I used it as a base shade & highlight for quite awhile. I loved Misty Mink so much…my grown up taupe collection is actually making me tear up a bit. It is like looking back at a ribbon I won in school! I loved this palette but I had very few neutrals I used frequently. This was special.
Lancome Color Focus Quad left to right: Peep, Positive, Darkroom, & Contrast. No primer.
I used this quad quite a bit in high school. I loved Positive as a base shade. Why was this a date palette? Those two extremely dark shades of course! I thought smearing them all over my lid (just kill me, really do it) was absolutely the end all be all of sex appeal. Ah to be young & in high school. I used this mostly when I was on dance team & on dates…when looking insane was apparently okay.
What were your favorite eyeshadows growing up? What palettes do you have memories tied to? Is there anything your mother (granmother, sister, aunt, etc.) used or did that rubbed off on you?