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!
We’re about to enter into kind of a touchy subject for me so steady as we go. Once upon a time, Olay used to make cosmetics on their own. Now they have partnered with Covergirl (with some truly superb products) but they used to be stand alone as well. & I loved them. For some reason, these were some of the first drugstore cosmetics that I bought which I considered grown up. These were some of my first my lips but better shades & I think my first orange-red lipstick that didn’t look crap on me. I was pretty proud of these. I’m going to place these in my 8th-10th grade region of history. & they were a very big deal.
With sleek black packaging & grown up shades (by grown up I mean not glittery, blue, or overly sparkly) they hold some fond memories. Besides the lipliner, I’d wear all of these shades today happily. The lipliner…oh man was that 80s or what? A frosted pale pink, just kill me. Anyway, these cosmetics were discontinued in 2001. You can still get some off ebay (though I wouldn’t recommend it although mine have held up wonderfully apparently) & other sites online. This line bit the dust before its time in my opinion.
The two lipsticks are from the same line but they don’t have much information on the packaging. Left is Olay Color Moist SPF 15 Lipstick in Heather 290 & on the right is Aubergine 280. They are moisturizing, well pigmented, & made me so sad that they’re gone. Look at the promise in these lipsticks! They’re lovely!
We have another lipstick & a lipliner to round out my Olay Cosmetics throwback. The lipliner is called the Olay Color Moist Lip Definer in the shade 180 Pink Lemonade. It has the black pencil which is a lot more common now than back then. Ahead of its time there. Unfortunately I wasn’t ahead of mine when I picked up a super frosted fair pink…but I think most of us have been there. The other lipstick is a beauty & still looks quite luxe. This lipstick is the Olay Total Effects SPF 15 Lipstick in Flame 420. This actually looks a lot redder on the lips but it leaves behind a nice orange stain. I still love this lipstick & it has a rich, perfect formula.
You can see from the swatches that all of these products have remained in pretty great condition & are easily still moisturizing. Notice all 3 of the lipsticks contain SPF, something I’d expect from Olay. Left to right we have Olay Color Moist SPF 15 Lipstick in Heather 290, Olay Color Moist SPF 15 Lipstick in Aubergine 280, Olay Total Effects SPF 15 Lipstick in Flame 420, & Olay Color Moist Lip Definer in the shade 180 Pink Lemonade.
With some research, it seems the Procter & Gamble Oil of Olay cosmetics line began in 1993 & ended in 2001. What a shame. I have heard some great things about the mascaras in this line (which to my knowledge I’ve never tried) & I own one forest green eyeliner from the line that I liked.
This Throwback Thursday has a note of sadness to it. What a shame this line didn’t get to thrive much as it had a great formula to these lippies at least. I’m sure it isn’t the only thing they did right. What do you think of these products? Did you ever to to try items from the Oil of Olay cosmetics line?