I had no real desire to go into Make Up Store (That’s the name. Really.) when we first saw it being erected in The Podium, but I changed my mind when I learned it was from Sweden. I clicked around their website once and got interested in their Microshadows (eyeshadows, basically). And if you follow my other blog, I made a promise to myself not to buy anything that was not of the 4 items listed on the post. Obviously, I failed… but I’m just going to try again soon. 🙂
Maybe I should save it for another post, but I have cut out one habit that I feel makes me buy more stuff. This habit is: browsing makeup counters. I am now actively trying to only look at makeup in a physical store with an intention to buy something (a product I read about, want to try, etc.), and not to browse and end up buying 15 things by “just looking.” But there, that is not a part of this post.
Anyway, I finally made a trip to Make Up Store! And I left with two Microshadows, a lipstick, and I gave my sister a nail varnish because I needed just a few more hundred bucks (like $5) to get the membership card. The nail varnish is around $15 but I’d rather get that—something we both wanted—than a car freshener—the only thing in the store that was around the price range that I needed.
These are the two microshadows* I got, L-R: Monty and Touch. I’ll explain to you why I got them. Monty was the first shade I tried. During the whole time I swatched maybe 20 different shades, I kept marveling at how pretty Monty was. When I decided on Touch, I said “What the heck” and finally got Monty, too.
Now, why did I even feel compelled to get Touch? When I first swatched it, I thought it was a pretty good “dupe” for Breathtaking, which is the beautiful white “golden snowflake.” I love this shadow and I always feared the day I would run out of it, because that would mean I’d have to get a new duo, and I don’t want to because I don’t really use the green shade.
(Or, I guess live with the loss. But I’m not mature enough for that.)
Anyway, here are swatches. What do you think?
Swatches, L-R: Make Up Store Microshadow in Touch, bareMinerals READY 2.0 The Scenic Route: Breathtaking
I think it’s a passable dupe. Breathtaking is a lot more complex and opaque. I love how Touch managed to capture the golden sheen of Breathtaking that made me love it. I think I just have to pack this on a little bit more to get the same effect as Breathtaking.
Here’s a size comparison between the circular single eyeshadows I own. (I don’t have too many.) From L-R: Make Up Store Microshadow in Monty, Le Métier de Beauté in Alexandrite, MAC in Trax, Rouge Bunny Rouge in Solstice Halcyon.
OK, so here’s the cream lipstick in Redwood. I don’t have a nude pink yet, so I thought I ought to grab it. I love that it doesn’t wash me out, even with my medium skin tone and that it’s a good non-drying texture. It’s a bit more expensive than how much MAC lipsticks retail here.
So, that’s it. I am weak.
If you’re interested in checking out the store, it’s located in The Podium, 3/F I believe.
Full Disclosure: All items on this post were purchased by me. Sadly. I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any of the mentioned companies and brands; all opinions my own, etc.