I was admiring my NARS haul that I showed you the other day. In particular, I was admiring the Tzarine eyeshadow duo. It looked so perfect with all the hetchmarks intact and looking pristine and beautiful.
I admired it for all of 10 minutes (to enable me to take the requisite photos) before I dug right into it for swatches and to try it on my eyes.
I guess I don’t have too much sentimental value for new products. On the other hand, there are very pretty palettes that the brands have been churning out in the past year that make it almost impossible to dig into.
A year ago, it was the Clarins face palette, and this year, we have had the Guerlain Cherry Blossom blush, Dior Dentelle Face powder and Dentelle eyeshadow palette, Lancome O my Rose blush and the latest Lancome La Rose Deco blush amongst others. Palettes that are so pretty, you feel awful using them because they don’t look as pretty anymore once used.
For me, I pretty much use my new stuff quite quickly, even the pretty ones, once I have the time to dig into them and enjoy them. Its not hard but sometimes I do have to close my eyes and take a swipe before my resolve falters. For me, makeup can only be truly appreciated when its used, not when its left in its pristine condition.
But if you find it hard to use a pretty palette, I do know of people who buy doubles of palettes with pretty designs. One to use and one to keep. Perhaps in their display cabinet? Hey don’t knock it – we all have our hobbies! 😀 Mine’s bags 😛
What’s your position? How quickly (or slowly) do you dig into your new purchases… if you even do? 😉