Collector's Edition: My Engraved Face Powders!

By Tina A. - January 15, 2013





One side of mine that I've not really shared with you, is that I'm an avid collector. I'm not kidding, I use to collect stamps and comic books as a kid (not referring to them as graphic novels, cos let's face it, it was just "Archie"), magazines later on, those Titanic movie stickers (I think I'm still missing one of those), you name it!

Of course, I've since grew up (well, I still hold on to my Titanic stickers...), so I've moved on to things like shoes and coffee table books. And of course, makeup! You know, like the proper "grown-up" stuff! :)

So, I thought I'd share with you one part of my beauty collection that I'm most proud of: it's none other than my limited edition, for the most part, engraved face powders. Yes, I have no problem admitting that a lovely carved design lures in me at the drop of a hat, because these are so much more than makeup items in my eyes: they're mini works of art! In fact, some of them are so lovely that I've yet to dip a brush or finger into them - hence the lack of swatch photos! I do intend to try all of them out though... juuuust not today!

1: Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer in Goddess, L'Oreal Glam Bronze Bronzing Powders in 302 Medium and 303 Dark
2: Lumière Sculptée de Chanel Highlighting Powder
3: (from top left) MAC My Paradise Cheek Powder, MAC Summer Rose Beauty Powder, MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder, The Body Shop Roseflower Blush in Pink, Holika Holika blush in 01 and Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural.

Hope you enjoyed this post - let me know if you'd like to see more of these in the future!

Do you collect specific limited edition beauty or beauty related items?

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24 comments

  1. This post is right up my alley!! Beautiful collection!! And yes, please share more!

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    1. @MM Curator: Hehe, I knew you'd enjoy it the most of all people! I'll try to make a few more collector-type posts! :) x

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  2. I was like that as a child and I remain exactly the same. But growing up my love for make up grew bigger than my need to collect. So I still want and "need" pretty stuff but now I am also using them lol. Lovely collection my dear, I feel such envy right now lol. Please share more with us :D

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    1. @smugnificent: Lol, yep, I know what you mean - that's why I have these little "babies" and...the rest of the stuff which I actually use on a day to day basis and won't mind if they get nicked every now and then! :DDD Ok, yes, I'm ocd, clearly! Ahaha!!! xx

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  3. Tina! Amazing collection! I only have one or two engraved face powder sitting in my collection untouched because they are too pretty. Yours are truly impressive~

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    1. @Jacq H: I knew I couldn't be the only one that doesn't use them for fear of ruining the designs! Hehe, I feel somewhat better now! And thank you! :) x

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  4. I think my heart just skipped a beat...!!I don't consider myself a serious collector as such. I do like my LE packaging items but this is quite the collection hun!Absolutely lovely. I am especially jealous of the Sonia Kashuk and the MAC My Paradise powder!!

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    1. @Athina: What can I say, I'm a sucker for an engraved anything, truly! Of course, LE packaging is always appreciated (unless its target age group is 12-17, ahem MAC), but these take that LE factor a step (or 10) even further!
      xx

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  5. Haah I know what you mean about not wanting to use products that have patterns engraved in them. Just so pretty

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. @Leanne Marie: I always tell myself "this week I'll wear this and show it some love", but I never actually bring myself round to that!

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  6. Such a cute collection! They are all so elegant and lovely!!! I love collecting beautiful things too!!!My mum says I have tons of useless stuff...useless??But I love to look at them...and in the case of makeup use them on my face :) xx Menia

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    1. @Domniki Chatzaki: Useless? Noooo!!! Never!!!
      PS: Give her some of what you don't use up that often and she'll change her mind quickly, is what I did with my mum, hehehe!!! She never complains now!!! ;) x

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  7. great review! :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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  8. Να πω οτι δε σε νιωθω! Παντα ειχα την μανια να συλλεγω (και να μαζευω απλα) πραγματα -τα περισσοτερα αχρηστα. τι αυτοκολλητα μαριμαρ/παολινα κτλ, τι μικι μαους (δεν εχω πεταξει ουτε ενα).. ο,τι μπορεις να φανταστεις! τωρα μαζευω μολυβια και τετραδια!
    τι γλυκουλες που ειναι οι φωτογραφιες! πολυ ομορφα!

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    1. @ElenaKat: αυτο, να το ψαξουμε, ε? Οχι τιποτα αλλο, αλλα μας βλεπω σε λιγα χρονακια να γινουμε hoarders, ενα βημα πριν τα τραγικα που βλεπουμε στα ¨Καθαρα Σπιτια¨, loool! xx

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  9. judging from my make up stash, I have many many lipsticks, all kinds of shades. It hasn't started as a collection, but now I consider it as a proper one. I have the TBS blush myself too, a lovely blush

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    1. @Pink_Fish: Yes, that's exactly how I got started, and a few purchases down the line you're like "ok, this new item just has to join the rest of them, it can't get away"! :)

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  10. As Tali would say, this is pure makeup porn! hehe

    I really can't decide which of them I like looking at the most, it's probably either the Chanel highlighter or the Physicians Formula heart compact! The cat engraving on the Holika blush is the cutest though!

    I'd love to see more posts with your collectable items, be it makeup or coffee table books ;)

    xx xx

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    1. @Evi: I had to share my kinky makeup side at some point, lmao! :DDDD
      Yep, I've already decided on a few other themes, I hope everyone enjoys them as much as this!!! :)

      xoxoxo

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  11. ωραία συλλογή!!! το μεσαίο στην πρώτη φώτο εχει τέλει print!

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    1. @T the Beauty Queen: Yπεροχο, σωστα? Ειχα παθει την πλακα μου οταν το ειχα πρωτοδει!!!

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  12. Awww the one with the cat engraving is so adorable!! It looks so magical <3
    xxxxxxx

    http://segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. @Le Petite Moustache: Holika Holika make some cute engraved blushes, I saw the new owl print, so cute too!!!

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