Blast from the Beauty Past: The Lip Collection by Bourjois Paris
I used to love doing a Ghosts from Christmas Past Collections on Musings. But my stash has grown so much that it proves impossible to remember what was from a Holiday Collection and what wasn’t. I’d love an intern to catalog my entire stash for me, now that, would be brilliant.
I was rotating my stash several weeks ago in preparation for Fall and also just to spruce it up to see what needed to be tossed, donated, etc…and I came across a REAL gem. The Lip Collection by Bourjois Paris!
This was released long before I started Musings of a Muse (the site is around six years old now). I wish I could remember the exact Holiday year but unfortunately it escapes me at this point (I’d like to say 2001 or 2002 maybe). Needless to say it was when Bourjois was still sold at Sephora.
It’s a makeup roll bag made of a rich aubergine material with a bright orange ribbon tie up. It rolls out to reveal ten full size Bourjois Paris Lipsticks, a blinged out Lipstick Holder, two full size lip pencils, a lip brush, and four lipglosses.
At this point, I would chance using the products since they are quite old but I’ve kept the set because it’s just too beautiful. I can’t recall the price either but believe it was around $150-$200. It kinda brought back memories of a better time in makeup sets for me…
Don’t get me wrong the monster sets that are available now at such cheap prices are incredible. But I really loved when Holiday Collections truly were limited edition and had some value behind purchasing and owning them. Nowadays LE products, sets, palettes seem so terribly disposable. The experience isn’t quite the same.
Either way…this set really made me smile. It felt like a better time in beauty.
Does anyone remember it?
What’s the oldest set, palette, or makeup item in your stash?
Do you feel the beauty world has changed a bit in regards to LE Collections and products?