Two throwbacks, one post.

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I know, am I not the alcoholic deadbeat dad of blog writing right now? Ah well. Apologies will get us nowhere. ANYWAY, let’s talk about these two lip products I have: the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 and the Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in the shade Obvi.

Besides the fact that these are both really good products (and yes, I think you should go out and buy them), one of the reasons I find them so interesting (and the reason why I gave this post this title) is that they kind of represent two throwback eras which I absolutely love.

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Lancôme shakes it up.

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The Lancome Juicy Shakers are actually something that I’ve been patiently waiting to arrive in Malaysia, ever since I saw some makeup artists posting about them on Instagram. It ended up taking some time but the second I saw the posters of Lily Collins come up, I had to snap some up.

First things first, the packaging is really gimmicky. Let’s just get that out of the way. But you know what? I don’t see the problem with caving in to gimmicks once in a while and as far as I’m concerned, this is at least a cute, creative gimmick. The cocktail shaker design reminds me of products from the 1950s when they used to have lipsticks and powder compacts designed to look like pianos and seashells. Maybe I wouldn’t want all my lipsticks to be shaped like something or other but cosmetics– just like mobile phones– have been getting way too homogenous lately. I’m glad Lancome decided to shake it up a bit!

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