Had to Pass is a series detailing how I fall out of love and pass on products I initially intended to buy or already have in my collection. You may read more here.
When the Rustan's beauty crew first met up (read President V's account here), I added three things to my wishlist: Chanel Revelation (Shari kasi!) MAC Fix + and Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow in Metallic Laurel (Php 1850).
|Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish in Metallic Laurel via stilacosmetics.com|
This foil shadow is a divine two-step eye shadow. You take a bit of Stila eye primer, which is in oil form, and work the eyeshadow with it on the included mixing pan.
|Magnificent Metals Foil Kit photo via brightestbulbinthebox.com|
You can definitely use it without primer, and the result applies like a smattering of bigger glitter chunks over some glitter shadow. With primer, it looks other worldly. It almost looks as if you've grown a layer of crumpled foil over your skin AND I KNOW THE DESCRIPTION DOESN'T SOUND APPEALING but it looks crazy amazing!
|Primer - No Primer swacthes of Stila MMFF via escentual.com|
I'm still trying to get myself unstuck from the deep commercialism we bloggers tend to let ourselves get sucked into so I put these three things under the 3-month rule. In your love life, you're supposed to rebound a respectable three months after a break up, right? With beauty purchases, it means that you're supposed to wait 3 months after "love at first sight" BEFORE buying said products. I made this rule up to somewhat tame my more unreasonable lemmings.
And I don't know, Chanel brings out the worst in me and I'm such a slut for picking it up 1-1.5 months after seeing it. I literally couldn't get it off my mind! Stila Magnificent Metals is a different story. I intended to purchase all three items but as soon as I stepped into Rustan's I felt an ominous sense with Stila. V says local Stila doesn't seem terribly overpriced but I still begged off getting it.
I guess once I had the much more unforgettable Chanel Revelation on my hands, I realized that Stila Magnificent Metals in Metallic Laurel is precisely the reason why I made the 3-month rule. It would probably be only used once or twice in the immediate future, before completely getting lost in the blackhole that is my "non-everyday but good makeup" stash.
My wallet unclenched its opening and heaved a sigh of relief. I guess all's well that ends well.