Make Up Store: Jubilee & Choco d’Or

Make Up Store hasn't really been getting much attention from me. That is mainly because I prefer other brands like M·A·C, NARS and MUFE when it comes to eyeshadow. I've also been boycotting them since they decided to move their store from a fully accessible location at Trondheim Torg to a new location.. with stairs at the entrance. I guess it's needless to say that I feel a tad bit excluded, that's 2010 for ya.

I had a period when I first moved to Trondheim where I would go to Make Up Store every time I had the chance. Not to buy anything, just to look at the many breathtaking colors on display. I did buy a few products eventually though, Microshadow, Cybershadow and a few Eyedusts, but I was never fully enthralled by this brand. I'm not sure why, maybe I chose the wrong colors. Because of this my products from Make Up Store have been tucked away in a drawer somewhere, collecting dust.

Usually when I decide to purchase makeup or other beauty products I've been influenced by someone else. I first saw the gorgeous Choco d'Or (brown with gold glitter) when Malin talked about it, which made me unable to forget about it. Then Aina absolutely rocked her smoky eyes done with Take Off, Jubilee (black with gold glitter) and 24 Karat, and I knew I just had to add Jubilee to my own collection. While I was there I also picked up a bottle of Mixing Liquid. I don't have any special plans for it yet, but it's useful to have a way of making my own liner out of the thousands of eyeshadows I own, or even foiling.

Make Up Store: Jubilee and Choco d'OrMUS Jubilee and MUS Choco d'Or

And for the practical information: a Microshadow holds 3.5 grams (.12 oz) of product, and cost 140,- NOK which about $24 with today's exchange rate. These eyeshadows are only sold at Make Up Store and some divisions of KICKS as far as I've understood (don't quote me on that), and unfortunately cannot be ordered online.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10