I have a confession to make. This might seem odd for someone that obsesses about makeup as much as I do, but I have never owned a single item from any of the limited edition collections from MAC. I have many things from the permanent line, but the limited edition collections have never captured my attention strongly enough to make me pull out my Visa card….that is, until The Simpsons collection came out this past fall. I am a certifiable Simpsons fanatic. I started watching it when I was a kid and never stopped. I reference the show on a near daily basis. I even wrote my Master’s thesis on The Simpsons.
Want to hear another bizarre confession? I didn’t buy anything from the collection when it came out!!! What is wrong with me?! My two great loves, makeup and The Simpsons, united in a once-in-a-lifetime, never-to-be-seen-again collection, and I passed it up. Why? The timing of this collection really wasn’t great for me. It launched late-August/early-September, and I had just been on a major shopping bender in Vancouver and needed to start saving for Christmas. So, I let the collection pass me by and deeply regretted it.
Luckily for me the universe has a way of sorting these situations out. My Dad, who does most of his Christmas shopping on eBay, surprised me with this:
A brand new, still-in-the-box eyeshadow quad from The Simpsons collection! I don’t have any swatch photos to post, because I’ve decided to keep this one pristine and add it to my Simpsons collection rather than my makeup collection. Even though the dark shade on the right (Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag) looks divine, I can’t bear to mess up the surface and ruin the imprinted design. I love that they made Marge the focus of the collection since she’s usually overshadowed by the other characters.
Thanks Mom and Dad!