I've said this countless times, but if you're new to my blog, then you must know, I am a sucker for limited edition/cute packaging. My favourite thing about blogging is photographing beautiful works of art; also known as make-up. When companies understand that make-up is sometimes not all about what's inside, I will be the first customer there to get my hands on the product.
I have to be honest, I don't know much about the Charlotte Olympia collection, but it derives from the Charlotte Olympia brand of accessories. The luxury shoe and accessory brand is famous for their vintage aesthetic and feminine charm.
Just look at that packaging. Super cute!
I decided to purchase the compact mirror on impulse, because in my head I thought I needed another compact mirror I'll never use. Just look at it though. It's a cute little 90 degree angle!
To be honest though, it wasn't really worth the money. I think it was around $16CAN, and for the flimsy plastic that it's made of, it's a definite pass. I do enjoy the mirrored gold and the design of the mirror itself, very unique.
This was the main reason the Charlotte Olympia collection got my attention. Look at the packaging for that lipstick though!! I've never seen a lipstick look like this, and I knew I needed to have it in my collection. I love acrylic containers for storing stuff, so why not an acrylic lipstick? The clear packaging with the gold accent makes this lipstick the perfect addition to a make-up hoarders collection.
This was one of the three reds in the Charlotte Olympia collection. I chose to purchase Retro Rouge, which is a very pretty brown red. The other two reds didn't stand out to me much, or were just not of my preference. Starlett Scarlet is a bright true red, which I find to look a little like an orange-red. Leading Lady Red was the deep red, which was very nice, but looked a lot like another MAC lipstick I already owned.
I'm not the biggest fan of wearing red lipsticks, but the packaging is what sold me.
The shade itself is a dark brown-red which would look great more in the fall/winter months.
What do you think of the Charlotte Olympia collection?