Having done a bit of research on this collection for Avon from 2008, I think I know more about it now than I did at the time.
The palette exterior hasn’t withstood the test of time terribly well and if anything lets this down it is the packaging quality. However, I don’t expect that either brand anticipated it sitting in a big box for 12 years as part of a collection. The collection features the Unikko pattern which was designed in 1964 by Maija Isola (and there is a touch of Mary Quant about this which fits with the initial concept time-line) but updated and re-interpreted by Maija’s daughter, Kristina, for the collaboration with Avon. This palette is called Poppy Bloom.
There was face powder, eye colours, blush (in the same case but with pink tones), lip gloss and mascara as well as a selection of accessories (make up bags and totes). I am not sure that Marimekko has licensed with another beauty brand since but I wish they would – it’s so nice. At the time, nothing in the collection was expensive – think around about the fiver mark for each item, and neither are they expensive on resale sites – anything between £4 to £14.
The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar
The SpaceNK Advent calendar is almost here, pre-order for shipment on the 15th October with beauty gifts, worth over £700, from La Mer, Augustinus Bader, Rose Inc and more.
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