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Flashback Friday (August 2012)

***New Series Alert***

#TeamModen does a lot of hauling. You know how it goes; there's always some new release that catches our eye. But more important than just engaging in retail therapy is the ability to test and compare products so we can tell you what's worth it or not. This year in addition to current hauls - come on, quitting is for losers - I also want to look back at previous ones and let you know what I still have and if my thoughts have changed. I'm so happy that Anderson and Heidi agreed to facilitate the Moden Makeup Marketplace with me because it allowed us beauty lovers to sell or swap products we weren't showing enough love to. Of course on the other end, it gives others the chance to try some amazing products at great prices.

If you're new to Moden Makeup you might think we only started hauling in 2013, when this blog was created. No Ma'am, I've got some #throwbacks to 2012 for y'all. Let's start with this:

Sephora haul -
posted on our Facebook page August 28, 2012

T.E.A.M Imports how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

This haul was particularly special because these were my first Nars and Urban Decay products. Many many a night I was up late drooling over and adding things to my cart. Never actually checking out of course because I didn't have a credit card but that's another story. T.E.A.M Imports facilitates my beauty product lust not only by getting these online purchases for me but also by doing a crazy amount of research so that I get them at the best price.

Both of these items were limited edition. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil Stash came with five mini shadow sticks containing 2.5 grams of product each. You can take a look at Sarah's review here. Checking the Urban Decay and Sephora sites just now I'm not seeing the full size listed so I'm not sure if they've been discontinued :/ In any case, out of the five I have one left - 'Sin'.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil 'Sin' swatch -

It's gorgeous. The others I've either given away or sold. I really need to use this more often. It's a beautiful highlight shade. If you're interested in trying this type of shadow stick give the Milani Shadow Eyes a go. Both formulas are creamy, blend easily but set after a few seconds. And I mean set.

The real star of this haul was the Nars Cheek Palette 'Foreplay'. Though I have debated on whether or not to keep this numerous times during my destashing episodes I still have it. It's my first Nars anything. Colour me sentimental!

Nars Cheek Palette 'Foreplay' -
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Nars Cheek Palette 'Foreplay' -
Nars Cheek Palette 'Foreplay' swatches  -

If memory serves me correctly, the blushes/highlighter in the three smaller pans were designed to complement the blush in the larger pan; the infamous 'Orgasm'. This palette made me love mixing blushes. I feel swatches of Nars blushes never truly convey how beautiful they look on the skin. They truly blend well on the cheeks. I don't have any fulled sized Nars blushes so I can't comment on if the formula is the same. Again, I need to use this more often but funny enough I usually pack this when I'm travelling.

What can I say, dese limited edition tings does get me man.

Have you tried any of the products mentioned? What items in your collection have you been neglecting? Let us know in the comments.

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