Mary Quant… just a teeny, practically accidental dabble…

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 14 - 2011

…you see, the Mary Quant store is next to the Liz Earle flagship store just off the Kings Road and I was mooching around killing some time before a facial.  I’d done Zara, drooled over the pastries in Pat. Val and there was really only Mary Quant left.  I would make a rubbish defence lawyer.

The first thing I was drawn to was the display cabinet filled with (mostly) eyeshadows.  They come packaged as pans, the palettes are sold separately for around £7 upwards.  Sadly, even the largest palettes didn’t really hold a great deal so I decided to just buy the pan and work out what the heck I was going to do with the shadow later.

S-36 is a pretty, neutral taupe jam packed with multicoloured sparkle.  The sparkle is smooth… simillar to what you’d find in a well-milled pigment rather than something like an UD eyeshadow.

My swatch doesn’t show the multi-coloured sparkle at all sadly.  I believe this shade is limited edition (Spring 2011) and was priced at around £7-£9 (I’ve lost my receipt, sorry!).

The second item I gravitated towards was this nail polish that charmed my inner magpie for all things sparkly.

The image above shows two coats layered over a black creme.  The glitter particles are holographic and the clear base is packed with a pink/red pearl which turns the black base a lovely aubergine/purple shade.

This is a small 5ml bottle and it set me back around the same amount as the eye shadow.

There’s only one store in the UK but you can order from them through a mail order system by giving them a call on 0207 881 9833 or emailing them at mq.shop@maryquant.co.uk


13 Responses to “Mary Quant… just a teeny, practically accidental dabble…”

  1. I love that nail varnish! So pretty.

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  2. Vicki says:

    OMG you keep giving me lemmings for all this stuff! Do they do mail order?

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  3. Robyn says:

    Ooooh, somewhere else to go and poke about it! I love that polish and the packaging for both is adorable.

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  4. Lillian says:

    Oh that nail polish is beautiful! I have some original mary Quant makeup my Mum gave me. I don’t wear it of course considering it’s age, I just look at the packaging :P

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  5. Anitacska says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand before, but the pattern on the eyeshadow is so pretty! :)

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  6. Jen says:

    I was fortunate to be around (teenager) when Quant was a legend.

    You have no idea how groovy her stuff was then! I had loads of cosmetics. And Biba too which was maybe even edgier/better. Maybe.

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  7. Leah says:

    I got some Mary Quant bits the second time around (early 90s, I think?) and one of the reds was so lush I still have a tiny bit left somewhere as I couldn’t bear to throw it away.

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  8. Oh my gosh, I think I remember Mary Quant from the 60’s when I was a tomboy kid but my sister was 12 yrs older and rockin’ the white frosty lipstick!

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  9. oh I have to visit this store on my next london trip, wasn’t aware there was a mary quant store open again in London!

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  10. jane says:

    oh didnt know mary quant did make up! The little flowers on the shadow pan is really cute

    x

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  11. Joey says:

    MUST HAVE THAT EYESHADOW! *sobs*

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  12. Sabine says:

    oooohhhh a fair bit of some teenage Saturday job money used to go on stuff like this in the 70s….Great Stuff!!!!!….powder compacts….nail varnishes…ooohhh!!!

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