LORAC Wild For TANtalizer® Collection ($39 USD) — This limited-edition set contains all the warm-weather must-haves including an eye shadow quad with shimmering gold and bronze eye shadows, a limited-edition animal-print face bronzer, TANtalizer Lips With Benefits Gloss in a super sexy peach-bronze shade, and an exotic canvas bag with animal-print details.
I love the colors in this set. The eye shadow palette give a sexy, smoky eye and the bronzer and lip gloss are light and glowy. Perfect for hot summer nights! Available at www.loraccosmetics.com.
I have been lucky to try some fab products from the new Simply Vera Vera Wang COSMETICS collections, including the ones below. The shades and formulas are shimmery and so summery! I love:
Simply Vera Vera Wang COSMETICS Illuminating Powder Blush ($19.50 USD) — Give cheeks a soft, radiant glow with sheer yet buildable color. Included brush helps you create the perfect illuminating color on your cheeks. Powder blush is perfect for summer because it is longer wearing than cream blush — great for summer!
Simply Vera Vera Wang COSMETICS Smoothing Lipcolor ($18.50 USD) — Glide on for rich color that reduces the appearance of fine, dry lines. This lipstick is almost like a balm because it is so moisturizing, but the colors are well pigmented.
Simply Vera Vera Wang COSMETICS Transforming Shadow Duo ($19.50 USD) — A new approach to shadow duos – the sophisticated pairs define, shape and enhance eyes. Wear individually or together. Matte and shimmering finishes provide you with options.
The only thing that I don’t care for about this collection are that the many shades are numbered and do not have actual names. It’s kind of confusing that way! Available at Kohl’s store and www.kohls.com.
BECCA Cosmetics Balearic Love Collection — BECCA invites you to dream of distant shores and unguarded temptation with the Balearic Love Collection.
BECCA Cosmetics Mineral Blush ($32 USD) is a luxury powder for cheeks, imparting natural, luminous colour that is ultra-kind to skin. This longwearing mineral contains a hint of highlight to lift the complexion, with a delicate formula that never appears cakey or chalky. I love the Bolero color which is a demi-matte bronze. This will help enhance a tan — like the fake one I am sporting!
BECCA Cosmetics Eye Tint ($24 USD) — An ingenious eye crème with a unique formulation that glides on as a crème and sets to a powder. This long-lasting, water-resistant, crease-resistant tint is easy to apply, offering adjustable levels of sheer to high pigment colour.
This is so pretty, but it is more of a thick liquid than a cream and collects in the crease of my eye. I have to blend it out of the crease with a brush or my fingers. But it does last a fairly long time.
BECCA Cosmetics Line and Define Pencil ($23 USD) — A combination liner and brightener in one, this convenient dual-ended pencil has a soft, smooth texture that glides on easily to line, define and brighten the eyes, while blending easily. The dark side of BECCA’s Line & Define Pencil lavishly lines while the light side helps brighten and awaken tired eyes for a vibrant and youthful effect.
I have this in Cabrera – metallic bronze on one side and deep violet on the other. The colors are gorgeous and very smooth in application. I love using the Violet for the top lash and the bronze for the bottom. But, they do not last and smear under my eyes only an hour or two after wear. I tried to wear it at work one day and had to remove it shortly after arriving, because it was running down my face. So sad, because it is so pretty!
BECCA Cosmetics Nail Color ($15 USD) — This high-performance enamel coats nails with an immediate glossy shine that has superior lasting-power. With smooth, self-leveling colour that brushes evenly onto nails, BECCA Nail Colour delivers intense, fast-drying pigment for imminently wearable nails in 9 must-have colours. I love Cala Blanca (a sandy nude) for summer fingernails and Tempranillo (Plum Red) for my toes.
Purchase at www.beccacosmetics.com. Enjoy!