I am wearing sparkling raspberry and gold nail polish for Valentine’s Day. I love the rich colors and the glitz, but I am starting to yearn for warmer weather and softer colors of clothes and makeup!
Many current winter and spring cosmetics are made of soft shades and textures. I was sent the below products for my honest opinion — and I can honestly say that I am loving this look!
Laura Mercier’s 2014 Spring Colour Story is called Spring Renaissance. It provides all of the essentials for a flawless, youthful appearance.
The inspiration for this collection is that the spring brings a new day, a new beginning and a new you. It’s a time to reinvent yourself with shades that shine and shimmer and colours that cast a happy, youthful glow. The look is warm and fresh tints of colour, with glowing, luminous skin.
What I think: I was lucky to test the Metallic Crème Eye Colour ($23 USD) It is a lightweight, non-greasy, lush metallic formula that floats across the eye leaving a gorgeous, shimmering sheen. I really love the shade Golden Mist. It is a limited edition shade that is so pretty swept across my whole eyelid, with our without a contour color.
Bobbi Brown’s Nude Glow Collection features three sets of products designed to add luminosity and brighten your look during the winter months.
In the above photo, you can see the Limited Eye Palettes in Crystal, Nude and Bronze and the Sheer Lip Color in Pink Flush, Pink Gold and Pink Rose. These are the products from the collection I tested.
What I think: The eye palettes are gorgeous. I love layering a sparkly color over a shimmer or matte. So pretty for going out. The Lip colors are sheer and pretty! I love the Pink Gold, but they are all gorgeous!
The collection is available now at all Bobbi Brown counters and on www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
Tarte’s spring collection is full of beautiful, fresh hues and products. There are eight beautiful shades of the cheek stain (Fearless, a pink-coral is my favorite) and eight matching shades in the Power Pigment lip crayon. The colors are all gorgeous!
The Spring collection also includes the be MATTEnificent colored clay eye & cheek palette. This includes fresh, pretty colors. I haven’t tried the palette, but I might have to pick it up!
What I think: Beautiful colors for any complexion and the formulas stay all day. Love!
butter LONDON Boho Rock Collection — Unleash your Bohemian spirit. This gorgeous assortment of nail lacquer and cosmetics combines luxurious neutrals with ethereal textures for an earthy and feminine finish. The collection takes neutrals to the next level with soft, shimmering shades that accentuate every skin tone. The collection includes:
Nail Lacquer in Goss (NEW!), Trallop (NEW!), Keen (NEW!), Trifle (NEW!), Lucy in the Sky (NEW!) and Lushington (NEW!) ($15 each)
LIPPY Tinted Balm in Mush (NEW!), Nutter (NEW!) and Teddy Boy (NEW!)($20 each)
WINK Eye Pencil in Earl Grey (NEW!), Twigged (NEW!), Union Jack Black and Brown Sugar($18 each)
WINK Cream Eye Shadow in Earl Grey (NEW!), Twigged (NEW!), Treacle (NEW!) and English Rose (NEW!) ($18 each)
WINK Mascara in Union Jack Black and Brown Sugar ($20 each)
CHEEKY Cream Blush in Honey Pie ($20)
What I think: My favorite products is the dark peach lipstick called Mush and the peach crème nail polish called Keen. So fresh and pretty for spring.
The collection is available at www.butterlondon.com