Presenting all the pretty colours that are in for spring! What a happy, fun post to put together. I had to run out and buy something yellow because — can you believe it? — I had none. What shade are you most excited to wear this season? I’m all about the Dusk Blue and African Violet. Enjoy all the eye candy, and don’t forget to leave me tips on how you wear these colours.
Emerald: Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Emerald ($10.95 at drugstores / used here) Grayed Jade: Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in 06 Rock Angel ($3.99 at drugstores) Tender Shoots: MAC Eyeshadow in Swimming (CAD $14.50 / US $12 for a refill pan at MAC stores and counters) Lemon Zest: Annabelle Studio Pigment in LOL (around $8 at drugstores)
Dusk Blue: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Periwinkle ($26 at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sears); Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 008 Light Blue ($5.99 at drugstores) Monaco Blue: MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in #20 ($26 at Sephora); Lancôme Artliner in 400 Azure ($37 in counters May 2013) African Violet: Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in 09 Lavish Lilac ($19 at Sephora and Clinique counters); Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm ($16 at online)
Linen: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bikini-tini ($24 at Sephora); Marcelle Velvety Eye Shadow + Primer in Primer Rose ($15.95 at drugstores); Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 005 Nude($5.99 at drugstores). Poppy Red: Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in 110 ($7.99 at drugstores) Nectarine: shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme shine in ob dream orange ($36 at Holt Renfrew and online); MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in #N40 ($22 at Sephora)
I admit that spring is personally my least favourite makeup season. Typically there is a deluge of pastels, which isn’t the most flattering for anyone with darker than medium skin. However, looking at the Spring 2013 visuals, there is something to be excited about. There are your typical collections (Dior, Laura Mercier) where everything is pink, but you can’t deny that these looks are so pretty! I’m glad to see bright watermelon pinks from Chanel and Lancôme, not to mention that insane bright turquoise eyeliner on Emma Watson. We’re seeing a lot of greens and blues in eyeshadows as well (Bare Minerals, Giorgio Armani, YSL). Clarins‘ vampy wintery look is so surprising and looks totally out of place in this visual board. shu uemura is — as expected — bringing all colours under the rainbow and feather-everything (!!!). The most interesting collection to me is NARS. Anticipated by many to think outside the (colour) box, NARS is featuring saturated matte powders, including a glorious bright orange eyeshadow and deep berry blush (swatches on Makeup and Beauty Blog).
What Spring 2013 look and collection are you most excited about?
Meet Lancôme Erika F Eyeshadow, a product with a huge cult following especially in the US, where it isn’t available. It is green, gold, grey, taupe all woven together to make a beautiful eyeshadow.
This is my life right now. I’m a little afraid to ask the Lancôme counter if this is sold here in Canada. I’m a little afraid of how I’ll feel if they say the N word. What will I do then? Do I start asking for a custom purchase from my international blog friends? Do I start looking on eBay? Should I travel to Europe just to find this beautiful creature of an eyeshadow? What. Will. I. Do?