Elizabeth Arden Summer Look Collection Featuring One of My Favorite New Products | Looks, Photos, Products Swatches

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The Elizabeth Arden Summer 2014 Summer Escape Collection has some really fun nautical themed packaging. As soon as I saw the boxes I knew this was going to be a fun collection. Open up the boxes and all the products aside from the mascara have their own touch of this nautical look and are a mix of sandy neutrals and vivid maritime hues.

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The collection includes:

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LIMITED EDITION Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder ($45.00 CAD) in Warm Glow 01 (Pink & Gold Pearls), Deep Glow 02 (Gold & Copper Pearls)

A silky smooth, baked mineral bronzing powder with a unique marbleized design instantly brightens skin with a hint of sun-kissed radiance. Infused with antioxidants for a natural healthy-looking glow, the baked mineral powder provides weightless, transparent coverage. Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder is presented in a navy blue, nautical printed compact complete with a deluxe-sized kabuki bronzing brush.

  • Green Tea Extract: provides antioxidant benefits to help protect against the visible signs of aging and promote a healthy, radiant glow.
  • Mica Minerals: helps to illuminate and brighten the skin for a more youthful look.
  • Soft Focus Microspheres: help blur skin’s imperfections, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

LIMITED EDITION Pure Finish Cool Radiance Highlighter ($35.00 CAD) in First Mate 01 (Pearl Opalescent Pink)

A cool-to-the-touch creamy highlighter stick that illuminates and enhances the complexion with a soft, dewy radiance, this multipurpose makeup while adding a rosy pearlescent glow to eyes, cheeks and lips. The subtle opalescent pink is a universally flattering shade that boosts brightness for a naturally luminous finish. Pure Finish Cool Radiance Highlighter is housed in a navy blue, nautical printed twist-up package.

  • Marine Extract and high water content delivers a cooling sensation that instantly soothes the skin on contact, and helps to limit water loss by providing protection to the skin’s barrier.
  • Mica Minerals help to illuminate and brighten the skin for a more youthful look.

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LIMITED EDITION Beautiful Color Gloss Stick ($23.00 CAD) Coral Reef 01 (Bright pinky-coral), Pink Sky 02 (Neutral rose with shimmer)

Beautiful Color Gloss Sticks combine the convenience of a lip pencil with the rich payoff of a lipstick and the shine of a lip gloss in just one stroke. This soft and creamy lip colour is infused with mineral pigments for high coverage and conditioners that leave lips feeling smoothed and hydrated. Conveniently packaged with a sharpener.

  • Mineral Pigments: provide vibrant colour.
  • Plant-based emollients: condition and provide a moisturizing feel.
  • Mica Minerals: Illuminates and brightens the lips with glossy shine.

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LIMITED EDITION Pure Finish Cream Eye Shadow ($25.00 CAD) in Sand Dollar 01 (Soft Peachy-Coral Shimmer), Overboard 02 (Vibrant Pearl Blue), Anchors Away 03 (Metallic Bronze)

Luxuriously creamy, these highly pigmented eye shadows impart vivid, long-lasting colour to the eyelids. Each gorgeously vibrant hue glides on smoothly and sets for long lasting colour. Enriched with Aloe and Vitamin E, the creamy formula helps soothe and protect the eye area, while providing comfortable wear. Pure Finish Cream Eye Shadow comes in a clear glass pot with a navy, nautical printed screw cap.

  • Mineral Pigments and Flexible Silicon Polymers: deliver rich, pearlized colour with a luxuriously smooth and even application.
  • Aloe: soothes and comforts the sensitive eye area.
  • Vitamin E: provides antioxidant benefits to protect against visible signs of skin aging.

LIMITED EDITION Beautiful Color Define and Highlight Eyeliner Duo ($28.00 CAD) in Midnight Sail 01 (Navy Blue/Pearlized Champagne)

Define and highlight eyes with one convenient dual-ended pencil that features a deep shade to line the upper lash line with intense colour, and a light complementary shade to illuminate the lower lash line. The blendable, high pigment colours glide on with smooth creamy application for comfortable wear.

  • Jojoba and Cotton Seed Oils: condition and protect the skin.
  • Vitamin C and E: help neutralize free radicals to protect against visible signs of skin aging.
  • Mica Minerals: help to illuminate and brighten the eye area for a more youthful look.

LIMITED EDITION SHADE Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara ($30.00 CAD) in Ocean Blue 03 (Rich Pearlized Blue)

Brighten the eyes with Elizabeth Arden’s best-selling mascara in a limited edition, pearlized brilliant blue hue. Powered by a potent complex of peptides, this luxurious, multi-dimensional mascara immediately volumizes, lengthens and curls the appearance of lashes and is clinically proven to enhance the look of lash length, density and curl with continued use.1 The clump free, flake free formula protects lashes and delivers 3x the lash volume in just 15 days.2 After 15 days, women saw a 156% increase in lash curl,3 while 92% of women saw volumized, lifted and longer looking lashes.4 Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara comes in a sleek gold tube that is embossed with the brand’s red door emblem.

  • Triple Peptide Complex: is a potent complex of vitamin fortified Peptide Biotinyl-GHK and Panthenol that conditions, strengthens and lengthens the look of lashes, increases volume and helps diminish lash loss.
  • Carob Tree Extract: strengthens and protects lashes.

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Rebecca Restrepo, Elizabeth Arder Global Makeup Artist, has created two looks for the Summer Escape Collection and I thought it would be fun to recreate them.

Summer Escape:

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Wearing Anchors Away in my crease is too shimmery for my hooded lids but the shade is beautiful. To make this look work better for me I would need to incorporate a matte shade in my crease. I am absolutely loving the vibrant effect of the blue mascara and the coral lip gloss pencil is TO DIE FOR!

Pink Sky:

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The Pink Sky Look omits Anchors Away in the crease but since I did the Summer Escape Look first, and I was feeling lazy, I left the eye look the same. Once again the Beautiful Color Gloss Stick is incredible. I am going to put this in bold so it doesn’t get missed in this large post: You need to go check out these Elizabeth Arden limited edition Beautiful Color Gloss Sticks in Coral Reef and Pink Sky. They are must haves. They over the colour coverage of a lipstick with the intense shine of a gloss. These pics do not do the gloss of these justice. And the best part, the part that really blew me away, the colour AND shine of these gloss sticks last for hours. I mean two hours later my lips looked exactly the same. Even as they wear off a bit as hours go on the shine remains. I am madly in love with these and wish there were more than two shades!

Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Color Collection 2014 will be available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson`s Bay, Sears, and London Drugs for a limited time beginning March 2014.

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Clarins Spring 2014 Opalescence Collection | Photos, Swatches, Review

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The Spring 2014 Clarins Opalescence Collection has some stunning new products to ease your way into spring. I am mesmerized by the stunning packaging on the Limited Edition Face and Blush Powder. It has the most amazing holographic opalescent top on the compact. I have a selection of items from the collection to share with you. There is also a Limited Edition Vibrant Light Eye Quartet and new permanent Cream Blushes released with the collection as well. I am so interested in the cream blushes. If you have tried them please let me know your thoughts on them in the comments.

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The Limited Edition Face & Blush Powder ($40 CAD) is a smooth matte powder that has a soft finish that doesn’t look at all powdery or chalky. The powder consists mainly of a light peach base with accents of coral and brown. The gold seen is just an overspray that is very easily removed. You can build up this powder to use as a blush or contour but I find it is best used all over the complexion. It even works on my fair skin this way when applied lightly. Applied a little more heavily I can achieve a more natural sun kissed effect on my skin. I think what makes this beautifully designed collectors palette release unique is that it has a matte finish. It’s something we don’t see often enough.

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Clarins Spring 2014 Face & Blush Powder | Peach, Coral, Brown individually, swirled together.

There are three new permanent shades of the Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick ($27 CAD) being released with the collection. This is my first experience with this formula and WOW do I ever love it! It is so glossy. It offers a nice amount of sheer pigment and has a light fruity scent. It feels more like a lip balm than a lipstick. It is so hydrating with all the lip care ingredients. I love having the shine and transparency of a gloss with the convenience and feel of a balmy lipstick. The shade shown is 21 Pink Orchid. The other two shades are 19 Tropical Pink and 20 Coral Tulip.

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The collection also includes a two new permanent shades of Gloss Prodige ($ CAD) 11 Coral Tulip and 12 Crystal. Crystal is a completely clear gloss without shimmer. I’m not a fan of clear glosses myself but if you are then you will love the Gloss Prodige formula which has a smooth gel finish and is non sticky. You can see in the swatches below that the Joli Rouge Lipstick is so glossy that you can’t even see a real difference adding the clear gloss on top.

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Clarins Joli Rouge in Pink Orchid on left. Pink Orchid Joli Rouge with Gloss Prodige in Crystal layered on top on the right.

There is a new permanent shade of Clarins Mineral Eye Shadow ($22 CAD) released with the collection called Smokey Plum. It is a smokey grey plum taupe. Lovely and complex. It applied with nice pigmentation and shimmer dry and more metallic when applied wet.

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I already introduced you to the Clarins Instant Light Radiance Booster in Rose ($37 CAD) in my Top Ten Tuesday Top 10 Primers post. This opalescent pink translucent fluid feels hydrating and gives skin a lovely radiance. It feels really light and I adore the finish of the Rose shade. This is a new permanent product released with the spring collection and it also comes in Champagne and Peach. I am dying to see how the other shades look.

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Collection available now at Clarins counters.

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Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2014 Rouge Volupté and Rouge pur Couture Vernis a Lévres | Photos, Swatches, Review

The Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2014 Collection brings us many new lip products to swoon over. One of the (many) things YSL excels at is lip products. Some of my all time favourite lip formulas are from the brand. I have three new lip products from the Spring collection to show you. Two of the four new permanent shades of Rouge Volupté lipstickN° 31 Fuchsia Tourbillon/Fuchsia Storm and N° 32 Corail Jalouse/Jealous Coral as well as the also now permanent, Rouge pur Couture Vernis a Lévres Glossy Stain in N° 33 Bourgogne Artistique.

The Rouge Volupté lipstick ($39 CAD$34 US) formula is a highly pigmented, ultra creamy formula. It leaves lips looking plump and feeling hydrated. The opaque pigments always make an impact. I prefer less slip to my lipsticks but if you love a silky, highly creamy formula than Rouge Volupté is for you. Wear time varies greatly depending on what you’re doing since they do transfer because of the creaminess. If you aren’t eating, drinking, etc. then you can get a few hours of wear. These new shades for spring are so playful and bright that I am yearning for warm weather and finding myself beginning to love this formula!

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Rouge Volupté Lipstick in N° 31 Fuchsia Tourbillon/Fuchsia Storm and N° 32 Corail Jalouse/Jealous Coral

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One of my all time favourite lip formulas is the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge pur Couture Vernis a Lévres Glossy Stain ($36 CAD/$34 US).  Bourgogne Artistique seems a strange colour choice for spring for me but hey, who cares! It is one sexy, vampy wine that will pair nicely with the soft spring shades of the Pivoine Crush Eye Palette. This is a shade I can love year long. It looks amazing on fair skin!

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Rouge Volupté Lipstick in N° 31 Fuchsia Storm and N° 32 Jealous Coral and Rouge pur Couture Vernis a Lévres Glossy Stain in Bourgogne Artistique

The YSL Spring 2014 Collection becomes available in Canada this month, February 2014, at Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, and select Sephora and Murale locations.

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