I feel like I’ve managed to get away with surprisingly few “teaser” posts recently, but that is possibly just because I’ve been cheating & not posting at all. Either way, here’s a brief update on why there isn’t a proper post for today!
(But not an actual, proper post. Apologies.)
Clarins Rouge Eclat (Spring 2013)
Clarins Rouge Eclat Face Palette (Palette Eclat) & Rouge Eclat Lipstick (in Red Wine)
I wanted to have a teaser up for this today, but it just didn’t happen — I was up until three editing photos before I gave up and went to bed. I always overshoot collections (one of the main reasons why it takes me so long to get new material up on the blog), and the hundreds of images were just too overwhelming.
A snap review, though: Spring this year is going to be amazing. I am absolutely loving the bits of Clarins Rouge Eclat that I have on hand; from the gorgeous detailing, to the textures and pigment… the collection is quite impressive so far, even by Clarins’ own high standards.
[Finally] On Instagram: theNotice
No promises, but we’ll see how it goes. Follow here for early teasers, trivial updates, and the occasional makeup look/full-face swatch!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold & Beautiful Kit
Another “coming up”! I just got this one yesterday (haven’t even opened it up to swatch yet), but I am so smitten with the aesthetic — the entire concept is based around classic novels & book characters; how awesome is that?
Out next month (February 2013) as part of the brand’s Spring offerings.
Have a wonderful Thursday, my dears!
A quick, silly snapshot of the Bite Beauty Bite Size Discovery Set ($25 USD/$29 CAD), because what are the holidays without a few tongue-in-cheek Photoshop brushes?
I’m three-fifths through these little guys, and haven’t found an unflattering shade thus far. The set itself recently sold out online, but the shades themselves are permanent — more photos & swatches when I get a chance. If you can’t find all five in-store, the individual shades are well worth picking up, too!
(The Bite Size Discovery Set includes Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipsticks in Retsina, Musk, Shiraz, Fig, and Pomegranate, from left to right in the photo above.)
How beautiful is the Clarins Odyssey quad? The lone Eye Quartet Mineral Palette ($42 CAD) of the Odyssey collection, this gorgeous gold case contains everything you’ll need to create a stunning earth-toned eye: think chocolatey, taupey neutrals combined with a high-impact copper-gold.
Also in the Odyssey collection
Korres’ holiday gift sets don’t always feel particularly “holiday,” but they’re always gorgeous nonetheless. The full feature for this one is in the works but here’s a quick soundbite for now: the lovely rose lipgloss is a variation of Light Pink (which you may remember from last year’s holiday Cherry-Picked Lipgloss Quad), but the true stunner in this collection is the Magic Light Contouring Face Trio in Santorini.
Review/swatches soon — this face trio really is as breathtaking in person as it looks in photographs, and the rest of the set pairs well with it.
Korres Goddess Beauty Color Collection, $42 USD/$55 CAD at Sephora.com.
Coming up sometime in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future. This is a fall release, with the Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color collection, but I think it would make a great holiday gift or starter brush set!
SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Luminous Brush Set, $34.00US / $41.00 CAD (50% off).