by Michele Elyzabeth
From Giorgio Armani
Lasting Satin Lip Color
Saturate your lips with a lipstick that delivers intense color and continuous hydration for up to eight hours. Rouge D’Armani Lipstick is formulated with Giorgio Armani’s patented color bond polymer, featuring a color weave that delivers full color intensity and ultimate comfort, enhancing lips without fading and feathering. Encased in a sleek, luxe black lacquered case, its exclusive magnetic closure seals with a click.
An eight-hour wear, long-lasting lip color with a satin finish.
Use with Smooth Silk Lip Pencil
Black Ecstasy Mascara
Black Ecstasy Mascara is my favorite this month.
It’s an ultra-black, total-effect mascara with a cylindrical, multidirectional brush that captures and coats every lash with four patented multi-effect waxes for quick application, volume, length and curl. Its formula features an exclusive color-boosting polymer for the most intense black yet. It makes your eyelashes beautiful and thick without flaking or clumping. It’s also easy to remove, which is a real plus for me.
Fluid Eye Color Film
This innovative formula transforms from liquid to solid, instantly adhering to the eyelid while providing 16 hours of smudge- and crease-proof wear. Formulated with a hold booster, a creamy polymer with glycerine that allows pure color pigments to blend together seamlessly and stay on lids, this tint is infused with a color vibrancy booster, which is enriched with natural pigments and pearls. This unique complex works together to evenly disperse high-density color. This eye tint features dynamic runway-inspired shades that can be used as an eye shadow or eyeliner, or layer them together for natural to glamorous looks.
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio
An exclusive set of three ultra-blendable, creamy sticks that glide effortlessly onto skin for targeted, precise application and a totally even finish.
I love using contouring products. Smashbox has made it easy to do so by creating shadows, highlight mimics light reflection to pull features forward, and bronze provides a smooth transition that eliminates the look of harsh lines. The result is flawlessly shaped features from defined-looking cheekbones to a seemingly perfected nose to the appearance of a sculpted jawline. The kit also includes a how-to insert with simple instructions for achieving the best look for your face shape. This set is exclusively available at Sephora.
From Bobbi Brown:
More subtle than the Shimmer Brick but with the same overall brightening effect of the finishing powde, this creates a lit-from-within glow plus a hint of color.
Brightening Brick in Pink combines the warmth of a bronzer and the soft flush of a blush to give light skin tones gorgeous, subtle luminosity. It is perfect for fair skin. Apply on cheeks with the Face Blender Brush, and to the rest of the face for a subtle luminosity.
Sheer Lip Color
The sheer lip look of the season – introducing a lightweight formula for lips with a nourishing shine. Luxurious butters and oils improve the overall condition of lips, instantly and over time. Glides on smoothly and evenly for hours of feather-free wear.
Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick delivers standout eyes any time. Comes in a super-convenient, swivel-up stick in seven colors.
Eye brows are back. Check out the Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil; an automatic pencil designed with a unique slant tip for ultra-precise definition. It’s formulated with a combination of waxes and emollients so it won’t smudge or fade. Use the flat side of the pencil to shape the beginning of the brow and the pointed tip to define the edges of the brow.
From Lancome Paris:
Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 shadow & Liner Palette.
Creates bright, luminous eyes which delivers pure color for a lustrous finish. This 8-hour wear
Shimmering, lustrous pearls provide an intense, radiant finish.
From Pür Minerals:
Last but not least, here are my picks from the new Pür Minerals Spring collection.
Double Ego Dual-Ended Eyeliner. It gives your eyes a dramatic look. Dry mineral tip gives smudge-proof definition. Liquid liner gives bold intensity that glides on easily. It comes in 8 shades. Apply color using soft, short strokes starting from the inner corner of the eye and working towards the outer corner.
I love to play with colors. My recommendation is to treat yourself to the Secret Crush Eye Shadow Palette.
This ultrachic shadow collection gives you eight crushworthy earth tones and velvety satins. Secret Crush brings an undeniable element of intrigue to your everyday look.
Liquid Veil 4-in-1 Spray Foundation is just fantastic!
It delivers ultra-light, skin-perfecting coverage in a one-of-a-kind formula. This non-butane spray-on foundation, hydrator and skin-perfecting veil features two age-defying super-ingredients: Liquid Crystals, which retain moisture and reflect light for a dewy soft finish, and Pür’s proprietary Ceretin® Complex for a satiny smooth, close-up worthy complexion you’ll love it!
Everlasting Foundation+ SPF 15
I have always loved Clarins makeup. This season is no exception. From their newly launched product line: I favored Everlasting Foundation+ SPF 15. This 18 hours of flawless coverage gave me a beautiful complexion. The fluid texture instantly conceals dark spots, redness, freckles, blemishes and other imperfections with completely natural-looking results. 14 shades to choose from.
A silky, lightweight powder blush containing the perfect combination of mineral and plant extracts. Adds color and luminosity to cheeks and a healthy-looking glow. The palette offers different shades and finishes, enabling you to illuminate your complexion. Comes in 6 shades.
Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick
This lipstick combines the transparent color and shine of a lip gloss with the creamy texture of a lipstick. It helps plump and hydrate for full, soft and supple lips, while the deeply moisturizing and long-wearing formula provides the benefits of a balm with lip care ingredients. Highly recommended. Comes in many shades.