I’ve been testing several spring releases during past 2 months from different brands. It took longer than I anticipated, so finally here’s the complete Spring 2015 Makeup Edit post. To make your life easier, I’ve categorized the products in the order – best buys, not and good-to-have. This will help you to organize your makeup shopping list 🙂
Guerlain Les Tendres Spring 2015 Collection already reviewed here.
I also liked NARS Reckless Blush. Not sure why it’s moved into blush category when it performs more as a highlighter. Anyhow, I must confess the sparkles got me thinking. But the quality & resourcefulness of it that really sealed the deal at the end of the day. I used it on my temples, cheekbones and eyelids to fake a perfect glow. It’s a very shimmery product so be mindful when applying. Light application is a must. If you have too many highlighters in the stash –then you could give it a miss – otherwise a pretty good buy.
- Best product – NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo & NARS Valhalla Shimmer Eyeshadow
- Good-to-have – NARS Reckless Blush
- Didn’t like much –NARS Guyane Lipgloss
Crayon Khol Eye pencil impressed me the most! Soft & easy gliding formula, intense pigment & the unique deep green shade were the reasons. It can be worn alone on the lash line or to line the inner rims of the eyes.
If you are a sucker for pretty pink blushes, then Blush palette in Sweet Rose will be a wonderful addition to the collection. It has a matte shade which sculpts and an iridescent shade which highlights. Finely milled shimmer particles add radiance where as the pigmented matte shade ensures you have rosy cheeks. The end result is natural. Surely it’s a stunner, but the shades look best on fairer skin tones (again).
On the other hand, I’m still on the fence about well-liked Clarins Light Lip Balm Perfectors when the entire world raves about them. Despite liking the concept, there’s something too balmy about the texture and not-so rich pigment that pauses its longevity. The performance was irregular. Not the best lip product for daily wear, but fits for short trips to the beach, running errands or in-flight to avoid dry lips.
- Best product – Crayon Khol Eye Pencil in Intense Green
- Good-to-have – Clarins Light Lip Balm Perfectors & Blush palette in Sweet Rose
*Inglot “Fall in Love” Spring 2015 Collection – Early Jan’15 I was invited by INGLOT for a Beauty retreat and introduced to the spring’15 collection. Collection revolved around 5 fall colors that come in eye shadow, gel liners and nail shades.
Dior Kingdom of Colors spring 2015 Collection – More than the makeup I was interested in DIOR nail polishes. Dior Vernis in Glory (AED 129) is a unique shade more on the watermelon red side and very glossy. Formula is flawless (just like other DIOR polishes) and since it is on the brighter side – perfect for sunny days to come.
* PRESS SAMPLES