SS17 Highlighters: NARS, Lancome, Laura Mercier and BECCA

Don’t we all want to glow for Spring? Luckily the brands got us covered with their newest releases. There are new highlighter palettes and individual shades.

Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette  $52 from Sephora 

I remember how I was dying to get LM Bonne Mine palette ages ago, and this one has a similar concept but the packaging is so much more prettier, those pastels! The Prismatic palette contains lightweight, sheer, and blendable cream highlighters that give you the desired glow.

Here are some tips:

  • For a discrete warm glow base, apply Aurora all over the face, cheeks, and eyes.
  • For a refined glow, layer Reflect or Prism to add a chic sheen to your skin.
  • For a special-effect glow, layer Beam or Ray to impart an iridescent reflection or wet-like dewiness.

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighter Palette  $49 from Sephora

This palette features three highlighters (0.11 oz/ 3.4 g):

  •  Rivage (glistening pearl)
  • Salé (shimmering peach champagne)
  • Embruns (metallic rose gold)

BECCA, a brand well-known for their base products launched a new primer, and

Makeup Trend: 3-in-1 Gloss for Eyes, Lips and Face

A while ago I did a feature on eye gloss and today I want to share about the extension of that trend which is 3-in-1 glosses. Glossy/glass skin has been a thing in Asia for ages now but we are seeing it in Western beauty trends now, as well.  And I like it.

Here are just three products that were recently released which are specifically marketed for lips, eyes and face. While you can always use a good old Bobbi Brown Crystal Gloss why not playing with [hopefully] new textures?

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Let’s take a look:

LAURA MERCIER Glacé Touch,  £23/$28 Cult Beauty, Selfridges, Nordstrom.

These are a part of the summer collection and come in 4 shades: Nomade, a perfect nude, Oasis a vivid rose, Laissez-Faire a clear shimmer or Dreamer a bronze shimmer.

Glacé Touch are promised to be a sheer, non-sticky gloss for  dewy, high-shine glowing finish.

The looks below, which I found on Pinterest (still obsessed with it), will hopefully inspire you to experiment with glosses, as well.

formal dresses NZKEVYN AUCOIN The Glass Glow Face and Body Illuminator 30ml, £26 Cult Beauty/ Space NK/ $32 from Sephora

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SS17 Eye Shadows Palettes: NARS, Jouer and Too Faced

Here is a preview of three brand new eye shadows palettes which just launched, and all three are neutrals with cool, warm or rose shades, so there is something for everyone.

JOUER COSMETICS Springtime in Paris Eyeshadow Palette, £35 from Cult Beauty

I personally like the loom of this one the best. There are some really beautiful shades to choose from, there are 12 colours in general from cool toned neutrals to shimmering plums.

Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Palette, $59 from Sephora

This is the biggest palette with 30 shades which probably has every shade you possibly need (0.03 oz/ 0.80 g)  Heaven (cream matte), Fairy Tale (champagne gold shimmer), Nudie (fawn matte), Tickle Me (mushroom shimmer), Don’t Settle (dark brown metallic), Fingers Crossed (deep gilded brown), Lace Teddy (soft peach matte), Satin Sheets (golden pink), Push-Up (light bronze pearl), Honey

Big Little Lies Makeup Breakdown

When it comes to films and series, there are usually a lot of “Steal Her Style” features where the authors suggest what pieces you could buy to get a similar look to your favourte character, should you chose to do so.

But there are not enough articles which focus on beauty or makeup looks, if you ask me. And that is what I always pay attention to when I watch films/series.  I actually wrote about the beauty elements of Gossip Girl, as well as Blair Waldorf‘s wedding makeup  and Sex and The City already.

I also had a breakdown of the Pan Am looks straight from the Make-Up Artist.

So today I’d like to share about the makeup from the Big Little Lies. Here are the screens from the show when Celeste Wright was getting ready in

NARS Makeup Collection for Spring 2013

Here is a preview of NARS’ Spring 2013 makeup collection with an edgy promo image with Stella Tennant on the pink background.

There are eight products in this collection and two really caught my attention.

Eyes

Duo Eye Shadows

  • Mad Mad World, cyan and parakeet green
  • Bouthan, soft pink tulle and bright pink with gold shimmer
Single Eye Shadow
  • Persia, a matte paprika

Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

  • Corcovado (LE), 24-karat gold sparkle

Lips

Lipstick

  • Dressed to Kill Lipstick, fuchsia rose shade with gold shimme
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