La Prairie Whisper Summer 2010
Have you ever tried La Prairie makeup? I haven’t and even though the colorful yet sheer shades of this collection and the beautiful silver packaging really appeal to me, I’m afraid with such a high price tag the collection is out of my reach. But a girl can always dream right?
I’m loving the Les Lignes et Lumieres Cellular Treatment Eye Colour Ensemble ($70.00), which features 4 soft pastel shades in ivory, lilac, gold and grass green plus a black powder liner. It looks more appropriate for spring than summer to me but still, it’s beautiful. Also available is a Cellular Treatment Illuminating Face Powder ($60.00) in Warm Glow, a warm sunny beige that comes in a nice compact with a brush and mirror.
Now, the lip products are way overpriced! I mean, would you ever pay $40 for a gloss and $55 for a lippie?! I wouldn’t (although I wouldn’t mind if I received it as a present lol) but this doesn’t stop me drooling over the beautiful shades. The Cellular Luxe Lip Colour ($55.00) is available in Quiet Rose (warm rose), Tender Pink (pastel shimmering pink), Sunset Coral (medium bright true coral), Tawny Soft (neutral rosy brown) and Pink Coral (modernized versio).
The Cellular Lip Colour Effects ($40.00) instead is available in six shades: Quiet Fig (cranberry with a hint of brown), Cocoa (shimmering nude), Breezy Coral (pink tinted color), Guava Spice (coppery peach), Island Orchid (light raspberry lilac) and Pink Shell (sheer blush pink). And don’t you just love the pretty and luxurious packaging?
Shiseido Ocean Summer 2010 Collection
I’m on the fence regarding Shiseido Ocean Summer Collection. Judging from the promo picture, some of the products look really dull and boring, while others are more interesting and brighter. I think I’ll have to wait to see this one in person to make my mind up, but so far my favourite thing from the collection is the Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Ocean Sunset (€25,00), a bright shimmering gold perfect for the upcoming summer season.
Another interesting shade is the Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil (€20,00) in Black Sand , a greenish black with gold pearl. The description sounds wonderful but I hope it won’t turn black with barely any green once applied. Also available is the Luminizing Satin Face Color (€36,00) in Medusa, a pink highlighting shade with some silver sparkle, Starfish, a reddish gold with golden pearls and Shell a brownish bronzer.
For the lips, we have a new shade of Perfect Rouge lipstick: Red Triton, a pigmented golden red shade. Finally, there’s the Luminizing Lip Gloss ($23,00) in Rainbow, which has multi-colored pearls to make you pout shine and sparkle.
What do you think of the collection?
Maybelline Jade Summer 2010
Maybelline Jade Summer Collection has caught my eye for the beautiful shades that are being released at an affordable price. Although I rarely buy quads that have similar shades or shades in the same color family, I find the new Quattro Eyestudio Glam palette (€ 11,00) to be very pretty. It’s perfect for pink and purples lovers like me and a nice piece for beginners to have.
I’m also loving the nail polishes. This summer, we’re having four new shades of Express Finish (€8,00) in Pearly Pink, Fuchsia, Prune Acidulee and Onyx Black and some new small-sized nail polishes called Mini Colorama Nail Polish (€4,00) in 15 different shades: Tutti Frutti, Cotton Candy, Candy Apple, Soft Mint, Marshmallow, Dark Chocolate, Candy Bar, Fruit Roll Up, Peach Pie, Candy Frost, Berry Jam, Merry Candy, Sweet Cherry, Rose Coral and In love Beige.
While I think all the nail polishes colors are stunning, I’m not too keen on the formula. I’ve bought some Maybelline nail polishes in the past and they were hard to work with, but I hope these will be different. Lastly, there are 4 new shades of Volume Express Khol Liner (€6,00) in Black Glam, Silver Black, Brown Gleam, Glam Plum. You know I’m a sucker for colored liners so I can’t wait to see these in person. I hope they won’t disappoint.