In the movie The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep dryly says, "Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking." I think this line is brilliant, because, well, she's right. And yet, who doesn't enjoy flowers at this time of year? Last April, I put together a series on flower-embossed makeup products and this year a few new fresh florals have come into bloom. Check out some of this Spring's festive beauty treats.
Slowly but surely, the hush-hush plans for the Fall 2007 Chanel collection are being announced. We've already heard about the innovative, matte yet radiant Mat Lumière foundation, and now comes Chanel 4 Camèlias.
This gorgeous palette is comprised of four cream based, sheer, satiny and ever-so-slightly iridescent lipstick shades inspired by the Camèlia, the emblematic flower of Chanel. The colors include rosy white, rosy beige, plum and peach-pink. Each pretty palette comes in a black satin pouch along with a small lip brush and a mirror.
In a recent press release, I read that designers Dominique Moncourtois and Heidi Morawetz feel that a "collection springs to life each season, like a flower in an imaginary garden.” I take it that we can expect to see more flower-inspired products from Chanel this fall.
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Welcome to the final installment of flower power makeup. This post includes two beautiful palettes embossed with floral designs. By the way, palettes make for great Mother's Day gifts if you are already thinking of ideas. Enjoy and please let me know what you think!
I just love the look of this brand new for Spring Chantecaille Les Roses Palette, $105. Although it's expensive, it actually is cheaper to purchase the palette than it is to buy all of the colors separately.
The shades chosen are all very wearable, and the full rose on the blush and bronzer adds a sweet and feminine touch. I happen to really like this brand a lot. I haven't tried this yet, but I can't wait to check it out.
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Welcome to Part II of Flower Power Makeup. This installment features floral inspired lip glosses. Spring is here and that means all things flowery. These three glosses are a bit cheeky but they make for great gifts with their bright colors and springtime cheer. Enjoy!
Fresh Gloss Absolute, $24, is a gloss with a sweet citrucy smell and taste that helps to keep your lips hydrated! It is made with pomegranate extract to plump and vitamin E to soothe. Available in: Rose Parfait (sheer red), Bellini (light, shimmery pink) and Dahlia (sparkly peachy/apricot color). This is a Fab favorite - she just adores the packaging and texture of this gloss!
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Cosmetics companies are in full Spring mode. That means, flowers, showers, bronzers and lots of new colors. Since the post about Clinique's Fresh Bloom Collection was such a big hit, I thought that you would enjoy a new series on pretty Spring makeup embossed with flowers.
Jillian Dempsey for Avon Signature Sheer Glow All Over Face Powder, $8, is great for tired looking skin. It's both a blush and a bronzer and will add instant warmth to anyone.
Jillian was the former founder and owner of Delux Beauty which just recently closed its doors. But, have no fear - Mrs. McDreamy (that's right, she's Patrick's wife) has landed a job as Avon Cosmetics Global Creative Director.
It is available in two shades; peach champagne and sandy corals. Just gently brush on the powder and blend well.
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