Essie Spring 2012 Collection: Navigate Her
This spring, essie pays tribute to the beautiful, ambitious woman of action. Not content to play it safe and hedge her bets during the wintry economic climate, the change in weather perfectly suits her sunnier outlook. In both fashion and finance, she’s ready, willing and able to strike out and try something fresh and new.
Never one to rest on her formidable charms alone, this self-made woman knows what she wants and exactly how to get it. She’s in the driver’s seat navigating her way through life with daring, wit and fashion aplomb. “Fortune favors the bold,” says essie brand founder and global creative director Essie Weingarten. “I am so inspired by women who dream big, go with their instincts and always manage to put their best self forward.”
This supremely feminine collection creates the perfect spring wardrobe for every woman on a mission. With skin-flattering brights and power pastels to suit every occasion, she’s always at the top of her game with essie color. For those in the vanguard, blazing a trail of glory to new heights, there’s olé caliente. For a more gentle touch and soft-sell approach, a crewed interest is sure to post serious profits. Whatever your strategy, choose one of six ingenious colors that means business.
- Navigate Her New growth green
- A Crewed Interest Pretty pursuable peach
- Ole Caliente Spicy scarlet fever
- Orange, It’s Obvious! Headstrong outspoken orange
- To Buy or Not to Buy Limitless lilac shimmer
- Tour de Finance Incandescent fuchsia futures
availability: February 2012 at salons and beauty destinations worlwide, $8.00 each
Dior – Sliding Dior
Dior always makes cute videos featuring makeup! You don’t see those that often
NARS Spring 2012 Collection
The Spring 2012 Collection, created by Founder and Creative Director François Nars, stars a mix of bright and playful colors balanced with rich, saturated hues. Nars chose to photograph model Ginta Lapina for the spring campaign, explaining, “Her delicate features and classic beauty made her an ideal fit for a collection that’s at once fresh and fierce.”
To achieve the makeup look in the campaign image, Ginta’s skin was made radiant with Santa Fe Sheer Glow Foundation and set with Eden Loose Powder to create an Immaculate Complexion. Next, Zen Blush was applied to the hollow of the cheek and blended toward the temple for contour; Gaiety Blush was brushed onto the apple of the cheeks for a pop of color.
After prepping with Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Lhasa Single Eyeshadow was blended onto Ginta’s lids, extending the color to the upper inner corner of the eye. Her brow bone was highlighted with Albatross Highlighting Blush before Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil was swiped across the upper lash line. It was further defined with Rue Saint-Honoré Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner; a winged effect was created in the outer corner. The lower lash was lined with the same pencil and gently smudged. Brows were defined with Blondie Single Eyeshadow; lashes were curled, then brushed with two coats of Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara. Lips were lined and filled in with Amazon Lipliner Pencil, then topped with Valparaíso Pure Matte Lipstick and Misbehave Lip Gloss for shine. The look was completed with Écume Nail Polish on the nails.
Eyeshadow Trio ($45.00) (Limited Edition)
- Douce France Shimmery icy pink, shimmery rose-petal pink, matte deep rose
- Lhasa Shimmery lavender-gray
Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00) (Limited Edition)
- Paramaribo Metallic shades of brass and bronze
- Gaiety Bright candy-pink
Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24.00)
- Mexican Rose Hot pink
Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00)
- Valparaiso Rich raspberry
- Bilbao Shimmering topaz
Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24.00)
- Dark Rite Navy blue
Nail Polish ($18.00) (Limited Edition)
- Diamond Life Metallic violet
availability: January 13th, 2012 at narscosmetics.com