Clinique Spring 2011: Pretty in Pinks Collection / Milly for Clinique
Michelle Smith, renowned designer of the women’s fashion and accessories label, Milly, brings her sparkling and sophisticated style to Clinique’s newest spring collection – Pretty in Prints. Michelle has teamed up with Clinique to create a limited-edition makeup palette of essential eye, cheek and lip colours for Spring 2011.
Exclusive to Clinique, the collection mixes rich browns with sweet pinks and is packaged in a sleek silver compact, adorned with a one-of-a-kind Milly print. The limited-edition Pretty in Prints compact is enclosed in a pouch designed by Michelle to showcase her signature Milly aesthetic.
Milly for Clinique Pretty In Prints Compact ($36.00) (Limited Edition)
Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Printed Pinks and Blushing Blush in Precious Posy, all stylishly organised in a compact adorned with the Milly print.
Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 ($14.00) (Limited Edition)
Milly Pink Warm-toned melon shade
High Impact Mascara ($14.50)
Bring your eyelashes out of hiding this spring! High Impact Mascara delivers dramatic volume and length, fast.
Availability: All Clinique counters and clinique.com in February 2011
Pure energy that pulsates sultry sophistication is the inspiration behind the new vision in color by Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux for Spring 2011. The Wild Violet Pure Color Makeup Collection is a dynamic collection of high-performance makeup and fragrance products to highlight the spring season with a burst of enthusiastic color.
In this intensely vivacious collection, lips delight in shades of electric orange, brazen cherry and violet plum, eyes are smoldering in muted neutrals with wisps of purple for maximum depth and attention while nails are rich and smokey in a modern charcoal. Adding to the collection, a vivid, lush fragrance that has a first impression of Genet Flower, Mandarin, Purple Freesia, Blue Jasmine and Wild Gardenia to create a lively experience and then Amberwood is blended in to complete scent with an energetic, multi-sensorial vibrancy.
Pure Color Lip Gelee ($20.00) (Limited Edition)
Electric Cherry Blazing red
Electric Violet Fuchsia violet
Electric Coral Fresh coral
Electric Pink Brilliant pink
Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick ($24.00) (Limited Edition)
Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00) (Limited Edition)
Wild Violet Mix of warm, smokey ember and neutral shades with a powerful, shimmering deep plum at the center
Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($19.00) (Limited Edition)
Storm Charcoal grey
Wild Elixir Fragrance ($55.00 for 1.7 oz.) (Limited Edition)
Compliment the look with a feeling of pure energy radiating from luminous Genet Flower, invigorating Mandarin and smooth woods blended in the new, limited edition Estée Lauder Wild Elixir fragrance. An expressive, sophisticated floral texture evolves into a dry down of soft woods and lingers sensuously on the skin for an utterly dramatic appeal.
Availability: January 2011 at select Estee Lauder counters nationwide and esteelauder.com
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel believed the light-reflecting property of pearls enhanced a woman’s natural beauty by bringing a delicate luminosity to her skin. Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, captures this quality in a radiant Spring 2011 Collection, LES PERLES DE CHANEL. Pearlized shades of black and white are accented with pinks and corals, brightening the complexion and creating a natural glow. Not to be outshone, nail shades extend the trend.
Edited @ 12/08: Now with more photos! 🙂
Ombres Perlees de Chanel ($65.00) (Limited Edition)
White pearl, Pink, Deep Purple, Green-grey, Black Pearl
As promised, here are navy blue pencil eyeliner comparisons! 🙂
DUPE ALERT! It appears that Dolce & Gabbana #8 Eyeliner and Make Up For Ever #3L Aqua Eyes are rather similar — possibly just the slightest difference in blue-ness.
DUPE ALERT!Both Chanel Marine Long-Lasting Eyeliner and tokidoki Skeletro Glitter Eyeliner are not far behind, just slightly darker and with a stronger blacker base, but the two themselves are quite similar. Skeletro has more glitter (whereas Marine has shimmer).
Formula/Wear: I have not tested Givenchy Magic Khol, so I cannot attest to its wear. YSL Eyeliners don’t seem to last all day on me, and Dolce & Gabbana can be hit or miss, but this particular shade lasted through a yoga session (and all day). tokidoki’s Glitter Eyeliners can be scratchy on the lash line because of the size of the glitter particles but wear fine otherwise.