Barielle’s Spring collection is called Wildflower and consists of six spring-y shades. All but Snap Dragon apply pretty well, with Blossom being a little goopy but manageable. Daring Dahlia and A Bouquet for Ava had the best application–very smooth, pigmented, and perfect consistency. My favorites were Daring Dahlia (the way the fuchsia shimmer sparkles is gorgeous!) and June Bug (so different!), but I also really liked Myrza’s Meadow, too. Snap Dragon was my least favorite from the runny consistency to the way brush strokes are really apparent.
Each bottle retails for $8 a pop and is available through barielle.com (though I swear, I only saw Daring Dahlia there at present). By the way, 100% of the proceeds from A Bouquet for Ava, June Bug and Myrza’s Meadow purchased at OCRF.org will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund!
I wanted to wear a brighter/bolder lip, but I was also still on my way to school, so I kept everything else very minimal/subtle and let the lips be the focus. I reviewed Giulette earlier this week, and what makes it stand out in a sea of brighter pinks is really the soft coral undertones and the golden sheen. I definitely hope to find a more affordable dupe, but I haven’t quite yet.
You will need the following…
Eyes: Dior Extase Mascara (black)
Face: Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer (medium)
Cheeks: Benefit Sugarbomb (peachy-pink)
Lips: Guerlain Giulette Lipstick (medium bright pink with coral sheen), Guerlain Crystal Pearl (#800) KissKiss Gloss (sheer iridescent pearl)
Brushes: 116 (dense blush brush)
For eyes, lightly sweep lashes with Dior Extase Mascara. For cheeks, apply Benefit Sugarbomb to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116. For lips, apply Guerlain Giulette lipstick first, and then layer Guerlain Crystal Pearl gloss for extra glossy shine.
Lips and cheeks get the pretty young thing treatment…Cremesheen Glass makes a comeback for Spring 2010. Introducing six new très jolie shades and three bring-back essentials, because the world wants more of this creamy, high-flying gloss formula that provides sheer, Just Superb colour with a touch of sex-o-shine!
To accentuate them, a combination of six Lip Pencils ranging from neutral to pinks and browns, to delight and define. And here’s a lovely thought: six new Mineralize Blush Duos are also making a limited appearance. Inspired by the original, they provide a gossamer sheer and lightweight application…all Too Fabulous.
Cremesheen Glass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN) (Permanent)
Just Superb Dirt neutral pink
Loud & Lovely Blue pink
Richer, Lusher Peach coral
Double Dare Coral red
Deelight Mid-tone neutral
Over Indulgence Neutral brown
Fashion Scoop Clear pink (Repromote)
Partial to Pink Light peach pink (Repromote)
Boy Bait Light nude (Repromote)
Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)
Boldy Bare Dirt red brown (Limited Edition)
Mouth Off Deep peach coral (Limited Edition)
Trimmed in Pink Bright blue pink (Limited Edition)
In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition)
Naked Liner Light neutral (Limited Edition)
Chestnut Intense brown (Permanent)
Mineralize Blush Duo ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)
A limited-edition Mineralize Blush featuring two shades swirled into an abstract pattern. Delivers the sheer colour and soft, dimensional pearl finish of all M∙A∙C Mineralize powder formulas.
Rhapsody in Two Light pale pink/pale peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)