[productsample] Ooh, so this is pretty and not like anything else I can remember from bareMinerals.
The Gen Nude Floral Utopia collection has made its debut on QVC (and Brown Thomas if you’re in Ireland) and it’s full of the joys of spring. I love the fact that it seems to be predominantly slanted to cooler tones which almost never happens, but there are some nice warmer tone picks as well. Above are the Patent Lacquers of the collection which are £15 each.
While I’m usually a creme blush person, bareMinerals powder blushes are some of the very few powders that I ever use. I like them for being nicely pigmented, silky and for diffusing so well – you hardly need any on your brush by the way so they’ll last for nearly ever.
There was one shade in the palette that I had difficulty with, and its the pink that the brush is hovering over. It just didn’t seem to be the same formula as the others. Nonetheless, there is that metallic lilac shade again that we saw in the Riviera palette a couple of days ago. It’s so pretty – not quite grey and not quite full lilac. The other shade that is gorgeous is the top right – a shifty pink/gold.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
They’re very lacquer-y, aren’t they?! This is the full on patent shine. From bottom to top: Put Tulips Together, My Sweet Peony, Hibiscus Byebiscus (I’ll have whatever the naming team are having, please) and Orchid-ing Around. They’re £15 each.
You can see in the swatch that pink shade isn’t quite right. Perhaps I got a rogue sample. Otherwise, really wearable shades that are generous on pigment.
For the blushes, from bottom to top, its: Blooming Poppy, I’m Freesia, Tropical Orchid and Lover’s Rose, followed by the Highlighter Stick in Indigo Girl (there is also a warmer option). The blush is £19 each and the highlight is £17.
There is also a set of brushes in a metallic purple ombre design (see main picture) for £36. You can find everything HERE, and yes, it’s limited edition.
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