Spring is the time to toss old makeup and invest in yourself with some new beauty products that will inspire you for the new season. Here are some outstanding new products I have fallen in love with and that are an exceptional value… like little pieces of art.
Dior Addict Lipstick: I can’t believe how gorgeous these lipsticks are! In all of decades of doing makeup, I don’t believe I have ever come across anything quite like this texture. With 44 insanely beautiful shades, Dior’s breakthrough creation of a lipstick boasts a hydra-gel core with a top coat effect for sensational, mirror-like shine. Application after application is full lip luxury
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Collection & Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection: As a certified chocolate addict, I was instantly smitten with Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Collection and the Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection! The former is a candy-coated confection of heart-shaped delights with 16 matte and shimmer shades in cool pops of color, sugary brights, and beautiful “go-to” neutrals, all infused with the chocolate scented, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder formula. The latter houses nine gorgeous matte and shimmer shades with a creamy peanut butter twist! Yummy… in more ways than one.
Butter London Plush Rush Collection: Butter London is one of my fave brands. Butter has outdone itself with this epic Lip Trilogy comprised of liners, lipsticks, and glosses. It is a “must own.”
Butter London Limited Edition Plush Rush Lip Gloss Ring: It was love at first sight for me and this ring from Butter London. It looks and feels like a million bucks. The universally flattering Late Night shade is house in this beautiful cocktail ring that’s even more gorgeous in person! Bling out your finger and your lips.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil: Over the last couple of years, I have unintentionally neglected lip lining. Maybe I got a little too comfortable applying my lipstick or chubby lip pencil without looking. Or maybe I was a lil’ lazy. Who knows?! But after getting my hands on Gwen Stefani’s Urban Decay lines, I am happy to say that I wonder how I ever got along with out them. They really make a difference, especially if you are like Gwen and I and wear red lipstick. This creamy, waterproof lip pencil lines and primes, in addition to staying all day.
Benefit Hoola Collection: Anyone coming out of the cold winter season could benefit —natch!—from complexion warming, courtesy of a bronzer. Benefit’s new collection is dedicated to face and body bronzing. You can bronze all you fave parts with this collection.
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30: This product has a substantial amount of SPF, making it perfect for daytime wear. The texture? Oh, that is just divine. You will enjoy perfect, glowing skin that is oil free, protected, and completely natural looking. This is definitely my favorite daily skin product.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: My absolute, all-time favorite in lip products are the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, which apply like lipstick with the convenience of pencil packaging. My lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a smooth finish The formula is enriched with emollients, so you wont have to worry about dry, flaky lips. I moisturize, blot, and then apply. My new obsession is the Cruella shade.
Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation & Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light: “Loving” is the only way I can describe this foundation and primer. The original iconic primer now comes in a lighter formulation and I didn’t know I could feel this type of passion for a primer. You get a radiant finish. Each pigment is encapsulated in a translucent gel to create that much desired, naturally-lit-from-within glow.
it cosmetics cc+ vitality brightening creme blush: I love getting to know this brand that takes beauty so seriously! This is a game-changing blush formulated with anti-aging peptides, collagen, silk, antioxidants and Drops of Light Technology. Kiss imperfections buh-bye.
OPI New Orleans Collection: OPI celebrates the spirit of New Orleans with a collection palette that reflects the sights, sounds, (and food!) of this cultural vibrant city with an array of fun shades as colorful as the city itself.
Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”