With over 100 years of beauty expertise, Elizabeth Arden has created products that offer the colors you want while pampering and treating our skin, too. Packaged in a sleek art-deco inspired compact featuring the iconic Red Door emblem, The New York In Bloom 2013 Collection is simply stunning! Available in department stores nationwide and Elizabetharden.com.
Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss – ($18.00; available in 14 shades: Red Door Red, Sunset, Cameo, Coral Kiss, Diamond, Dulce, Iridescent Mauve, Latte, Passion Fruit, Precious Petal, Rose Crème, Rosegold, Royal Plum and Sweet Pink)
I am in LOVE! I love to play up my lips with glosses and lipstick, but this line of lipglosses truly have a silky-smooth texture. With rich color and lustrous shine — and a yummy vanilla scent (my fave!) — I don’t need to use lip plumpers. This formula did make my lips look a bit more luscious.
It is ultra-hydrating and not sticky with a built-in mirror on the back. My lips felt pampered as this gloss goes on like a lip balm. With Maxi-Lip™, proven to increase the appearance of lip volume by 40%, it reduces the appearance of furrows by 30% and increases moisture by 60% (I can so attest to this!). Also, the sponge applicator is huge — it easily covers even my lips in one application. Here, I am testing the signature and GORGEOUS Red Door Red. The coverage of this lipgloss is unbeatable, and only ONE coat was applied!
• Mango Butter and Shea Butter: lock-in moisture, protect and soothe lips
• Maxi-Lip™: Supports natural collagen for firmer looking, smoother and more defined lips
• Super Sterol Ester: Softens and moisturizes lips
• Vegetal Emollients: Provide extended wear and condition lips
Limited Edition Nail Lacquer Duo ($18.50; Purple Orchid and Teal Blossom)
So convenient: a double-sided polish (great to throw in your purse) that gives you that long-lasting, salon-quality manicure at home. Ultra-glossy, high-shine finish color, with a gel-like topcoat that is quick-drying! Recommendation for Use: Carefully coat color onto each nail, let dry for a few minutes and finish with the gel-like topcoat.
Limited Edition Pure Radiant Bronzing Powder ($38.00; Medium with brush applicator)
With Mother Nature beating us this past winter, I must admit I was in need of a tan. But with L.A. being so far away, a bronzer was just what I needed. I’m typically afraid and scared of bronzers, since I worry that the powder will dry-out my skin. Not the case here. This lightweight and silky smooth texture gives you that bronzed glow with a hint of pink and gold.
A mineral-based formula infused with antioxidants, it truly gives you that healthy glowing complexion. Recommendation for Use: “Begin where you’d naturally get color, the sides and front of cheeks and along your temples. Then gently apply all over your face in light circular motions. Don’t forget the front and back of your neck, especially if your hair is up.”
• Vitamin E: Antioxidant protection
• Argan oil: Natural antioxidant protection
• Oleic and Linoleic acids: Two essential fatty acids that help with moisture retention
• Microlight minerals: Act as optical diffusers that work to scatter light and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio ($32.00; Teal and Violet — pictured)
A palette of three eyeshadows in matte, metallic and shimmer finishes that highlight, contour and accentuate eyes. Each pigment is coated with emollients and have long-wearing ingredients. Can be applied wet or dry, and are embossed with an intricate floral texture (so pretty I don’t even want to use them!)
• Mineral Mica and Nylon: Act as optical diffusers, which soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Recommendation for Use: For a soft look that enhances your natural glow, combine shades as desired and swipe the color onto the center of the lid moving it out. You can also use these eye shadows as wet eyeliners!
Limited Edition Bold Eye Pencil ($20.00; Teal, Platinum Glow and Black/Brown)
Comes packaged with a pencil sharpener, this dramatic liner delivers high-pigment color in just ONE STROKE!
Recommendation for Use: Apply the pencil around the inner rims of the eyes and a fat line on the outer rims for a dramatic look.
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– Evelyn Lugo
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