Glow into Spring -makeup looks!

The sun is shining (not today) but the daffodils and tulips have bloomed, most of us have already made the switch from our winter warmers to our flowing summer wardrobe, it’s just a few days til we welcome the month of May and yes, Spring-Summer looks have most definitely arrived on our fave cosmetics counters!

It’s my most loved of all seasonal “looks” as Spring/Summer makeup always embodies everything I go for when it comes to my personal makeup wardrobe: it’s feminine, fresh, pretty, there’s a glow that’s brought (back) to the face after the drying effects of winter…..and the best part of it is that the collections are made to be customized to suit personal tastes or lifestyles to create a beautiful, sophisticated and best of all, effortless face.

Trends show that shades of corals and baby pinks are big this season, and nude beiges and light natural base colors are back for the “No-makeup look” lovers, while brilliant bursts of colors -in blues, greens and lilacs, are available in show-off worthy palettes!

In place of the bright 80s inspired eyes of last season are an array of pastels as seen on the Nicole Farhi and Dior shows.  Pink lips are back and was all over the catwalk in shades of soft rose – worn over deep plums to lighten the look as seen in Marc by Marc Jacobs – coral pinks added glamour at Missoni, baby pink nude glosses at Max Mara and Hermes were popular, and pops of bright pinky reds left models catwalk ready at Prada. And who could ignore the new Chanel Rouge de Coco ads with the beautiful Vanessa Paradis?

Global director for Max Factor and catwalk make-up artist supremo Pat McGrath says, “It’s about confidence now, not complication.”

To keep this post short, here’s just a few of my favorite Summer 2010 collections and limited edition shades out there:

guerlain meteorites collection perlesGuerlain Summer 2010 CollectionAnna Sui Beach 2010 eyeshadow palette

NARS Duo EyeShadow Jolie Poupee

The perfect lilac and blue for S/S 2010: NARS DuoEyeShadow Jolie Poupee


Nars summer 2010

Laura Mercier Zen Palette

Laura Mercier Zen Palette: 4 eyeshadows 1 blush 4 lip colors


MAC Liberty Collection

MAC Give Me Liberty of London Makeup Collection



Shu Uemura Gem Glam Collection Summer

Shu-Uemura-Gem-Glam-Collection Summer 2010


shu uemura summer 2010 collection

Shu Uemura Summer 2010 Collection



Chanel Rouge Coco Check out their website for detailed descriptions of each of these delicious shades. I still remember how the cool metal band of my mum’s Chanel lipstick felt when I used to fish in her purse for it! Heheh


The Body Shop Spring 2010 : Limited Ed wet/dry shimmer blocks

The Body Shop Spring 2010 : Limited Ed wet/dry shimmer blocks


Essie Nail Varnish Spring 2010 Collection

Essie Nail Varnish Spring 2010 Collection. I’ve been wearing Tart Deco (The peachy coral shade) since March and keep getting asked about what’s on my nails by admirers:)


Love these ice cream shades by Max Factor in Minted and Lilac Pastelle

Love these ice cream shades by Max Factor in Minted and Lilac Pastelle (not that easy to apply though!)


The last photo above came from one of my fave blogs. Check out the latest trends and other fashion and beauty news here.

That’s it for now! Keep Looking Pretty xoxo

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