So spring is finally here, and along with the new growth of plants and flowers, we have a plethora of new make up styles and trends to look forward to.
With this in mind I took a trip into our Redmond Square store to speak to the girls on the cosmetic counters to get their opinions on the trends to watch for Spring 2013.
from l-r: Leah, Leanne, Abbie and Dawn
At Dior it’s all about pinks and greys. Their Spring 2013 collection, Cherie Bow, is a dreamy look; with soft, smoky eyes and muted lips. Above the lashes, a thick line of kohl highlights the ethereal eyes to create a look that is classic French chic with a very modern twist.
To get the whole look in one stop, Dior have launched this seasons collector compact, the gorgeous Cherie Bow palette, which is available in two colourways – Powder Pink or Pearl Pink. Each contains an eyeshadow trio, black eyeliner and a fresh gloss. Cherie Bow is available from Sam McCauley RRP €80.
Estee Lauder’s theme for Spring is Pretty Naughty, which as the name suggests, is a sweet, pretty look with a twist, the twist being more striking detail to the eyes.
A new release for the Pretty Naughty collection is Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick – this lipstick stick, comes in four shades of pinks and corals, and gives a weightless, sheer but bold colour. Pure Color is infused with fruit extracts to keep skin hydrated – ideal for cooler Spring weather. RRP €24
For eyes, Estee Lauder have developed Pure Color Shadow Paint – with shades named Halo and Sinister, these pots of shadow work just like real paint – they are blendable and can be layered with other colours to create an individual look.
At Clarins, eyes are soft but dramatic. This seasons release for eyes is Iris Blossom, a Collector Edition Eye Quartet Mineral Palette – packaged in a beautiful gold compact, these four shades of aubergine, grey, charcoal and pearl complement each other to create a subtly dramatic eye. RRP €40
Skin is kept light and luminescent, with their Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Light Reflecting Foundation creating a natural radiant complexion. RRP €29.48
At Benefit, their new release Fine One One, a colour trio for cheeks and lips. Three shades of pink champagne, sheer watermelon and soft coral combine to create a sheer flush that builds from soft and natural to bright and cherry. As always with Benefit, Fine One One comes in retro handbag enhancing packaging. RRP €34