Shimmering eye shadows, brilliant lip sticks and glam glosses galore — spring has sprung at Shiseido! According to Shiseido celeb make-up artist Renato, “This collection was designed for a woman to be able to create a simple look that makes her feel feminine, pretty, fresh and natural.”
When it comes to eyes for spring, we all want something with a pop of color, but still light and effortless. The Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Ghost ($25) is your go-to for luscious lids. The shadow has silver and gray tones and can be pumped up or down depending on the occasion. For a bold eye, apply a liberal amount so the silver sparkle shines through. For a tamer look, use your finger to apply a light coat for more subtle gray tones.
In the Perfect Rouge lip stick collection ($25 each), Red Triton and Coral Glow are starkly different shades, but equally appropriate for spring. The Red Triton is a super shiny plum with a hint of pink that’s best for your moonlit rooftop evenings. The Coral Glow is a hot pink matte hot for spring, but can be a bit overwhelming if not rocked right. To be safe, a simple clear coat of gloss over the matte always adds a softer touch.
The Luminizing Lip Gloss ($22) in Warm, for example, is the perfect top coat. Though it looks like a pale brown in the tube, it glides on totally clear. Rainbow is another superb choice for a top coat since it goes on super clear, but buyer beware — this gloss glitters. It’s best if you’re going for an ultra playful look. Brown Sugar, though, is seriously versatile and one of the best from the collection. It’s a transparent gloss so you can glide it over your matte lip stick, but it also has a shimmery blush tone.
Makeup from the new spring 2010 Shiseido cosmetics collection can be purchased at select department stores nationwide and at Sephora.com.
Not only is Shiseido looking good, however, they’re doing good. Shiseido along with SELF Magazine and Cancer and Careers will host an event for working women with cancer. The evening of networking, career couching and support takes place on April 21 in Boston. For more information, click here!
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