I am so excited we are into Spring makeup launches! I am loving everything that brands have out this year. Spring launches are pretty hit or miss with me because sometimes everything is fresh and bright and springy, and other times the makeup is a lot of pastels. Shiseido seems to have hit the nail on the head for me this year, so I thought I would share a couple things that I am loving from their collection!
First, the Shimmering Cream Eyeshadows. I am really loving the two shades Mousseline and Naiad! Shiseido has awesome cream shadows and I think these two shades fit in perfectly for fresh, springy makeup. Mousseline is a beige, neutral shimmer, and Naiad is a pewter green. I am able to easily dip into the pot and grab the color out with my finger and blend onto my eyelid. The formula is excellent- there is no creasing, it doesn’t dry out or fade during the day, and I’m able to layer powder shadow on top with no problems. I put some of MAC Amber Lights shadow on the lower lash line and into the crease as well. They pair so pretty together! I love the way green and bronze look together.
The Perfecting Stick Concealer is amazing. Every time I find out about a new concealer that is coming out, I have to have it. I mostly use concealer on my redness around my nose and under my eyes. I like them full coverage but a texture that allows my skin to breathe and look like real skin. The shade I wear is 22 Natural Light and is absolutely perfect for me. It’s creamy, super blendable, and very easy to use. It’s not prone to fading or creasing, and covers everything. I also love that it’s in a stick- that’s my favorite way to apply by just coloring it on. The swatch below shows it in just one swipe. Impossibly creamy and super pigmented. Love!
Lastly, the Veiled Rouge lipsticks. Why am I not seeing reviews of these plastered all over the internet? These are not getting nearly the attention they deserve. I have Carrera and Carnevale. Carrera is a perfect my lips but better shade, and it’s taken to the next level by the fact that it’s long-wearing, hydrating, and transfer resistant. The color clings to my lips in an almost waxy layer, where it stays for hours and hours without needing to be touched up. The colors are glossy and gorgeous. Carnevale is a perfect red shade that I am so in love with, as you can see below. I’m wearing green on my lids and red on my lips and it doesn’t look like Christmas- everything is so fresh and bright and cheerful!