Can we just talk about the packaging for a second? Turquoise, coral and yellow ombre with a metallic sheen makes me happy and screams summer time. It also screams "You're going to be able to find me in your makeup back quickly rather than rooting around a load of products with black packaging."
I got to see some of the products up close recently and got a couple of bits to test out too. Starting with the Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trios, these soft, buttery and oh so shimmery shadows are new to me and after swatching Hot Wash below with it's peachy bronzey goodness, I think it'll make a lovely easy to wear summer eye. I do like a shimmery metallic eye in the summer and the fact that there isn't a huge amount of waste when it comes to packaging means it'll take up minimal room in my makeup bag. See how I'm already using the future tense when talking about this? There are two other trios in the collection but I only have eyes for this one.
Now, regular readers of the blog or viewers of my videos will know I have a bit of a soft spot for all things peachy and coral. There's no point in trying to hide it because when I see things like the High Light Powder in Freshen Up, all coolness goes out the window because this one made me squeak when I saw it. It made me go "Ooh" when I held it and it made me go silent when I swatched it. It had to have been a bit uncomfortable for the other girls at the table, but just look at it....
The powder is made up of three shades, a pale neutral shade, a soft peach shade and finally, a gorgeous coral shade. There's a golden overspray which disappears after first use and what you're left with is a wonderful, wearable peachy blush. But what makes this even more justifiable (apart from the packaging and sheer beauty of it obviously) is that you can mix and match the different shades in the pan to customise your blush. I know this is marketed as a highlight, but I'd wear this as a blush and look only fabaliss.
Another product that made me make weird noises (weird for others, normal for me) is MAC's lipstick in Morange. I will make this mine come pay day. It's pigmented, it's orange, it's bright and if summer was a lipstick, it'd be Morange. There are three other lippies in the collection, Creme D'Nude, one that I used to think would be too nude for me but I'm coming around to the idea, Tumble Dry, a light peachy coral which sounds right up my street and Steam Heat, a bright pinky red that's pictured below. Morange, I'll be seeing you shortly ok?
There are four lipglasses in the collection too. Domestic Diva, pictured below is described as a frosty pink and immediately I wondered whether I could pull off a frosty lip. I needn't have worried because it's completely wearable and has taken up residence at my desk at work. I have my eye on Laundry List too because if anything is described as a vivid orange, I'm going to need to investigate.
Domestic Diva has a medium level of opacity, feels light and comfortable on the lips, is slightly on the sticky side, but is one I've been reaching for time and time again.
There are two bronzers in the collection along with two Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzing Powders. I have the more neutral shade Delicates to play with and there's a more red toned shade, Golden Rinse, that Orla talks about here.
The powder is so finely milled that even a close up photo of my cheek below wearing it just looks like my skin. Faking nice skin and cheekbones is one of my favourite things in life!
See anything that takes your fancy?