One of the things I love about fall is wearing darker makeup! In today’s post, I’ll be recreating the fall glam look created by Rebecca Restrepo, the global makeup artist of Elizabeth Arden, inspired by the fashion runway shows of Fall/Winter 2012.
Get excited because there is a giveaway at the end of this post, similar to the last Elizabeth Arden giveaway I hosted in August!
Here are the products still in their packaging, beautiful mirrored boxes with the iconic Elizabeth Arden red door embossed on each box.
Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Duo in Heathered Plums – $32
The Heathered Plums duo shadows work harmoniously together! First of all, I love the fact that there is one matte and one satin. Both of the shadows apply smoothly, except the darker shade requires a bit more patience when blending (as with most matte dark shadows). The lighter shade looks great worn alone or with the darker shade blended in the crease. Rebecca Restrepo proposes using the deep plum shade on the lid and the lighter shade blended into the crease. This is a great duo for smoky eye wearers.
Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar – $30
I already own a Ceramide Cream Blush from Elizabeth Arden’s previous collection and I enjoy using it, except this one is matte. I was sort of surprised to see such a bright peachy shade for Fall, but Nectar is very build-able and is a bit sheer at first. It is wiser to wear a blush that does not compete with a bold lip or eye look.
Beautiful Color Smooth Line Lip Pencil in Crimson – $18
This is on the lighter side and not what I would typically call a “crimson” per say. However, I do feel as though this pencil would work perfectly as a base for burgundy lipsticks, even though it is light. You can also wear this on its own or with a dab of gloss on the centre of the lips. The formula is smooth and creamy, which makes for easy and tug free application. This lip pencil is double ended, there is a brush on the other end so you won’t need to carry around a lip brush to re-apply your lipstick on the go.
Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Mulberry – $29
This lipstick is a true mulberry red with tiny sparkles running throughout the formula. The sparkles travel a bit, but I didn’t notice that until I picked up a magnifying mirror to check my lipstick after wearing it for a couple of hours. This lipstick applies more sheer than it appears in the tube. I like its versatility, it can be dabbed lightly on the lips or with a lip liner underneath, it depends on the you preference The formula is hydrating and it doesn’t settle noticeably into the lines of my lips, which can be an issue with dark lipsticks.
Mulberry was very difficult to photograph, it kept appearing darker than it really was. I’m obsessed with the metal packaging, it’s impossible not to feel glamorous while applying this straight from the tube.
High Shine Lip Gloss in Sparkling Ruby – $15
Out of all 5 products, I find this to be the least breath taking. There’s nothing wrong with the gloss, I’m just not usually fond of lip gloss in general. This is a medium toned cherry red with fine gold shimmer running through it. It has a more pink undertone than the Mulberry lipstick. It has a medium thickness and enough opacity to be worn alone. When applied to the centre of the lip, over Mulberry, this gloss creates the illusion of a fuller lip due to it’s lighter hue and how it adds shine. Unlike the lipstick, this has a slight scent that fades with wear.
How to get the Fall Glam Look
This giveaway is only open to Canadian residents and closes on November 30th, 2012 at 11:59PM EST. One winner will receive all 5 products mentioned below:
- Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Duo in Heathered Plums – $32
- Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar – $30
- Beautiful Color Smooth Line Lip Pencil in Crimson – $18
- Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Mulberry – $29
- High Shine Lip Gloss in Sparkling Ruby – $15
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*Disclaimer: These products are PR samples that were sent to me for consideration and for the purpose of hosting a giveaway. All the opinions stated are my own and genuine.
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