All posts tagged: spring 2013

Quickie: Chanel Spring 2013 Acquisitions

Here’s a short post on some recent acquisitions from the Chanel Precieux Printemps Collection for 2013. Precieux Printemps translates to “precious spring” and the girliness of the whole collection seems to embody that. I didn’t expect to get anything from the collection, just because it seemed pretty basic and dainty. Alas. I ended up picking up 4 items from the collection. I initially just intended on picking up the blush, because I didn’t have a coral/peach blush in my collection yet. And then, Duty Free happened. I asked Sarie to pick up one lip color from the collection (Envoutante), and then I ended up asking her to get me the two others (Captivante & La Favorite) I’d been eyeing as well. In order of want: Chanel Rouge Allure in Envoutante, aka the shade I was sure I wanted. This is one of my first Rouge Allure shades. It’s a deep plummy shade with some shimmer and some slick to it. I’m not sure I like this formula over the other Chanel ones I’ve tried (Rouge …

I spy Spring 2013: Chanel

Chanel was the first high-end cosmetics brand that I ever tried, starting with a tube of Rouge Coco in Perlé. It was the first lipstick I ever tried that smelled really nice, went on smoothly, and had a shade that was subtle but still really pretty. From that first shade, I went on to buy two shades from the Rouge Coco Shine line (Boy and Antigone) and one from the Rouge Allure Velvet line (La Distinguée). I love all of them, and I don’t really feel all that bad spending on Chanel lipsticks because I know that I will get the quality that I expect. With all of that said, I missed out on their Holiday 2012 collection. I was eyeing the Harmonie du Soir quad, but I had already gotten myself a pretty similar, though not exactly the same, quad—Guerlain’s Turandot. The upcoming Spring 2013 collection and Les Delices 2013 one have got my heart all a-flutter, however, so I’m sharing the pictures I found with you. Spring 2013: Chanel Precieux Printemps Collection

I spy Spring 2013: NARS

Tracking down the Spring 2013 collection for NARS was a wee bit trickier, since I don’t think there are official releases of press photos yet. There was a lot of information, but all of it was all over the place! Howver, the Internet is a glorious thing, and so I have attempted to cobble a picture story for NARS nuts (like me!) to get a good grasp of the upcoming collection. NARS’ Spring 2013 collection will be released globally in February 2013. NARS Spring 2013 Available globally on February 1, 2013: Persia Single Eyeshadow Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow Dressed to Kill Lipstick Cythère Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Seduction blush Disco Inferno Nail Polish Light Reflecting Setting Powder (Pressed) Light Reflecting Setting Powder (Loose) Available globally on Mar. 1 2013: Radiant Creamy Concealer Available globally on Apr. 1 2013: Satin Lip Pencils: — Hyde Park — Floralies — Biscayne Park Phew. Honestly, NARS’s Holiday 2012 collection left me reeling from the sheer volume of it—and it looks like I will also have …

I spy Spring 2013: MAC Viva Glam Nicki

(source) We need to talk about Nicki. Spring 2013 will see her second MAC Viva Glam shade, the Viva Glam Nicki 2, which is a “pastel lavender pink.” It comes with a lipglass in the same color family, which you can see below. The first Nicki Minaj shade was described as a “bright yellow pink,” aka a shade I would not wear, though I imagine it could be really pretty on other people. The truth is that when it comes to lips, I am less adventurous. It is only recently that I have been trying out some of the more darker shades. At some point, my sister asked me why all of my lipstick looked the same. And I realized that while they all had their little differences from each other, they all looked fairly similar on my lips. Now my point is, I have never tried lavender lips. To be honest, my adventures in lip color tend to lean towards the darker shades—plums, reds, even a sheer grape—but never light lipstick. Even my go-to …

I spy Spring 2013: Guerlain

So, the holiday collections have rolled out, and I haven’t even caught my breath yet and the next season’s makeup collections already have ads popping up everywhere! So, this is what it feels like to be updated with beauty news. I gotta say, I am a little bit scared! But of course, I’m excited, too. Holiday 2012 saw a lot of plums, muted tones, reds and golds, and metallics. The thing I’ve noticed for most of the Spring 2013 collections I’ve seen is that they are trying to push bright, youthful eye looks. Here are a few items that I’m anticipating from Guerlain’s Spring 2013 offerings: Guerlain Spring 2013 (sources: 1, 2) L-R: Écrin 4 Couleurs Collector’s Palette (#501 Attrape-Coeur), Shine Automatique (#761 Flirt), Rouge Automatique (#600 Ballade), Écrin 4 Couleurs (#502 Coup de Foudre) Ah, I have been smitten with Guerlain ever since I purchased the Turandot quad from the Holiday 2012 collection. I’ve looked many-a-time at the Guerlain counter in Rustan’s Makati, on the off-chance that one of the other quads will catch …