I haven't been crazy excited about any of the Spring collections (Summer is a different story - HELLO Chanel & Dior!!!)...a little sad about that!! But it's kind of nice to have a breather instead of working myself into convulsions every couple of months lolol!!! So I decided to shop the stash, and come up with my own little Spring collection from products I already own!!
Welcome to the GV Spring Collection 2015 ha ha!!
***All items purchased by me. Affiliate links and links to previous posts included.
For Spring I want things to be a little lighter...want a break from the darker vamps, reds and plums of the Winter and Holiday seasons. I'm also looking for some radiance - you know...get the glow back!!
What made the cut?!!
Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in 2 Fair - I haven't properly reviewed this, but I do really like it. I would love it if the color was just a hair darker - keep meaning to order the next shade up but just haven't. That said, if you've been around here long enough then you know it says a lot that I didn't return it!! It's nice and lightweight, yet has enough pigmentation to cover up minor blemishes, redness and darkness under the eyes (though I do still prefer the Bobbi Brown Corrector for that). If you have hardcore issues then you'll need a corrector underneath. It blends just as well with my fingers as it does with my Marc Jacobs Concealer brush. Also this lighter color works really well as a subtle highlight!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - Mentioned HERE, and I talk about my addiction HERE. I love the middle highlight shade in this palette, and I use the shade on the right as a light bronzer. I still wish Dim Light on the left was a smidge lighter because it has one of the most beautiful finishes ever - right up there with Wulong...but you know...in a different way :-)
NARS Penny Lane Cream Blush - One of my all time favorite blush colors ever, and one that I'm still trying to dupe in a powder form. Any suggestions are seriously appreciated, especially since it's been discontinued!!!
Le Metier de Beaute Shadow in Sugar, Rouge Bunny Rouge shadows in Solstice Halcyon & Eclipse Eagle - Both of these brands have beautiful shadows with equally gorgeous textures!
Burberry Lip Definer in Bright Plum - I've mentioned this a couple of times now, and I still love the color! Probably seems weird to have a liner that doesn't match the lip colors, but my favorite way to wear this is topped with a lip balm. Just a punch of color that's not too in-your-face.
Armani Rouge d'Armani in 501 - Swatched HERE. Still love this color!! Plus the formula is super smooth and the color is the right shade of pinky mauve I always gravitate toward!
And no collection would be complete without some 'counter' swatches ha ha!!! This was taken in early evening light. Penny lane didn't show up that well in the pic, but it does have a bit more color than you see here. It's still a very subtle and natural color though. The Sugar shadow I blended out on the left side of the swatch, so you could see how pretty of a highlight color it is.
That's it!! Would you be interested in anything from the GV Spring Collection?!! Or do you have any of these products already?