When I think of Elizabeth Arden the first thing that comes to mind is their famous Eight Hour Cream.
They aren’t a brand that we probably turn to when looking for a new nail polish or lippie but they are innovating with their Spring 2013 New York in Bloom Colour Collection.
My favourite product is the Limited Edition Nail Lacquer Duo in Teal Blossom. It’s a warm bluey-green that applies nicely and is dense enough for you to get away with just one coat. It comes in a dual ended bottle; polish in one and a gel like top coat in the other which gives great shine.
I also tried the Limited Edition Radiant Bronzing Powder in Warm. I’ve got to confess that I never thought women of colour should/could wear bronzer but a light sweep across the apple of the cheeks adds a very slight shimmer to the face and helps to warm the complexion.
Continuing with the teal theme, take a look at the Limited Edition Bold Eye Pencil in Iridescent Teal. Brown eyes can get away with bold colours so a swish of this above the lash line along with some mascara is enough to bring a little pop to the face.
Although not part of the NY in Bloom Collection I couldn’t talk about Elizabeth Arden without mentioning the amazing Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum. I have been using it on my lashes day and night for the past four weeks and it is amazing! I had serious doubts that it would work but I can absolutely see the difference in my lashes.
Apparently it’s all down to an exclusive triple peptide complex that supports lashes own natural life cycle so lashes and brows appear lush, healthy and revitalized; protects and revitalizes eye lashes for a healthy appearance; conditions lashes and promotes lash flexibility and durability and helps minimize breakage as lash conditioners fortify to help protect, revitalize and recover from environmental, chemical and physical damage.
The end result is longer stronger lashes. It’s not cheap at £85 but if your lashes/brows have been damaged though old age/medical treatment etc; you should give Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum a try.
Limited Edition Nail Lacquer Duo in Teal Blossom – £14
Limited Edition Radiant Bronzing Powder in Warm - £26
Limited Edition Bold Eye Pencil in Iridescent Teal – £16
Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum – £85