It was a pleasure to attend the spring 2012 beauty preview at Neiman Marcus last week. I loved hearing about the new trends for spring from industry experts representing lines including: Laura Mercier, Tom Ford, Chanel, Natura Bissé, Jo Malone, Trish McEvoy, Kate Somerville, La Mer, and Cle de Peau. And, the previous week, I had the opportunity to preview the new collection from Estée Lauder as well! This spring, we are seeing lots of bold lips pared with a soft eye palette. I absolutely love all of the bold lip colors! The corals and hot pink hues are sure to brighten any attire. Yes, it’s true, your lips very well may be your best accessory this season.
Laura Mercier: The new collection from Laura Mercier is: “Lingerie.” It’s inspired by Victorian Europe lingerie collections and fabrics. It’s natural, works with all skin types, and is a new interpretation of the time period – you can even match your lips to your nails. The new spring palette is absolutely beautiful. I love the cheek colors and the lip glosses- corals, peaches, and tangerine!
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Jo Malone: Jo Malone has a trio of new fragrances available this season- inspired by an English garden! Choose from Peony & Moss, White Lilac & Rhubarb, and Iris & Lady Moore. Jo Malone also recommends pairing these new fragrances with a few of her existing ones to create your own signature scent. My favorite was White Lilac & Rhubarb – it’s a seductive floral that also smells great layered with Pomegranate Noir (one of my favorites)!
Tom Ford: New from Tom Ford, is the new Lavender Palm private blend fragrance. It’s a sophisticated scent that is earthy and sweet at the same time. It’s an absolutely perfect scent for spring. I also can’t wait to try some of brighter lip colors for spring including tangerine and magenta!
Chanel: Some of my new favorites from Chanel, include the new Jersey perfume and an all new collection of makeup brushes. The new brushes are laser cut, which supposedly offers better precision for application. I haven’t had the pleasure of trying them yet, but they are certainly sleek and chic when it comes to design. The new Jersey fragrance is the “scent of freedom” based on the history of Chanel. Chanel introduced jersey into the wardrobe of females- freeing them from the corset.
Kate Somerville: A standout item from Kate Somerville is certainly the self-tanning facial towelette. I had been using her self-tanning towelettes for the body on my face before and so I was so glad to learn she had introduced a line specifically for the face. They are portable and is a small, round, little mit that makes application easy.
Natura Bissé: From Natura Bissé, I can’t get over how much I love the new NB Ceutical Tolerance Enzyme Peel. I’ve already tried this product and it’s seriously amazing! It acts as an exfoliant for delicate skin and just after one use – my skin was absolutely glowing! It renews the skin and creates luminosity without causing inflammation and redness.
Cle de Peau: Beyond the delicious cookies, I was so impressed with the new Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing Face Enhancer. Not only was the gorgeous packaging was commissioned by jewelry designer, Shaun Leane, this gorgeous facial powder uses innovative light-directing technology to brighten and highlight your complexion. It’s offered in pastel and gold palettes and is inspired by the pearlescent beauty of the conch shell. After just one dust, my skin sparkled in the most understated and elegant way. I absolutely must-have the gold powder for spring and summer!
Trish McEvoy: Trish has a gorgeous new purple bowed planner that’s perfect for spring. I love the portability of this bag. It’s perfect for traveling and it truly is a one stop kit- certain to keep you in-tune with the most stylish colors for spring!
Estée Lauder: I love the Teal Topaz nail polish and the Pure Color lip glosses are the perfect way to bring a pop of color to your beauty regimen this spring. They look great alone or layered over lipstick. I am currently loving the shades: Electric Ginger and Brazen Berry.
Well, I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek of the lovely new collections. You must go try some of the new colors on your own and don’t miss the Neiman Marcus Beauty Event! Shop cosmetics on NeimanMarcus.com. The Beauty Event is February 23-March 4th. Beauty VIP is Saturday, February 25th at Neiman Marcus NorthPark with masterclasses throughout the day (starting at 10:30am-4:30pm).
*receive one of the beauty bags featured above with a purchase of $100 or more