Elizabeth Arden has wowed the crowd again with a stunning limited edition summer collection. As a serious LOVER of pearls (I was lucky enough to get two gorgeous pearl necklaces from my mom and aunt for my birthday recently), I was anxiously awaiting the Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Limited Edition Color Collection, inspired by the lustrous colours of pearls.
As soon as I get new makeup I cannot wait to tear off the packing and peek at what’s inside, but in this case, I found it a little more difficult. The pearlescent seashell inspired packaging of the Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Collection is beautiful. The soft pinks, aquamarine and green tones shimmer in the sunlight. It almost looks holographic, doesn’t it?
While I admit that I gazed upon the packaging a little longer than usual, it didn’t take too long for me to unpack the carefully packaged makeup. Inside the Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Limited Edition Color Collection, you will find: a Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Hightlighter, 3 Cream Eye Shadow Stylos, a Gel Eyliner and a Lipgloss Trio.
(above: Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter)
By far my favourite part of this collection is the Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter. It truly is perfection in a compact. With three shades, this bronzing powder and highlighter duo gives a sun-kissed, contoured glow to any complexion. The compact comes with a metallic silver half-moon brush for application – the perfect size for throwing into into your makeup bag.
(above: Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter swatches)
The pigmentation of all the bronzers and blush is fantastic. The powders are pearlescent and offer an element of soft shimmer. The shades can either be used separately to really help contour and highlight, or they can be used together (as shown in the far left swatch) for an overall enhanced glow.
Key Ingredients: Vitamin E, Argan Oil, and Illuminating, microlight minerals.
(above: Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos)
The slimline packaging of these highly pigmented cream eyeshadow sticks makes them really easy to hold. If you’re looking for an eyeliner that doesn’t fade or smudge – this is it. The colour-enriched pigments in opalescent shades of blue, bronze and light pink make them the perfect summer go-to when it comes to eye makeup.
(above: Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos swatches)
The swatches above are shown after having played tennis for an hour! Can you believe it?The colour did not budge on any of the three stylos. The best part about these eye shadow stylos? They have a built-in sharpener, so the pointed tip will never dull.
Key Ingredients: Color Endriched Pigments, Soft Focus Micropsheres, Aloe and Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E.
Though I don’t picture the Gel Eye Liner separately (you can see it in the second photo of the post), this highly-pigmented gel eye liner is a a sleek black liner that doesn’t smudge. It comes with a mini angled gel liner brush as well.
Key Ingredients: Saturated Pigments, Emollients, Avocado, Olive & Jojoba Oils, Sunflower Seed & Avocado Oil and Vitamin E.
(above: Sunkissed Pearls Lip Gloss Trio)
These moisture-rich lip glosses are thick, creamy and come in three gorgeous shades: berry, coral and pink. After applying these plumping lip glosses, your lips look full and feel niceley moisturized. They aren’t drying at all.
(above: Sunkissed Pearls Lip Gloss Trio swatches)
Key Ingredients: Emollient Esters, Super Sterol Esters, Mango & Shea Butters and Maxi Lip.
Availability and Price:
Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Color Collection is available for a limited time at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs. They’ve been out since March, so you’ll want to grab these quickly before they’re gone.
Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter ($48)
Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylo ($26)
Sunkissed Pearls Gel Eye Liner ($28)
Sunkissed Pearls Lip Gloss Trio ($29)
Until next time,