The palette starts with a naturally luminous face, thanks to Go Natural 1 Mineral Foundation $30.00, (a soft, sheer, loose, neutral powder in a shaker jar). This Mineral Foundation is talc and paraben free, allowing your skin to breathe while, hiding imperfections and lines. It features Lavender Oil and Vitamin E, in a light-diffusing formula that lets you build from sheer to semi-opaque. It’s non comodogenic, and oil free with natural UVA/UVB protection. There are five shades, but you can “Fudge” the color a bit since it is a sheer, natural, mineral makeup. One color should get you through the year, unless you tend to tan a lot.
Add romance with a super-sheer, Cream Blush $25.00 called: “Stockholm.” The blush looks like a brilliant rose, but it leaves cheeks with just the merest hint of flush that’s subtle, pretty and sexy. I love the shiny, silver, mirrored compact, too. If you wish, add a sexy glow with a tiny bit of creamy Highlighter $25.00 in one of in FACE Stockholm’s beautiful colors. For this collection, it’s ‘Mystic,” a glowing, sheer, white pearl. TIP: Use this dewy creme highlighter under your brow bone as well as on cheekbones. You can also layer it under powder shadow or blush for long lasting color and depth. All you really need to apply it is a fingertip, but you can also use a sponge or a nylon brush.
Eyes are smouldering in earth tones. For daytime, a Matte Eye Shadow $20.00 called “Joy” warms lids like creamy chocolate milk. For evening (or anytime you want more shimmer) add shimmery Eye Dust $22.00 (loose, translucent, shimmer powder) in “Treasure,” the most gorgeous copper I’ve ever tried. This will be amazing with a tan, come Summer, too. TIP: Apply these wet or dry for a variety of smooth, shimmering styles. If you choose a color like coppery treasure, try sprinkling some of it into your moisturizer, foundation or body lotion, for an allover glow.
FACE Stockholm’s signature mascara is a Volumizing Mascara $24.00, fitted with a voluptuous brush to get every lash. You can get it in brown and black, but for Spring 2010 it is made more modern, in a deep navy that is particularly flattering for blue-eyes. There’s a Cake Eyeliner $18.00 in a round, shiny, silver compact to make eyes pop! I love the versatility, portability, and softness of a cake liner. I’m glad that FACE Stockholm still makes them in black, green, eggplant, brown, and navy. All you need is a little water and an Eyeliner Brush to get the look, just right. TIP: work from the outer corner inward, to create a variety of subtle and intense looks. Cake eyeliner can take you from a classically defined lash line, to wild and avant–garde, or to create an intense smolder. For traditionalists, or for a change, FACE Stockholm’s soft and blendable, Pencil Liner $17.00 is a good choice, and it is also easy to tote in your purse. “Molly” is a soft brown that just adds a soft, subtle, defining line to the “Joy” powder shadow.
If you want a feminine, easy to wear look for Spring into Summer, you can’t go wrong with the collection I have just reviewed,above. Use it and you too, can be an ethereal, Swedish rose. Visit your favorite FACE Stockholm store to get the goods, or the FACE Stockholm Web Site
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