Ready for summer? Who isn’t? Leave the city behind right now and ease into warm relaxation with Elizabeth Arden’s new Summer Escape Limited Edition Color Collection 2014. Inspired by the alluring colors of the ocean, the Summer Escape collection is a gorgeous mix of sandy neutrals and vivid maritime hues which make for a wide variety of effortlessly elegant makeup looks.
“Elizabeth Arden’s new Summer Escape Collection is perfect for women who want to look fresh, natural, and polished for the summer,” says Rebecca Restrepo, Elizabeth Arden Global Makeup Artist. “A pinky coral cream eye shadow, jumbo-sized lip pencil and nail lacquer for a summer getaway look. A periwinkle blue nail lacquer and cream eye shadow provide a fresh take on the blue trend popping up in makeup and on runways this season.”
The SUMMER ESCAPE Limited Edition Color Collection 2014 includes:
LIMITED EDITION Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder ($40.00)
A silky smooth, baked mineral bronzing powder with a unique marbleized design instantly brightens skin with a hint of sun-kissed radiance. Infused with antioxidants, the baked mineral powder provides weightless, transparent coverage for a natural healthy-looking glow.
Rebecca Recommends: “This bronzer gives skin just the right amount of vibrancy with both color and radiance for a healthy-looking glow. For an all-over glow, lightly dust bronzer across your face. Don’t forget your neck, ears and chest for a natural, sunkissed look.”
Shades: Warm Glow 01 (Pink & Gold Pearls), Deep Glow 02 (Gold & Copper Pearls)
LIMITED EDITION Pure Finish Cool Radiance Highlighter ($28.50)
A cool-to-the-touch creamy highlighter stick that illuminates and enhances the complexion with a soft, dewy radiance. This multipurpose makeup adds a rosy pearlescent glow to eyes, cheeks and lips. The subtle opalescent pink is a universally flattering shade that boosts brightness for a naturally luminous finish.
Rebecca Recommends: “Apply directly to the face and use fingers to blend. To brighten and highlight the face dab on the highest points of the cheekbones, along the top of the brow bone, and to the center of lip’s cupid’s bow to give skin a fresh glow. Apply to the inside corners of eyes to brighten and widen them. Highlighting these key areas of the face accentuates cheekbones and lips while opening the eyes for a sexy fresh-faced look.”
LIMITED EDITION Beautiful Color Gloss Stick ($19.50)
Beautiful Color Gloss Sticks combine the convenience of a lip pencil with the rich payoff of a lipstick and the shine of a lip gloss in just one stroke. This soft and creamy lip color is infused with mineral pigments for high coverage and conditioners that leave lips feeling smoothed and hydrated.
Shades: Coral Reef 01 (Bright pinky-coral), Pink Sky 02 (Neutral rose with shimmer), Sunrise 03 (Bright watermelon), Sea Breeze 04 (Warm honey neutral)
LIMITED EDITION Pure Finish Cream Eye Shadow ($21.00)
Luxuriously creamy, these highly pigmented eye shadows impart vivid, long-lasting color to the eyelids. Each gorgeously vibrant hue glides on smoothly and sets for long lasting color. Enriched with Aloe and Vitamin E, the creamy formula helps soothe and protect the eye area, while providing comfortable wear. Pure Finish Cream Eye Shadow comes in a clear glass pot with a navy, nautical printed screw cap.
Rebecca Recommends: “For an uplifted shimmering look, use your pointer finger or a flat shadow brush to blend the shadows from lash line to crease. Apply the shadow as a soft liner along the base of upper and lower lashes for a glimmering pop of color.”
Shades: Sand Dollar 01 (Soft Peachy-Coral Shimmer), Overboard 02 (Vibrant Pearl Blue), Anchors Away 03 (Metallic Bronze)
LIMITED EDITION Beautiful Color Define and Highlight Eyeliner Duo ($23.00)
Define and highlight eyes with one convenient dual-ended pencil that features a deep shade to line the upper lash line with intense color, and a light complementary shade to illuminate the lower lash line. The blendable, high pigment colors glide on with smooth creamy application for comfortable wear.
Rebecca Recommends: “For a fresh modern look, apply the deeper shade along the top lash line and lower water line. Then apply the shimmer shade along the outside edge of the lower lash line for a soft, haloed eye look.”
Shades: Midnight Sail 01 (Navy Blue/Pearlized Champagne), Cast Away 02 (Deep Charcoal Grey/Soft Pink Shimmer), Golden Sands 03 (Deep Chocolate Brown/Warm Pearl Gold)
LIMITED EDITION SHADE Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara ($24.00)
Brighten the eyes with Elizabeth Arden’s best-selling mascara in a limited edition, pearlized brilliant blue hue. Powered by a potent complex of peptides, this luxurious, multi-dimensional mascara immediately volumizes, lengthens and curls the appearance of lashes, and is clinically proven to enhance the look of lash length, density and curl with continued use. The clump free, flake free formula protects lashes and delivers 3x the lash volume.
Rebecca Recommends: “This shade is great for any age or any eye color. Blue brightens the whites of the eyes. The pearlescent pigment of this rich blue mascara gives definition to the lashes by highlighting lash length and volume and providing the perfect amount of color.”
Shade: Ocean Blue 03 (Rich Pearlized Blue)
I am totally hooked on this mascara. I thought it would be too blue, but the color is subtle and makes the whites of my eyes appear whiter!
The Summer Escape limited edition packaging features a chic nautical print and is available in department stores nationwide and on ElizabethArden.com for a limited time right now.
Shop the Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Collection here.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
Samples provided for review, but opinions are my own.