Although most of us are still in the clutches of Winter’s deep freeze, makeup is already warming to the idea of a Spring thaw. Fashion (Altuzarra Spring RTW 2015) took its cue from spring-like petal pinks and polished finishes. Gone are the heavy lashes, imposing cheek color and strong mouths of the season past. A number of companies are taking that fresh approach from runway to reality with a series of palettes that contain everything you need to get the look.
Bobbi Brown’s Face Touch Up Palette features the company’s best selling skin essentials for a flawless finish. The palm sized kit contains a color corrector, creamy concealer, skin foundation stick and sheer finish pressed powder. Each palette is customized for a wide range of skin tones and undertones. The foundation colors match the company’s normal lineup (if you don’t know your color, you can be matched at any Bobbi Brown counter in your local department store) and takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect shade.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette contains six shades to mix and match for just about any skin tone. There are three contour shades and three highlight shades. The formulation is powder, but feels creamy to the touch. The blending power of these products is noteworthy. The lightest and darkest shades have a cooler undertone to give the illusion of a ‘shadow’ when applied to the skin, which is after all how a proper contour should be.
Hourglass is branching out with its new Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes. The most neutral of the bunch is the palette in Atmosphere, which is our top pick for bringing Spring Trend makeup to life. Atmosphere features a selection of five shades from beige to cool dark brown, in a variety of finishes. Each shade can be used alone or blended together for a customized effect.
Most of the palettes are small enough to pop into a purse (or a glove compartment. Don’t judge). They’re designed to make efforts for a fresh take on makeup, that much simpler.