Makeup artists launch beauty ranges inspired by travel, movies, and mythical creatures this season, while the key trends remain glitter and the candy colors of the 1980s.
For movie fans - NARS, the beauty brand that celebrated its 15th anniversary last year, is releasing a collection inspired by French movie icon Catherine Deneuve's 'Lucille' character in La Chamade. The range, priced from $16 to $32, is dominated by spring-appropriate pink and berry tones and comes with the occasional 1980s (skyblue eyeliner) or 1990s (gothic nail polish) update.
For fashion junkies - The big design houses are going for a classic look with a twist:
YSL has lipsticks in peach and rose as well as golden glosses, while its spring nail lacquers are available in trend colors beige and mauve. Products' prices range from $20 to $56. As a special gimmick, the brand is also launching a limited-edition palette inspired by the Y-MAIL handbag ($65).
Chanel is also releasing a mauve nail polish, the highly anticipated 'Particulière' shade, as well as two other new hues. The label's spring line, called 'Les Impressions de Chanel,' seems to be inspired by earthy tones, featuring a wide variety of brown and beige products as well as copper highlighter and khaki eyeliner (products priced from $27 to $65.
Dior's powdery and candy tones are part of its Spring Boudoir Collection, which was inspired by lace (a material that MAC previously dedicated a winter collection to). Pricing is not yet known.
Candy colors are also a big part of Givenchy's 'New Impressions' collection, while its new 'Le Prisme Yeux Mono' range will consist of 16 eye shadow shades that come in palettes of four almost identical hues for more structured looks.
For globe-trotters - As part of the travel theme trend, Guerlain is releasing its 'Cherry Blossom' line inspired by Asia, including mainly pink and purple shades (priced at around $49). A new lipgloss line called 'KissKiss Strass' will also be part of the offering.
For a polished look - Nail polish brand
O.P.I is releasing two new collections, one inspired by
Alice in Wonderland (a popular theme right now due to Tim Burton's new adaptation due out this year), featuring lots of glitter, the other one tries to capture the city of Hong Kong in bright, sometimes neon, shades.
Essie will be muting the colors instead, featuring mainly pastel hues.
Against the holiday hangover - Bobbi Brown has a remedy against the tired January look: her new 'Face Lift' collection includes products designed to make your face look brighter and firmer, such as tinted eye brightener and eye repair cream. The makeup artist also liked spring's key color coral so much that she dedicated a whole collection to it: 'Cabana Corals.'
Other new beauty lines featuring the trend looks of the season are the 'Heartbreaker Collection' by Smashbox, Shu Uemura's 'Egerie' range, and Lancôme's 'O my Rose' line.
Most products will become available in January, with some following in February and March. Check sephora.com or other big beauty retailers for stocking updates.