Are you ready for pastels? While attending the Smashbox Be DiscoveredSpring 2012 Preview at Hudson Studios, I discovered that spring is going to be all about color and that means a lot of pastels. We have seen them on the runways and the red carpet. Now it is our turn to show them off.
Smashbox founder, Davis Factor and Leading Makeup artist, Lori Taylor shared all the latest trends for the spring. Be Discovered is a spring color collection featuring stunning handpicked hues with fresh shades for every skin tone. One trend is the color tangerine. This is not the orangey color that we remember our grandmothers wearing. This is a gentler orange that can work for all skin types. Don't be afraid of it to add warmth. The Be Discovered line has new packaging. The makeup texture is different. The lipstick formula is different making it longer lasting and as Davis pointed out, "It tastes better too."
Founder, David Factor photographs all in attendance after our makeup touchups
Be Legendary Lipsticks($19) are part of the core line. Women are always looking for the perfect red and the perfect nude. Smashbox has three reds and three nudes so that you can choose the one that looks best on you. There are 22 cream and matte shades available. Unlike other brands, this matte is not drying and smudge-proofmaking it one of my favorites.
TheJet Set Waterproof Eye Liner ($22) and the Eye Shadow Palette ($44) are part of a limited edition. The eye liner also comes with the perfect liner brush and is safe to use on the inner rim.
Be Discovered Cream Cheek Trio is back for a limited time. It is offered in a warm or bold option and is extremely versatile. Leading Makeup Artist, Lori Taylor and I spoke about how the trio is an awesome choice for moms. It is a multi-functional product that you can use on your lips, eyes and cheeks. You can even apply it with your fingers making it great for the times when you are on the run.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream is a huge hit in China and now is available in the U.S. at Sephora stores and Sephora.com. Starting April 1, it will be available at all Smashbox retailers. Don't confuse it with a tinted moisturizer. It is so much more than that. It primes, evens out skin, hydrates, protects with an SPF of 35 and controls oil. It comes in five different shades.
Smashbox can be found at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom , Beauty.com and select Macys.
Kerri G. is a not only a teacher, wife and writer but a full time working mom of three savvy ladies. You can read about her adventures in traveling, fashion and money sense at Raising Three Savvy Ladies.
Momtrends was not paid for this post. I received a swag bag of Smashbox Be Discovered makeup.