Good afternoon, dear readers! :D
A little while back I entered a contest on Beauty Crazed for a set of Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, and then I promptly forgot about it. Then a couple weeks ago I got a e-mail telling me that I won!!! :D I was so ecstatic (and still am!!). I have never tried any Elizabeth Arden products before, although I have been aware of the company for a long time. Here is what I won:
- Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Duo in Heathered Plums ($32.00 CAN for .11 oz, 3 g)
- Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar ($30.00 CAN for .09 oz, 2.67 g)
- Beautiful Color Smooth Line Lip Pencil in Crimson ($23 CAN for .03 oz, 1.05 g)
- Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Mulberry ($29.00 CAN for .12 oz, 3.5 g)
- High Shine Lip Gloss in Sparkling Ruby ($20 CAN for .22 fl oz, 6.5 ml)
EEE!!! I am so excited about these cosmetics!! :D
Here is the eye shadow in Heathered Plums:
Isn't that a gorgeous compact??!
And here is the lipstick in Mulberry:
Again, there is some gorgeous packaging (the lipstick container has a very satisfying weight to it!)
The lip liner in Crimson (one end is the pencil and the other has a lip brush):
The gloss in Sparkling Ruby:
And last but certainly not least, the cream blush in Nectar:
Here are some swatches on the inside of my arm, both without and with flash:
(From L to R: Heathered Plums eye shadows (dry application), Crimson lip pencil, Sparkling Ruby lip gloss, Mulberry lip stick, Nectar blush and Nectar blush rubbed in)
I am so ecstatic with these!! :D The colours are gorgeous (not to mention they are great for my personal colouring huzzah!), the products are top quality, and the packaging is absolutely stunning. It is a real pleasure to whip out a golden compact or sexy bullet and apply some colour!! :D
To be honest I never really thought about purchasing Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, as I considered them to be more "grown up" (it still baffles me to think that I am an adult, and have been for some time. I sure don't feel (or act ;)) like one!). After experiencing these products, I can safely say that I will definitely consider purchasing more from Elizabeth in the future. Although by some standards the cream blush doesn't have a huge amount of product in it, I know it will last a long time as it is quite pigmented and a little goes a long way.
In all I would say that the quality of these cosmetics and the impressive packaging they are housed in definitely give you a good bang for your buck.
What do you think of Elizabeth Arden cosmetics? Have you tried them before or will you consider doing so in the future?
Have a wonderful day my friends!
, by Ashesela K