Connie Blumenthal

The Most Seasoned Real Estate Connoisseur in Greater Seattle and Mercer Island Luxury Real Estate Markets

Beauty in Bloom at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Cosmetic and Fragrance Event Spring & Summer 2012

Every season we spice up our wardrobes and freshen up our make-up collections. Well, it seems to be about that time of year again! Last Thursday, Neiman Marcus held their Cosmetic and Fragrance Spring and Summer 2012 event and, let me tell you, there is a lot to look forward to. As we enjoyed coffee and fruit, we listened to colorful descriptions of this year's beauty trends. This season beauty counters will be filled with the latest products that promise a radiant and refreshing look. From moisturizing creams, dark-spot correctors and exfoliating creams, to wrinkle and UV damage healers, you will feel (and look!) like you’re wearing new skin. Peek into someone’s make-up collection this spring and you should expect to see a lot of pretty soft pinks paired with gold-filled compacts. As for fragrances, stop and smell the different floral and spicy scents. This February, Neiman Marcus will be stocking their shelves with new products from chic brands like: Chanel, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Kate Somerville, RéVive, Esteé Lauder, clé de peau, Guerlain, Chantecaille, La Prairie, Hanae Mori and Creed!

Here are a couple of our favorite collections:

Guerlain

Guerlain describes their spring collection as, “Sophisticated and elegant, this color collection defines femininity while also revealing one’s inner seductress.” Guerlain introduces a variety of new products including a new bronzing powder, a sun-shimmer highlighting blush, and new eye-shadow palettes. One of our favorites is the Noir G Mascara which not only thickens and lengthens the lashes, but also stimulates growth and prevents flaking and smudging. Another unique and clever feature is the pop-up mirror and the refill bottle attached to the mascara tube. A second favorite is the new Rouge G “Pink Collection” which promises to hydrate your lips and leave them “as soft as a flower petal.” The Rouge G collection is only available this spring so make sure to pick them up while you can!

Bobbi Brown

One of our other favorites, Bobbi Brown’s Rose Gold collection, is exclusively sold at Neiman Marcus. As a limited edition for the season, Bobbi Brown has created two new eye-shadow “Shimmer Brick” compacts. One compact is a lighter Rose Gold and a slightly darker, Wild Rose. Both are stunning palettes. The brand will also carry new gel eye-liners that are water-proof, resist smudging, and, best of all, are easy to apply! The rose gold colors are also featured in the new lip products that provide 12 SPF.

Now that you have a sneak peak at what’s to come this spring, go ahead and clean out your cosmetic bags and make room for all of these new products!

Want another secret tip? Some of the beauty counters offer complimentary facials and make-up lessons!

To top it all off, between between February 23rd and March 4th you will receive a free tote plus plenty of beauty samples with a cosmetic or fragrance purchase over $100. Mark your calendars, Ladies, and plan a date with Neiman Marcus!

Fashionably Yours, Spotlight Seattle Staff

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