Floral motifs, ethnic and gypsy influences, handmade embroidery, patchwork and prints…
Here’s a look at La Bohème, Make Up For Ever’s offering for Spring 2012.
The packaging of this collection is unusually colourful for the makeup brand (and I’d even say a little twee) but it is certainly spring-like with its floral/foliage motifs and rustic bohemian prints.
Its design a composition of fabric prints that MUFE creator Dany Sanz found on her travels, the limited edition La Bohème Eyeshadow Palette (S$59) is made of recyclable cardboard and comprises 6 baked shadow domes in the following colours: Lagoon Green (aqua), Natural Green (olive), Beige (golden beige), Parma Violet (lilac), Brown (chocolate) and Coral (pale orange).
All are shimmery, with some sparklier than others.
The aqua has turquoise tones that mostly show up over a base. The olive is run-of-the-mill but a nice complement to the brown and orange. The beige is quite subtle and good for offsetting the accent shades.
The lilac is a joy to swatch, thanks to its feminine hue and lovely sparkles. The chocolate is the darkest shade of the six and will be great for smoky depth. The pale orange, which reminds me of orange gelato, charmed me with its soft pastel tone. I am not usually drawn to pastels but the orange is a delightfully soothing shadow to look at, as well as a wearable one.
Rouge Natural Lipstick in Folk/Red Coral (S$35) is a true coral.
It’s a cheery vibrant shade that works for this season.
It has a nice lustrous softness that complements the pastels of the eyeshadow palette. Also part of the collection is Bohème/Peach Beige, a nude.
Inspired by wood, Aqua Eyes in Gypsy (S$33) is a cool-toned velvety brown that will work on most skin tones.
It doesn’t pull so cool that warmer skin tones can’t take it.
It is 100% waterproof on me, though it isn’t entirely smudge-proof – it’s still susceptible to facial oil.
Besides the aforementioned products, I also received a preview sample of Eye Prime Long Wear Eyelid Primer from the brand.
It’s similar in texture to Urban Decay Primer Potion but doesn’t have the brightening tone of the latter.
Its subdued shade blends nicely into my skin, though.
I haven’t fully tested it for wear but the La Bohème shadow sextet pops well over the primer, especially when it’s semi-tacky.
Here is Gipsy Queen, the makeup concept for the collection.
And here’s a peek at the look’s creation. In Singapore, this collection is available at Sephora Singapore and the MUFE Pro store.
Image source: Make Up For Ever Singapore