I realise that since it is early March it is mostly likely a little too early to decree my favourite collection of 2015 but I will say that bareMinerals Modern Pop Trend Collection is easily in the running. If you like pretty but easy to wear pastel shades complimented by nude eye liner and coral lip colours you have come to the right place.
To know me is to know I adore coral and peach lip colours, it is all I wear once we get into the Spring it is all I reach for. Within the bareMinerals Modern Pop Trend Collection there is three shades of such variety within the Marvellous Moxie Lipstick (£18) range, two of which I have been lucky enough to test out: Dream Big - a bright, peachy coral that will compliment just about all skin tones. The shade is beautifully pigmented, bright yet not gaudy and really easy to wear. I am not saying it is an outright dupe for MAC Ever Hip but fans of such shade will more than likely want to snap this up. If you prefer your a more peachy nude shade then perhaps you would be interested in Dream Big which is a muted nude coral. I liken it a little to MAC Hue only far more pigmented. Both lipsticks glide on to the lips delivering both moisture and colour with a slight sheen, they are a joy to wear as they are so hydrating yet not prone to slipping nor bleeding. I wouldn't deem the formula to be extremely long wearing but each application lasts around two hours and is extremely comfortable to wear.
Within the collection there is also bareMinerals Modern Pop Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat (£16) which is a lip gloss by any other name. This gloss can be worn on its own to add a milky sheen to the lips along with a little added hydration, if you are looking for a non-abrasive way to give the illusion of plumper lips this could be your new weapon of choice. As this is essentially clear it will suit all and can be layered over any other lip product of your choice. Above I have layered the bareMinerals Modern Pop Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat over two of the new Modern Pop Marvelous Moxie Lipstick as you can see it hasn't changed the overall colour just added a little extra sheen.
The new bareMinerals Modern Pop Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 The Modern Icon Palette (£29) is Spring personified, four pretty pastel hues that will brighten and open the eyes in one quick step. This is my first experience with bareMinerals eyeshadows and I have to say I am more than pleasantly surprised - they are beautifully pigmented, soft, easy to blend and teamed with a primer more than long wearing. Within the areMinerals Modern Pop Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 The Modern Icon Palette there are four shades: Exhale (lilac based taupe), Carefree (peachy pink), Sophisticate (grey based purple) and Chic (palest pink). If you like matte shades this is not the palette for you as all four shades have a slight shimmer element but on the plus side they are really easy to wear - I deem them to be neutral pops of colour!
Speaking of giving the illusion of bigger, brighter eyes leads me on to bareMinerals Modern Pop Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner in Classic Cream (£15) is a new staple product of mine. As this isn't as stark as a white eyeliner it doesn't appear as harsh when applied to the waterline yet is more brightening than your typical flesh toned nude. I'd deem Classic Cream to be a yellowed beige. As you can see the bareMinerals Modern Pop Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner in Classic Cream comes with an inbuilt sharpener for precise application as well a soft smudging tool The formula is also nothing short of wonderful, creamy yet firm so it applies without tugging at such a delicate area yet has enough tact to stay put for several hours. I don't personally recommend using this as anything other than an eyeliner (i.e as base product) as on the skin it can feel a little sticky. The colour alone is enough to warrant a purchase in my opinion, the fact that it wears for several hours on my waterlines is only an added bonus.
The bareMinerals Modern Pop Trend Collection is limited edition so if you do like any of the above you will have to act fairly quickly.
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