(image from www.joseishi.net/voce/)
Dior’s eye palettes have been getting more and more shimmery. (Almost all the shades in this season’s two palettes are very shimmery.) Even though I am not sure I like this direction, the finishes of these shades are still flattering.
2nd: Coffret D’Or
(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/coffretdor)
I do like the new packaging. It looks more gown-up than T’Estimo and I like the jeweled details on the eye palettes.
The 3D Lighting Eyes palettes are definitely the core of this collection. I have read more reviews where people choose not to buy the spring 2008 palettes from Maquillage or Aube (both of which are similarly priced) and go for Coffret D’Or instead (than the other way around). Even though the color combinations are not particularly unique or striking (see one of my other Coffret D’Or posts for the image of the five palettes), the texture, finish, and lasting power are what make them stand out.(Please check out my review on 3D Lighting Eyes in 04.)
Overall, this is a very exciting debut collection, and Coffret D’Or has probably already created many future loyal followers.
It is the core concept, which is what makes a collection memorable. It is also the visual impact of the whole lineup and how it translates to daily wear.
The colors of the sea and the shades of coral reefs provide the inspiration for this collection. The five Sheer Contrast Eyes palettes are simply gorgeous.
With a distinctive concept and a beautifully wide range of vibrant yet wearable colors, this is the best collection for me in spring 2008.
This concludes my seasonal roundup for spring 2008. What about you? Which spring 2008 collection/item is your favorite?
But it is very refreshing to see Eprise, Clinique, Clé de Peau, and Maquillage come up with appealing collections. Also, Coffret D’Or‘s and EST‘s strong debut color makeup lineups prove to be serious competitors.
On the other hand, for me, the spring 2008 collections from Chanel, YSL, Jill Stuart, and Lavshuca are relatively disappointing. But I am sure these favorite brands of mine will wow me later this year.
Related Posts:Coffret D’Or’s Spring/Summer 2008 Base Makeup Collection
(The loose powder is on my shopping list.)
Foundation Face-Off – Lunasol vs. Coffret D’Or
(Is Lunasol still winning?)
Loving Japanese Brand – Lunasol
(my personal take on Lunasol)