As much as I love collections with a ton of different pieces (MAC, I’m looking at you…) I also really appreciate the smaller collections with only a few choice pieces. It’s so much easier to figure out what you want when you’re not looking at 16 different glosses or 27 different shadows. (I’m exaggerating, but you know what I mean). MAKE UP FOR EVER‘s new La Bohème collection only has 4 products in it, but they’re all flirty and fun and perfect for spring.
The La Bohème Baked Eye Shadow Palette comes in a fabulously patterned and colorful package that contains 6 baked shadows in Lagoon Green, Vegetal Green, Beige, Parma Purple, Brown and Coral. They’re all sort of soft and pretty, and the formula is enriched with mineral powders and a high concentration of pearl to give them a shimmery effect. I like baked shadows because they look fairly sheer when applied dry, but when you add water, the shades get deeper and richer. When I look at the palette, I feel like I should pair the shades with a maxi-dress and really cool sunglasses for a stroll along the Seine, but that might just be wishful thinking since I’m in dire need of a vacation!
The shadows are paired with the La Bohème Aqua Eyes liner. It’s a matte dark brown, but the original Aqua Eyes packaging has a floral design added to the cap. So cute! The packaging for this collection just makes me so happy. The Aqua Eyes liners are fabulous, so if you haven’t tried one yet, this might be a good basic shade to pick up to get your start. The other two items in the collection are both La Bohème Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks in two different shades – Bohème and Folk. Bohème is an iridescent peach beige and Folk is an iridescent red coral. Again, I LOVE the packaging. It might sound silly to talk so much about it, but there’s just so much makeup out there that when the packaging on some stands out so well, it really sets it apart. Plus, on a purely shallow level, it just looks cute when you take it out of your clutch at dinner!
The La Bohème collection is sold exclusively at Sephora, so head to your nearest store to check it out.