Fashion-able: Spring beauty collections we can’t wait for

Being the beauty junkies that we are, it’s rare that a new nail polish or lip shade escapes a morning debrief on the fourth floor. Since Wiarton Willie just predicted an early spring, we’re looking forward to electric neons, over-the-top lashes, modern cat eyes, a golden glow, statement lips, power brows, metallic accents and these looks and collections:

Rosy Glow 

We’re loving the look of pretty feminine cheeks seen on the runways at Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs – rosy cheeks that were just the right mix of flirty and flushed. A piece from Bobbi Brown’s Rose Gold collection, particularly a beautiful shimmer brick compact in Rose Gold or Wild Rose ($49), is the perfect addition to our spring makeup bag to achieve this look.

A pretty and delicate look for Spring from Bobbi Brown.

Garden Pastels 

We don’t know if Lancôme and Dior are conspiring to host the ultimate garden party this year, but add us to the guest list. Dior’s Spring 2012 collection is inspired by a rose garden planted and lovingly cultivated by Mr. Dior himself. We’re swooning over the limited edition Dior Garden Clutch ($75) and new eyeshadow palettes with soft greens, delicate violets and subtle pinks. 

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and Dior is always appropriate. Hint, hint!

Similarly, Lancôme invites us to a Roseraie des Delices this spring – a rose garden of delights. We’ll wait to see who is bold enough to rock the new Color Fever Gloss in Green Petal ($31). We bet we’ll spot it on a few fashionable pairs of lips at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto.

Pistachio? Mint-chip green? Either way, this pale green is lovely for spring.

Coloured Liner 

If a minty-green pout is a little too much, we like some bold colour around the eyes. Estée Lauder’s 2012 collection, with the Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Teal ($23), presents a strong colourful look for spring. It’s especially pretty when it’s drawn all the way into the inner corners of the eyes – talk about eye popping. 

MAC is one of the masters of bright and vibrant colour, and we can always count on them to bring something intense to each new collection. These Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners ($18) from the Vera collection lead us to believe they’re also down with the fully lined colour trend.


Nail trends be damned, all we can think about is the upcoming polish collection from China Glaze in honour of the Hunger Games which premieres Friday, March 23 (countdown is on!). While the timing doesn’t feel quite right for some of the dark shades, soft and pretty doesn’t exactly suit the nation of Panem. We’ll give the final verdict when we see it in stores, but we’re pretty pumped about some of the richer, Katniss-inspired shades.

New polishes inspired by each of the districts.