Add Seychelles, Africa to the list of dream vacation places. I spent a good hour this morning ogling pics of this tropical paradise of white beaches and granite rock formations, located just off the coast of Madagascar. The urge to check out the place was brought on by — surprise, surprise — makeup!
I blame this bout of wanderlust on the three-piece Seychelles Collection by Three Custom Color Specialists. Inspired by the colors of the Seychelles Islands, the spring palette of brown, green, fuchsia, peach and pink shades includes makeup for the eyes and lips.
Eyeshadow in Coco De Mer ($23): This shimmery golden coco brown flashes to emerald green according to the light. The color reminds me of a toned-down, golden version of MAC Eyeshadow in Club, a duochrome that flashes from brown to green to blue to gray. I can see this color looking absolutely smokin’ with green, gold and bronze shades, like MAC Paint Pot in Delft, MAC Eyeshadow in Humid and MAC Eyeshadow in Amber Lights. The texture of Coco De Mer feels soft and finely milled, and it applies and blends with the ease of Shu Uemura’s power shadows.
Lipgloss in Peacock Flower ($22): Peacock Flower is a peachy pink that flashes to violet. It’s the most unique color I’ve seen for lips in awhile, and one of my new faves. The duochrome quality reminds me of MAC’s Lollipop Lovin’ lipstick, a funky but fun coral with hints of green released earlier this year. I like the feel of the thin and non-sticky formula, which packs a lot of shine.
Sheer Lipstick in Frangipani ($22): This shimmery, sheer fuchsia with golden flecks of glitter is free of taste or scent. The formula feels moisturizing and light on my lips.
Frangipani Sheer Lipstick
Coco De Mer Eyeshadow
Peacock Flower Lipgloss
Peacock Flower Lipgloss Wand
Swatches from left to right: Coco De Mer, Peacock Flower Lipgloss, Frangipani Sheer Lipstick
This collection could easily transition into summer, and the colors would pair well with any of the current bronze and teal summer collections, like Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess or Urban Decay’s Get Baked Palette.
While the makeup is on the pricy side, I think you get what you pay for in terms of texture and color payoff. You can save a few bucks with a special deal on the Three Custom Colorists website by purchasing all three items in the collection for $50. That’s $17 less than you’d pay if you bought each item individually — not too shabby, tabby.
If you’re a fan of high-end, indy makeup lines, the Seychelles collection might be worth checking out.
Welcome to the Hotel Cattyfornia
Such a lovely place; such a lovely face.
I’m leaving tomorrow for Hawaii, so early this morning I dropped off Tabs at the kitty hotel. He’ll be vacationing there for the next few days. I felt really sad when I drove away, and I got to thinking it would be nice if they had kitty iChat at the hotel so that cat moms could stay in touch.
Please tell me that there are crazy cat ladies out there who also think this would be awesome…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,