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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mirabella Lighten Up Collection | Spring / Summer 2016

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Spring seems to be the season we've skipped- it went from cold to hot with not much in between- but when it does make an appearance, it's soft shades and pretty hues that I think of. Mirabella agrees, and has given us the Lighten Up Collection filled with soft and shimmering shades and pretty amazing formulas designed to keep skin looking youthful and radiant.Who doesn't want that? Read on!



The Brilliant Mineral Highlighting Powder in Glowing Coral is a stunning sight with it's wavy pattern and blended shades of coral and soft, icy champagne. It's applies with just as much beauty, as the powder has a golden-champagne glow to give skin a subtle radiance. The powder has a buttery texture that melds with skin thanks to the Prismatch technology that combines all the best features of baked, fluid and cream products. Basically, if you love soft highlighters, you need this.

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The eyes get treated to the Visionary Long-Wearing Eyeshadows in three gorgeous shades. The cream shadows are a bit different than you average as they have a mousse-like feel that transforms to a powder that stays put for hours and doesn't crease all while absorbing excess oils.

The three shades include Vivid, a shimmery coral, Charmed, a vivid pink with a golden sift, and Imagine, a bronze shimmer. Each shade has great pigmentation and apply and blend easily. Unlike some cream shadows that blend away to nothing, these retain their pigment and stay vivid.


Lips get a wash of pinky-coral with Balmy Nectar and new addition to the Colour Vinyl Lipstick range. The lipstick has an interesting texture that is light-weight, but with the slightest amount of tack. I've found the tack makes the semi-sheer lipstick stick around much longer than your average, and is a really nice formulation. The lipstick offers the shine of a gloss, colour of a lipstick, and hydration of a balm thanks to raspberry extract, lychee extract, and argan oil.


Bonus product! The Lasting Lash Waterproof Mascara isn't officially part of the Lighten Up Collection, but is set to launch this June. The mascara is housed in a sleek metallic tube and features a long slim wire-style brush. The formula, as you've already read, is waterproof, but formulated to "break down every barrier that is typical" with long-wearing stay-put formulas. Unlike other waterproof formuals that can be flaky and stuff- especially if over applied- this formula stays flexible on lashes and stays comfortable all day.

I love waterproof formulas as they tend to hold a curl really well, which this formula does. It gives nice length and volume without getting clumpy and can be built up easily for more oomph. While I liked how this wore- no smudging or flaking, as promised- what I really loved was removal... It was so easy! I was able to remove all of my mascara with just a bit of micellar. No oils necessary. A nice change from your average waterproof mascara removal session.

Overall, some gorgeous new options from Mirabella. I love that they shade are not only perfect, but that so much effort has gone into creating amazing formulas. You really can't miss with any of these items. What do you think? Need any of these products in your makeup bag?