Here's an FOTD using some of the products from the limited edition Estee Lauder spring collection, Topaz. The combination of golden brown, amber and turquoise is somehow more summery to me - but hey, I guess it's never too early to inject a little warmth into the face after a long cold winter, and anything's better than the usual spring fare of pastels.
Laura Geller Balance n' Brighten Foundation in Porcelain
Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in Topaz Chameleon*
Kiko eyeshadow (brows)
Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Topaz Mosaic*
Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Teal*
I'll revisit the Illuminating Powder Gelee and eyeshadow palette in depth later on, but I've got to say that my favourite item is the one that solicited the least "oooooh" on first glance. The Intense Kajal Eye Crayon is gorgeous - it applies very smoothly with strong, opaque colour, and whilst it remains perfectly clean on the eyelid if left undisturbed, it's eminently smudgeable. The bright, striking teal colour is lovely, too, although I can see the black version being incredibly popular for creating a smoky look.
All in all, though, I can't help but feel that this collection is likely to suit warmer and darker skintones more than it suits us pale cool girls. The colours look OK on my skin, but I suspect that they'd look a lot more striking on someone with a more warm-toned or olive complexion.
The collection is out now, and available from Estee Lauder counters and concessions, and online via the Estee Lauder website.
* items marked with an asterisk are PR samples