Elizabeth Arden: New York in Bloom Spring/Summer 2013 Limited Edition Color Collection

The Spring/Summer 2013 color collection by Elizabeth Arden was inspired by the vibrancy of blossoming flowers in New York and blends a kaleidoscope of bold, urban colours and soft neutrals. Eyes are lined and brightened by shimmering nude, pink, violet and blue/green shadows. Cheeks are flushed with a golden bronze glow. Nails dazzle with brilliant shades of purple and teal. 

 Elizabeth Arden New York in Bloom 
Spring/Summer 2013 Color Collection

The New York in Bloom collection includes a total of sixteen products…. from bronzing powder, blush, lip gloss and mascara to nail lacquer duos, bold eyeliner pencils and eye shadow trios. It has been available online and at counters since March but will only be available for a limited time. For a description and photos of some of the products I have from this collection, keep reading or see photos below.

Elizabeth Arden New York in Bloom Color Collection
 New York in Bloom Outside Packaging

I think the most notable item from this collection is the Pure Finish Radiant Bronzing Powder. It is lightweight, has a silky smooth texture and imparts a luminous bronzed glow with a hint of pink and gold. Infused with anti-oxidants, this mineral-based powder creates a healthy looking complexion. Key ingredients include Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Oleic & Linoleic acids (helps with moisture retention) and microlight minerals that help soften the look of fine lines/wrinkles. I have this bronzing powder in “Warm” and absolutely LOVE how pretty the embossed floral detail is. Isn’t it just beautiful?

Pure Finish Radiant Bronzing Powder in “Warm” – $40 CDN/10g
Pure Finish Radiant Bronzing Powder – Closeup
Pure Finish Radiant Bronzing Powder Packaging

The Eye Shadow Trio for this collection is available in 2 shade options. Each palette contains three shadows, in matte, metallic and shimmer finishes that highlight, contour and accentuate the eyes. The shadows can be applied wet or dry and while I’ve liked using them dry, I must say, I’ve really been loving using them wet as eyeliners. Again, the embossed intricate floral texture is stunning! 

Eye Shadow Trio in Violet Bloom in “Violet Bloom” – $38 CDN/5g
Eye Shadow Trio Packaging

The Bold Eye Pencils come in three shade options and are conveniently packaged with their own pencil sharpener. They deliver high-pigment color in just one-stroke. These pencils are more of a luxury item since I find the price to be on the high side for 2.48g of product. But, the colours are gorgeous and complement each other well!

Bold Eye Pencils in “Terra” & “Iridescent Teal” – $22 CDN/ 2.48g
Each come with their own sharpener

The Nail Lacquer Duo is a double-sided polish that includes a trend-inspired colour on one end and a ultra glossy clear gel-like topcoat on the other. I love the Teal shade I have below and can see myself wearing it a lot on both my finger and toenails as the weather continues to warm up here in Canada.

Nail Lacquer Duo in “Teal Blossom” – $22 CDN/ 4ml each side
Nail Lacquer Duo in “Teal Blossom” (colour side)

The “New York in Bloom” collection also includes the following items not shown:

> Pure Finish Radiant Bronzing Powder in “Soft”
> Eye Shadow Trio in “Viridian Bloom”
> Bold Eye Pencil in “Platinum Glow”
> Nail Lacquer Duo in “Purple Orchid”
> Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Glosses in “Passion Fruit”, “Dulce” & “Precious Petal”
> Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in “Sweet Peach” & “Blushing Pink”
> Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in “Black” & “Black/Brown”

What do you think of this new Spring/Summer Collection by Elizabeth Arden?