There’s a lot going on with Elizabeth Arden at the moment and it all looks fantastic so here’s a quick run down of what’s going on, starting with this beauty.
Red Door 25 Eau de Parfum (£78/100ml)
Unbelievably, this Valentines Day sees the 25th Anniversary of Elizabeth Arden’s iconic fragrance, Red Door.
To celebrate there’s a special 25th Anniversary Edition of the bottle, available for a very limited period of time only from Harrods.
The packaging is fabulous. The glossy box which lifts to reveal the door bottle seated in a gold base. The bottle itself is stunning, monogrammed and shaped just like a door, but I just love the chunky lid and the red colour of the fragrance.
The scent itself is inspired by the classic Red Door Fragrance but with the addition of modern rose extracts at it’s centre. It smells beautiful, with blackcurrant nectar, violet leaf absolute and that rose centre, along with honey, musk and my favourite, patchouli. It’s beautiful and because it’s an Eau de Parfum, it lasts extremely well on the skin.
If you want a bottle of this, you’ll have to move fast, it’s only available until Valentines Day!
Also newly launched are the new Beauitful Color Moisturizing Lipsticks, Matte (£21).
Available in 5 shades these velvety, highly pigment lipsticks have gone straight to the top of my wishlist. It’s taken me a long time to admit it but I’m not really a fan of lipstick, the only products I wear on my lips are matte lipsticks or sheer/balmy type finishes, otherwise I go bare (with rare exceptions!), so I’m always looking for new lipsticks to add to my arsenal. These promise a matte finish, up to 12 hours wear and a huge burst of moisture. Just what a matte lipstick needs, they can often be drying, so I’d be interested to know if these really do moisturise! And that packaging. Gorgeous.
The last thing I had to tell you about is Elizabeth Arden’s new foundation. Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF 15 (£29)
This new foundation sounds promising. Anything with Flawless in the title has my attention. Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin is available in 10 shades and promises a foundation that will last all day. I like the sound of a satin finish as matte can look lifeless, whereas satin sounds softly glowing. Shine should be controlled all day and imperfections are not just covered, but blurred. What I really like the sound of is that it offers full coverage but has a light texture, long gone are the days where many of us are happy to walk around with mask-like foundation on. We want to look like we are naturally this flawless.
And that’s all my Elizabeth Arden news for now, let me know if anything takes your fancy, but hurry if you fancy the perfume!
*Item received free of charge for review purposes