Elizabeth Arden recently launched two Summer Collections – Tropical Escape and Eyes Wide Open Collections.

Beauty queen giant Elizabeth Arden has nailed it with their latest colours in their Eyes Wide Open collection. A bold eye look with dramatic lashes are so on trend.

As for their Tropical Escape Colour Collection, it's a bronzing goddess in the making! With their gorgeous collection of tinted lip oils and bronzing products.

Here's a preview of what's available in store.

Eyes Wide Open Collection

The Eyes Wide Open Collection features a collection of eyeshadow trio's, palette, mascara and brow gel.

Eyeshadow Trio's

L-R: Love of Grey, Something Blue, Bronzed to Be, Oh So Pink, Forever Plum

These compact eyeshadow trio's have been designed to complete your look, featuring an enhance shade that can be used as a base, a define shade for contouring and a highlight shade to brighten and open eyes.  

Texture is smooth, long-wearing and the formula crease-resistant. It's all thanks to the key ingredients used to create these beautiful eyeshadows.  Vitamin E to condition and nourish the lids, a blend of 4 silky, spherical ingredients that impart a bouncy, cream-like texture when applied on the lids, Retinyl Palmitate to create a smooth, blurring effect on fine lines and wrinkles on the lids and mica based pearls and titanium dioxide to help reflect and diffuse sparkle and create the multi-dimensional effect on the eyes.

My favourites is the Something Blue and Bronzed To Be.  These shades are flattering for every skin tone - from neutrals to bright blues, greens, pinks and purples in a variety of matte, shimmery and metallic finishes, perfect for day to evening.   It can be applied wet or dry depending on your desired level of colour intensity. 

The customisable Little Black Compact allows you to choose and combine eyeshadow trios creating your own personal look.  It's easy to chop and change your pans to suit your needs for the day.  No need to bulk up your makeup bag and perfect for travelling.

There are 10 palette trio's to choose from - RRP $28.00 ea.

Lasting Impression Mascara

The Lasting Impression Mascara, gives lashes added length and definition. I haven't been this impressed with a mascara since their release of Grand Entrance mascara!  Elizabeth Arden's innovative and buildable formula delivers exceptional length, separation and definition for super charged, glossy lashes and maximum eye impact all day long.

With their Ceramide technology, as well as avocado oil, olive oil and Vitamin C to condition, thicken, define and lengthen lashes, there is no need for falsies. Their unique brush with five iconic spheres grab, coat, extend and fan out lashes. The formula is smudge proof, clump- and flake-free. 

Comes in two colours - Lasting Black and Lasting Brown - RRP $42.00.

Statement Brow Gel

I love my brow gels. Brows are the most important element in framing the eyes and face. And if you have brows like me, you want a product that will tame them from rebelling.

Elizabeth Arden's Statement Brow Gel Shaper is an all-in-one tinted gel that not only grooms but tints defines, fills-in and conditions brow hairs for perfectly so there is no more bad brow days!  I usually fill in the spaces in my brow with a brow pencil and then apply a brow gel and find that my brows look more natural with this gel than the one I previously used. There is only one downside is that it can get tricky doing the ends of the brows as the wand bristles are a little to wide for that.

The key ingredients is important in a brow gel as there is no room for error or bad formulation. The key to good brow gel is having ingredients like beeswax and carnauba to help define and hold brows in place, kaolin, a natural clay that give brows it's texture, mineral pigments and pearls to naturally fill brows and reflect light to create dimension, shea butter and rapeseed oil to moisturise and condition the brows and silk and panthenol to help nourish and condition the brow hair.

Comes in 4 colours - Blonde, Honey, Brown and Deep Brown - RRP $32.00.

Tropical Escape Collection

The Tropical Escape Collection features bronzing powder, body bronzing oil and sheer kiss lip oils.

Sheer Kiss Lip Oils

The Elizabeth Arden Tropical Escape Colour Collection is absolutely stunning. I haven't been this excited for a makeup release in a while and I am finding it hard to pick a favourite amongst the collection - with the FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder wins, just by a smidgen!

The Sheer Kiss Lip Oils are a creamy, lightweight moisturising tinted lip oil. I would say it's like a hydrating lip balm with a lip gloss pigment and shine. Containing precious oils and antioxidants to deliver hydration and anti-aging benefits, using a blend of coconut, avocado, tsubaki & meadowfoam oils as well as splianthes acmella flower keep lips hydrated and soft.

L-R: Purple Serenity, Pampering Pink, Coral Caress

I love the formula of these. They are a beautiful sheer, lightly pigmented lip oil. The packaging is compact and dispenses quite easily with just a soft squeeze.

They comes in six colours - Coral, Red, Pink, Watermelon, Purple and Neutral - RRP $34.

FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder

This FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder which features a four-in-one highlighter, contour, bronzer, and blush palette.

I love love love this bronzing palette. It's subtle and buildable. The texture is light and has a matte finish. You can achieve a naturally sculpted look and if you want a more defined look you can build. It comes with a half moon brush but I personally like using my own brushes, but the small compact one is perfect for the handbag for touch-ups

The highlighter offers a very subtle glow with a subtle matte finish, the blush add a nice peachy pink colour, the darker bronzing colour is perfect to define and sculpt the face and the light colour adds warmth to the outer frame of your face. Each of the 4 shades can be used individually or together.

The FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder contains Silica, Mica and Sericite – microfine particles that diffuse light to blur fine lines and wrinkles, dry flo starch absorbs excess surface oils, hyaluronic acid  to keep skin hydrated, lecithin, an emulsifier to soften and smooth skin and vitamins C & E.

It comes in two shades - Medium an Deep, perfect for all skin tones - RRP $ 48.

Body Bronzing Oil

This is an beautiful bronzing oil that gives skin a nice and subtle glow. The formula is light and gives a warm golden shimmer. It is really flattering especially around the chest area. It isn't super shimmery and perfect for all skin tones. The scent is subtle and completely disappears after a few minutes.

The key ingredients are sunflower seed oil which maintains the skin’s barrier and decreases moisture loss, jojoba and macadamia oil to hydrate and soften the skin, meadowfoam seed oil to help balance skin’s oil levels for a smooth appearance, pomegranate seed oil, it soothes and protects and vitamin E to protect against environmental factors.

Elizabeth Arden have really exceeded expectations with these two collections.  Each piece is beautiful and suitable for every skin type and tone. Even though I have some favourites I would use every item in this collection.

These products are available at all Elizabeth Arden counters Australia wide.  For more information on their collections visit their website