Hot right now: The Happy Skin Beauty in Bloom Collection
I've already sung many praises for this amazing beauty brand, but let me just say that Happy Skin outdid itself yet again with a gorgeous new summer release! The Beauty In Bloom Collection features two new Shut Up & Kiss Me Lippie Shades, a Get Cheeky With Me 2-in-1 Blush, new shades of the Lip & Cheek Mousse, and a mascara (finally) called Eye Am The One.
Everything is limited edition save for the mascara. When Happy Skin says limited edition, oh, don't expect it to come back in the exact same formula, so you have to think quick about what you want from this collection! You're gonna want a lot.
Here are my swatches and review of the new shades!
The Lip & Cheek Mousse (P1,199 for the set of two) is a product that came out as part of Happy Skin's Holiday 2014 collection. I've already reviewed it in detail so please do check that post for my notes on how the formula performs and how best to apply it. Now, there are two "new" colors: Summer Crush, a bright cherry pink, and The Morning After, a mauve-y nude. These names sound familiar no? That's because these two were part of last year's summer collection, but in lippie form. This time they're in mousse form and can now be applied on both cheeks and lips.
So is there a difference between the lippie shades vs the mousse? The Morning After mousse is pretty much the same as the original - it's a tad darker, browner than the lippie but this is not noticeable unless you're nitpicking. Summer Crush is practically a new shade though. It's a lot more red and less pink compared to the original Summer Crush. In person, it's almost but not quite red. A cherry pink, if you may. I actually like it more than the first incarnation of the color.
As with the past mousses, these shades are very pigmented and stains skin quite well. They're a great choice for summer if you need long-wearing products on both your cheeks and lips!
The Get Cheeky With Me 2-In-2 Blush (P799) is a pleasant surprise. I'm not the biggest fan of the first Get Cheeky With Mes - they're okay enough to get your cheeks pinked up, but the pigmentation and the staying power are both unremarkable. This new blush duo is nicely pigmented though! One sweep is enough to get my cheeks flushing like a flirting damsel. Haha. Well. It also stays on for about 3-4 hours too!
Just Peachy is quite pale so I just usually mix it with Bride-To-Be. In any case the pan is too small to pick up the individual colors, unless you use a really small brush. I'm wearing a combination of the two shades in these FOTDs.
I'm wearing the new Shut Up & Kiss Me Lippie in Bride-To-Be (P599) above. It's a flattering rosy pink that does wonders for my complexion. I don't look this bright and happy in real life, haha. It's the lipstick and the blush! And a new BB cream and foundation I'm trying out now that we're talking about it..
Above is the other new color on my lips, the Shut Up & Kiss Me Lippie in Hold My Hand (P599). It might look a little similar to Bride-to-Be in my photos but in person it's more honey-toned, warmer, and slightly deeper. I can't decide which I like more really. I suggest you save yourself the stress and get both, as they're only selling for P999 a set versus P599 individually.
These two lippie colors have no exact dupes in the past collections, though I'd say that Honeymoon Glow is close to Hold My Hand. HG is a lot more earthy in tone though. Bride-To-Be is Just Say Yes's warmer, more wearable sister. Swatches of those shades + swatches of almost all of the Happy Skin lippies in this post.
So there you go, hope this was useful in helping you decide! I highly recommend the lippies - they're the sort of shades you would use up till they run out. The Morning After Lip & Cheek Mousse is also a must-have. This is a sold-out shade, for a reason! I will review the mascara at another time as I need to road-test it some more.
What are your frontrunners? Have you gotten anything from this collection already?