FACE Stockholm Song of Spring 2013 review and swatches

Winter is almost over, which means – spring collections!! I love spring collections, they always seem so exciting and fresh after the deeper, warmer colors of winter. The newest collection from FACE Stockholm is called the Song of Spring.

Face Stockholm Song of Spring

Face Stockholm Song of Spring

The model for their new collection is Swedish singer and songwriter Sibel. Isn’t she gorgeous?? FACE Stockholm says “Sibel embodies the determination, vibrance and enthusiasm of the season, the voice that resonates within us all when we hear the song of spring.”

This collection includes Powder Foundation, Lash Lift Mascara, Nastan Svart and #24 eyeshadows, Lauren Lip Liner, and Matte Basic Lipstick. Today we have swatches of the eyeshadows and lip products for you.

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FACE Stockholm Nastan Svart

Nastan Svart ($20), a new shade for FACE Stockholm, is a beautiful deep gray matte eyeshadow described as ‘almost black’. This is a HUGE pan of eyeshadow (1 oz. compared to MAC’s 0.05 oz).

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fabulous smooth texture and mucho pigment

This makes a great liner when used wet or dry, and it also sheers out beautifully for a smoky eye. It’s extremely smooth for a matte eyeshadow and hyper-pigmented. It’s a terrific basic shade that should be in every collection.

Pearl Eyeshadow 24

Pearl Eyeshadow 24

The other eyeshadow in the collection is the breathtaking Pearl Eyeshadow #24 ($19). This is smaller than the matte shadow at .07 oz. The Pearl Eyeshadows are lovely, they are smooth and somewhat sheer. You can use them alone, or layer them over the matte shadows for even more fun.

swatches

L to R:  Nastan Svart and 24 swatches

#24 is a surprisingly cheery strawberry red. Sibel wears it beautifully, and I find that #24 does triple duty – it works as an eyeshadow, a blush, and a really pretty lip shade when mixed with some clear lip gloss. Together these two shades make dramatic eyes that are a perfect ‘spring’ match with the neutral lip shades.

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FACE Stockholm Lauren Lip Liner

I find that FACE Stockholm lip liners are soft and super pigmented, so they are great on their own or as a base for lip gloss or lipstick.

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Lauren

Lauren Lip Liner ($17) is a rosy nude. This a really beautiful neutral – it’s on the cool side, which is a plus for me as I don’t do well with too much brown in my neutral lip shades. It’s gorgeous under a shimmery clear lip gloss, and it’s perfect under the lipstick in this collection, Matte Basic Lipstick ($22).

Matte Basic - which has a little shimmer in it!

Matte Basic – which has a little shimmer in it!

Matte Basic is a perfect pinky-nude. I know it’s got the word ‘Matte’ in the name, but I swear it has slight shimmer that makes it really fabulous.

swatches

swatches L to R:  Lauren Lip Liner, Matte Basic Lipstick, then Matte Basic over Lauren Lip Liner

By itself, Matte Basic is a light neutral pink that is a terrific ‘your lips but better’. Over the Lauren Lip Liner, it’s more intense with more rose.

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My Song of Spring lips – Lauren Lip Liner with Matte Basic Lipstick

I love the combination of a matte deep gray and a bright strawberry for the eye look, along with slightly cool neutral lips.  When looking at the new spring collections, be sure to check out the wonderful combination of shades from FACE Stockholm. It’s super springy and super fun!  – Lisa

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Comments

  1. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I’ve been searching for a lip liner that wasn’t too brown. Thx for swatching this one!

  2. beautyin says:

    Mamavalveeta03, it’s just perfect, it’s really a great find!

  3. THe pink eye shadow is gorgeous!