Elizabeth Arden’s new fall 2015 color collection, Golden Opulence is a small, but beautiful collection with a few limited edition pieces that come in gorgeous packaging. A couple of products I got to try out are the Beautiful Color Highlighter in Gold Illumination ($44; elizabetharden.com) and the Beautiful Color High Intensity Liquid Eye Liner in Jet Black ($44; elizabetharden.com).*Press Samples
The Highlighter is a shimmery bronzy gold that also works as a blush on my skintone when I swirl all the colors together. There is quite a bit of fallout from the shimmer, so I would go light handed and build the color up which also makes it easier to blend. The packaging is very beautiful and the highlighter also comes with a small brush, but I would rather use a larger fluffy brush for this kind of texture. The High Intensity Liquid Eyeliner is a jet black liner that is very pigmented and goes on smooth. The tip isn’t too firm or too wobbly and manages to deliver good payoff in just one stroke. I haven’t used a liquid liner in quite sometime now, but I still found this very easy to work with. The color does bleed just a tad before it sets, but nothing crazy. Overall, both the highlighter and the liner are great, the formula would be perfect with a few tweaks, but I still like them enough to have used them quite a bit over the past few weeks.