There’s a Caryl Baker Visage in the PATH system. I pass by it practically everyday. Once in awhile, I have stopped by to get my eyebrows “done” and purchased an OPI polish or two there. There’s makeup available but I never looked at it for very long-just didn’t see anything that caught my eye.
Recently I had the opportunity to try some new items from the Spring 2012 Welcome to Paradise Collection.
First impressions are important-and I have to say that I loved the packaging! Sleek and simple. The lipstick case really impressed me. When the top is removed, a little mirror flips up-how clever!
So it looks fantastic-but is it worth it? Well, I’ve used the eyeshadow trio and blush several times and I have to say it is. Now, upon viewing the entire collection, the trio that I have isn’t my first choice-strictly based on colors available. The quality is there though-the shadows have more than decent color payoff and apply well. It’s not “cheap.”
I also enjoyed the blush-again, not my first choice color wise, but decent color and easy application.
I didn’t have good luck with the lipstick-I found it to be a bit drying on my lips. The packaging really drew me in so I may try the lipstick in another color. That pop up mirror is just brilliant!
The lip service gloss is an item that I picked up on my own. I felt a tingle when I applied it so I can only assume it’s a plumping gloss (it’s got that cinnamon taste to it). It’s a beautiful pink and looks wonderful on its own OR layered.
As an entire collection, I will say Caryl Baker has stepped up-in terms of color selection, and packaging. I am going to go back and check out the rest of the collection. I can see myself wearing this makeup-it’s good quality with a decent amount of pigmentation. It’s definitely “swatch-worthy” so if you are near a Caryl Baker Visage, at least try it out!
*Several products sent for consideration/review. Opinions are my own*