Spring Beauty Launches: What Are You Coveting?

Though spring seems a million miles away *ramps up heating and puts on three pairs of socks*, beauty brands are heating things up with a smorgasbord of pastel-hued, pretty ‘pick-me-up’ products that are coming our way over the next few weeks. With that in mind, I thought that this instalment of ‘The Forum‘ should focus on the aforementioned. It’s time to get excited. What spring beauty launches will you be barging to the front of the queue for? My answer would primarily comprise of the 15-shadow palette extravaganza from NARS, though Clinique are also throwing their hat into the neutral eyeshadow ring and it’s really rather nice and can we all just take a moment to appreciate the wonder that is the new Rosy Blush Palette from YSL (central bottom of the photo above). But enough about me, what about you? 


  • Evelyn Morales

    I am looking forward to the nars eyeshadow palette release. Their palettes always have me lusting over them.

  • Sophie ♥

    I am looking forward to the new Nars eyeshadow palette release. Will it be worth the hype?

    The Bobbi Brown Valentines Day collection looks lovely too. I love the polishes and pink blushers in that one.

  • Shrutilaya

    I’m dying to get my hands on the YSL products, but I know none of these will launch in India, so I might as well give up on the craving.

  • Anna Blush

    I’m excited to see the Hourglass blushes, should be good!

  • Georgia

    I FELL OFF MY CHAIR when I saw a preview of Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Blushes on Temptalia yesterday. The packaging, the marbling, the vibrant, bold, modern-yet-wearable colours. Oh my. Those brainy babes at Hourglass just seem to get me. Every, dang, time. One of each, please.

    • circafashion

      The photos remind me of milani baked blushes. Can’t wait to see swatches. What if they did a blush palette, hourglass will have my pennies

      • Nicci

        A palette would be amazing! Maybe they’ll do one for holiday like they did with the ALPs?

        • Oh my goodness if they had a blush palette and the same powder palette from the 2013 holiday collection…. Ohhh my poor wallet, LOL!

      • Annie Lindsay

        I thought of Milani too! They have awesome blushes.

  • KT

    I am very excited to see that YSL palette, but my counter never seems to get anything! I’ll be picking up Stereo Rose from MACs Spring collection as well

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  • Antonia @ Health Inspirations

    I can’t wait for the hourglass blushes. The colors look gorgeous!

  • Esmeralda L

    I really want the clinique palette

  • uh that blush from YSL looks stunning! I’m thrilled that Dior is releasing more shades of their Fusion Mono Shadows, I love the ones I already have.

  • Marlenne

    The blushes all look amazing! And the Clinique eyeshadow palette… Sounds good! I saw the pictures of the Hourglass blushes too, my jaw dropped!

  • sophie brewster

    I coveted the nars eye shadow palette and then bought it immediately… It should be here today!

    • carmen walker

      Where did you buy it from?! Are you in the UK? I can’t seem to find it anywhere yet.

      • sophie brewster

        I bought it from the NARS website when it launched! I think they should be available again on the 1st Feb like the cheek palette though! And yes, from the UK. Might be worth checking on Space NK too. 🙂

  • Morgan

    The Clinique palette is is gorgeous! Would love to get my hands on it!

  • All the spring launches this year look amazing! It’s hard to pick a favorite when there are so many awesome products coming out. I’ll just have to wait for the reviews and see what I want most!

    Stephanie | Love, August

  • Stefanie Meier

    From what I’ve seen, the NARS collection coming out is absolutely lovely. I’m already obsessed with everything they are offering


  • Jessica Sutherland

    The Hourglass blushes look so dreamy! And the Clinique palette is right up my street! x

  • Zazie Bibi

    Really want to get that YSL Lipstick, so gorgeous! xx

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  • The NARS palette looks insanely beautiful but that Clinique offering is the one doing it for me! Also a lot of drugstore releases are exciting me, like the Revlon scented nail polishes (mainly cause the bottle is adorable)… 🙂

  • sarazbeautytonic

    omg the ysl blush is divine!!!

  • WhatLoreloves

    I am actually really excited for the clinique palette!

    xo Lore my Blog

  • Mai-anne

    clarins cream blushes.. hourglass ambient light blushes.. SO PRETTY!!

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    I’m loving the Clarins and YSL launches 🙂

    alex @

  • Emmi D

    I’m hiding my creditcard right now!!

  • Lys

    The new YSL lipsticks and glossy stains look beautiful! I’m really hoping to find them here in Belgium

  • Ok, this is not out of IMPULSE, but deep reflection and evaluation of reviews and swatches. I decided I DON’T need new blushes or eyeshadows (ok that was a huge improvement!)
    My wishlist this spring:
    Dior nail lacuqers: bloom and Porcelaine
    Dior rouge allégresse
    Chanel rouge allure mélodieuse
    And MAYBE Guerlain météorite blossom pearls
    oh, yes! and a new loan … not that I WISH for it, but I’ll need it 😛

  • Also be sure to swatch it first. IRL looks more like a highlighter than a blusher 🙂

  • YSL Spring is definitely looking lovely and my curiosity is piqued by the new Eve Lom line for sure! Great roundup 🙂

  • Parisian To Be

    All of these look amazing! I heard that Hourglass is launching an Ambient Powder Blush *swoon*. xo
    Lillian from

  • Charlotte-Frances

    These all look amazing!

  • Valentina

    Well the new Dior collection for Spring looks Amazing!!!! especially the prints on the eyeshadows, little bows, really cute and feminine. XX

  • Catherine C.

    If all goes to plan the new nars eye palette will arrive tomorrow (!!). Other than that I think I may have squealed when I saw the Hourglass ambient lighting blushes on Temptalia. The new dior fusion mono matte cream eyeshadow in mirage (the taupe one) is also on my wishlist. Other than that I’m going to *try* to be good.

    Cat x (

  • Catherine C.

    My new nars eye palette should be arriving tomorrow 🙂 I think I almost squealed when I saw the Hourglass ambient lighting blushes on Temptalia. The new Dior fusion mono matte cream eyeshadows (the taupe one) is also on my WL. Other than that I’m *trying* to be good 🙂

    Cat x

  • Elle Turner

    I’m looking forward to the Maybelline Colour Elixir’s being released. They look like beauts! x

    • Annie Lindsay

      We’ve got them in the States and I LOVE them. There isn’t a shade that I don’t want. They’re awesome!

  • Mrsdloves

    Oh my, I think I might just have to have that ysl blush…

  • PeonyandPeach

    Definitely the Nars eyeshadow palette!!

  • Lorena

    Clinique eyeshadow palette, NARS eyeshadow palette, YSL blush !

  • Nicci

    I wasn’t actually thrilled by the across-the-board pinks for spring, but I want the new Hourglass blushes. All of them.

  • Oh my goodness, I kinda want TOO much. I already got my hands on ANOTHER Nars lip pencil, the color was just too pretty to pass up! And I have my eyes out for those Hourglass blushes, they look fantastic! Also, I pretty much just want everything in the Tarte line, lol. Luckily my bday is in March, here’s to hoping I can request some Sephora gift cards :3

  • alysonalconis

    I’m on the hunt for the new NARS palette! It’s so hard to get a hold of….

    xx Alyson

    • Girl me too! I should have gotten it when it first came out {slap on the wrist}. But as soon as I find it I will get it with no hesitation. Good luck on your search!


      • alysonalconis

        I know! Nordstrom released it early, but it’s all sold out. I’ve been calling NARS boutiques everywhere! Good luck to you as well 🙂

  • I am loving the new line NARS just launched at Nordstrom and the new palette from Laura Mercier looks right up my ally! I just am so ready for all the new launches.


  • Chelsea Leigh

    The YSL products look AMAZING

  • DB

    The NARS palette looks beautiful but I wasn’t too impressed from this review…so I think I might pass and just save for a couple of really nice duos.

  • Annalicia

    Red blush is all the rage for Spring 🙂

  • Danielle D’Amato

    The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes! I fell in love with the Ambient Lighting Powders and have high hopes for the blushes.

  • JoJo Di Benedetto

    I’m excited for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes even though I still don’t own one of their Ambient Lighting Powders. I’ve heard great things about the powders so I expect great things from the blushes as well. Both are on my wishlist.

  • Annie Lindsay

    Definitely curious about the Hourglass blushes and theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer. And I absolutely don’t need another neutral palette but that Clinque palette is calling to meeeeeeee.

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    I’m excited for hourglass ambient lighting blushes!

    • Danielle C

      I second that! They look amazing!

    • Claire England

      Oooo I need some of those! They sound lush! 🙂

  • Robyn Bell

    love the rosy blush palette, great colours for those of us that don’t turn golden in the sun. embrace pink cheeks and pale skin 🙂

  • Jessica Rose

    I haven’t thought that far ahead!! I think about it on the day…;)

  • Ysl is doing it for me this spring…excited about the chanel spring launch too…x

  • Claire England

    The YSL Rosy Blush Palette looks absolutely stunning! And another lovely palette from Nars….yes please! Your recommendations Anna cost me dearly! 🙂 been loving your recent posts x

  • Harriet

    That YSL Blush Palette looks divine as does the Giorgio Armani highlight powder!! Simply beautiful! x

  • Nina Zane

    I need these all in my life, they look amazing 🙂 xx

  • Charlie

    I’m too excited for the hourglass ambient lighting blushes. I swatched one the other day and it is dreaaaaamy!

  • Ellen Findley

    The Petit Trianon–inspired Dior eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous—as does the new Bobbi Brown Nude palette—but in all seriousness I’m on the hunt for a fabulous creamy, matte raspberry lipstick. I’m looking into Bite Beauty’s Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre.

  • steph

    tom ford & YSL IN LOVE!

    Tzeyien89 Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  • So many pretty things! Love the colours in the eyeshadow palette 🙂

    Scent of Fashion

  • Rachel

    The YSL blush looks beautiful!! Rachel x

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  • Lisa M-Q

    Ambient lighting blushes. Going crazy for them!

  • I’m loving the NARS final cut and spring collections!

  • dannii ofe

    i’ve already got my hands on the nars palette, but now im majorly lusting over the ysl blush! wowee can spring just come now please?!

  • The duos from the Nars collection are absolutely calling my name. Such unique and pretty colors for spring!

  • Celina

    The Clinique palette here is absolutely gorgeous but I’m hoping to try some of the products from the new NARS collection as well.
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  • Cassie

    The Nars palette looks soooo amazing, but pretty expensive. The ysl blush looks absolutely gorgeous too.

  • Jessica Canales

    I cannot wait for the release of the Hourglass Ambient Blushes tomorrow!! In stores in February.

  • nata1905

    I have purchased YSL Rosy Blush but it’s absolutely packed with glitter. It looks like I have been Christmas decorating. I hoped it would be just a top layer but every time I use it more glitter comes up? So if you don’t mind that it’s a lovely blush

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    Sophie x

  • Allie

    I’m so excited about the Nars spring collection, especially their new eyeshadow palette. I can’t wait to try it.

  • Hayley

    The YSL blush has my name all over it!!

    Hayley xo |

  • Eleri Roberts

    The YSL blush looks positively dreamy! xx

    Eleri Roberts

  • That eyeshadow palette looks amazing!!

  • Ting

    Spring blushers. I want to try the new Nars collection x

  • Kristi C.

    NARS Final Cut blushes, YSL, Hourglass Ambient blushes (must remember I only have 2 cheeks on which to put blush), Clarins is calling my name too.

  • Jillian SoFla

    What is the shade of the YSL lipstick, is it sad I think that I neeeeeed it? Maybe for valentines day…. 🙂

  • Anna Seward

    The Tarte Mattenificent palette looks soooo gorgeous

  • Keely

    I think I might have to pick up that Clinique palette, goodbye money…

  • Ada Drgas

    Lancome ballerina collection is too pretty to pass!

  • Chloe Dalglish

    What did you think of the eve lom tinted moisturiser? Xx

  • YSL lipstick is a dream…