During my time in New York City last week, I had the pleasure to attend a special event hosted by Cosmos for Latinas at Macy’s Herald Square to celebrate the beauty and culture of Brasil. As part of their “Brasil: A Magical Journey” campaign, Macy’s has put together an amazing display of limited-edition capsule collections created by renowned Brazilian designers, Brazil-inspired fashion from other designers, including existing Macy’s brands.
After a brief introduction from Donna Kalajian Lagani, editor-in-chief and SVP, publishing director and chief revenue officer of Cosmopolitan and Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Editor-In-Chief of Cosmo For Latinas, I got to meet with many of the beauty brands participating in the campaign including Estee Lauder, Clarins, Shiseido, Lancome, and Coty Fragrances.
I want to pick a favorite to tell you all about but I just can’t! I’m a Miami girl and in love with bursts of color so everything I’m about to share with you is totally a “must buy.” Plus, I’ve been to Brazil and think this is the perfect way to experience all the beauty and electricity that the South American country has to offer without sitting 9 hours on a plane and spending large amounts of money on travel expenses!
Estee Lauder’s Brasil Dream is sultry, provocative, and intoxicating. The collection features limited-edition products from Tom Pecheau, Estee Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director. It includes their Pure Color Blush, Pure Color Gloss, Pure Color Crystal Lipstick, Pure Color Nail Lacquers, and their Brasil Dream Fragrance.
Lancome wants to give you bold and vibrant eyes with their Eyes of Brazil Summer Eye Look Set. Dress your eyes with 3 Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadows, and intensify your gaze with perfectly lined eyes with Le Crayon Khôl EyeLiner. Finally, get dramatic volume with Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara for big, battable lashes.
Calvin Klein released three fragrances that are inspired by Brasil, Eternity Summer for Men and Women and CK One Summer for Women. I received Eternity Summer for Women in my gift bag and its become my signature scent of the season!
Another new love comes from Shiseido by way of their Sun Protection Compact Foundation. Not only does shade #34 match my skin perfectly but it also has SPF 34!! Cut down one step in my beauty regimen? YES please!
I wore this pressed powder for the rest of my time in the Big Apple and it really lasted longer than any other press powder I’ve ever used.
Clarins introduced us to their Sun Collection that will help consumers achieve a hot Brazilian tan the safe way. You can get their Gelee Auto-Bronzante Express Self Tanning Gel ($34), Sunscreen for Face Wrinkle Control Cream with SPF 15, and Sunscreen Care Oil-Fre Lotion Spray with SPF 15.
Clarins also has their Sexy Summer Silhouette Set available for $39.50 which features a 4-piece set of travel-ready size bottles of their High Definition Body Lift, Smoothing Body Scrub, Moisture-Rich Body Lotion, and Hand & Nail Treatment Cream.
These products will work perfectly with your summer working out while preparing to get in bikini shape!
To purchase these or any of the products from Macy’s special Brasil line, click here.