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CHANEL N°5 Red Edition, Eau de Parfum

 

“What colour could be combined with the power of N°5, the symbol of a visionary spirit? RED, the colour of life, the colour of blood” — Gabrielle Chanel

 

The year was 1921, and Mademoiselle Chanel commissioned Ernest Beaux to create a fragrance for society’s emerging modern woman; upon the fifth formula attempt, N°5, that iconic elixir, was born (hence the name). For 2018, this legendary bottle has been given a fiery new look: Red Edition  vibrant, pulsatingly beautiful, and certain to become a collector piece. I almost feel like placing it under glass with an elaborate security system around it …

 

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Urban Decay · Elements Eyeshadow Palette

 

Inspired by core elements Air, Earth, Fire and Water, Urban Decay recently released the Elements Eyeshadow Palette, a grouping of never-before-seen shades from the brand, housed in an oversized round compact case that was very likely influenced by the cosmos itself. Out of this world, indeed … and oh-so worthy of investing in.

 

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Guerlain · Two-Tone Blush

 

Guerlain recently launched Two-Tone Blush, cheek duos comprised of blush & highlighter in one compact that are meant to recreate the ‘draping technique’ (i.e.: blush that goes from cheeks to temples) — an effect which appears to be quite ‘in’ at the moment, but in reality has actually been used by makeup artists for decades. Trend factor aside, the two shades have something else working for them: beautiful, wearable, colour.

 

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NARS · Climax Mascara

 

NARS is no stranger to provocation, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the brand took things even further with the naming of their new CLIMAX Mascara. Suggestive innuendos aside, this self-professed mascara aficionado (me) couldn’t wait to try this one on for size and see if it, well … delivered. You didn’t really think I wouldn’t slide at least one in, did you? Oops … guess that’s two now #multiples

 

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CHANEL · Collection Libre 2018 Maximalisme de CHANEL

 

“I used my penchant for all that shines to try and reconcile elegance and fashion”

Gabrielle Chanel

 

For this year’s Collection Libre, Lucia Pica drew inspiration from one of Mlle Chanel’s beloved talismans, the lion — a symbol which represents strength, courage, and even, dare I say, flamboyance (that mane, am I right?). Spotlighting the way interesting new colours can be seen when light & shadow reflects off mettalics, this collection is both bold and elegant … and absolute perfection for the holidays. Be warned, however: everything is limited edition.

 

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