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NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg Summer 2017 Collection

 

There’s something about François Nars that I really admire, and apart from his obvious makeup artistry & photography skills, it’s without a doubt the fact that he doesn’t compromise his aesthetic vision for the sake of what’s trending. This latest collaboration with French actress/singer/model/muse Charlotte Gainsbourg is a testament to this philosophy, showcasing a selection of products which reflects this icon’s effortless laissez-faire beauty chic — and all without fanfare, bells, or whistles.

 

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Givenchy · Passion & Tender Prisme Blush

 

Spring has always signified rebirth, and nowhere is that more visible than with cosmetics; bringing home the point, is the newly reformulated Prism Blush from the venerable House of Givenchy. Taking their iconic prism light-reflecting technology and kicking it up a few notches, the brand is set to launch 8 new cheek shades that are infused with colour & light, inspired by the paintings of  Mark Rothko. In other words, get your wallet/credit card ready …

 

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BEAUTYCOUNTER · Desert Sunrise Collection Spring 2017

 

The move towards “green beauty” has been steadily growing over the last few years, but non-toxic beauty products have not always been all that … sexy. There’s no reason to trade quality over safety, and California-based brand BEAUTYCOUNTER is shrugging off the industry’s notion that clean = boring, and this latest Desert Sunrise Collection couldn’t be a better example of this line of thinking.

 

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Clarins · Spring 2017 Make-Up Collection

 

The Spring 2017 Make-Up Collection from Clarins is … wait for it … absolutely lovely AND totally wearable. Is it just me, or does this brand seem to fly under most people’s radar? Regardless, there’s much to recommend and apart from some really well made products, they’ve also managed to infuse a touch of nostalgia with this latest release.

 

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Benefit · Cheek Parade, Galifornia, Hoola Lite, Dandelion Twinkle & Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

 

Over the years, Benefit has put out some products that have quickly become cult-faves and it’s not hard to figure out why; apart from a universal appeal and the fact that they deliver, there’s also that retro-cute factor that’s pretty much irresistible. The brand’s Hoola range has just received new additions, while sunny Cali was the inspiration behind a new blush shade. Speaking of blush, there’s even a entire posse of them on parade in a palette. And who knew that dandelions can twinkle?

 

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