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NARS · Orgasm X Collection

Back in 1999, François Nars caused quite the stir in the beauty world with the release of the provocatively named Orgasm blush and now 21 years later, he’s taking things up a notch with the launch of the Orgasm X Collection. Basically, you might think of these pieces as multiple “O’s” for the face … and yes, I went there.

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CHANEL · Fall Winter 2020/2021 Beauty

For CHANEL’s recent Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Ready-To-Wear show, Paris’ historic Grand Palais (aka: the brand’s go-to venue), was transformed into a representation of the River Seine. With undulating curves and a sinuous catwalk polished to mimic crystal clear water, the looks presented fit a nautical theme via swashbuckling influences, thanks to ruffles a-plenty and gleaming admiral buttons — but what truly captured me, was the makeup. I’ve probably said a billion times before how “wearable” a particular look might be, but this one truly tops them all.

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MAC · Loud and Clear Collection

Considering the fact that MAC releases something new faster than you can blink, it’s not only hard to keep up but also difficult to be wowed as well … so when the Loud and Clear Collection first appeared, let’s just say that my attention was grabbed. Something about the translucent packaging is just too tempting to dismiss, no?

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Charlotte Tilbury · Pillow Talk Collection

From the day Charlotte Tilbury launched her eponymously named range, one product struck a chord with everyone who tried it, and that was the Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk — a “universally flattering” nude-pink hue that just works on all. Like magic. Recognizing this incredible appeal, it was only natural that an entire collection would be spawned around this shade … and I for one am so glad of that.

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Givenchy · Gardens Spring 2020 Collection

With a nod to Impressionist paintings (my absolute favourite period art) and drawing inspiration from Hubert de Givenchy’s lifelong passion for the Jonchet Gardens that surrounded his home at Le Jonchet (France), the Gardens Collection created by the brand’s Artistic Director, Nicolas Degennes, is like holding spring in the palm of your hand. I mean … just LOOK at it. By the way, just note that the entire collection is limited edition, but I’m sure you had that already figured out, am I right?

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