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NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg Au Poil Brush Roll, Summer 2017 Collection

 

You guys know I’m all about makeup brushes and something I’ve stated often enough bears repeating: your makeup will only look as good as the tools used to apply it with. And while frequently us consumers get suckered into paying top dollar for something we assume will be good — then turns out to be a dud — is happily NOT the case here. Being a makeup master, you can bet that François Nars turned the same attention used in creating his colour cosmetics to crafting his brushes, then he went and dialled everything up a few notches with the release of this Au Poil Brush Roll.

Side note: pronounced phonetically as “O pwall”, this is a bit of a play on words; ‘poil’ is French for hair which obviously references the brush bristles, but the term ‘Au Poil’ is also French slang for everything being ‘spot-on’. Well played, M. Nars.

 

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bareMinerals · Invisible Bronze Powder Bronzer & Invisible Glow Powder Highlighter

 

These latest releases from bareMinerals aim to get your makeup Summer-ready and are spot-on perfect for those looking to do so in a subtle yet still effective way. Personally, I couldn’t be happier that warmer weather is here so I say bring on the [faux] glow.

 

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Guerlain · Météorites Happy Glow Spring 2017 Collection

 

 

For Spring 2017, the Guerlain Météorites Happy Rosy Glow Collection is all about illumination & femininity, with a heaping dose of, well … happiness. Bearing iridescent packaging and dainty pink touches abounding, the brand is giving us yet more compelling reasons why we need these cult-fave little spheres of powder perfection in our lives — plus how gorgeous will any of these pieces look on your vanity table?

 

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NARS · Artistry Face & Eye Makeup Brushes

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For the most part, I’m of the “you get what you pay for” school of thought and barring very few exceptions, that rule almost always applies to my makeup brushes. For me, it’s about investing in top quality tools since they’re going to get quite a bit of mileage and I expect them to last; picking up a lower grade product that will disintegrate after one washing just won’t do (plus I hate the thought of throwing money away). Which brings me to these NARS Artistry Face & Eye Makeup Brushes: form, function, and fabulosity … or pretty much what you’d expect from a world renown makeup artist and photographer.

 

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MAC · Cool Neutral Palette, Pro Beyond Twisted Lash Mascara & Oval 6 Brush

 

So what do the Cool Neutral Palette, Pro Beyond Twisted Lash Mascara and the Oval 6 Brush all have in common? Apart from the fact that they’re all from MAC, these products have become staples in my beauty repertoire. With the copious launches this brand puts out every few weeks, it’s easy to overlook standout pieces such as these that also happen to be part of the permanent lineup. How refreshing to not have the dreaded ‘limited edition’ designation to contend with, wouldn’t you agree?

 

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