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CHANEL · Le Volume Stretch Mascara & Le Liner Rouge Noir

Out of all the makeup products in the world, the one that I’d say can make you look instantly “done” & wide awake, has got to be mascara. And while not all mascaras are created equal, CHANEL’s Le Volume has been my go-to since its launch years ago. Recently added to the range is the new Le Volume Stretch* … it’s got quite a lot to live up to, so I put it to the test. The iconic Rouge Noir* family also has a new addition in the form of liquid liner, and even though I tend to reach for pencils, you can bet that I’ll be giving this one a whirl.

*Graciously gifted by CHANEL for my unbiased consideration

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CHANEL · Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream

My love for CHANEL is no secret, and if forced to pick a favourite range from the brand, than that award definitely goes to Les Beiges. The 2020 collection has launched in full on the US website, but sadly here in Canada only this one piece has trickled in. Thankfully, my husband scooped it up in time to gift it to me on our recent 30th Anniversary! The man knows me very, very well …

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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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CHANEL · La Fleur et L’Eau Collection + new Le Blanc for 2020

A new collection created to celebrate spring’s “awakening“, CHANEL has released La Fleur et L’Eau — with all pieces as beautiful to look at, as they are to wear. I’ve also included Rosy Light Drops, the latest addition to the Le Blanc family … mainly because everything just works so beautifully together. I love beauty synergy, don’t you?

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CHANEL Spring/Summer 2020 Haute Couture Beauty

For the recent CHANEL Spring-Summer Haute Couture Show, the nave of Paris’ Grand Palais was transformed into a cloister garden, evoking the ancient Cistercian Abbey of Aubazine, France, a place that played a key role in the life of Gabrielle Chanel. With a working fountain and abundant greenery, the models appeared from behind crisp white sheets, hung as if to capture the heat and fragrance of the garden. The setting and theme of this presentation by Virginie Viard displayed a timeless beauty and simplicity, done in homage to the fundamental narrative of the House of CHANEL. And while I was held spellbound by so many of the designs, it was the beauty look that really blew me away.

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