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Givenchy · Essence of Shadows Collection Fall 2019

Inspired by analog photography (as in traditional film photography vs digital), Givenchy’s Essence of Shadows Collection for Fall 2019 is all about exploring the relationship between shadow and light, done in finishes that are fresh and absolutely relevant for today. Personally, I love how everything seems to straddle the line colour-wise between the seasons … mainly because I’m 100% in denial that Summer is coming to close.

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Clé de Peau · Cushion Foundation, Lipsticks & Refined Lip Luminizers

Japanese über-luxury brand Clé de Peau (yes, despite the French name, the brand is most definitely Japanese) is one I’ve long been familiar with but haven’t really indulged in all that much, so when these items arrived, let’s just say I was so excited to test-drive the lot. Spoiler: I may now be hooked, dammit.

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Lancôme · Monsieur Big Heart Palette, 12 Shades of Love

Admit it: this is absolutely adorable, am I right? With shades curated by makeup master Lisa Eldridge (one of my idols, by the way) Lancôme has added to the Monsieur Big range with a palette that may appear more Valentine’s Day appropriate, but which definitely hits all the right notes with me, colour-wise. As the song says, all you need is love …

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Givenchy · Healthy Glow Powder, Solar Pulse Summer 2019

It may be September, but Summer is definitely NOT over (at least, not until I say so lol) and Givenchy’s Healthy Glow Powders from the Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection backs me up. That said, can we all take a moment and just breathe in the stunning marbled design?

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YSL · Vernis à Lèvres Water Stain

Ysl Beauty recently launched the Vernis à Lèvres Water Stain in 18 delicious shades that are meant to be lightweight yet long wearing, and I have 6 to show you today. Apart from how lovely they are to look at (as well as wear, but more on that later), I also really adore the stripe on the bottle — a definite nod to Yves’ iconic tuxedo, wouldn’t you agree?

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