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YSL · The Slim Sheer Matte & All Hours Setting Powder

Say what you will, YSL sure knows how to make a visual statement and the new Slim Sheer Matte lipsticks are a perfect example of that. With their elongated tubes and diamond-shaped bullets, I don’t know whether to wear or display them — guess I’ll just have to do both. And can we talk about the elegant lines of that powder compact? Totally display-worthy as well.

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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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MAC · La Leyenda Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Interesting fact: Selena Quintanilla-Perez’s posthumous original collaboration with MAC ranks as one of the top-selling collections in cosmetics history. I’ll let that sink in for a minute. Now, I confess to not knowing much about the late artist — other than the fact that she was not only incredibly talented, but tragically killed in the prime of her life — but I wasn’t going to pass on this stunning piece from her second collection with MAC, aptly titled Selena La Reina.

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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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Urban Decay · Wired Pressed Pigment Palette

Urban Decay has come out with many eye-catching palettes, but I’ve got to say that the new Wired Pressed Pigment Palette is positively retina-searing — and I mean that in a good way, of course. And while these eye-popping shades may be somewhat out of my comfort zone, I can’t help but want to go nuts with them. Don’t send help …

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