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The Mother of all Mother’s Day Giveaways, 2017 Edition

 

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In honour of Mother’s Day and as a thank you to all you awesome readers for your continued support, I’ve put together what I like to think of as THE MOTHER OF ALL MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAYS (picture that said in a thunderous voice). One (1) lucky winner will receive a prize pack valued at over CAN $1,600.00 — yes, you definitely read that right — comprised of new luxury beauty products from renown brands Givenchy, Dior, Guerlain & MAKE UP FOR EVER. But wait — there’s more!

 

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Givenchy · Gypsophila Floral Edition Poudre Bonne Mine, limited edition

 

Some products are just so breathtakingly beautiful that it’s actually painful to even think of marring them with a brush, such as the Floral Edition Bonne Mine Powder from Givenchy’s Gypsophila Collection, limited edition for 2017. But I’m nothing if not a trooper and after taking about a zillion shots, I forced myself to dive in. Like its namesake flower, this bronzer packs a contradictory subtle yet powerful punch, leaving behind an ethereal glow. Cue the angelic choir …

 

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Givenchy · Passion & Tender Prisme Blush

 

Spring has always signified rebirth, and nowhere is that more visible than with cosmetics; bringing home the point, is the newly reformulated Prism Blush from the venerable House of Givenchy. Taking their iconic prism light-reflecting technology and kicking it up a few notches, the brand is set to launch 8 new cheek shades that are infused with colour & light, inspired by the paintings of  Mark Rothko. In other words, get your wallet/credit card ready …

 

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Givenchy · Rouge Révélateur, Rouge Interdit & Lip Liners

 

Givenchy is one of those luxury beauty brands that somehow manages to fly under most peoples’ radar, but beauty lovers take note: I dare you to try any of their products, and not be impressed. Just launched for Spring 2017, the marbled Rouge Révélateur lipstick is one such product and pretty much guaranteed to blow you away.

 

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Givenchy · Couture Edition Le Rouge, Prisme Libre & Khôl Waterproof

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Luxury beauty brand Givenchy has been steadily climbing onto people’s radar, releasing not only top-tier products and unique innovations (they’re the creators behind one of the first ball-shaped mascara brushes), but also putting out some of the most exquisite packaging details. The finely rendered magnolia blossoms decorating the genuine leather of these Couture Editions turns them each into a display-worthy objet d’art, but it’s the performance of the products that makes them even more amazing, in my opinion.

 

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Prisme Libre Edition Couture #1 Mousseline Pastel (CAN $66.00) | A four-colour face powder meant to set your makeup while also providing colour-correcting properties. The finely milled texture of the powder and its performance lies with the pigments, treated with ‘atomization technology’ which translates as being reduced to incredibly tiny particles, helping it to glide effortlessly along the skin and leaving behind a perfectly even ‘impalpable feel and natural result’. The luminous-matte finish also aids in extending the look and duration of makeup, keeping your entire look fresh and even helping to blot up some of your natural oils. The powder bears a light lilac/white musk scent that dissipates relatively quickly once applied and includes a  small velvety puff for application, although that’s probably best used to pat the product onto the skin only; any vigorous buffing with the puff may move your foundation around. Best part? The actual feel of this powder along the skin: unbelievably luxurious and kitten-soft. The shade breakdown:

  • pale mint green
  • icy baby blue
  • delicate peach
  • light cool violet

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Givenchy · Prisme Libre Couture Edition #1 Mousseline Pastel

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Givenchy · Prisme Libre Couture Edition #1 Mousseline Pastel

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Givenchy · Prisme Libre Couture Edition #1 Mousseline Pastel

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Givenchy · Prisme Libre Couture Edition #1 Mousseline Pastel

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Givenchy · Prisme Libre Couture Edition #1 Mousseline Pastel swatches

 

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Givenchy ·  306 Carmin Escarpin & Le Rouge Perfecto 01 Perfect Pink

 

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Le Rouge Perfecto 01 Perfect Pink (CAN $42.00) | Inspired by Givenchy’s leather Perfecto jacket, this is a 3-in-1 product that combines the moisturizing qualities of a balm, a lip plumper, plus tailor-made natural colour via an ingredient that reacts with your unique lip ph levels. Encased in a genuine leather pink case and made with ultra-nourishing shea butter, this universal shade can be worn either alone for a butter soft shine with a just a hint of colour, or applied under lipstick to act as a hydrating primer. Unscented, there’s an initial slight tingling felt upon application but which dissipates within minutes after that. Totally backup-worthy on every level.

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Givenchy · Le Rouge Perfecto 01 Perfect Pink

 

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Le Rouge Edition Couture #306 Carmin Escarpin (CAN $44.00) | Described as a warm poppy red, this is definitely a warm-leaning hue but still universally wearable by a broad range of skin tones. Housed in a limited edition leather case that’s printed with magnolia blossoms, this shade is nevertheless part of the permanent range (but seriously, who wouldn’t want THIS case?!). The texture is sublime: buttery smooth and offering full opacity even at the first stroke. Staying power is excellent as well, without the colour bleeding off or migrating in surrounding lip lines (of which I’ve definitely got more than my share. Sigh).

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Givenchy · Le Rouge Edition Couture #306 Carmin Escarpin

 

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Khôl Couture Waterproof 05 Jade (CAN $30.00) | A retractable eyeliner in a long-lasting waterproof formula that’s available in 6 shades (not shown: black, brown, turquoise, cobalt & lilac). With and integrated pencil sharpener to help keep the point sharp (and thus avoid messy shavings floating about), the creamy texture of this pencil makes it glide effortlessly along the delicate skin around the eyes and even provides good colour payoff when worn along the waterline. While I can’t attest to how waterproof this liner truly is, I will say that it wore beautifully without any smudging or creasing (over primer) and showed up quite well along the waterline, even hours after being first applied. By the way, I’ve actually been on the hunt for a vibrant emerald/jade green eyeliner exactly like this. Seek and ye shall find, they say (although in this case, it found me).

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Givenchy · Khôl Couture Waterproof 05 Jade

 

The classically timeless beauty of Audrey Hepburn comes to mind whenever I think of Givenchy, given her close ties with founder Hubert de Givenchy who dressed her for some of her most iconic looks. That same elegance and sophistication is seen with these Couture Edition products, albeit with healthy dollops of new technology and modern pigments thrown in, as mandated by today’s consumer. If you’ve yet to discover this brand or are looking for something outside of the more commonly seen luxury brands, then get thee to a Givenchy counter and play. Have fun … just please don’t shoot the messenger, especially when handing over your credit card.

Available exclusively at Sephora early October

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