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CHANEL · Éclat et Transparence, Cruise 2018 Collection

 

The newest release from CHANEL, Éclat et Transparence Cruise 2018, draws inspiration from the gorgeous sheer effect produced by the interplay of shadow & light, and I have most of the collection to show you here today. The textures and colours of Summer — warm air, rippling water, and hazy filtered light, are all so beautifully represented and form the key to understanding these pieces: it’s about the application, and more importantly, layering. Plus, everything is just so gorgeous …

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Estée Lauder · Bronze Goddess 2018 Collection

 

Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess 2018 Collection (limited edition) hits every single one of my buttons; for starters, there’s ‘bronze’ and all the summertime heat that the name implies, then there’s ‘goddess’ — self-explanatory, am I right? And if all that isn’t enough, there’s the scent that can only be described as captured summer … and just like that, I’m a goner.

 

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Urban Decay · Sin Afterglow Palette & New Face Sprays

 

Inspired by Sin, one of their best-selling highlighter shades, Urban Decay has created the Sin Afterglow Palette. Comprised of 3 complimentary blush along with 2 new highlighter hues, this is literally taking the original sin … and going 1 (or in this case, 5) better. #shamelesscheesymetaphor

 

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NARS x Erdem · Strange Flowers Collection, Part 2

 

The second half of my NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Collection review centres around the face. Having produced some of the beauty world’s most iconic blushes (Orgasm, Sin, Deep Throat), I was curious to see how the two shades here would stack up — I won’t spoil it, so I guess you’ll just have to read on to learn — but the piece I was most excited about was the highlighting pencil. Again, no spoilers although even saying that I’m probably giving it away, am I right?

 

 

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Urban Decay · Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

 

From the brand that knows a thing or two (more like a bajillion) about beauty palettes, comes Urban Decay’s latest release: Backtalk, an entire rose-mauve theme for both eyes and face … in one convenient package. Inspired by the Vice Lipstick by the same name, this palette is exactly what anyone with a blush-coloured addiction (like me) has been looking for, not to mention a nice departure from the usual nudes.

 

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