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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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NARS x Erdem · Strange Flowers Collection, Part 3

 

The final chapter of the NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Collection, draws your attention to the six lipsticks. Once again, looks can be deceiving because with a couple of exceptions, what you see here is nowhere near what you’d expect. Then again, as this stems from the creative and often eccentric mind of François Nars, maybe it’s not that surprising after all.

 

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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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NARS x Erdem · Strange Flowers Collection, Part 1

 

Today’s post is something that figuratively and literally, took my breath away when it arrived: the NARS x Erdem Strange Flowers Summer 2018 Collection. The brand collaborated once again with celebrated fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu — who also happens to be Montréal-born (like me), to bring this 13-piece limited edition capsule collection to life. Filled with unique new shades & products, the packaging is adorned with one of three original floral prints specifically created by Erdem, and after you see it all, I’m sure that like me, you won’t know whether to wear or frame everything.

 

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