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CHANEL · Noir et Blanc de CHANEL F/W 2019 Collection

Paris is known as the City of Light, and for CHANEL’s Fall/Winter 2019 Collection, Lucia Pica introduces Noir et Blanc de CHANEL, drawing inspiration from all the nuances — not to mention opposites — found in both black and white. All I can say is that there is nothing simple or boring about getting back to basics … especially where CHANEL is concerned.

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Lancôme · L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick

Lancôme recently launched L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick, and I received 4 shades to test out (there are 6 available at Sephora, more on Lancôme’s site). The name “ruby” threw me at first, as I was expecting them to be variations of red, but in reality this range is actually inspired by the gemstone of the same name — which also happens to be my birthstone (July baby). Regardless, I’ve yet to see a more exquisite lipstick bullet and I’m betting neither have you.

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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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