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CHANEL Beauty Edit · Cruise 2020/2021 Collection

CHANEL’s recent Balade En Méditerranée Cruise Collection for 2020/21 was supposed to take place on the island of Capri … until it got sidetracked by the pandemic. So for the first time in the brand’s history, the collection was launched digitally and the looks were created using fabric and materials that were already on hand. That said, trust CHANEL to have totally brought it just the same.

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NARS · The Bronzing Collection 2020

For 2020, NARS has added to the Laguna family with The Bronzing Collection and I scooped up these 3 lovelies at the recent Sephora sale. Laguna is the very first bronzer I bought ages ago, and continues to be one of my favourites to this day. As to the lippies, something told me that they would be bang-on perfect for summer; I wasn’t wrong.

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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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