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CHANEL · Le Volume Révolution de CHANEL

 

CHANEL’s original Le Volume mascara ranks as one of my personal faves, and as I’ve gone through multiple tubes of it over the years, you might say it’s my Holy Grail mascara. In my book, it’s the one I compare all others to and until now, nothing threatened to knock it off the leader board. Then back in March, I learned that the brand would be launching Le Volume Révolution de CHANEL, created with the world’s first 3D-printed mascara brush, and so I wondered: would this be the one?

 

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CHANEL · Eyes Collection 2018

 

For CHANEL’s Eyes Collection 2018, Lucia Pica (the brand’s Global Creative Makeup & Colour Designer), drew inspiration from the magic of the night — in particular the way colours can both hide and reveal themselves, whether under artificial or natural lighting. The interplay of colour and texture is at the heart of this collection, but in my opinion, the true beauty is in how wearable everything is.

 

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Guerlain · Aqua Allegoria Eau de Toilette

 

The House of Guerlain has a long & storied history in the world of fragrance, having composed masterpieces such as Shalimar (which I absolutely love, for the record) amongst others. Then in 1999, Aqua Allegoria — a new fresh range of fragrances, was created to compliment the brand’s impressive roster … and caught the attention of a younger demographic, along with those who wanted to dip their toes (so to speak) in the Guerlain olfactory experience. For my part, I only recently tried these on for size and my jaw dropped; how have I missed wearing these fragrances until now?

 

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Beautycounter · Summer Staples

 

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of luxury beauty, but lately I’ve been thinking more & more about ‘cleaning’ up — not in the sense of chores (of which I’ve got plenty), but with regards to the products I use. Beautycounter is a brand that’s still relatively new to me, but what makes it attractive is the fact that not only are the items free from over 1500 banned (and potentially toxic) ingredients, but the range’s aesthetic appeal is off the charts: everything performs as good as it looks.

 

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NARS · Atomic Blonde Eye and Cheek Palette

 

When I heard that NARS was releasing a palette named Atomic Blonde, there was NO WAY ON EARTH that I would pass that up; for starters, it’s all about warm-toned neutrals (my jam) then there’s the name, which calls to mind the movie “Atomic Blonde” starring one of my all-time girl crushes, Charlize Theron. Lastly, NARS had me at ‘blonde’ (ummm…moi). In fact, this may very well be my favourite palette from the brand yet.

 

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