Filed In: Mascara

New! NARS Climax Extreme Collection 2020

Well known as enjoying shaking up the beauty industry, NARS has just released the Climax Extreme Collection which builds on the success of the brand’s Climax Mascara which launched in 2018 (previously reviewed here). After having played around with these pieces for a while now, I can definitely say that they’re both very well deserving of their rather provocative names …wink, wink.

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New! Dior Diorshow Fall Makeup Collection 2020

For Fall 2020 — and as seen through the eyes of Peter Philips, Dior’s Creative and Image Director, the Diorshow Collection draws inspiration from the Maison’s flagship fashion pieces and reinvents both the eyeshadow palettes and cult-fave Overcurl Mascara. As this is the season of “eyes”, I’d say that these products are absolutely bang on … not to mention absolutely gorgeous.

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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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CHANEL · Fall Winter 2020/2021 Beauty

For CHANEL’s recent Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Ready-To-Wear show, Paris’ historic Grand Palais (aka: the brand’s go-to venue), was transformed into a representation of the River Seine. With undulating curves and a sinuous catwalk polished to mimic crystal clear water, the looks presented fit a nautical theme via swashbuckling influences, thanks to ruffles a-plenty and gleaming admiral buttons — but what truly captured me, was the makeup. I’ve probably said a billion times before how “wearable” a particular look might be, but this one truly tops them all.

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Marc Jacobs · Coconut Collection 2019, Youthquake & Velvet Noir Mascara

For beauty lovers, Marc Jacobs’ Summertime Coconut Collection is always hotly anticipated. I mean, coconut: doesn’t get more Summery than that, no? Infused with a varied selection of coconut ingredients (how many times can I say “coconut” in one paragraph?), these products not only smell amazing, but perform equally beautifully. Then there’s the recently launched Youthquake, with pineapple in the ingredients that makes it a perfect fit for the theme. I just love makeup synergy, don’t you?

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