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MAKE UP FOR EVER · Artist Face Color

In the whirlwind pace of so many new — and frequently limited edition collections launching from all the brands, it’s nice to take a step back and give some love to something more permanent; case in point, the Artist face Colour blushes, highlighters, and sculpting powders from MAKE UP FOR EVER — a brand that definitely knows a thing or two about colour and more importantly, performance. After all, why not have it all?

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Ciaté London · Wonderwand Lipstick

While I usually lean towards luxury beauty, Ciaté London has been steadily gaining ground on my affections, and I attribute this phenomenon to 2 factors: creative* products and consistency of performance. Their latest launch, Wonderwand Lipstick, brings all that to the table and includes nicely detailed packaging too — and all without breaking the bank. Well done, Ciaté.

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CHANEL · Quintessence & Platine Bronze, Vision d’Asie Spring Summer 2019 Collection

Several weeks ago I showed you CHANEL’s Spring/Summer 2019 launches — that is, all but the two pieces starring in today’s post. This 9-shadow palette is only the second in this format that the brand has ever created, and this beauty holds an interesting & unexpected mix of hues, while the accompanying cream shade has quickly risen through the ranks to be the one I currently reach for … over & over again.

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CHANEL Beauty Edit · Paris/New York Métiers d’Art 2018

The tradition began in 2002 where each December, Karl Lagerfeld began unveiling a collection dedicated to CHANEL’s Métiers d’Art — the specialist manufacturers behind the exquisite detailing found on the House’s fashion & accessories. This past December 2nd, the show was held in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art with the spectacular Temple of Dendur as backdrop, hinting at the theme of the collection itself. For an armchair archaeologist like myself, I can’t even begin to express my feelings at this fusion of two of my passions: Ancient Egypt & beauty … be still my beating heart.

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Louboutin · Goldomania Collection Holiday 2018

For Holiday 2018, Louboutin Beauty has launched Goldomania, a capsule collection comprised of four pieces that aim to gild your face & nails in absolute festive luxury. Gives a whole new meaning to “the Midas touch” …

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