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Make Up For Ever | HD Microperfecting Primer

Make Up For Ever | HD Microperfecting Primer

MUFE HD Primer opener

MUFE HD Primer opener

If you think of your face as your canvas, then giving it the most flawless finish before doing the rest of your makeup should be at the top of the priority list – and that task begins even before the first drop of foundation touches your skin. From the brand that has redefined what High Definition cosmetics should be, MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces their HD Microperfecting Primer(CAN $39.00),…

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Benefit | Majorette Booster Blush

Benefit | Majorette Booster Blush

Benefit Majorette Blush opener

New from Benefit this fall (launching September 2014),  Majorette Boosting Blush (CAN $36.00) in Pep, Poise & Popularity!– is a cream to powder formula that’s housed in the most adorable drum-shaped casing. Infused with a light fruity scent, this universally flattering shade is meant to give you that fresh faced youthful glow and the best part? No specific tools – other than one’s fingers –…

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Dermalogica | A Beauty Event

Dermalogica | A Beauty Event

Dermalogica event opener

Dermalogica event opener

Earlier this week, I was invited to attend the launch of 2 exciting new products – Redness Relief Primer SPF20 and PowerBright TRx™, both from Dermalogica®,  a brand that is relatively new to me, but one that is quickly reaching cult status amongst devotees of their skincare regimens. This media event was held at one of the flagship stores here in Canada, located in the heart of Old Montréal,…

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Glossy Stain #40 Beige Peau & Gloss Volupté #210 Beige Nu

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Glossy Stain #40 Beige Peau & Gloss Volupté #210 Beige Nu

YSL #40 Beige Peau and #210 Pure opener

YSL #40 Beige Peau and #210 Pure opener

The recent release of the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Cuirs Fétiches Collection for Fall 2014 has been a resounding hit for the brand, and while many of the limited edition pieces of this collection reached covetable status in record time i.e.: the Couture Palette Collector Fétiche (reviewed here), the textured nail lacquers in #52 Bleu Galuchat & #53 Taupe Grainé (reviewed here), and the matte…

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Rouge Pur Couture The Mats #210 Nude Acoustic (LE)

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Rouge Pur Couture The Mats #210 Nude Acoustic (LE)

YSL #210 Nude Acoustic opener

Continuing the leather-inspired theme from the Fall 2014 Cuirs Fétiches Collection (see previous reviews here and here), Yves Saint Laurent Beauté introduces a new texture for lips: Rouge Pur Couture The Mats (CAN $39.00) available in 4 new shades – 2 Rouges Pop and 2 Nudes Folk.  The shade I’m showing today (and which I’ve currently developed quite an obsession for) is #210 Nude Acoustic…

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | La Lacque Couture #52 Bleu Galuchat & #53 Taupe Grainé (LE)

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | La Lacque Couture #52 Bleu Galuchat & #53 Taupe Grainé (LE)

YSL Bleu Galuchat & Taupe Grainé opener

YSL Bleu Galuchat & Taupe Grainé opener

Perfectly on point with the whole sensually organic theme of this collection (see my previous review here), the two new (and limited edition) shades of the Yves Saint Laurent Cuirs Fétiches Collection for Fall 2014 manage to be at once classic (the colours) and edgy (the finish). Textured polish is something that’s been around for quite some time now, but what you’ll find here with #52 Bleu…

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Couture Palette Collector Fétiche (LE)

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Couture Palette Collector Fétiche (LE)

YSL Palette Fétiche opener

YSL Palette Fétiche opener

Inspired by the noble yet carnal duality of leather, the Yves Saint Laurent Cuirs Fétiches Collection for Fall 2014will literally take your breath away. Creative Director Lloyd Simmonds wanted to create a sensually charged-up makeup collection filled with varying textures: matte, shiny, metallic – for eyes, lips, as well as nails – giving women the option of exploring their sexy & edgier…

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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Lip Maestro Intense Velvet Color #404 Spice, #405 Sultan & #406 Orient

Giorgio Armani Beauty | Lip Maestro Intense Velvet Color #404 Spice, #405 Sultan & #406 Orient

GA Lip Maestro trio macro

GA Lip Maestro trio opener

Launching next month (September 2014), are three new Lip Maestro shades from Giorgio Armani Beauty: #404 Spice, #405 Sultan and #406 Orient. Described as “luminous matte red lacquer”, these are intensely pigmented yet velvety soft lip products that apply like a gloss, but with a lipstick’s opaque factor. Inspired by classic Hollywood glamour, these new hues are at once passionate and fierce,…

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Yves Saint Laurent | The Movie Premiere

Yves Saint Laurent | The Movie Premiere

YSL movie premiere opener

YSL movie premiere opener

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Montréal première of the biopic, Yves Saint Laurent, a film directed by Jalil Lespert and starring Pierre Niney of the Comédie-Française as Yves Saint Laurent, with Guillaume Gallienne of the Comédie-Française as Pierre Bergé, the long-time lover & business partner of Yves Saint Laurent. The movie gives insight into the life of the designer,…

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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Black Ecstasy Mascara, Obsidian Black

Giorgio Armani Beauty | Black Ecstasy Mascara, Obsidian Black

Armani-Black-Ecstasy-Mascara

GA Black Ecstasy opener

Following the success of their Rouge Ecstasy lipsticks released last year (see my previous reviews here and here), Giorgio Armani Beauty introduces Black Ecstasy Mascara(CAN $36.00, launching this September 2014) – a product aimed at providing your lashes with intense sultry colour, but none of the heaviness associated with said smouldering look. With its über-chic case and red stylized logo,…

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Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Trafalgar trio

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Trafalgar trio

Dior Trafalgar trio opener

Dior Trafalgar trio opener

The last grouping I have to show you from the new Dior 5 Couleurs Collection for Fall 2014, is the stunning Trafalgar Trio– you might say that I saved the most impressive for last. In the 50’s, M. Dior would send out scarlet coloured designs during catwalk shows (the precursor to runway shows) to ‘wake up’ the audience and get their attention; he called these designs his ‘Trafalgars’. With…

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Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Bar trio

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Bar trio

Dior Bar trio opener new

Dior Bar trio opener new

In 1947, M. Dior created quite a stir in the world of fashion with the introduction of a unique silhouette: the legendary ‘Bar Ensemble‘, a tailored and minimalistic yet still quite feminine tone, dubbed the “New Look“. The newly released Bar Trio from the 5 Couleurs Collection for Fall 2014 (see my previews reviews on the other trios here, here and here), pays homage to that look in shades of…

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Cirque Colors | Kontiki Collection, Limited Edition

Cirque Colors | Kontiki Collection, Limited Edition

Cirque Colors Kontiki Collection 2

Cirque Colors Kontiki opener

Cirque Colors has just recently released three vivid (and limited edition) shades inspired by Summer’s heat: the Kontiki Collection. Filled with colour-shifting shimmer that both captures and reflects light, the formula is not only lushly decadent in appearance, but free of all nasty toxins. Annie Pham, the creative genius behind the brand, has also gone one step further and added essential…

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Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Carré Bleu trio

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Carré Bleu trio

Dior Carré Bleu trio opener

Dior Carré Bleu trio opener

In 1969, Dior beauty made quite a sensation with the launch of the “Les Yeux Dior” eye shadow collection, and for 2014, the brand is once again revolutionizing the blue eye look. Instead of the 80’s overdone excesses, think ‘sophisticated modern’ with these hues, made that much more wearable by their sublime textures. Juxtaposing the palette, is a softly golden/nude lip, while nails once again…

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Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Rose Tutu trio

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Rose Tutu trio

Dior Rose Tutu trio opener

Dior Rose Tutu trio opener

The Rose Tutu trio from the Dior 5 Couleurs Collection for Fall 2014, features a palette which bears both warm & cool pink tones, as well as a  very ladylike pink lipstick and coordinating pink nail lacquer – all three items looking deceptively soft. I say deceptively, because appearances can be misleading as once again, it’s all about the textures (first mentioned in my review of the Dior…

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Make Up For Ever | HD Microperfecting Primer

Make Up For Ever | HD Microperfecting Primer

MUFE HD Primer opener

MUFE HD Primer opener

If you think of your face as your canvas, then giving it the most flawless finish before doing the rest of your makeup should be at the top of the priority list – and that task begins even before the first drop of foundation touches your skin. From the brand that has redefined what High Definition cosmetics should be, MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces their HD Microperfecting Primer(CAN $39.00),…

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Benefit | Majorette Booster Blush

Benefit | Majorette Booster Blush

Benefit Majorette Blush opener

New from Benefit this fall (launching September 2014),  Majorette Boosting Blush (CAN $36.00) in Pep, Poise & Popularity!– is a cream to powder formula that’s housed in the most adorable drum-shaped casing. Infused with a light fruity scent, this universally flattering shade is meant to give you that fresh faced youthful glow and the best part? No specific tools – other than one’s fingers –…

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Dermalogica | A Beauty Event

Dermalogica | A Beauty Event

Dermalogica event opener

Dermalogica event opener

Earlier this week, I was invited to attend the launch of 2 exciting new products – Redness Relief Primer SPF20 and PowerBright TRx™, both from Dermalogica®,  a brand that is relatively new to me, but one that is quickly reaching cult status amongst devotees of their skincare regimens. This media event was held at one of the flagship stores here in Canada, located in the heart of Old Montréal,…

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Glossy Stain #40 Beige Peau & Gloss Volupté #210 Beige Nu

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Glossy Stain #40 Beige Peau & Gloss Volupté #210 Beige Nu

YSL #40 Beige Peau and #210 Pure opener

YSL #40 Beige Peau and #210 Pure opener

The recent release of the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Cuirs Fétiches Collection for Fall 2014 has been a resounding hit for the brand, and while many of the limited edition pieces of this collection reached covetable status in record time i.e.: the Couture Palette Collector Fétiche (reviewed here), the textured nail lacquers in #52 Bleu Galuchat & #53 Taupe Grainé (reviewed here), and the matte…

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Rouge Pur Couture The Mats #210 Nude Acoustic (LE)

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Rouge Pur Couture The Mats #210 Nude Acoustic (LE)

YSL #210 Nude Acoustic opener

Continuing the leather-inspired theme from the Fall 2014 Cuirs Fétiches Collection (see previous reviews here and here), Yves Saint Laurent Beauté introduces a new texture for lips: Rouge Pur Couture The Mats (CAN $39.00) available in 4 new shades – 2 Rouges Pop and 2 Nudes Folk.  The shade I’m showing today (and which I’ve currently developed quite an obsession for) is #210 Nude Acoustic…

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | La Lacque Couture #52 Bleu Galuchat & #53 Taupe Grainé (LE)

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | La Lacque Couture #52 Bleu Galuchat & #53 Taupe Grainé (LE)

YSL Bleu Galuchat & Taupe Grainé opener

YSL Bleu Galuchat & Taupe Grainé opener

Perfectly on point with the whole sensually organic theme of this collection (see my previous review here), the two new (and limited edition) shades of the Yves Saint Laurent Cuirs Fétiches Collection for Fall 2014 manage to be at once classic (the colours) and edgy (the finish). Textured polish is something that’s been around for quite some time now, but what you’ll find here with #52 Bleu…

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Couture Palette Collector Fétiche (LE)

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Couture Palette Collector Fétiche (LE)

YSL Palette Fétiche opener

YSL Palette Fétiche opener

Inspired by the noble yet carnal duality of leather, the Yves Saint Laurent Cuirs Fétiches Collection for Fall 2014will literally take your breath away. Creative Director Lloyd Simmonds wanted to create a sensually charged-up makeup collection filled with varying textures: matte, shiny, metallic – for eyes, lips, as well as nails – giving women the option of exploring their sexy & edgier…

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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Lip Maestro Intense Velvet Color #404 Spice, #405 Sultan & #406 Orient

Giorgio Armani Beauty | Lip Maestro Intense Velvet Color #404 Spice, #405 Sultan & #406 Orient

GA Lip Maestro trio macro

GA Lip Maestro trio opener

Launching next month (September 2014), are three new Lip Maestro shades from Giorgio Armani Beauty: #404 Spice, #405 Sultan and #406 Orient. Described as “luminous matte red lacquer”, these are intensely pigmented yet velvety soft lip products that apply like a gloss, but with a lipstick’s opaque factor. Inspired by classic Hollywood glamour, these new hues are at once passionate and fierce,…

View On WordPress

Yves Saint Laurent | The Movie Premiere

Yves Saint Laurent | The Movie Premiere

YSL movie premiere opener

YSL movie premiere opener

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Montréal première of the biopic, Yves Saint Laurent, a film directed by Jalil Lespert and starring Pierre Niney of the Comédie-Française as Yves Saint Laurent, with Guillaume Gallienne of the Comédie-Française as Pierre Bergé, the long-time lover & business partner of Yves Saint Laurent. The movie gives insight into the life of the designer,…

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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Black Ecstasy Mascara, Obsidian Black

Giorgio Armani Beauty | Black Ecstasy Mascara, Obsidian Black

Armani-Black-Ecstasy-Mascara

GA Black Ecstasy opener

Following the success of their Rouge Ecstasy lipsticks released last year (see my previous reviews here and here), Giorgio Armani Beauty introduces Black Ecstasy Mascara(CAN $36.00, launching this September 2014) – a product aimed at providing your lashes with intense sultry colour, but none of the heaviness associated with said smouldering look. With its über-chic case and red stylized logo,…

View On WordPress

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Trafalgar trio

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Trafalgar trio

Dior Trafalgar trio opener

Dior Trafalgar trio opener

The last grouping I have to show you from the new Dior 5 Couleurs Collection for Fall 2014, is the stunning Trafalgar Trio– you might say that I saved the most impressive for last. In the 50’s, M. Dior would send out scarlet coloured designs during catwalk shows (the precursor to runway shows) to ‘wake up’ the audience and get their attention; he called these designs his ‘Trafalgars’. With…

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Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Bar trio

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Bar trio

Dior Bar trio opener new

Dior Bar trio opener new

In 1947, M. Dior created quite a stir in the world of fashion with the introduction of a unique silhouette: the legendary ‘Bar Ensemble‘, a tailored and minimalistic yet still quite feminine tone, dubbed the “New Look“. The newly released Bar Trio from the 5 Couleurs Collection for Fall 2014 (see my previews reviews on the other trios here, here and here), pays homage to that look in shades of…

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Cirque Colors | Kontiki Collection, Limited Edition

Cirque Colors | Kontiki Collection, Limited Edition

Cirque Colors Kontiki Collection 2

Cirque Colors Kontiki opener

Cirque Colors has just recently released three vivid (and limited edition) shades inspired by Summer’s heat: the Kontiki Collection. Filled with colour-shifting shimmer that both captures and reflects light, the formula is not only lushly decadent in appearance, but free of all nasty toxins. Annie Pham, the creative genius behind the brand, has also gone one step further and added essential…

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Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Carré Bleu trio

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Carré Bleu trio

Dior Carré Bleu trio opener

Dior Carré Bleu trio opener

In 1969, Dior beauty made quite a sensation with the launch of the “Les Yeux Dior” eye shadow collection, and for 2014, the brand is once again revolutionizing the blue eye look. Instead of the 80’s overdone excesses, think ‘sophisticated modern’ with these hues, made that much more wearable by their sublime textures. Juxtaposing the palette, is a softly golden/nude lip, while nails once again…

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Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Rose Tutu trio

Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Rose Tutu trio

Dior Rose Tutu trio opener

Dior Rose Tutu trio opener

The Rose Tutu trio from the Dior 5 Couleurs Collection for Fall 2014, features a palette which bears both warm & cool pink tones, as well as a  very ladylike pink lipstick and coordinating pink nail lacquer – all three items looking deceptively soft. I say deceptively, because appearances can be misleading as once again, it’s all about the textures (first mentioned in my review of the Dior…

View On WordPress

Make Up For Ever | HD Microperfecting Primer
Benefit | Majorette Booster Blush
Dermalogica | A Beauty Event
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Glossy Stain #40 Beige Peau & Gloss Volupté #210 Beige Nu
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Rouge Pur Couture The Mats #210 Nude Acoustic (LE)
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | La Lacque Couture #52 Bleu Galuchat & #53 Taupe Grainé (LE)
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Couture Palette Collector Fétiche (LE)
Giorgio Armani Beauty | Lip Maestro Intense Velvet Color #404 Spice, #405 Sultan & #406 Orient
Yves Saint Laurent | The Movie Premiere
Giorgio Armani Beauty | Black Ecstasy Mascara, Obsidian Black
Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Trafalgar trio
Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Bar trio
Cirque Colors | Kontiki Collection, Limited Edition
Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Carré Bleu trio
Dior 5 Couleurs Collection Fall 2014 | Rose Tutu trio

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