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MFW Makeup Edition | Giorgio Armani SS/15

MFW Makeup Edition | Giorgio Armani SS/15

GASS15-Press-022

GASS15-Press-022

At the Giorgio Armani Womenswear SS/15 show for MFW (Milan Fashion Week) held this past September 20, Mr. Armani – the master of exquisite tailoring – presented a collection of dreamy, flowing creations with exceptional detailing in his signature neutral and earth-toned shades, down the runway. Accompanying the fashion, International Makeup Artist for Giorgio Armani, Linda Cantello, created a…

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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex

Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex

Hand Chemistry opener

Hand Chemistry opener

You can change the colour of your hair to hide your age. You can even use makeup to erase years from your face, but the turning back the clock on the skin of your hands, has been almost impossible to do … until now. Finally on our shores from across the pond where it’s been literally selling off the shelves, is Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex, a hand cream that ‘targets the eight signs of…

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The 7 Virtues | Patchouli of Rwanda

The 7 Virtues | Patchouli of Rwanda

The 7 Virtues Patchouli of Rwanda opener

The 7 Virtues Patchouli of Rwanda opener

Launching today to happily coincide with, as well as in honour of International Day of Peace, Patchouli of Rwandafrom The 7 Virtues® is the latest fragrance created from the Canadian brand with the most beautiful mission ever: “Make Perfume Not War” (to make rebuilding more exciting than destruction) – the words of wisdom that founder Barb Stegemann has been actively embracing since the day…

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NARS | Unlawful Blush, Night Caller Collection Fall 2014

NARS | Unlawful Blush, Night Caller Collection Fall 2014

NARS Unlawful Blush opener

NARS Unlawful Blush opener

The Fall 2014 Night Caller Collection from NARS, has some truly stand-out pieces, with Unlawful Blush leading the pack (my review on the eyeshadow duos will be coming soon). From the brand known for creating some of the most quixotic seasonal collections with the most exotic names at that, Unlawfulseems rather, well … tame, by contrast. But appearances can be very deceiving. Very, very…

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NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Azede Jean-Pierre SS/15

NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Azede Jean-Pierre SS/15

OPI-NYFW-Azede-SS15-300dpi-3

OPI-NYFW-Azede-SS15-300dpi-3

I confess to being unfamiliar with this designer, but I’m totally loving both the beauty and nail looks created here (positively obsessing over the berry eyeshadow and nude lip); this past Tuesday (Sept. 9), the Azede Jean-Pierre SS/15 runway show featured a collaboration with OPI, while a unique mani was created by Lead Nail Artist, Miss Pop. Echoing the cut-out theme in the designer’s…

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NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Clover Canyon SS/15

NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Clover Canyon SS/15

OPI-NYFW-CloverCanyon-SS15-300dpi-1

OPI-NYFW-CloverCanyon-SS15-300dpi-1

NYFW may be over, but the nail trends seen on the runways continue to make an impact in the world of beauty. For the Clover Canyon SS/15 show, OPI once again partnered with the designer with the help of Lead Nail Artist, Miss Pop, to create a unique yet simple lustrous looks on the models’ nails – mimicking rich jewel tones to offset the brightly patterned clothing.

Get the look:

Two coats of…

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Illamasqua | Exquisite Sheer Lip Gloss, Once… Collection

Illamasqua | Exquisite Sheer Lip Gloss, Once… Collection

Illamasqua Exquisite opener

Illamasqua Exquisite opener

The Once… capsule collection recently released from British cult-fave brand Illamasqua (find my previous review here), also includes 2 Sheer Lip Glosses and I have Exquisite to show you today – a milky pink hue (the other is Opulent, a ‘rainbow beige’ shade). Perfectly in line with the faded romance theme of this entire collection, this pink shade – a traditionally girlie hue – is made modern…

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NARS | 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish (LE)

NARS | 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish (LE)

NARS Phillip Lim opener

NARS Phillip Lim opener

From his first very first show which debuted in 2005, designer Phillip Lim has been redefining everyday fashion into quirky, modern and still very wearable clothing styles. For his collaboration with NARS, 3.1 Phillip Lim created 9 limited edition nail polish shades inspired by “colours that exist in the shadows, rich jewel tones and contrasting nudes that evoke the modern mood of the season“.…

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Illamasqua | Vintage Metallix in Embellish & Bibelot

Illamasqua | Vintage Metallix in Embellish & Bibelot

Illamasqua Vintage Metallix

Illamasqua Vintage Metallix

The Once… Collection from Illamasqua, is a study in faded beauty, but in the best way possible: Alex Box, Creative Director for the brand, was inspired by the “gentle and exquisite point when a flower starts to fade and becomes impossibly beautiful in its complex decline” – the theme of which is so perfectly and sublimely captured in the photos for the campaign. Calls to mind the opulence…

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Urban Decay | Naked Basics 2

Urban Decay | Naked Basics 2

UD Naked Basics 2 opener

UD Naked Basics 2 opener

Urban Decay knows a thing or two (or three) about getting Naked; first there was the original (and by now cult-fave) Naked palette which went on to spawn 2 more in the series, then came the pocket version: Naked Basics – a travel friendly/purse-sized palette with 6 wearable nude shades, and now the latest in the lineup to hit the shelves, is Naked Basics 2– six new neutral shades to ooh & aah…

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a-england | Hurt No Living Thing (Heavenly Quotes)

a-england | Hurt No Living Thing (Heavenly Quotes)

a-england Hurt No Living Thing & Heavenly Quotes

a-england Hurt No Living Thing & Excalibur Renaissance

Inspired by the words written by English poet Christina Georgina Rossetti (sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti – poet, painter, illustrator and founder of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood), Hurt No Living Thing is the latest addition to the a-england collection of Heavenly Quotes(click on the a-england category tab at right for swatches of all shades), a mysterious colour-shifting topper shade that…

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Dior | Contour Couture Colour Lip Liner #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

Dior | Contour Couture Colour Lip Liner #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

Dior Contour Lip Liner Pencils opener

Dior Contour Lip Liner Pencils opener

Along with the recently launched Rouge Dior Baume (reviewed here), Dior has released 3 new Couture Colour Contour Lip Pencils (CAN $30.00 each) that aim to provide long-lasting colour, as well as help maintain and intensify any lipstick shade or gloss that’s layered on top. Each pencil comes with its own sharpener – a convenient addition, as I prefer to NOT use one sharpener for all my…

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NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Marc Jacobs SS/15

NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Marc Jacobs SS/15

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NARS & Marc Jacobs opener

For the NYFW Marc Jacobs Spring Summer/2015 runway show, François Nars – founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics – led the beauty team backstage. The theme behind the look, in the artist’s own words:

“The look for the show features no makeup – we only applied moisturizer. With Marc we always take it to the extreme, we’ve done bold looks in the past, but this season we wanted to make a…

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NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Rag & Bone SS/15

NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Rag & Bone SS/15

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nars_rag_and_bone_ss15_facechart_2

The NYFW Rag & Bone Spring Summer/2015 show featured Gucci Westman as the lead nail artist for NARS, who created a look that is “effortless, aspirational and chic while still feeling luxurious and cool. The face is feminine and fresh with subtle monochromatic tones complimented by a bitten looking mouth”. While relatively simple looking, the emphasis here remains on a flawless yet glowy…

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Dior Rouge Baume | #128 Star, #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

Dior Rouge Baume | #128 Star, #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

Dior Rouge Baume opener 2

Rouge Dior Baume opener

The latest from Dior Beauty, Rouge Dior Baume (CAN $37.00, available in 14 shades), is a new breed of makeup: a beautiful melding of colour with breakthrough ingredients for intensely nourished lips. The star component here is Cristal Oil, a natural origin lip care ingredient developed at the Dior Laboratories which “forms an extra-fine yet generous film on the lips, revitalizes, protects, and…

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MFW Makeup Edition | Giorgio Armani SS/15

MFW Makeup Edition | Giorgio Armani SS/15

GASS15-Press-022

GASS15-Press-022

At the Giorgio Armani Womenswear SS/15 show for MFW (Milan Fashion Week) held this past September 20, Mr. Armani – the master of exquisite tailoring – presented a collection of dreamy, flowing creations with exceptional detailing in his signature neutral and earth-toned shades, down the runway. Accompanying the fashion, International Makeup Artist for Giorgio Armani, Linda Cantello, created a…

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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex

Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex

Hand Chemistry opener

Hand Chemistry opener

You can change the colour of your hair to hide your age. You can even use makeup to erase years from your face, but the turning back the clock on the skin of your hands, has been almost impossible to do … until now. Finally on our shores from across the pond where it’s been literally selling off the shelves, is Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex, a hand cream that ‘targets the eight signs of…

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The 7 Virtues | Patchouli of Rwanda

The 7 Virtues | Patchouli of Rwanda

The 7 Virtues Patchouli of Rwanda opener

The 7 Virtues Patchouli of Rwanda opener

Launching today to happily coincide with, as well as in honour of International Day of Peace, Patchouli of Rwandafrom The 7 Virtues® is the latest fragrance created from the Canadian brand with the most beautiful mission ever: “Make Perfume Not War” (to make rebuilding more exciting than destruction) – the words of wisdom that founder Barb Stegemann has been actively embracing since the day…

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NARS | Unlawful Blush, Night Caller Collection Fall 2014

NARS | Unlawful Blush, Night Caller Collection Fall 2014

NARS Unlawful Blush opener

NARS Unlawful Blush opener

The Fall 2014 Night Caller Collection from NARS, has some truly stand-out pieces, with Unlawful Blush leading the pack (my review on the eyeshadow duos will be coming soon). From the brand known for creating some of the most quixotic seasonal collections with the most exotic names at that, Unlawfulseems rather, well … tame, by contrast. But appearances can be very deceiving. Very, very…

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NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Azede Jean-Pierre SS/15

NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Azede Jean-Pierre SS/15

OPI-NYFW-Azede-SS15-300dpi-3

OPI-NYFW-Azede-SS15-300dpi-3

I confess to being unfamiliar with this designer, but I’m totally loving both the beauty and nail looks created here (positively obsessing over the berry eyeshadow and nude lip); this past Tuesday (Sept. 9), the Azede Jean-Pierre SS/15 runway show featured a collaboration with OPI, while a unique mani was created by Lead Nail Artist, Miss Pop. Echoing the cut-out theme in the designer’s…

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NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Clover Canyon SS/15

NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Clover Canyon SS/15

OPI-NYFW-CloverCanyon-SS15-300dpi-1

OPI-NYFW-CloverCanyon-SS15-300dpi-1

NYFW may be over, but the nail trends seen on the runways continue to make an impact in the world of beauty. For the Clover Canyon SS/15 show, OPI once again partnered with the designer with the help of Lead Nail Artist, Miss Pop, to create a unique yet simple lustrous looks on the models’ nails – mimicking rich jewel tones to offset the brightly patterned clothing.

Get the look:

Two coats of…

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Illamasqua | Exquisite Sheer Lip Gloss, Once… Collection

Illamasqua | Exquisite Sheer Lip Gloss, Once… Collection

Illamasqua Exquisite opener

Illamasqua Exquisite opener

The Once… capsule collection recently released from British cult-fave brand Illamasqua (find my previous review here), also includes 2 Sheer Lip Glosses and I have Exquisite to show you today – a milky pink hue (the other is Opulent, a ‘rainbow beige’ shade). Perfectly in line with the faded romance theme of this entire collection, this pink shade – a traditionally girlie hue – is made modern…

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NARS | 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish (LE)

NARS | 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish (LE)

NARS Phillip Lim opener

NARS Phillip Lim opener

From his first very first show which debuted in 2005, designer Phillip Lim has been redefining everyday fashion into quirky, modern and still very wearable clothing styles. For his collaboration with NARS, 3.1 Phillip Lim created 9 limited edition nail polish shades inspired by “colours that exist in the shadows, rich jewel tones and contrasting nudes that evoke the modern mood of the season“.…

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Illamasqua | Vintage Metallix in Embellish & Bibelot

Illamasqua | Vintage Metallix in Embellish & Bibelot

Illamasqua Vintage Metallix

Illamasqua Vintage Metallix

The Once… Collection from Illamasqua, is a study in faded beauty, but in the best way possible: Alex Box, Creative Director for the brand, was inspired by the “gentle and exquisite point when a flower starts to fade and becomes impossibly beautiful in its complex decline” – the theme of which is so perfectly and sublimely captured in the photos for the campaign. Calls to mind the opulence…

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Urban Decay | Naked Basics 2

Urban Decay | Naked Basics 2

UD Naked Basics 2 opener

UD Naked Basics 2 opener

Urban Decay knows a thing or two (or three) about getting Naked; first there was the original (and by now cult-fave) Naked palette which went on to spawn 2 more in the series, then came the pocket version: Naked Basics – a travel friendly/purse-sized palette with 6 wearable nude shades, and now the latest in the lineup to hit the shelves, is Naked Basics 2– six new neutral shades to ooh & aah…

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a-england | Hurt No Living Thing (Heavenly Quotes)

a-england | Hurt No Living Thing (Heavenly Quotes)

a-england Hurt No Living Thing & Heavenly Quotes

a-england Hurt No Living Thing & Excalibur Renaissance

Inspired by the words written by English poet Christina Georgina Rossetti (sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti – poet, painter, illustrator and founder of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood), Hurt No Living Thing is the latest addition to the a-england collection of Heavenly Quotes(click on the a-england category tab at right for swatches of all shades), a mysterious colour-shifting topper shade that…

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Dior | Contour Couture Colour Lip Liner #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

Dior | Contour Couture Colour Lip Liner #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

Dior Contour Lip Liner Pencils opener

Dior Contour Lip Liner Pencils opener

Along with the recently launched Rouge Dior Baume (reviewed here), Dior has released 3 new Couture Colour Contour Lip Pencils (CAN $30.00 each) that aim to provide long-lasting colour, as well as help maintain and intensify any lipstick shade or gloss that’s layered on top. Each pencil comes with its own sharpener – a convenient addition, as I prefer to NOT use one sharpener for all my…

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NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Marc Jacobs SS/15

NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Marc Jacobs SS/15

NARS_Marc_Jacobs_SS15_Francois_Nars

NARS & Marc Jacobs opener

For the NYFW Marc Jacobs Spring Summer/2015 runway show, François Nars – founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics – led the beauty team backstage. The theme behind the look, in the artist’s own words:

“The look for the show features no makeup – we only applied moisturizer. With Marc we always take it to the extreme, we’ve done bold looks in the past, but this season we wanted to make a…

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NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Rag & Bone SS/15

NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Rag & Bone SS/15

nars_rag_and_bone_ss15_facechart_2

nars_rag_and_bone_ss15_facechart_2

The NYFW Rag & Bone Spring Summer/2015 show featured Gucci Westman as the lead nail artist for NARS, who created a look that is “effortless, aspirational and chic while still feeling luxurious and cool. The face is feminine and fresh with subtle monochromatic tones complimented by a bitten looking mouth”. While relatively simple looking, the emphasis here remains on a flawless yet glowy…

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Dior Rouge Baume | #128 Star, #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

Dior Rouge Baume | #128 Star, #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

Dior Rouge Baume opener 2

Rouge Dior Baume opener

The latest from Dior Beauty, Rouge Dior Baume (CAN $37.00, available in 14 shades), is a new breed of makeup: a beautiful melding of colour with breakthrough ingredients for intensely nourished lips. The star component here is Cristal Oil, a natural origin lip care ingredient developed at the Dior Laboratories which “forms an extra-fine yet generous film on the lips, revitalizes, protects, and…

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MFW Makeup Edition | Giorgio Armani SS/15
Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex
The 7 Virtues | Patchouli of Rwanda
NARS | Unlawful Blush, Night Caller Collection Fall 2014
NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Azede Jean-Pierre SS/15
NYFW Nail Edition | OPI covers Clover Canyon SS/15
Illamasqua | Exquisite Sheer Lip Gloss, Once… Collection
NARS | 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish (LE)
Illamasqua | Vintage Metallix in Embellish & Bibelot
Urban Decay | Naked Basics 2
a-england | Hurt No Living Thing (Heavenly Quotes)
Dior | Contour Couture Colour Lip Liner #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette
NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Marc Jacobs SS/15
NYFW Makeup Edition | NARS covers Rag & Bone SS/15
Dior Rouge Baume | #128 Star, #468 Spring, #558 Lili & #688 Diorette

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