Givenchy has launched its Spring 2020 makeup collection called the ‘Givenchy Gardens Collection’. The collection is a tribute to Monsieur de Givenchy’s over 40 years of passion for the Jonchet gardens. Nicolas Degennes took inspiration from the colours of the peony to create both the packaging and the different shades of the Spring collection. Givenchy Gardens Collection comprises products for the complexion, eyes and lips for a fresh and intense make-up.

New Givenchy Gardens Spring 2020 Collection review swatches of Le Rouge, Khôl Couture Waterproof, and Prisme Blush in Spice

For Spring 2020, the lip launches in this collection are all about intense pigment and shimmer. Le Rouge sheathes are decorated with three different floral paintings. A triptych of exclusive prints is made to recall nature’s renewal and unveil a new, limited-edition texture. The stick of the lipstick is sprayed with a fine iridescent mist that projects a metallic shine for a frosted effect. “Starry” pigments add light and sublimate the natural curve of the lips. The lipstick has a nourishing formula that promises softness and lightness for an intense and long-wearing make-up result.

New Givenchy Gardens Spring 2020 Collection review swatches of Le Rouge, Khôl Couture Waterproof, and Prisme Blush in Spice

There are three shades available in this lipstick:

Sparkling Peony No 01 – bright pink colour studded with golden illuminating pigments, recalling peony, a symbol of everlasting femininity

Sparkling Poppy No 02 – deep red embellished with pink illuminating pigments evoking poppy, a symbol of renewal

New Givenchy Gardens Spring 2020 Collection review swatches of Le Rouge, Khôl Couture Waterproof, and Prisme Blush in Spice
Sparkling Lily No 03

Sparkling Lily No 03 (swatched in the picture) – radiant orange enhanced with silvery illuminating pigments embodying a bouquet of lilies and irises, symbols of purity and nobility

New Givenchy Gardens Spring 2020 Collection review swatches of Le Rouge, Khôl Couture Waterproof, and Prisme Blush in Spice

For Spring 2020, Khôl Couture Waterproof is available in three new comfortable and creamy shades as if plucked from a garden of pure colours:

Peony N°11 – graceful powder pink for a radiant, summery makeup look

Iris N°12 – delicate purple for a luminous springtime makeup look

Poppy N°13 – deep red, emblematic colour of the Maison underlines the eyes for a fresh and bold makeup look

New Givenchy Gardens Spring 2020 Collection review swatches of Le Rouge, Khôl Couture Waterproof, and Prisme Blush in Spice

Givenchy Gardens Collection includes Prisme Blush in the iconic Spice shade – perfect for a fresh and luminous complexion. The case is adorned with a bouquet of irises, symbol of royalty and purity – nicely reinterpreted in an impressionist style.

New Givenchy Gardens Spring 2020 Collection review swatches of Le Rouge, Khôl Couture Waterproof, and Prisme Blush in Spice

The Prisme blush with four prisms and two colours: the orangey shade (a pure, matte and ultra-pigmented colour) is paired with the iridescent pink highlighter. These two shades can be blended together or applied next to each other, quickly and easily. The pink highlighter can also be used to highlight the tops of the cheekbones, the brow bone or the bridge of the nose.

Overall, a beautiful collection and it does inspire me with its spring vibes to include more colour and fun into everyday makeup. Givenchy Gardens Spring 2020 Collection – all the products are available at Holt Renfrew and Sephora.ca.

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Philosophy is not a new brand for me but it is new for my blog, I am not sure why and how I did not share about their products on my blog yet – not that I have tried a lot from Philosophy but not few even. I used to love their 2-step micro-delivery peel, their body lotion, body wash, cleanser, and facial wipes. Philosophy is the wellbeing beauty brand launched in 1996 in New York and has a range of multi-tasking skincare products and feel-good scents. In this article, I am sharing three cleansing products from the brand which I have used for a long enough time, not recently but in the past – a few years back. When I received a gifted package with some cleansing essentials from the brand, that is what triggered me to check my blog, although I have shared these few times on my Instagram. I am sharing three products from Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple range – micellar cleansing water, one-step facial cleanser, one-step facial cleansing wipes.

Review of Philosophy skincare Purity Made Simple range - micellar cleansing water, one-step facial cleanser, one-step facial cleansing wipes

Purity Made Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is powered by micellar technology and is a no-rinse cleanser that removes dirt, impurities and makeup for skin that feels clean, hydrated, toned and refreshed. I use it in the evening as a first step when removing my makeup, it is gentle on the skin including eyes and does not irritate my skin and eye area.

Review of Philosophy skincare Purity Made Simple range - micellar cleansing water, one-step facial cleanser, one-step facial cleansing wipes

Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser is an award-winning facial cleanser that is multitasking and its 3-in-1 approach to cleansing. It gently cleanses and melts away face and eye makeup in one simple step, while toning and lightly hydrating. This cleanser leaves skin feeling clean, comfortable and balanced. It does not leave my skin feeling dry or uncomfortable.

Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Wipes is a convenient, disposable cleansing cloth, perfect to keep in a purse, gym bag or travel bag to keep skin pure and clean whenever, wherever I go. The wipes work well to wipe away dirt, makeup and oil with no need to rinse, although I do follow with a second cleanse just to make sure. The skin feels clean, soft and refreshed after using these wipes. I usually prefer most of the days as my first step to removing makeup followed by second cleanse with One-step Facial Cleanser. I have one pack of these wipes in my gym bag and another one on my vanity. I alternate these wipes with the Micellar cleansing water.

Review of Philosophy skincare Purity Made Simple range - micellar cleansing water, one-step facial cleanser, one-step facial cleansing wipes

Overall, these three cleansing products from Philosophy are always nice to have in my cleansing squad – they are gentle, even on the days my skin is behaving, and work well to remove makeup and dirt without making my skin uncomfortable. Philosophy skincare is available at philosophyskincare.ca , Sephora Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Hudson’s Bay

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Guerlain has launched a new Primer or in other words, there is a new addition to the Guerlain L’Essentiel range. Here is the link to my detailed article from last year about the L’Essentiel Foundation. Guerlain L’Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer is a fresh, lightweight, and mattifying primer. Co-ordinating with the range, L’Essentiel puts 97% naturally-derived ingredients to work without compromising with the performance.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer review

The primer is very lightweight, looks and feels very fresh on the skin. 1-2 drops are enough for my face and it blends in nicely into the skin without any residue. For my combination skin, this primer has worked pretty well to control the appearance of excess shine to balance skin and minimize the appearance of pores. It does not totally erase the pores or hides – which is not something real and natural but it makes the look of pores minimal. As I prefer a natural radiant makeup look, so this primer works pretty well with L’Essentiel Foundation as well as other foundations with a glowy finish. I apply this primer on my oily areas of the face – usually my t-zone, it makes the overall look very natural matte with minimized look of pores and shine is controlled.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer review

Also, another important thing I have noticed is that this primer does increase the longevity of the makeup especially the base. I can not comment on how it will work on dry skin types for controlling the excess sebum but it definitely works to minimize the look of pores. For normal, combination, and oily skin types, this primer is an easy choice. And especially if you love L’Essentiel foundation, this primer makes a great pair.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer review

The key ingredients that deliver the major specialties of this primer include Avocado Extract to help absorb excess sebum to keep skin appearing matte all day long and promote shine-free skin day after day and White Cocoa Bean Extract to help refine the look of pores and supports skin’s natural balance and barrier. Yacon Juice improves skin defence and balances the skin’s ecosystem. There is a subtle nice fresh scent to the primer when applied and dissipates very fast.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer review

With skincare and makeup ingredients included in this newest launch from Guerlain, this is an easy pick-me-up to increase the wear time of makeup, to minimize the look of pores, and to control excess sebum and shine. L’Essentiel Primer is available at Sephora and will be available at other retailers mentioned below from the end of February 2020. Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s BayShoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.

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