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Nars has launched limited-edition Cool Crush Collection for Spring 2020 that is retailer exclusive. For spring this year, there is scene-stealing shimmer, gorgeous texture, and effortless tones which are perfect to play and experiment with colours and tones. The collection includes Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer.

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition eyeshadow palette featuring 12 shades in matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes. The shades are very pigmented and blend easily – the spectrum of shades ranging from softly diffused neutrals to striking blues and shimmering tones for pure colour captivation. The quality, formula, longevity, and ease of use – are amazing as expected from Nars eyeshadow formulas.

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Below is the shade description:

Top Row:

Soft Chill – light beige with gold shimmer

Sexed – shimmering light gold

Superclass – metallic tan opal

Nylon – matte nude

Middle Row:

Fresh Cut – warm brown with gold shimmer

Inception – metallic turquoise with gold shimmer

Prowl – shimmering pink rose

Shake It – shimmering melon

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Bottom Row:

Feist – metallic gold bronze

Ganges – shimmering teal

Risk – matte sienna

Isolde II – shimmering copper

How To Fix Cheek Palette is a limited-edition cheek palette featuring three blushes and one highlighting powder. I am so in love with the formula and shades – buttery smooth and so easy to apply. It looks so natural, blends into the skin like a second skin – the shimmer is not overpowering or prominent. The longevity is pretty good. The application is easy – applies well both with a finger or with flat kabuki brush.

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Below is the shade description (from left to right):

Gold Leash – shimmering gold highlighter

Spark Got Hot – shimmering beige pink

Dream Place – matte warm peach brown

Sugar Spirit – shimmering nude rose

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Loaded Lip Laquer is an innovative lip hybrid that feels like a balm and shines like a gloss, with the payoff of a lipstick. The lightweight formula is creamy and the plush texture cocoons lips for ultimate comfort. It glides on smoothly and effortlessly. There are four seductively nude shades formulated with anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid for a deep, silky, and hydrating feeling.

Below is the shade description:

Playin’ Around – cream nude

Young Hearts – pink beige

Foxy – terracotta

Freestyle – chestnut

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Overall, I am really liking this collection with all the shades, textures, and formulas. Nars Cool Crush Collection is available at Nordstrom .

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté range has been around since 2008 and it has been growing since then – be it the limited edition launches or new additions to the range – it has become a cult favourite. The gorgeous melty shine finish and an array of fresh colours, it has been one of my favourites since the first time I tried it a few years back. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine is the new addition to the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté range and it is itself a star already.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock'n Shine review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine has a silvery cap that sparkles and inside is a lipstick bullet with a silver star that contains plant-sourced glitters running through its middle which makes the lips sparkle with rock star glitters, bringing a high-sparkling shine and intense shine. The lipstick glides smoothly and comfortably on the lips, the thin glitter film feels moisturizing, and at one with lips. The formula of the lipstick is intensely hydrating and nourishing – even the driest lips like mine. The lips are soft and supple while the coverage is medium and buildable – the dreamy smooth formula with the signature mango scent is just too good to be without.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock'n Shine review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine is available in 16 shades of vibrant colour. From a pinky-nude beige to a rocking coral, each shade is perfectly set off by the added sparkle in the formula. The shades swatched in the picture below are:

No 6 – Orange Speaker- Burning woman intensity.
No 8 – Rock’N Red – The power of red, a star performer.
No 10 – Pink Bass – Bold pink, a pop-shot of pink.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock'n Shine review swatches

There is a wide range of shades available in the new Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine. The inspiration behind the playful, fresh shade range of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine, per Tom Pecheux, the Creative Director of Makeup, YSL Beauty, “This is definitely a lipstick that everyone can relate to. I created a colour to please every woman, from young to older, to more mature, to very pale, to very dark skin. There are elements of disco and modern punk; there’s a colour to suit every mood from happy to moody – pop a layer of lipstick on and the colours will give you joy. It’s truly a lipstick that everyone can use at any age, any time of the day and any time of the night.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock'n Shine review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is available at yslbeauty.ca, Sephora Canada, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net A Porter, Hudson’s Bay, and Nordstrom.

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Cle de Peau Beaute’s original bestselling treatment – Lip Glorifier, which I reviewed here in the past, is now available in three new shades. The exciting thing about this one of the best and one of my favourite multi-tasker ‘Lip Glorifier’ is that each new shade has its own scent and sensation. The three new shades launched are Red, Pink, and Coral. I have swatched Red and Coral.

Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier review swatches

Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier has a natural-looking tint that enlivens the colour when layered under lipstick. The formula of the new Lip Glorifiers offers a beautiful makeup finish while locking in moisture to make the lips look and feel fuller.

Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier review swatches

Below is the description of the shades and sensation:

Pink – Tingling Rose Sensation

Red – Cooling Mint Sensation

Coral – Comforting Honey Sensation

Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier review swatches

I have been a big fan of the original Lip Glorifier and these newly launched shades were like I was asking for from within. It has been a saviour for my dry, chapped, uncomfortable lips for a few years now. The new formula is definitely something I was expecting after using the original version for a long time. The Lip Glorifier cares for the lips, keeps them smooth and supple while giving a beautiful natural tint at the same time. And it is not like once the product has worn off, the lips are dry again – but the lips stay soft and nourished even after – for the day.

Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier review swatches

Lip Glorifier can be used alone or as a lip primer. This has been a delightful staple in my lip care arsenal and as it is multi-tasking, works great as a lip balm as well as a lip primer/base for lipstick. It is comfortable to wear – not sticky or too thick – just the right consistency that stays on while caring for the lips. The packaging as you see in the picture is so pretty in pink. There is a weight to the packaging, and the brand logo looks beautiful in a golden engraving.

Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier review swatches

Cle de Peau Beaute products are available at cledepeaubeate.ca, Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.

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