Shiseido Holiday 2019 Collection ‘Beauty Blossoms’ is launched to spread light, love, and beauty during the season of togetherness. Shiseido celebrates Hyakka-Ryouran that is a Japanese concept literally translates to “a riot of flowers,” but holds a larger meaning that captures the holiday spirit: When one person flourishes, everyone around them blooms. For this collection, Shiseido has collaborated with world-renowned artist Hideki Inaba, for the 2019 Holiday Season. Known for his colourful and innovative approach that celebrates fluidity and movement, he reimagined traditional florals to create a series of graphics, visuals, and films that are both modern and mesmerizing. The collection comprises of two limited edition launches – Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is available in a limited edition packaging and ModernMatte Powder Lipstick Holiday Colours Mini Lip Bouquet.
Hideki Inaba, world-renowned director, artist, and animator is known for his colorful and mesmerizing work. He focuses his eye on the expression of beauty, detail, fluidity, and movement. With his imaginative self-taught style, free from the boundaries of traditional Japanese technique, he brings a joyful, modern yet classic edge to the campaign.
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is not new to me, I have loved it since a long time – I had a detailed review last year on my blog here. At a time, I am trying many products which means there are only special products for which I hit the bottom – means I empty them – and this is one of those products – I am on my third bottle of it. Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate helps to boost the skin’s inner defences and prevent damage, allowing beauty to bloom from within.
The skin is smooth, radiant, and resilient complexion with this dewy formula housed in a bottle designed by Tokyo-based artist Hideki Inaba – the packaging is stamped with this Tokyo-based animator’s signature flair. Ultimune’s rich, dewy texture absorbs immediately and feels like an invisible veil of protection. Concerns clear up quickly and diminish further over time. Skin looks smooth, supple, and deeply radiant, with unwavering strength and vitality from within. It is suitable for all skin types.
• Use in the morning and evening after cleansing and softening, before other skincare treatments.
• Push the pump twice to dispense formula onto the palm of the hand and smooth evenly over the face.
• For all skin types. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Mineral oil-free.
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick Holiday Colours Mini Lip Bouquet is a collection of five bold universally flattering shades that have a weightless high-impact and long-lasting colour. This limited-edition lip set designed in collaboration with world-renowned artist Hideki Inaba. Unlike other matte lipsticks, this weightless, high pigment, non-drying lipstick keeps lips feeling comfortable all day and this surprising crème powder texture melts onto lips before transforming into a soft matte finish that lasts.
The shades included in this set are:
502 Whisper – Nude Pink
518 Selfie – Raspberry
509 Flame – Geranium
591 Red Force (new shade – limited edition) – crimson
590 Elemental Rose (new shade – limited edition) – a natural mauve
From Shiseido Holiday 2018 collection, I reviewed the Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick Expressive Deluxe Mini Set – Ribbonesia Limited Edition here last year – it was one of the most beautiful lip set last year and so is this new one launched for 2019 – the shades, high pigmentation, creamy comfortable formula – and the new + regular shades – a lovely collection.
Overall, a beautiful holiday collection and both the limited edition launches are worth checking out. Shiseido Holiday 2019 Collection – Beauty Blossoms is available Sephora Canada, Hudson’s Bay, Murale, Beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.*Press samples
Nars has launched a limited-edition collection inspired by the famed nightclub Studio 54’s sparkling scene. The collection includes some shimmering finishes, gorgeous formulas, provocative lipsticks, scintillating eye and cheek palettes, explicit mascara, and mesmerizing must-have accessories. Just in time for the holidays and not limited to just the holiday season – the collection offers endless possibilities for expression with iconic shades, seductive bolds, and cult classics. I have more details about the limited edition pieces from this collection below.
Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick – the cult favourite and award-winning lipstick from Nars in 70s inspired style are launched in four best selling shades: Mona (Mahogany), Carmen (Geranium), Barbara (Tan Rose), and Jane (Terracotta Rose).
I have swatched Carmen in the swatches below. Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick is available at narcosmetics.ca , Sephora, sephora.ca ,
Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca and Murale.
Star Scene Cheek Palette is a versatile palette with three shades in a buttery smooth formula that blends into the skin like a dream. Looking at it was love at first sight, the quality and shades have impressed me so much, it has become essential. The buildable trio is perfect for a natural-looking highlight and blush for my medium skin tone. The star-pressed embossing on the palette is so beautiful. From left to right, the shades are explained below, scroll below for swatches of the same. The shimmers look very beautiful and natural on the skin, no chunkiness.
Instant Replay – Shimmering Peach Champagne
Divine – Shimmering Candy Pink
Hard Party – Mid-tone raspberry shimmer
Inferno Eyeshadow Palette is a twelve shade palette with eye-catching, glittering shades. The high-shine formula adds instant glamour with intense shimmer, satin sheen, and metallic effects in bronze to berry shades. The formula is very smooth, applies and blends easily. The shades are described below and swatches of the palette in the pictures below.
Top Row – Keep on dancing (Satin Cream), Let it whip (Shimmering beige), Rock Freak (Matte Rust), I’m so excited (Shimmering bronze)
Middle Row – Do it right (Shimmering rose gold), Can you feel it (Metallic gold), Come to me (Metallic rust), Shake your body (Glitter cream)
Bottom Row – Shame (Shimmering cocoa), Turn the beat around (Glitter multi), Wishing on a star (Glitter Amethyst), Love and desire (Shimmering black)
Inferno eyeshadow palette is available at narcosmetics.ca , Sephora, and sephora.ca
Outshine Lip Gloss Set is a limited-edition trio of cult-favourite lip gloss formula steeped in a sultry sheen. The set features translucent Triplex, nude Star Love, and shimmery On The Radio. The formula is not sticky at all, very comfortable to wear, can be worn alone or over other lip products, is long-wearing. The lip gloss set is cased in a limited-edition full-sized sequin makeup bag with a gold charm Studio 54 zipper.
The shades are swatched in this article below and here is the shade description:
On The Radio – Sheer champagne with pink and gold shimmer
Star Love – Tan rose creme
Triple X – Clear shine
Outshine Lip Gloss Set is available at narcosmetics.ca , Hudson’s Bay, beautyBoutique.ca by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca , and Murale.
VIP Room Nars Essentials Set is a collection of Nars’ most coveted best-sellers and cult-favourite shades, featuring Climax Mascara, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vite and Dragon Girl, Mini multiple and Mini Blush in Orgasm, Mini Laguna Bronzing powder, and sharpener. There is not a single product in the collection that I have not tried in the past – such a gorgeous curation to have the mini versions of your favourites or to try the product if you have not done yet. Beautiful formula, performance, and longevity.
Below is a description of the products in the set:
Climax Mascara in Explicit Black – Black Satin
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dolce Vite – Dusty Rose
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dragon Girl – Vivid Siren Red (reviewed here)
Mini The Multiple Orgasm – Sheer warm pink with golden shimmer
Mini Blush Orgasm – Peachy pink with golden shimmer (reviewed here)
Mini bronzing powder Laguna – Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer
VIP Room Nars Essentials Set is available at narcosmetics.ca
Softcore Mini Blush And Balm Set is a duo of mini afterglow lip balm + blush in cult-favourite shades Dolce Vita, Orgasm, and Torrid. They are perfect to try, or to have the mini version of your favourite in your bag all the time or to gift a beauty lover.
Softcore Mini Blush and Balm Set are available at narcosmetics.ca , Sephora, and sephora.ca*Press samples
Maison Francis Kurkdjian has launched a new radiance fragrance ‘Amyris femme Extrait de parfum’ – steeped in natural, urban elegance that reflects an on-the-go lifestyle. Amyris is a luminous fragrance steeped in natural, urban elegance, reflecting a vibrant Parisian lifestyle. In this new Extrait de parfum composition, Francis Kurkdjian infused new energy to the duo featuring Amyris from Jamaica and iris from Florence: a floral-sunny accent for her, heightened by jasmine absolute, a playful whirlwind of the senses.
Olfactory family: fruity flower bouquet
The olfactory description of the fragrance is below:
Top notes are mandarin blossom, pear accord.
Middle notes are absolute of jasmine from Egypt, orris butter/Iris Oil from Florence.
Base notes are the essence of Amyris from the Caribbean, amber-woody accord
This fresh flower fragrance is definitely becoming one of my most reached out scent these days. The is very elegant and ladylike. The longevity on me is pretty good as is the projection – it stays on for over 5 hours on me and after which I had to do a little effort to feel it around me. The scent makes you feel like it is there but not overpowering, can be used every day. As it is natural as well as an urban lifestyle-oriented scent – I do feel the freshness and energy with how vibrant it is when worn.
As the holiday season is around and everyone is looking forward to giving and receiving the gifts – this definitely is a great gift to consider for the special women in your life or even for yourself – the packaging it comes in is beautiful – a boxed package with golden inscription. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris fragrances are available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and online at franciskurkdjian.com .*Press samples