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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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Sisley Paris has a new addition to its Phyto-Blanc Collection – and as the entire collection helps with the brightening, luminosity, and protect the skin – the new Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blanc Pure Bright Activating Serum is a clarity enhancing serum that helps with an intense, overall brightening effect and diminishing the look of dark spots.

New Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blanc Pure Bright Activating Serum review

If you already use a Serum in your skincare routine, you might know the importance of why you need a serum in your skincare routine and if you do not use one and are not aware, here is why you need a serum. The serum is designed to be applied in a thin layer after cleansing the skin but before a moisturizer, the formula of a serum delivers concentrated ingredients in a texture that allows it to absorb easily into the skin. The key ingredients in a serum target to address a very particular concern, making it an ideal addition to the daily skincare routine to see visible results in a specific area. In other words, it is a focused, targeted, and concentrated product that targets a specific skin need or concern like dullness, dark spots, wrinkles, dryness, and more.

Based on studies highlighting the phenomenon that makes the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet naturally lighter, Sisley-Paris has discovered a new, unique innovation that helps to bio mimetically reproduce this action in the face. DKK1, a dermal protein specifically produced in the fibroblasts in the palmar and plantar regions, is a natural inhibitor of melanin production. Sisley-Paris is reproducing this natural brightening phenomenon by stimulating the production of DKK1 by non-palmoplantar fibroblasts. Egyptian Myrobalan Extract reduces melanin production by stimulating the production of DKK1 by non- palmoplantar fibroblasts, which offers an intense brightening action on the face.

New Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blanc Pure Bright Activating Serum review

The formula contains a patented complex of four active ingredients acts on all four stages of melanin production for a targeted anti-dark spot action. This complex fights the appearance of dark spots on the skin’s surface. The external environment (pollution, UV, etc.) and lifestyle (smoking, stress, etc.) cause oxidant and inflammatory micro stresses leading to an imbalance of the melanocyte and the overproduction of melanin. Vitamin E acetate and Alpha-bisabolol of natural origin are powerful soothing antioxidants that fight against the overproduction of melanin.

New Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blanc Pure Bright Activating Serum review

Phyto-Blanc Pure Bright Activating Serum has been a very nice addition to my skincare routine. With combination skin that is prone to congestion and breakouts, my medium skin tone takes forever for the dark spots to fade and I was very excited to try this serum which targets pigmentation and dark spots. After using this serum for over a month now, my skin is brightened and dark spots are reduced. My overall complexion looks luminous and uniform. The creamy fresh texture glides onto the skin and transforms to leave a soft and velvety finish. It sinks into the skin without leaving any residue. I follow with my moisturizer after this serum – both day and night – of course, SPF followed by the moisturizer during the day. The makeup sits on well over it without any issues. My skin does looks bright with faded dark spots – and definitely what I was expecting from this serum. It is suitable for all skin types – I do follow with a hydrating serum or hydrating moisturizer when my skin needs some extra help – especially in this cold weather.

The Phyto-Blanc Pure Bright Activating Serum is available at luxury retailers including Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. It is also be available at Sisley- Paris.ca.

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