Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection reflects Shiseido’s Holiday Spirit – its warmth, humanity, and uncontained joy. For Shiseido product, beauty is –literally– a splendid gift. Something that can perfect, soothe, and brighten not only a person’s skin but her spirit and overall outlook too. Keeping in mind this spirit, the collaboration between Shiseido and Ribbonesia is called a natural collaboration. Shiseido’s name comes from a passage in the Chinese classic I Ching which translates to mean “How excellent are the virtues of the earth, from which all creation is born.” Like Shiseido, Ribbonesia finds creative inspiration from the regularity, complexity, and essential beauty of natural forms.

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

Just as a painter uses different brush strokes, Baku Maeda uses various twists, bends and folds to create colorful, sculptural art pieces using ribbon as a medium. Toru Yoshikawa develops the theme and concept for each one. Together, they make art as a team, known as Ribbonesia. Some of their work is as simple and understated as origami. Other pieces are intricately tangled and complex. Inspired by forms found in nature, Ribbonesia brings out the essential beauty of the natural world around us, in three-dimensional color.

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick Expressive Deluxe Mini Set – Ribbonesia Limited Edition is perfect to add color to the holiday season. From soft neutrals to brilliant holiday reds, this mini-size collection is a gift of texture and color for the lips. The creamy lipstick transforms into a weightless powder on the lips, enveloping them in velvety color. Inspired by the curated shades inside the reusable acrylic keepsake box, Ribbonesia’s art creates a colorful statement on the outer package.

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

The collection of shades in this set is so beautiful, ranging from neutrals to bright shades, it has everything that one needs to go through the season as well as to transition to the next season. The formula is very creamy, smooth, and comfortable to wear. It is moisturizing, feels light on the lips, and the staying power is nice. The sizes of the lipsticks are perfect to keep in a bag on the go or just to try out the shades or to give it as a gift to a friend, family, or relatives. The shape of the bullet is perfect to apply it with or without a lip liner and glides on nicely on the lips. Each tone of this expressive, ultra-thin lipstick draws its inspiration from Japan’s captivating nightlife, eliciting visions of the vibrant neon signs and dazzling billboards that furnish Tokyo’s trendiest neighborhoods.

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

The five shades in the set include:

ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 506 Disrobed – Nude Rose
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 517 Rose Hip – Carnation Pink
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 512 Sling Back – Cherry Red
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 516 Exotic Red – Scarlet Red
ModernMatte Powder Lipstick – 524 Dark Fantasy – Bordeaux

Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection

There is one more product in the collection, the same amazing product in new holiday packaging – Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Ribbonesia Limited Edition (reviewed here), which has also the most beautiful packaging and the product inside keeping in mind the Shiseido’s holiday spirit. Shiseido Holiday Ribbonesia Limited Edition Collection is available Sephora Canada, Hudson’s BayMuraleBeautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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I am still obsessed with how beautiful, unique, and practical Givenchy Teint Couture Radiant Drop and Givenchy Teint Couture Shimmer Powder are, which I reviewed here. And hard to divide my attention between the Teint Couture Shimmer Powder and this new fall collection, I am getting over excited to share the Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection with you guys. Givenchy Fall 2018 collection is a collection full of mystery, sensuality, and temptation. Nicolas Degennes, art director for Givenchy took inspiration from the famous black dress created by Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn in the classic movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“. Inspired by the exquisite beauty and elegance of the Black Dress, Givenchy Midnight Skies Collection of red and silver shades complement each other and together create an autumn image in red tones.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

Givenchy Midnight Skies Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Midnight Skies Prisme Quatuor is the star of the collection and is a must-have. Red, the guiding thread of the collection, offers an intense and luminous chromatic spectrum. The evolving colors of its natural pigments, there is transition journey from orange to pink to red. The metallic hues ensure perfect coverage and incredible shine in an endless reflection.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

The palette reveals three mother-of-pearl black shades contrasting with a powerful, ultra-sensual red inspired by the rich sequins used on Haute Couture places.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

First of all, the case of this Prisme Quatuor eye palette illustrates the strong bond between Givenchy Makeup and Couture, the intricate details on the case are simply an amazing work of art.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

The formula is easy to apply, comfortable to wear and is long lasting. The texture is smooth and creamy, glides easily on the lids. It is easily buildable from a simple subtle hint of color to the full glam intense color. I am so stunned with how gorgeous the shades are, I am definitely be wearing them with the subtle hint of color and shine during the day and more intense during the evening. The four radiant shades in this eye palette are silver-gray, olive green, brown and red, which are all unique and thus overall a must-have palette.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

Givenchy Midnight Skies Rouge Interdit

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Limited Edition is the same moisturizing, comfortable formula in a limited edition shade Midnight Red No 26. Rouge Interdit has the nourishing black rose extract and light oils create a smooth and comfortable moisturizing feeling to the lips with added three-dimensional highlight. The limited edition silky satin, elegant pearl-like red enhances the sexy temptation of the lips. The lipstick is engraved with stars of different sizes. The finish of the Midnight Red No 26 is pearly red sheen.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

Givenchy Midnight Skies Noir Interdit

Givenchy Noir Interdit Limited Edition is the same amazing formula and packaging which has a bendable brush (shade black reviewed here) in a new limited edition shade Dark Red No. 2. I am so in love with the Noir Interdit Mascara that repurchased the original black shade twice, I still have a backup and this new shade is so gorgeous, I am already obsessed with it. The brush is bendable up to 90 degrees allowing the mascara brush to penetrate deeper into the lashes, extending each lash to the perfect state of the thickest curl.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

The more it is applied, the more it reinforces the voluptuous shade of the lashes. The texture of the mascara is waxy and is long-lasting, for me stays on all day without smudging or falling off. It is enriched with black rose oil and a fortifying vitamin which brings nourishment and lash-enhancing properties. The shade Dark red No. 2 is Dark Burgundy Red. The red mother-of-pearl particles create a sleek, eye-catching, and radiant glow.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

Givenchy Midnight Skies Liner Vinyl

Givenchy Liner Vinyl Limited Edition in shade Red Night No. 7 which is a burgundy red is a slender pen-like liquid liner also has added delicate red mother-of-pearl particles, adds a radiant glow with “focusing attention” effect, injects a unique personal aesthetic into your eye makeup. The radiant color has a good last power.

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection

Givenchy Midnight Skies 2018 Fall Collection is definitely one of the most beautiful collections with red tones perfect for fall. The collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Sephora.ca, and Sephora Canada.

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Estee Lauder was one of the first brands that got me started to skincare and makeup, the time of the year when there are the bright and beautiful gifts with purchase on the brand’s counters, I indulged into my first Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum for the skin. Since then, I got my mother hooked to the serum and it is still one of her favorite serum’s and mine as well. I had the privilege of attending the launch and fall preview of the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair eye Supercharged Complex a few weeks back and with all the knowledge and information shared during the event, I was so interested to start my routine and care for my eyes from the blue light emitted from the screens as well as protect them for other factors related to age and environment.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex is a new launch from the brand, which is a supercharged treatment with 10X Concentrated Repair Technology that helps repair the visible impact of lack of sleep, UV, pollution, even blue light. It’s proven to reveal a bright, hydrated, visibly revived look with comprehensive benefits for the eye area:

Repairs Dramatically reduce the look of every key sign of eye aging, including puffiness, lines, and dryness, Brightens Dark Circles, Hydrates for 24 hours thanks to a potent hydration booster, including Hyaluronic Acid, Prevents free radical damage with 8-hour anti-oxidant power—part of our multi-action anti-pollution defense technology.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

The complex is lightweight GelCreme texture absorbs quickly, leaves skin feeling soft and silky. I have been using this day and night for the last few weeks and is something my eye area is really liking. It does not irritate my sensitive eye area and brightens it. I do notice my eye area look smooth, fresh, and recharged. They do not look tired, feels and looks hydrated. And I do plan to keep using this for its benefits and to do my part to keep my eyes safe from Blue Light emitted by screens like phone, tv, and more.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is a nighttime serum for radiant, youthful-looking, radiant skin. It is one of the brand’s best-selling product and something that I always have on my skincare shelf. It is suitable for all skin types. It brightens, smooths, moisturizes, and helps with anti-aging. This is like an all in one product which gives visible results in a matter of few days, for me, I could notice how soft, brighter, and supple my skin looked within a week. No doubt why it is the best selling product. It is to be used before the moisturizer on cleansed and toned skin day and night.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask is an Eye Mask infused with Advanced Night Repair technology. The eye area feels cool and refreshed instantly once this mask is put on. In a few minutes, eyes look and feel more rested, renewed. The tiredness along with fine, dry lines are plumped as the skin is drenched with hydration. It makes the eyes look radiant and youthful. Application – ‘Apply on clean skin, once a week at night. Press liquid chamber to break the seal and release formula onto pads, then massage gently to ensure pads are fully saturated. Tear open packet and separate the pads (discarding the divider), then apply one under each eye. Leave on for 10 minutes, remove pads and gently pat in any remaining serum. If desired, follow with your favorite eye crème.’

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm is a lightweight balm melts into a silky cleansing oil as you massage over skin then transforms with water into a milky emulsion that rinses easily for a clean, conditioned feel. It helps remove makeup and impurities, including pollution, as it purifies deep within skin’s surface to improve your overall healthy look. It is a great addition to my cleansing balms, which is what I prefer as my first cleanser during the evening to remove my makeup when I am wearing it and on the days when I am wearing just sunscreen over my regular skincare products.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

All these products have been a great addition to my skincare routine as well as high on rotation since I notice the results almost instantly or in few days, and who does not like radiance and supple skin. Estee Lauder products are available at Esteelauder.ca, Sephora.ca, Hudsons Bay, and BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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