Givenchy Beauty, I hear the name and everything I have tried from the brand comes to mind, which in turn brings the legacy, style, quality, craftsmanship, and innovation of the house. With a great legacy, there comes the responsibility and a status to maintain, so no doubt why I adore all the products which I have so much in my daily routine. The latest innovation and launch from the house is the Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide which I have been so intrigued by, ever since I saw it on Nicolas Degennes, and Givenchy Beauty Instagram feed. The phrase associated with this new launch is ‘This is not what you think’. Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide is the Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in a stick but in a liquid soft-matte formula which is blurring, hydrating, and velvety.

Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide review swatch

Givenchy’s newest couture creation ‘Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide’ is described as a classic lipstick tube with a liquid formula inside. A twist mechanism releases into the applicator a soft, velvet cream. The finish is semi-matte, due to the combination of several powders. Lightweight in feel, long-lasting in effect.

Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide review swatch

The melt-on-the-mouth formula that also hydrates the lips. This formula with balm-like comfort comes in 14 liquid dense-pigment shades. Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide is encased in a luxurious black leather tube with silver stud detailing, the same iconic and classic packaging which is a total luxury to hold, keep, and apply throughout the day.  It opens to flaunt a distinctly un-lipstick-like, pen-like foam applicator that’s designed to deliver just the right amount of super-vibrant, whipped, creamy liquid color. Open, twist, and it releases a soft, sensual cashmere caress of extravagant, daring color.

Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide review swatch

‘The formula is hyaluronic-acid-infused which hydrates and smooths the lips like a nourishing lip balm—keeping delicate skin petal-soft for up to six hours—while clay extracts create a brilliant sheath effect that wraps your lips in intense color that lasts all day without a hint of drying. Gatuline oil, extracted from exotic acmella flowers, diminishes the look of aging lines and creating the illusion of broader, fuller, plusher lips. ‘

Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide review swatch

 

The shades in the pictures, described from top to bottom:

101 Nude Cachemire – The perfect nude, suitable for most of the skin tones.

306 Orange Plumetis –  An incandescent crimson

412 Grenat Alpaga – A magnetic Burgundy

Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide review swatch

I have been using Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide since last week and I have been impressed with the creation. Starting from the packaging and how the product is dispensed from the top of a foam applicator and the way it feels on the lips, it is all incredible. The application is very easy, glides on very comfortably on the lips. The twist up applicator works very well to control the amount of product you want to apply, If I want a hint of color and not intense finish, I just need to twist a little and good thing is I can see how much the product is dispensed as you see in the picture. The formula is creamy, comfortable to wear and does not dry my lips, my lips are usually dry and prone to peeling but no issues while using it.

Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide review swatch

From top to bottom – 101 Nude Cachemire, 306 Orange Plumetis, 412 Grenat Alpaga

The staying time is impressive too, I am able to get a wear time of over 5 hours before it starts fading. One swipe is enough to transfer the intensity of color you have dispensed by twisting up, the formula is very smooth and hydrating. For a more precise look, I would recommend a lip liner, it works great for me for that diffused, blurred color look. It is a semi-matte formula but the consistency and feel are like a lip balm. There is a sweet fragrance in the product but very subtle and feels very natural. If you are looking for something moisturizing, semi-matte, pigmented, long-lasting, this is it. I highly highly recommend you to check this one, It has become a favorite.

Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide is available at Sephora Canada and Holt Renfrew.

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I am still swooning over the Guerlain Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection which I reviewed here and I have two more reasons to be excited with the two limited editions for the famous Guerlain Terracotta line. I am talking about Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers which are both limited edition powders this summer. You may find many references of the Guerlain Terracotta bronzing powders for the quality, performance, their amazing fragrance, and the packaging many times on my blog and on my social handles.

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel is all about the natural golden glow which this powder gives to the skin with the warmth and color of it, envisioning the journey to the heart of the desert.  ‘Irresistible for use on the face and décolleté, the Terracotta bronzing and blush powder is set to be the collector’s item of the summer: the combination of the best-selling, subtly iridescent Terracotta 03 shade, which warms all complexions, and a rosy shade to highlight your sun-kissed glow. The colorss can be used separately or blended in a flash to even out a tan and warm the complexion. It creates a natural result on skin that stays true all day long.
This collector’s jewel compact in a soft shade and decorated with the legendary Terracotta sun can be reused once the powder is finished.’

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers is an oversized limited edition powder, envisioning a sunlit break in the shade of the palm trees, it blends into the skin to give warmth and colour to beautifully enhance a natural golden glow. ‘Irresistible for use on the face and décolleté, the Terracotta bronzing and blush powder is set to be the collector’s item of the summer: the combination of the best-selling, subtly iridescent Terracotta 03 shade, which warms all complexions, and a coral shade to highlight your sun-kissed glow. The colours can be used separately or blended in a flash to even out a tan and warm the complexion. It creates a natural result on skin that stays true all day long. This collector’s jewel compact decorated with precious palm leaves can be reused once the powder is finished.’

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

Both the powders are limited edition and everything from the packaging and the formula is worth checking out and worth falling in love, no doubt Guerlain bronzers are my all-time favorite.

‘The Terracotta powder’s fragrance sweeps you away to the heart of the desert. Ylang-ylang and orange blossom notes create the feeling of a cocoon. They blend with sunny-faceted notes of tonka bean and vanilla, which embody the essence of Terracotta. A touch of white musk adds a softness to this irresistible fragrance. Your senses are awakened and instantly transported elsewhere.’

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

As mentioned, I am a fan of the Guerlain formulas and their effectiveness. The powder has a very fine texture and shade. It is soft and blends in beautifully into the skin. The formula is buildable and gives the most beautiful glow to the skin like so supreme yet natural. The staying power is another great thing about the formula, it stays on all day without any touch-ups. The ingredients include a fine blend of pigments that help with the dullness while creating a healthy natural glow.

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

The two shades can be used as a bronzer and blush respectively. They both can be used together to give a subtle natural glow by applying it in the ‘figure of 3’, starting from the forehead to the cheekbones and down to the chin to recreate a freshly sun-kissed glow. The shade works pretty well for my medium tan skin tone as a setting powder, as a highlighter, and also buildable to give me that beautiful natural bronze. The powders blend in so nicely into my skin tone giving the natural radiance and healthy glow to the skin. Follow me on my Instagram to see my everyday natural makeup looks and tips for these beautiful products.

I would highly recommend you to check these powders out if you are looking for a new bronzing powder, or you want to restock your favorite bronzer in a bigger size, or even if you are a collector and lover of Guerlain products like me. Guerlain  Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers are available at Guerlain Counters and Boutiques, The Hudson’s Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Sephora.

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Scents are so personal, they have the tendency to change you and your mood. It is a way of communicating your feelings, your mind, and your heart. Gucci Bloom is a floral fragrance capturing the spirit of the contemporary, diverse, and authentic women envisioned as a thriving garden of flowers. This is the first Gucci fragrance envisioned under Alessandro Michele’s creative vision, Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, the fragrance is created to unfold like its name.

“I wanted a green fragrance, a courageous scent that transports you to a vast garden filled with many flowers and plants, a bouquet of abundance. The garden is as beautiful as women are; colorful, wild, diverse, where there is everything. Gucci Bloom smells of this garden in order to travel to a place that is not there,” Alessandro Michele.

Gucci Bloom

The top note is Tuberose, middle note is Jasmine, and the base note is Orris root. ‘Natural Tuberose absolute harvested from India is interlaced with natural Jasmine absolute. Jasmine bud extract, obtained through an exclusive method of co-extraction that blends a natural quality of jasmine and captive molecules to impart a fresh green and petal scent on the skin. Gucci Bloom also features notes of another plant used in perfume-making for the first time, the Rangoon Creeper. Discovered in South India, the Rangoon Creeper embodies the new scent’s concept and name, as it changes color from white, gradually darkens to pink then finally to red when it blooms. The vine’s flowers are redolent with a slightly powdery feminine floral perfume.’

Gucci Bloom

‘A vintage powder pink shades the lacquered porcelain square-shaped bottle, appliquéd with the Gucci label ribbed and framed in black. The outer carton is covered inside and outside in Herbarium, a red-and-white toile de Jouy House print of leaves, cherry branches and flowers framed in black.’

Gucci Bloom is a soft, calm, happy, and pleasant floral fragrance. A simple white floral dominated  with tuberose, jasmine, and honeysuckle. Honeysuckle along with green notes also add freshness to the scent. The sandalwood adds a nice woody undertone, there is vanilla which is not much detectable. that starts strong but gets a little subtle after some time, means it is the quiet office-friendly scent.  The scent lingers around for almost a whole day on my skin.

Gucci Bloom is available at The Hudson’s Bay, Beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, and Sephora.

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Been a fan of IT Cosmetics CC cream and other base makeup products from the brand, and not to forget the makeup brushes, which I have collected almost over 20 in the last few years, the brand and range of products has always amazed me. The products I am going to discuss in this post are my first indulgence into the skincare from the brand. The products are developed with plastic surgeons and are clinically tested, innovative, problem-solving using the latest technologies and high-performance formulas. I have more details on the IT Cosmetics Confidence range which includes Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and Confidence in a Cream below which is part of the series of skincare products which I have been using and are on rotation since the last few months.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and Confidence in a Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser

Confidence in a Cleanser is described as a skin-transforming hydrating cleansing serum in one-step skincare solution that gently cleanses and moisturizes while leaving the skin feeling soft, refreshed, and perfectly balanced. It is ideal for all skin types and is even ophthalmologist-tested for the sensitive eye area. The cleanser is sulfate-free and soap-free, removes makeup, even the waterproof eye makeup. The cleanser features proprietary Anti-aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate, plus other high-performance ingredients to help with cleansing as well as skin care benefits.

I have combination skin and this cleanser has worked really well for it although it is suitable for all skin types even the oilier ones. It cleans the skin and at the same time provides a soothing and relaxing feel to the skin. It is hydrating to the extent that it does not breaks me out, my skin feels clean, comfortable, and fresh. I use it as my first cleanse in the morning or second cleanse in the evening. A little is enough for one time use, the texture is creamy and it washes off pretty well without giving any feeling of residue on the skin.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and Confidence in a Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream

Confidence in an Eye Cream is a best-selling eye cream from the brand as is described to provide the skin-loving benefits as well as perfect to transform the entire eye area to its better self. It is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones. The moisturizing eye cream features an exclusive apricot tint that color-corrects and brightens the look instantly for more wide-awake eyes. It is created with proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate, Drops of Light Technology, a super ceramide complex, chrysin, licorice root, avocado, squalane, and other high-performance ingredients, and works to hydrate, smooth, and refresh – improving the look of firmness and reducing the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, lines, and wrinkles.  It is a really nice addition to my eye creams. I am really liking how moisturizing and brightening it is. I do agree with the claims mentioned above, my eye area feels fresh, smooth, and is well hydrated with this eye cream. It does not cause any issues with my sensitive eyes. My eye area is brighter and during the day, I have no issues with applying makeup over it.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and Confidence in a Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

Confidence in a Cream is described as a super moisturizing, quick-absorbing formula that transforms the skin with each application by boosting the skin’s natural regenerative cycle for a supple, healthier, younger-looking appearance. The proprietary Anti-Agin Armour Regenerative Concentrate is activated upon contact to immerse the skin in moisture and reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines, and wrinkles. It also includes an exclusive concentrate that combines collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles, while niacin, peptides, a super ceramide complex and other active ingredients smooth texture, intensely hydrate and enhance firmness. It is a nice moisturizer which is moisturizing as well as provides some nice skincare benefits, the ingredients are the ones I am very impressed with. It works well with my combination skin type, but I would say I prefer is both times during all seasons except summer and in summer, I like it in my nightly skincare routine. It makes my skin smooth, even, and healthier looking. It absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any residue and also is a great base for makeup.

As much as I am a fan of the makeup products from the brand, these three products have raised my bar high for the next product I will try from them. I would recommend you to check these out if you are looking for something that starts working instantly and gives you benefits for the long run. IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and Confidence in a Cream are available at ITCosmetics.ca and Sephora Canada.

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As a professional woman in this modern world, I am always drawn towards multi-purpose and skin-kind formulas that perform. I always reach for products that are simple to use, work well for my skin, and enhance my look with fewer steps and fewer products. lilah b. has a minimalistic collection of color with high performance and are multi-purpose that offer classic colors with sophisticated twists and luxurious textures. lilah b. products are formulated without gluten, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances. They are vegan and cruelty-free.

Glisten & Glow, Divine Duo Lip & Cheek, and Palette Perfection Eye Quad

lilah b. believes in ‘We believe with less, you are more.’ and allows women to achieve a finished look with fewer products, encouraging movement to declutter, minimize, and simplify. The brand’s thoughtfully-designed, stone-shaped sleek and modern compacts, inspired by the beaches of Southern Italy, reiterate the company’s grab-and-go minimalist approach.

Glisten & Glow, Divine Duo Lip & Cheek, and Palette Perfection Eye Quad

Lilah pays homage to a mentor in the life of the founder of the brand and the b. stands for beauty, which is cleverly worked into product shade names like b. fearless, b. lovely, and b. original. I have been using and loving the Glisten & Glow, Divine Duo Lip & Cheek, and Palette Perfection Eye Quad from the brand.

lilah b. Glisten & Glow

Glisten & Glow (CAD $80) is described as a multipurpose, all-over skin illuminator with skincare benefits. ‘Awaken and revitalize a dull complexion with this luxurious whipped formula. As part of an overall beauty routine, healthy, radiant skin becomes instantly attainable when worn alone or as an all-over base for our Flawless Finish foundation. Impart an uplifting glow as a brow highlighter, illuminate and sculpt cheekbones, contour a nose or define a cupid’s bow with a natural-looking candlelit luminosity.’

Key Ingredients + Benefits:
Black Currant Seed Oil Extract and Sunflower Oil Concentrate: effectively reduces inflammation and stimulate repair to replenish natural skin radiance
Carotenoids, Plant Sterols and Essential Fatty Acids: helps strengthen skin’s complexion and visibly improve brightness and vitality
Brown Sea Algae: contains skin firming properties to help improve texture and tone

lilah b. Glisten & Glow

This is a very subtle highlighter and glides on effortlessly on the skin. The shade is light champagne and is sheer but buildable. It gives the most natural glow, makes the skin look fresh, dewy, and luminous. The texture of the product is creamy and soft. It is the perfect all-over highlighter, I use it on my brow bone, highpoints of my cheeks, a little on the centre of my brows going towards the forehead, the bridge of my nose, my collar bones, and even the top of the arms if I am wearing the sleeveless top. The added skincare benefits into the products are a plus.

lilah b. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek

Divine Duo Lip & Cheek (CAD $56) is defined as a multipurpose, long-wearing, creamy lip and cheek duo with a luxurious matte finish. ‘Long-wearing yet creamy and moisturizing, our innovative formulation provides blendable and buildable color – perfect for day and night. Apply as a cream eyeshadow for the ultimate multitasker.’

Key Ingredients + Benefits:
・ Coconut Oil: smooths and moisturizes
・Aloe: contains soothing and moisturizing properties
・Agar: leaves skin hydrated and glowing

lilah b Divine Duo Lip & Cheek

I really like the multi-purpose use of the products from this brand. The creamy texture of this lip & cheek duo blends so well into the skin on the cheeks and looks great on the lips, without making my lip drier or emphasizing the dryness. The pigmentation is as to give a nice color and buildable as required. It does works great as an eyeshadow too. I really like the shade b.true which is mauve and pink kind of shade. It gives a very natural flush to the cheeks and nice natural pinky lips on my skin tone. This shade would be great for most of the skin tones for the natural flush and color.

lilah b. Palette Perfection Eye Quad

Palette Perfection Eye Quad (CAD $78) is described as an all-in-one eyeshadow quad with long-wearing, versatile formulations to take your look from subtle to bold, day to night. ‘An all-in-one eyeshadow quad with long-wearing, versatile formulations to take your look from subtle to bold, day to night. Each palette is created with shade combinations for unlimited eye looks. Apply dry to achieve a simple dusting of color, or apply wet to bring out the highly pigmented nature of the shadows, creating exquisite, intense hues. The darkest shade in your favorite palette easily becomes your liner, or apply to define brows, and dust the lightest shade to highlight and accent.’

Key Ingredients + Benefits:
Marigold Extract: improves the appearance of skin hydration and elasticity
Coconut Oil: leaves skin supple and moisturized
Aloe: provides moisturizing properties for smooth, creaseless application
Agar: leaves skin hydrated and glowing

lilah b Palette Perfection Eye Quad

The palette b. stunning is a perfect combination of four brown brown/neutral shades that I wear every day. I use the light champagne shade as a highlighter in between my eyes, the Browns are great for a simple everyday eye look. For a nighttime look, I just wet my brush and apply to the palette and get even more intense hues. The darkest brown shade can be applied wet as an eyeliner. The look is simple but chic which I always prefer. It is a multi-use palette, perfect for both day and night, natural and chic, night and intense kind of look.

Glisten & Glow, Divine Duo Lip & Cheek, and Palette Perfection Eye Quad

From top to bottom – Glisten & Glow, Divine Duo Lip & Cheek – b.true, Palette Perfection Eye Quad – b.stunning

Overall, a really nice, as-claimed multi-purpose products that work and perform. Everything about the products, their packaging is classic and elegant. lilah b. products are available at Sephora.ca, Holt Renfrew, Net-A-Porter, lilahbeauty.com (in the USA).

 

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