Nars has launched Orgasm X Collection. I am so excited to share the newest additions to the Orgasm Collection or I should say the extended Orgasm Collection called Orgasm X Collection. The performance, formula, and pigments of Nars powder formula’s have always met my expectations. I can safely say that the more I have tried and used from Nars, the more I like the products. My personal experience is that Nars powder formulas and pigments are one of the best and there is consistency in everything they launch – the formulas are of superior quality and unique shades. The formulas are buildable, easily blendable, and much loved. Coming back to the newest launches.
Nars Orgasm X Collection is all about the deeply flattering pink shade that suits all skin tones and it is not just the name, but the shade that makes you blush. I have reviewed the past Nars Orgasm launches here and here for your reference. Nars Orgasm X Collection consists of Orgasm X Blush (swatched in this post), Orgasm X Cheek Palette (reviewed and swatched in this post), Orgasm Quad Eyeshadows in 2 shades(reviewed and swatched in this post), Oil-infused Lip Tint (reviewed and swatched in shade Orgasm X), Mini Orgasm Eyeshadow palette, Ultimate Orgasm Set.
Orgasm X Cheek Palette is a limited ediiton cheek palette with 3 universally flattering shades. It features the new Orgasm X Blush and the cult-favourite Orgasm Blush, plus Orgasm Highlighting Powder. The formula is very smooth and creamy, applies and blends well into the skin. The powder formulas are very pigmented and the shades are so beautiful, definitely, I can see it suiting most of the skin tones.
Below are the shades with description:
Orgasm Highlighting Powder – golden shimmer
Orgasm Blush – peachy pink with golden shimmer
Orgasm X Blush – shimmering deep coral pink with gold pearl
If you have used Orgasm blush in the past, the new Orgasm X is a little deep and has more shimmer compared to the original one. The gold highlighter is beautiful, looks very natural on the skin and is buildable to give an intense look. I do prefer a light hand on all three as the formula is very pigmented. The longevity is pretty good, it stays put all day. I have noticed a little fall out from the shimmer shades but is totally manageable by tapping the excess off the brush while applying – no other issues.
Quad Eyeshadows Palettes in 2 limited edition palettes in two new shades inspired by Orgasm and new Orgasm X. The quads have formulas with matte, shimmer, and shine finishes as explained below:
Orgasm Quad Eyeshadow:
Golden Shimmer (top left)
Light Pink (top right)
Shimmering Light Cocoa (bottom left)
Matte Coral (bottom right)
Orgasm X Quad Eyeshadow:
Pink rust shimmer (top left)
Sparkling amber (top right)
Dusty rose matte (bottom left)
Black with red shimmer (bottom right)
Oil-infused Lip Tint is a lip-oil tint that delivers a sheer wash of colour and a moisturizing feel to the lips. The formula is lightweight, non-greasy and is very comfortable on the lips. I reviewed the same formula in the post for Bronzing Collection 2020 here. I am still loving it and so happy to have this shade in my collection. Oil-infused Lip Tint in Orgasm X is a limited edition shade and is a sheer shimmering deep coral with gold pearl.
Overall, amazing launches that I am excited to use more. Nars products including the Orgasm X Collection is available at narscosmetics.ca and Sephora.ca. The collection will be available at Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay, and Shoppersdrugmart.ca and beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart in August 2020.*Press samples
Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Collection launched recently just in time for summer. The Vibrant Oceans Collection supports WildAid to support its mission to reduce the global consumption of wildlife products. As with other products and limited edition launches from Chantecaille, this cause that Chantecaille supports is close to my heart. I know, with the daily routine and busy life, sometimes we are not able to connect or support the cause directly but through the brands like Chantecaille, it feels good inside to support and also to know the different organizations around the globe supporting the various causes which we might not even be aware of sometimes.
“Global consumption of wild animals poses a threat to certain species and to human health from zoonotic disease outbreaks. Some marine species are especially vulnerable. Whale sharks—the ocean’s gentle giants—are hunted for their meat and fins, while intelligent manta rays are overfished for their gill plates, used in health tonics.”, per the official website. And because it has never been clearer that protecting wildlife also means protecting ourselves.
Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Collection has Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo – 2 palettes & Lip Tint Hydrating Balm in 4 shades.
Chantecaille Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter duo in a palette have a radiant colour paired with a lustrous highlighter. The formula is very creamy and smooth, applies and blends easily. The radiant colour is very soft and adds a pop of colour to the cheeks. The highlighter adds a beautiful radiance to the high points of the face. Together, the duo works well both on cheeks and eyes. I love how easy they both are to apply, either separately or together by dipping the same brush in each and applying. There are two palettes with shades as described below:
Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo in Coral Manta Ray has a soft peachy champagne highlighter and burnished apricot blush. Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo in Rose Whale Shark has a pale gold highlighter and vivid pink blush. Both the palettes are so beautiful and wearable.
On my medium skin tone with golden undertones, both the palettes work very well but I have been reaching out for the Coral palette more. They are perfect for everyday use as well for a soft glamour look. Both the radiant colour and the highlighter have pretty good longevity. The colour formula is very forgiving, even a little heavy hand blends nicely to give a soft natural look.
Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm is a sheer, lightweight, and hydrating tinted lip balm. It nourishes lips, makes them comfortable, smooth, and supple. I love the subtle tint it provides, looks so natural and beautiful. It has become my go-to these days. I use it on its own as lip care or as a lip tint. It keeps my lips soft and hydrated even after it has worn off. There are 4 shades available in this Lip Tint Hydrating Balm, I have been loving two shades which I have swatched – Madeira which is a sheer red and Verbena which is a sheer plum. Both the shades look amazing on my medium skin tone.
Overall, a beautiful collection of amazing products and is definitely my favourite summer launch this year until now. Chantecaille products including the summer 2020 – Vibrant Oceans Collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples
Yes, I was excited when I first heard that Lancome is bringing back Juicy Tubes. Juicy Tubes was one of my staples for many years, I first got it as a gift with purchase and then there was no looking back, I had to have it – one in my bag, one at my desk, and one on my vanity. It kept my super dry lips in check. When I got to know that Lancome is discontinuing Juicy tubes back in 2018, I was kind of disappointed as it worked so well for me for many years. Finally, to celebrate 20 years of the launch of this iconic product by Lancome, they are bringing it back. Lancome has relaunched the glosses in new finishes and shades.
Lancome Juicy Tubes lip gloss is the same shiny moisturizing lip gloss in beautiful fun shades. The lip glosses are very moisturizing and make the lips look fuller. I feel my lips stay hydrated even after the gloss has worn off, and I do want to mention they have good longevity.
I have swatched the below shades:
01 Pure – clear sheer
04 Miracle – neon pink
07 Magic Spell – sheer magenta with silver sparkle
08 Tickled Pink – creamy dusty rose
10 Framboise Pop – strawberry red
Lips are comfortable, soft, and supple. Also, they smell so good, almost the same as the original ones. It is thick in texture but once applied, feels comfortable on the lips. Another good thing is that it works on its own as a gloss or a lip balm and also as a topper on a lipstick to give shine or after lining the lips with a lip liner like a nude or neutral lip liner for natural lip colour. If used on its own, all the shades give a beautiful shine as well a hint of colour except for the shade Pure which is sheer gloss.
The packaging as you see is the original juicy tubes packaging. Lancome L’Absolu Juicy tubes are available at Lancome.ca and Sephora Canada.*Press samples