I am still obsessed with the Nars Spring launches which have become a part of my everyday routine and I reviewed the Nars Exposed Collection for Spring here. Nars has launched two face palettes and two lip sets to reveal a smouldering summer glow. The palettes are perfect to add warmth and radiance to cheeks and eyes with a highlighter, bronzer, and four glistening eyeshadows. The lip sets work nicely to line, define, and saturate lips effortlessly with new shades of Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and Satin Lip Pencils.
There are two limited edition Summer 2019 Face palettes called Summer Lights Face Palette and Hot Nights Face Palette. I have been using the Hot Nights Face Palette and swatched below for your reference. The palette has one highlighter shade, one bronzer, and four eye shadows. And all the shades are pigmented, blends beautifully, and the formula is very smooth and lightweight. The staying power, as always with Nars Formula’s, is amazing. All the shades can be used interchangeably as you please, I use the bronzer and highlighter shades as an eye shadow too.
Below are the shades in the Hot Nights Face Palette (Starting from Left to Right, Top to Bottom):
Pacific – Iridescent pink beige
Paradis – Iridescent soft violet
Maeva – Shimmering cranberry
Black Sand – Shimmering deep purple
Tautira – Shimmering rose gold
Mannihi – Matte midtone bronze
I have been drawn to more pink and blue family of colors this summer and the shades in this palette are all something I can see myself wearing during the day and night in Summer. A little swipe of color with my finger on the lids works nicely for everyday and also great with brush for one or more shades on the lids. The formula works nicely both dry and wet.
Summer 2019 Edit – Heat of the Night has two lip sets – Velvet Matte Lips Pencils and Satin Lip Pencils. I have swatched two out of four from both the sets. Velvet Matte Lip Pencils work to line, define and fill the lips with impactful pigment and matte finish. The formula is not new to me, I have few in rotation always – it is very lightweight, feels like I have nothing on my lips, does not dry out my lips, stays on for some good amount of time. The rich pigments provide a medium to full coverage with a velvety, matte finish. Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are available in 32 shades.
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Good Times – warm beige nude
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Promiscuous – pink orchid
The Satin Lip Pencils, with the same shape, packaging, and intensity – work to line, define, and fill the lips with colour. The formula is buildable and the finish is satiny. It does not dry out the lips, staying time is amazing. Lips feel hydrated, is very lightweight, and is comfortable. Satin Lip Pencils are available in 20 shades.
Satin Lip Pencil Balboa – rose brown
Satin Lip Pencil Exbury – light pink rose
Nars Summer 2019 Edit Heat Of The Night Collection with Summer 2019 Face Palettes, Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, and Satin Lip Pencils are available at beautyBoutique at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, and narscosmetics.ca*Press samples
Givenchy The Power Of Color Collection for Spring 2019 is all about the Pantone colour of the year – ‘Living Coral’. This comes part of the ‘colour therapy’ that we all need to leave the winter gloom behind and indulge in the elixir of youth and new life inspired by the colours of the rainbow. The Power of Color visions an optimistic and proud vision of a 2019 spring bursting with energy. It comes as an aide to give a healthy boost and wake up with a ‘pop attitude’. The Power of Color Collection has some beautiful formulas and shades for spring including Prisme Blush in Limited Edition and permanent shade, Dual Liners, Le Rouge, Le Rouge Perfecto Le, and Le Vernis – all limited edition products. Nicolas Degennes is a genius and I have always admired his work, this collection is no different.
There are two versions of Prime Blush available this year – the limited edition Prisme Blush No. 10 which exudes energy reminiscent of the hue of orange shades, and the permanent shade Prisme Blush No. 2 Love, like a bouquet of roses to say ‘I love you’. In the pictures, I have limited edition Prisme Blush No. 10 which are two beautiful orange and pearlescent springtime shades decorated with the legendary 4G emblem. The light shade highlights the skin’s radiance, while the more intense shade colours the complexion, producing an instant healthy glow.
Prisme Blush is creamy, light, and long-lasting formula which four shades featured in a pair of two-toned harmonies. The darker, matte shade is very pigmented while the lighter variation is a pearlescent highlighter offering an almost wet effect which softens the strongest colour or brings a radiant glow when the two shades are blended.
Dual Liners ( I still love and use the one released with Mystic Glow Collection for Christmas 2018 which I reviewed here) works as a double stroke of colour, the thin line works as an eyeliner and the eyeshadow are revealed with a single ultra-gliding motion for extra-easy application. The two distinct shades are curated to enhance the colour of the iris and brighten the eyelid.
The creamy texture blends nicely and is long lasting. The shades and their intensity definitely evokes the collection’s electro-pop inspiration. The Dual Liners in this collection is available in limited edition shades – Dual Liner No 3 Dynamic in green and blue, Dual Liner No 4 Passionate in rose and mauve hue with orange accents.
Le Rouge is customized with a shaded colour scheme of pinks while enclosing a bold orangish-red called Le Rouge No 332 Fearless. The light, creamy, sculpting formula plumps up the lips with a single stroke while the hyaluronic acid moisturizes and locks in moisture to keep the lips comfortable.
Le Rouge Perfecto Le, the same favourite formula of mine which I have reviewed in the past many times, in tangy shade Le Rouge Perfecto No. 5 Spirited. The formula reacts to the lips pH to offer a personalized color nuance means it will have a slightly different shade on per individual base don their lips pH.
Le Vernis No 12 Strong is inspired by the blue hue of a night sky which depicts the depth the entire The Power of Color collection has.
Overall, a beautiful collection and it does inspires me with its spring vibes to include more colour and fun into everyday makeup. Givenchy The Power of Color Collection – all the products are available at Holt Renfrew while Le Rouge and Le Rouge Perfecto is also available at Sephora.ca.*Press samples
I adore Cire Trudon Candles, their scent, vibes, and the experience is just amazing. I have few favorites which I reviewed in the past here and here. Salta, a new addition to the Cire Trudon Les Belles Matieres line, is a new candle from the house which has been a staple in my house since few weeks, it is such a beautiful scent.
Salta, main city of the province of the same name, sits at the bottom of the Andes Mountains, in the fertile region of Lerna, Argentina. A well-known colonial town, the city is often called Salta la Linda, Beautiful Salta. The Lerna region is famous for its exceptional citrus, amongst which the acidulous grapefruit.
Considered by the Chinese as one of the three holy fruits with peach and lemon, the grapefruit was a symbol of prosperity and fertility. Also highly prized by the Greeks and the Romans, the hesperide has a crisp freshness: known for its rich terroir and unique soil, the Salta region enhances the citrus’ intensity. Blended with verbena and hyacinth, the grapefruit fragrance is aromatic.
The notes of the candle are:
Top Notes – Verbena
Heart Notes – Grapefruit
Base Notes – Hyacinth
The packaging is beautiful as you see in the pictures. It opens with top notes of verbena before bursting with fresh and citrusy grapefruit, on an intriguing base of hyacinth. The candle is housed in hand-blown Italian glass, adorned with the signature Cire Trudon gold label to single out as a curator of chic.
It is a stunning addition to any bedside table, desk or mantelpiece. If you are a scented candle lover or want to add a touch of luxury on your bedside, vanity, or living room, I highly recommend you to check out this beautiful candle. Cire Trudon Scented Candles are available at WANT Apothecary, Gravity Pope, Putti Fine Furnishing, Pink Tartan, Avenue Road, and KANDL Artistique.*Press samples