By Terry Summer 2020 Collection has launched and I am so excited. If you see my posts from previous spring and summer collections for 2018 and 2019, I thought they are the height of perfection in every way and now when I have the Summer 2020 launches with me, I have nothing else to say except ‘it is just amazing’. By Terry Summer 2020 Collection is a limited-edition colour collection while skincare launches are part of permanent Baume de Rose range – The collection includes Brightening CC Palette, Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow Sticks, Baume de Rose Glowing Mask, Baume de Rose Hydrating Sheet Mask.
Brightening CC Palette in Sunny Flash has brightening powder, cheek highlighter, blush, and bronzer in one palette. The formula is very smooth and blends easily and seamlessly into the skin. The palette is perfect to help with radiance, colour correction, to blur the imperfections or redness, and give a hint of colour to the skin. A light dip into the palette with a kabuki powder brush or the By Terry Dual-Ended Face Brush is all it takes to get the right amount onto the face, the formula is easily buildable to achieve more intensity. The formula is very comfortable on the skin and not drying or irritating at all. The longevity is also another plus.
Per the description on the official website, the four versatile shades in the palette complement all skin tones, minimize imperfections and highlight skin’s natural glow:
N°1 Champagne blush – the illuminating pearl shade highlights high points of complexion.
N°2 Pink petal – the natural tea-rose pink illuminates washed-out, ashy looking skin with healthy pink undertones, also can highlight darker complexions.
N°3 Vibrant rose – the rich ‘just-pinched’ hue lifts and livens cheeks with pink dewy freshness.
N°4 Desert sparkle – the gold-flecked, sandy bronze lightens and evens out darker skin tones or creates a beautiful bronzed finish.
The Brightening CC Palette in Sunny Flash is definitely a must-have.
Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow Pen is the same best-selling Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow formula in three limited-edition shades. I have been a long time fan of these cream eyeshadows and have reviewed them in the past. These 3 in 1 Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadows work as eyeliner, illuminator, and eyeshadow. They have a very creamy formula that is pigmented and smudge-free. The longevity is impressive, I can see a little fading by the end of the day when I have worn them for over 10 hours. They feel very light when applied, almost nothing I am wearing nothing on the lids, blends easily, and stay comfortable, even on my delicate eye area.
The three limited-edition shades which are part of the Summer 2020 collection are:
No 20 Immaculate Light – shimmery rose gold
No 21 Rose Elixir – shimmery light pink
No 22 Sunny Flash – shimmery golden bronze
The shimmer in these shades is not frosty or chunky. The shimmer is subtle and I can definitely see me rocking it this summer. The super-easy application with the glide-up pen is another plus if you prefer easy application or you are always on the go.
Baume de Rose Glowing Mask is a nourishing brightening mask that transforms from a gel to creamy airy foam on application resulting in an illuminated, clear, and even-toned complexion. The skin looks bright, supple, and radiant while comfortable at the same time. I have noticed my dark spots and pores looked much better, and no breakouts while using this mask. There was a slight tingle on the skin due to the AHA in this mask that works to decongest and clean the pores. The rose-scent of the mask is very uplifting and relaxing for the senses.
Baume de Rose Hydrating Sheet Mask is a moisturizing sheet mask infused with actual rose petals, suitable for all skin types. The skin looks supple and nourished after using this mask, the added benefit is the relaxing and uplifting scent of the mask. All the hydration gives the perfect glow – comparable to post-facial glow. The sheet mask fits on nicely on the face contours. For my combination skin prone to congestion, I was happy that with all the hydrating and nourishing did not break me out but instead, I am happy with the glowing results.
Overall, the collection and launches are beautiful – perfect for spring-summer. The products are a welcome addition to my beauty routine – highly recommend. By Terry products are available at byterry.com, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Barney NY, Beautylish, Spacenk, Cult Beauty, Netaporter.*Press samples
Givenchy Couture Edition 2020 Makeup Collection has launched with limited edition Le Rouge Lipstick Couture Edition in shade 306 Carmin Escarpin, Prisme Libre Loose Powder Couture Edition in shade 01 Mousseline Pastel, and limited edition L’Interdit.
Givenchy 2020 limited Couture Edition of Le Rouge is available in a silver case with a black lace pattern, not just a lipstick but a perfect fashion accessory. Lace has been so dear to Givenchy and has inspired the house for a long time including the this latest collection. Le Rouge limited edition for 2020 Couture is shade available in shade 306 Carmin Escarpin which also has a unique engraving paying tribute to Hubert de Givenchy. The formula of the lipstick is the original best-selling and cult-favourite formula which I am a fan of, it is very lightweight and comfortable on the lips. It is very pigmented and has a luminous matte finish. The longevity is another thing I love these lipsticks, the same is the case for this limited edition launch.
Givenchy 2020 limited Couture Edition of Prisme Libre in shade 01 Mousseline Pastel is available in a silver case with a black lace pattern, again not just a powder but a perfect fashion accessory. The signature of the House’s creator, Hubert de Givenchy graces the lid, like a seal of tribute. This innovative, cult product has been a part of my blog posts many times, it has been a staple. The Prisme Libre includes four loose powders with complementary shades in a single case. A 4-in-1 harmony for a flawlessly and lastingly mattified, blurred, luminous complexion. Its incredibly fine and weightless texture offers the skin a sheer, velvety, natural finish.
L’Interdit Edition Couture 2020 is the original Eau de Parfum sublime in a collector bottle dressed up in lace. An exclusive couture interpretation in tribute to Maison’s creations. The floral woody fragrance has the following notes:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Pear
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Tuberose
Base Notes: Patchouli, Vetiver, Vanilla, Ambroxan
I know I have shared the Lunar New Year Launches from the house on my Instagram a few times but sharing it here in case you missed my Instagram posts. Givenchy launched limited editions of its cult Prisme Libre loose powder and its iconic Le Rouge lipstick for the fifth year in row. Both products are dressed up in a vintage look inspired by old Givenchy caps: red vinyl leather bearing the golden 4G logo for Prisme Libre, and a red vinyl leather case with golden 4G logos for Le Rouge. Red, the emblematic colour of China’s Spring Festival, recalls joy and happiness. Then there’s gold, a bright and precious hue, the symbol of prosperity.
Givenchy Lunar Year 2020 Le Rouge and Prisme Libre are available in best-seller shades: Prisme Libre No. 5 Satin Blanc combines four complementary
pastel shades for an even, matte and luminous glow on the skin and for the lips, Le Rouge No. 316 Orange Absolu – a bright pop of orange with a velvety finish.
Givenchy also launched a limited edition package of Le Rouge to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year 2020. I would say it is not just to celebrate one day but every day if love. I have had it in my collection, on my vanity since it was launched and every time I see it, it makes my heart happy.
The limited-edition case is decorated with red velvet lips, a pattern which was dear to Hubert de Givenchy and reinterpreted by Clare Waight Keller in the Resort Spring-Summer 2018 Collection. This limited edition highlights the N°333 L’Interdit emblematic shade – an intense and sensual red lipstick with a smooth, creamy formula that enhances the lips while delivering intensely pigmented colour from the first stroke.
Overall, so elegant and beautiful launches from Givenchy – one of the best new launches I always look forward to. I always get inspired by the innovation and the elegance of the house. Givenchy Beauty products are available at Holt Renfrew and Sephora.ca.*Press samples
MALIN+GOETZ has just launched in Canada and I am so happy to try a few of the products and able to relate with their philosophy and idea behind the brand – and also why there is a cult following this brand around the world. Family-owned and operated, Malin & Goetz apothecary launched in NYC’s Chelsea neighbourhood in 2004. It focused on the needs of women and men with sensitive skin. Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz – the founders of the brand have developed easy-to-use products to be both gentle and effective for multiple skin conditions. The formulas blend trusted natural ingredients with performance technologies for the face, body and hair. On the fragrance side, both for personal and home scents, their perfumes and Brooklyn-made candles highlight that they do not use synthetic fragrances in their treatments, offering beautiful sensory experiences and luxurious gift-giving options.
I have been using, actually almost more than halfway through the Peppermint Shampoo and Cilantro Hair Conditioner. The duo is really gentle and nourishing for the hair. The natural peppermint and cilantro scent is very uplifting in the shower. The shampoo foams nicely, is gentle, does not irritate the scalp, does not dry the hair. The naturally clarifying peppermint extract and amino acid-based cleansing agents in it gently but effectively nurture the hair and scalp without drying, stripping, or leaving buildup.
The conditioner is very lightweight, hydrates, and adds shine without being too heavy. It is gentle enough to be used even as a leave-in conditioner or even as a styling add. I have not used it as a styling aid but works well both as a conditioner in the shower or as leave-in, make sure to use appropriate amount depending on using it both ways. The natural cilantro extract and absorbent fatty acids to effectively hydrate the hair and scalp.
For body care, I have been using the Bergamot Hand + Body Wash and Eucalyptus Deodorant. Bergamot Hand + Body Wash is a lightweight gel-based foaming body cleanser. It is infused with refreshing bergamot, amino acids, and glycerin to hydrate and purify skin without drying or stripping. The hand and body wash lathers into a luxurious foam, cleanses and nourishes all skin types, including sensitive. Overall, a refreshing experience without leaving a lasting scent.
Eucalyptus Deodorant is one of the best-selling products of the brand and of course I was so excited to try this as I was looking for alternatives from my decade long deodorant which I have not been able to part with. This deodorant is an aluminum-free, alcohol-free deodorant stick that is infused with natural eucalyptus extract and citronellyl to help control underarm odour. Not just aluminum and alcohol, this deodorant is formulated without parabens, baking soda, or synthetic fragrances, and is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive. It also absorbs residue-free and never stains clothing. I have been using it non-stop – it does not irritate my under-arm area and is effective almost until the end of the day on me. It is not sticky and the smell is not overpowering.
For the face, I have been using the Vitamin E Face Moisturizer and Grapefruit Face Cleanser. Vitamin E Face Moisturizer is formulated with soothing chamomile fatty acids and vitamins E and B5 to nurture and soothe skin, suitable for all skin types, especially combination, oily, and sensitive. The moisturizer is lightweight, gently hydrates and refreshes the skin. It is comfortable on the skin and kept my skin hydrated all day – both under makeup and on its own. The skin is not dewy or very matte, just naturally radiant and without any residue.
Grapefruit Face Cleanser is a lightweight foaming gel cleanser with grapefruit extracts and hydrating amino acids. I am really loving this cleanser, it is so gentle on my problem skin, does not dry it out. The bestselling formula gently but thoroughly nurtures and hydrates skin. It is also perfect for makeup removal, including eye makeup, and rinses free of residue, suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive. It is the perfect morning cleanser or second cleanser for the evening – the scent and texture are both relaxing and uplifting for senses.
Last but not the least, the fragrance – Leather Perfume Oil which has been in my routine for the winter and even now, when we are officially in spring but still bearing with the snow and rainstorms. It is inspired by traditional apothecary ingredients, formulated for everyday wear and gender-neutral appeal. This vegetarian and cruelty-free formulation has a long-lasting scent and can be layered with other fragrances in unexpected pairings. The Leather perfume oil is an earthy woody scent with key notes of Lotus Flower, Leather, Cedarwood. Leather Perfume Oil is a modern update that has the elegance of smooth leather and the softness of a well-worn vintage find. Immediately recognizable and universally appealing, leather is a texture and scent that inevitably evokes feelings of nostalgia. The roll-on version is perfect to keep it with me on the go.
Overall, a lovely brand with some amazing products to choose from – everything from hair, skin, body, and fragrance. MALIN+GOETZ products are available in Canada at Sephora Canada.*Press samples