Water Stain, the name alone makes my dry lips feel comfortable. Yves Saint Laurent has launched a new formula for lips called Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain. Water Stain is a water-enriched, lightweight stain that comfortably drenches lips in a brilliant, high-shine colour that feels fresh and non-sticky.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

Water Stain has 40% water-enriched formula applies effortlessly to the lips while hydrating and delivering buildable vivid colour. The YSL exclusive applicator, inspired by the curve of a wave, precisely applies this weightless formula for a luxurious look and feel without the sticky texture.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

The lip stain has a mango scent as other YSL lip products and I love it personally, very subtle yet delicious. The lip stain feels very bouncy, lightweight, and comfortable on the lips. It does not feel sticky on the lips at all. The formula is easily buildable, one coat gives me a sheer hint of colour, two coats give a medium coverage, while three coats work nicely to give full coverage to the lips and intense bright colour.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

I have dry lips and this lip stain did not make them drier but kept them comfortable. The staying power of the water stain is okay, I can not compare with other water stains that may be available in the market as this is something new for me. The stain stays okay for over an hour or two before I feel the need to reapply. The finish of the water stain is glossy. Personally, I apply the water stain on my lips and then budge it with my finger to give a very natural hint of colour when I am not in the mood for glossy lips. I have noticed that it does make my lips look fuller.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

I have swatched six shades of this water stain in a mix of pink, coral, and red

602 Vague de Rouge – fresh strawberry red

605 Bain de Corail – vivid orange-red

609 Submerged Coral – deep pink coral

612 Rouge Deluge – vivid pure red

615 Ruby Wave – deep cool blue red

618 Wet Vermilion – blood orange-red

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is available at yslbeauty.ca, Sephora Canada, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net A Porter, Hudson’s Bay, and Nordstrom.

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Givenchy Beauty Solar Pulse Summer 2019 collection is the new summer collection for 2019 which is a bi-polar and mono-solar collection: “orange-blue” warm & cool, as imagined by Nicolas Degennes, Artistic Director for Makeup and Color. ‘A holiday in a contrasting landscape is the setting for these two shades, these polar opposites of the colour wheel. Two monochromes that complement each other perfectly. So perfectly that they can be encapsulated in a single idea: Solar Pulse’

New Givenchy Beauty Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection review swatches of Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition, Khol Couture Waterproof Eye Cream, Gloss Interdit Vinyl

Givenchy has reinvented its Healthy Glow Powder and created
Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition, a limited edition infused with a pearly highlighter. The two textures are interwoven to create a unique marbled pattern for a radiant healthy-looking complexion. This healthy glow highlighting powder leaves a sunny shimmery veil on skin for a healthy-looking complexion and a subtle pearly finish. Its 4G logo inspired by the Givenchy Couture DNA is printed in relief on a soft, smooth, silky and imperceptible texture. The powder glides on evenly over the face and provides buildable coverage with a weightless finish on the skin. The result is complexion which is beautifully enhanced with a warm and radiant look.

New Givenchy Beauty Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection review swatches of Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition, Khol Couture Waterproof Eye Cream, Gloss Interdit Vinyl

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition is available in two shades: a light Healthy Glow Powder infused with a shimmery pink for fair to medium skins and a darker Healthy Glow Powder infused with a shimmery gold for medium to dark skins. Not that dark skin tones can not wear the natural rose shade or vice versa, they both are very versatile and can be used by all skin tones.

The amazing formula and packaging of Khol Couture Waterproof is now available in two new shades to intensify the eyes. ‘An ode to a sunset over an arid desert: Khol Couture Waterproof “Tangerine”. Traces of a horizon… when the sky meets the sea: Khol Couture Waterproof “Azur”. Two dynamic, intense, pearly shades that blend perfectly on the skin. A glide-on waterproof texture makes them easy to use.’

New Givenchy Beauty Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection review swatches of Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition, Khol Couture Waterproof Eye Cream, Gloss Interdit Vinyl

This waterproof colour brings brightness to the eyes – even in extreme conditions like summer. Packaged in an easy-to-use pencil with a retractable end that comes in a creamy texture, also comes with its own pencil sharpener. The formula is smudge-proof. I have the brown and black shades in this formula as my staples for the waterline and definitely the formula is same and I can definitely add more colour into my routine with these two summery shades.

In Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection, Gloss Interdit Vinyl is available in two new shades. ‘It combines vivid colour with a feeling of absolute comfort. Bursting with vitality: a bright orange, “Solar Orange”. Fresh and sensual: “Vibrant Blue” is a wet-look clear gloss with a hint of blue.’

New Givenchy Beauty Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection review swatches of Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition, Khol Couture Waterproof Eye Cream, Gloss Interdit Vinyl

The high-gloss, super-soft finish combines mother-of-pearl and black rose oil for long-lasting, comfortable colour. The precision foam wand allows for even application of the gloss. The gloss provides medium coverage and enhanced the lips’ natural beauty with the shine. The gloss is encased in a slender transparent tube with a black couture ribbon, Le Gloss Interdit Vinyl signals sleek style.

New Givenchy Beauty Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection review swatches of Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition, Khol Couture Waterproof Eye Cream, Gloss Interdit Vinyl

Givenchy Le Vernis in limited edition shade No 14 Vivid Orange is a couture nail lacquer that adorns nails with a vivid and vibrant orange in just one stroke.

New Givenchy Beauty Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection review swatches of Healthy Glow Powder Marble Edition, Khol Couture Waterproof Eye Cream, Gloss Interdit Vinyl

Givenchy Beauty Solar Pulse Summer 2019 Collection is available at Sephora, Holt Renfrew (Vancouver, Ogilvy, Calgary, and Yorkdale).

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Lancome has launched a limited-edition, pink, heart-shaped Monsieur Big eyeshadow palette which has 12 metallic & matte eyeshadows in rosy, nude, and chocolate hues mean endless eye shadow looks from nude to intense. With a very beautiful and eye-catching packaging in hot pink colour and the shades are divided into 3 zones with 4 shades each, not that you can not use one shade from one zone and other from a different zone, just that it is great for a beginner to refer and definitely a keeper for a makeup professional. The palette is curated by makeup artist Lisa Eldridge.

Lancome Monsieur Big eyeshadow palette, review and swatches

With no limit to creativity, many eye looks can be created from this eyeshadow palette. The shades of this new eyeshadow palette are highly pigmented, long-wear, and crease-resistant. The formula is very creamy and smooth, applies and blends easily.

Lancome Monsieur Big eyeshadow palette, review and swatches

The palette contains 12 eyeshadows:

Big Crush-Base – nude matte

Big Crush-Liner – light gold metallic

Big Crush-Highlight – light pink metallic

Big Crush-Corner – coral matte

Lancome Monsieur Big eyeshadow palette, review and swatches

Big Date-Base – rose gold matte

Big Date-Liner – bronze metallic

Big Date-Highlight – white metallic

Big Date-Corner – pop pink matte

Big Night-Base – plum brown metallic

Big Night-Liner – wine red matte

Big Night-Highlight – fuchsia red metallic

Big Night-Corner – brick brown metallic

Lancome Monsieur Big eyeshadow palette, review and swatches

For each of the three eyeshadow range, they can be applied:
• Apply the base all over the eyelid
• Apply the corner eyeshadow shade in your outer-corner to intensify the look
• Bring highlight to your look with the highlighter eyeshadow shade on the inner corner and the center of your lid.
• Apply the liner eyeshadow shade on your eye shape contour to structure your eye
• Finally, apply a few coats of our best volumizing mascara, Monsieur Big Mascara, on your lashes

Lancome Monsieur Big eyeshadow palette, review and swatches

The formula is very pigmented, especially the metallic eyeshadows are very buttery as compared to matte’s which is normal for a matte eyeshadow. The formula blends easily and is buildable to the needed intensity and looks. They did not crease on my eyelids for a few hours without any eye primer. I find the three compartments very helpful when using and creating an eye look and you might agree with me. And coming to the packaging, it is a delight to eyes and can definitely be a great gift idea for anyone loving pink and red hues and want to be creative.

Lancome Monsieur Big Eyeshadow Palette is available at Sephora, Nordstrom Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Lancome.ca

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