I am so in love with the festive vibe and beautiful vibrant packaging with unique shades of products in the Givenchy Beauty Red Line Collection for holiday 2019. ‘In pursuit of freedom and diversity, the Red Line collection is a call to push your own boundaries and break the rules, with strength and passion. The power of red gives you the courage, strength and intensity to be yourself, truly. Red Line is a Christmas where nothing is out of bounds.’
A confident look that pushes the boundaries of colour and shines an ultra-luminous pink complexion. There are no rules to follow for this blush, highlighter and eyeshadow, the texture blends evenly into the skin for individual results and a look that tears up the rulebook. The Red Line collection comprises products for the complexion, eyes and lips for a Christmas where nothing is out of bounds.
Prisme Libre, Givenchy’s iconic loose powder, with its soft and airy-light texture, is dressed up in an exclusive sparkling red case. The best seller shade 01 Mousseline Pastel has been boosted with pink sparkles for a natural, fresh and luminous complexion – No 10 Sparkling Mousseline. For this collection, Nicolas has revisited Maison’s iconic mattifying loose powder and reimagined its starshade, No. 01 Mousseline Pastel. This new creation reveals a delicately natural, luminous and elegant pink – while blue, mauve and white complete the quartet and create light. This special edition is enriched with mother-of-pearl, to add light to the complexion on top of the naturally even finish created by the evanescent. That means the same luminous matte finish with added light and radiance. It is very lightweight and suitable for all skin tones and types.
Red Lights – 4 Colors Face & Eye Palette, the multi-purpose palette, holds a stunning combination of 4 deep creamy shades. This festive case opens to reveal the legendary 4Gs, in a bold palette to embellish the eyes and complexion. A quartet of daring shades: an intense red, a flamboyant pink, a bright peach, plus an illuminating metallic gold. The creamy long-wear texture can be used as a blush, highlighter or even as eyeshadow.
Rouge Interdit is launched in two pearly shades: 27 Bold Red and 28 Thrilling Brown. No 27 Bold Red is an intense red, dotted with mother-of-pearl to create a deep yet subtle shine while No 28 Thrilling Brown is a daring brown with a reddish tone (pearly red pigments). The vibrant colours have exceptional comfort for a second-skin sensation. The pigment is intense with a metallic effect. The formula of Rouge Interdit is very comfortable and nourishing – I have reviewed it a few times in the past. The longevity of the lipstick is pretty nice.
This lipstick is a tribute, to the first Rouge Couture lipstick created by Hubert de Givenchy, which had a case engraved with multiple 4Gs. Thirty years later, for these two shades, Nicolas Degennes imagined engraving the stick of this soft, smooth texture itself with those same 4Gs.
Overall, a gorgeous collection as expected from Givenchy Makeup and Nicolas Degennes. Red Line Collection for Holiday 2019 is available at Sephora, Holt Renfrew*Press samples
Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday 2019 called Kimono de Rêve Collection or Kimono Dream Collection is a limited edition collection inspired by the art form of traditional Japanese dress – the kimono. For the 2019 holiday season, Clé de Peau Beauté has collaborated with master kimono-maker, Kyoto Tachibana, renowned for the use of the Surigata-Yuzen* method of dyeing colours and stencilled motifs onto a single sheet of silk.
The kimono, made exclusively for Clé de Peau Beauté, sparking products in shades that express the qualities hidden inside every woman: passion, strength, charm and gentleness. Inside each product’s packaging, a Bijin-Ga: a painting of a woman wearing one of the kimono. Artist Ayana Otake’s interpretation of Bijin-Ga – Japanese paintings of women that depict their inner and outer beauty. In harmony with the seasons. Expressing an emotion. Capturing an aspect of her inner self. Deep in the dream, each kimono represents.
Kimono Dream collection comprises of best-selling Clé de Peau Beauté products reimagined for the holiday season in limited edition packaging. Focusing on inner beauty, the collection is designed to express the many facets of a modern woman’s radiance. The packaging is inspired by tatou*, each item in the collection is presented in a box with intricate folds. When opened, it reveals a depiction of the kimono inside. Symbolic of the beauty within. Echoing the folds and layering of the kimono itself, each box is surrounded by a sleeve with the pattern of an obi sash**. Each package, representative of extraordinary craftsmanship of Japanese traditional dress.
Below are the products in the Holiday 2019 Collection:
The Lip Color – Lipstick in limited edition shade 511 Silk Passion and Lipstick Cashmere in 512 Red Passion – I love the formula of both the lipsticks – nourishing, pigmented, and longevity is great.
The eyeshadow – Limited edition Eye Color Quad with three shades of shadow and a deep black eyeliner. It has a beautiful formula that blends nicely, and no fallout noticed with the formula.
The Powder – Refining Pressed Powder 101 – A limited edition rosy powder with a delicate, translucent finish. I like how finely milled this powder is, gives a beautiful radiance to the complexion.
The Oil – Radiant Multi-Repair Oil – A luxurious face oil for face and body – for even-textured plump skin. I have not tried this oil yet but have heard great things.
As the Holiday 2018 Holiday Collection, reviewed here, The 2019 holiday collection depicts the beautiful holiday spirit and the time of the year with all the mesmerizingly gorgeous products which are perfect for treating yourself and indulging in the celebration and liveliness of the season. Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2019 is a limited edition collection, I highly recommend you to check the products before the products sell out. Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2019 is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.*Press images and information
A good skincare routine requires some important essential products which include a cleanser, exfoliant, day cream with SPF and night cream but sometimes the skin requires a little extra help to tackle specific skincare concerns such as dehydration, pores, blemishes, reducing and preventing further signs of ageing, and pigmentation spots – this is where a booster, serum, and essence comes into play. The booster, serum, and essence are not same but different from each other, they contain high concentrations of ingredients specifically developed to provide a targeted solution for specific skin concerns.
Boosters contain a high concentration of one crucial ingredient for the skin plus a combination of other active ingredients. Boosters have a lightweight texture making them easy to combine with the other products in the skincare routine. They can also be applied directly to the skin or mixed with night cream and serum. And of course booster is not a replacement for the day or night moisturizer. I have been using two boosters in my skincare routine which I am sharing below.
Cryo ATP Sports Booster mimics the effects of extreme cold on the skin, this booster contains natural cellular energy (ATP) to encourage more oxygen for optimized cell function. Just a few drops of this highly-charged formula will reignite lax skin, leaving it tightened, toned, and refined for a reinvigorated complexion. Perfect for use post-workout, this booster will prolong freshness for enlivened and vibrant skin.
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP): Energy in its pure form, this key multifunctional nucleotide declines as aging advances with skin’s appearance diminishing due to this. Topical ATP can improve the tightness and tone of the complexion.
Riboxyl™: A pure ribose which stimulates the synthesis of ATP and improves cell metabolic activity, stimulation of elastin synthesis, and collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
Neurobiox™: A bio-surface extracted from yarrow that brightens, retexturises and accelerates epidermal renewal.
Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster increases moisture levels by delivering a concentrated dose of hydrating ingredients deep into the skin. Formulated with high levels of hyaluronic acid, the booster combats both dryness and dehydration leaving skin soft and supple.
Hyaluronic Acid enhances hydration.
Promotes soft and supple skin.
Combats dryness and dehydration.
Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask is a wear-anywhere mask takes inspiration from in-clinic mesotherapy to provide a moisture-boosting, complexion-plumping treatment. The mask melts into skin leaving no residue – for the ultimate day-long restoration.
Can be worn while you sleep.
Formula works intelligently with the skin cell renewal cycle to efficiently restore skin.
Transformative complex plumps, hydrates, and volumises.
Use 1-2 times a week to supplement your regular skincare regime. Cleanse the face thoroughly, apply a light, even layer, and allow to sink in. If used as part of a 111SKIN regime, use in combination with Meso Infusion Day Defence Hydration Mask.
111Skin is available at 111Skin.com*Press samples