bareMinerals has launched the Bounce and Blur Collection which has a breakthrough new bouncy powder and good-for-skin ingredients. The collection comprises of a nicely curated collection of shades for eyes and cheeks – 2 eyeshadow palettes and 4 blushes. To tell you how I felt when I dipped my finger into the pan was not something like I have experienced before – maybe I would have but I do not remember – this is so beautiful bouncy texture, literally felt like a very soft bouncy stress ball to my fingers.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Below are the highlighted key ingredients of the formula for both eyeshadows and blushes
– Blurring Mineral Complex: Creates a soft-focus, diffused finish while helping to blur the look of fine lines around the delicate eye area.
– Botanical Blend: A blend of hydrating, naturally-derived, botanical ingredients to help smooth skin’s appearance while providing a bouncy, blendable texture.
– Color Smart Pearls: Reflect and refract light for luminous, never-flat colour that’s wearable on all skin tones for both eyeshadow and blush. For the blushes, each shade has different amounts of pearl for finishes ranging from satin to shimmer.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Bouncy & Blur eyeshadow palettes are finger-friendly, a weightless shadow that does not crease or has fallouts. It builds and blends like a dream. The formula and texture are very impressive. The shades and finish is something I am totally loving – and is very office-friendly. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already noticed I love a very natural finish of makeup for everyday wear. This eyeshadow gives a beautiful shine and hint of colour with one swipe and is easily buildable from sheer to bold.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Every five pan palettes are inspired by the natural beauty of the sunlit sky, in a range of finishes from satin to shimmer. The Dawn palette features cool, sunrise tones, and the Dusk palette features warm, sunset tones. Below is the description of the shades for both the palettes:

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Dusk Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette:
– Evening Star (creamy beige satin)

Harvest Moon (burnt amber metallic)

Crimson Sunset (deep crimson satin)

Sepia Sky (darkened sepia satin)

Purple Twilight (rich plum satin)

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Dawn Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette :
– Aurora Light (holographic white shimmer)

Pink Cloud (blush pink satin)

Misty Morning (soft rose satin)

Hazy Taupe (cool taupe satin)

Stormy Sky (deep charcoal satin)

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Bounce & Blur Blush is a fingertip-friendly, bouncy, powder blush that builds and blends effortlessly for a beautifully-blurred, naturally-healthy-looking flush. It also blurs the look of pores and imperfections for a naturally airbrushed effect with no harsh lines or uneven colour. This weightless, cream-powder blush blends like a dream—no brush needed. Each shade is inspired by the gorgeous tones of the sunrise and sunset.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

The Bounce & Blur Blush is available in four shades with a radiant finish as described below:

Blurred Buff – bronzed rose

Coral Cloud – fresh peach

Pink sky – poppy pink

Mauve sunrise – rosy mauve

Overall, a really beautiful and impressive formula with very much wearable shades for every day. bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection is available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, and Nordstrom.

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Intraceuticals is a unique line of spa treatments and skincare products based on innovative and progressive technology. Intraceuticals Clinic Treatments, the brand’s signature innovation, use oxygen under pressure and cutting edge hyaluronic acid technology to promote the delivery of specially formulated serums to the skin. The range of products, including Retouch by Intraceuticals, aims to treat the skin with the nourishing power of their scientifically selected radiance-boosting active ingredients which show immediate visible results but also ensure long term skin health.

Review New Retouch By Intraceuticals serums, Intraceuticals Retouch Started Kit Retouch Eyes, Retouch Lift, Retouch Lines, Retouch Highlight, Retouch Hyaluronic Base Serum

This is the first time I am using any products from Intraceuticals and what would be better than trying a starter kit. I have been using the serums in rotation in my skincare routine since, over a month, the beauty of the products is that you can either use one or can use all – at the same time depending on what the skin needs. Intraceuticals Retouch Started Kit has 5 high-performance feature perfecting serums with a luxurious palette.

All five serums can be used in conjunction with each other and a little goes a long way. In order to layer all the products, it is recommended that they are used in the order shown in the starter kit. The Retouch starter kit contains all five serums, in deluxe 15ml sizes, explained below at a value price and includes a luxurious palette as you see in the pictures.

Review New Retouch By Intraceuticals serums, Intraceuticals Retouch Started Kit Retouch Eyes, Retouch Lift, Retouch Lines, Retouch Highlight, Retouch Hyaluronic Base Serum

Retouch Hyaluronic Base Serum is a unique blend of hyaluronic maximizes hydration and prepares skin for Retouch targeted serums. Also, this base serum can be used on its own for beautifully hydrated looking skin. The Sodium Hyaluronate plumps and smooths the skin while strengthening the barrier.

Retouch Lift is called a must-have anti-sagging powerhouse with gravity-defying peptide power. The serum tightens and contours the skin while recharging skin energy and boosts collagen.

Retouch Lines, with Smart Hyaluronic Technology, like the other serums in the range, helps fill the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also boosts collagen, tightens and plumps while softening the looks of expression lines.

Retouch Eyes is a powerhouse peptide serum that visibly blurs dark circles, bags, puffiness and lines around the eye contour. It gives a rejuvenating effect to the eye area – increases skin luminosity, firmness and elasticity.

Retouch Highlight, with its cutting edge peptide technology mixed with iridescent pigments amps up the glow – brightening and illuminating targeted facial features to create a naturally flawless look.

Review New Retouch By Intraceuticals serums, Intraceuticals Retouch Started Kit Retouch Eyes, Retouch Lift, Retouch Lines, Retouch Highlight, Retouch Hyaluronic Base Serum

The serums have been a really nice addition to my skincare routine. I have been using the Hyaluronic base serum almost every day and then continue on to other serums if needed or just follow with Retouch Eyes and then moisturizer. My skin looks very healthy, bright, supple, and luminous. The difference since adding these serums into my skin is noticeable. I do add a drop or two of the Retouch Lines and Lift into my moisturizer and it gives a little extra care to my skin. The Retouch Starter Kit is a great way to get started to the high-performance serums and once you try them all, you can buy full sizes of all or just the ones you liked the most.

Intraceuticals Products are available at selected Spa partners and intraceuticals.com

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Givenchy Beauty has launched New Givenchy Le Rouge inspired by couture materials. Le Rouge is reinvented under the guidance of Nicolas Deggenes and is available in three different, complementary versions, three interpretations inspired by the most coveted material – Le Rouge, Deep Velvet, and Night Noir.

new Review and swatches of new couture Givenchy Le Rouge, Le Rouge Deep Velvet, and Le Rouge Night Noir review swatches and L'Interdit Eau de Toilette

‘The new Lipsticks are like Couture…Because Le Rouge is…..

both timeless and ultra-modern.

Faithful to a heritage it artfully reinvents.

And is always different, always recognizable.’

new Review and swatches of new couture Givenchy Le Rouge, Le Rouge Deep Velvet, and Le Rouge Night Noir review swatches

Le Rouge is the legendary Givenchy Lipstick presented in its signature black leather case. The formula has a creamy texture that is very pigmented and has a luminous mat finish which is very comfortable on the lips. The combination of the plumping effect of hyaluronic acid spheres with the smoothing action of other key ingredients. I have reviewed the formula multiple times in the past, you can type ‘Givenchy Le Rouge’ in the search bar and see swatches of all the shades. It is available in 6 new shades and there are 23 existing permanent shades.

Le Rouge Deep Velvet is a new formula in a new case. This brand new variation on Le Rouge packaged in a suede case which has velvety touch foreshadows the makeup effect, vibrant colour with a powdery mat look. The formula is enriched with mango butter, very comfortable on the lips and a good staying power. It is available in 6 shades.

new Review and swatches of new couture Givenchy Le Rouge, Le Rouge Deep Velvet, and Le Rouge Night Noir review swatches

Le Rouge Night Noir takes its name from the Givenchy Fashion 2018 Autumn-Winter collection, whose silhouettes wavering between light and shadow also inspired the glimmering black case. Le Rouge Night Noir coats lips with deep colour tint with black sheen featuring ultra-shiny effect. The formula is gentle and comfortable on the lips, I feel a little plumping effect along with a little tingle. It is available in 6 shades.

new Review and swatches of new couture Givenchy Le Rouge, Le Rouge Deep Velvet, and Le Rouge Night Noir review swatches

Givenchy Le Rouge, Le Rouge Deep Velvet, and Le Rouge Night Noir is available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, Holt Renfrew, and holtrenfrew.com

Along with the makeup launches, I am so excited to share the newest variation of Givenchy L’Interdit. Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette,
a floral woody musk fragrance, is the variation of the L’Interdit Eau de Parfum, created by the trio of master perfumers, Dominique Ropion, Anne Filpo and Fanny Bal. L’Interdit Eau de Toilette is an intense and airy fragrance that elicits a shudder of exhilaration on skin.

The notes of the fragrance are:

Top Notes: Poppy, Middle Notes: Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Musk, Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli

New Givenchy L'Interdit Eau de Toilette review

It is a lighter version of Eau de Parfum, paying tribute to the 1957 Original L’Interdit Eau de Toilette bottle and combines timelessness and modernity. The grey satin ribbon laced around the neck, sealed with the House’s emblem, a silver 4G logo, conjures up the radiance and freshness of the Eau de toilette.

Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette is available at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Holt Renfrew.

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