‘True Luxury is meant to last‘ – Kilian Hennessy. I love how the Contrast of Gold & Darkness in Scent was created with the Woman in Gold By Kilian and this new scent depicts something very classic and yet very perfect for the season. Love The Way You Feel By Kilian is a limited edition fruity floral fragrance. Love The Way You Feel celebrates the tactile pleasures of beachside bodies. A warming and exotic scent instantly suggesting skin-on-skin contact and gorgeously glowing tan. Gentle head notes of bergamot and neroli are the perfect entry into the sweet and sensual. The fragrance trail melts into ylang-ylang and Tiare flower at its exotic heart, enhanced by both comforting and suggestive coconut and vanilla accords.
The packaging, as always with the house, is so classic and regal. Kilian turns up the heat with two, limited-edition summer fragrances inspired by the sun, sin, and style of the city of Miami. The iconic Kilian perfume flacon pays tribute to the art and design intelligentsia with linear lines like Miami’s distinctive art deco design sensibilities of transparent glass in a gallery-wall and of a vibrant coral paintbrush.
Top Notes of the fragrance are bergamot and neroli, middle notes include ylang-ylang and Tiare flower, base notes are coconut and vanilla. The perfumer behind the scent is Sidonie Lancesseur.
It is a beautiful fragrance, very delicate and airy. It does give the tropical beachy vibe of summer. It is a nice mixture of coconut, monoi, floral and clean for me. The fresh florals come nicely and as they settle, the sweeter vanilla comes into play. The coconut comes in here and there but is not very prominent, I love coconut in a fragrance which is not very strong, and in this one, when it comes in whiffs, I love it when you forget about it and then you smell it again after some time. Overall, I really like the fresh and clean vibe of this scent. The staying power on me is really nice, could smell it after 6-7 hours.
There is a new shower gel I have been really liking from the house, Good Girl Gone Bad shower gel. I have not tried the original scent Good Girl Gone Bad but I am very intrigued to try it after using this shower gel. The perfumer behind this scent is Alberto Morillas. The shower gel is the first layer of your perfuming ritual, with its light yet effective lathering. The fragrance is true to itself and, when shower gel, body lotion, and perfume are used in a three-part layering ritual, the perfume trail is profound, prolonged and absolutely pitch perfect. The uninhibited Good girl gone Bad finds herself in a luscious floral whirlwind in the garden of good and evil. Half-innocent, half-voluptuous, the apricot-tinged osmanthus absolute, orange blossom and rose of May absolute that open the fragrance are beholden by the ultimate temptress: an explosion of the three-sirens of flowers: tuberose absolute, jasmine and narcissus.
As you see in the pictures, the packaging is exquisite. KILIAN has crafted a sleek and stylized vessel for the bath and body refills. It is a covetable object in itself designed to stand beautifully in your bathroom. Following several years of development, a shower gel and body lotion have been custom-formulated with uncompromising respect for the quality and integrity of each fragrance blend. The KILIAN Bath & Body Collection is a new adventure in the elaboration of the modern perfuming ritual. Scent meets skin, now in multiple forms, with the art of perfume always in perfect frame.
These would make a great gift, or a great addition to your collection, I would recommend you to check this out when in-store Kilian is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, Harrods.
Laneige has some really amazing products which are suitable for most of the skin types. I recently emptied Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream and Serum and their Lip Mask is still one of my favorites, nothing like that. Another product I like from them is the Pre Perfecting Primer which I reviewed here. I have few skincare products from the brand which I have included in my skincare routine along with the new Laneige BB Hydra Cushion which is so much raved about by anyone who has tried it.
Laneige BB Hydra Cushion is described as the next generation of cushion, exclusive to Laneige, with unique double coating technology and new Skin Fit air cushion to uncover a new degree of beautifully radiant and protected skin. It is a global million-seller and one Laneige BB Cushion is sold every 3.8 seconds. It has received over 82 global beauty awards, isn’t that wonderful.
Few of the features and benefits of Laneige BB Hydra Cushion include:
The double-coating technology, Water Coat Technology and Sparkling Coat Technology, coats color pigments with moisturizer and micro pearls to perfect long-lasting hydration and luminous coverage.
The Skin Fit air cushion with more than 800,000 air cells and a unique three-dimensional diamond pattern and dense antimicrobial applicator work perfectly together to distribute thin, even layers of coverage for an effortlessly natural finish.
5-in-1 BB Cushion brightens, protects, and hydrates skin while preventing shine and perfecting long-lasting coverage for a natural, effortless glow.
Broad spectrum SPF 50+ provides protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Melacrusher Brightening Technology leaves skin evenly toned and beautifully luminous.
A chic trendy compact design ideal for travel or on-the-go reapplication.
I have been using this new cushion since last few days and really impressed by it, the hype is all real. It is such a beautiful formula, seems like melts into the skin and makes the skin look so beautiful and radiant. The skin looks natural and the staying power is just so good, it looks great even at the end of the day. The coverage is light to medium and it blends in beautifully into the skin. There is a scent present in the product but is nice and subtle, fades in some time. I use my brush or beauty blender to apply this foundation, applies nicely in any way. The shade Coffee 35 is a bit dark for me but for a light coverage, it works okay as my summer shade but for sure I will need a light shade for winters. There is a flawless factor, means it provides some smoothing and blurring of pores. The added SPF protection is a great thing to have in any makeup product. I am really liking the dewy natural finish of this foundation.
A new addition to my eye creams is the Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel. Water Bank Eye Gel is described as a cooling eye gel to instantly address tired-looking eyes with the surge of weightless moisture. It is suitable for most of the skin types. Water Bank Eye Gel features the same superior technology for accelerated hydration, now in a singularly refreshing and quick absorbing eye awakener. Micro-sized particles of hydro ionized mineral water penetrate the gentle eye area, preventing dryness and protecting from external aggressors. In tandem with quinoa extract, olive oil, and moisture-balancing tillandsia, the skin around the eyes reveal a fresher, more radiant appearance.
It has almost the same gel-like formula and texture as the Water Bank Gel cream which is light and gives a nice cooling and relaxing effect to the skin once applied. It has a light scent to it and is very cooling once applied. It hydrates the eye area and I do feel it helps puffiness, sinks nicely into the skin and makes the eye area look brighter.
Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask is a new mask in my skincare stash. Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask is described as a leave-on sleeping mask with brightening, illuminating, and hydrating ingredients. Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask features rich brightening ampoules within a hydrating gel cream. This innovative texture helps reduce redness and diminish the appearance of uneven or dull skin tone while you sleep. The brightening ampoules feature Laneige’s Melacrusher™ Brightening Technology, which reduces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration to reveal evenly toned and beautifully luminous skin. An optimal ratio of hydrating gel cream to these ampules hydrates deeply while brightening for a softer feel. Perfect for travel, the disposable one-time-use capsules guarantee a hygienic experience each time.
I have used this mask twice and really like the brightening and hydrating it provides to my skin. I like how it is individually packed and is more sanitary than dipping the fingers into the jar every time. Even then, the little pack is enough for two nights. I applied this on my face, wait for sometime before I hit my bed. It did not stain my pillowcases or sheets. My skin feels very soft and supple in the morning. I do not go overboard with thick application, I feel it might be too much for my combination skin.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a favorite of mine, I am on my second jar of this mask and I noticed I never talked about it on the blog yet. Lip Sleeping Mask is described as a leave-on lip mask that soothes and moisturizes for smoother, more supple lips overnight. Lip Sleeping Mask has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips for quick absorption. Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses. Its exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
I apply this lip mask after my skincare routine and once I am about to hit the bed at night. This has a thick consistency and spreads nicely on the lips. It feels thick and rich once on the lips. This is one of those products that I always know will work, when nothing else is helping my dry, peeling, or dehydrated lips, making them soft, hydrating, and plump in the morning. It is still on my lips in the morning which I wipe with a napkin before brushing my teeth in the morning. It is an even great treatment on the night when you know you are going to wear a matte lipstick.
Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover is described as a moisturizing, oil-free makeup remover for lips and eyes that lifts away waterproof makeup. I am on my second bottle of this product and really like how gently it removes my makeup. I have my detailed review on this makeup remover here.
Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover are available at Sephora Canada.
Givenchy has some amazing formulas when it comes to lip products, I have been a long time fan of their lipsticks and review them in the past here, here and here. The newly launched Givenchy Rose Révélateur Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick is a combination of Rouge Interdit Vinyl Noir Révélateur No. 16 (reviewed here) and Rouge Interdit No.22, Rouge Interdit No. 27.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marble Rouge Lipstick 25 Rouge Revelateur is described as an intriguing marbled lipstick where a deep red and an edgy black melt together for long-lasting wear, vibrant, and satin color. It is concentrated within an intriguing, marbled lipstick, the shade Rouge Révélateur combines the powerful red Rouge Interdit N°13 with the mysterious Noir Révélateur, the brand’s signature edgy color. Black gives depth to the color and enhances its every facet, while a magic pigment reacts with the lips’ pH and adapts to all skin tones. This unique color offers a dark, customized shade of red. Apply first to the heart of the lips and then on the edges. For a more intense finish, build the coverage with an additional coat.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marble Fuchsia Lipstick in Marble Fuchsia is described as an n intriguing marbled lipstick where a luminous pink and an edgy black meet and melt together. Long-lasting wear, vibrant and satin color, the perfect made-to-measure shade of pink. Concentrated within an intriguing marbled lipstick, the shade Rose Révélateur combines the powerful pink Rouge Interdit N°22 with the mysterious Noir Révélateur, the brand’s signature edgy color. Black gives depth to the color and enhances its every facet, while a magic pigment reacts with the lips’ pH and adapts to all skin tones. This unique color offers a dark, customized shade of pink that perfectly suits its every user. Apply first to the heart of the lips and then on the edges. For a more intense finish, build the coverage with an additional coat.
I will start with the packaging, looking at the lipstick alone makes you appreciate the art and creation of it. The outer packaging is a signature Givenchy packaging, the only difference is the red and pink color edge on the fabric of the cap matching the lip color inside. It looks so bright and classic shade matching with overall black packaging on the cover. Now the formula, I would say Givenchy has one of the best formulas and this is no exception.
It is very moisturizing and it never dries my lips. I always have one of my Givenchy lipsticks in my bag because I know when my lips are peeling or feel dry, and I need some color which will not emphasize the dryness, this will work for me. I have been using this lipstick for last few days and this works as I expected, amazing formulas.
Now, coming to the finish, the lipstick has a satin finish which looks beautiful. It makes the lips look youthful, very subtle shine, which is almost natural plus the color. The shades of these new launches, I have been having a hard time choosing which one I like most. Unless many other pinks and reds, these will suit most of the skin tones. The pink is a perfect pink, the undertones are kind of balanced to make it a nice pink for everyone.
The red shade is great for every day as well as occasional use, the shade is really beautiful. I have been using one-two swipes of these lipsticks for a wash of color to the lips and it builds it up with more swipes to get intensity. The staying power of the lipstick is nice, for the subtle wash of color, it stays on well for over two to three hours but for the intense look, it stays even more until I feel the need to reapply after three to four hours.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marble Rouge Lipstick 25 Rouge Revelateur and Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marble Fuchsia Lipstick Marble Fuchsia is available at Holt Renfrew, Sephora Canada, and Sephora.