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Spring and Summer collections for makeup are already giving me bright and fresh vibes. Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 – The Face Atelier is inspired by Givenchy’s couture atelier design process and features a palette, glowy complexion products, kohl liner and new matte lipstick shades. “My starting point was the mannequin common to all fabrics, the Stockman. An anonymous, discreet muse that flexes gently but does not give way under the designer’s will, forcing a unique compromise: to fashion art to fit reality”, says Nicolas de Gennes, Creative Director of Givenchy Le Make Up. In this editorial, I am featuring Givenchy Atelier Couture Eye Palette, Givenchy Matte and Blur Primer Stick, Givenchy Mister Light Glow Highlighter, and Givenchy Khôl Couture Waterproof Eye Pencil.

Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 - The Face Atelier review swatches

Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 - The Face Atelier review swatches

Givenchy Atelier Couture Eye Palette

Givenchy Atelier Couture Eye Palette (CAD $82) is a limited-edition palette features four vibrant, matte shadows to enhance the eyes and brows. It has an innovative semi-rigid foam applicator for precision, these highly-pigmented shades can be used to create a versatile range of looks, from soft and timeless to bold and daring. The rich, deep brown symbolizes the wood of the stockman and acts as the perfect shade for structuring both the eye and brow. The orangey-red and navy blue recalls the designer tape used in the studios, while the white is an ode to the cotton canvas that covers the bust.  The square applicator is like the chalk used by designers to sketch designs onto patterns.

Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 - The Face Atelier review swatches

Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 - The Face Atelier review swatches

The formula of the eyeshadow palette is very smooth and blends easily. The texture is matte. The pigmentation of the shades is good, right enough that you do not overdo even with a heavy hand, the swatches below for reference.

Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 - The Face Atelier review swatches

Givenchy Matte and Blur Primer Stick

Givenchy Matte and Blur Primer Stick (CAD $45) is described as a mattifying primer that’s also perfect for an instant touch-up. This stick mattifies complexion, blurs imperfections, and refines the appearance of skin texture. With passing time, the formula eliminates shine while keeping a luminous complexion with a transparent, soft, and velvety finish.

Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 - The Face Atelier review swatches

This universal pink shade can be applied to every skin tone. The stick format is easy to use and is also easy to carry everywhere. The finish is velvety matte effect to the skin all day long, great for daily routine or for touch-ups anytime.

Givenchy Mister Light Glow Highlighter

Givenchy Mister Light Glow Highlighter (CAD $44) is described as a golden glow highlighting pen that brightens and highlights the face. A single swipe of the brush gives a subtle, golden glow, and it’s easy to build up from there.  This can be used to add a dash of refinement to the look with the chic, golden hints at the inner corners of the eyes, the tops of cheekbones, above the brows, and on the Cupid’s bow.

Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 - The Face Atelier review swatches

I used it today and still wearing it in the evening, the glow is so natural and luminous. I swiped the highlighter on the highpoints of the face after my foundation, you can use it on the no-foundation days to give that glow to your skin. The formula is very smooth and light and the same time blends in easily.

Givenchy Khôl Couture Waterproof Eye Pencil – Champagne

Givenchy Khôl Couture Waterproof Eye Pencil (CAD $31) is described as a retractable waterproof pencil designed to define and highlight the eyes with precision. Featuring a smooth, creamy texture and vibrant color, this long-wearing formula resists heat and humidity for all-day wear.  This beautiful pale gold shade looks absolutely gorgeous in the waterline as a shimmering alternative to nude to get that awake and open eye kind of look.

Givenchy Spring/Summer Collection 2018 - The Face Atelier review swatches

The staying power is good, still going strong in the evening as I applied it in the morning. It would look great even for daily routine as it looks subtle yet makes a difference to the look. I reviewed eye essentials from Givenchy which I am using in rotation with this here if you are interested to give a read.

Overall, this is a beautiful collection and all the products are worth checking out based on what you need, whether for daily routine, occasional or as a collector’s item. Just to mention again, this is a limited edition collection. All the products in this collection will be available at Sephora.ca from February 16, 2018.

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Dior Glow Addict Collection by Peter Philips is all about the light at the heart. By magnifying the color of feminity in all of its ambivalence, Peter Philips reinterprets the iconic pink in an infinitely glowy palette with bold and pastel on the lids and glowy face.

From the official Dior website, “Featured in several palettes of pink, the springtime glow takes on multiple forms in Peter Philips’s imagination. Celebrating the iconic pink so dear to the house of Dior, the Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup brings us a truly feminine and glowy collection for spring: Glow Addict. Lips are enhanced, eyes are accentuated with rosy harmonies, and nails flaunt petal-like hues. Diverse and confident, pink packs a bold, multi-faceted punch this season, the very image of the Dior woman.”

Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 Collection review

I recently attended the Dior Event for the launch of the Spring 2018 makeup in Canada along with the new skin care products that I will feature in my upcoming posts. Spring is all about color, freshness, and life. The collection for spring 2018 depicts the same freshness, color, and vibrancy like spring. I am reviewing two most talked about products from the collection and the Lip Glow Addicts that I will feature in a separate post. Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Glow Addict Edition and 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette Glow Addict Edition which are both limited edition.

Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 Collection

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Glow Addict Edition – Holographic Gold 002

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Glow Addict Edition is designed to sculpt and enhance the complexion with the intense glow. Highly concentrated in holographic pearlescent pigments, its lightweight texture blends seamlessly with the skin, bathing it in shimmering shades of light. For naturally glowing skin, this powder is available in two spring shades, embossed to evoke the delicate tulle of a couture dress. The shade I am reviewing and swatching here is Holographic Gold 002.

Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 Collection

Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 Collection

It is a gold peachy iridescent color that is more on the sparkly side, and depending on your taste, it could be well suited. For me, It would be great for the evenings and for the Indian parties where I need that extra sparkle, not the chunky kind of extra but noticeable. I keep my makeup and highlighter subtle during the daytime due to my work environment but that is just me. For everyday use, I will stick to my Dior Diorskin Nude Air Lumizer in shade 004 reviewed here. The formula is smooth, blends easily into the skin and the staying power is good. The Holographic Pink 001 shade is suited for cool-toned radiance while Holographic Gold 002 is for the warmer toned radiance.

Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 Collection

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette Glow Addict Edition – 667 Flirt

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette Glow Addict Edition is renewed with two blossom-bright palettes for this collection: one is electric, one more pastel. The palette I am reviewing here is 667 Flirt. This palette has shades – a pastel grey, a rosewood, a rosy taupe, a pearly white, and a contrasting black. The shades of the palette and the embossing on it are so beautiful like you just want to buy it for that. It looks so girly and springs like, like that feeling of newness and joy. The formula is very finely milled, blends easily and the finish is very smooth with a little sheen. The shades have a nice pigment and are buildable.

Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 Collection

Overall, both Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Glow Addict Edition and 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette Glow Addict Edition are worth checking out, both for makeup starters, makeup lovers and for collectors too.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Glow Addict Edition and 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette Glow Addict Edition are available to be purchased at Sephora, Sephora Canada, Beauty Boutique, Hudson’s Bay and all the Dior retailers.

*Press samples


Here is something i do not have to think twice before declaring it as one of my holy grail products. The name is Mary Lou-manizer from theBalm Cosmetics. This products has been raved quite a lot by the beauty Gurus and my fellow bloggers and finally i bought this in January. I am writing this review after using it for the last 3 months on my Asian/Indian skin and i am happy to say that this is totally worth the hype. And the best thing is the price, it is really well-priced based on the quality and finish of this product. This products has been reviewed by bloggers/vloggers with fair and medium skin tones and works really nicely on all.

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This product is one of my favorite highlighter and has no yellow or pink undertones. It is all glow, glow and glow with no heavy glitter or gold streaks. This highlighter is really pigmented, a tiny bit gives a fabulous glow and with the amount of product in the container, it lasts forever, so it is totally worth the price. Other thing i noticed is that this needs to be used carefully and with light hand until you get an idea of how it looks on your skin, because a little extra can look heavy.

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I really like the packaging of this highlighter , it is super cute and has a large sturdy pan and a big mirror. And i have tried using it on the inner corner of my eyes and as a highlighter under my brow bone. It looks great even as an eye shadow, not glittery but shimmering.

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As i couldn’t find it in the stores near my place in Canada and theBalmCosmetics site ships from US, so i would have to pay shipping and taxes. I finally got this from Amazon.

BUY HERE: Amazon



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