Chanel Libre Makeup Collection for Christmas 2016

I am loving the official description of the new Libre  Chanel Makeup collection:

“Sheer meets intense. Matte and glossy collide. The artificial clashes with the real in a bold new makeup collection inspired by the material urban world. Striking contrasts of colours, textures, intensities and light capture a contemporary edge and thrilling moment in time.”

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This collection with all the pink and silver details will definitely stand out among all the gold and red glittery offerings which are usually released for Christmas. There is also a new foundation! So far you can only buy the products from Chanel’s website but later on from NordstormBergdorf GoodmanNeiman Marcus, Selfridges, Harrods.

Let’s take a look at the products:

Eyes

Architectonic Eye Palette, $80

Inspired by urban architecture, the shades are mirror-like silver, concrete grey and gunmetal blue shadows in matte to shimmery textures.

Calligraphic de Chanel, $35 in 65 Hyperblack

Long-lasting, waterproof gel liner with a vinyl finish.

Crayon Sourcils ($29) in 30 Brun Naturel

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Lips

Rouge Allure ($37) in  247 Ultraberry and

Matte Liquid Lipsticks: Chanel and Burberry

Matte liquid lipsticks are here to stay! More and more brands are releasing their versions with formulas becoming less drying and the shades becoming more sophisticated.

And here are two latest launches from such brands as Chanel and Burberry.

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Speaking of Burberry, I think their new strategy is simply genius! As you know, it is a Fashion Weeks month, and besides the clothes (obviously) a lot of us are obsessing over the beauty looks at the Runway: hair, makeup and nails.  We often get a sneak preview of the products which will be available for the purchase only in months. But not anymore when it comes to Burberry! All the products Wendy Rowe and her team used on the girls are already available, both new shades and new products.

Such as Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet  in Fawn Rose available from Burberry’s website for $34

“Developed with a new, innovative formula, which combines rich pigment, smooth application and a whipped, creamy texture to create a bold, velvet finish that lasts for up to eight hours. Light-as-air  Liquid

Holuday Gift Guide: Luxury Eye Shadow Palettes

We continue our Holiday Gift Guide posts, and this edition is focused on the luxury eye shadows, there are actually so many gorgeous ones that I will have to post Vol. II at some point, before everything is solf out…

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Giorgio Armani Holiday Night Lights Palette, $140 from Saks

An elegant black lacquered palette adorned with Mr. Armani’s golden light-painted signature and features 2 tiers of eyeshadows and blushes.

By Terry Eye Designer Palette, £44 from Harrods and Cult Beauty and $58 from Net a Porter

Rich in micronised premium pigments and extra-fine powders, the easily blendable soft texture offers supreme comfort, superior coverage and durable colour. Available in 01 Forest Desire and

Dolce & Gabbana Baroque Night Out Makeup Collection for Holiday 2016

You can always count on Dolce & Gabbana when it comes to a beautiful makeup collection for the holiday season, and I love the fact that their new release was inspired by Baroque, no one does baroque quite like this brand. And all items from the “Black Baroque” colour theme  look incredible, especially that lipstick! Dreamy.

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The products are:

 

Shine Lipstick: 123 Baroque Red, 147 Baroque Gold  and  190 Baroque Black

Contour Duo The Illuminator Luna 4/ The Bronzer in Desert 20

Perfect Mono Eyeshadow: 006 Baroque White, 28 Beige

Holiday Gift Guide: Rodin and Oribe Luxury Lipsticks

What beauty related poduct can you get for a girl who already has it all? That is easy actually.  Get her a luxury lipstick. And we are talking not only luxury but also niche. We all know it is not only about the product itself, it is also about the sensations and the emotions.

Tom Ford lipstick is always a good idea. But most likely your beauty addict already has one or ten of those already. So surprise her with Rodin or Oribe. Yes, that is right. Those two brands now only do lipsticks, and not only.

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So far the lines are really well edited with only five options from Rodin and three from Oribe.

Oribe Lip Lust Crème Lipstick, $42/€37 from Net a Porter

“Delivers luminous colour in a satin finish. Ultra-comfortable formula glides onto lips for a silky, indulgent feel while an infusion of White Lily and Myrrh moisturizes, protects and visibly plumps lips. Full-impact colour. Rich yet lightweight crème formula. Melts on with an indulgent, sensual feel. Silky, smooth finish .Provides antioxidant protection.”

The shades are: The Nude, The Red and