December 26th, 2018

Lunasol AW2018 – swatches!

Merry Christmas!  I trust that you are having a blessed time with your loved ones this holiday season.  It has been an unbelievably busy month for me, and I spent a week in Maldives with my family doing absolutely nothing and it was the best ever!  My 6-yo boy (with my help) will be posting up videos of the trip on his youtube channel (here!) starting with a feature of our seaplane ride, so please show some love by hitting the link to subscribe!

I received a ton of PR gifts this season and unfortunately was not able to share all of them here on the blog in time.  Particularly, the wonderful folks at Lunasol sent across the entire AW2018 makeup collection a month ago.  I was really torn between just posting pictures on Instagram for the sake of expediency, but as I dug into the individual pieces, I realized they’re really too beautiful to miss out on the blog.  So am posting them here today, full swatches of everything and my quick thoughts on them – enjoy!

Lunasol AW2018 makeup collection

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December 4th, 2018

Be the Life of the Party with THREE Cosmetics this Holiday 2018

THREE Cosmetics has always favoured minimalistic functionality over excessive girlie frills in its product packaging, but I was still surprised by the stark black zippered pouch containing the latest Holiday 2018 palettes.  Having relied on it for the past weeks though, I think the small palm-sized pouches and virtually destruction-proof packaging are absolutely brilliant for travels and on-the-go makeup.  This season’s Art of Parties Collection feature 2 makeup palettes, and the one I have here is called Life of the Party.

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November 25th, 2018

Hourglass launches an exclusive Holiday 2018 collection!

Hello from Cologne, Germany!  This is my 3rd business trip this month, and hopefully the last for the year.  What a difference a couple of month made… it was at least partially sunny when I was here last September, now winter makes its dominance noticeable with grey skies and fog.  No better time to whip out the 2 new palettes from Hourglass for my personal lighting crew.  Launched exclusively for this Holiday 2018, check out the swatches below.

Hourglass Holiday 2018 collection

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October 31st, 2018

Makeup is all girlie and fun with Pretty Vulgar!

Most of the makeup you find at Sephora are chic and sleek, so imagine my surprise when I glimpsed a completely new concept that stood in stark contrast.  With vintage-inspired packaging that has an element of youthful fun without falling into the junior category, and a name that almost makes fun of itself, Pretty Vulgar is the latest brand to hit our shores and it’s time to take a look at some of the offerings!

Pretty Vulgar makeup

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September 24th, 2018

Let Loose the Wild Cosmic Child in You with THREE Cosmetics this AW2018

THREE Cosmetics seems to have taken an interesting turn in its makeup aesthetics, moving ever farther away from the generic girlie cuteness that most Japanese brands are prone to, setting the pace with graphic editorial looks.  The latest feature look for the Wild Cosmic Child A/W 2018 collection looks futuristic and mod, with a distinctly British vibe, which is neither cosmic nor wild.  Regardless, if you consider the ability to transcend different genres, and stride boldly in an ever-challenging urban society, then you have finally found the mark.

THREE Cosmetics AW2018 Wild Cosmic Child

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July 30th, 2018

Apotheosis, Le Mat de Chanel, FW2018 Makeup

Fall is one of my favourite seasons, and this round Chanel is bringing fashion runway sensibilities to life.  Apotheosis Le Mat de Chanel plays with textures to create visual intensity, creating mesmerising gazes to bold unapologetic lips and edgy tips.  There is plenty to explore, with a variety of options to achieve Lucia Pica’s tailored femme fatale look.

Chanel Apotheosis Fall 2018 Makeup Collection

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