Inspired by a luxuriant garden in Sao Paulo on a stormy day and how the colours were enhanced by the rain when a magical dark blue swan with a red beak glided out of the shadows to be illuminated by the gray light of the setting sun. It expresses a desire to get back to basics, a desire for a luminous matteness that is both natural and sophisticated, with effects that can be tailored to a personalized look.
What you will be lusting for from the collection - a patina-khaki and gold engraved compact plays on the contrasting matte and glossy theme to reveal a delicate powder stamped with a scale pattern.
Palette Couture - $68 - Limited Edition - with a harmony of 3 subtle shades: flesh pink, golden beige and rosy pink that adapt to all skin tones. Blend them to sculpt the cheeks and create a radiant, custom-tailored blush.
A silky complexion illuminator, between a highlighter and an enhancer for a golden glow. With a melting, ultra-fresh texture that leaves skin soft and comfortable. Enriched with optical mother-of-pearl particles that forms an impalpable veil for a natural-looking shimmer on the skin.
Dare to Glow - $55 - Limited Edition - in No 1 Tempting Gold - a warm, golden ray of light, No 2 Fatal Red - a dark, warm ray of light and No 3 Naughty Pink - a cool, clear ray of light - can be applied all over the face or in touches to highlight.
Pure Chromatics - $74 - in No 10 - satiny and metallic or No 11 - matte and intense
Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking - $36 - in No 1 Deep Black or No 3 Bronze Black
Deep intense shades with matte radiance in a "stretch" texture that adjusts to the lips leaving them supple, smooth and radiant with a sensually sleek finish and colour fidelity for a full 6 hours.
Rouge Pur Couture The Mats - $38 - No 201 Orange Imagine, No 203 Rouge Rock and No 206 Grenat Satisfaction (exclusive to The Bay)
La Laque Couture - $27 - Limited Edition - in No 31 Khaki Arty and No 32 Rouge Expressionniste
Start putting together your shopping lists now, the collection will be available in August at Holt Renfrew as well as selected The Bay, Murale and Sephora stores.
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!