My YSL Lipstick Collection

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As far as designers go, I consider Saint Laurent to be one of my faves. Their lipsticks are quality, long lasting with excellent pigmentation but surprisingly, it's their lipglosses that I favour. (I say surprisingly because I normally favour lipstick.)

I'm convinced that out of all of the glosses that I've ever tried, YSL has some of the better ones out there. The formula stays on even after drinking a glass of water and having a light snack. It does need to be touched up after having a plate of pasta but honestly, I don't mind.

Best of all the formula is buildable so you get the type of intensity you want from your gloss - one swipe for a sheer wash of colour or a little more for a vivid hue.

I don't even think the packaging needs any mention because it's just so cool and sophisticated, exactly what you'd expect from Saint Laurent.

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YSL FAVES - my small black LouLou bowling bag and wallet on a string crossbody bag. I happen to get the latter on my first trip to New York. It was an unplanned purchase and I had gone in looking for something special to remember the trip by.

Both bags seem to be limited edition as they’re no longer available for sale, though I’m sure if you look hard enough, you can find one secondhand.

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YSL Nudes

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YSL Reds

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Photography by Nathalie Martin.
Some items in this post are PR samples.
Post contains affiliate links.


My Givenchy Lipstick Collection

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When I think about the first tube of luxury lipstick that I ever bought, I’m 99% positive It was Givenchy. Or was it Armani? Either way, I was looking for an experience. Something about splurging on makeup made me stand up straighter and feel more assured. I was working a dead-end job at the time and it was my way of escaping the mundane. Some people have alcohol or drugs, I’ve always been drawn to lipstick and fashion. Call me vapid or uncreative but my infatuation for clothes, shoes and makeup is deeply rooted in who I am.

When I was seven my mother didn’t allow me to wear nail polish so I would collect those hideous orange grocery store price stickers and apply them to my nails pretending they were freshly painted. Clearly I had a wicked imagination. When I was thirteen I would lock myself in the bathroom along with my mother’s makeup up bag playing with all of her lipsticks, imagining what it would be like to be grown up and wear red in public. Yup, some girls dream about their weddings, I was dreaming about makeup.

SHOP THE POST

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Today I am the proud owner of an extensive collection of red red lipstick, all varying in shades and formulas - from sheer to mattes to ultra (lip drying) mattes. Givenchy’s 304 Mandarine Boléro makes to cut as one of my all-time favourites and one I’ve repurchased most. It’s muted red-orange that’s gorgeous on most skin tones and makes olive undertones come to life.

One of the things I adore about the Givenchy makeup line is the leather lipstick cases that’s so true to their chic rock and roll aesthetic. Their formulas are creamy, hydrating, fully pigmented, never drying, and let’s face it, they look fabulous displayed on the vanity. In fact, their full line of makeup range won’t disappoint. The Prisme Libre powder is a favourite of mine and I have just discovered the Teint Couture Radiant Drop, a sheer rose-tinted highlight that’s awesome for mixing in with foundation or adding to the face for gorgeous glow.

From sheer tined balms lip-plumping balms to marbled lipsticks and limited edition shades in leather floral cases, my Givenchy collection is pretty modest considering that I could easily go overboard.

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GIVENCHY Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm


I ADORE these lip plumping balms. Sure, I can go out and get some Burt’s Bees (no shade, truly love them), but these balms are ridiculously luxurious - from the pink leather packaging to the actual formula itself. They adjust with your natural PH balance to create a custom sheer pink that’s pretty and natural and individual on everyone.

(SHADES from left to right)
01 Perfect Pink - sheer natural pink glow
03 Sparkling Pink - vivid pink with shimmer
02 Intense Pink - sheer vivid pink
04 Blue Pink - sheer blackberry with micro glitter

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The Givenchy Le Rouge Lunar New Year edition lipstick in the shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, a stunning cool red that’s both bold and classic. View the the full story here.

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Photography by Nathalie Martin.
This post contains affiliate links and items received as PR.


GIVENCHY Le Rouge Lunar New Year Edition

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Givenchy always does such an amazing job with their limited edition Le Rouge lipsticks. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, they have released shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, a stunning cool red that’s both bold and classic. This time we’re seeing the elegant leather packaging in red with a beautiful silver clover pattern that can also be found on the matching limited edition packing for their iconic Prisme Libre face powder.

Wear the lipstick straight from the tube for a rich semi-matte colour, or try it with Givenchy’s Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm underneath to get a natural wash that will look like your actual lip colour, but better.

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SHOP THE LOOK

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Photography by Nathalie Martin.

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Items in this post were received as PR samples. All opinions are my own.


Christian Audette x Beauty Professor

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As a true lipstick enthusiast, I often want to start my posts expressing how excited I am to be writing about yet another amazing tube of lipstick, but honestly, it couldn’t be more true right now. When I got Beauty Professor’s collaboration with Christian Audette in the mail I let out a little scream followed by “OMG RACHEL!”

For those who don’t know Rachel Anise is the beauty writer behind one of my favourite sites, Beauty Professor. She is a public speaker, model, actress, all around lover of luxury beauty, and fellow beauty blogger. She’s also happens to be new mother and when I held her three piece lipstick collaboration in my hands I have to admit that I teared up a little and thought “This is your year, Rachel.”

Mushy feelings and well wishes aside, let’s dive into the collaboration between Beauty Professor x Christian Audette, a brand that is admittedly new to me.

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Christian Audette is a cosmetics brand that specializes in producing vegan and cruelty free products. Their formulas are rich, creamy, and intensely pigmented, antioxidant rich and paraben-free.

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For her collaboration with Christian Audette, Rachel stayed true to her voice and created three nude shades that range from pink (Elle), to more neutral (Johanna), to peach (Golightly). The lipsticks come in a keepsake cosmetics bag bearing the CA x BP logo. The lipsticks are long lasting and I was pleasantly surprised to see it still on even after I had been snacking and drinking coffee.

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CHRISTIAN AUDETTE x BEAUTY PROFESSOR

JOHANNA: A quintessential pinky nude cream, named after Rachel’s baby daughter.

GOLIGHTLY: The exact shade of opaque peachy beige with a satin finish that Audrey Hepburn wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

ELLE: A universally flattering and buildable cool baby pink with a touch of luminosity. The name has special significance for both her mom and daughter and thus is an homage to women of all generations.

$60 USD, exclusive to christianaudette.com
*Above shade descriptions as per the website.

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The CA x BP collection is beautiful and while I can see it working well for those who love nudes. I have a preference towards nudes that are more towards the medium end of the shade spectrum so I’ll be wearing a medium nude pencil underneath my lipstick. That way I can enjoy the collection while having it cater to my shade preference. Never under estimate the colour of a good lip pencil!

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Congratulations Rachel for creating such a beautiful collection. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next! Thank you for including me on the launch. I’m beyond honoured and flattered.

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NARS x Erdem Full Lipstick Collection

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I've been blogging for about four years now and I'm at a point where I've become harder to impress. Don't get me wrong, I still love seeing new launches and attending events, but it's like with anything in life, you do it long enough and the wow factor is fewer and far between. 

Well, leave it to NARS to take my breath away. I first learned about the collab with fashion designer Erdem as I was leafing through a magazine in the waiting room of an oral surgeon, waiting for Diana to get out of her root canal. I sat there with a stack of magazines drooling over recipes of oatmeal pancakes, veggie nachos and yes, the beautiful florals that are synonymous with the Erdem name. 

 
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I've always admired how Erdem is able to take something as soft and precious as florals and turn them into something sophisticated and mysterious. His use of colour is what draws me to his work and how he pairs unexpected colours like rich black and chartreuse alongside pinks and blue blues and turns them into something magical. 

We're now seeing this in his limited edition thirteen-piece collection with NARS. The colours are bold and unexpected and work together in harmony. 

The collection includes six new shades, featuring a creamy, smooth formula that range from bold to sheer.

We're also being introduced to NARS first ever powder lip palette which comes with a primer, and four limited edition shades and a lip brush for precise application. (BTW - we saw CHANEL introduce their lip powder palette earlier this year. Could this be the start of a new trend?)

The entire NARS x Erdem Collection will be available at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom. Some shades will be available at Sephora, Murale and Shoppers Drug Mart. All dates and retailers are listed below.

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NARS X ERDEM Lipstick Collection

Limited Edition, $35 each (Canadian)

BLOODFLOWER - bright cherry red
MOON ORCHID - sheer light pink
LARKSPUR - sheer orchid
VOODOO LILY - sheer muted lavender
WILD FLOWER - deep plum purple
CARNAL CARNATION - sheer raspberry red

AVAILABILITY:
Bloodflower, Voodoo Lily, and Moon Orchid will be available starting May 3rd at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom. They'll be available at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart starting July 1st.

Larkspur and Wildflower will be available at Sephora, Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom.

Carnal Carnation will be available at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom.

NARS X ERDEM Poison Rose Lip Powder Palette

Includes lip brush. Limited Edition, $62 (Canadian)

LIP PRIMING BALM - nude
ZIRA - shimmery rose gold
CALYPSO - matte rose
DAMASK - matte fuchsia
OTTOMAN - matte scarlet

AVAILABILITY:
Starting May 3 at Sephora.ca, Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom.
Starting July 1 at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Disclaimer. The NARS x Erdem collection is PR sample. All photos and opinions are my own.


10 New Shades from Maybelline's SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nude Collection

 
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Photo by: Melanie Rees, melanie-rees.com

 

We talk a lot about designer lip products here on Lipsick, but don't get it wrong, we also love drugstore gems.

If you haven't already tried them, Maybelline's SuperStay Matte Inks have acquired a loyal following since they came out. These liquid lipsticks have a reputation for staying on forever and being totally budge-proof.

 
 
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Photo by: Melanie Rees, melanie-rees.com

 

The new Un-Nude Collection goes from deep browns to ashy-lavender greys and everything in between. For Maybelline, it was all about pushing the boundaries on traditional nudes and giving us something new. 

Feel free to mix these to get your own custom colour or apply it straight from the tube. The arrow applicator allows for precise, even application. One stroke is all you need for full, saturated colour that lasts. 

In case you're wondering, how budge-proof are they? Very. I once wore it from morning to evening without touching up. I did, however, apply a tinted lip balm throughout the day to keep my lips hydrated. 

Maybelline's Un-Nude collection is in stores now. 

 
 

Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes

Available now online and in mass-market retailers, $11.99 each (Canadian pricing)

Driver: creamy beige nude
Poet: baby pink nude
Seductress: Mauve nude
Amazonian: burnt sienna nude
Ruler: deep red nude
Fighter: burnt orange nude
Protector: deep brown nude
Huntress: deep grey nude
Visionary: lavender grey nude
Philosopher: light lavender nude

 
 
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Photo by: Melanie Rees, melanie-rees.com

 
 

Photography in this post by Melanie Rees. 
Disclaimer: Samples in this story were provided as a PR sample. All opinions are my own. 


Coo-coo for CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Blush

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CHANEL’s new ROUGE COCO LIP BLUSH is the latest from the luxury beauty brand. It’s a multi-purpose product which features a soft and silky gel formula that melts into cheekbones to leave a caress of colour so fine, soft and supple that you will forget that it’s even there.

We recently visited CHANEL’s latest beauty pop-up, the COCO Game Centre at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street in Toronto. We were treated to a quick makeup application session and were able to see the 18 new shades dreamed up by Lucia Pica, including 6 new shades of ROUGE COCO LIP BLUSH.

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Freedom. Creativity. Personality. This is a line that encourages spontaneity and writes its own rules. We can’t rave enough about these. After the event, we had dinner and several drinks, and the LIP BLUSH barely budged.

CHANEL ROUGE COCO LIP BLUSHES retail for $37 each and are available at your local CHANEL counter.

 
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CHANEL ROUGE COCO LIP BLUSH

Available in six shades, $37 each

410 Corail Naturel - peachy pink (not pictured)
412 Orange Explosif - radiant and vibrant orange
414 Tender Rose - universal rosy nude
416 Teasing Pink - intense pink touched with fuchsia
418 Rouge Captivant - the ultimate red (not pictured)
420 Burning Berry - chocolate purple

 
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What's in my bag: Chanel double mirror compact, Rouge Coco Lip Blush, and Le Vernis in shades 626 Exquisite Pink and 628 Prune Dramatique (both new shades).

 
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Photo courtesy of CHANEL.

Photo courtesy of CHANEL.

If you’re interested visiting the COCO Game Centre, it’s open to the public until April 15, 2018 at:

HOLT RENFREW
50 Bloor St. West, Concourse Level
Toronto, ON M4W 1A1


Diana Aldea

The name might be new to you, but Diana’s has been developing content for major brands for over a decade. She’s worked in advertising, ecommerce, broadcast TV and the public sector. That’s nice and all, but what does she know about lipstick? Aside from wearing it since the tender age of 11, she’s been a beauty contributor to WoahStyle since its inception, and actually pushed Nathalie to create the brand. She’s also real AF, so she ain’t gonna lie to you about products and how they work.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks Unearthed Collection + Limited Edition Shades

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The brilliant folks from Bite Beauty, who just happen to make some of my favourite lip products ever, have just expanded their collection of Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks with the Unearthed Collection - inspired by natural, gritty beauty of young root vegetables just plucked from the earth. 

The collection includes ten new shades, four which are limited edition, of their rich, high pigmented colour. They're also super nourishing thanks to the natural monoi butter and coconut oil. The cruelty-free brand uses natural and organic ingredients, without paragons, sulfates, petrochemicals, or phthalates. 

Handmade in their Toronto factory in small batches, Bite’s Liquified Lipsticks retail for $28 (Canadian) and are available starting February 13, 2018 at Sephora.ca, and on March 2, 2018 in Sephora stores. 

 
 
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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks
Unearthed Collection + Limited Edition Shades

Arrowroot (medium-light burnt orange)
Lotus Root *limited edition (candy pink)
Sugar Beet *limited edition (lilac)
Jicama (medium brown-pink)
Clove *limited edition (brown)
Yucca (medium nude brown)
Kohlrabi *limited edition (blue based purple)
Daikon (light pink)
Chicory (medium rose-brown)
Casava (berry red)

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Buxom Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks

 
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Buxom released their new Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks last month. These full pigmented lipsticks are shiny, bold, and plump your lips. 

The collection consists of twenty intensely pigmented shades with adorably flirty names like - from A Muse Me (light pink) to Stay the Night (burgundy). One swipe and you get beautiful colour.

Since they're glossy, I'd recommend wearing a lip liner underneath if you want these to last well after your makeup sesh. Your lips will be left feeling tingly lips thanks to the plumping technology, which is similar that of Buxom’s Powerplump Lip Balm

Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks are now available and retail for $24 (Canadian) and can be found at Sephora online and in stores.

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BUXOM VA-VA PLUMP SHINY LIQUID LIPSTICKS

Russian To You (nude pink)
Honey Do (warm nude)
A Muse Me (light pink)
Taupe It Off (taupe nude)
Getting Warmer (light brown)
Feel The Passion (warm rose)
Beg for Mauve (light mauve)
Come to Dolly (true mauve)
Gimme a Hint (cool rose)
Push Up Pink (pink)
Get Lucky (lilac)
Dare Me (fuchsia)
Pin Up Plump (plum berry) - not pictured
Wine Me (wine berry) - not pictured
Lights Down (russet) - not pictured
Kiss & Tell (coral) - not pictured
Make It Hot (warm red)
Boldly Go (cool red)
Make Me Melt (true brown)
Stay The Night (burgundy) - not pictured

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*Disclosure: Lipsticks featured in this story are PR samples. All photos and opinions are my own.

 

CHANEL SS18 Neapolis Collection: Part One

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I'm pretty loyal to the brands I love, but I'm even more loyal to the people breathing life into a collection season after season. Enter Lucia Pica, CHANEL's Global Creative Makeup Artist and Colour Designer.

I first learned about Pica early last year, but I was already familiar with her work from her debut collection at CHANEL, Le Rouge, which launched in August of 2016. The line up of red eyeshadows, red eyeliners, red lipsticks, and yes, red nail polishes had me weak in the knees but I was silly and ended up only buying a single bottle of nail polish. Seeing how much I love red, I still think about that collection to this day. 

Pica's boldness and artistry is what drove me to fall in love with CHANEL Beauty all over again, and for the latest CHANEL Spring/Summer 2018 collection, called Neapolis: New City, I knew I didn't want to miss out on anything so I bought a few pieces to play with - all in vibrant orange-red of course, because there is no other colour that makes me happier. 

 
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Lucia Pica, CHANEL's Global Creative Makeup Artist and Colour Designer
Photo: chanel.com

 

The Neapolis collection was inspired by Pica's birthplace of Naples, Italy. 

"When I close my eyes and think of Naples, these are the colours I see..."

- Lucia Pica

The full collection line spans eleven pieces and twenty-three limited edition shades; from blush to eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, cream eye colour, nail polish, lipstick, lip gloss, and the brands most talked about product right now, the lip powder/lip balm duo called Poudré À Lévres.

In this blog post, we'll be reviewing and swatching CHANEL's Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour, Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour, Poudré À Lévres Lip Balm and Powder Duo, and Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour.

Stay tuned for a future post featuring more of CHANEL's SS18 collection, Neapolis: New City.

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I've heard amazing things about CHANEL's liquid lipsticks and when I saw shade 164 Entusiasta, a vibrant orange-red shade, I knew I needed it.

It's not a traditional red by any means and it has a much more playful air to it while still maintaining its elegance.

That's one of the reasons I love red so much because I always feel put together, and like I can conquer anything while wearing it. 

The liquid lipstick itself isn't the drying matte formula we've seen from other makeup brands. It's creamy in texture, lightweight, and hydrating. The colour is intense, and I love how it leaves a natural sheen on my lips. 

What I love about CHANEL's Spring/Summer 2018 collection is the ability to really play around with the formulas and be your own makeup artist. For example, their new lip powder layers beautifully on to top if their lipsticks if you want to achieve a matte look. 

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Something special. Something new.

CHANEL's Poudré À Lévres lip balm/powder duo is the product I was most excited to try from the SS18 collection.

Inspired by Lucia Pica's travels back to her birthplace of Naples and the traditional tempera techniques to create ancient frescoes. 

Start by applying the balm to the lips and then adding the powder over top. You have to apply the balm first otherwise the powder won't work its magic.
 

It's like mixing your own lipstick, fresh each time.

You can really control the intensity by adding a lot of powdered colour, or just a little to get that natural, just-bitten look. 


Best of all, the product is versatile and can be applied to the cheeks like a blush. The colour is intense, so go in with a light hand.

Poudré À Lévres is limited edition and comes in three shades - 418 Rosa Tempera (medium pink), 410 Rosso Pompeiano (orange-red poppy, pictured here), and 415 Rosso Parthenope (deep raspberry).

SWATCHES from left to right: 
CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 182 Vibrante
CHANEL Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour in 164 Entusiasta
CHANEL Poudré À Lévres Lip Balm and Powder Duo in 410 Rosso Pompeiano
CHANEL Nail Polish worn throughout in 634 Arancio Vibranté

 
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The perfect red nail polish is hard to find when your skin has yellow undertones. CHANEL's Global Creative Makeup Artist and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica, did an outstanding job with this one called 634 Arancio Vibranté. It's an intense bright orange that leans towards red. I can't wait for warm sandal weather because this shade will look phenomenal on toes. 

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Red is classic and elegant and can make even the simplest look standout. A red lip, red nails, a touch of blush, and mascara is all you need to look put together in five minutes or less. 

What I'm Wearing: 

CHANEL Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour in 164 Entusiasta (limited edition) // CHANEL Powder Blush in 380 So Close (limited edition) //  CHANEL Nail Polish worn throughout in 634 Arancio Vibranté (limited edition) // CHANEL Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Noir // NARS Wanted palette on the eyes // LISBETH Jewelry delicate necklaces and earrings // DAVID YURMAN cable bracelet // TIFFANY & CO bracelet // HILBERG & BERK x TESSA VIRTUE ring on index finger // IRO Paris t-shirt // Star tattoo by JonBoy  

CHANEL POUDRE À LÈVRES LIP BALM AND POWDER DUO in ROSSO POMPEIANO, NAIL POLISH in 634 ARANCIO VIBRANTE, ROUGE ALLURE LUMINOUS INTENSE LIP COLOUR in 182 VIBRANTE, ROUGE ALLURE INK MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR in 164 ENTUSIASTA-lipsick.me_6275.jpg
CHANEL POUDRE À LÈVRES LIP BALM AND POWDER DUO in ROSSO POMPEIANO, NAIL POLISH in 634 ARANCIO VIBRANTE, ROUGE ALLURE LUMINOUS INTENSE LIP COLOUR in 182 VIBRANTE, ROUGE ALLURE INK MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR in 164 ENTUSIASTA-lipsick.me_6300.jpg

CHANEL Neapolis: New City, Spring/Summer 2018 collection, is in stores now at authorized Chanel Beauty counters and chanel.com