L'ORÉAL x ISABEL MARANT: THE ENTIRE WANTED COLLECTION

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The collaboration I’ve been waiting for since it’s announcement is finally here - L’Oréal x Isabel Marant!

Called the WANTED collection, it consists of seven matte lipsticks, a lip gloss in a universally flattering pink, clear brow/lash mascara, a duo eyeshadow palette, and a peachy-pink highlighter/glow product that comes in a little pot for on the go application.

I feel like the Parisian designer stayed true to her voice in her first ever makeup line and even though the collection feels small, it makes a lot of sense. Like her eponymous fashion line, all of the shades can be easily dressed up for evening, or dressed down during the day.

Think of a nude lip and rosy cheek for a Sunday afternoon, or, a red lip and soft black eyeshadow for a night out. The shades celebrate woman without being too overt or sexy and focuses more on her individuality to bring the makeup to life.

Honestly, I’m just relieved all of the shades are flattering and wearable for every day. It’s my biggest pet peeve when makeup brands collaborate with someone only to come out with unwearable crayon-coloured shades that barely suit anyone.

As a big Isabel Marant fan myself (she’s honestly one of my favourite designers), I can safely say that everyone will enjoy these incredibly chic shades.

The limited edition collab is out now at loreal.ca and at retailers where L’Oréal Paris is sold.

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ISABEL MARANT MATTE FINISH LIPSTICK SMILE

Seven matte lipsticks can be found in the Isabel Marant WANTED collection.

BASTILLE WHISTLE - nude pink
LA SEINE SHADOW - brown pink
BELLEVILLE RODEO - dark purple red
PIGALLE WESTERN - bright red pink
SAINT GERMAIN ROAD - true blue red
PALAIS ROYAL FIELD - warm red
LA BUTTE MARSHALL - medium red

Each matte lipstick says “SMILE” on one side and “WEAR NOTHING BUT A SMILE AND YOUR STYLE” on the other side. Sooooo Isabel Marant!

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ISABEL MARANT MAGIC BEAUTIFIER LIP GLOSS AMAZE

The product I turned out to really be impressed is the AMAZE lip gloss that comes in one shade - a sheer soft magenta-y pink shade that can be used on the lips and cheeks and that’s said to be universally flattering but I’ve only tried it on my light-medium olive skin and I freakin’ love it!

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ISABEL MARANT DUO EYESHADOW

The duo eyeshadow pan created for the WANTED collab features a matte black which is perfect for using as eyeliner, and an iridescent black/teal shade that has an elegant pop to it. Use it with makeup brushes or apply it with your fingers for a “perfectly imperfect” look.

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ISABEL MARANT UNIVERSAL HIGHLIGHTER SHINE

Since this entire collaboration is so, so good, I almost hate to admit that the highlighter is the one product I could do without. It’s a said to be a universal illuminator but it’s on the matte side and there’s hardly any reflects it in. It feels like a silicone based product and has that silicone texture I don’t like.

I applied it over top of my cheeks on a day I was wearing a light powder foundation and it actually disturbed my makeup. Honestly, I can’t figure out how to use this product or what it’s for. If you figure it out, please leave me a comment! Maybe I’m using it all wrong!

Disclaimer: The L’Oréal X Isabel Marant collection was provided as a PR sample. All photos and opinions are my own.


The Perfect Holiday Reds

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With Christmas only two sleeps away, I thought it would be fun to gather the best festive red shades for the holidays. These shades are bright, bold, playful, and perfect for puckering up under the mistletoe. 

Red lipstick goes with everything, from that little black dress to a cozy knit and a pair of jeans but no doubt you'll always look chic. 

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From mattes, sheers, liquid lipsticks, cream formulas and shiny lip gloss, we've gathered up the perfect red lipsticks for the holiday season and beyond. I should also mention that my skin tone is light-medium with a yellow undertone and all of these shades work for me. 

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The Perfect Red Lipsticks For The Holidays

From left, top to bottom: 

CHANEL Rouge Coco #19 Gabrielle. Hydrating, cream formula. Warm, True red with golden shimmer.
M.A.C MAC Red. Satin formula. Vivid blue red.
M.A.C Retro Matte Ruby Woo. Very matte Formula. Vivid blue red.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick  #203 Rouge Rock. Semi-matte, creamy formula with intense colour pay off. Vibrant red.
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine #400. Sheer, hydrating formula. Pink-red.
Guerlain KissKiss Creamy Satin Finish Lipstick #325 Rouge Kiss. Warm, orange-red. 
L'Oréal Paris x Balmain
Lipstick in Domination (limited edition). Matte formula. Fiery red.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red. Creamy matte formula. True ruby red. 
M.A.C Hooray For The Holiday! (part of a limited edition set for Holiday 2017). Matte Formula. True red.
NARSAudacious Lipstick in Rita. Creamy matte formula. True scarlet red.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana. Creamy matte formula. Vivid orange-red. 
Givenchy Le Rouge #304 Mandarine Boléro. Creamy formula. Muted red-orange.  
Shiseido
Rouge Rouge #RD308 Toffee Apple.
Creamy satin formula. Muted red-brown.


From right, top to bottom: 

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Starwoman. Matte liquid lipstick. Vivid blue red.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Rock With You. Matte liquid lipstick. Deep mulberry.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #400. Creamy semi-matte liquid lipstick. True red.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet #18 It's Redding Men! Sheer, buildable matte liquid lipstick. Cool, red-pink.
M.A.C Lipglass Joy To Enjoy (part of a limited edition set for Holiday 2017). Shiny lip gloss. Intense red. 
Revlon Matte Balm #250 Standout. Light-weight matte formula. Red-brown.

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For extra staying power during the holidays, make sure you line and fill in your lips with the same shade of lip liner first and trust me, that lipstick isn't going anywhere.  

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L'Oréal Paris X Balmain

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After a mini hiatus, Lipsick.me is back full force with weekly blog posts! Are you as excited and ready to roll as we are?!

Today we're excited to look at the much anticipated L'Oréal Paris x Balmain lipsticks, in particular, the four shades from the Couture collection; Confidence (sheer golden pearly pink), Liberation (deep mulberry), Domination (fiery red), and Confession (peachy nude). These shades exude the glamorous spirit of Balmain perfectly. And while we love the creamy matte formulas, we can't help but be obsessed with the ultra-chic-super-glossy, black and gold tubes embossed with the Balmain logo. We're total suckers for good packaging but who isn't?

The entire L'Oréal x Balmain collection spans a total of twelve shades with three micro collections, Couture (featured in this post), Glamazone and Rock. Each collection contains four shades retail for $18 (Canadian) per tube. They are limited edition so make sure you act fast if you want to pick up one of these gorgeous shades. 

 
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Treat yourself to free shipping on lorealparis.ca this season on the Balmain collection or anything else using code NATHALIEXBALMAIN.  

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L'Oréal x Balmain Colour Riche lipsticks in the Couture Collection:

Confidence (sheer golden pearly pink)
Confession (peachy nude)
Domination (fiery red)
Liberation (deep mulberry)

 
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DISCLAIMER: L'Oréal Paris x Balmain collection was provided as a PR sample. All photos and opinions are those of Lipsick.me.