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Givenchy Extravagancia Palette Fall 2014 Makeup 1

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From Givenchy‘s upcoming fall 2014 Extravagancia makeup collection, the limited-edition Extravagancia Palette caught my attention. It features four eyeshadows and one lip color, and I like the combination of purple, brown, and champagne gold eyeshadows.

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Givenchy Rouge Interdit 59 Private Peach Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Givenchy‘s spring 2013 Hôtel Privé makeup collection, available in the UK from today, features mostly soft and demure hues for eyes, lips, and nails. Today I am highlighting the (only) lipstick in this collection, Rouge Interdit in 59 Private Peach.

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Givenchy Spring 2012 Makeup Trend 1(image from www.parfumsgivenchy.jp)

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After purples for spring 2011 and blues for fall 2011 (as well as warm-toned and cool-toned neutrals, which have been taking turns to be on-trend in the last few seasons), we have green in its various hues for spring 2012.

Givenchy‘s spring 2012 Instant Bucolique makeup collection features a strong visual (above) and makes a statement with a fresh and spring-like minty green in Le Prisme Eyes Quartet in 79 Bucolic Blossoms. A very similar shade is seen in Venis Please in 178 Bucolic Lily.

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Givenchy Radically No Surgetics Age-Defying and Perfecting Foundation SPF 15 PA++ 1 Radiant Porcelain 1

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Givenchy released Radically No Surgetics Age-Defying & Perfecting Foundation SPF 15 PA++ as an extension to the brand’s No Surgetics skincare line. It is available in six shades, and today I am reviewing 1 Radiant Porcelain.

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NARS Fall 2011 Makeup Trend 1(NARS fall 2011)
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Without a doubt, blue is one of the trend colors for fall 2011. Compared with gray from spring 2011, blue can often offer the same depth but with more vibrancy. This season, it is more about an intense smoky look with blue, but there are also softer alternatives.

A bright cobalt blue, NARS‘ Single Eyeshadow in Outremer (below) is one of the most striking blues of fall 2011. Its matte finish and high pigmentation level will surely please those who go for a bolder look.

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A Splash of Color Lilting Lilac 3 1

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It has been a very long time since I brought you the last A Splash of Color post (Sensuous Plum). Today I am finally back with more, and of course it has to be lilac.

My More Lilting Lilac was back in May 2008. In the last year or so, I have been in my warm-neutral phase and one of my only new purple purchases is the new 3D Glossy Eyes in 04 Pink Violet from Coffret d’Or (which I will review later). But I have got quite a few purple items in the last three years. Here are some of the new additions of lilac, mauve, and violet:

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10th: Dior

Dior Summer 2011 Makeup Top 10 1(image from www.dior.com)

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Unlike Dior’s spring 2011 makeup collection, in which many of the items are too grey-toned for me, Dior’s summer 2011 Electric Tropics makeup collection is a lot more wearable for me. 5-Colour Eyeshadow in 534 Rosy Nude, the lighter of the two new palettes, is particularly appealing to me.

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Givenchy Summer 2011 Makeup Trend 1(Givenchy summer 2011 makeup collection)
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Summer makeup colors are usually a mixture of earthy bronze-toned hues and more vibrant shades, so rich colors are always around for summer. But, looking at some of the upcoming summer 2011 makeup collections, I think the last time when there was such a full-on array of dazzling colors was probably back in 2005.

(It was the year of Dior’s Duo Couleurs in 265 Diormambo (fuchsia pink & yellow) & 355 Diortropic (green & warm blue), YSL’s Bayadère Eyeshadow & Bayadère Pressed Powder, Chanel’s Lumières Facettes in 58 Lagons, and Givenchy’s Summer Eyes Cream in 31 Summer Pastel (more photos here).)

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Award Fashion Oscars 2011 Best Dressed 1(image from oscar.go.com)

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3rd: Helen Mirren (Vivienne Westwood)

How does she do it? She almost always looks great on the red carpet. This regal Vivienne Westwood gown goes well with all the aura that she has. I like the puff sleeves and the color of the dress suits her. I usually like her hair a little longer, but I think the style complements the gown.

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Check out these links on a Japanese blog for images of the upcoming holiday 2010 makeup collections:

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Dior and Paul & Joe

Clarins and Givenchy

Guerlain

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I need to have Dior’s clutch palette!

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Related posts:

Dior Cristal Boréal (holiday 2009)

Dior Night Diamond (holiday 2008)

Makeup Review: Paul & Joe Holiday 2009 Makeup Collection

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