Mesmerizing maquillage, fabulous fragrances, and a stylish women swear staple. What to wear…right now!
By Archana Aithal Rose
While most makeup brands prefer to play to the gallery, Givenchy went with a powerful backstory for its spring summer makeup line. The brainchild of the company’s Creative Director of Makeup, Nicolas Degennes, the collection pays homage to the house’s haute couture range. The result was an unusual palette for spring, with rich muted mattes in colors like berry, teal, chocolate, charcoal, coral, and white. The limited edition line, one that’s sure to fly off the shelves, features eye shadow quartets, mattifying sticks, highlighters, and eye pencils all in creamy, luxurious textures and exquisite packaging.
Couture Atelier Eye Palette
Avant garde colors in highly pigmented mattes that will melt into your skin e ort lessly. The atelier palette features four colors that’ll give you a reason to play. $69, neimanmarcus.com
Matte and Blur Touch Primer Stick
Blur out imperfections with this innovative mattifying stick, that features a super fine powder in a universally flattering pink shade. It’ll illuminate any complexion. $38, givenchy.com
Burch’s preppy chic
It’s hard to tell from designer Tory Burch’s signature logo bags and sandals which are now in just about every fashionista’s closet that hers is, in fact, a fairly new brand, with its inception in early 2004. Initially known as Tory by TRB, the woman behind the label changed it to a more plainly stated eponymous moniker, and right from the onset, her spirit endeavored to create not just an accessible price point, but also a clean American aesthetic with terrific craftsmanship and rich details. A winner of many industry nods, such as the Rising Star Award from the Fashion Group International, the brand finds identity in the designer’s real life, spiced as it is by culture and travel. Sophisticated pieces with an air of whimsy make the brand fun and wearable.
FAR AND AWAY
This season, it’s all about signature scents that give a getaway feel. From bright, fruity, and floral to citrus notes, get acquainted with spring perfumes that urge you to experiment with something new and exotic.
Sensuous hints of amber, cypress, and patchouli combined with citrus top notes, Chloe’s new addition will have those around you asking, “Where can I get some!?” $105, chloe.com
Mugler Aura Eau de Parfum
A bold new fragrance with the combined scents of oriental spice and fl oral notes, Aura is perfect for evenings, reflecting the brand’s dark and decadent design ethos. $75, muglerusa.com
Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori Eau de Toilette
Engulf yourself in the fragrance of crushed flowers, namely galbanum and cassis buds, in a perfume blended by scent master Alberto Morillas.$112, gucci.com
Jo Malone London Plum Blossom Cologne
Spritz on this exceptionally fresh scent—with fruity notes of plum blossoms and yellow plums and base notes of white musk and sandalwood. Playful, yet elegant. $140, bloomingdales.com