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October 30, 2014

Sothys Escapade à Paris Winter 2015 Collection | Review + Makeup Look

With winter fast approaching, new and limited makeup collections are hitting the shelves rather quickly, that it's hard even for me to keep up! One brand I discovered around this time last year is Sothys Paris, and I was left beyond impressed by the quality of their products (more on that here). The new Sothys Escapade à Paris Collection offers 9 new products, and I have quite a few to share with you today! At first glance, the beautiful, warm-toned shades definitely made my heart flutter. But are they as good as they look?

The Sothys Radiance Blush in Nuit Orangée* (C$45.00) is a lovely coral shade with subtle golden shimmer. This powder blush really delivers in terms of pigmentation, yet does not feel or look chalky. What's also great is that its intensity can be built, so I can even pull off wearing it on a day-to-day basis with a light hand. I usually skip on highlighter since this blush gives off an illuminating effect. As with the entire collection, the packaging looks very luxurious with its matte black finish (and thankfully fingerprints are not an issue!). Although not a dupe, Wet n Wild's Pearlescent Pink has a very similar finish, although it feels more powdery and has more of a rosy finish than Nuit Orangée. This particular blush comes embossed with the Sothys logo on the powder and a mirror and protective pouch is also included.

The Rouge Intense Sothys Satin Lipstick in Beige Saint-Germain* (C$31.50) is unlike any other shade I own, and I will admit, I was quite intimidated by it at first. It comes off as a dark beige with a satin finish, and since nude lipsticks don't really suit me, I thought it would not go well with my skin tone. I was however pleasantly surprised! Once swatched, it has a bit of a rusty red to it, and it isn't too opaque so it can still be pulled off as looking natural. From all the lipsticks I've tried, Sothys, hands down, make the best: the formulation is so creamy, long-lasting, and hydrating, and the colour selection is very unique. If you are looking for a formulation that will deliver on all fronts, I think the Sothys lipsticks are well worth the splurge!

The Sothys Iridescent Eyeshadow in Reflet Nocture* (C$36.00) is a deep and rich emerald, and with green being my favourite colour, I really couldn't wait to see how it would look once applied. I usually stay away from bright green eye shadows since I myself have green eyes, but thankfully since this is a darker green I am able to make it work. Despite being a powder, it feels very smooth, almost like a cream. It can be worn both dry or wet for more intensity, and paired with a dark brown or black in the crease, makes for a very sophisticated look in a few easy steps. The compact also comes with a mirror and little pouch - definitely a luxurious touch!

Left to Right: Sothys Blush in Nuit Orangée, Iridescent Eyeshadow in Reflet Nocturne and Lipstick in Beige Saint-Germain
Lastly, the Sothys Nail Polish in Beige Doux* (C$19.95) is right up my alley. Ever since trying Rimmel's Nail Polish in Caramel Cupcake (reviewed here), I've been on the lookout for a similar, nude-looking shade. Compared to Caramel Cupcake, Beige Doux isn't as taupe-y, and I think I actually prefer it this way. The brush is rounded at the bottom which makes it easier to apply, however, the brush is also quite short so it makes it a bit tricky at the same time. Thankfully, once I painted a couple of nails, I got the hang of it. After two coats, the colour was fully opaque and I was left with a shiny finish. What is really great about beige/nude nail polishes is that even when the polish has chipped, it really isn't all that noticeable so I can get away with a longer wear with each application.

Once again, the Sothys Cosmetics range has yet to disappoint me. Although on the pricier side, the quality of their products definitely makes up for it. If you would be interested in purchasing any of the items from the Escapade à Paris Collection, which are available exclusively at Institutes and Spas across Canada, you can call the toll-free number 1 800 361-3004 to get more information on where to find them in your area.

What collection are you most looking forward to this coming season?

*Disclaimer: Products were provided and reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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