L’Oreal Paris X Balmain Paris, $14
My sister recently gifted me with “Fever,” a deep salmon matte shade from the new Balmain + L’Oreal collaboration. It’s one of the most hydrating and long-lasting lip colors I’ve tried. These shades are perfect for a hot summer day, or a fun night out. I’m planning to order the “Legend” shade next.
Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein: In Search of the Absolute, $150
This two-part edition showcases works of Alberto Giacometti and Yves Klein, pioneering artists during the 20th century, who manifested the post-war aftershock on European culture within their respective mediums of sculpture and painting. Volume one features text and pictorial chronologies of the two, while the second volume presents images fashioned after London’s Gagosian Gallery’s 2016 exhibition, In Search Of The Absolute, where pieces by Giacometti and Klein were displayed alongside each other. A must-have for enthusiasts of modernism, this archival work juxtaposes two groundbreaking figures and their effects on contemporary art.
NEST Black Tulip, $72
I received a sample of NEST’s Black Tulip fragrance recently and fell in love immediately. It’s warm, sweet, and entirely sexy. And I’ll admit, my husband couldn’t get enough of it either. While my usual fragrance is Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium, I may be a convert.