Thursday, September 12, 2019

Jouer Metamorphosis Palette, BY TERRY Hyaluronic Tinted Powders, a Flattering Fall Dress and Some CosBar Favorites

Introducing the *Jouer Metamorphosis Palette
I hope your September is going well! In addition to the profound joy of motherhood and teaching college, I have been swamped with tons of work --from serving as host at the International Congress of Esthetics this past weekend in Long Beach and tenure committee meetings (I finish in the spring!) to beauty events (there's a brilliant new La Prairie eye cream) and lots of writing, the first half of this month has been a hectic delight. 

Today, I am excited to share a few stunning new launches, including the *Jouer Metamorphosis Palette, *BY TERRY Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powders a random dress discovery and some favorites from Cosbar, just in time for its Fall into Beauty campaign (now through 9/14). 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in natural sunlight as well as the Bottom Line...

The *Jouer Metamorphosis Palette
Rife with classic and wearable shade designed to be all one needs from day to night, the *Jouer Metamorphosis Palette is a transforming wonder. Buttery and blendable, the six eye shadows come in a balance of matte and satin finishes and the neutral pearl highlight and radiant pink blush jointly deliver instant life to the face. If you love neutrals with a twist (the radiant gold bronze and soft thistle hues are genius), then the *Jouer Metamorphosis Palette is a must for the coming months. The shades, which flatter a spectrum of skin tones are absolute effortlessness. Additionally, for every palette purchased now through 10/10/19, 15% of of the net proceeds will be donated to the Chrysalis Organization!

In conjunction with two new shades of the ultra-hydrating *Essential Lip Enhancer Shine Balm in the deep cheery Mariposa and cool baby pink Monarch. Both tones feature sheer but buildable color and a rich and shiny finish...I like mixing them together for a customizable pink with plenty of depth.

All three pieces can be purchased as a bundle, too.
jouer metamorphosis palette swatches
Swatches of the *Jouer Metamorphosis Palette and *Essential Lip Enhancer Shine Balm in Mariposa and Monarch in direct sunlight. 
Joey having fun with the *Essential Lip Enhancer Shine Balm in Mariposa and Monarch.

Newness from BY TERRY!
Next, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the *BY TERRY Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powders since hearing about there impending arrival a few months ago. This brilliant spin on the cult-classic translucent *BY TERRY Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder features a tinted veil of coverage (in eight shades) that blurs pores and sets makeup without the slightest hint of typical powdery dryness, making them apropos for all skin types including mature skin and dry skin. 

The formula is revolutionary to say the least and, when extra time allows me to feel inspired,  I start with a dime-sized amount of the smoothing *BY TERRY Hyaluronic Hydra-Primer and then use the *BY TERRY Dual-Ended Face Brush to apply 300 Medium Fair as an all over setting powder, shade 1 Rosy Light under my eyes and shade 500 Medium Dark as a contour tone around the perimeters of my face. 

The powder are truly like a perfecting filter that keeps make in place for hours on end and I will be featuring their application in my next video tutorial...stay tuned! 

BY TERRY Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

*BY TERRY Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powders
*Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
I have been wearing the *Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation (initially reviewed HERE) nonstop as of late; its medium coverage and ability to perform flawlessly for 10+ hours has made it a default option for me as it's been hot and my days for the past week have been very long with little to no time for touchups. 

After purchasing my initial bottle, I recently received two more shades from Beautylish and am excited to share side by side swatches for those of you who may share my skin tone (@NC 25-27). While 7.5 Neutral has been my perfect late-summer (the tannest my skin is going to be) match, 6 Neutral (which is a touch lighter and more yellow) and 5.5 Neutral (which is even lighter yet still olive in undertone) will be befitting options for me as the temperatures drop and my skin gets lighter. Hope the swatches of this phenomenal formula are helpful! 

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation swatches
Swatches of the *Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation in direct sunlight. 

The complete look. 
  • *Sisley-Paris Double Tenseur: I love this primer as a lifting and firming base for's lightweight and truly does something special to the skin. 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Almond: Just a sweep along my orbital region masterfully hides the lack of sleep I've encountered's a holy grail for many for a reason! 
  • *Jenny Patinkin Domed Multi Blender Brush: I keep this brush in my makeup bag as it adeptly works for blending concealer and shadow alike. 
  • Hourglass Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light: This bronzer easily ranks amongst my top three favorite formulas as it applies like velvet, looks natural and never turns orange. I applied to the perimeters of my face and along the hollows of my cheeks. 
  • *Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Chouchette: Ahh...this new shade in the Baby Cheeks lineup is pure bliss. The lush pinky peach tone instantly brightens the face while making skin look subtly lit from within. I also love using it on eyes and even lips for a monochromatic effect. 
  • Pat McGrath Lipliner in Done Undone (reviewed HERE): This lip liner is my dream color as it lets you over line inconspicuously and it pairs well with every shade in my repertoire. Get won't regret it. 
  • Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Ravish and Love Lust (also available at Beautylish): After many request from BP readers to review this new lip gloss formulation, I settled on and picked up two shades that embrace my love of neutrals (Ravish) and baby pinks (Love Lust). The formula is sublimely hydrating and only a touch sticky (which doesn't bother me...tack lends to longevity of wear in my experience) and the color applies sheerly though both of these shades are milky enough to be seen on the lips. I highly recommend both of these shades and can't wait to try some more! 
  • *Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo: A generous spray of this miracle formula into my second-day hair and bouncy volume is's a lifesaver in both the travel and full sizes and smells divine. 
  • *Makeup bag via Cosbar: Currently, Cosbar is having a Fall Into Beauty event, offering this chic and roomy makeup bag filled with 16 deluxe samples with every purchase of $200 or more. This promotion runs only through 9/14 so act fast to replenish your beauty and skincare must-haves. 
Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Ravish and Love Lust (also available at Beautylish)

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Ravish and Love Lust (also available at Beautylish)
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all the products in action in afternoon sunlight...

*Essential Lip Enhancer Shine Balm in Monarch.

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Ravish

Style notes featuring the Madewell Dot Smocked Shoulder Dress
  • Brown Tee Shirt: I rarely wear brown but the casual cut of this tee called to me and I love it for an easy dose of fall warmth. 
  • Madewell Dot Smocked Shoulder Dress: Compelled by the color and the price (it's on sale!) I bought this dress in a size 4 without even trying it on and am so glad that I did! The fit and flare styling is classic and the length on my frame (I'm 5'9") is totally work appropriate. Can't wait to dress this up and down. 
  • Slip Silk Skinny Hair Ties: I always have at least one of these on my wrist as they hold hair in place without causing damage and good. 
  • Tissot Lovely Bracelet Watch: Still my daily go-to, this watch is the perfect fusion of jewelry and functionality. 

Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at the gorgeous *Jouer Metamorphosis Palette, a first glimpse at the *BY TERRY Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powders (as aforementioned, a video tutorial of the formula in action coming up soon!), some updated swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation and a round of additional beauty favorites...can't wait to hear what caught your eye. 

Don't forget that the Cosbar Fall into Beauty event runs through 9/14 so stock up on your beauty and skincare favorites and secure your amazing gift with purchase while you can. 

Good things ahead, including a fresh video tutorial and a host of new product procurements!

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 

 **PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Blue Skies in September: Fresh Skincare, the RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation and a Givenchy Glazed Beige Lip

New month newness including the *RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation
Happy September, my friends! I truly hope your month is off to a strong start. Today, I am happy to give you a first look at the brand new *RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation #33--which is clean beauty at its finest--as well as fresh skincare in my rotation and a beauty look featuring the most perfect beige lipstick. Read to the end for a few key BP announcements, too! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Skincare etc. 
  • *Sisley Radiance Foaming Cream Cleanser: Designed to remove every last trace of makeup and dirt while valiantly detoxifying the skin, this gentle but effective foaming cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and balanced and performs formidably against even the most waterproof formulas. 
  • *Codex Beauty BiaSkin Day Cream: Founded by Barb Paldus, a scientist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, this thoughtfully executed skincare line features remarkably clean ingredients and intelligent innovation backed by a host of scientific research. I learned about Codex from former Dior executive Dianne Vavra (an incredible force in the beauty industry who I've admired for years), who now serves as the brands Chief Communications Officer. In terms of usage, I like to apply the lightweight day cream directly following cleansing for skin that feels completely bouncy and nourished. 
  • *Codex Beuaty BiaSkin Superfood: This multitasker can be used on the face, hands and body to drench skin in a cloak of protective moisture. It has now found a new home in my daily work bag! 
  • *Oribe Run-Through Detangler: I am on bottle #3 of this brilliant detangled; it's my post-shower go-to and I adore that, in addition to banishing every last tangle without breakage, it imparts ridiculous shine and softness. 
  • *NuFACE FIX: A nightstand staple, I love the ease of use of this device, which harnesses the power microcurrent to smooth fine lines and lend to an overall lifting effect. I specifically target my crows feet and lips...passing the device upward actually plumps on demand. 

RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation swatches
Introducing the *RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation 
A while ago, I wrote about the cult-favorite RMS Un-Cover and always wished the versatile formula would come in a true foundation form. Fast forward two years and my wishes have been granted in the form of the *RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation #33.  

Ultra-pigmented and long wearing, this innovative, smoothing and perfecting formula is comprised of clean and skin-friendly ingredients that impart hydration and protect the skin from free radical damage. A little goes a long way, which means the coverage is buildable from medium to full in mere moments and the fragrance-free result--which banishes the look of pores, fine lines and discoloration without looking obvious--withstands heat and humidity like a champ. It's cutting edge green beauty at its absolute best!

In the images at the end of this post, I distributed a dime-sized amount of the foundation in shade #33 (a perfect match) in the center of my face and then used the *RMS Foundation Brush to adeptly blend everything in to a second skin. 

If you are seeking a full coverage foundation option with impeccable ingredients and impressive lasting power, then I implore you to give the *RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation a try!

Official details, courtesy of Credo Beauty:

This Product Is: a cream, full-coverage foundation 
Good For: all skin types especially combination and oily skin
Why We Love It: RMS "Un" Cover Up Cream Foundation has been formulated with their signature organic cold centrifuged coconut oil, combined with a blend of oils and herbs. This natural foundation features jojoba oil, coconut oil and buriti oil, which hydrate and protect the skin from free radical damage while improving skin tone and texture. Welcome to flawless, radiant skin. 
Shop "Un" Cover Up Cream Foundation in 16 Shades:
000: alabaster, for very fair skin with neutral undertones
00: porcelain, for fair skin with neutral undertones
11: ivory, for light skin with subtle yellow undertones
11.5: buff beige, for light skin with neutral undertones
22: soft beige, for light-medium skin with yellow undertones
22.5: cool buff beige, for light-medium skin with cool undertones
33: warm beige, for medium skin with warm undertones **My best match
33.5: warm tawny peach, for medium skin with warm peachy undertones
44: medium honey, for medium-tan skin with warm undertones
55: tanned amber, for tan or olive skin with golden undertones
66: golden sienna, for deep skin with warm undertones
77: deep sienna, for medium-deep skin with red undertones
88: rich auburn, for deep skin with warm undertones
99: rich light mahogany, for deep skin with cool undertones
111: deep mahogany, for deep skin with red undertones
122: espresso chocolate, for deep skin with cool tones
Swatches of ask shades of the *RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation via Credo Beauty
RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation swatches
 A swatch of *RMS Un-Cover Up Cream Foundation #33 in direct sunlight. 
The complete look. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.  
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...

Lips via Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Done UndoneGivenchy Le Rose Perfecto #101 Glazed Beige and a touch of Dior Stellar Shine 352 D-Galaxy
Eye look via Pat McGrath EYEdols in Rose VenusTom Ford Fiber Brow Gel in Chestnut*Givenchy Liner Disturbia and BY TERRY Lash Expert Mascara.

Style notes. 
  • J Crew Button-Up Japanese Denim Shirt: Over the weekend, I was on the hunt for a new denim shirt and this chambray number fit the bill. Lightweight and in the perfect shade of muted blue, this is destined to be worn weekly. I picked it up in a size medium as I prefer a slightly oversized look. 
  • Topshop Faux Leather Shorts: A tailored look in a lush faux leather make these shorts practically acceptable for work...they're high waisted and perfectly pleated for a flattering fit (I ordered in a size 6). 
  • Sam Edleman Nude Heels: I originally bought these gorgeous heels for my brother's wedding but have worn them many times since then. Boasting minimalist patent nude styling and a comfortable heel that's easily under 3 inches, I can wear the all day without incident. 
  • Tissot Lovely Watch: It's been so warm and humid lately that I've been paring down my daily jewelry but this watch is perennially on my wrist. Luxe yet lightweight enough to forget it's on, I love being able to tell the time without looking at my phone!
Sam Edleman Nude Heels

Last look. 
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 Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at the

If you're in the Southern California area this weekend, consider swinging by the Seal Beach Arts and Crafts Faire (Saturday 9/7 from 10-5 and Sunday 9/8 from 11-5) and visit my brother Seth's booth--he handcrafts gorgeous leather bags that do not disappoint!

Also, I'll be hosting the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa Show in Long Beach, CA on 9/8 and 9/9...would love to meet you there if you end up attending.

Finally, if you haven't already, don't forget to peruse my curated shop in partnership with the Indie Beauty Expo (use the code Beautyprofessor20 for 20% off your entire order) picks can be found HERE.

Good things ahead, including a fresh video and a host of new product the meanwhile, make sure you're following me on Instagram for even more daily content~

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor

 **PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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