Friday, May 29, 2020

Summer Heat: the SUQQU Frozen Summer Collection, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer + Desert Haze Palette and New Skincare Finds

suqqu frozen summer 2020 collection swatches
Introducing the SUQQU Frozen Summer 2020 Collection 
We are now on the cusp of June and the world seems to change in major ways each and every day right now. I just turned in final grades for my eight college classes and am grateful for the sense of summer on the horizon. 

To celebrate the newness of the season, I am thrilled to share a look at the *SUQQU Frozen Summer 2020 (hopefully available at Harrod's soon), Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer Medium and Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze Palette and a triad of fresh skincare discoveries.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything I action as well as.a brief guide to some of the weekend sales I'm shopping...

suqqu frozen summer 2020 collection swatches
The *SUQQU Frozen Summer 2020 (hopefully available at Harrod's soon)
The juxtaposition of summertime elan with icy cool pastel energy is, in a word, brilliant. The way this duality manifests in the *SUQQU Frozen Summer 2020 Collection (hopefully to be available at Harrod's soon) is equal parts editorial and entirely wearable for a refreshing take on sunlit skin. 

I received and tested the following pieces from the *SUQQU Frozen Summer 2020 Collection

  • Designing Color Eyes 132 ToukaHoused--like the rest of its counterparts in the collection--in white packaging, this quad includes a soft cloud tone, a tender pale blue, a pinky peach coral (that makes my eyes sing!) and a rich sparkling taupe-meets-khaki. Smooth and sueded, these radiant shades illuminate the eyes while bathing them in a cloak of flattering color that enhances without overpowering. I am wearing the entire palette on my eyes in the images at the end of this post. 
  • Frosty Shadow Stick: A retractable cream eyeshadow with gorgeous color payoff and intense, crease-free wear time, these luminous sticks--which come in three shades--are portable wonders. 101 Hoshimabata is a cool stormy grey, 102 Hanaginu is a lush rosy pink with insane depth and glow and 103 Shimobikari is a chic khaki brown that will have neutral enthusiasts head over heels. I am wearing 102 Hanaginu in my crease in the images at the end of this post. 

  • Radiant Cream Concealer in G-101 Frozen Glow: This click brush applicator dispenses an iridescent cream that can be used to diffuse darkness while illuminating the high points of the face. It's a futuristic formula in our hands for the present! 

  • Moisture Rich Lipstick I am completely in love with both the creamy peachy nude 108 Benitsubata and sparkling semi-sheer coral pink 116 Adesango, as both are fabulously face-brightening while remaining in the peachy pink nude color story that I so adore. For reference, I am wearing a mix of both in the images at the end of this post. 

suqqu frozen summer 2020 collection swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
suqqu frozen summer 2020 collection swatches

suqqu frozen summer 2020 collection swatches
Swatches in outdoor sunlight. 
suqqu frozen summer 2020 collection swatches
A closeup of the SUQQU Radiant Cream Concealer in G-101 Frozen Glow

The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer Medium and Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze Palette.
Next, I am excited to show you a close look at the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer Medium and Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze Palette, which, with the consistent appearance of the sun as of late, couldn't have arrived at a more perfect time.

The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer features a buttery, pore-blurring texture that obscures fine lines and unevenness while imparting a beautiful sculpting warmth. I purchased the shade Medium and find that it is a befitting shade for light and medium complexions. Those with deeper medium to tan complexions will be happier with the Tan shade and I will likely need to bump up to that tone in the coming weeks. I am very pleased with how smooth and flawless this bronzer makes my skin and those that eschew shimmer will love the matte formulation; it is plush and multidimensional without the slightest hint of a powdery finish...pure perfection.

The Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze Palette is rife with four matte eyeshadow shades in neutral to warm earth tones for endless options. Full disclosure: I am not generally a matte eyeshadow lover but, after seeing this demonstrated at a virtual press launch (discussed HERE), I became intrigued enough to pick one up. This may be the first set of matte shades I've experienced that blend like velvet and do not crease at ALL. I am completely impressed by their performance and color story of this particular palette gives major minimalist Kate Moss in the desert in the 1990s vibes...it's simply sublime. 
Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze Palette swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Skincare discoveries. 
// SKINCARE DISCOVERIES //
  • *Serucell (reviewed HERE): This innovative serum harnesses the power of peptides, collagens and bioactive protein to visibly brighten, firm, smooth and refine the skin while enhancing lift and contours. It's unique delivery system ensures that the actives are reaching the lower layers of one's skin while infusing protection from free radicals. I have been using this formula expressly both day and night and am deeply pleased with the results thus far. Stay tuned for an update in a few more weeks! 
  • *LAWLESS Set the Stage Hydrating Priming Serum (also used HERE): Brand new from one of my favorite clean brands, this gel-oil primer delivers major skincare benefits while extending the wear time for foundation. I love how plush and bouncy it makes my skin feel...it's so nourishing, you may even be able to skip your daily moisturizer.
    *Dr. Janine Mahono Rejuvenating Breast Oil: Based on the healing and restorative properties of ancient Chinese medicine, this revolutionary formula soothes discomfort while adding moisture, strength and health to one of the most sensitive parts of the body. I have found great relief from hormonal soreness (you get the idea) when I apply just a few drops of this post-shower. It's truly a miracle worker. 
Lucite earrings from Recollect Jewelry
Other products on my face. 
//OTHER PRODUCTS on MY FACE //

Swatches in direct sunlight. 


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


Eye look via the *SUQQU Frozen Summer 2020 Collection

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Knit Shorts and Top Set: This is on crazy sale at Nasty Gal (everything is currently 60% off, by the way) and I couldn't be happier with its relaxed, matchy-matchy energy the aligns with the cool mornings and warm days of early June. I bought it in a sizes Medium. 
  • Fendi Slides: Still a regular part of my routine, I love how these comfortable sandals instantly elevate an outfit. 









// WEEKEND SALES //
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Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at the *SUQQU Frozen Summer 2020 (hopefully available at Harrod's soon), newness from Charlotte Tilbury and fresh skincare and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell!

Good things ahead including a house and office tour, a fresh video tutorial and a host of new product procurements...cannot wait to share.

Finally, I'll be doing two very exciting Instagram Live installments next week:
  • Annie Lawless of LAWLESS Beauty on Wednesday 6/3/20 at 11AM PT/2 PM ET on the @lawless handle 
  • Terry de Gunzberg of BY TERRY on 6/4/20 at 10 AM PT/6 PM GBT on the @byterryofficial handle. 
Truly hope you're able to join us!

Take good care, stay strong and more soon,

xx

--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.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Something New: A Recap of the Week, a Fresh Glowy Tutorial and Sales I'm Shopping This Weekend

A refreshing morning walk around the neighborhood with Joey Elle. 
This past week was an eventful flash, so I'm tying something new and casually recapping the highlights pictorially while sharing a fresh glowy IGTV tutorial and an overview of the sales I'm shopping for this holiday weekend. Hope you enjoy the breakdown and find everything of interest! 

Kindly scroll on for all of it and the Bottom Line...

Last weekend, we painted our fireplace off-white. We have planned to do this since we bought the home last July and, after a two-day process, are so excited that it's finally finished! 
Here's a look at the original brick tone...my husband and Johannah are working on carefully priming everything. 
A closeup of our very minimalist mantle...a BYREDO candle is a necessity! My other favorite is BYREDO  Bibliotheque
By mid-week, I gave my last Zoom lecture of the spring semester to my college students...we clocked about 48 meetings in total...so proud of their commitment and fortitude. Now, I'm putting the final touches of grades! 
Johannah Elle turned 22 months! We celebrated with a trip to a local playground...we were the only ones there and she had an absolute ball! 
I attended a virtual press event with Charlotte Tilbury, who gave us the details and demonstrations featuring her new Airbrush Bronzer and Desert Haze Eyeshadow Palette, which includes four gloriously buttery matte neutral tones. 



// PRODUCTS USED //
Loving these fisherman platform sandals from Urban Outfitters...they run true to size, are super comfortable and are under $40! 
// WEEKEND SALES I'M SHOPPING //
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Last look...wearing both the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Medium and Desert Haze Eyeshadow Palette...full review and  swatches coming up on BP soon!
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this post and would love to know what caught your eye!

Good things ahead, including a rundown of the latest beauty launches, a look at my current skincare routine, a home tour and a fresh video on my YouTube channel.

Also, I'm excited to announce that I'll be doing an Instagram Live with one of my favorite jewelry creators, Marla Aaron, on 5/28/20 at 11 PT/2 ET on her handle (@marlaaaron) and another Instagram Live with Terry de Gunzberg of BY TERRY on the BY TERRY handle on June 4th at 10 AM PT/6 PM GBT. Hope you can make it to one or both!

Take good care, stay strong and more soon,

xx

--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.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Video: Where I've Been (on YouTube) and What's on My Face This Month



It's been awhile since I've been able to post a video to my YouTube channel; what an intensely wild two months this has been! I'm excited to return to the platform with a proper check in and a full tutorial for a look I've been creating a lot this month. There, of course, cameo appearances by Joey and Jethro...hope you enjoy the entire process!

Kindly scroll on for the video, additional images and the Bottom Line...

Products discussed.
// PRODUCTS DISCUSSED //
Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
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Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this video and would love to hear what caught your eye...do tell! Good things ahead, including a home tour, some content related to my job in the communication field and a host of new spring and summer launches. Cannot wait to share!

xx, take good care 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.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.