Sunday, February 17, 2019

Video: An Epic Beauty Chat Including Armani Power Fabric Foundation Balm, Tom Ford Lip Lacquer + BY TERRY Lip Expert




Hello, dear readers! Grab a snack and a beverage because I am sharing a video that is a beauty chat of epic proportions featuring my current favorites and new launches in skincare, foundation (including the Armani Power Fabric Foundation Balm), complexion, eyes and lips. It's been raining like crazy here and we finally got some sun so I packed a lot  of product love into this video. Truly hope you enjoy the exploration!

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



Products Discussed:

Skincare etc. 
// SKINCARE ETC. //

Foundation, concealer and highlight. 
// FOUNDATION, CONCEALER and HIGHLIGHT //
Bronzer and blush.  
// BRONZER + BLUSH //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Eyes. 
// EYES //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The *Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer and *Sisley-Paris So Volume Mascara 

Lips. 
// LIPS //
tom ford lip lacquer luxe swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
A close up of the *MAC PowderKiss in Stay Curious and Sultry Mauve in Ripened, Sultry Mauve, Stay Curious and Werk, Werk, Werk.  
More lip options. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
A closeup of the *BY TERRY Lip Experts.
BY TERRY Lip Expert swatches
Swatches of some of my favorite *BY TERRY Lip Experts in direct sunlight.

The following images reflect many of the products discussed in action; keep reading for notes on style...



Lips involve the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip LinerTom Ford Lip Lacquer Luxe Matte in DarlingTom Ford Lip Lacquer Luxe Vinyl in Intimate and Chantecaille Lip Cristal in Citrine 
The eye look, featuring the Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Eye Palette,  *SUQQU Liquid Eyeliner in Black*Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer and *Sisley-Paris So Volume Mascara
 

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
The MCM Medium Belt Bag in action. 

Last look.
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Bottom Line: Thanks so much for watching this video; I hope you found the discussion interesting and enlightening and I welcome your questions and comments as well as requests for upcoming 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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The SUQQU Spring/Summer 2019 Collection: A Sun-Drenched Pictorial


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Introducing the *SUQQU Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Brimming with modern yet wearable color that instantly flatter the complexion, the *SUQQU Spring/Summer 2019 Collection (also available at Harrod's) has arrived, allowing us to preemptively prepare for the sunny days that lie ahead. 

Inspired by the fresh hues and innovative textures, I am excited to share an image-laden overview of this gloriously covetable collection! 

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


*SUQQU Designing Colour Eyes Palettes in 12 and 124.
Ever at the heart of each new SUQQU launch are the *Designing Colour Eyes Palettes (also available at Harrod's); velvety smooth and beautifully buildable, the eye shadow formula is refined and sophisticated and features a range of matte, satin and shimmer finishes. The latest two color combinations strike the balance between ethereal and earthy, with options in both the cool and warm families:
  • 12 Genkouakane: A mix of pale green shimmer, delicate fairy pink, lush coral pink and rich sueded brown. 
  • 124 Toukiyou: A mix of icy blue, shimmering sand, glistening gold with a mustard undertone (so chic!) and warm burgundy brown. 

suqqu spring summer 2019 collection eye shadow quad swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

*SUQQU Glow Touch Eyes for S/S 2019
Also for eyes, there are three new shades of the weightlessly whipped *SUQQU Glow Touch Eyes (also available at Harrod's with additional shades swatched and reviewed HERE). I love that the creamy formula can be applied sheer and built up to medium-full opacity in a couple of crease-resistant coat. The color payoff is simply gorgeous and the luminosity is sublime. 
  • 06 Kiramomo: A coral peach shade with golden undertones 
  • 104 Kibudou: A shiny grape tone...exquisitely pretty and wearable (also worn at the end of this post)
  • 105 Altou: A rich nearly peacock blue with silver elements

suqqu spring summer 2019 collection swatches

*SUQQU Shimmer Liquid Blush
The next component of the *SUQQU Spring/Summer 2019 Collection (also available at Harrod's) is blissfully creative with an effortless result. The *SUQQU Shimmer Liquid Blush (also available at Harrod's) is a liquid formula (with a pump top for precision and control) that harmoniously blends color with radiance for flush that also possesses a lit-from-within glow. The blush is lightweight and buildable for incredible customization...even though the colors seem quite vivid in the heavy swatches below, I assure you that they are very easy to work with and look remarkably natural on skin. I prefer less than a single pump to prep my cheeks with a rosy incandescence. 

I received the *SUQQU Shimmer Liquid Blush in four shades (also available at Harrod's and subsequently swatched below):
suqqu spring summer 2019 collection swatches liquid shimmer blush
*SUQQU Shimmer Liquid Blush 
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Swatches of the *SUQQU Shimmer Liquid Blush in direct sunlight.  

*SUQQU Stain Lip Lacquer
For lips, the new *SUQQU Stain Lip Lacquer (also available at Harrod's) is a genius hybrid of a moisturizing liquid lipstick with the formidable lasting power of a subtle stain. Lightweight and volumizing, the lacquer also bathes lips in enviable, decidedly non-sticky shine. There are five shade options in this formula and I received three (incidentally my top 3 choices):
  • 101 Kiniji: A pearlescent, iridescent snow white that makes lips glow on its own and also looks gorgeous over existing color
  • 102 Urushiame: A warm cinnamon beige with plenty of color payoff 
  • 103 Himeichigo: A creamy and cool icy mauve pink....my absolute favorite of the trio as this specific tone is unusual and flattering (also worn at the end of this post)

suqqu spring summer 2019 collection swatches lip stain
Swatches of the *SUQQU Stain Lip Lacquer in direct sunlight. 
*SUQQU Colour Ink Liquid Eyeliner 
Finally, for eyes I am intensely impressed with the *SUQQU Colour Ink Liquid Eyeliner (also available at Harrod's). I have tried a lot of eyeliners in my day and rarely does a formula grab my attention the way this ultra-pigmented liquid version did! The precision applicator yields major color payoff that, once it dries down (in a matter of mere seconds), stays in place until you decide to remove it. Watery, allergy-ridden eyes are no match for this potent, smudge-free and flake-free formula...I am beyond smitten with its performance!

I received the liner in four shades:

  • 01 Black: A bold matte black...I've been wearing this daily with great aplomb (also worn at the end of this post)
  • 02 Brown: A slightly shimmering rich warm brown 
  • 04 Navy Blue: A deep indigo blue 
  • 102 Shine Gold: A pale and luminous gold that brightens eyes on its own while adding a creatively radiant touch to a deeper existing shade

The *SUQQU Colour Ink Liquid Eyeliner has a fine felt tip applicator for extreme precision. 
suqqu spring summer 2019 collection swatches
Swatches of the *SUQQU Colour Ink Liquid Eyeliner in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect the *SUQQU Spring/Summer 2019 Collection in action...I am also wearing the *SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Foundation in #203 Warm Bisque (a lifetime favorite...reviewed HERE):



The eye look...I applied a light wash of the *SUQQU Glow Touch Eyes in #104 (Shine Grape) and finished this classic look with a generous application of the *SUQQU Colour Ink Liquid Eyeliner in black. This formula must be tried to be believed! 


Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // Cool weather is tempered by a mock neck, boyfriend jeans, sneakers and a quintessential leather jacket. 
  • Reformation Mock Neck Top (also available in dress form): I have this top in two colors and am seriously considering picking up a third. The mock neck is comfortable and the material is slightly stretchy and perfect for a brisk day. Tip: I find that this style runs small, so I am wearing this in a size large. 
  • Moussy Vintage Jeans: This timeless oversized boyfriend cut is further enhanced by super soft denim that feels like its been worn for twenty years (so good, no?). 
  • Vintage Gucci Silk Scarf (worn as belt): Due to its utilitarian nature, a silk scarf is always within an arm's reach for me. This particular one experiences near daily wear! 
  • Black Leather Moto Jacket: What is better than a buttery leather jacket with motorcycle-inspired details? Once you find your ideal fit and cut, you'll realize that it can be worn year round with a myriad of outfits--from a frothy midi dress to jeans and a tee--making it the MVP of your wardrobe. Here are similar options at different price points HERE and HERE.
  • Nike Air Max 270 Sneakers: This pair of tennis shoes has already made multiple appearances on BP and show no signs of slowing down; they are insanely comfortable and look fresh and fascinating while matching everything. 



suqqu spring summer 2019 collection swatches
Applying *SUQQU Stain Lip Lacquer in the icy pink shade #103.

suqqu spring summer 2019 collection swatches
Last Look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this over view of the *SUQQU Spring/Summer 2019 Collection (also available at Harrod's) and I highly recommend acting in haste to pick up whatever may have caught your eye (do tell!) as everything is expected to sell in the next few days.  

Good things ahead, including an on-location beauty story, a fresh video tutorial and a host of new product procurements (SO much has been launched recently)...cannot wait to share!

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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