Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Fall Tones Deluxe: A Suqqu AW2018 Collection Pictorial

The Suqqu AW2018 Collection
I hope your August is going super well thus far! We are having the most incredible time with baby Johannah Elle (full story HERE) while adjusting to even less sleep than we normally get. It's a unbelievably blessed time and we're embracing every moment. 

Now, onto the makeup at hand...brimming with lush and deluxe autumnal tones with a modern twist, I am excited to announce that the *Suqqu AW2018 Collection launches on August 9th at Selfridges. To assist you in your makeup pursuits (this collection will sell out), here is an image and swatch-heavy overview of each of the pieces in the glorious lineup.

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

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Consisting of a new liquid eyeshadow formula, three eyeshadow palettes, two blushes and three lipsticks, the *Suqqu AW2018 Collection is a perfect way to transition to the cooler months ahead. 

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*Suqqu Glow Touch Eyes
At the center of the *Suqqu AW2018 Collection are six shades of the *Suqqu Glow Touch Eyes. This unprecedented formula has an incandescent and lightweight liquid texture that glides on like silk while boasting immense, crease-free lasting power. 
  • 01 Ginzora: Shining silver pearl 
  • 02 Koukizuki: Sparkling and effervescent yellow gold
  • 03 Kurekazi: Light radiant bronzy brown 
  • 04 Tsuyahiiragi: Glimmering khaki green
  • 05 Akebonozome: Glowing sunrise pink (worn at the end of this post) 
  • 101 Teriaka: An opulent limited-edition earthy red

If you have been cautious about trying a metallic liquid eyeshadow, now is the time to embrace the opportunity; Suqqu's sublimely sophisticate aesthetic guarantees that the illumination in this particular formula will be soft and subtle rather than shimmery or glittery and, as aforementioned, the shade lineup and lasting power of the Glow Touch Eyes are magnificent.
suqqu aw2018 collection swatches
The Glow Touch Eyes features a flocked doe foot applicator for precision and ease of blending. 
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Swatches direct sunlight.
suqqu aw2018 collection swatches

suqqu aw2018 collection swatches
AW2018 Suqqu Designer Color Eyes. 
It wouldn't be a proper Suqqu collection without a dazzling array of eyeshadow quads. In this case, feast your eyes on the following Designer Color Eyes
  • 10 Yuuakane: Rife with sunset orange and sky blue tones, this daring quartet of rich and warm tones is marvelous for an adventurous makeup lover 
  • 11 Fukakaede: The autumn red and amber brown hues have a slightly more neutral appeal when compared with Yuuakane. 
  • 120 Ryoukosumosu: The sole limited edition shade amongst the palettes, this airy green and blooming purple wonderland also boasts a gorgeous camel shade of which I cannot get enough  (worn at the end of this post).
If you haven't yet tried an eye shadow quad from Suqqu, I implore you to consider trying one...the ultra smooth and pigmented formula resists creasing while taking eyes to the next level. 

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Swatches in direct sunlight. 
suqqu aw2018 collection swatches

suqqu aw2018 collection swatches
For cheeks, there are two limited edition Pure Color Blush shades: 
  • 108 Tsuyabara: Smoky rose with a pink champagne highlight, this is one of the most unique (in the best possible way) blush shades I've encountered in a long time. The slightly purple tone will look terrific on a spectrum of skin tones and I'm wearing it in the images at the end of this post. 
  • 109 Hikaricha: Pure brown tan with a golden illuminator, this duo is a fresh twist on traditional contouring and highlighting, making it a multitasking must for your makeup bag. 
Finely milled and effortlessly blendable, the duality of these particular blushes offers the potential for a natural flush as well as subtle sculpting and highlighting. 

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Swatches in direct sunlight. 
suqqu aw2018 collection swatches

suqqu aw2018 collection swatches
For lips, there are three limited-edition shades of the Moisture Rich Lipstick:  
  • 106 Youkagami: It may look bright red in the tube, but it's more of a light rosy glaze on lips...what a delightful surprise. 
  • 107 Enjitsu: A rich and buttery brown that is harmoniously aligned with fall (worn in the second half of the images that follow)
  • 108 Choutouka: A glimmering neutral ballet pink (worn in the first half of the images that follow). It's a very special color and one I'll be reaching for constantly! 

The Suqqu Moisture Rich Lipstick formula is buildable, allowing for a sheer look that can reach medium opacity in a couple of cushiony coats. Hydrating and glossy, it's an ultra flattering lip option. 

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Swatches of the *Suqqu AW2018 Moisture Rich Lipstick in direct sunlight. Please note that it was EXTREMELY hot when I was taking pictures of the lipstick and everything was melting. When intense heat is not an issue, these lipsticks swatch evenly and beautifully! 
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The following images reflect the *Suqqu AW2018 Collection in action in afternoon sunlight...

The eye look, featuring Suqqu Glow Touch Eye #5 and Designing Color Eyes Palette in #120 Ryoukosumosu. 
Baby Johannah Elle...I can't believe she's almost 3 weeks old! 
Style notes featuring the Free People Olivia Midi Dress.
  • Free People Olivia Midi Dress: This dress was love at first sight...I bought it without even trying it on (wearing a size 2) and so glad I succumbed to the impulse. The flowing material is soft and breathable and the olive paisley color scheme is reminiscent of fall without being overt. Truly a near-perfect dress. 
  • Melissa Soul Slide Sandal in Light Pink Matte: An chic and grown up version of the jelly sandals of my youth, these minimalist slides are extremely comfortable and the nude blush shade matches absolutely everything. 
  • Gold hoop earrings: On my ears every single day. 
Melissa Soul Slide Sandal in Light Pink Matte 

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Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the resplendent *Suqqu AW2018 Collection which will be available at Selfridges on August 9th and Harrods on August 23rd. What will be in your shopping cart? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh video, some of Johannah's favorite things so far and a host of new product procurements...can't 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.  © 2012-18 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Friday, August 3, 2018

First Look: BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick swatches
Introducing the *BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation, now available at Beautylish
I've known about the existence of the brand new *BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation (also available at Space NK) since March and am over the moon to finally be able to share thoughts and swatches of this glorious base formula now that it's available! 

Portable, creamy with buildable coverage, this foundation possesses a built in highlighter for an unprecedentedly even and radiant canvas in seconds. 

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

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick swatches
Half foundation, half highlighter, for a custom, radiant finish that still provides coverage and lasts the day. 
The *BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation (also available at Space NK) is the first cream foundation that I've encountered that pairs buildable coverage with an incandescent highlighter, side-by-side in a solid stick format. Velvety smooth with a demi-matte finish, the opaque foundation side glides onto skin and yields light-medium coverage that can be built to medium-full with another pass. The highlight side of the stick is softly radiant rather than shimmery and the combination creates ethereal skin that looks perfected, yet entirely natural. The formula possesses the same fragrance that most BY TERRY bases are known for and because I have had positive experience with all the other BY TERRY foundations, I find the fragrance mood-lifting and enjoyable but everyone's preferences will, of course, vary. 

When it comes to application, I prefer to apply both sides of the stick equally--working from the center of the face outward--and revel in even and glowy skin. Coverage is easy to build and, in the interim, pores, fine lines and discoloration are masterfully and inconspicuously blurred. In terms of lasting power, I get 7-8 hours of flawless wear (no need to set with powder in my experience) and love the fact that the stick is an effortless addition to my makeup bag.  

All in all, it's one of my favorite BY TERRY bases to date! 

Official details, courtesy of Beautylish

About BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick
Get the best of both worlds with the foundation-meets-highlighter stick that gives you radiant, skin-filtering coverage in one swipe. Half of the stick gives you weightless foundation coverage with a matte finish while the other half adds a touch of radiance for a soft-focus, skin-filtering effect. BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick blurs imperfections and evens out skin tone with a flawless, just-like-skin finish.
Why It’s Special
  • Intensive Mimetic Camouflage® technology absorbs, refracts, and diffuses light to camouflage fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging
  • Pixel-focus powder pigments seamlessly glide onto skin to blur imperfections
  • The travel-friendly size and built-in blending sponge let you a skin-perfecting glow on the go
How to Use
Swipe across your face and blend using the attached sponge applicator or fingertips. For spot coverage and touch-ups, tap the foundation side over trouble areas and blend. Glide the highlighter side over cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and brow bones for extra radiance.
Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Myristyl Lactate, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Hexyl Laurate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Myristyl Alcohol, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Silica, Mica, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Vp/hexadecene Copolymer, Lauryl Peg/ppg-18/18 Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Octadecene, Parfum / Fragrance, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tin Oxide, Isostearyl Alcohol, Ci 77491 / Iron Oxides, Ci 77492 / Iron Oxides, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Ci 75470 / Carmine, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Eugenol, Bht, Coumarin.

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick swatches
The full lineup for the *BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
Shade Descriptions with MAC equivalents
  • 01 Fair Beige: @N/NC/NW 10
  • 02 Neutral Beige: @N/NW/NC 15
  • 2.5 Nude Light: @N/NW 15-20
  • 03 Cream Beige: @N/NC 20-25
  • 04 Rosy Beige: @N/NW 20
  • 05 Peach Beige: @N/NW 25
  • 07 Vanilla Beige: @N/NC 25-27
  • 09 Honey Beige: @N/NC/NW 27-30 **My current perfect match
  • 10 Golden Sand: @N/NC/NW 30-35
  • 15 Golden Brown: @N/NC/NW45+
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick swatches
Swatches of the *BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation in direct sunlight. 
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick swatches
Swatches of the *BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation in direct sunlight. 
The has a sponge tip on the alternate side that makes buffing and blending on the go a breeze.
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick swatches

The complete look. 
  • *BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation in Honey Beige (also available at Space NK): Following moisturizing, I simultaneously applied both sides of this stick in the center of my face and worked outward, blending everything in with dampened Beauty Blender for clean continuity. 
  • *Sisley-Paris Concealer #3 (reviewed HERE): With a new baby in town, I've been subsisting on 3-4 hours of sleep a night and this concealer (a fusion of skincare and color) works to correct my dark circles and puffiness in an instant. It's well worth the investment as a single tube has lasted me over a year. 
  • *Givenchy Bronzer #4 (reviewed HERE): I swept this along the hollows of my cheeks and perimeters of my face for warmth and dimension. 
  • Westman Atelier Super Loaded Tinted Highlight: This color-rich illuminator is the first product from Westman Atelier and, after testing the formula for a week, I cannot wait to try more products from the line. The cream highlighter smells vaguely reminiscent of a tropical vacation (in all the best possible ways) and the peachy bronze tone is unlike anything I currently have my collection. I tapped it along the high points of my face (looks incredible with a light summer tan) and the tender gleam it imparts is unprecedented. 
  • Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Aura (reviewed HERE): Using my finger tip, I gently pressed this light neutral pink into my upper lid for an opaque and illuminated eye. The Scattered Light shadows are pure genius...highly recommended. 
  • *Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo Eyeliner (reviewed HERE): My current liquid eyeliner of choice, this inky black stays in place all day (once it dries down). I used it to create a mini-cat eye in the images at the end of this post. 
  • BY TERRY Lash-Expert Twist Brush Mascara (also available at Beautylish and reviewed HERE): Two coats creates some of the fullest, fluffiest, deepest and longest lashes in town...please try this formula if you haven't already done so! 
  • *ReVive Intensite Lip Balm: Plush and nourishing, this wildly hydrating lip balm feels like a treatment, gently cooling lips and providing a pillow of subtly shiny protection that simply feels incredible. I used it as a priming step for the lip color that follows.
  • Tom Ford Lip Sculpter in Bait: Captivated by the beautiful peachy pink-meets coral hue of this new launch, I picked up this lip liner after a very quick swatching session. The formula is creamy and moisturizing with lovely color payoff and I adore the fact that these particular lip liners are retractable as I despise having to use a sharpener every day. I applied this along the perimeters of my lips and filled in my lower lip for a lasting wash of color. 
  • Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Rouge #11 in Lingerie: One of my favorite lip colors of life, I swept this quintessential peachy beige over the liner for a soft neutral finish that lasts the entire day (got to love a lipstick, lip stain, lip gloss hybrid) while keeping my lips hydrated and bouncy looking 
  • Nike Rally Sweatshirt (reviewed HERE): The soft grey material is rivaled only by the clever funnel collar which makes wearing a sweatshirt feel fresh and innovative. It's really one of the most appealing sweatshirts I've ever good (and still in stock at Nordstrom). 
  • Burberry Heritage 54 MM Sunglasses (reviewed HERE): I bought these during the Nordstrom sale and cannot recommend them enough...the style is modern yet classic and, as of publish date, are still in stock! 
  • Levi's cutoffs: I wear cutoffs for 2/3's of the year so it's essential to have a few pairs on rotation. 
  • Gold hoops: A daily staple in my jewelry routine, I like that these are neither too big nor too small. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all products in action in indoor natural light...

My constant companions, even during a shoot...Johannah Elle. 
On a related note, I revisited the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (only 4 days curated shopping guides HERE and HERE) and picked up a few key baby items (we didn't have a baby when I first did my shopping in mid-July!)...they include:

  • Petit Pehr Pop Up Bins: I still haven't decided what I will use these Laundry? Something else? All I know is that they're adorable and match our decor! 
  • Lorena Canals Cotton Rug: Super quality and perfect neutral colors make this a marvelous addition to the nursery.
  • Babymoov Pop Up Playpen: I love the idea of a quick-set up playpen...perfect for travel and our living room alike, I have a feeling we'll use this a lot. 
  • Babymoov Anti-UV Tent: Perfect for beach and backyard days that will extend well beyond summer for us, this portable tent has UV protection...start them with SPF early! 
  • Steve Madden Sock Booties: OK, technically not for the baby but I missed these the first time around and they have stellar reviews, a reasonable heel and are in the most perfect shade of tan. I ordered a 7.5. 

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The eye look. 

Wearing Nike Rally Sweatshirt and Burberry Heritage 54 MM Sunglasses...I wear both constantly and they are still in stock at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (through 8/7).

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick swatches
Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this comprehensive overview of the brilliantly multi-tasking *BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation (also available at Space NK) and would love to know what caught your tell! 

Good things ahead, including a fresh video tutorial and a host of new product procurements...can't wait to share. 

Also, I wanted to sincerely thank you for the outpouring of love and support in your comments and emails on our adoption story; in light of this major (and beautiful) life change, it's going to take me awhile to respond but please know my gratitude for your support is endless. 

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.  © 2012-18 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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