Friday, June 23, 2017

Packing List: All Day Travel Beauty + A Friday Night Beauty Professor Announcement!

All day travel beauty.
Happy Friday! After wrapping up a successful week as a speaker and journalist at the Neiman Marcus Beauty Conclave in Dallas, I now find myself in Philadelphia to shoot some beauty segments for QVC Beauty IQ

What types of beauty segments, you may wonder?  I am excited to be appearing live alongside Hylton Lea of Le Metier de Beaute--a line that has been near and dear to my heart and a constant presence on BP for years--to discuss some new beauty exclusives from the brand TONIGHT on the QVC Beauty IQ channel (streaming online) at 11 PM EST and, if you're around before then, please begin tuning in at 10 PM; I'll be introducing a summertime video tutorial I recently created and also lead into the 11PM show!

In the meanwhile, I wanted to share a list of beauty products that took me through an extremely long day of travel...each piece was chosen for its potential for flawless performance and this curated assortment did not disappoint. 

Kindly scroll on for images from three distinct points my day and the full product list as well as the Bottom Line...
8 AM: Still in Dallas, on the way to the airport. 
3 PM: Mid-day, post-flight.
6 PM: 10 hours later in Philadelphia in late-afternoon sun.
Products Used:

Swatches in indoor lighting.

Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my day and would love to know which products you use and tell!

Please don't forget to tune in to the QVC Beauty IQ channel (streaming live online) first at 10 PM EST (for my tutorial introduction) and then at 11 PM EST for my Le Metier de Beaute appearance with Hylton Lea...the new exclusives are gorgeous and I can't wait to help share them! 

Your support, as always, is deeply treasured...xx and "see" you tonight,

--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.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Your Lips Will Want This: Introducing the Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss + Swatches of Every Shade

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss
Freshly launched today and simply waiting for your lips, the *Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss is love at first swatch; featuring intense color payoff, a hydrating and bouncy texture and a gorgeous dose of non-sticky shine, these are a lip gloss lover's dream.  I have a plethora of photos to share with you and hope that my travel schedule (which has been wonderful but relentless) will enable me to put the final edits on a serious amount of lip swatches and a comprehensive review soon.

In the meanwhile, to help you choose your optimum match (or, dare I say, matches), here are swatches of all fourteen shades as well as a close up of two of my favorite hues in the lineup! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches + images of the *Jouer High Pigment Lipgloss in action and brief Style Notes and Complete Look breakdowns and the Bottom Line...

Swatches in outdoor sunlight. 
The *Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss comes in fourteen stunning shades--all cleverly named after internationally iconic streets--that bathe the lips in a rich veil of color.  These may be the most pigmented glosses I've experienced to date and the smooth and moisturizing texture offers marvelous lasting power:
  • Maiden Lane: Warm butterscotch
  • Champs-Elysees: Warm chocolatey pink
  • Broadway: Warm dark chocolate
  • Sloane: Warm coral nude **
  • PCH: Warm peachy nude
  • Madison: Cool deep dusty mauve
  • Park Ave: Cool muted rose
  • Bond: Cool deep berry
  • Fifth Ave: Warm chocolate brown
  • Regent: Cool lavender pink **
  • Rodeo: Warm medium rose
  • Shibuya: Warm strawberry red **
  • Beverly: Cool bright pink
  • Sunset: Warm nude rose **
**Indicates my personal favorite shades

IngredientsOctyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silica Silylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopheryl Acetate. [May Contain (+/-): Mica, Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)].

The following images reflect two of my favorite *Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss hues in action in afternoon notes and makeup breakdown below:
*Jouer Shibuya.
*Jouer Sloane. 
My latest shoe addition (and obsession).
The complete look.

In the images above, I am wearing:
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this preview of the *Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss...which shade is YOUR favorite? 

Good things ahead including a host of new product procurements and a BP live television appearance (or two!) this Friday...additional details very soon ; ) 

Also, for major beauty news regarding launches for Fall and Holiday 2017, make sure to follow me on Instagram as I am currently reporting live from the Neiman Marcus Beauty Conclave! 


--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.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Get Your (Warm + Bronzy) Glow On: Charlotte Tilbury #GLOWMO Exclusives at ShopSpring...

The Charlotte Tilbury #GLOMO Collection.
Happy Monday, lovelies, and greetings from month of travel is still in full force and should you be so inclined, follow along on Instagram for where I'm headed next! 

Today the *Charlotte Tilbury #GLOWMO collection is officially available for a one-day exclusive at Shop Spring (free shipping on everything all of the time...yes, please!); featuring a lustrous trifecta to impart a warm glow that's ever so apropos for the summer, these three products will have you looking like you've just returned--well-rested, I might add--from a luxurious tropical island ever day of the week.  

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

Designed to mimic the vim and vigor of a youthful (yet entirely sun-free) tan, the *Charlotte Tilbury #GLOWMO collection consists of the *Instant Look in a Palette Beauty Glow (also reviewed HERE), the *Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask  and the*Unisex Healthy Glow Moisturizer, which officially launches today! 

*Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask  and the *Unisex Healthy Glow Moisturizer.
With subtle yet effective bronzing capabilities, the *Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask and the *Unisex Healthy Glow Moisturizer, work both in the PM and AM to catalyze the development of a personalized warm glow that walks on the golden (rather than orange) side of things. 

As the name implies, when the *Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask is applied to clean skin before bed, the nourishing formula harnesses the modern power of self-tanning to encourage the creation of a subtle glow that makes skin look its absolute best. Go to bed with a pale a pallor and wake up the next day with a healthy radiance that is still restrained enough to have your friends, family and co-workers struggling to put an exact finger on your vibrant countenance.  

For an instant wash of gorgeous sun kissed incandescence, the brand new and available today  *Unisex Healthy Glow Moisturizer drapes skin in a sheer and hydrating veil of hyper-natural color that can stand in for foundation or serve as an excellent primer for the makeup to come. The soft tint of this cutting-edge formula customizes on contact, adapting to the depth of the wearer's skin for those seeking an immediate boost to their natural canvas. As a companion to my typically bronze and glowy routine I, for one, will be reaching for this beguiling moisturizer all summer and beyond! 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

*Instant Look in a Palette--Beauty Glow edition.
I have previously praised the latest *Instant Look in a Palette in Beauty Glow (also reviewed HERE and HERE) for its flattering undertones, versatile wearability and sheer resplendence and love that its a component in the #GLOMO Collection. 

The eyeshadows are finely milled with a buttery texture that stays in place without creasing. The bronzer, albeit on the paler side, can be built to a true neutral brown intensity that masterfully mimics an authentic tan and the cheek colors deliver a flush and a lit-from-within radiance that still look entirely natural on the skin, 

In case my sentiments were not abundantly clear, I deem the combination of shades in this palette to be pure and effortless genius!

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The complete look.
To compliment the warm and bronzy radiance of the #GLOWMO Collection, I integrated the following products for a customized and complete look:

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all products action in afternoon sunlight...shirt by Frame (similar option HERE) and shorts from Free People:  

Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the *Charlotte Tilbury #GLOWMO collection! As aforementioned, this trio of glow-inducing formulas is officially available for a one-day exclusive at Shop Spring (with free shipping!) Additionally, today marks the date that the glorious *Unisex Healthy Glow Moisturizer is finally to be expected, I'll be getting my glow on by applying a bit before heading out for the sweltering Dallas morning that lies ahead! 

Good things ahead, including an on-location beauty look and a host of new product procurements...have a marvelous week,


--The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me).  Thanks to Shop Spring for sponsoring this post; however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

New Chanel Foundation on Location: Facing the Day Naturally at Lake Tahoe

Happy summer to you! Still entrenched in a full month of travels, I just returned from Lake Tahoe; despite being in a constant state of sleep deprivation (four time zones and only 4 days home since the start of June), I found the crisp air and gorgeous palette of Northern California nature reviving and inspiring! 

Consequently, I couldn't help but shoot an on-location beauty story that embraces a tableau of neutral tones and, dare I say it, yet another new (to me) foundation formula.  

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

Base + Face. 
// BASE + FACE // An even canvas with subtle sculpting and a tender glow.
  • Chanel Sublimage Le Teint Foundation #50: I have had my eye on this formula--which launched late last year--for awhile now and many of you have asked me if I'd be reviewing it. Although it took me awhile to finally procure, I am happy to say that it was well worth the wait. Since I will only get darker as the summer progresses, I opted for shade #50 Beige, which swatches darker than it looks on my @NC 27-30 face. With buildable medium to nearly full coverage and a creamy texture that dries down to a beautiful skin finish, this is the first Chanel foundation I have loved in years. The lasting power is immense and its ability to blur imperfections while looking entirely natural on the skin is exceptional. It most closely reminds me of the La Prairie Skin Caviar at a slightly lower price point and, if you can find a match, I would highly recommend giving it a spin!
  • *Sisley-Paris Concealer #3 (reviewed HERE): I swept a dab of this warm light beige in my undereye region to feign a good night's sleep.
  • Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer SC-3 (reviewed HERE): My go-to to cover dark spots and the occasional pimple, I have used this classic formula with a Retractable Lip Brush for nearly 15 years.  The opacity of this formula covers anything and since, texturally, it is a bit dry, it does not budge until removed while being entirely kind to sensitive skin. It's an underrated gem, to be sure.
  • By Terry Sun Designer Palette #2 (reviewed HERE): I am halfway through my second palette and still have mad love for this versatile bronzer, blush and highlighter wonder. I used applied all three options with my *Surratt Beauty Artistique Cheek Brush (reviewed HERE) to gently sculpt, warm up, blush and enhance my face.
  • Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt (reviewed HERE): I recently purchased a new compact as I dropped my first one last week. Fortunately, because I reached for it constantly up to that point, it had been used enough for me to feel OK about the tragedy. For the look that follows, I swept a mix of both shades along the high points of my face and down the bridge of the nose for an incandescent glow.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Base on the face. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

// EYES // A full and complete eye in less than one minute. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
// LIPS // I mixed all four throughout the course of the day (beauty alchemy!) for the resulting lip below.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.

Extra Essentials! 
While in Tahoe, I also found myself using a great deal of my Oribe Lacquer Nail Polish in The Nude, Suqqu Refining Primer (reviewed HERE), *Vita Liberata Body Blur in Latte, Oribe Cote d'Azur Hair Refresher (forgot my perfume and this worked in a pinch!) and the *Marc Jacobs Beauty Must Have It All Makeup Brush Collection (full feature forthcoming). 

A constant companion as of Longchamp Le Pliage Neo Small Backpack  + *YSL leather makeup bag.
The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...

// STYLE NOTES // For weather involving brisk air and a sun-kissed vibe, I embraced layers and a sweet pair of flat suede sandals. 
  • Ragdoll LA tee shirt: I have gotten so much wear from all of my pieces from this brand...can't wait to pick up more. 
  • Levi's 501 cutoffs (also available HERE): A nearly go-to now that I'm not in the classroom for the summer, the classic cut of these 501s are versatile and flattering.
  • Equipment France cashmere sweater: Cashmere in the summer? Indeed! And Equipment has a host of styles currently on sale. 
  • Coclico Clidro Slide (also available HERE more sale options from the brand HERE): I picked these up on a whim and am utterly smitten. Well-constructed with super soft suede, these possess equal parts minimalist appeal and maximum comfort.
  • Longchamp Le Pliage Neo Small Backpack (also available on sale HERE and reviewed HERE): I procured this in Europe and am in love with how easy and low profile it well spent! 

The Coclico Clidro Slide 
The Coclico Clidro Slide 

With my love, Jethro.
Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this on-location glimpse into my Lake Tahoe makeup and style routine and, as I am sure you have gathered, I cannot say enough good things about the Chanel Sublimage Le Teint Foundation!

Would love know what caught your tell! 

I am headed back to Dallas tomorrow to both present at and cover the Neiman Marcus Beauty Conclave...can't wait to share a host of beauty insider details...I'll be publishing new stories from my hotel room as much as my schedule will allow but for the most up-to-the-minute insight, don't forget to follow me on Instagram ; ) 

Good things ahead, including a fresh and favorite releases from Charlotte Tilbury, a couple more on-location stories from my travels in Europe and a glimpse at the new Jouer High Pigment lip glosses (launching 6/21). 


--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.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission

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