Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Foundation and Holiday 2018 Collection on Location

Newness of the season from SUQQU. 
I have been eagerly anticipation the arrival of both the *SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation and the *SUQQU Holiday Collection 2018 since being alerted of their impending arrival earlier this fall. Available at Selfridges, these new launches are effortless to wear while infusing fresh color into one's routine.  

Consequently, I am excited to share swatches of my match in the foundation as well as everything in the Holiday collection with you!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the new SUQQU launches in action as well as Style Notes, an event invitation for my East Coast BP readers and the Bottom Line...

SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation swatches
*SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation
I received the *SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation in #203 Warm Bisque and #003 Cool Sand, both of which will match my skin as winter progresses. This intensely nourishing formula offers instant medium to full coverage and a fresh satin finish that is not as immediately glowy as the name might imply. 

Once I buff a pea sized amount all over my face (note: a little goes a very long way), my skin feels hydrated and looks even and perfected yet extremely natural; the radiance of the formula develops--at least in my experience--over the course of a few hours. My skin literally looks better and better with each passing hour which is pure delight in a world of foundations that have a tendency to "break down" with extended wear. 

In terms of shades, my perfect match is still #203 Warm Bisque (@N/NC 25-30) but I anticipate mixing a touch of the #003 Cool Sand (@N/NC 20-23) into the mix to accommodate my post-summer skin as the cooler months persist. 

SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation swatches
Swatches of the *SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation in direct sunlight. 
The *SUQQU Pure Color Blush 
Boasting the duality of a soft ethereal neutral veil and bold warm hues, the *SUQQU Pure Color Blush in #111 Yuuboshi and #112 Akeboshi deliver a warm wash of color that can be built for greater intensity. The finely milled ombre-inspired powders can be applied separately or blends together for a harmonious result that instantly brings life to the face.

The subtle #111 Yuuboshi is a melange of pale peach and champagne pearl and the vibrant #112 Akeboshi is a mix of radiant coral and tangerine that looks particular stunning on the apples of one's cheeks. 
Swatches of the *SUQQU Pure Color Blush  in direct sunlight. 

*SUQQU Designing Color Eyes Palettes
Consistently a sought-after commodity, the *SUQQU Designing Color Eyes Palettes for Holiday 2018 come in a triad of color combinations that continue to surprise and enthrall while being incredibly wearable. The silky texture and blendable satin pigmentation contribute to a flawless and crease-free experience that flatters a spectrum of skin tones and types. 

The three shade options are: 
  • #121 Gekkoouka: A mix of starry silver, radiant golden peach, lush charcoal and midnight blue. 
  • #122 Hanaryuusei: A mix of fresh orange, pink champagne, warm sienna and deep aubergine. 
  • #123 Hikariori: A mix of luminous gold, rich copper tan, peachy bronze and indigo blue. 
The trio are unlike anything I have in my current collection and well worth the pursuit! 
SUQQU Designing Color Eyes Palettes holiday 2018 swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
SUQQU Designing Color Eyes Palettes holiday 2018 swatches

Suqqu Matte Lip Crayon swatches
*Suqqu Matte Lip Crayons
Extra hydrating and incredibly smooth, the *Suqqu Matte Lip Crayon offers fantastic color payoff and a creamy, lasting finish in neutrals your lips will love. I am partial to the perfectly pinky nude #101 and peachy rose #103 (of course) but those who appreciate a bold oxblood will be equally over the moon for the lush #102. 

The crayons are retractable (no sharpener needed) and the formula is simply beautiful...a perfect companion to your pout, indeed. 

Swatches of the *Suqqu Matte Lip Crayon in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect the Suqqu Extra Rich Glow Foundation and Holiday 2018 Collection in action on location in the desert: 

*Suqqu Matte Lip Crayon in a mix of #101 and #102 on the lips. 
Wearing the *SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation in #203 Warm Bisque. 
The eye look, featuring the *Suqqu Designing Color Eyes Palette in a mix of  #122 and #123

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // 1960s meets today with plenty of timeless neutrals. 

Finally, as a friendly reminder, I will be in NYC this week to host a masterclass with Clé de Peau Beauté at Bloomingdale's SoHo on Thursday from 6-7:30. Please consider coming if you're in the area and your schedule allows...I would LOVE to meet you in person! RSVP details in the image above. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the *SUQQU Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation and *SUQQU Holiday Collection 2018 and urge you to act quickly should you desire to add any of the shades to your collection as pieces from this glorious line always sell out quickly.

What caught your eye? Do tell!

Additionally, I hope to see you this week in NYC and please leave me your suggestions for the city!

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.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Skincare Spotlight + Video: Skin Inc., Featuring Creative Masking and the Best Light Device I've Ever Tried

Skin Inc. brand spotlight.
I have been lauding the many virtues of the Skin Inc. line for nearly a year; from the magnificently effective and convenient *Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light (reviewed HERE and HERE) to the instantly smoothing and refreshing *Pure Revival Peel (reviewed HERE), this fragrance-free and paraben-free Japanese brand is on the forefront of innovation. 

I am excited to announce that Skin Inc. is now available at Beautylish and, in honor of this fresh launch, am sharing some of my favorite products in the line for your perusal. 

Kindly scroll on for more details and swatches as well as the Bottom Line which includes my brand new, chatty, demonstration-centric Skin Inc. video from my YouTube channel...

Favorites from Skin Inc.
Taking the Skin Identity quiz 
One of the many benefits of the Skin Inc. line is its customizable serum options, which guarantee that you are giving your skin everything that it needs and nothing that it does not.  Simply visit the Skin Inc. site and take the 5-minute Skin Identity Quiz to quickly and specifically identify your major skin concerns and subsequently have a custom serum blend recommended and prepared. 

Beauty alchemy in action via Skin Inc.
Directly following the quiz, I was able to mix my own serum at home (I had access to each of the 10 available serum options) for a next-level experience with beauty alchemy and, per the recommendations of my quiz result, ended up combining three different formulas into my bespoke mix: 
  • Vitamin A (for uneven skin tone and anti-aging benefits)
  • Chlorella(for brightening)
  • French Pine Bark (for anti-oxidant environmental protection)  
The proprietary encapsulated active ingredients, which look like colorful suspended bubbles, burst upon contact with the skin, ensuring maximum potency and efficacy with each and every dose. 
The final result. 
Three drops--both day and night--and my skin is nourished, protected and perfected and I love that I can further customize the My Daily Dose formulation as the weather and my skin concerns continue to change!

Endless skincare possibilities. 
Dynamic Duo: The Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyager Duo + Deep Sea Hydration Mask 
Next, the *Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light is my unequivocal beauty device go-to. This portable, battery-operated wonder is perpetually on my nightstand for end-of-the day treatments and also accompanies me on my travels! Harnessing the dual powers of LED NASA Chromotherapy and Low-Frequency Stimulation, this wildly portable and skin-transforming tool delivers instant and long-term results with every session, while maximizing the penetration of the skincare that follows.

The three light settings target a myriad of skin concerns including fine lines, slack tone, unevenness, dark circles and even blemishes. 
  • The Red Light = Revive: Excellent for reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the elasticity and "bounce" of the skin. Work the Tri-Light in upward motions along the jawline (this personally reduces some of the discomfort of my TMJ) while focusing additional applications on lines and wrinkles. 
  • The Yellow Light = Glow: Gentle enough to be used in the orbital region, this light helps to target shadows and target dark circles. Consequently, gently sweep this particular light along the upper  cheek bones and underneath the eyes. 
  • The Blue Light = Sooth: Marvelous for sensitive and stressed skin (I use this light for rogue blemishes), run it along the T-zone to help reduce excess oil production and pernicious spots. 
Once you begin to use the *Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light, you'll wonder what you ever did without it. Mine is a permanent fixture on my nightstand and each nightly treatment is a relaxing experience to which I look forward. 
Crystal clear with serious moisturizing properties...a swatch of the *Skin Inc. Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask
Because the device works best with water-based products, I like to pair my *Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light with a generous dose of the *Skin Inc. Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask, which includes deepsea water from Japan as well as Hyaluronic Acid for intense moisturizing benefits. 

This completely clear gel feels lightweight and buoyant and it's important to note that it can also be worn overnight for richly hydrated skin upon waking. 

Always within reach...the *Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light 
The *Skin Inc. Mask-Have Matte & Glow Duo.
One of the latest addition to the Skin Inc. family is the *Mask-Have Matte & Glow Duo, which brilliantly combines the refining Pores Be-Gone Mattifying Mask (brimming with kaolin clay and volcanic ash) with the illumination-inducing Get Glowin' Brightening Mask (boasting vitamin C and licorice extract). Two masking options in a single jar is not only creative and aesthetically pleasing...its also unmitigatedly utilitarian. 

Two mask formulas in a single jar...
I like to strategically apply the Pores Be-Gone Mattifying Mask along my T-zone where excess oil product is more prone to occur while concentrating application of the Get Glowing' Brightening Mask on the high points of my face (you know I adore a glow), much like if I were applying highlighter. 

Ten minutes later and the effect is simply glorious...upon rinsing with warm water, my skin is detoxified, rebalanced, revived and radiant! 
Swatches of the the Skin Inc. Mask-Have Matte & Glow Duo.

A customized application = customized skin results. 

Power Pair: The Skin Inc. 
Two other favorite Skin Inc. formulas include the *Pure Revival Peel (reviewed HERE) and the *Pure Serum-Mist. Designed to reveal new skin with each use, the *Pure Revival Peel  removes dry, dead skin without irritation. I like to use it every other day in the morning for an ultra smooth canvas that is more than ready for for the makeup to come. 

The *Pure Serum-Mist is a marvelous mid-day refresher; the bouncy texture of the hyaluronic acid-rich liquid (part serum, part mist as the name implies) is calming, lush and hydrating, bathing skin in a radiant glow that lasts for hours. It's skincare with pronounced beauty benefits, indeed. 

Applying the *Pure Serum-Mist 
Clear and glowing skin in just a few Skin Inc. steps. 

Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this brand spotlight featuring the glorious Japanese skincare line, Skin Inc. I have been impressed with each of the products I've tried in the range and cannot recommend the *Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light and *Mask-Have Matte & Glow Duo enough as excellent forays into the entire brand experience. 

As aforementioned, the entire Skin Inc. line is now available at Beautylish...for more details, check out my most recent video, which showcases my Skin Inc. favorites in action: 

Have you tried anything from Skin Inc.? Do tell. 

Good things ahead, including a host of new product procurements! 

Finally, if you live in or near NYC, I'd love to meet you at my Clé de Peau Beauté masterclass at Bloomingdales Soho on Thursday 10/18 from 6PM-8PM...it will be a gorgeous evening of my personal beauty favorites. RSVP by calling Kiko or Baron at (212) 729-5153 and hope to see you there. 

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 

**Many thanks to Skin Inc. for sponsoring this post. 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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