Monday, September 16, 2013

Hybrid Video Post: Sephora Haul and Quick Morning Look!



Above: 1. Ardency Inn Custom Coverage Concentrate in Light/Medium Olive, 2. Beauty Blender, 3. Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge, 4. Kanebo Sensai Triple Touch Compact #2, 5. Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Mystique, 6. Evian mist, 7. Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer in 02 Natural Blondes, and, 8. Chanel Les Beiges Kabuki Brush.

With my teaching schedule now entirely in full swing, I have been feeling the pinch of early morning alarms and minimal moments in which to get ready!  In turn, I have become reliant upon a few carefully curated products (some of which have been purchased recently at Sephora!)  that collectively create a polished and professional face in mere minutes.  

Kindly scroll on for more product images, a detailed haul/review video and images of the products on my face...

Above: 1. Marc Jacobs blush in Obsessed, 2. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer, 3. By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon, 4. Jouer Creme Eyeshadow in Chiffon (A NEW FAVORITE HIGHLIGHTER!), 5. Ardency Inn Natural Lip Color Pencil in Bowery, 6. Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, 7. Becca Lip Primer Perfector and 8. Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb in Never Enough Nude.
Above: Close up swatches of Ardency Inn Custom Coverage Concentrate in Light/Medium Olive (both heavy and light) and my other perfect foundation match...Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Cream Foundation in Natural Beige (in natural light).

VIDEO!

Products mentioned include: 

2. Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2
4. Evian
5. Guerlain Four Seasons Terracotta Bronzer in 02 Natural Blondes
5. Marc Jacobs Blush #204 Obsessed
6. LMdB Creme Fresh Tint in Mystique
7. By Terry Ombre Blackstar Bronze Moon
8. Marc Jacobs Gel Liner in Blacquer
10 Jouer Creme Eyeshadow in Chiffon
12. Ardency Inn Natural Lip Color Pencil in Bowery
13. Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb in Never Enough Nude

Above: All the products mentioned in the video, working together in harmony to create a polished face.  This look took me more than 7 minutes to achieve!
Above: Wearing all the products mentioned in the video with the exception of a slightly different lippie...in this case, a single coat of Kanebo Sensai Ususakura with a bit of Tom Ford Naked gloss on top for good measure!

Bottom Line: Getting ready quickly in the morning can be utterly challenging...I am thankful to have settled into a routine, as of late, that enables me to sufficiently prepare for a long day of teaching in a extremely minimal amount of time! Each product has been tried, test and proven to be truly invaluable to this beauty loving girl who is always in a rush ; ) 

What products have YOU been embracing to get ready in the morning? Do please share!

P.S. Please don't forget to RSVP for my Beauty Professor + Neiman Marcus beauty event at Neiman Marcus Fashion Island on Wednesday 9/18 from 11 AM-1 PM...all the details can be found HERE!

**PR samples provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  This post contains affiliate links; my disclosure policy contains additional details on how these work.

6 comments:

  1. Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, along with Chanel Les Beiges powder, Anastasia Brow Wiz and Clinique High Impact Extreme mascara. Quick color and cover.
    Choosing eyeshadow/liner takes me the most time. I switch that up everyday, depending on what I'm wearing. I can usually finish my whole face routine (from washing my face to lipstick) in about 15 minutes, but I don't like to. I like to enjoy putting on my makeup, not rush it.

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    1. Excellent...thanks for sharing your favorites, Sassa! I, too, enjoy taking my time when applying makeup...unfortunately that preference is is often overruled by my love for last minute sleep in the morning : ) 15 minutes is definitely impressive!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Thanks so much for the review on the Ardency Inn Concentrate. I want to try this. Do you think it could be mixed with sunscreen? Love your blog!

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    1. My pleasure, Cathy, and thank you! I am really impressed with this foundation's capabilities thus far! It says that it can be mixed with any water based moisturizer, however, I am fairly certain that Peau Vierge isn't water based and it's been working like a dream. I would definitely experiment with mixing this with sunscreen for a tinted moisturizer effect...the possibilities are endless!

      xoxo and keep me posted,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Hi B.P what a great video. I too feel the time crunch of the a.m & trying to pick a few products that will last the day can be challenging. So I thankyou for this as I go on to order the LMdB cremem tint which I've been contemplating since finding your blog. I think I hesitate because creme blush on it's own never does right by me! However, adding a quick stiple on the apples over the Marc Jacobs looks stunning so I may purchase that as well. Very curious for the new line Ardency too. Thank you & have a great week. I will update you after the purchase. haha xoxo

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    1. Hello dear Lynn! Thank you so much...I don't think you'll be disappointed with the LMdB Creme Fresh Tint...it is the first creme blush I fell in love with a year or so ago. The glow it imparts is just lovely and it does work exceedingly well with powder blushes (like the MJ, which you must get!). The Ardency lnn line was a completely delightful surprise...I just stumbled upon it randomly, but the formula is definitely a unique contribution to the foundation world. I hope your week is off to a wonderful start...talk soon and xoxo!

      --The Beauty Professor

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