Saturday, November 23, 2013

Surratt Beauty: Video Overview and an Insane Amount of Swatches

Above: Snapshots of Surratt (L-R)...wearing the Fee Soie Lipslick, the Lip Lustre and swatches of Lipslique shades.      
A couple of weeks ago during a weekend trip to Las Vegas, I had the distinct privilege of swatching many of the products from the freshly debuted Surratt Beauty line, currently sold exclusively at Barney's NY.  Created by famed makeup artist Troy Surratt, this line features clean lines, stunning colors and a Japanese-infused aesthetic that embraces simplicity, utility and sheer gorgeousness!

The products that I currently own include:

1. Surratt Lipslique: An immensely hydrating, pigment rich "lipstick alternative" that applies sheer but is buildable to medium coverage.  I own Fee Soie (a pale, slightly coral sugar pink) and Gamine (a nude, peach, pink hybrid).  Close up swatches of these shades to come soon!

2. Surratt Artistique Blush: This finely milled powder comes in a delightfully petite sliding case (see video for more on this!) and boasts intense pigmentation, an invisible texture and significant lasting power.  I own Guimauve, a light, bright baby pink that yields a very believable rosy flush. 

3. Surratt Moderniste Lip Pencil: A luxe retractable lip pencil that glides on with ease and provides an excellent base for the lip color to come.  I own Faire La Bise, a mid-toned nude with beige and neutral pink leanings that is the perfect companion for my cadre of pinky nudes.  

4. Surratt Lip Lustre: Truly, a lipgloss of epic proportions!  This moisturizing, pigmented formula is endlessly comfortable yet sticky enough to stay put.  It is cushiony, plush, looks beautiful over lip color and fabulous alone. One swipe yields sheer color and a couple of coats creates a super shiny, opaquely tinted lip that lasts for hours.  I currently own Coquette (a creamy nude baby pink),  Soigne (a medium, neutral, slightly shimmery rosy pink) and Teint (a creamy white with no shimmer...designed to lighten any lip color...incredible!) and know that there will be more of these gems in my future!


Kindly scroll on for my video overview, additional images swatches of the Surratt Beauty Smokey Eye Batons, Surrealiste Skin Concealer, Automatique Lip Crayon, Lip Lustre, Lipslique and Modernist Lip Pencil and the Bottom Line...


Above: The brand new Surratt Beauty display at Barney's NY in Las Vegas...the counter was still awaiting the arrival of certain products, as one might ascertain ; ) 


Above: The Surratt Beauty Automatique Lip Crayons and Lip Lustres, just beseeching to be swatched. 
Above: Swatches of all shades of the Smokey Eye Batons.
According to the Barney's website, the Surratt Beauty Smokey Eye Baton is:

Smokey eyes demystified. Creamy liner with matching satiny eyeshadow. Smoldering, edgy, and seductive. 
Designed in a sleek and slim case, the Smokey Eye Baton fits perfectly into even the smallest evening clutch. Double-sided, this baton includes a retractable creamy eyeliner on one end and a twist-off, blendable, light-reflective shadow pencil on the other end. 

Vapeur Mauve is a deep, dark purple.
Nuit d' Orage is a deep navy.
Cendres is a uniquely opaque, creamy light taupe.
Fumee Brun is a dark brown.
Fumme Noir is a stunning black.

I will be picking up Cendres and Vapeur Mauve next week ; ) 


Above: Swatches of all shades of the Surrealiste Skin Concealer. 
According to the Barney's website, the Surrealiste Skin Concealer

Adheres to skin perfectly and wears beautifully. Flawless correction. Complete coverage. Eight diverse shades.
During my swatching session, I noted that it felt silky and smooth and melded into my skin with ease!  I think I would likely be shade #3 or #4

Above: Swatches of all shades of the Automatique Lip Crayon.
According to the Barney's website, the Automatique Lip Crayon is:

A collection of perfect reds. Heavy on pigment, light on lips. Non-drying, matte finish; suede-like formula.

I have my eye on Deep in Vogue...something about its soft, deep purple hue is definitely calling my name!

Above: All shades of the Lip Lustres.
According to the Barneys website, the Surratt Beauty Lip Lustre is:

Gloss grows up. Sheer yet long-wearing. Creamy and moisturizing. Unique flexible applicator provides a painterly finish. Application made easy with a custom-designed silicone flocked spatula.


As aforementioned both in writing and the video, I adore the three shades I have and will likely pick up Nudite and Amethyste soon ; ) 


Above: Swatches of all shades of the Lip Lustres.
Above: Swatches of the Lipsliques Round I.
The Lipsliques are initially what compelled my foray into this line and, as you may have guessed, I have no regrets! According to the Barney's website, the Surratt Beauty Lipsliques are:

An alternative to lipstick. Versatile and beautiful. Luscious texture, buildable color. Sheer to medium finish. Applicator is propel-only and does not retract. Be sure to propel accordingly with use as to not crush the lipstick with lid when closing.

Fee Soie and Gamine are utterly gorgeous and Bon Bon will hopefully be next to join the family! 

Above: Swatches of the Lipsliques Round II.
Above: Swatches of all shades of the Moderniste Lip Pencil.
According to the Barney's website, the Surratt Beauty Moderniste Lip Pencil is: 

Border-ing on perfection. Lends balance and symmetry. Smooth with no drag. Built-in lip brush and sharpener. Propels and retracts with use. 

Faire La Bise has the perfect amount of neutral depth and tone for all of pinky nudes and Tendere Baiser would be a marvelous option for those who gravitate towards beiges and browns. 

Above: Me and Barney's Beauty Specialist George, who was a wonderful companion during my Surratt swatching session.
Bottom Line: The Surratt Beauty line is such a refreshing addition to the beauty landscape.  I adore its restrained, modern and tasteful aesthetic and am beyond impressed by its ability to compel me covet every single item in the collection.  I hope to meet the mastermind of the line, Troy Surratt, sometime in the near future and highly recommend the sales people that have helped me thus far.  An excursion to Barney's on Black Friday will hopefully enable me to add some Smokey Eye Batons, Brow Pomade, powder and liquid liner to my collection and, as always, swatches and full reviews will follow!  If you are interested in ordering by phone directly from the Beverly Hills Barney's NY, Haley Van Cleave, who is the Surratt Beauty Business Manager, is an utterly excellent resource (310/276-4400 ext. 5598)! Have a ball choosing products from the line and please tell her that the Beauty Professor sent you ; ) 

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18 comments:

  1. What eye-candy this post was! Such a treat you've given your readers and viewers, dear BP, thank you so much! (And yet another item to add to that endless Christmas list.) Though I suspect that were you to talk about burlap bags, I'd want to get one too ;-)

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    1. Hello dear Elle!

      Thank you..."eye candy" is such a great adjective for this line. It's refreshing to see a brand new beauty brand so well-executed, indeed! I wore the lipliner and Lipslique in Fee Soie again today and couldn't be happier with the combination ; )

      Your readership, friendship and encouragement are much appreciated...I hope you have a beautiful week and look forward to chatting soon!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. I covet the Eye baton in Cendres. I looks like a perfect Taupe, not too grey, not too beige, not too pale or dark. I would love to know texture-wise how they compare with LM Caviar Sticks, and the By Terry shadow stick you have featured in the past. Also, is the pricepoint similar to Uber high end like By Terry, Tom Ford or just normal luxury like Chanel and Burberry? Thanks for covering this line! Look forward to the rest.

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    1. Hello!

      You and me both...I actually have the Cendres on hold and will be picking it up this weekend! As soon as I have an actual experience on the eye, I will make sure to post additional swatches and a full assessment. In my opinion, the price point feels more on par with Chanel and Burberry, which is both refreshing and dangerous, since it less prohibitive when I am choosing items to add buy ; )

      More on the line soon...xoxo and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Hello BP,
    I'm so excited you reviewed this line I have purchased the eyeshadows and love them they're so buttery smooth. I also have the eye baton in cendres and love that as well. Please check out the eyeshadows and let me know what you think. I like you only use one lid color and these are perfect. Thank you so much for your swatches. Hope you have a great holiday.

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    1. Hello Melissa,

      Thank you! I love that you already have the eyeshadows (and appreciate the single wash of color on the lid approach)...that was one of the only products I wasn't able to swatch in the time I had at Barney's. Hopefully this weekend will result in more ; )

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. You just answered my prayer - been curious about this line since I read about it. Thank you for the swatches! I want the Amethyste lip lustre and am curious about the rest of the line.

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    1. Oh my goodness...what a kind thing to say, Kookie! I am happy to have had the chance to cover this line and absolutely have loved everything I've tried! The Amethyste lip lustre would be GORGEOUS on you!

      Have a lovely week...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. Hi Rachel :)
    Thank you for the lovely swatches. Think I'll be ordering the Lipsliques in Fee Soie & Perfectionniste, and a lip lustre in Soigne based on your swatches & review. Can't wait to see swatches of the eyeshadows & blushes next!
    Oh, I notice somebody on your Youtube channel asked about which lip color Surratt created as a homage to Kevyn Aucoin- It's a lipslique in Hevyn (spelled that way as a homage to Kevyn), he states "it's a your-lips-but-better kind of shade". I don't see it in your swatches nor on Barney's site so maybe it hasn't been released or sold out? Not sure, but definitely know that is the name of the product- it was in Allure magazine November issue- think he posted it on his Instagram too ;)
    Hope you are having a great day!
    x Naomi

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    1. Hello Naomi,

      My pleasure! I am so glad to hear that the swatches were helpful for you to determine your Surratt order. I was able to swatch all of the eyeshadows and blushes this weekend and will be posting the images once I get them all edited!

      Thanks so much for clarifying the Kevyn Aucoin mystery lip color question...I wonder when it will be released? I will check in with my SA at Barney’s and see if I can determine any details.

      Have a beautiful week and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. This was so helpful, thank you! Barney's needs to change the website and have some swatches that you can see. It's awful. If it was not for your swatches, I wouldn't have been able to order because there's no way to tell from the website! Worst Website. EVER. He needs to follow Charlotte Tilbury's, where they understand so many are ordering online since there are only a couple stores that carry it so they have great swatches. Thanks again.

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    1. Glad you found it helpful, Missy...my pleasure. Swatching (even when it is impromptu!) is a passion of mine ; )

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. Hi, I was thinking about getting the concealer. Your posts have had me on a revamp of all my foundations last few months :) I am normally just a tad darker than you but very close, usually a NC 27 ish. I wanted to see if you recommended 3, 4 or 5. It looks like 3 is yellow and 4 is more pink based and then 5 is darker but yellow again, not sure if you feel the same since you saw them on your arm. I use cle de peau in beige but sometimes like summer it's a tad light but in general works well overall, I should get ochre as well. I was thinking 3 looks like beige but wanted to see what you thought about the tones. And maybe which looks closest to ochre as well. Thanks! Thanks for all the swatches too it's very helpful for me, just not the wallet :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment...happy you're joining me on a foundation adventure ; ) With regards to your question, your assessment of the shades and undertones are spot on. I think that the CdP Beige is a combination of #3 and #4 and that CdP Ochre (which I have as well for the summer months) is very similar to #5. If you are in the market for 2 shades (I often have to do this since my skin fluctuates and combining seems to be the only answer for a shade match at times), then I would suggest #3 and #5...then you should be able to create the perfect shade year round!

      Hope that helps...thanks so much for reading BP!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  8. Hello Professor!! I like the makeup you wore in this review. There was sth different but lovely! How do you compare the lipsliques to cpb lip luminizer? They look very similar to me. How's their performance??

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    1. Hi Gloria,

      Thanks! In terms of coverage and shine, I find the two formulas to be similar, but the lasting power is better with the Surratt Lipsliques!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  9. I'm going to NYC shortly. MoMa, Met, the Guggenheim... And the Surratt counter. The usual =p. I doubt I'll be picking anything up, but I NEED to see his brushes in person. And yes, by see, I mean touch!

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    1. Marvelous!! Have a beautiful time in NYC and yes, you must see ALL the Surratt Beauty...so wonderful!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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