|Above: Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder Compact.|
Last month, I posted a plethora of swatches and a video overview of the Surratt Beauty line. This clean, modern and endlessly gorgeous brand debuted exclusively at Barney's NY earlier in the Fall and, since initially ordering the Fee Soie Lipslique months ago, my desire to add to my growing Surratt collection has not diminished in the slightest. My Thanksgiving trip to San Francisco yielded a wonderful swatching session focused on the ever-elusive Diaphane Powder as well as the Artistique Blushes and Eyeshadow, both of which I own and adore.
Kindly scroll on for product descriptions, swatches aplenty and images of the eyeshadow and blush on a human face...
|Above: The compact comes with a mirror and powder puff for application.|
The Diaphane Loose Powder is an incredible concept...a mirrored compact with a thin net to contain the loose refillable powder, this portable wonder allows one to enjoy the benefits of loose powder while on the go. Being the complexion product lover that I am, I have been eager to procure this ever since hearing of its existence. Much to my chagrin, however, it has been sold out company wide for the past couple of months!
|Above: I love how the net allows powder to transfer to the powder puff neatly and effectively.|
|Above: A closeup of the Luminous powder under the net.|
The powder, which is essentially translucent (with a slightly yellow beige leaning), comes in two finishes: Matte and Luminous. It is extremely finely milled and disappears into the skin upon application.
|Above: Swatches of Matte and Luminous.|
The Luminous (which adds a light glow but still appears to mattify the skin) is simply divine...I cannot wait for it to come back into stock.
|Above: Additional swatches.|
|Above: Swatches of all shades of the Surratt Artistique Blush.|
Next up: the Surratt Artistique Blush. Early on in my Surratt journey, I purchased Guimauve, which is a light marshmallow pink, perfect to add a rosy glow to the apples of the cheeks. This time around, I picked up Aureole, a golden highlighter so finely milled, it is easy for one to forget it is powder. I like adding it to my upper cheeks and brow bones for increased luminosity. This blush formula is highly pigmented and has significant lasting power.
Artistique Blush Shade Descriptions (from my experience):
Rougeur: deep crimson red
Se Pomponner: bright fuchsia with violet tinge
Guimauve: light marshmallow pink
Aureole: golden ivory highlighter
Ponceau: russet red meets brown
Cantaloup: light bright yellow-infused orange
Parfait: soft muted peach
Duchesse: pale nude beige
Grisalle: true light golden brown (could also double as a bronzer)
|Above: A closeup of the blush.|
|Above: A closeup of the blush.|
|Above: The Artistique Eyeshadow (pre-swatching).|
The Surratt Beauty Artistique Eyeshadow is tremendous...silky, pigmented with a complex finish, this formula resists crease and lasts 8-10 hours. It glides on like butter and looks brilliant as a single wash of color or blended together...the entire spectrum of shades is creative and fresh, yet completely wearable on a daily basis. Magnifique!
Artistique Eyeshadow Shade Descriptions (from my experience):
Minuit: Bright iridescent navy
Haute Choclate: Warm bronze chocolate brown
Cuive: Warm pale rusty wine
Fee Dragee: Light warm tan (matte)
Ravissante: Iridescent violet purple
Envier: Emerald green with golden sheen
Dore rose: Pale rose gold
Ingenue: Sparkling iridescent violet pink
Poudre: Light pink-tinged beige (matte)
Chamois: Pale buff (matte)
Soie: Glistening light pink pearl
Scintillante: Glowing iridescent white
Noire le Plus Noire: Deep, rich black
Idealiste: Warm light tan
Patine: Satin dark taupe meets gray...translates as a cool brown
Truffe: Neutral copper brown
Enchantress: Dark satin indigo purple
Marron: Rich wine
Griege: Deep satin purple gray
Dore: Dark, cool golden taupe
Gray Gardens: Complex medium gray
Tyrian: Pure plum purple
Ombre: Subtle dusty taupe
|Above: Surratt Artistique Eyeshadow in Haute Chocolate on the upper lids, with a tiny bit along the lower lash line (mixed with the Smokey Eye Baton in Cendres)...I am also wearing the Fee Soie Lipslique.|
|Above: My patient husband, Tyler, and pooch, Jethro...waiting for me during yet another swatching session at Barney's NY.|
|Above: Wearing Surratt Beauty Products including the Guimauve blush, Aureole highlighter, Haute Chocolate eyeshadow, Cendres Smokey Eye Baton and Fee Soie Lipslique.|
Bottom Line: There is not a single product from the Surratt line by which I haven't been enchanted thus far! The blushes are whisper light and have wonderful lasting power and the eyeshadow is extremely silky, pigmented and crease-proof. Guimauve, Aureole and Haute Chocolate have all become parts of my regular routine, their svelte cases melding into my makeup bag contents with seamless ease. I am patiently awaiting the in-store arrival of the Diaphane Loose Powder as that is definitely at the top of my current Surratt Beauty wish list! I hope this swatch-laden post was entirely useful to aid in your ability to select the right Surratt Beauty shades for you...cannot wait to hear what you choose ; )
xoxo and happy Tuesday,
--The Beauty Professor
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