Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Surratt Swatches Round II...Diaphane Loose Powder, Artistique Blush + Eyeshadow

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.
At least Barney's NY in San Francisco had the testers so I could take some pictures of the compact and swatch the formula...one step closer to my goal ; )

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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22 comments:

  1. There is nothing you don't look good in. You're stunning!!

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    1. Oh my...that is so kind of you to say...thank you ever so much!!

      I truly appreciate your readership!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. WoW B.P what a stunning line. You look amazing as well and I must say whatever your skincare routine is, it's working....your skin looks polished and bright. Great canvas for great makeup. PLEASE let us know when that powder comes in. This luminous loving girl has to have it. The eyeshadow s are stunning. Thank you, this line is on my wish list.

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    1. Hello Lynn,

      Thank you so much for your words! In terms of skincare, I've been adhering to the Kanebo CP cream, Erno Lazlo eye cream, NUDE ProGenius oil and Amore Pacific Balancing Serum (for days/nights when I don't get much sleep). Oh, and of course, Peau Vierge ; ) I am monitoring the powder situation very carefully and will let you know when I hear of its arrival!

      Hope your Friday before Christmas is lovely...I am now at the start of a two week break from work!!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      --The b

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  3. The quality and textures of the products in this line appear to be superb! I cannot wait to try several products! Mostly, I want that powder as well; what a brilliant way to package loose powder! I am also scoping the Haute Chocolate (so pretty on you!), Dore, Idealiste and Marron. I can't find Marron on the website, do you think it's what they have listed as Burgundy Brown? That's the only thing that makes sense to me! Oh, and the photo of your husband and Jethro......priceless!!! :D :D Hugs!

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    1. It is, indeed, Shoshanna!

      In light of our converging tastes, I suspect you will love this line as much as I do. That is so odd about Marron not being on the website...since it is the only wine/burgundy brown shade in the lineup, I am guessing that what they have listed is it.

      Thanks for your words about my husband and Jethro...they are such good sports...patient, loving and entirely tolerant of my makeup obsessions ; )

      I hope you have an utterly lovely weekend...xoxo and talk soon!

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Thanks for the swatches. I love this line and went on a little binge in NY: Haute Chocolate, Rose Dore, Chamois and Patine eye shadows; the eye batons in Mauve Vapeur, Cendre, Brun Fumee and the black; the mascaras (which I love and I had not yet found a mascara which did not flake or smudge or otherwise be very annoying); two of the Lipsliques (Perfectonniste and Bandy), the lip crayon in Seductrice, and the blushes in Rougeur, Aureole and Parfait. What can I say - it was a holiday weekend!! Also the eye lash curler. Really love how beautifully everything goes on. The baton liners tug a bit but they smudge out really nicely. And I've really appreciated seeing your swatches because I am sure I will add to this the next time I am near Barneys.

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    1. My pleasure, Intotemptation!

      Thank you for sharing your recent acquisitions from this line. Little binge, indeed! I can totally relate as I have probably picked up as many products over two or three mini shopping sessions at Barneys ; ) The eyelash curler is incredible, no?! I have been meaning to do a post on it; I don't usually curl my lashes but the efficacy of this one has totally changed my mind (and my routine!). You describe the Baton liners perfectly...they drag a touch, but I think that's what makes them stay put so efficiently. Glad to know my swatches may be of use to you in the future!

      Have a wonderful weekend and keep in touch...xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. I've been on the hunt for the perfect nude eyeshadow (matte), and the Poudre one seems lovely. However, on the Barney's website, this colour doesn't exist. Would you happen to know why? Is the name of the colour maybe something else? Thank you so much! These swatches must've been difficult to do!

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    1. Hello MG,

      That is so very strange! I suggest calling Barney's NY directly if possible to track that shade down. If you don't have a salesperson that you deal with, I highly suggest Shayla (who works at the Barney's in San Francisco, where I originally did this round of swatting)...she helps me with all of my over the phone Surratt orders and she can be reached at: (415) 268-3547.

      Hope that helps and thanks for your kind words!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Hi BP,

    How are you? I was curious to know if you have purchased the powder, either the luminous one or the matte one?? If so, what do you think of them? I love the swatches, I definitely want to see for myself, but I wanted t to hear your opinion on it first.
    Thanks and have a good day.

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    1. Hello Virginiel

      Thanks for your question...I am doing well! I haven't yet purchased the powder...as of last week, it was still sold out company wide. I will be posting about it as soon as I get it (which I hope is very soon, indeed!!!).

      xoxo and have a lovely week,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. i'm seriously lemming some eyeshadow and blush now!!! But it's impossible to pick just a small handful!!!

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  8. I am ordering the blush and powder right now! (Is this the 'diaphne' or the 'not matte' version of this powder?)
    Also - what else are you wearing on your face here and how are you wearing 'Aureole' as a highlighter? Do you prefer this HL to the RMS Luminizer?

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    1. Hello Anon,

      That's excellent news! The Eclatant is the radiant version and the Matte is...well, the matte : )

      I am wearing a bit of bronzer and the Guimauve blush. The Aureole is swept across my brow bone, upper cheek bone and down the center of my nose. I like it a touch better than the RMS Luminizer because of its lasting power and ease for travel!

      I hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  9. what bronzer are you wearing and how do you apply it? where on your face is the bronzer?

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    1. I am wearing the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate in #01 as a bronzer/contour along the hollows of my cheekbones and also along my jaw line. I have a video on my blog and YT channel on how I like to apply this!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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    2. since i just purchased the surratt aureole, do i need the 'illuminate?' you also said you loved the RMS bronzer as a countour?

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    3. Likely, you do not need the illuminate portion; the RMS Buriti Bronzer or NARS Matte Multiple Stick in Altai (to be reviewed soon) can also serve as great contours that lend to a slightly bronze look!

      --The Beauty Professor

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    4. i can't thank-you enough for your help. is one better than the other for an NW20? the RMS/Tom Ford/NARS Altai?

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    5. Happy to help...I think you'll be happiest with the NARS Altai...no shimmer and great lasting power!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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