Friday, April 4, 2014

Video: March 2014 Favorites!

Hello and Happy April to you!  Before anymore time passes, I am excited to share my twenty favorites from the month of March; while most are new products, a few a trusty standards in dire need of mention!

   

Products discussed (with their respective links) are as follows:

1. Revlon Perfumerie Nail Lacquer in Wintermint
Above: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in #105 Demure + Revlon Parfumerie Nail Lacquer in Wintermint. 
2. Atkinsons London 1799 Oud Save the Queen
3. Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae
Above: Aqua Vitae...classic and clean.
4. Sunday Riley Artemis
Above: All three Sunday Riley face oils serve specific purposes...full review of all three soon!
Above: Artemis dispensed with the glass dropper. 
5. Darphin Ideal Resource Light Rebirth Overnight Cream
Above: Darphin Ideal Resource Light Re-Birth Overnight Cream.
6. Jouer Anti-Aging Moisture Primer:   Also reviewed HERE 
Above: Jouer primer...hydrating + anti-aging = perfection.
7. Serge Lutens Quant-a-Soie Makeup Base
Above: Serge Lutens Quant-a-Soie Makeup Base...tiny but excruciatingly powerful.
8. IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara
Above: The IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara brush allows mascara to be easily deposited at the roots of lashes!
9. Surratt Beauty Relevee Mascara  Also featured on the blog HERE
Above: Surratt Beauty goodness...specifically, the gorgeous Relevee Mascara.
10. By Terry Eyebrow Mascara in #04 Dark Brown
Above: The By Terry Eyebrow Mascara is excellent for mid-day brow touchups....instantly transformational!
11. Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown and Brow Brush #15 
Above: Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown...the formula is impervious to intense environments like heat or wind.
12. Cle de Peau Concealer Beige
13. Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow
Above: Nude Glow works as a light concealer and highlighter to blur imperfections and brighten the face .
14. NP SET Eye Slick in Sahara
Above: NP Set Eye Slick in Sahara is a soft, bronzy brown with formidable lasting power.
15. By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi Serum  Also featured on the blog HERE 
Above: The By Terry Lumi-Serum can be worn alone to perfect the skin or be mixed with foundation for skincare benefits and an undeniable glow (full review soon!)
16. Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation  Also reviewed on the blog HERE
Above: Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation...medium coverage with a lovely semi-matte skin finish.
17. Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Anti Aging Pressed Powder in #2 
Above: The brand new Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Powder (my full review + swatches of all three shades live later on this weekend!) in #02.  Love it.
 18. Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in 105 Demure (pictured at top of post with the nail lacquer)
19. YSL Babydoll Kiss and Blush #9
Above: This formula works as a matte stain for both the lips and cheeks.
20. Jouer Moisturizing Lipgloss in Pink Glace Also reviewed on the blog HERE
Above: Jouer Cosmetics Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Pink Glace is a luminescent nude pink that looks incredible by itself or over existing lip color.

I truly hope you enjoyed this video and can't wait to hear your thoughts on my selections!



Have a beautiful weekend...so many good things coming up on BP ; ) 



xx,



--The Beauty Professor


**Some PR samples  provided for review (the rest purchased by me), 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.

4 comments:

  1. I've been waiting so long for the LMdB powder!! I'm so excited you reviewed it. I never even bothered looking up when it's coming out because I knew all I have to do is keep my eyes out on your blog and YouTube channel:).I've been using the Serge Lutens powder everyday on top of my Kanebo Sensai CP foundation (you basically dictated my makeup routine, Rachel!). However, as much as I love my routine, I feel like I could use a tad bit more oil control in my powder. I say that with a bit of trepidation because powders can make me look cakey very easily and the SL powder is the ONLY powder I've ever tried that doesn't make me look like I'm wearing so much makeup.(and I've tried everything from La Mer, NARS, Cle de Peau, and Guerlain). How would you compare this powder to the Serge Lutens one? Oh and most importantly for me, does it cause any flashback in flash photography?? (I'm getting married in a couple months and therefore a lot of photos are on the horizon for pre-wedding and post-wedding events.

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    1. Hello MG!

      You and me both, girl! I feel like I have been waiting years for this powder even though it's only been months ; ) I am beyond honored to have inspired your makeup routine, dear friend! I know what you mean about powders...the quest to find one that simultaneously controls oil and perfects the skin without looking like anything is insurmountable. Perhaps that is why I have run through so many ; ) The LMdB PV powder is pretty fantastic...good oil control and a blurring effect but it is very sheer (more so than the Serge Lutens) so it is good for great skin days and/or touchups. I am aiming to have a comprehensive review of the formula with swatches up in the next few days. The other mattifying powder I have been liking lately is the Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder (need to review this!) which gives a light as air matte finish. Finally, the Surratt Diaphane powder is quite good for mattification, but doesn't have a beige tint like the PV powder and the Guerlain version! None of these cause flashbacks for me!

      So excited about your impending wedding...what a delight...xoxo and talk soon,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Hi BP!! Great vid. I love favorites videos :-)
    I'm also interested in hearing your thoughts on LMDB vs SL powder. I am looking for a very high quality powder for touch ups that won't look cakey or emphasize any flakes. I've also thought about the new rouge bunny rouge loose powder...
    Thanks again for fun video!

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    1. Thanks, SJ...so appreciate you watching it! I hope to have my full LMdB powder review with swatches up in the next couple of days and will make sure to contrast it with the SL powder since they are both in the top echelon of powders (along with the Surratt Diaphane). Haven't yet tried the RBR powder (but hope to)!

      Hope your weekend is going well...xoxo and talk soon,

      --The Beauty Professor

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