|Above: The full look...shirt from Dreaming in Pink Boutique, luxury skincare from Omorovicza, La Prairie and Eve Lom and lips, eyes and cheeks by Mehron.|
Today's look is clean and basic, punctuated by a denim shirt with unexpected details, luxury skincare, earth tone eyes and a bold pop of color on lips and cheeks.
Kindly scroll on for a cache of images, details, swatches and the Bottom Line...
|Above: Luxurious complexion products from La Prairie and Omorovicza.|
|Above: This mask harnesses the power of Hyaluronic Acid to refine and lift the skin.|
To begin, I replenished my tired, slightly dehydrated skin with the Gold Hydralifting Mask by Omorovicza. This decadent formula feels like an ultra-nourishing balm and, after 20 minutes, it all but sinks into the skin, leaving one with the option of gently rinsing it off or simply following with foundation. My face feels completely transformed after a treatment with this mask; it somehow brightens, smoothes, balances and refines without feeling tight or drying (like a typical clay mask might). It's an indulgence, indeed, but highly recommended!
|Above: Swatches of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation in Beige in direct sunlight.|
I then followed with the La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation SPF 15 (full review with more shades forthcoming). Available at retailers including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, this luxurious formula boasts skincare benefits, gorgeous medium to full coverage and a radiant satin finish that lasts the day. It also comes with an extremely concentrated corresponding concealer that banishes imperfections with a sweep. Beige is a befitting shade for my current NC 25-27 skin and I cannot wait to experiment with this opulent formula more this summer.
|Above: Eye, lip and cheek details from Mehron.|
Onto the eyes...I am currently experimenting with the ever-so-capable Mehron E.Y.E Powder Palette #207, a lovely collections of neutrals. Although Mehron, which traces back to the 1920's, has its roots in theatrical makeup, it's current collection includes a vast array of products for the everyday makeup connoisseur. I am impressed with the finely-milled texture and rich pigmentation of these shadows, which glide smoothly on and stay creaseless, even without primer.
|Above: The Mehron E.Y.E. Powder Palette in #207 offers perfectly basic shades for a host of neutral eye looks.|
For this particular look, I covered my lid with with the neutral taupe, Cocoa, added a bit of the rich Cinnamon in the crease and swept a mixture of the golden camel shade Fawn and Cinnamon under my lower lash line for depth and impact. I call this a subtlety smoldering effect!
|Above: Swatches of the eyeshadows in direct sunlight...each was one swipe, which is a testament to their velvety pigmentation.|
|Above: A closeup of my eye look.|
Overall, I am very pleased with the soft, neutral eye look that resulted. I added a touch of pop with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Hi-Liner in Blacquer along my lower waterline and finished my lashes with two coats of the Surratt Beauty Relevee Mascara (of course!).
|Above: Mehron Glosstone in Pink Crush and Cheek Cream in Shell Pink.|
For lips and cheeks, I embraced the Mehron Glosstone Pro and Cheek Cream formulas; both products are pigment rich and add a lovely dose of color to the face.
|Above: Pink Crush is a cool pinky-mauve for an unexpected twist on the rosy lip.|
The Glosstone in Pink Crush has a velvet-flocked doe foot applicator and a light formula that feels like a hybrid between lipstick and gloss. Very hydrating and not the slightest bit sticky, the liquid texture imparts a semi-transparent wash of pinky-mauve color that is lush and bright without being over the top.
|Above: Swatches of Mehron Glosstone in Pink Crush and Cheek Cream in Pink Shell in direct sunlight.|
The Cheek Cream in Pink Shell is a soft, pale peach that enlivens the cheeks without the use of shimmer. It adds a subtle, "lit from within" look that stays pastel, even after hours of wear..it absolutely doesn't oxidize to orange, which I find can be the norm with peach and coral cheek products. After applying Giorgio Armani Sun Fabric #100 as a contour and bronzer, I used the tip of my ring finger to lightly tap Pink Shell on the apples of my cheeks; it melds into the skin immediately and looks extremely natural.
|Above: Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Powder in Dawn 1.|
Finally, I finished the look with the Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder. Since their debut, I have been a fan of the Eve Lom base products (swatched and reviewed HERE and HERE) and this powder is no exception. The portable brush container is genius, enabling a streamlined powder experience that is exceedingly facile to toss in one's handbag. Dawn is a light neutral beige that is so finely-milled that it disappears on the skin, yielding a smooth, velvety, matte, poreless visage. This formula easy joins the ranks of some of my most well-performing powders!
|Above: A heavy (so it would show up in the image) swatch of the Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Powder.|
Below: Images of the Look of the Day...blouse is from Dreaming in Pink Boutique and Denim Shorts are from Top Shop (similar style here)
|Above: The lace and pearl detailing make this classic denim blouse unconventional.|
|Above: The full face, completely un-retouched.|
|Above: The blouse also has pearl buttons on the arms to further enhance its uniqueness.|
|Above: These Top Shop high waisted denim shorts are on the shorter side (love them for summer) but cover all the essentials.|
|Above: Long, crazy hair...summer means even lower-maintenance for this mane.|
|Above: Denim, Lace, Clean + Bright.|
Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this Look of the Day post...are you interested in seeing more posts like this one? The clothing and products used represent an eclectic variety of stylistic options and I had a marvelous time curating them into a cohesive look.
Hope your week is going well...xx and much more soon!
--The Beauty Professor
**Some PR samples provided for review (the rest bought by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
© 2012-14 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.