Saturday, August 2, 2014

July 2014 Favorites...A Video Overview

Above: My July Favorites in the haircare, skincare and cosmetics categories.
Happy August, lovelies!  The start of the new month means it's time for a recapitulation of my favorite haircare, skincare and beauty products for the month of July.  Due to a busy week and travel constraints, I ended up filming this at 3:30 AM...please excuse any loopiness ; ) 

Products (with their respective links) mentioned:

(1) Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation O30...currently available online at Saks and in-store at Neiman Marcus.  Used in this post HERE.

(2) Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation...currently available at Neiman Marcus, with reviews and swatches of every shade HERE.

Above: The Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation comes in 15 shades and has a long wearing, natural matte finish.
Above: Wearing the shade #05 Natural (not set with powder)'s a perfect match for my NC 27 summer skin!  Also wearing the Jouer Luminizing Cheek Tint (#11) in this image. 
(3) Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Perfector...available at Neiman Marcus and comprehensively reviewed HERE

Above: This 10-in-1 leave-in is all I need for haircare when traveling! 
Above: My hair, air dried, directly following a dose of the Alterna Caviar CC. 
(4) La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil...reviewed HERE

(5) Kate Somerville Eczema Therapy Cream...available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE

(6) Lift Lab Skin Regeneration Purify + Clarify Daily Cleanser and Detox Mask...available at Neiman Marcus and reviewed HERE

(7) Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face...available at Neiman Marcus

Above: I love how ultra-milled this powder is...simple, exfoliating cleansing at its finest; but that's to be expected from the venerable Diptyque!
(8) Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow...available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE.
**Only one more day for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale...if you're looking for inspiration, take a  peek at my shopping list (with images!) HERE

Above: The CT Bronze and Glow compact is the easiest way to contour and highlight  in a luxurious manner...have used this everyday since purchasing.
(9) By Terry Tea-to-Tan...available at Barney's NY and Space NK and reviewed HERE.  

Above: The By Terry Tea-to-Tan creates one of the most believable tans on the face in existence!
(10) Surratt Beauty Diaphane Loose Powder Compact...available at Barney's NY and reviewed HERE

Above: The Surratt Beauty Diaphane Loose Powder Compact features a loose, gossamer powder in the convenience of a compact...this powder is magic!
(11) Jouer Luminizing Cheek Tint in Rosy Glow...available at Birchbox and previewed HERE

Above: The Jouer Luminizing Cheek Tint is new for Summer 2014 and possesses adaptive properties that create the quintessential rosy glow for your skin tone!
(12) NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadow in Himalia...available at Nordstrom and Sephora and reviewed HERE

(13) Hourglass 1.5MM Mechanical Gel available at Sephora and  to be fully reviewed soon! 

Above: The Hourglass 1.5 MM Gel Eyeliner imparts a jet black, extra smooth, ultra fine line, making tight lining and lining the waterline a breeze.  Oh, and it doesn't budge! 
(14) Cle de Peau Eye Color Quad #303 Baby Universe...available at Nordstrom and Saks and swatched and reviewed HERE

Above: The Cle de Peau Eye Color Quad in Baby Universe is taupey rose goodness in a compact...neutral and ever so wearable. 
(15) Dior Fluid Stick in Kiss Me...available at Nordstrom and Sephora and reviewed HERE

Above: The Dior Fluid Stick in Kiss of my favorite pinks to date. 
(16) Buxom Lip Foundation in Nude...available at Sephora.

(17) Surratt Beauty Artistique Lip Crayon in Deep in Vogue...available at Barney's NY and worn HERE

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Bottom Line: July was an exceptional month for beauty discoveries and I hope you enjoyed the video!  I truly hope your month is off to a great start and would love to hear what products were standouts for you in July. 

Questions and comments, please!  Oh, and kindly consider subscribing if are so inclined ; ) 

As mentioned before, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs only through tomorrow, August 3rd...prices go up on August 4th! If you haven't yet taken advantage of this incredible sale and are in need of a bit of retail inspiration, take a peek at my shopping list with images of my purchases. I love everything I picked returns here! 

Great things ahead including reviews of new procurements from Jouer, Hourglass, By Terry and Cle de Peau!  Any requests? 


--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.  
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  1. Hi BP,

    How does the cdp radiant foundation compare to the cdp refining fluid foundation? Also have you ever tried the tom ford pressed setting powder? If so what are your thoughts on it in comparison to other powders you like?

    Thank you!

    1. Hello...I wish I could compare the two but I never used the Refining Fluid. I will say that from previous swatching, the Radiant formula appears to have more coverage than the Refining formula. I do own the TF Pressed Setting Powder and I love it; it is practically invisible on the skin but mattifies nicely. It is in my current rotation along with my beloved Surratt Diaphane Powder (completely translucent and gossamer light) and Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Powder (more coverage but a lovely skin finish).

      I hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

  2. Hi Lovely Friend,
    I think you should film at this time more often you seemed so at ease and relaxed and natural , even more than usual.
    What a fantastic foundation the Tom Ford one is , to still look that good that long after first application.
    Actually I love your whole look here and how do you not even look tired?
    My favorite things for July have been Urban Decay Naked palette, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation and my new Sigma brushes.
    Have you tried the Jouer Luminizer in Tiare? I am looking for a cream highlighter any suggestions on one would be great. I have the Kevyn Aucoin powder in candlelight but would also like a cream.
    I will be saving my money for the Charlotte Tillbury palette that's for sure it is amazing!
    I hope that you August is off to a fantastic start.

    Take care and talk soon

    Julie xoxox

    1. Hello dear Julie!

      That is so kind of you to say...I felt basically delirious at that hour but I am glad that it translated more positively than that ; )

      Yes, the Tom Ford foundation is wonderful...I wore it daily on my vacation and was astounded by how well it held up in the heat of the desert.

      Thanks for sharing your favorites for July...the GA Luminous Silk Foundation is such a classic and I am glad you are enjoying it!

      I do indeed own the Jouer Luminizer in is lovely but I actually prefer the Joeur Creme Eyeshadow in Chiffon for a highlighter effect. It is just as luminous but stays in place so well, perhaps better than Tiare.

      The Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow is a totally worthy splurge; you will love it!

      I hope that all is well with you and your lovely family...xoxo and talk soon,

      --The Beauty Professor


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