Thursday, May 29, 2014

Video: Current Morning Makeup Routine!

Above: Morning makeup routines...a painstakingly-crafted art.
Despite my best efforts, I am afraid I shall never be a natural “morning person.”  I am constantly in a rush, especially at the end of the school year, and consequently have pared my current makeup routine down to a five minute process that I will demonstrate in this video.  Why, you may ask, is this video 26 minutes instead of 5? The reason is simple...I decided to properly review some of my newer essential products in the context of the tutorial.  Copious amounts of talking + makeup application apparently equals 26 minutes ; ) I hope you enjoy the process nonetheless!


Products Mentioned: 
  1. Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2...reviewed HERE
  2. By Terry Cellularose Lumi Serum in #1 Immaculate Light and #4 Sunny Flash...reviewed HERE
  3. Amore Pacific Future Response Age Defense Dual Eye Cream
  4. Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray
  5. Goldfaden Sun Visor Ultra Light Oil Free SPF 30 Mist...available at Beauty.com, Space NK and Bloomindale's 
  6. Cle de Peau Cream Foundation O20...reviewed HERE
  7. Loren Stewart Itsy ID Bracelet...reviewed HERE
  8. Gorjana Cross Over Cuff...reviewed HERE
  9. Bandtz hairtie...here's the full selection
  10. Beauty Blender
  11. Sephora Retractable Lip Brush
  12. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-3
  13. Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Cheeky
  14. Anastasia Dip Brow Dark Brown...reviewed HERE
  15. Anastasia Brow Brush #15
  16. Peripera LetterMe Waterproof Eye Crayon Curiousity...reviewed HERE 
  17. Hakuhodo Eyeshadow Brush Tapered H2897...reviewed HERE 
  18. Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow Duo #202...reviewed HERE
  19. Jenny Patinkin Kitten Paw Multi Brush
  20. By Terry Touche Veloutee #2
  21. Marc Jacobs Hi-Liner in Blacquer...reviewed HERE
  22. Surratt Beauty Autographique Eyeliner in Chat Noir...reviewed HERE 
  23. Jenny Patinkin Domed Multi Blender Brush
  24. Surratt Beauty Relevee Mascara...reviewed HERE 
  25. Chanel Healthy Glow Multi-Colour #1
  26. Jenny Patinkin Flat/Fluffy Cheek Brush
  27. Dior Fluid Stick #389 Kiss Me...reviewed HERE  
  28. Tom Ford Ultra Gloss in Naked...reviewed HERE and HERE
Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this video...my morning routine is a constant work in progress, ever-evolving to suit my needs ; )  I would love to hear what YOU embrace to expedite your process in the morning.

Good things ahead on the blog including more By Terry Summer 2014, new Chanel Les Beiges, a bit of Cle de Peau and some foundation swatches!

xx,

--The Beauty Professor

**Some items are PR samples  provided for review (the majority purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

By Terry Summer 2014 Collection...French Riviera


Above: Select products from the stunning By Terry French Riviera Collection.
Earlier this month, I was ecstatic to encounter and consequently swatch the By Terry Summer 2014 Collection testers at Space NK; aptly entitled French Riviera, this gorgeous cadre of products harnesses the heat of the tropics while simultaneously emitting Parisian chic. 

Above: With By Terry California Trainer Sharon Hagen at the By Terry counter at Space NK  Fashion Island.
Kindly scroll on for details, swatches, images of the French Riviera Collection on the face as well as the Bottom Line...

Above: Cheek-to-Cheek in Cherry Cruise and Tea-to-Tan in Bronze Bay, resplendent in the sunlight.
The Tea-to-Tan and Cheek-to-Cheek complexion products are stunning.  These sheer yet pigment-rich liquid formulas impart textureless warmth and flush that perfects the skin with a veil of radiance.  It may well be the most luxurious bronzer and blush I have tried to date!

Above: The liquid formula boasts a watercolor texture with suspended radiance particles for added glow.
Housed in a glass bottle with a genius dropper that skillfully controls the distribution of the formula, the Tea-to-Tan Water Color Bronzer Instant Double Glow in Bronze Bay harnesses the power of Red and Black teas (for antioxidant protection), Native Waters of Organic Cherry (to aid in detoxification) and correcting micro-prisms and colored powders to create an unprecedented warm glow.  

Here are the official details, courtesy of By Terry:

An Aqua Bronzer formulated with Native Active Water from tea. A watercolour effect, without transfer, budge, smudge and without self-tanning agent 

A revolutionary texture “100% water” with a bi-phased formula to customise the application 

- « Calm Water » version, the skin is imprinted with a veil of nude sun kissed colour. 

- By shaking the bottle before use so as to evenly mix the fine pearlescent particles, the skin is enhanced with a radiant and glimmering tan. 

Whichever way, apply a few drops of TEA to TAN in the palm of your hand and decollete. Renew the application to intensify the tanning colour if needed.

In my experience, the tan liquid is a warm brown with ultra-fine light-reflective pigments that, once applied, look like a naturally glowing tan.  The formula feels like water; there is not the slightest bit of an oily finish! By Terry California Trainer Sharon Hagen (pictured earlier in the post) intimated that the pigments in this formula allow Tea-to-Tan to be worn under foundation, without foundation or over foundation...in all cases, the formula simply makes the skin look better.  I like to put two drops on the top of my hand and use a dense face brush to stipple the formula onto my cheek bones and jawline for natural contour and bronzing.  The finish is ultra natural (a true brown-based tan, rather than peachy or orange), and due to the powerful pigments, the formula does not budge, even in extreme heat! Shaking the bottle integrates more of the radiance particles and letting the bottle settle, ensures a more watercolor application sans luminosity.

The Tea-to-Tan Water Color Bronzer is available at Barney's NY,  Space NKBloomingdale's and bGlowing

Above: The glass dropper releases the formula skillfully for precise control. 
Above: Swatches of Tea-to-Tan in direct sunlight.

The Cheek-to-Cheek Water Color Blush in Cherry Cruise is a visually breathtaking bright pink that translates as a natural, luminous flush upon application.  To compound its wonder, the formula actually contains Native Water of Organic Cherry (as revitalizing antioxidant)!

Here are the official details, courtesy of By Terry:

New syrup blusher with pure Cherry water, a versatile pomegranate shade, a "red berry sheer" texture for flirty cheeks and an energized healthy glow. 

In the "calm water" version, the watercolor effect blush is like a barely tinted splash, whilst once shaken to create the "troubled water" version, correcting prisms float to create aqua-satin spirals with soft focus smoothness. 

Place a drop from the pipette onto the fingertip and apply straight onto the skin like confetti... simply swirl and it’s printed on!

In my experience, Cheek-to-Cheek is extremely easy to wear; two drops on the top of my hand, buffed into the apples of my cheeks and I am blessed with a healthy, flushed glow that mimics and authentic "just pinched moment.  Texturally, this is a thinner formula than the already light Cellularose Blush Glace (reviewed HERE); it truly feels like nothing on, but the rosy radiance it delivers is undeniable.  I appreciate the fact that, when stippled with a brush, this formula does not disrupt my foundation and its longevity is significant. 

The Cheek-to-Cheek Water Color Blush is available at Barney's NYSpace NKBloomingdale's and bGlowing

Above: I love the pipette for ease of application.
Above: A heavy swatch of Cheek-to-Cheek in Cherry Cruise in direct sunlight.
Above: The pencils come with their own conventional sharpener and have a smooth, opaque finish that lasts until one decides to remove it.
The Aqua Print Eyeshadows (all five swatched HERE) are the most colorful elements of the collection; in bold blue and golden peach, these indelible eye pencils offer bright pigmentation and incredible lasting power.  Although I am only featuring Pink Frappe, Peach Tornado and Blue Fiesta in this post, the descriptions for all five shades are as follows:
  • Darling Muse is a slightly nude pink-leaning cream beige shade with a shimmery frost finish.
  • Pink Frappe is a pale baby pink with a satin shimmer finish.
  • Peach Tornado is a golden peach with light bronze leanings. 
  • Green Tornado is a lime green with a luminescent finish.
  • Blue Fiesta is a bright, creamy royal blue with no perceptible shimmer. 
  • Violet Vibes is a true deep purple with a cream finish.

Here are the official details, courtesy of By Terry:

100% treatment waterproof pen eyeshadow, intensifies the eye contour definition and colours the eyelids with magnetic and vibrant shades Hold of 16h and smudge-proof 

These eyeshadow pencils have a ride tip for non-greasy glide-on application with soft and even coverage. Shimmering shadow on the entire eyelid, an impeccable line along the base of the lashes for a XXL eyeliner effect, worn on its own, combined or layered but never leaving marks or settling into creases. 

A sharpener for a constant precise tip in included with each pen eyeshadow.

In my experience, the Aqua Print Eyeshadows are slightly firmer than the melting goodness of the By Terry Ombre Blackstars (which are undying favorites).  That being said, they still glide on smoothly, without dragging or skipping.  The shades are saturated and opaque, leaving a pronounced wash of color in their wake.  After eight hours of outdoor wear, I was delighted to find the eyeshadow to look exactly as I applied earlier in the day; no creasing, flaking or migrating whatsoever, the eyeshadow holds true to its 16 hour, long wearing, waterproof claims! Although the colors are more vibrant than I would normally gravitate towards, I discovered that strategically using them in moderation rendered them both wearable and on-trend for the warm summer months ahead. 

The Aqua Print Eyeshadow is available at Barney's NY,  Space NKBloomingdale's and bGlowing

Above: A closeup of  Blue Fiesta, Pink Frappe and Peach Tornado.
Above: Swatches of all three shades in direct sunlight.
Above: Swatches of all three shades in the shade...note their vibrancy, even in low lighting.
For the eye look below:
  • I used the Aqua Print Eyeshadow in Peach Tornado all over the upper lid, applied directly from the pencil.
  • I then swept a touch of the Aqua Print Eyeshadow in Pink Frappe along the crease and upper lash line for a subtle yet colorful effect.
  • Finally,  I ran the Aqua Print Eyeshadow in Fiesta Blue along my lower waterline and under my lower lash line for an unexpected pop of pigment.
  • I finished the look with two coats of Surratt Beauty Relevee Mascara.

Above: The cumulative result of Peach Tornado,  Blue Fiesta and Pink Frappe.
Above: Peach Tornado in action.
Above: The initial lip...By Terry Baume de Rose, a drop of Cheek-to-Cheek and the Aqua Print Eyeshadow in Pink Frappe for a baby pink nude Mod effect.
Below: Images of the By Terry French Rivera on my face in various lighting situations; scroll on for the full makeup breakdown...

Above: Outdoors, with a flash.
Above: In mixed lighting.
Above: In direct sunlight. 
Above: In the shade...the tan becomes more apparent!
Products Used:


Above: In the shade, with a flash and Nudissimo on the lips.
Above: Mixed lighting and flash.
Above: Shade, no flash.
Above: Shade with a flash...strange angle, indeed, but I love how all three shades can be seen on the eyes in this image.
Bottom Line: By Terry French Riviera is utterly marvelous and despite the saturated hues, each product in the collection is surprisingly wearable.  The intense infusion of color allows the wearer to be as adventurous as she chooses...a touch of pigment for a sophisticated look and a bit more for a bolder aesthetic.  I suggest starting with the endlessly easy to apply Tea-to-Tan (available at Barney's NY,  Space NKBloomingdale's and bGlowing) and Cheek-to-Cheek (available at Barney's NYSpace NKBloomingdale's and bGlowing) to adequately prepare the skin for summer and then simply see where the tide takes you! Have YOU tried anything from the By Terry French Riviera Collection? Thoughts?

Next up, a morning routine video, more foundation swatches and new skincare discoveries!

xx and have a beautiful week,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples  provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Memorial Day...Carefully-Curated Sales Details

Above: Jethro wishes you a heartfelt happy Memorial Day as well.
Happy Memorial Day!  For all you who may have postponed a purchase in preparation for the sales this holiday weekend offers, I am excited to share carefully-curated shopping details and discount codes for my favorite retailers...my mom and I indulged in our retail therapy yesterday ; )

Kindly scroll on for all the details as well as the Bottom Line...
  • Bloomingdale's // Big Brown Bag Sale – Take an extra 20% off a great selection of sale and clearance items at Bloomingdales.com, now through May 26th.  I picked up some Eileen Fisher sandals that are equal parts classic, comfortable and chic! CODE: TAKE20  
  • Equipment // Receive 20% off sale items, now through May 26th. I currently have at least ten Equipment blouses in my wardrobe and wear them so regularly that I am always in search of more (on sale, of course!)...French casual effortlessly executed.  I recently ventured out of my "button down box" and picked up the Sleeveless Lucida Dress for warm days and the  Shane contrast cashmere sweater for cool evenings. CODE: MDW20  
  • JOE’S Jeans // 30% off sitewide, now through May 26th. Certain exclusions apply. The Bridget skinny jeans have a dark wash that make them perfect for work and play...I wear mine weekly! CODE: HONOR
  • Kate Somerville // 10% off. Free shipping for orders over $50 and 3 free samples with each order, now through May 27th. I'm currently loving the Eczema Therapy Cream (I am allergic to grass and this helps so much when my legs get itchy from exposure). CODEKSMEMORIALDAY 
  • Neiman Marcus // Save up to 40% off online and in stores.  I raided the Helmut Lang sale section yesterday ; ) 
  • Nordstrom // Save up to 40% on apparel, shoes and more for women, kids & juniors, now through June 1st. I picked up a pair of Habitual jeans (one of my favorite lines!) at a steep discount. 
  • Saks Fifth Avenue // Up to 55% OFF Selections of Women’s Apparel. Offer valid online and in stores,  now through May 26th.  I always find great dresses during this sale, just in time for all the business dinners associated with my husband's summer work trips. 
  • Urban Outfitters Beauty // May 28th-June 1st...simply use the code UOBEAUTY for 20% off your online order.  The Peripera Letter Me Waterproof Eye Crayon in Curiousity (reviewed HERE) is a must!
Bottom Line: While days off allow us to imbibe in rest, family BBQ's and great shopping deals, I  hope your Monday is also filled with reflective appreciation for our beloved fallen heroes of the American Armed Services, their sacrifice will not be forgotten. 

Good things ahead on the blog this week including a close up of the By Terry Cellularose CC Lumi-Serums, the By Terry Summer 2014 Collection, a morning makeup video tutorial, some new Armani Beauty procurements and a skincare update!

For some additional reading, please note that I just updated the content on my "Favorite Lip Color & Foundations" page as well as my "Multimedia/Press" page.

What are YOU up to today?

xoxo,

--The Beauty Professor

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Nexxus Youth Renewal Haircare

Above: Anti-Aging Haircare?  Sounds like a brilliant idea!
Above: The Nexxus Youth Renewal Line works in harmony to increase volume, vibrancy and vitality.
Because I wash my hair nearly everyday, I find myself trying new haircare products regularly; having a few different formulas in rotation keeps my hair healthy and free from succumbing to product build up.  My most recent haircare venture is with the Nexxus Youth Renewal line.  Designed to restore youthful volume, vibrancy and vitality to all hair types, this collection targets eight visible signs of aging including:
  • Volume loss
  • Breakage
  • Less shine
  • Roughness
  • Dryness
  • Brittleness
  • Unruliness
  • Loss of color vibrancy
I take my skincare anti-aging regime seriously and figured it wouldn’t hurt to be as vigilant with my hair as well!

Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Shampoo and Conditioner: The unique Vita-8 Complex contains Omega 3, keratin, essence of pearl, Argan oil, CoQ 10, wheat protein, vitamin E, and Benzephenone-4 to bring increased life to the hair.  Lightly scented with a fresh, slightly fruity fragrance, the shampoo creates a rich lather that fully cleans my hair without leaving it feeling stripped.  The accompanying conditioner is silky...after shampooing, I prefer leaving a generous application on the ends of my hair for about two minutes.  After a full week of daily use, I have noted that this combination has yielded smooth, shiny, hydrated, bouncy hair that truly exhibits a life of its own (in the best possible sense!)


Above: I would compare the Rejuvenating Elixir to a high-tech anti-aging facial serum that you use in conjunction with your regular moisturizer for increased results.
Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir: This serum is fascinating...the few drops that I massage into the ends of my hair upon towel drying are absorbed instantly.  It doesn’t have an obviously slippery or emollient texture but my hair is markedly easier to brush through (even when wet).  Once I air or blow dry it, it is sleek, healthy and full.  



Below: The following images reflect my hair after a week of using the Nexxus Youth Renewal haircare line...soft, full and healthy!
Above: Air dried and still full of life.
Above: I am impressed by the natural volume this formula creates.
Above: My hair has movement and touchablity.
Above: Nexxus Youth Renewal in action.
Above: Last month's Jouer Spring Sirens shoot...the stylist created a super sleek look...despite the use of a flat iron, my hair stayed soft and swingy. 
Above: Heat styling + Nexxus Youth Renewal is a formidable combination.
Above: Nexxus Youth Renewal Haircare...for hair that looks as young as you feel.
Bottom Line: I can’t wait to experience the cumulative results of the Nexxus Youth Renewal line as I continue to maintain it in my rotation for the next few weeks.  I am firm believer in giving vitamin-enriched products an ample amount of time to be absorbed and take full effect...so glad that I am reaping the results of vibrancy in the meanwhile ; )

Have YOU tried the Nexxus Youth Renewal line?  Thoughts?

xx,

--The Beauty Professor

**Sponsored post in conjunction with Lunchbox and PR  samples provided for review,  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

14 Favorite Nude Lip Color Options...A Video Overview


Above: My 14 favorites, ready for their close up.

As a massive nude lip color lover, I often get asked by my readers and subscribers which ones are my favorites; this video targets that inquiry with 14 (!) nudes I adore.  Let the festival of nudes begin! 






Lip Color Mentioned:

(1) Hourglass Femme Nude #3...review HERE 
(2) Givenchy Gloss Interdit in #02 Impertinent Nude
(3) Limecrime Babette...review HERE 
(4) YSL Rouge Volupte #002 Sensual Silk
(5) ARDENCY INN Americana Natural Lip Color Pencil in Bowery...review HERE
(6) Surratt Beauty Lipslique in Fee Soie...review HERE 
(7) Tom Ford Ultra Shine Gloss in Naked...review HERE 
(8) YSL Rouge Volupte #01 Nude Beige...review HERE
(9) Tom Ford Nude Vanille...review HERE 
(10) Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Downtown/Michael Flores
(11) Surratt Beauty Lip Lustre in Coquette...review HERE 
(12) Armour Beauty Vegan Lip Gloss in Brigitte...review HERE 
(13) Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Star System (available at Barney's NY and Nordstrom)...review HERE
(14) Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Coquette...review HERE 

Surratt Beauty Swatch-Heavy Posts (as promised in the video):

(1) Event overview and personal favorites 
(2) Swatches Round I 
(3) Swatches Round II 

I hope you enjoyed this video and welcome your questions and comments...what are some of YOUR favorite nude lip color options?  Enjoy a beautiful beginning to your weekend!

xx,

--The Beauty Professor


**Some PR samples  provided for review (the majority bought 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.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Beauty Professor Office Hours...They Have Returned!

Above: The illustrious Cartier La Panthere.
Happy Tuesday, one and all!  I am excited to share my latest installment of Office Hours, a post dedicated to beauty-oriented bits and pieces.

First up, I had to give a preemptive mention to the stunning Cartier fragrance, La Panthere.  In my initial experience, this complex scent features a warm musk and soft, fruity sillage with intense lasting power. I love that it feels both unique yet entirely wearable and, upon a full day of wear yesterday, realized that I couldn't refrain from smelling my pulse points.  Full review soon! 

Next, a beauty event announcement for those who live in or near Orange County, California.  Next Thursday, 5/29, the Amore Pacific counter at Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island (in Newport Beach) will be hosting a Master Class Event from 12:00-1:30 PM.  Held in the gorgeous Mariposa within the store, this is an exclusive VIP Event and features an educational session on the famed Korean skincare and beauty line; also, with the purchase of three products from the Time Response collection, you will receive a gift valued at $300.  I love the Amore Pacific line (my reviews on products from the line can be found HERE and HERE) and plan on attending...hope to see you there!
To attend, contact Irene Williams at Fashion Island Neiman Marcus at: (949) 759-1900 EXT 2150.

Also, as a proud RoC Ambassador, I am happy to share the RoC Academy link with you. Designed to provide deeper understanding of basic anti-aging history, ingredients and science, this interactive experience for savvy beauty influencers and consumers also includes expert video content from top New York City dermatologist, Dr. Erin Gilbert. The lessons and videos included the program will break down common skincare myths as well as provide professional advice on anti-aging ingredients.  

Please find the direct link to begin exploring the RoC® ACADEMY™ below!


Additionally, Urban Outfitters is currently will be having a friends and family beauty sale (5/28- 6/1/14).  Although this retailer is often associated with stylish clothing, the Urban Outfitters beauty department has grown considerably in the recent months, featuring niche and difficult-to-locate lines including Lime Crime, Armour Beauty, Bliss, Stila and Anastasia and it also holds the distinct honor of being the largest retail US distributor of Korean brands including Peripera (most recently reviewed on BP HERE), The Face Shop, Tony Moly and Mizon.  Simply use the code UOBEAUTY for 20% off your online order!

In other sales news, Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale for Women and Kids began this week and runs through June 1st and Neiman Marcus is currently in the midst of their Real Deal Sale with up to 40% off of new looks in CUSP (my favorite!) as well as other departments in the store.  I have already imbibed in both sales this week...what will YOU be picking up? 

Finally, I wanted to share some images from r/S the Conference, which I had the privilege of being invited to and attending last month in Dallas, Texas.  Comprised of passionate beauty, style and lifestyle bloggers from all over the world, this weekend was dedicated to brand meetings, educational sessions and the opportunity to interface with like-minded individuals who fill their days with creating content to share with their readers.  

Above: The conference took place at the beautiful Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas. 
Above: In front of the Neiman Marcus Flagship store in downtown Dallas (a stone's throw away from our hotel).  Steeped in history and classic architecture, I loved exploring every floor.
Above: With the absolutely lovely Sabrina of The Beauty Lookbook.  Meeting and spending time with her was truly a highlight of the weekend.
Above: At the Kate Spade mixer...I assure you, that is cranberry juice in my hand! #nondrinker    
Bottom Line:  I hope you enjoyed this edition of Office Hours.  Can't wait to hear what is new with you!  Good things ahead on the blog, including my latest video featuring my 14 favorite nude lip color options...it should be live in the next day or two ; )

xx,

--The Beauty Professor


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Sunday, May 18, 2014

FOTD: Glowing Skin, Berry Lips and a Sparkling Taupe Cat Eye


I hope you had a lovely weekend!  Mine, as always, felt like a flash...never enough time ; ) That aside, I am excited to share a warm-weather Face of the Day, focused on dewy skin, sparkling taupe lids (with a cat eye twist) and lush berry lips.  

Kindly scroll on for swatches, details and images galore...

Above: The full look...in outdoor lighting.
Above: Swatches of every product in direct sunlight.
Products Used:

Sisley-Paris Phyto-Lip Twist is a tinted balm, colored like a lipstick and shiny like a gloss. It is applied with a single "twist" and leaves the lips supple, moisturized, visibly smoothed and plumped thanks to its cocktail of original plant-based active ingredients.
  • Its ultra-sensory smooth glide-on texture reinvents lipstick.
  • Its luminous, easy-to-wear shades match any occasion, from virtual nude to intense color.
  • Fun and practical, this new XXL pencil does not need a sharpener.


Above: The Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist #5 offers immense hydration and tons of pigmentation.
Above: #5 Berry is a deep, cool-toned red that brightens up the face.
Above: A swatch of the Sisley Phyto-Lip #5 in direct sunlight.
Above: This couldn't have been released at a better time...warm months are less daunting with the formidable strength of this primer.  It truly does what it says it does.
Above: Full ingredients list...very friendly to my sensitive skin thus far!
Above: The shadow/liner interplay.
Above: Outdoors, with a flash.
Above: Introducing a new jewelry addition, procured at the Renaissance Fair this weekend...it is "The Lady in the Moon" and is gold, silver, garnet and topaz.  Love it!
Above: The full look, direct sunlight to avoid squinting.
Above: Berry lips, front and center.
Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this FOTD...what products are you gravitating towards lately? So many good things ahead on BP...next up, a skincare update, a new product rundown and a video featuring my 14 favorite nude lip color options!

Have a lovely week...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

**Some PR samples  provided for review (the majority bought 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.

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