Saturday, January 24, 2015

FOTD: Everyday Glamour with Vintage Cosmetics by Jessica Liebeskind


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Above: Introducing...Vintage Cosmetics (shown here with Sparkling Lipgloss in Papaya)
I am always thrilled to happen upon a new independent beauty line; the inherent joy of experiencing someone's vision coming to fruition never ceases to fascinate me.  Enter, Vintage Cosmetics by Jessica Liebeskind.  Jessica's background as both a product developer and a makeup artist provided her with the unique capabilities to create a line that harmoniously balances form and function with crafted precision.  From the sleekly pristine white and gold packaging to the richly pigmented, high performing formulas, this line's everyday glamour is easy to embrace.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and FOTD images of the Vintage Cosmetics products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
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Above: Four key Vintage Cosmetics products to create everyday glamour.
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Above: The Blush and Brighten Face Palette in Pink Coral/Flamingo...bright, yet totally wearable.
(1) The Blush and Brighten Face Palette (in Pink Coral/Flamingo): I was initially stunned by the vivid pans of blush this palette holds, however, when applied sparingly, these powders possess the power to bring a very flattering natural brightness to the face that is neither too intense nor over the top.  The powders are finely milled and apply with ease, melding to an almost invisible texture on the skin; there is no shimmer whatsoever, yet the blushes do not look flat or chalky.  Very impressive!

Official details: This comes in two colors: Blossom/Poppy and Pink Coral/Flamingo. The Pink Coral/Flamingo is not just for “coral girls” but a universal palette that can be enjoyed by every women of every skin tone. Jess really believes that every woman needs two shades of blush, one neutral shade to give a soft glow to the skin and a brighter shade to add a pop of pretty color. And she designed her palettes to be just that. A perfect everyday neutral (Blossom/Pink Coral respectively) and a statement-making bright shade (Poppy/Flamingo respectively), designed to be worn separately or together. 

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Above: Swatches of Pink Coral/Flamingo in natural sunlight.
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(2) Brighten and Define Eye Shadow Palette (in Lace/Caviar): Despite owning an absurd amount of makeup, I can safely say that I have never owned an eyeshadow as seemingly white as Lace.  That being said, once swatched, I was pleasantly surprised by how sheer and brightening this unique shade is...I brushed it liberally along my upper lids and it yielded the most lovely porcelain effect, once again without employing the use of shimmer. I added a bit more in my under eye region and was shocked by how well it unified the area. The Caviar shade is much darker than it appears in the swatch, especially when applied with a tiny brush.  I swept it along my upper and lower lashlines (it glided on with ease) and the intense inky trail it created was both precise and transfer resistant.  This is a genius palette for a simple, classic eye.

Official details: this is an eye-enhancing essential designed to be worn together or with your favorite shadow shares. Each palette features two easy-to-use matte shadows, the light color is a brightening all-over base color and the dark shade is an eye-defining liner. The palette is available in two shades, designed for skin tone — Lace/Caviar for extra light to light skin, and Vanilla/Espresso for medium to tan skin. Jess calls this product the bra and underwear of your beauty routine :)

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Above: Swatches of Caviar and Lave in natural sunlight.
Above: Wearing nothing more than Lace (all over my upper lids) and Caviar (lined along my upper lashline) with a couple of coats of mascara...simple and classic.
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Above: The Velvet Lip Crayon comes with its own sharpener.
(3) Velvet Lip Crayon (in Candy Coral): Pigmented with a glossy finish, this lush lip pencil acts as an excellent lipstick alternative.  My lips felt hydrated and comfortable over the duration of wear and Candy Coral is a bright, yet totally do-able coral red that I suspect would compliment a spectrum of skin tones. Lovely!

Official details: This is a statement-making way to wear modern, matte color! Creamy, smooth and luxuriously comfortable, this long-lasting, non-drying formula creates a plush, velvety finish on the lips. Available in three easy-to-wear shades.  Each shade features a hint of pink and complements lip tone for natural-looking color and universal wearability. Wear alone or layer with Sparkling Lipgloss for added shine.  Doubles as a cream blush in a pinch.

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Above: A swatch of Candy Coral in natural sunlight.
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Above: A swatch of Papaya in natural sunlight.
(4) Sparkling Lipgloss (shown in Papaya): Plush and moisturizing (and not overly sticky!), this lip gloss has a serious shine factor.  The color payoff is quite significant for a lip gloss formula and the reflective micro-shimmer adds fullness and dimension to the lips in a single coat.  I was initially concerned that Papaya may be too dark for my taste, but found that it pairs perfectly with Candy Coral, thereby creating a juicy, soft reddish coral that is simultaneously modern and timeless.  I can't wait to try this gloss in the lighter shades as well!

Official details: Give lips a beautiful glittery glow with Jessica’s Sparkling Lipgloss. This sheer, reflective formula provides luminous shine and sophisticated shimmer in an easy-to-use wand with brush applicator. Sparkling Lipgloss can be worn alone, over your favorite lipstick or with a lip pencil for a perfectly polished pout. Ultra nourishing, this gloss delivers soft color in mistake-proof shades that look great on every skin tone.

Above: Candy Coral Velvet Lip Crayon + Papaya Sparkling Lipgloss. 
Above: Products used for the look below.
The following images reflect the products in action in various lighting situations...

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Bottom Line: As aforementioned, discovering a new independent beauty brand is always a delight; the chic aesthetic and marvelous quality of the Vintage Cosmetics by Jessica Liebeskind line work in tandem to create an undeniable sense of everyday glamour!

Good things ahead, including a fresh makeup routine tutorial, current skincare and beauty procurements and a haircare post.


Have the loveliest of weekends...xoxo,

--The Beauty Professor

** Some PR samples provided for review (denoted by an asterik...the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. 
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12 comments:

  1. What a stunning makeup look, coral suits you very well Rachel!
    The lipgloss color is so pretty. But I need to say, the sunlight on your face and the green hedge behind you, that is what I need now in my life, we have a pretty amount of snow here and the streets are icy...
    Greetings from Germany
    Susanne

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    1. Hello Susanne,

      Thank you so much for the kind words! I wish I could send you some green hedges and sunlight...I would if I could ; )

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. I really like this look on you. It's brighter than some of your normal looks and it's perfect for spring! I like how much the coral complimenting your skin!

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    1. Hi Clever Girl,

      Thank you! It is indeed brighter but as long as everything else is kept simple, it is wearable!

      Hope your weekend is going well...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. The profile shot with your are up, really showed how absolutely stunning these colors truly are on you as well as the extra intensity the black brought to your eyes. Your application of foundation to blush was seamless and professional. Very well done. I know from your posts your comfort zone are neutrals. It is fun to step out of your comfort zone and stil see a lovely outcome isn't it? Hope to see more posts like these. I think you have probably exhausted the nude lip and nude eye!

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. You are right, neutrals are my "go-to" but I am having fun branching out to more colorful territory ; )

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. one of my favorite looks! I'm always excited to see new makeup lines; it's refreshing for a beauty addict ;)) Heading on over to their site right now!

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Maeve! I, too, go crazy for new lines and am excited to have piqued your interest! Let me know what you think ; )

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. You are right! Discovering new products or brands is a delight. You got to discover the good ones and not. Its really fun!

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  6. You look like a coral-y mermaid! Lovely this look on you.

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    1. Wow...what a magnificently delightful compliment...thank you!

      xoxo and happy weekend,

      --The Beauty Professor

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