Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Weekend FOTD Featuring CoverFX, Cle de Peau and Vintage Dior Sunglasses

Above: Products for a fresh, springtime look. 
Happy Easter and Passover weekend, lovelies!  In light of the inherent beauty of the next couple of days, I wanted to share a fresh look, brimming with neutrals and corals for an unexpected take on the radiance of springtime.  Although I employed the use of some favorite products (from By Terry, Burberry and Surratt Beauty), I also included some new finds, namely the Cover FX Custom Coverage DropsNapoleon Perdis Nude U. Palette and some freshly-procured vintage Dior sunglasses!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
Above: Neutrals with a pop of coral...always a delight.
Products for the Look:

Above: Swatches of all products in direct sunlight. 
Above: Complexion products for a flawless canvas.
Above: My own foundation alchemy.
The Cover FX Custom Coverage Drops are an intriguing enterprise.  Shade N 25 is suitable for my NC 23-35 skin now but I will definitely need to bump up to N 30 soon.  This concentrated formula comes in a secure bottle with a dropper that allows the user to carefully control how much product is dispensed.  I found that two drops, mixed with my Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil created a glowy, medium to full coverage foundation that makes the skin look like porcelain.  The foundation is delightfully unscented and the fact that it is customizable will be an appealing element for those seeking maximum adaptability.  I will continue to experiment with mixing agents and weigh back in after I've had more experience with the formula!

Official details, courtesy of Sephora:

What it is:
A dropper with concentrated pigments for convenient customization of any product in your beauty regimen, allowing you to control the level of coverage. 

What it does:
From a sheer tint to total coverage, Custom Cover Drops lets you achieve your desired coverage. Blend it with anything liquid to create your desired coverage, including moisturizers, serums, oils, primers, foundations, and tinted moisturizers that are water-, oil-, or silicone-based. These revolutionary drops feature Flash Fusion Technology™, so as soon as you drop, it leaves behind pigment that weightlessly transforms your favorite beauty product into the sheerest tint or a total coverage foundation. Simply adjust your coverage by the number of drops you add. The pigments are coated with lecithin, which is biochemically similar to the skin, to ensure seamless blending, precise control, and the smoothest application. 

Ingredients: Ethyl Trisiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Mica, Jojoba Esters, Triethylhexanoin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Water, Alcohol, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates

Above: Foundations for comparison swatches.  
Above: Comparison swatches in direct sunlight.
Reviews for the foundations above (most with full shade spectrum swatches) are as follows:
Above: Napoleon Perdis Nude U. Palette has 12 neutral shades that can be used on eyes, brows and cheeks for extreme versatility. 
Above: Swatches of the top row of Nude U. in direct sunlight.  
Above: Swatches of the bottom row of Nude U. in direct sunlight. 
Above: Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich #211 Silk Lipstick (reviewed HERE and also available at  Clé de Peau Beauté and Neiman Marcus)
Above: The Spring 2015 Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich lip color collection.
Above: Swatches of all three shades in indoor lighting. 
The images below reflect the products in action in various lighting situations...

Above: With a flash.
Above: The mini-braid side twist was a hairstyle experiment. 
Above: In mixed outdoor lighting.
Above: In outdoor shade. 
Above: The CoverFX finish is natural with just a touch of glow over the course of wear.
Above: Close up!
Above: I recently picked up these vintage Christian Dior glasses in Venice Beach at a boutique called Burning Torch...their vintage eyewear collection was magnificent.  For online shoppers, here is a similar pair.
Above: Head on...so 1960's, no?
Above: The honey-toned side detail is my favorite.
Above: Coral + neutrals = springtime.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this FOTD and that your weekend is off to a beautiful start!  

What makeup will YOU being embracing over the next 48 hours ; ) 

Good things ahead, including more foundation focus (!!), a skincare update, new product procurements and some hotly anticipated By Terry swatches (hint: these palettes are to die for!).  I am also working my way through your lovely comments and emails ; )

xx,

--The Beauty Professor

** 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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15 comments:

  1. The Cover Fx drops sound awesome! I think it's nice that they came out with a product that you can customize, I bet a lot of makeup artist would find that handy. Love the lip shade on you :) it looks like the perfect peachy pink shade for spring.

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    1. Hi Makeup Sessions!

      They are pretty impressive...I love how convertable they are. Thanks for the sweet words about my lip shade...it's a favorite ; )

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. I love this vintage, coraly lips on you! This Cover FX drops foundation are very interesting. I love the idea of mixing it up with delightful oils. Thanks for sharing.
    xxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you, my dear!

      So glad you enjoyed the post and talk soon...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Tequila MockingbirdApril 4, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    That's awesome that the CoverFX Custom Cover Drops play nice with your Sisley face oil!

    The new foundation piqued my interest when I noticed all 5 star reviews out of the first 35ish on the sephora website and I noticed 1) many reviewers mentioned a little goes a long way and 2) more than one reviewer was fond of mixing the drops with a primer alone.

    I was wondering how the CoverFX CCDs would get along with my La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Nutritive Oil (a hydrating, VERY HIGH PPD - i.e. preemptive antiaging - sunscreen that doesn't leave white streaks since it's clear), and your review was rather persuasive in getting me to seek out a sample.

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    1. Hello Tequila!

      They do indeed make a perfect pairing.

      Your observations on this foundation formula per the Sephora website are correct...I was shocked by how little was necessary for full coverage!

      I can't wait to hear what you think about this foundation with your sunscreen oil (I'm intrigued!)...do keep me posted!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Hi BP! You look beautiful in those pics! I saw the announcement about the CoverFX drops a while ago, and have been very intrigued. How do you think it compares to the Ardency Inn?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Anon,

      Thank you ever so much! I find that the purpose is quite the same but since the consistency is so different, it will all come down to the finish you prefer. The CoverFX is thin and makes skin like porcelain and the Ardency Inn is a bit thicker and skin looks smooth and slightly dewy (and lasts longer).

      I hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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    2. Thanks, BP! I may just stick with the Ardency Inn, as long lasting is definitely what I look for in a base...

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  5. Hi Rachel,
    this lipstick color makes your eye color pop! Stunning look for you. These sunglasses!
    I am very curiouse about the new Cover FX foundation, but the color theme makes me really confused...I need this blush in my collection, it could be THE right color for me, I am pretty shure.
    Sunny Easter greetings from Germany
    Susanne

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    1. Hi Susanne,

      Thank you so much!!! I am thrilled that I came upon the sunglasses ; )

      The shades in the Cover FX lines can be tricky if you cannot see them in person...the blush, however, is a must, indeed!

      Love to you from the USA,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Hi, thanks for the great reviews and swatches, as always. Could I ask how many drops of the Sisley oil do you mix with the two drops of Cover FX? Many thanks.

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    1. Hi Anne

      My pleasure! In response to your question, I used 2 drops of Sisley Oil and 2 drops of the Cover FX which created MORE than enough formula to cover my entire face with a medium-full effect.

      Hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. Hello Pretty!
    Would you recommend the Cover FX Custom Cover or the Dior Nude Air?

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    1. Hello!

      Both foundations are lovely but if you are not a fan of strongly fragranced formulas, then I would recommend the Cover FX. The Dior Nude Air is very heavily fragranced!

      Hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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