Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FOTD: Natasha Denona Greens, Giorgio Armani Whites + Diptyque Rosaviola


Ever since officially debuting on Beautylish in late December, the Natasha Denona line has made an incredible impact on the US beauty industry.  This well-executed collection of products for face, eyes and lips features innovative shades and textures, coupled with immense quality and color payoff.  Already a fan of the Glowing Skin System (reviewed HERE), I was thrilled to be able to try her pigmented-saturated eye shadows, first in January at IMATS LA.  

The Palette #28 Green-Brown has 28 shades of satin, matte and pearl shadows in various neutral and verdant green hues that compliment a spectrum of skin tones.  Today, I am excited to share a dedicated look that employs the use of four key shades in the palette, as well as newness from Giorgio Armani, Diptyque and Dr. Brandt!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

From L-R: Sienna, Golden Flesh, Terracotta and Emerald Green.
At the end of January, the Natasha Denona Early Access allowed fans of the line to order her eye shadows; as expected, the stock quickly sold out but I am happy to report that a new shipment should be available for order later on this month.  Consequently, if interested, you may want to sign up HERE so you can be notified about when the products can be accessed.

For the look that follows, I chose to combine three warm bronzes with a pop of green for a fresh take on a neutral eye:
  • 50M Sienna: I applied this lush neutral bronze all over the lid and blended outward.
  • 68M Golden Flesh: I added a touch of this lighter, warmer bronze to the center of the upper eye lid and swept a bit along my lower lash line for continuity.
  • 625 Terracotta: I focused this very warm matte bronze shade on the crease for additional definition. 
  • 16M Emerald Green: This iridescent bright green has just enough depth to be completely wearable yet endlessly radiant.  I blended this at the center of my upper lid for a pop of color.
In sum, these shadows are rich, velvety and extraordinarily pigmented with smooth lasting power that simply does not crease...believe the hype!

**Swatches of the every shade of the Natasha Denona Eye Shadow Palettte #28 can be viewed  HERE
From bottom to top: Emerald, Terracotta, Golden Flesh and Sienna.
For lips, I applied a single coat of the Natasha Denona Lip Glaze...coming soon to Beautylish. Until last month, I had only caught glimpses of this pigmented, nonsticky formula on Instagram and was delighted to be able to pick up a few shades in person at IMATS LA.   

Woodwash (swatched below) is a creamy, mid-to-dark rose-tinged nude with intense opacity and a lacquer-like finish.  I am so impressed by how a single coat behaves the way that a creamy lipstick might...full coverage and a lasting finish that is hydrating and delightfully shiny.  Once available, I highly recommend that my fellow nude lip lovers give this exemplary shade a try!

A swatch of Woodwash in direct sunlight.

Before anymore time passes, I had to include the beauty that are the latest Diptyque Rosaviola releases.  The Diptyque Rosaviola candle comes housed in a frosted baby pink votive, emblazoned with a iconic Diptyque fabric patch.  The soft floral scent is gloriously rosy, emanating just the right amount of comforting sillage, even for larger space.

Equal parts sophisticated and grounded, the corresponding Diptyque Rosaviola Fragrance has an alluring rose top note that dries down to a sweet, nearly musky floral; it has magnificent lasting power and a seasonal appeal that must be experienced!
A perfect Diptyque pairing.

Even though it has been quite chilly here in Southern California, the sun has been a fixture, consequently giving me the perfect time to experiment with the entirely weightless Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer.  A brand new release from the prolific yet minimalist Armani line, this fluid glides over skin with ease, yielding a smoother, more perfected canvas and noteworthy SPF 50 protection.  I cannot wait to continue to experiment with this formula as the UV index continues to rise with the impending arrival of spring.

Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

Maestro UV is a new-generation makeup base that improves overall makeup results and prolongs wear while combating anti-aging enemies such as sun damage and pollution. Broad spectrum SPF 50 provides UVA/UVB filters that are completely transparent. These filters disperse onto the skin invisibly, absorbing rays and preventing them from reaching the skin. Targeted fillers blur imperfections and smooth the skin, creating a surface for an all-day impeccable makeup result.

How to use: Use the dropper applicator to add the amount needed to the back of your hand. Then, blend all over your face with your fingertips, moving from the center outward. Alternatively, you can also mix this with a cream and blend all over the face from the center outward. Wear it alone for a smooth, protected complexion on the days you're going makeup-free.



Additionally, I am wildly impressed with the Dr. Brandt 3-D Filler Mask. Initially, I thought it was just that: a mask.  Imagine my surprise when, upon reading the directions, I realized that it is intended to be applied towards the beginning of one's facial routine but doesn't need to be removed!  When using this creamy gel, I strategically targeted the fine lines on my forehead and around my mouth (too much smiling?), dabbing just a bit until it was fully absorbed.  I couldn't believe how rapidly my fine lines vanished, leaving smoother, more youthful skin in its wake.  Even more noteworthy, makeup can be applied directly over this mask without hazard...no dreaded peeling or pilling...tres magnifique!  Due to its utilitarian nature and ability to play well with makeup, I would deem this little gem a beauty companion, rather than purely a skincare product.  Try it.  s

Official details, courtesy of Sephora:

What it is:
A doctor-designed leave-on mask to visually revolumize and reshape the appearance of face contours. 

What it is formulated to do:
This leave-on mask restores volume and youthful-looking contours, giving your skin an instantly smoother look. It’s specially formulated with a potent, age-defying combination, including hyaluronic acid, peptides, and an Adipofill'in™ Complex. 

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

What else you need to know:
For all skin types, this product targets the middle to lower part of face, smile lines and marionettes to visibly revolumize jowl and cheekbone contours. 

Research results:
Clinical results of self-assessments on 30 women who used the product every day for 1 week: 
After 15 minutes: 
- 97% reported that skin looks smooth and supple 
- 77% reported that they notice a difference in the look of their face 

After 1 week: 
- 100% reported that lines and wrinkles are less visible and pronounced 
- 94% reported that skin looks plumper 
- 90% reported that the appearance of laugh lines has improved  
- 83% reported that product fills in wrinkles and folds

INGREDIENTS:

-Adipofill’in™ Complex: Contains hyaluronic acid; visually revolumizes, fills, and reshapes the appearance of face contours. 
-Peptides: Helping to reshape the appearance of face contours. 
-Adipofill’in Encapsulated Amino Acids: Help maintain volume and minimize the look of wrinkles over time.

Water Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate, Phospholipids, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Dimethylsilanol Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Silanetriol, Trehalose, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Peg-40 Stearate,Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Diethylhexyl Adipate,Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Betaine, Propanediol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ornithine, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, C10-18 Triglycerides, Glycolic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract, Lactic Acid, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Glycolipids, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21, Decapeptide-22, Oligopeptide-78, Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14.

The Natasha Denona Glowing Skin System.
For base, I embraced one of my favorite foundation routines as of late: The Natasha Denona Glowing Skin System (comprehensively reviewed HERE).   The foundation (shade 30 is a perfect match for my current NC 25 skin) and the soft, flaw-minimizing glow it creates is pure foundation splendor.

Luxe cheek trio.
Finally, I added a bit of the:
The following images reflect all products in action--also wearing a Topshop crewneck sweater (love it so much, I have it in 2 colors!)...








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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this closeup of the Natasha Denona Palette #28 along with newness from Giorgio Armani, Dr. Brandt and Diptyque!

What has caught YOUR eye? 

Also, a major congratulations to Melissa G. who won the Omorovicza giveaway...your prize will be on its way shortly!

Good things ahead, including a foundation-centric video, a spotlight on some new Tom Ford, a cleansing routine feature and a Valentine's Day Gift Guide...

XO,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

12 comments:

  1. Hey Rachel I just wanted to Thank You and Omorovicza again for the giveaway. Can't wait to test out all the products. I picked up 4 of the 5 pan Natasha Denona eyeshadow a and they are beautiful. I can't wait to get #2 and # 4 but they were out of stock. Her foundation is amazing, also been loving the new maestro glow. Now I need to get the new Chanel and Charlotte Tilbury foundations. Can't wait.

    Melissa

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    1. Hi Melissa,

      My absolute pleasure...so glad you won in the random draw! I am thrilled that you are loving the Natasha Denona shadows and foundations and also the Maestro Glow! So many good things out there right now!

      Hope your week is going well...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Natasha Denona eye shadows are everywhere on the internet and they look so buttery smooth and pigmented. Thhat nude lip has definitely caught my attention more than anythings else.. its so much more than just a nude lipstick/ gloss/ lacquer. So so pretty.. and it looks glorious on you XX

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    1. They are buttery indeed...and yes, Woodwash is exceptional!!

      Thank you so much, Eesha...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Love it all! Thank you! I ordered two lipglosses from ND's website (I get it there because I get 30% off) and I should get them in a couple of weeks (I actually also got two lipsticks and another blush duo). The colors I got are Antique Rose and Liyan's Rose. I hope I love them! I think I will considering your swatch of this gloss looks SO nice!

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    1. Many thanks, Sabrina! I am so excited that you are trying the lip glosses and am sure you'll love them!

      Hope all is well...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Good morning Rachel. I am very interested in 2 products in your offering today, the Armani primer and the Dr Brandt filler mask. Skincare and makeup seems to really be going through a wonderful transition bringing us "fixes" for many of our problems. I like the idea of a primer that can multitask as a sunscreen. I wonder how it works with different foundations. And I love this new filler mask especially for us older gals. You are always diligently bringing such innovative products to us and it is so appreciated. Thanks for all of the offerings today. You rock!

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    1. Hello dear Debi!

      Both the Dr. Brandt mask and Armani primer are divine and definitely have bene favorites this month ; ) Thanks, as always, for your support!

      I hope your week has been marvelous thus far...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. Simply stunning look Rachel! I'm really enjoying my Natasha Denona picks from IMATS as well. The Candle also smells absolutely lovely! Enjoy your weekend! Xo
    Dom
    @cali_beaute

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Dom...love that you're loving your Natasha Denona picks as well...hope your teaching week is flying by ; ) Would be amazing to see you at the NM Beverly Hills event on Saturday if your schedule allows...let me know!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Hi Rachel,
    Thanks for the info on the Maestro UV Primer. I googled it and didn't find much info and then I remembered your blog because I knew you would review it! Any chance of updating the post with a list of the active and inactive ingredients? :)

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    1. Will see if I can add in the ingredients, Kate!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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