Happy weekend to you, lovelies! What do you have planned for this Valentine's Day? If all goes as planned for me, I'll be indulging in a rare day home with my husband and pup, enjoying a mellow afternoon together. When it comes to special occasions, I tend to be a girl of simple taste ; )
Today's post is dedicated to an easy-to-achieve look culminating from a few products I've been reaching for constantly as of late, including the elusive Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Honeymoon and the Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation (with swatches of EVERY shade, to boot). I've even extended some suggestions for eye shadow colors similar to TF Honeymoon for those who may not have had the chance to pick up this "blink and you'll miss it" shade option!
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
I'd like to say that the inordinately warm weather we've been having in Southern California has caused me to gravitate towards lush neutrals and bronzy tones, complimented by slightly shiny nude lip...but let's face it, I tend to gravitate toward this look year round!
For the look that follows, I used:
- Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation 5.5 (reviewed HERE and HERE), blended with a Beauty Blender.
- Tom Ford Illuminating Duo in Moodlight (reviewed HERE) as a light bronzer and highlighter.
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Lover's Blush: This pinky nude blush has just enough pigment to make cheeks look subtly flushed and the soft luminosity is ever so flattering.
- Surratt Surrealiste Skin Concealer #5 (reviewed HERE): To effortlessly brighten the under eye region.
- Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Honeymoon (discussed in detail below)
- Surratt Beauty Moderniste Lip Pencil in Faire La Bise (reviewed HERE): I recently rediscovered this nude gem and love how it defines and adds color to lips without getting too dark...so chic.
- Surratt Beauty Lipslique in Fee Soie (reviewed HERE): A forever favorite, this glimmering (and moisturizing!) pale pink has the most stunning shine and uniquely flattering undertone. Try this.
|A closeup of the Estee Lauder Lover's Blush.|
|Complexion perfection, courtesy of Giorgio Armani, Estee Lauder and Tom Ford.|
|Tom Ford Honeymoon.|
As to be expected, the Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Honeymoon is all sorts of gorgeous...consequently, once released, this particular palette sold out in a flash, both online, and in-store. A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to have stumbled upon the last one at my local TF counter and promptly snapped it up. Initially, I was told that Honeymoon was limited-edition but have since heard that it will be permanent, with the quad becoming available again in the summer. Those who are waiting for its restock can likely relate to the wait they may have experienced for the neutral-lover's dream, Nude Dip (which is now available again)!
Silky and pigmented, Honeymoon contains:
- A light, warm, shimmering taupe
- A glowing bronze
- A rich, incandescent wine (the hero shade, in my opinion)
- A deep, glowing aubergine
|Swatches of Tom Ford Honeymoon in direct sunlight.|
If you, like so many, missed out on the first installment of Honeymoon, some other eye shadow options that offer the rich, shimmering warmth of this currently sold out wonder include:
- Viseart Sultry Muse 01 (swatched + reviewed HERE)
- Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita (reviewed HERE)
- Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes in Real Eyes + Neutral Eyes (swatched + reviewed HERE)
- Tom Ford Disco Dust (reviewed HERE)...also on the brink of selling out, get this whilst you can!
- Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes in Spice (swatched + reviewed HERE)
- Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Deep Spice (a mostly matte version...swatched + reviewed HERE)
- Natasha Denona Palette #2...swatches soon...early access on Beautylish HERE; this one is a dead ringer for Honeymoon, with an extra shade thrown in for good measure!
|Currently, the Maestro Glow Foundation comes in 9 shades.|
Last month, I shared a comprehensive review of the new Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation (HERE). Since then, many of you have requested swatches of this beautifully revolutionary formula (also discussed HERE) and I am happy to oblige! Maestro Glow comes in nine shades:
- 0: Sheer white for the refinement of the palest of complexions.
- 2: Pale beige with yellow undertones for fair to light skin.
- 4: Light beige with yellow undertones for light, warm skin.
- 5: Light beige with neutral undertones for light neu: tral to rosy skin.
- 5.5: Light-medium beige with neutral undertones for light-medium skin. **My current match
- 6.25: Medium golden beige for medium skin with neutral to warm undertones.
- 7: Deep neutral tan for cafe a lait-toned skin.
- 8: Rich hazelnut brown medium-deep skin.
- 11.75: Deepest chestnut brown for chocolate skin tones.
The following images reflect all products in action...sweater from Equipment France, which, incidentally currently is having an excellent winter sale:
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this beauty story; I was thrilled to be able to offer the full shade spectrum of swatches for the glorious Maestro Glow Foundation and hope that my Tom Ford Honeymoon alternative suggestions were helpful ; )
Good things ahead, including my cleansing routine and a host of new product procurements. I am also in the midst of responding to your latest batch of lovely emails and comments, both on BP and on my YouTube channel!
Also, as previously mentioned...SAVE the DATE // I am excited to announce that I will be hosting the Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills Project Beauty on Saturday, February 27th! The free event, which features a cavalcade of new spring beauty as well as sips and snacks and an array of beauty and skincare brand experts, will begin at 11 AM! If you are a Southern CA local (or will happen to be in the area at the time), please plan on attending...it would be wonderful to meet you in person.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Have a beautiful weekend!
--The Beauty Professor
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