Thursday, June 23, 2016

Neutral Zone: A Beauty + Style Look

The Neutral Zone.
Hello, lovely readers; I hope your summer is going well! I am in the midst of travel yet again (more on that forthcoming... in the meanwhile, visit me on Instagram for the latest) and recently took advantage of the infinitely sunny Dallas, TX location that I am currently visiting to share a beauty and style look that is brimming over with neutral tones.  

Kindly scroll on for a detailed product breakdown, sunlit swatches and images of the products in action...

Pared down for efficacy (and room in my suitcase!).
Swatches of my base pairing in direct sunlight. 
Base pair extraoridinare.
For the face.
  • *Le Metier de Beaute Radiance Powder: This gift with purchase is a dreamy yellow bronze with a buttery texture and golden gleam.  After trying this, I am excited to try the Radiance Powder in other shades! 
Marc Jacobs Beauty Bright Now...more on all three color correctors soon!
Swatches in direct sunlight.  
Cheek play.
A splendid Surratt Beauty pairing.
All about eyes.
// EYES //
  • Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Disco Dust (reviewed HERE): Finally back in stock online at Nordstrom, this rare unicorn of an eyeshadow palette features a harmony of luminous rose gold, lush camel, deep aubergine and sparkling champagne shades for a fresh neutral eye that skillfully avoids the taupe route.  If you appreciate these shades as I do, I implore you to get it while you can!
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows in Brigitte: This brow formula adds depth, dimension (fills in sparse areas), polish and hold for brows of all shades and styles. Brigitte is a neutral taupe is apropos for light to medium brown brows and there are also two darker shades to accommodate deeper arches. I am impressed by the ultra small brow, which allows one to seamlessly apply the formula...the result is extremely natural and flattering and the weightless hold lasts for hours. 
  • *Sisley-Paris So Curl Mascara (reviewed HERE): Jet black and instantly volumizing, this mascara also instills a flirty curl for lashes that are wide-eyed and fluttery.  A marvelous fusion of opulence and high-performance.
  • *Charles Darius Bold Bracelet: This clever piece of leather jewelry features a USB cable on one end and phone charging jack on the other for moments when you need to charge up your cell (for me, that's nearly always) without dealing with the dreaded untangling of the lightning cord.  I'll never dig around the bottom of my purse for one again.
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows...the most diminutive brush ever for a precise application.
Lids and lashes under control.
Swatches in outdoor shade (to show intensity of shades). 
Lip mix. 
// LIPS //

  • *La Prairie Luxe Lip Liner in Nude (reviewed HERE): I love the simplicity and beauty of this retractable lip pencil; the medium nude pink tone works well on the perimeters of the lips to establish a lovely base for the lip color to come.
  • Tom Ford Matte Lip Color in First Time (reviewed HERE): Perhaps my favorite Tom Ford lip color to date (I ardently admit to stockpiling back ups), this hydrating (especially for a matte) peachy pink nude has enough pigment to brighten the face while creating a long lasting neutral pout that doesn't overwhelm the lips.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Neutral lip wonderland.
The following images reflect all products in action at the Four Seasons Dallas Los Colinas...

// Style Notes //
  • Free People Season in the Sun Dress: Comfortable and unique, I have already gotten a serious amount of wear from this dress this season.
  • Matisse Western Pointy Boot in Ivory:  I purchased the boots worn above a couple of seasons ago but found a similar version (ivory, western-inspired, pointed toe) by Matisse and recently picked them up in good.

Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this neutral-toned beauty and style look and would love to hear what neutrals have been a major part of your life as of late!

Good things ahead, including an Amore Pacific spotlight, a travel diary and a host of new product procurements...


--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.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.


  1. How does the le metier hydrator compare to the new one by tatcha you posted about recently?

    1. Hi Anon,

      The LMdB Hydrator is a rich (yet easily absorbable) cream and the Tatcha version is more of a liqui-gel!

      Hope that helps...xx

      --The Beauty Professor


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