Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Greens + Corals on Location: The Latest from Dolce & Gabbana and Armani Whilst in London

While in London earlier this month, I found myself embracing green and coral tones, perfect to offset the classic monochromatic elements of the city. Consequently, I am excited to share a makeup and style overview with these hues in mind, which also features the latest releases from Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani, shot at the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel and local environs!

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

First, rife with a spectrum of new lip color shades and the creamiest blush in town, the Dolce & Gabbana spring and summer releases have a tropical energy that resonates with the warmer months. 

*D&G Miss Sicily Colour & Care Lip Color.
I had the chance to try a few key hues from the *Miss Sicily Colour & Care Lip Color and am over the moon for the lushly moisturizing texture and lavish translucent color payoff. 

With the nourishment of a balm and the radiance of a gloss, these pigmented wonders are a gorgeous hybrid lip color incarnation. While all the shades I tried are simply lovely and ever so effortless for summertime, Isabelle is featured later in this story! 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Also a part of the round of recent releases, the *Tropical Coral Eyeshadow Duo, *Nail Lacquer (pictured above) and *Blush of Roses Creamy Face Coloring Rose Calizia (also reviewed HERE), deliver warm pink, coral and golden washes of color that punctuate the complexion while still looking natural. My favorite from this trio is the *Blush of Roses Creamy Face Coloring Rose Calizia, which has a sublime tone and texture that makes cheeks look flushed from within...so pretty!

Swatches in direct sunlight.

Onto the rest of the look...

Base + Face.
// BASE + FACE //
  • *Burberry Cashmere Foundation in Honey: Luxurious and buildable medium to full coverage with a velvety finish that makes the complexion look smooth and healthy, this foundation formula is excellent for those seeking a lightweight formula with impressive coverage. Honey is a good match for my currently NC 25-30 skin and I will be sharing swatches of all shades in the very near future!
  • *Sisley-Paris Concealer #3 (reviewed HERE): Just a dab of this concealer with skincare benefits--blended under eyes--allows me to look much more rested than I feel. 
  • *Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Diffused Bronze Light (reviewed HERE): Applied with my *Surratt Beauty Artistique Cheek Brush, this finely-milled bronzer has a resplendent, nearly matte true tan effect that contours and warms without looking the slightest bit conspicuous.
Swatches in indoor lighting.  

For the cheeks. 
 // CHEEKS //

Swatches in indoor lighting. 

All about eyes. 
// EYES //
  • *Giorgio Armani Cruise Collection Sunset Eye Palette: This dramatically beautiful palette features a radiant of matte ivory beige, radiant golden bronze and green-tinged charcoal for a gilded look that can take eyes to next-level smolder. I prefer to use the golden bronze as a wash of all-over color, use the ivory to blend to the brow bone and apply a touch of the charcoal green at the crease (see below) for extra impact. 
  • *Tom Ford Fiber Brow in Chestnut (reviewed HERE): This slightly deeper shade works well with my tan(ner) skin and the formula adds polish and definition to brows while staying in place all day. 
  • *Sisley So Intense Mascara (reviewed HERE): Two coats for full and fluttery lashes...it's a daily routine for me. 
A close up of the *Giorgio Armani Cruise Collection Sunset Eye Palette
Swatches in indoor lighting. 
The eye look.
Le Lips. 
// LIPS //
Swatches in indoor lighting. 

The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon light...

  • A.L.C. Kaius Knit Midi Dress: In the most scrumptious shade of muted green, this dress can be dressed up or dressed down and the length adds a fascinating appeal. I bought mine for full price in late spring but it is now on sale, making it the perfect time to splurge in your size! 
  • Nike Air Zoom Tennis Shoes: For a long day exploring, I opted for these ultra comfortable sneakers with a cushion of air that my feet utterly appreciate. The sleek black tone allow them to match virtually anything.
  • Black Leather Jacket: With classic lines and a slightly shorter cut, I reach for my moto jacket constantly...it pairs well with dresses and looks fabulous with jeans. I consider it a timeless and versatile investment. 
  • Vintage Cartier Bracelets: Not a day goes by that I am not glad I pursued these timeless gems when I had the chance. Since I never take them off, they get more wear than nearly everything else I own!

Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this makeup and style breakdown and would love to know what caught YOUR eye...do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh video, a host of new product procurements and my recommendation for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July...xx,

--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.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Packing List: All Day Travel Beauty + A Friday Night Beauty Professor Announcement!

All day travel beauty.
Happy Friday! After wrapping up a successful week as a speaker and journalist at the Neiman Marcus Beauty Conclave in Dallas, I now find myself in Philadelphia to shoot some beauty segments for QVC Beauty IQ

What types of beauty segments, you may wonder?  I am excited to be appearing live alongside Hylton Lea of Le Metier de Beaute--a line that has been near and dear to my heart and a constant presence on BP for years--to discuss some new beauty exclusives from the brand TONIGHT on the QVC Beauty IQ channel (streaming online) at 11 PM EST and, if you're around before then, please begin tuning in at 10 PM; I'll be introducing a summertime video tutorial I recently created and also lead into the 11PM show!

In the meanwhile, I wanted to share a list of beauty products that took me through an extremely long day of travel...each piece was chosen for its potential for flawless performance and this curated assortment did not disappoint. 

Kindly scroll on for images from three distinct points my day and the full product list as well as the Bottom Line...
8 AM: Still in Dallas, on the way to the airport. 
3 PM: Mid-day, post-flight.
6 PM: 10 hours later in Philadelphia in late-afternoon sun.
Products Used:

Swatches in indoor lighting.

Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my day and would love to know which products you use and love...do tell!

Please don't forget to tune in to the QVC Beauty IQ channel (streaming live online) first at 10 PM EST (for my tutorial introduction) and then at 11 PM EST for my Le Metier de Beaute appearance with Hylton Lea...the new exclusives are gorgeous and I can't wait to help share them! 

Your support, as always, is deeply treasured...xx and "see" you tonight,

--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.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Your Lips Will Want This: Introducing the Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss + Swatches of Every Shade

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss
Freshly launched today and simply waiting for your lips, the *Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss is love at first swatch; featuring intense color payoff, a hydrating and bouncy texture and a gorgeous dose of non-sticky shine, these are a lip gloss lover's dream.  I have a plethora of photos to share with you and hope that my travel schedule (which has been wonderful but relentless) will enable me to put the final edits on a serious amount of lip swatches and a comprehensive review soon.

In the meanwhile, to help you choose your optimum match (or, dare I say, matches), here are swatches of all fourteen shades as well as a close up of two of my favorite hues in the lineup! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches + images of the *Jouer High Pigment Lipgloss in action and brief Style Notes and Complete Look breakdowns and the Bottom Line...

Swatches in outdoor sunlight. 
The *Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss comes in fourteen stunning shades--all cleverly named after internationally iconic streets--that bathe the lips in a rich veil of color.  These may be the most pigmented glosses I've experienced to date and the smooth and moisturizing texture offers marvelous lasting power:
  • Maiden Lane: Warm butterscotch
  • Champs-Elysees: Warm chocolatey pink
  • Broadway: Warm dark chocolate
  • Sloane: Warm coral nude **
  • PCH: Warm peachy nude
  • Madison: Cool deep dusty mauve
  • Park Ave: Cool muted rose
  • Bond: Cool deep berry
  • Fifth Ave: Warm chocolate brown
  • Regent: Cool lavender pink **
  • Rodeo: Warm medium rose
  • Shibuya: Warm strawberry red **
  • Beverly: Cool bright pink
  • Sunset: Warm nude rose **
**Indicates my personal favorite shades

IngredientsOctyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silica Silylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopheryl Acetate. [May Contain (+/-): Mica, Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)].

The following images reflect two of my favorite *Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss hues in action in afternoon sunlight...style notes and makeup breakdown below:
*Jouer Shibuya.
*Jouer Sloane. 
My latest shoe addition (and obsession).
The complete look.

In the images above, I am wearing:
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this preview of the *Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss...which shade is YOUR favorite? 

Good things ahead including a host of new product procurements and a BP live television appearance (or two!) this Friday...additional details very soon ; ) 

Also, for major beauty news regarding launches for Fall and Holiday 2017, make sure to follow me on Instagram as I am currently reporting live from the Neiman Marcus Beauty Conclave! 


--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.  © 2012-17 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.