Thursday, August 10, 2017

First Look: Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick + Makeup in the Mountains

Introducing the *Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick
I hope your August is moving along wonderfully! Packed with last-minute trips and all sorts of tasks, this month, despite the languid heat, always feels inordinately full, especially when it comes to fresh fall launches. Today, I am excited to share a first look at the brand new *Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick (also available at Clé de Peau BeautéNeiman Marcus and Spring) as well as a full beauty look inspired by my current mountain surroundings. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the lipstick in action on location in Mammoth, CA as well as the Bottom Line...


I have had the chance to experiment with the transcendent *Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick (also available at Clé de Peau BeautéNeiman Marcus and Spring) since late June and couldn't be more impressed. From the sleek packaging to the sculpted bullet, this release is for lip color connoisseurs who have tried everything and still yearn for more. 

The formula is hydrating and plush, draping lips in a color saturated cloak of moisture and soft shine. Nearly all of the 14 shades have a flattering cream finish that all at once appears modern yet timeless and the lasting power is marvelous...I get 4-5 hours of comfortable, touch up-free wear. 

The color range is perfection; warm nudes and fresh peach exist in harmony with rich reds and deep oxblood for a lineup that is sure to offer something for everyone. 

All in all, the *Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick is a lip color masterpiece that is well worth the pursuit...keep reading for swatches galore! 
The sculptural square cases are a minimalist achievement, indeed.

Official details, courtesy of Clé de Peau Beauté:

  • A luxurious lipstick with petal-shaped tip that envelopes lips in ultra-vibrant, luminous HD color and rich lasting moisture. Leaves a silk, semi-matte finish lasting for 8 hours for youthfully smooth, full-looking lips. Packaged in a perfectly weighted lacquer case for smooth and easy application.
    • Delivers ultra vibrant HD color with Light Reflection Technology which has unique Translucent Pigments that reflect colors instead of absorbing them like typical color agents do. 
    • Light Focusing Oil, Lip Forming Powder and RS Pigment corrects the look of unevenness and wrinkles while adding shine and a smooth look.
    • Contouring Powder and Inner Lighting Powder add a look of dimension and translucence to lips. 
    • Premium Argan Tree Oil and Illuminating Hydro-Wrap Complex help deliver moisturizing benefits to lips.
    • Water Holding Oil with a moisture retaining effect helps create a smooth, creamy texture that feels divine on lips. 
    • Provides a long-lasting finish for up to 8 hours. 
    • Delivers lasting moisture for up to 4 hours.
    • Scented with an exquisite rose fragrance.
The bullets boast a delicate sculpture, singular in nature. 
All 14 shades of the *Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick
Shade Descriptions (per my experience):
  • 1 Bamboo: True nude beige
  • 2 Silk Scroll: Warm pale nude beige
  • 3 Hummingbird: Light peachy pink 
  • 4 Lotus Flower: Rosy nude
  • 5 Camellia: Deep neutral rose
  • 6 Passion Flower: Vibrant pink
  • 7 Dragon Red: Classic neutral red
  • 8 Red Lantern: Color-drenched wine-tinged red
  • 9 Silk Thread: Lush berry 
  • 10 Chinoiserie: Neutral medium pink cream
  • 11 China Doll: Rich aubergine
  • 12 Pillow Book: Intense oxblood red
  • 501 Red Carpet LE: Timeless cherry red
  • 502 Water Lily LE: Opulent dusky mauve cream
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in outdoor shade. 
Swatches of the LE shades in direct sunlight. 
Swatches of the LE shades in sunlight. 
A close up of the artfully sculpted lipstick bullets. 
*Clé de Peau Beauté x La Ligne Pouch
Now feels like the perfect moment to introduce the limited-edition *Clé de Peau Beauté x La Ligne Pouch; the luxurious result of an iconic collaboration, this leather pouch--which comes with deluxe samples of Le Serum and the The Lipstick in Chinoiserie--can serve as a streamlined clutch or chic makeup bag. 

Durable construction and classic styling will guarantee that this pouch will be in your life for years to come...I can fit 2-3 large compacts, multiple lipsticks and other beauty essential with ease!

*Clé de Peau Beauté x La Ligne Pouch
A current view from my balcony.
// The Full Look on Location // Mammoth presents a gorgeous convergence of nature and civilization...I'm endlessly inspired by the expanse of forest and open skies!

Skincare. 
// SKINCARE // Efficacy plus a golden glow in seven steps. 
  • *111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil (reviewed HERE): My skin gets smoother and brighter with each nightly application...still in love. 
  • *African Botanics Cloudburst Micro Emulsion: I have been a long-time fan of African Botanics and this latest release--a weightless moisturizer with potent skin-perfecting, anti-aging benefits--does not disappoint! Applied in the day, it serves a singular skincare step before primer and makeup. 
  • *Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2 (reviewed HERE): One pea-sized amount adds illumination and a light tint with SPF protection to boot. 
  • *Sisley-Paris Eye Contour Mask (reviewed HERE): I use this constantly when traveling as my eyes tend to get puffy and this mask (which I apply as an eye cream at night) works wonders to tighten, brighten and lift; it's always within an arm's reach for me. 
  • *iS Clinical Body Complex: This is a newer element in my body care routine; I am enchanted with its lightweight gel-like texture; this fragrance-free formula absorbs instantly and leaves my skin seriously moisturized and slightly glowy...so very good.
  • *This Works Perfect Legs Miracle Body Lotion: Excellent for instantly enhancing one's limbs with a golden radiance, this spray features moisture, a light tint and SPF protection...a gorgeous trifecta, indeed. 
  • *Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Mist (reviewed HERE): Still a staple in my routine, this sunless tanning formula is foolproof and can be applied in haste while still yielding beautiful results. I use it on my arms and legs and am consistently happy with the subtle tan that develops in an hour or so.

Beauty on location. 
Base + Face. 
// BASE + FACE // Even skin and a glowing tan cheek with a touch of pink for good measure.
  • Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick 6.5 Sable (reviewed HERE): I recently bumped up to Sable as it's a better match for my summer skin and I couldn't be happier--even after all these years--with this buildable cream foundation formula which creates a super natural even canvas. It's a modern classic in my book!
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Almond (also available at CdPB and reviewed HERE): I blended a bit in my under eye region to brighten up darkness. 
  • Giorgio Armani Sun Fabric #600 (reviewed HERE): I recently rediscovered this brilliant bronzer in my collection and have fallen in love with it all over again; the true brown tan is neither obviously shimmery nor overtly matte; it just gives skin the most natural bronzed look and is dark enough to work well with a spectrum of skin tones.  
  • *Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush in La Rosée du Soir and Barbe a Papa (reviewed HERE): Two of my favorite Surratt shades ever, La Rosee du Soir is a warm dusty rose that I swept along my cheeks and then I blended the marshmallow pink on the apples of my cheeks for a doll-like flush.
  • *Becca Light Chaser Highlighter in Rose Quartz: This incandescent pink powder blesses skin with a rosy iridescence...I placed it along my upper cheekbones for extra glow. 
  • *La Prairie Cellular Treatment Loose Powder (reviewed HERE): I brought the travel version with me on this particular trip and appreciate how compact this loose powder is on the go; it sets makeup and blurs fine lines and pores while looking completely inconspicuous on the face. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

A minimalist eye.
// EYES // Only four products because sometimes, simplicity is key.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The eye look. 


The following images reflect four of my favorite *Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipsticks in action...shade specifics in the captions:

#3 Hummingbird on the lips. 
#3 Hummingbird 
#3 Hummingbird 
#10 Chinoiserie on the lips.  
#10 Chinoiserie on the lips.  
#10 Chinoiserie on the lips.  
Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // Shorts, tee shirts, flannels and flats...it doesn't get any better.

#502 Water Lily on the lips.  
#502 Water Lily
#502 Water Lily
#502 Water Lily
#12 Pillow Book on the lips. 
#12 Pillow Book
#12 Pillow Book
Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the gloriously splurge-worthy *Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick (also available at Clé de Peau BeautéNeiman Marcus and Spring) along with an on-location beauty look...Mammoth in the summertime is truly breathtaking and I can't wait to shoot more products in nature! 

Good things ahead, including a workout makeup feature and a host of new product procurements...so much to share ; )

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.

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