Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A FOTD Featuring the New Le Metier de Beaute BCA Kaleidoscope and Sublime Fall Launches from Jouer

*Le Metier de Beaute Limited Edition Breast Cancer Kaleidoscope
October has been a month of resplendent new launches...from the worthy-cause altruism of the *Le Metier de Beaute Limited Edition Flash Phenomenon Breast Cancer Kaleidoscope to fresh foundation and lip liner formulas from Jouer, this story is rife with relevant specifics and full-spectrum swatches.

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

The *Le Metier de Beaute Limited Edition Breast Cancer Kaleidoscope possesses four neutral hues which lend themselves to creativity and customization. 
It must be noted off the top that during the month of October, 30% off the proceeds from the limited-edition *Le Metier de Beaute Flash Phenomenon Face & Body Limited Edition Breast Cancer Kaleidoscope will be donated to local non-profit breast cancer organizations. Replete with four satin finish neutral hues to complement  a spectrum of skin tones, this kaleidoscope is a gorgeous way to raise awareness while supporting a worthy cause.

Each of the four hues--which range from pale pink to rich bronze smoke--are finely milled and boast incredible color payoff; the blendable and crease-free formula wears beautifully on face and body for hours (even without primer) and  the effortless nature of the shades guarantees that this kaleidoscope will receive plenty of usage, both day and night. It's a gem, indeed,  and I daresay that the swatches below speak for themselves.

As a long-time fan of Le Metier de Beaute, I am incredibly heartened by the generosity behind this year's *Breast Cancer Kaleidoscope and invite you to consider ushering this object and act of beauty into your life...there's only 12 more days of October!
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Shades: 
  • Pearl Shimmer  (top tier)  
  • Pinky Peach Shimmer (2nd tier)  
  • Duo Chrome Peachy Taupe (3rd tier)  
  • Rich Bronze Shimmer (bottom tier) 
The *Le Metier de Beaute Limited Edition Breast Cancer Kaleidoscope in action...details on exact shade application and technique later in the post. 
Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus:

Le Métier de Beauté introduces the limited edition, third anniversary Kaleidoscope in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, the Flash Phenomenon Face & Body Kaleidoscope. Inspired to create something that every woman could cherish and enjoy, these shades instantly brighten and illuminate every complexion for a gorgeous glow. Flash Phenomenon Face & Body Kaleidoscope contributes to the cause with not only love from Le Métier de Beauté, but with a donation of 10% of kaleidoscope sales to local nonprofit breast cancer organizations during the month of October. 

Representing the cause, the limited-edition pink packaging offers a fresh look to Le Métier de Beauté's cult favorite Kaleidoscope kits and features a unique stacking system to house four shades that can be worn alone or blended together for an incomparable result. 

Flash Phenomenon houses four metallic highlighters to create a prism of color for the face and body in an easy to carry design, which includes a mirror on the top for on-the-go touch-ups. Each hue contains a beautiful shimmering, silky-smooth glow. Layer shades together or wear them separately on the face, eyes, and body.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
*Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation and *Essential Precision Foundation Brush.
I've been eagerly anticipating the launch of the *Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation ever since I caught a glimpse of lab samples on Instagram months ago! With instant, fragrance-free full coverage and a natural matte finish, this long-lasting base withstands heat and humidity while feeling lightweight and breathable.   

Since I just received it, I look forward to continuing to test this formula in a variety of climates and contexts (including my formidable 12-hour lecture day next week) and will follow up with a final assessment. In the meanwhile, I hope you find the shade descriptions and swatches helpful!

Shades:
  • Alabaster: Very fair with peachy pink undertones (@N/NC/NW 10)
  • Petal: Very fair with beige to peach undertones @N/NC 10-15)
  • Shell: Light with cool pink undertones (@N/NW 15)
  • Porcelain: Light with neutral to peach undertones (@N/NW/NC 15-20)
  • Sand: Light with warm peach undertones (@N/NC 20)
  • Almond: Medium with cool peach undertones (@N/NW 25)
  • Fawn: Medium with neutral to golden undertones (@N/NC 25)
  • Latte: Medium to tan with golden peach undertones (@N/NC 27-30) **My best match
  • Caramel: Medium to tan with caramel to golden undertones (@N/NC 35-40)
  • Macchiato: Tan with golden beige undertones (@N/NW 40-42)
  • Bronzed: Medium to tan with neutral undertones @N/NW 30-35)
  • Nutmeg: Tan with warm golden undertones (@N/NC 42-45)
  • Cafe: Dark with golden red undertones (@N/NW 42-45)
  • Walnut: Dark with neutral yellow to olive undertones (@N/NC 42-45)
  • Cocoa: Dark with warm yellow undertones (@N/NC/NW 45-50)
  • Carob: Deep with golden to auburn undertones (@N/NW 50+)
  • Espresso: Deep with rich brown to golden undertones  (@N/NC 50)
Fair to Light shades. 
Medium to Tan shades. 
Dark to Deep shades. 
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish

About Essential High Coverage Crème Foundation
Complete coverage with a lightweight feel and all-day wear. Essential High Coverage Crème Foundation—the debut foundation from Jouer Cosmetics—buffs into skin like silk, leaving behind an airbrushed finish. Hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts maintain a healthy moisture balance while the natural-matte formula keeps unwanted shine at bay.
Why It’s Special
  • Reveal a flawless, even-toned complexion thanks to a full-coverage cream formula that instantly conceals blemishes and redness
  • Experience comfortable, breathable foundation that maintains a healthy matte finish throughout the day
  • Hydrating ingredients—like hyaluronic acid, tripeptides, and chamomile and cucumber extracts—soothe and condition skin
Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Mica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Allantoin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5. May Contain/Peut Contenir (±): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Other Details
  • Size: 0.68 oz / 20 ml
  • Oil-free
  • Paraben-free

The *Jouer Long-Wear Creme Lip Liner comes in 14 shades in shimmer and matte finishes. 
Finally, the slender and retractable *Jouer Long-Wear Creme Lip Liner offers 14 shades of rich and creamy liners in both matte and shimmer finishes. The formula has magnificent color payoff and a moisturizing texture that glides onto lips and stays in place for hours without feeling dry or looking flakey. 

Some personal shade favorites from the range include the inimitable Pink Champagne Shimmer (worn in the images at the end of this post), which adds an incandescent dimension to most nude and pink lip color options and the lush mauve-brown Sienna, which is ever so apropos for fall. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Shades
  • Pink Champagne Shimmer: Warm metallic pink champagne
  • Bronze Shimmer: Warm metallic bronze
  • Rose Shimmer: Cool metallic rose pink
  • Clover Shimmer: Cool metallic deep burgundy brown
  • Sienna: Warm matte sienna brow
  • Fawn: Warm medium fawn
  • Espresso: Cool matte espresso brown
  • Aubergine: Cool matte deep eggplant
  • Rosewood: Cool metallic rosy brown
  • Tawny Rose: Cool matte dusty mauve
  • Nude: Warm matte medium beige
  • Sable: Warm matte cinnamon
  • Rouge: Cool matte true red
  • Petal: Cool matte rose pink

Swatches in outdoor shade. 
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish

Thin, ultra-pigmented cream lip liner crayon delivers high pigment color with a fast-drying formula designated to prevent feathering and fading.  Use as a lip liner or as a base for your favorite lip color. Built-In sharpener included.
  • Long-Wear
  • Vitamin E
  • Water-Resistant 
  • Dermatologist Tested 
Ingredients: MATTE Shades: Aubergine (XD-900-114), Espresso (XD-900-110), Fawn (TC-108- 101B), Nude (HM-209-085B), Petal (XD-900-105), Rouge (TC-108- 103), Tawny Rose(TC-108-102) Sienna (HM-209-084B), Sable (AT-400-072) INGREDIENT LIST: Cyclopentasiloxane Trimethylsiloxysilicate Ozokerite Polyethylene Silica Octyldodecanol Phenoxyethanol Caprylyl Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin Hexylene Glycol Cera Alba (beeswax) Tocopherol MAY CONTAIN: +/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) Blue 1 lake (CI 42090) Manganese Violet (CI 77742) Yellow 5 lake (CI 19140) Red 6 lake (CI 15850) Red 7 lake (CI 15850) METALLIC Shades: Clove Shimmer (XD-900-107), Rose Shimmer (HM-209-081), Pink Champagne (HM-209-082B), Bronze Shimmer (HM-209-083), Rosewood (TC-109-059) INGREDIENT LIST: Cyclopentasiloxane Trimethylsiloxysilicate Mica Polyethylene Ozokerite Octyldodecanol Silica Phenoxyethanol Caprylyl Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin Hexylene Glycol Cera Alba (beeswax) Tocopherol MAY CONTAIN: +/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) Carmine (CI 75470) Red 7 lake (CI 15850)"

Elements of the full face. 
// THE FULL FACE // In the complete look that follows, I applied:
*Tom Ford Boys and Girls in LouLou
The following images reflect all products in action in indoor lighting...



Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Privacy Please Prentiss Tie Dress: This classic black dress has interesting tie deals and a button down vibe that can be dressed up or down. Although the small and medium fit fine, I sized up to a large for a roomier, more relaxed fit! 
  • Chloe Kingsly Sandals: I wear these sandals at least twice a week and am so glad I invested in them. They are ultra-comfortable, extremely versatile and currently on major sale. Another similar option HERE.



Last look.
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Bottom Line:  I hope you enjoyed this overview of three exceptional launches and found the swatches to be helpful! Benefitting an incredibly worthy cause, the *Le Metier de Beaute Limited Edition Breast Cancer Kaleidoscope (appearing on the Neiman Marcus site any day now) is equal parts stunning and versatile. 

Additionally, the sublime *Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation and *Jouer Long-Wear Creme Lip Liner are marvelous formulations that target key criteria for every makeup wearer. 

Will you be picking any of these new launches up? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including some on-location features, my picks from the Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Collection and a host of new product procurements...xx and more soon,

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

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