Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Natasha Denona Holiday 2017, the Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio and New Lipstick from Pat McGrath


New launches from Natasha Denona
Ever innovative yet completely wearable, I am a massive fan of the Natasha Denona line. Much to my excitement, this month delivered a couple of fresh ND launches including the *Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 Holiday Edition in Joya and Aeris (also available at Sephora) as well as the  *Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat (also available at Sephora) in four face-flattering shades. 

Today's post is dedicated to these launches as well as resplendent newness from Kevyn Aucoin, Pat McGrath and Decorte...additionally, keep reading for an upcoming Beauty Professor beauty event! 


Kindly scroll for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
Joya.
The *Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 Holiday Edition in Joya and Aeris (also available at Sephora) are a delightful take on the holiday season; rife with bronzes, peaches, golds and cranberries, the two limited-edition palettes feature intense color payoff in a stunning range of finishes. 

Each hue is infinitely beautiful and blendable and even though the shades are undeniably vibrant, they are effortless (and fun!) to wear, making Joya and Aeris apropos for daytime looks and holiday evenings alike. 

Joya Shades
  • Peach Gold 135 DC: Pink peach with a golden duo-chrome finish
  • Fuchsia 136 CP: Bright fuchsia with a cream-powder texture and a classic matte finish
  • Gold 137 CP: Yellow gold with a cream-powder texture and a metallic finish
  • Red Grape 138 M: Deep berry maroon with a metallic finish
  • Star Bronze 139 CP: Rosy bronze with a cream-powder texture and a sparkling finish
Aeris.
  • Aeris Shades
  • Nude 140 CP: Sheer peachy beige with a cream-powder texture and a sparkling finish
  • Red Bronze 141 K: Deep red bronze with a sparkling duo-chrome finish
  • Burnt Terracotta 142 CM: Burnt clay orange with a classic matte finish
  • Ice Blue 143 CP: Silvery blue with a cream-powder texture and a sparkling finish
  • Peach Bronze 144 CP: Sheer copper peach with a cream-powder texture and a sparkling finish
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in outdoor lighting. 
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish

  • Discover the next generation of eye shadow with Natasha’s new cream-powder formula, which combines the pigment-rich coverage of a cream and the long-lasting, crease-free wear of a powder
  • Choose from matte, metallic, sparkling, and duo-chrome shades—all effortlessly buildable and blendable—to design your own creative eye looks
  • Super-saturated pigments deliver intense color payoff that stays vibrant from pan to skin. No fading, creasing, or smudging—even without primer
For this eye look, I applied the Peach Gold and and Star Bronze from the Joya palette and then blended Ice Blue from the Aeris palette along my lash line. I added additional luminosity with a touch of the Chroma Crystal Top Coat in Peach.  
*The Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat

Also new from Natasha Denona are four shades in the *Chroma Crystal Top Coat formula (also available at Sephora), which, fortunately, will become a part of the permanent line. These fascinating    and glimmering hues can be worn alone (of which I am a fan) or over powder shadow to punctuate the intensity. 

Texturally, the lightweight cream-meets-powder formula feels cool to the touch and offers a gossamer cloak of color that performs well as an all-over wash of color while being a perfectly powerful companion to traditional powder eyeshadow. The waterproof formula can also be worn on the lips to transform lip color and, because the shimmer is so refined, it works well on a variety of skin types and tones.

My favorite of the four shades is Peach, which I have been wearing multiple times a week...it instantly brightens up the eyes while still translating as relaxed and carefree; combined with the deeper, more opaque Bronze and pale Nude (up to the brow bone) and eyes look pristinely polished. I cannot recommend the  *Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat enough! 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish

About Chroma Crystal Top Coat
Add crystal-like shine to eyes, lips, and skin with this multipurpose sparkling topcoat. Packed with crushed pearls, chroma crystals, and weightless emollients for a creamy feel, Chroma Crystal Top Coat slips over skin to leave behind a shimmery, glassy sheen that won’t crease or fade throughout the day.
Why It's Special
  • Pure pigments, real crushed pearls, and prismatic chroma crystals create a lustrous, glass-like sheen
  • The cool-touch formula glides on easily and sets in seconds, locking your look into place for all-day, crease-proof wear
  • Apply to bare eyelids, as an eye shadow topper, or on top of lipstick for a dazzling shimmer effect
How to Use
Tap onto skin with your finger for intense payoff. You can also use a brush for a more sheer effect.
Other Details
  • Size: 5 x 0.08 oz / 2.26 g
  • Waterproof
  • Paraben-free
  • Oil-free
  • Cruelty-free
Swatches in outdoor lighting. 

*Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio Palette
The *Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio Palette (reviewed individually HERE and also available at Sephora) possesses everything necessary to create a full face; the three mini palettes are magnetized, enabling them to be separated should you wish to just keep one or two in your makeup bag. 

Capri is a marvelous melange of pale gold, neutral pink and lush bronze for a custom warmth and flush, the cool lavender radiance of Ibiza is singularly pretty and the Neo-Setting Powder is finely milled to invisible oblivion, running the gamut from matte translucent to incandescent and glowy for an ethereal complexion. 

The *Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio Palette is a spectacular way to capitalize on both efficacy and portability and provides an excellent foray into the Neo range.

Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

What it is: A three-in-one palette featuring everything you need to bronze, highlight and set.
What it does: This magnetic palette features the best-selling The Neo-Bronzer in Capri, The Neo-Limelight in Ibiza and The Neo-Setting Powder. Use them together or take them apart for travel. They're infused with light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin, creating radiant luminosity.
The *Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio Palettes comes in a handy clear zipper pouch for the ultimate in portability. 
From L-R: Capri, Ibiza and Neo-Setting Powder. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.

From L-R: Pat McGrath Lipstick in 1995, Sextrology and Donatella. 
I was intrigued by the new Pat McGrath Lipsticks the second they launched in-store in my local Sephora and, upon swatching, picked out three pinky nude hues in mere moments. I embraced the MatteTrance Lipstick in 1995 (a rich nude beige with magnificent opacity) and LuxeTrance Lipstick in Sextrology and Donatella (a creamy peachy pink and neutral beige, respectively). 

The color payoff of these lipsticks is insane...full coverage and a creamy finish are complemented by fantastic hydration and significant lasting power. My favorite of my three selections is Sextrology (odd name, but fabulous color) because it's an extremely wearable peachy pink that still resides in neutral territory. The velvet matte nature of 1995 is lush and flattering and Donatella is a sublime incarnation of pure beige for a peerless 1960s look. 

All in all, I am completely impressed with the Pat McGrath Lipsticks and suspect you will be as well!
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
From L-R: 1995, Sextrology and Donatella.
Applying Sextrology. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.
The complete face. 
// The Complete Face //
  • *Decorte Sheer Brilliance Soft Lifting Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 32 in 03 Medium: This brand new liquid wonder from Decorte is a stunning first step to a beautifully even canvas; it imparts sheer to light coverage (03 Medium is fabulous for N/NC 25-35 skin) and glowy illumination that perfectly primes skin for the make up to come.  For minimal makeup days (perhaps when you might skip foundation) the demure veil coverage this creates is exceptional. 
Official details, courtesy of Saks:

Double perfection. This gorgeous, fluid-light formula brings glowing vitality to the complexion. Weightless coverage visibly sweeps away lines, discoloration, wrinkles, pores, imperfections and other signs of fatigue to create a pure, even-toned complexion with just the right touch of luminosity. A gentle, just-there tint tops it all off. A hint of color so subtle, a gentleman could wear it and not be caught. SHAKE WELL prior to use. Paraben-free. 1.7 fl. oz. Made in Japan.

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

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

Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick in Sextrology on the lips in all subsequent images.




Style notes. 
// Style Notes //



Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this breakdown of the gorgeous new *Natasha Denona launches...as aforementioned, I've been wearing the *Peach Chroma Crystal Top Coat nonstop since receiving! 

Additionally, the *Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio Palette,*Decorte Sheer Brilliance Soft Lifting Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 32 in 03 Medium and Pat McGrath Lipsticks have become integral parts of my routine as of late.

What, in particular, caught YOUR eye? Do tell! 

Good things ahead, including an overview of the By Terry Holiday Collection and so much more!


Also, if you are going to be near the Orlando area on 11/4, you are invited to the Backstage Beauty event that I'll be hosting with Armani Beauty's Tim Quinn at Neiman Marcus Orlando. I would absolutely love to meet you! RSVP details are above.

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

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