Sunday, November 19, 2017

First Look: Limited-Edition Gems from the Clé de Peau Beauté Holiday 2017 Collection


*Clé de Peau Beauté Holiday 2017 Collection
With stunning chinoserie stylings by artist Kathe Fraga at its heart, the *Clé de Peau Beauté Holiday 2017 Collection (also available at CdPB) features all one could desire for skin, nails, eyes, face and lips, packaged in limited-edition packaging that makes gifting others (to say nothing of one's self) an utter joy. 

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

*Clé de Peau Beauté Essential Radiance Set
Up first is the *Clé de Peau Beauté Essential Radiance Set (also available at CdPB); comprised of four best-selling formulas that cleanse, hydrate, protect and strengthen as well as a supply of plush cotton for cleansing the face and applying toner, this set works well for travel (everything is under 3 oz) while also looking gorgeous on one's vanity.  

What It Contains:
  • Softening Cleansing Foam (1.2 oz.): a luxuriously rich, divinely textured cleansing foam that gently lifts impurities from your skin while delivering captivating translucency.
  • Hydro-Softening Lotion (2.5 oz.): a multi-benefit softening lotion that helps protect skin against dryness for a luxurious hydrating treatment during the balancing step of your skin care regimen.
  • Protective Fortifying Emulsion SPF 22 (1 oz.): a lightweight moisturizer that glides smoothly onto skin without stickiness, instantly imparting dewy radiance.
  • Intensive Fortifying Emulsion (1 oz.): a nighttime emulsion that focuses on the skin's natural recovery and helps enhance the functions responsible for ensuring vitality and visible radiance.
  • Cotton (72 sheets): pillow-like cotton pads that feel ultra indulgent on your skin.
The luxurious cotton.
Usage Details:
  • Apply softening cleansing foam and dispense about 1cm of the product onto your palm, add lukewarm water to create foam to gently lift impurities while delivering captivating translucency. Using your fingers, gently apply the lather onto the face in a circular motion to cleanse.
  • Apply hydro-softening lotion every morning and evening after cleansing skin for luxurious hydration. Saturate a cotton pad with lotion and smooth gently over face.
  • For daytime apply protective fortifying emulsion broad spectrum SPF 22 each morning to guard against pre-mature signs of aging and provide skin with exceptional beauty after applying hydro-softening lotion. Smooth gently over face with a cotton pad.
  • For nighttime, apply intensive fortifying emulsion each evening after use of hydro-softening lotion to help enhance the functions responsible for ensuring vitality and visible radiance. Release emulsion onto a cotton pad. Smooth gently over face.
  • When using cotton with emulsion during day and night, place over middle and ring fingers to hold securely with index and little fingers as shown. After application of emulsion, smooth cotton pad gently over face. (Repeat 2-3 times).
*Clé de Peau Beauté Essential Radiance Set
*Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Pencils
The *Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Pencils (also available at CdPB) are a fascinating addition to the traditional powder and cream eyeshadows in the permanent lineup. Housed in resplendent and retractable tubes, the five shades range from glimmering silver, champagne and taupe to bold turquoise and violet. 

The lighter shades are sheer yet buildable, making them apropos toppers for the bolder tones and the peacock green and royal purple hues create a festive holiday eye in seconds. Once set, the eye color pencils have marvelous longevity, resisting creasing and migrating for hours. I am particularly smitten with the green and taupe tones (worn in the images at the end of the post) and know that the pentad of shades will experience great use this season. 

Swatches of the *Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Pencils in direct sunlight. 
*Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Pencils
*Clé de Peau Beauté Nail Lacquer Trio
The *Clé de Peau Beauté Nail Lacquer Trio (also available at CdPB) features three rich nail shades in glass bottles with decorate embellishments. The full-coverage formula is delicately fragranced with tender notes of rose and the creamy, glossy finish will have nails--short and long--looking their best for days at works and evenings out. Shades include a lush inky green, glittering gold and radiant red. 


*Clé de Peau Beauté Makeup Coffret
The unequivocal star of the Holiday Collection is the *Clé de Peau Beauté Makeup Coffret (also available at CdPB); the lovely chinoiserie box holds a vibrant red lipstick (in the new The Lipstick formula...reviewed HERE), a palette with powders for eyes and face and a luminous bronze mascara. 

Collectively, these elements paint the face with a wash of classic and neutral hues that simultaneously flatter and enhance a spectrum of skin tones. I am in love with the polished yet breezy versatility of the palette and the diminutive red lipstick immediately delivers fresh life to the face.

Shade Descriptions (per my experience):
  • Golden bronze eyeshadow
  • Violet pink pearl eyeshadow
  • Shimmering taupe brown eyeshadow
  • Pale pearl ivory eyeshadow 
  • Lush neutral dusky rose blush
  • Illuminating apricot beige cheek color
  • Incandescent bronzy brown mascara
  • Classic cherry red lipstick

The design on the top of the palette is a makeup collector's dream.

A closeup of the coffet palette. 
Swatches of the *Clé de Peau Beauté Makeup Coffret in direct sunlight. 

Applying the lipstick from the coffret.
Eyes, cheeks and lips under control. 


CdPB face essentials. 
// The Rest of the Face //
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté The Serum (also available at CdPB and reviewed HERE): I have been using this anti-aging formula for the past couple of months and continue to be smitten with its plumping, hydrating and refining properties; it's gentle yet effective and gives my skin a glow both day and night. 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté The Foundation #O40 (also available at CdPB and reviewed--with a host of swatches--HERE): This next-level foundation envelops one's face in skincare while providing inordinately natural-looking coverage (like really good skin) with a slightly dewy finish. Since a little goes a long way, the jar will last years...if you've tried every foundation, it's now time for you to embrace this gem! 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Bronzing Duo #2 (also available at CdPB and reviewed HERE): Swept along my cheekbones and the perimeters of my face, this finely milled powder imparts a believable warmth and tan that adds depth and dimension.
Swatches in direct sunlight.  
The *Clé de Peau Beauté Bronzing Duo #2
The following images reflect all products in action...sweatshirt by Ragdoll LA (also available at Ragdoll LA) and similar scarves HERE, HERE and HERE


The eye look.






Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this first look at the gloriously opulent *Clé de Peau Beauté Holiday 2017 Collection (also available at CdPB). Each limited-edition element effortlessly resonates with the joyful holidays to come, reflecting the perfect fusion of substance and style. 

Will you be picking anything up from the CdPB Holiday 2017 Collection? Do tell! 

Good things ahead, including a serious look at Shu Uemura favorites, some new product procurements and my Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping guides!

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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Comprehensive Overview of the Jouer Holiday 2017 Collection + a Dash of the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette for Good Measure


The *Jouer Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection
The *Jouer Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection has arrived at Beautylish (also available on the Jouer site); featuring beautifully packaged, limited-edition sets in mini sizes that are perfect companions for makeup bags and traveling, the collection will have you wanting to gift others--and yourself--with wild abandon! 

I've combined the collection with the gorgeous *Natasha Denona Sunset Palette, which was recently restocked, resulting in a fresh and festive look that resonates with the holiday months ahead. 

 Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the *Jouer Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection and *Natasha Denona Sunset Palette in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Elements from the *Jouer Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection
*Jouer Powder Highlight Trio 
First up, the *Jouer Powder Highlight Trio in Rose Gold, Skinny Dip and Ice (reviewed HERErepresent a stunning expanse of illuminators that impart flattering light to the face. Finely-milled and blendable, these mini-sized compacts are incredibly convenient and the three shades in Set #1 are all one needs to create a believable lit-from-within glow. 

Shades include:
  • Rose Gold (shimmering rose gold)
  • Skinny Dip (shimmering golden peach)
  • Ice (icy holographic pearl)
Swatches of the *Jouer Powder Highlight Trio in direct sunlight 
From L-R: Rose Gold, Skinny Dip and Ice.
The *Jouer Powder Highlight Trio
The shades in the second set of the *Jouer Powder Highlight Trio include Topaz, Citrine and Rose Quartz (reviewed HERE). Topaz is deep enough to serve as an incandescent bronzer for fair and light skin tones and the golden Citrine and pink Rose Quartz lean warm and cool, respectively, for extreme versatility. 

Shades include:
  • Citrine (shimmering gold)
  • Rose Quartz (shimmering champagne pink)
  • Topaz (shimmering peachy gold)
Swatches of the *Jouer Powder Highlight Trio in direct sunlight 
From L-R: Topaz, Citrine and Rose Quartz.
*Jouer Best of Nudes Mini Lip Creme Set
In the realm of lips, the *Jouer Best of Nudes Mini Lip Creme Set (shades and formula previously reviewed HERE) features seven 

Shades include:
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Naked: matte cool peachy pink (new)
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Bare: matte warm fawn nude
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Terra: matte neutral deep ochre
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Dulce de Leche: matte cool nude
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Papaye: metallic warm peach
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Rayanne: matte cool grey nude
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Rosé: metallic cool champagne mauve
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Tawny Rose: matte cool dusty mauve
Swatches of the *Jouer Best of Nudes Mini Lip Creme Set  in direct sunlight. 
*Jouer Best of Nudes Mini Lip Creme Set
With Naked and St. Tropez. 
The *Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Set
The *Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Set (shades and formula previously reviewed HERE) is brimming with six creamy shades with delicately metallic finishes. Citronade Rose (reviewed HERE) has been a favorite for years now and the warm nude Praline and duo-chrome Papaye are equally intriguing.  

Shades include:
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Bronze Rose: metallic cool deep rose
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Citronade Rose: metallic ballet pink
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Clove: metallic warm deep burgundy brown
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Snapdragon: metallic cool frosty plum
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Praline: metallic cool bronzed pink
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Papaye: metallic warm peach
Swatches of the *Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Set in direct sunlight. 
*Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Set
The *Jouer Best of Deeps Mini Lip Creme Set
The *Jouer Best of Deeps Mini Lip Creme Set (shades and formula previously reviewed HERE) includes a spectrum of six rich liquid lip color hues with spectacular color payoff.  The creamy shades are perfectly aligned with the  holiday-laden months ahead and I am particularly captivated by the reddish brown Cerise Noir and lushly red Cranberry. 

Shades include:
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Aubergine: matte cool dark dusty violet (new)
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Cerise Noir: matte cool black cherry (new)
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Truffle: matte warm dark chocolate brown (new)
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Noisette: matte warm chocolate brown
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Dahlia: metallic cool electric plum
  • Long-Wear Lip Crème in Cranberry: metallic cool cranberry red
Swatches of the *Jouer Best of Deeps Mini Lip Creme Set in direct sunlight. 
*Jouer Best of Deeps Mini Lip Creme Set
*Jouer Best of Lip Toppers Mini Gift Set
The *Jouer Best of Lip Toppers Mini Gift Set features all five original lip toppers and two new shades in miniature sizes that pack an immense amount of punch. Infinitely glimmering and delightfully non-sticky, these cellophane shades look incredible by themselves or over lip liner and serve a transformative purpose over traditional lipstick and liquid lip color. The beige Skinny Dip and pale pink St. Tropez rank among my favorite in the range. 

Shades include:
  • Long-Wear Lip Topper in Stardust: metallic shimmering golden coral (new)
  • Long-Wear Lip Topper in Sugar Plum: shimmering wine with gold flecks (new)
  • Long-Wear Lip Topper in Frost Bite: metallic shimmering snowy pearl
  • Long-Wear Lip Topper in Skinny Dip: metallic shimmering golden nude (reviewed HERE)
  • Long-Wear Lip Topper in Rose Gold: metallic shimmering rose gold (reviewed HERE)
  • Long-Wear Lip Topper in Tan Lines: metallic shimmering bronze (reviewed HERE
  • Long-Wear Lip Topper in St. Tropez: metallic shimmering champagne (reviewed HERE))
Swatches of the Jouer Best of Lip Toppers Mini Gift Set in direct  sunlight. 
Jouer Best of Lip Toppers Mini Gift Set
The complete look.
// The Complete Look //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The *Natasha Denona Sunset Palette comes in a streamlined, gilded case that protects and performs well, even when traveling. 
The *Natasha Denona Sunset Palette is a warm neutral lover's dream.
The *Natasha Denona Sunset Palette
Single-pass swatches of *Natasha Denona Sunset Palette in direct sunlight. 
Names for reference. 

The  following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...sleeveless cashmere turtleneck by Neiman Marcus:









Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the gifting-worthy, limited-edition *Jouer Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection as well as a look at the glorious *Natasha Denona Sunset Palette and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell! 

Good things ahead, including a spotlight on the Clé de Peau Beauté holiday releases as well as a host of new product procurements.

Have a fantastic rest of the week...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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