Sunday, November 26, 2017

A Beautifully Relaxed Approach to Cyber Monday: Beauty Favorites--Including lilah b. + Tatcha--on Heavy Rotation + a Concise Shopping Guide


A relaxed approach to Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday has officially arrived, bringing with it a host of enhanced savings across all verticals. To make today's online experience as smooth and relaxing as possible, I am excited to share some of my current beauty product favorites, a lilah b. and Tatcha-inspired look and a detailed list of Cyber Monday recommendations in both style and beauty. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the product in action as well as my full Cyber Monday Shopping Guide and the Bottom Line...

Current product favorites. 
From skincare and foundation to eye shadow and lip color galore, I am using the retail event that is Cyber Monday as an opportunity to share a rundown of products on heavy rotation here at BP headquarters with links to their respective reviews for a resource-driven post whose relevance will extend well beyond the start of this week:


Skincare + haircare.
// SKINCARE + HAIRCARE //
Foundation.
// FOUNDATION ETC. **All Shades match my current NC 25-27 skin //
Eyes. 
// EYES //
Lips.
// LIPS //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
*Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Lipstick
A revolution in clean beauty, the *Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Lipstick needs to be on your radar. With impeccable ingredients and one of the most pigmented formulas on the market, this opulent liquid bathes lips in a cloak of comfortable, long lasting color. I am particularly fond of mixing the lush nude George with a touch of the cool pink Jake for a perfect pinky nude. 

About the Shades:
  • Cameron- Pale nude with pink undertones. 
  • Leo- Light nude with peachy undertones. 
  • George- Neutral midtone true nude. 
  • Jake- Cool toned lilac baby pink shade. 
  • Brad- Your solid, everyday mauve nude shade. 
  • Ryan- Nude rose gold metallic shade. It looks beautiful on its own or as a pop of highlight in the center of the lips over top any liquid lipstick shade. 
  • Romeo- Vampy deep reddish burgundy shade. 
  • Dane- Deep plum shade. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
*Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Lipstick
lilah b. 
I've been enchanted with the minimalist lilah b. line (also available at Neiman Marcus) since its launch a few years ago. Luxe and weighty ivory compacts hold refined, multi-tasking formulas for face, eyes and lips that epitomize the green beauty movement with effortless energy.  
From L-R: The *lilah b. Flawless Finish Foundation in b. original, b. classic, b. natural, b. pure and b. timeless.
As more Beauty Professor readers continue to seek green beauty options, I have received many recent questions about the *lilah b. Flawless Finish Foundation in b. natural (also available at Neiman Marcus). Weightless and buildable from sheer to medium-full coverage, this truly special formula imparts coverage while being nearly invisible on the skin (making getting swatches quite a challenge!). 

When buffed with the *Retractable Foundation Brush, this foundation becomes one with the skin, blurring out imperfections while still allowing skin to look like skin; the finish is natural but develops a flattering bit of glow over time. All in all, this foundation is excellent for those seeking green ingredients and a customizable level of coverage that effortlessly lasts the day!

The *lilah b. Flawless Finish Foundation in b. natural (also available at Neiman Marcus) currently comes in five adaptable shades:
  • b. original: @N/NC/NW 10-15
  • b. classic: @N/NC/NW 20-25
  • b. natural: @N/NC/NW 25-30 **My perfect match
  • b. pure: @N/NC/NW 30-35
  • b. timeless: @N/NC/NW 40-45
Swatches of the *lilah b. Flawless Finish Foundation in direct sunlight.
*lilah b. LE The Perfect Pair
Limited-edition and incredibly versatile, the *lilah b. LE The Perfect Pair (also available at lilah b.) represents a gorgeous cross-section of offerings from the line. The b. envied eyeshadow palette features lush earth tones in olive, taupe, brown and dusky charcoal for endless combinations and the glowing b.dazzling can be used on lips, cheeks and even eyes to create a tender, cool pink glow. 

Swatches of the *lilah b. LE The Perfect Pair in direct sunlight. 
 *lilah b. For Your Eyes Only Brush Set 
Also a limited-edition offering, the *lilah b. For Your Eyes Only Brush Set features a gorgeous travel roll, replete with three eye brushes for buffing, blending and precision lining--both wet and dry. The brushes are dense and super soft while boasting a pedigree of being 100% hypo-allergenic, vegan and cruelty-free. 
*lilah b. For Your Eyes Only Brush Set
*Tatcha Tinted Lip Oil 
For lips that glow with a subtle radiance of red, the *Tatcha Tinted Lip Oil is a must. Immensely nourishing and plush, this decadent glaze yields a buildable tint that flatters a spectrum of skin tones. 

I love building it to maximum opacity and wearing it with minimal makeup for a pop of color but appreciate the fact that it can also be applied in a single coat for a touch of softly-tinted color and shine. If you've been shy about red in the past, this is the perfect entry point to more pronounced color!

Official details, courtesy of Tatcha:

What it is:
A fresh take on the geisha's iconic red lip, delivered in a nourishing blend of more than 95% botanical oils. Available only for a limited time.
Why it's different:
The lightweight, nourishing formula melts onto lips to impart a sheer red hue with a luminous sheen that brightens any complexion. Lips are left visibly smoother, softer and plump with hydration.
Who it's for:
The Kyoto Red Lip Oil can be worn alone for a sheer hint of color, or layered on top of any lipstick to leave lips smooth and plump with hydration. Pairs perfectly with the Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick.
*Tatcha Tinted Lip Oil 
In the look that follows, I am wearing:
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The full face. 
The following images reflect all products above in action...wearing the Vince Marled Car Coat + tee shirt by Ragdoll LA:
The *Tatcha Tinted Lip Oil in action.
The eye look.
Wearing *lilah b. b. dazzling on the lips. 

New for Cyber Monday: *Sunday Riley Auto Correct and *Jouer Funfetti.
I am excited to share a glimpse of two new Cyber Monday launches: The *Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream and *Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper in Funfetti. I had the chance to test both for the past week and am thrilled with their respective efficacy and beauty.
*Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream
The *Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream couldn't have arrived at my doorstep at a better time. I have been battling an early winter cold and, consequently, between coughing and a compromised level of sleep, my eyes need all the help they can get. I have been using this diligently for the past week and a utterly impressed by the immediate hydration and instant luminous glow the rich formula imparts. It makes my eyes look fresher and more lifted and awake with every application and I cannot wait to continue charting the long term results over the next month. 

Official details, courtesy of Sephora:

What it is:
An eye cream that instantly delivers a lifted and depuffed look to the eye area while rapidly reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.

Solutions for:
- Puffiness
- Dark circles
- Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream instantly gives a brighter, lifted look, while reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Caffeine and Brazilian ginseng root extract rapidly reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, energizing tired-looking eyes. Concentrated horse chestnut and acamella oleracea extracts smooth the appearance of crow's feet and fine lines while giving an instantly lifted look. Antioxidant-rich lutein provides a radiant glow to the fragile skin around the eye. Cocoa and shea butter plump the skin with moisture, as watermelon rind extract and sodium PCA infuse hydration into the skin. Eyes look fresher, younger, depuffed, and more rested for immediate and noticeable results.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates 
A swatch of *Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper in Funfetti.
Released to celebrate Jouer Cosmetics Founder Christina Zilber, the *Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper in Funfetti features the same high-shine, nonsticky formula we've come to appreciate with the Lip Toppers, this time in a festive iridescent pink that reflects the joie de vivre of the season. I am beyond smitten by the oyster radiance of this lovely release and cannot wait to wear it over nude lip liner for a sophisticated glow. As an added bonus, 20% of the net proceeds for Funfetti will be donated to UNICEF!

// CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING GUIDE // The deals have reached their November apex and, best of all, they're meant to be accessed from the comfort of your keyboard! 
--Shop the Sales--

Last look.
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you found this beauty-centric post and guide to Cyber Monday an engaging yet relaxing approach to help you navigate the sea of sales.

What may have caught your eye and what would you like to see in upcoming Beauty Professor stories? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including fresh video, a skincare update and a host of new product procurements!

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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