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.

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