Friday, November 10, 2017

Makeup for a Day Outdoors, New Skincare in My Testing Queue + Weekend Sales and Events!


Makeup for a day outdoors. 
Last week, my mom and I spent some time in Orlando, where I hosted a beauty event at Neiman Marcus with Tim Quinn. Since we had an evening flight home the next day, we decided to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom; the weather--albeit warm and humid--was late-fall perfection and the every product I put on my face effortlessly lasted the day. 

Consequently, this post is focused on said-products, along with some fresh skincare in my testing queue, my recommendations for this weekend's abundant sales and an event invitation (for this Sunday!) for those who live in Southern California. 

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

With Giorgio Armani's Tim Quinn. 
In action at Neiman Marcus Orlando with Tim Quinn and Robert Roubideaux. 
Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom. 
// THE COMPLETE LOOK // Even, glowing skin with ample SPF protection, neutral eyes and a low-maintenance pinky peach lip for a 10+ hour day of exploration and travel.

Skin etc.
// SKIN ETC. // 
  • I began by applying a quarter-sized amount of the *Decorte Sheer Brilliance in Medium (reviewed HERE). This innovative liquid adds hydration, a light tint, pore refinement and SPF 32 protection, making it the perfect base to extend the life of foundation. 
  • The Suqqu Frame Fix Moisturizing Solid Foundation in #203 Warm Bisque (reviewed HERE) continues to be one of my favorite foundation discoveries of 2017; the buildable coverage looks incredible natural while making skin appear flawless. With SPF protection and major longevity, I use this multiple times a year. 
  • *By Terry Compact Expert in #4 Beige Nude (reviewed HERE): Just a touch sets my base for hours and the lightly tinted powder (with highlighter center) strikes the impressive balance between coverage and glow. So very good.
  • *SK-II Mid-Day Essence (reviewed HERE): A spritz or two throughout the day (and on my subsequent flight) keeps my skin toned and fresh.
  • *Wasserstein Handbag Light and Phone Charger: I am loving this genius invention, which combines the convenience of an external phone battery (my phone always needs extra juice) with the motion-activated light so you're never left blindly digging through the black hole otherwise known as your purse. Lightweight and oh-so-portable, this masterfully accompanies me through a long day. 
Foundation.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Face + fragrance.
// FACE + FRAGRANCE // 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Eyes. 
// EYES // Soft warm neutral with a glowing finish that resists creasing, even in humidity. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Lip mix. 
// LIPS // Primed, lined and peachy pink for hours on end, my lip mix consisted of:
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Sisley-Paris Phyto-Lip Shine in #11 Sheer Baby

The following images reflect all product in action on location at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida...


The eye look.



// STYLE NOTES //
  • Starry Nights Slip Dress: Super affordable and comfortable to boot, this slip dress has a diminutive celestial print that's understated and interesting. I like my slip dresses a bit oversized so I'm wearing a size Medium.
  • Plaid flannel shirt: Tied around the waist or worn for warmth, this beige-toned flannel is one of the most versatile piece in my wardrobe; it is always in my suitcase when I travel. 
  • Nike Air Huarache Print Tennies (also reviewed HERE): These sneakers continue to make me ever so happy; cushiony and stylish (adore the subtle black and leopard motif), they treat feet with the utmost of respect on a day when you plan to cover much ground.



Another glimpse at Pandora.

My mom (and BP assistant!), Laura, and me. She's often behind the camera but I insisted she be in front of it for this capture.
Skincare...currently in my testing queue. 
// SKINCARE I'M TESTING // Unlike makeup, properly testing skincare takes time (in most cases, at least a month) to assess performance and efficacy. Here are some products currently in my queue:
  • *37 Actives Anti-Aging and Firming Face Serum: Impeccable ingredients and potent results (the clinical data on this formula is stunning) that include a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles make me excited to include this in my routine. 
  • *Zelens Z Balance Prebiotic and Probiotic Facial Mist: First, it must be noted that this mist smells sublime; additionally, it increases the skin's moisture barrier while helping to combat environmental stresses, resulting in calmer and brighter skin overall. I will leave this in my work bag for extra reinforcements for a super long day.
  • *Verso Super Facial Serum: Rife with Retinol 8 (which is 8 times more effective than standard retinol), this serum purports to smooth texture while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles without the peeling usually associated with retinol. It can be integrated into any existing skincare routine (brilliant!) and plays well with sensitive skin.
  • *Nigella Nigenol Oil: Rich with the restorative properties of the Black Seed, this oil hydrates, clarifies and smooths, making it marvelous for acne-prone skin that is seeking an anti-aging boost. 
  • *Koh Gen Do Vintage Macro T3 Oil (also mentioned HERE): I am still loving this deeply hydrating formula and am thrilled that it is finally back in stock online.
  • *ReFa CARAT Platinum Massage Roller: Possessing next-live futuristic styling, this facial massager works to enhance lymphatic drainage, toning skin for a firmer, brighter, more lifted complexion. I have been keeping it within an arms reach (near the couch, my desk and my bedside) and can't wait to chart my results over the next month. 
  • *Talika Eye Dream Treatment: Rich yet immediately absorbed, this "spa treatment in a tube" features a cooling applicator that helps product glide on; after a particularly long day (and night), I found that this formula brightened and tightened my orbital area while reducing puffiness. Will continue to experiment with it!  
  • *Clark's Botanicals Retinol Rescue Eye Serum: As its moniker implies, this serum harnesses the power of retinol to smooth and brighten eyes overnight without irritation and the clever angled tip allows for precise application. 
  • *Jo Malone Hand Cream: This cream comes highly recommended by the Patricia Brown, the long-time Beauty Department Manager at Neiman's Orlando. Her porcelain-like hands were the only evidence I needed to give this formula a try. Will report back soon!
  • *Aveda Shampure Pure-Fume Mist: Not quite skincare in the traditional sense (but close enough), this divine mist for body and hair is drenched with elements of essential oil aromatherapy for an utterly mood-lifting experience.
  • *37 Actives High Performance Filler and Anti-Aging Lip Treatment (also reviewed HERE): I am revisiting this luxurious lip formula, which--with consistent usage--adds volume to lips while adeptly hydrating. Plush and nourishing, it's like nothing else in my current rotation.
  • *Sara Happ Lip Scrub in Sparkling Peach: This exfoliating scrub smells of juicy peaches and has a sweet flavor that makes smoothing the delicate skin of one's lips a delight.
  • *Sara Happ Lip Slip: A lush balm with a cult following, this soft pink formula has been on my nightstand for the past week. Each time I apply, my lips feel exceptionally soft. 
Skin saviors. 


All about eyes. 
Hair, hands and lips. 
// WEEKEND SALE SUGGESTIONS //
--Shop the Sales--


My brother, Seth, with one of his creations. 
Finally, if you live in Southern California, you are invited to a show that my brother, Seth, is doing this Sunday, November 12th, 2017 (Booth 127). Located in Long Beach (Bayshore @Appian Way at Marine Stadium), the Fall Patchwork Show is completely free and will run from 11-5! Brimming with handcrafted vendors, as well as food trucks and music, this is one of the loveliest ways of spending a Sunday afternoon! 

My brother's focus for the fall/winter has been newly designed bags, backpacks, purses and accessories in beautiful leathers, just in time for the holidays (they make great gifts for others or just for yourself). I'll be there helping him out so I hope you're able to swing on by and say hi.

Last look.
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this multifaceted post and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell; also, it would be a true joy to see you on Sunday!

Good things ahead, including a Clé de Peau Beauté Holiday Collection overview 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.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you, your mom and your brother are a beautiful family. I too love the Hourglass Bronzer you recommend.

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