Sunday, December 9, 2018

First Look: The Estee Lauder by Violette La Dangereuse Collection Plus 5 Sales I'm Shopping


Introducing the *Estee Lauder by Violette La Dangereus Collection
I hope your December is going well! I am headed into finals week on campus and between grading and meetings and beauty content creation (not to mention spending tons of time with my beloved Johannah) and preparing for Christmas with plenty of shopping, each day this month seems to be flying by. That being said, I am thrilled to introduce a new launch that I'm confident you'll love.

Ever since catching a fleeting glimpse on social media last month, I've been eagerly awaiting the official release of the *Estee Lauder by Violette La Dangereus Collection (also available at Estee LauderNeiman Marcus and Violet Grey) and am happy to report that it is finally available at some of my favorite retailers. Brimming with sultry and alluring yet incredibly wearable tones, this limited edition edit is simply stunning and well worth the pursuit!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the *Estee Lauder by Violette La Dangereus Collection as well as quick overview of five of the sales I've recently been shopping and the Bottom Line...


*La Dangereuse Pure Color Envy Sculpting Face Trio
Up first is the dreamy *La Dangereuse Pure Color Envy Sculpting Face Trio (also available at Estee Lauder, Neiman Marcus). With a soft pale tan hue, a radiant true pink blush tone and a luminous champagne bronze highlighter, this palette builds warmth, flush and dimension in seconds. 

La Dangereuse Pure Color Envy Sculpting Face Trio swatches
Swatch in direct sunlight. 
*La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette in Amour, Amour and Blue Dahlia (also available at Estee Lauder and Neiman Marcus
Perhaps the most breathtaking elements of the collection, the *La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette in Amour, Amour and Blue Dahlia (also available at Estee Lauder and Neiman Marcus) are not to be missed. With high color payoff and mix of satin and matte finishes, the shadows are buttery and blendable while wearing like a dream. 

Amour, Amour is rife with warm rosy neutral tones that instantly take eye to the next level (needless to say, I adore this palette, worn at the end of this post) and those that prefer cooler hues will be smitten with Blue Dahlia, which expertly combines blues, greens and golds for a regal result that feels equal parts adventurous and accessible. 

Both palettes are so well-executed and definitely define the collection...you won't regret adding them to your makeup menagerie!   

*La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette in Amour, Amour 
Swatches of the in *La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette in Amour, Amour  in  direct sunlight. 
 *La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette in Blue Dahlia
Swatches of the *La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette in Blue Dahlia in direct sunlight. 
Additional La Dangereuse eye gems. 
Also in the eye category are the: 
  • *La Dangereuse Deluxe Eye Crayon in Sly & Sultry: Currently sold out at all but one retailer, this resplendent crayon imparts major pigment in a flattering warm pink nude that lasts all day without creasing or flaking. It can be worn as a single wash of color or as a compliment to powder formulas...get this if you can. It's that good. 
*La Dangereuse Eye Gloss in Sheer Scandal
*La Dangereuse Glitter Pot in Burning Star
*La Dangereuse Deluxe Eye Crayon in Sly & Sultry
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
La Dangereuse Lips. 
Finally, for lips, the collection focuses on wearable yet intense nudes and oxblood hues including: 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
*Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Tawny 3W1
In the images that follow, I am wearing the iconic *Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Tawny 3W1. This buildable foundation can be customized from light to full coverage and dries down to a demi-matte skin finish with formidable lasting power. Have you tried this legend? Thoughts? 

A swatch of the *Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Tawny 3W1




The eye look, featuring the *La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette in Amour, Amour





Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // Velvet + denim + 
  • Frame Burnout Velvet Blouse: I bought this blouse on a whim thinking I would wear it once or twice but have worn it much more than that! It can be dressed up or down (as in the images above and below) and feels fresh and unique in a sea of sameness. 
  • Nike Air Max 270 Sneakers:  I wear these trainers constantly...not only are they wildly comfortable, but the neutral-focused color combination cannot be beat. 
  • Longchamp Leather Belt Bag: This is what I've been toting my belongings around in lately...I think it has something to do with always having my hands full with Johannah. It's about as chic and understated as a fanny pack can be! 



// THE SALES // I've been doing my Christmas shopping in bits and pieces lately, focusing on the abundance of online sales that seem to be a constant in November and December. Some that I've been frequenting include:
  1. Nordstrom: For baby and kids clothes and makeup
  2. Neiman Marcus: For wild deals on designer shoes and endless extra 20% off options
  3. Saks: For up to 50% off designer everything
  4. Sephora: Use code Hooray2018 for $25 off $75 (Rouge members 11/29-12/12), $20 off $75 (VIB members 11/30-12/12) and $15 off $75 (for Beauty Insiders 11/30-12/11)
  5. Bloomingdales: 25% off everything labeled as such (and there is a lot!) for the Friends and Family event.
Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this pictorial overview of the gorgeous limited edition *Estee Lauder by Violette La Dangereus Collection (also available at Estee Lauder, Neiman Marcus and Violet Grey) and would love to know what caught your eye!

Good things ahead, including an official holiday gift guide, a nursery tour, a fresh video tutorial and a host of new product procurements...can't wait to share. 

Also, I am currently hosting a Charlotte Tilbury giveaway on Instagram...swing by to easily enter before 12/13/18! 

xx and more soon,

--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.  © 2012-18 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

5 Clean Beauty Products I'm Loving, Feat. Lawless The One, Gressa Minimalist and Kosas Phoenix Rising

Sunlit clean beauty. 
I hope your December is off to a marvelous start! Today, I am excited to share some resplendent newness in clean beauty from some of my favorite green brands...from the most utilitarian eyeshadow palette and skin-finish foundation to glowing blush-meets-bronzer and a quintessential red lip, this post will help you creating a vibrant full face with skin (and earth)-friendly products that perform like champions. 

Before I continue, I must wish a warm and Happy Birthday to my mom and BP assistant, Laura! I feel so blessed to have her as a best friend and partner in this passion project and cannot imagine my life without her...to know her is to love her! 

Happy Birthday, mom! Beyond blessed to have you in my life. 
Onto the makeup...kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...


LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette swatches
Introducing the *LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette
I am thrilled to give you a peek at the *LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette (to be available at Sephora and Neiman Marcus soon), which launched this past weekend. Lawless Beauty founder Annie Lawless has built a clean beauty cult following in less than a year with her stunning lip color and foundation releases and The One palette is her first foray into eyes. 

Designed to fulfill all of one's foreseeable eyeshadow needs (hence its moniker),  The One Eyeshadow Palette possesses a formidable array of nonnegotiable mattes, satins and metallics in neutral and bolder tones for seemingly endless combinations and culminating eye looks. The talc-free formula is pigment-rich, velvety smooth and crease-resistant with minimal fallout for a stunning eye effect that looks good while being good for you. Simply brilliant! 

Currently, I am happy to offer an unaffiliated promo code (Rachel10%), which will give you 10% off of your *LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette (through 12/15/18)...my fellow multitaskers, this palette is a dream and I implore you to consider it for your every eye look need. 

LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette swatches
From bottom to top: Single pass swatches of the *LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette...First Base, Casual, Fling, Butterflies, Complicated, Play Cool, Crushing, Everything, Next Level, Feels, Obsessed, Steady, Cutie, Baby, Infatuation, Shady, DTR and Plunge. 
LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette swatches
*LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette

Also, consider a light dusting of the oft-sold out *LAWLESS Seal the Deal (previously reviewed HERE) in the orbital region to brighten and set everything with masterful, talc-free potency. It's loose setting powder without the slightest hint of a powdery finish...hope to try the Golden shade next! 
The *LAWLESS Seal the Deal (reviewed HERE) in Brightening. 
Power pair...the *Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation 3.5 and  *Gressa Minimalist Contouring Serum Bronzer
I have been serious proponent of the *Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation 3.5 (reviewed HERE) for nearly four years now. Truly the first 100% clean luxury foundation to meet the market, this still very unique liquid formula is rife with Broccoli Seed Oil and other actives to infuse skin with nourishing nutrients while evening out the complexion.

The foundation is extremely lightweight and buildable (from light-medium, all the way to full coverage) with a natural HD finish that simply looks like well-cared for skin. The formula lasts for an impressive 7-8 hours on me with no touch ups necessary and, when combined with a strategic application of the true brown *Gressa Minimalist Contouring Serum Bronzer, skin look sculpted, bouncy and preternaturally fresh. Highly recommended!

From top to bottom: swatches of the *Gressa Minimalist Contouring Serum Bronzer and *Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation 3.5 in direct sunlight.  


kosas phoenix rising swatches
Newness from Kosas
Finally, there are two new launches that brilliantly channel the warmth of the sun (in the dead of winter, no less!), compliments of Kosas Cosmetics

The Phoenix Rising duo consists of *Kosas Helios Creme Blush Color and Light Palette, which involves a creamy tan-meets-blush pigment and gilded illuminating highlighter and the radiant orangey red *Kosas Phoenix Lip Color, which is brimming with lush hydration and intense color payoff. 

The Kosas line continues to consistently impress me with smooth and high-peformance formulas that are drenched in a healthy dose of both skincare benefits and pigment and this particular pair of launches is sure to flatter a spectrum of skin tones...get it on the Kosas site while it's still in stock!

Kosas Helios Creme Blush Color and Light Palette swatches
From top to bottom: *Kosas Phoenix Lip Color and  *Kosas Helios Creme Blush Color and Light Palette
kosas phoenix rising swatches

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


Eye look featuring the shades Baby, Cutie and Obsessed from the *LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette  


Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // Two classic pieces that can be worn the entire year. 




Last look. 
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this introduction to some of the latest clean beauty I'm loving and am excited to hear what may have caught YOUR eye...do tell! 

As aforementioned, if you're interested in picking up the *LAWLESS Beauty The One Eyeshadow Palette, don't forget to use the code (unaffiliated) Rachel10% for 10% off (though 12/15).  

Good things ahead, including an extensive overview of the gorgeous new Estee Lauder x Violette Collection, a holiday gift guide, a nursery tour and a host of new product procurements. Also, if you missed it, don't forget to catch my latest video tutorial HERE.  

xx and more soon,

--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.  © 2012-18 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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