Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Video: Five Lifestyle Essentials + A Late-Winter Look with New Launches Galore

New launch components for a late-winter look.
Happy almost February! This January has been an absolute whirlwind...definitely one for the books! A new year brought my birthday, followed by an incredible trip to Paris; when we returned home, we were faced with the process of moving (sooner than expected) and spent less than two weeks packing and preparing for a new home. In the interim, I spoke on a panel at the BeautyX Summit, attended a few beauty events for some of my favorite brands and rooted my brother's wrestling team to a 2nd in league finish! 

We moved with the help of family and friends this past weekend and I started lecturing for the spring semester at the college yesterday. Needless to say, there are more boxes than I can count that need to be unpacked and lots on my plate for the next few weeks ahead, but I am grateful and stronger and ready to set up our new place!

In the meanwhile, I am excited to share a fresh video tutorial that focuses on some of my lifestyle essentials as well as an easy winter look makeup tutorial that integrates some of the latest launches for Spring and Summer 2018. 

Kindly scroll on for the video, product breakdown, additional images and a host of swatches as well as the Bottom Line...

Product Breakdown.
Product Breakdown:
Lifestyle essentials. 
*Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palettes in Darya and Citrus 
*Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette in Darya (also available at Sephora)...a neutral pink wonder with plenty of rosy tones and luminous textures to flatter one's complexion. 
Swatches of *Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette in Darya
Additional swatches of *Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette in Darya
The *Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette in Citrus (also available at Sephora)...rife with warm shades of peach and gold, this palette looks gorgeous on olive, medium and deeper skin tones and will be on my face nonstop come summer!
Swatches of *Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette in Citrus
Additional swatches of the Swatches of *Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette in Citrus
*By Terry Game-Lighter Palette in Pixi Nude
Swatches of Pixi Nude in direct sunlight. 

Fresh Hourglass brow launches
Swathes of the new Hourglass brow products in direct sunlight. 

From L-R: Clé de Peau Beauté The Lipstick in Peach Stone (vibrant coral peach), Crystal Star (lush rosy nude) and Desert Rose (dramatic wine), new for S/S 2018.
Introducing the hydrating, ultra-reflective and delightfully non-sticky *Clé de Peau Beauté Brilliant Gloss. FYI, you'll likely want at least three floating around your purse at all times...the new formula is divine!
*Clé de Peau Beauté Brilliant Gloss
Swatches of the *Clé de Peau Beauté Brilliant Gloss in direct sunlight.
The twisted doe-foot applicator hugs the lips, allowing for perfect precision. 

Swatches of all products used in afternoon sunlight. 

The following images reflect all products in action...blouse from Sandro Paris:

The eye look.

Last look.
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Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this video and would love to know what your lifestyle essentials are for this year! Also, let me know which new launches caught your eye!

Good things ahead, including a new house mini-tour (fresh places to film for the future!) and a host of new product procurements...can't wait to share. 

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, January 23, 2018

First Look: The By Terry Game Lighter Palettes + Glow Expert Duo Sticks for Spring 2018

A first look at By Terry Spring 2018. 
This week has been exceptionally crazy! Between multiple beauty events and the chaos of packing and moving (to say nothing of starting the spring semester next week) it's all I can do to maintain a minimum level of composure. 

That being said, I couldn't let another day, dear readers, go by without showing you the wonder that is the new By Terry Spring 2018 Collection. Although you've already met the magnificent mascara (detailed HERE), you must now become acquainted with two new eyeshadow palettes and a trio of *Glow Expert Sticks in sculpting, skin flattering shades. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
The By Terry Game Lighter Palettes have holographic 
Up first are the glorious new *By Terry Game Lighter Palettes (also available at Saks) in 01 Fun Tasia (radiant pastels...editorial yet wearable) and 02 Pixi Nude (neutrals with an edge). Housed in a slender compact with chic holographic detailing, these palettes feature a quintessential balance of five creamy matte shades offset by a coordinating metallic center for seemingly infinite looks. Those who like to walk the line between matte and luminosity will find the Game Lighter Palettes to be a hero product with immense versatility.

As you'll be able to ascertain from the swatches below, the finely milled shadows have stunning composition and impressive color payoff (I only did a single pass for each shade). Additionally, the formula feels smooth, buttery and blendable and wears like a dream--without creasing--for hours on end.

Of course, because I gravitate towards a warm and bronzy eye as naturally as I breathe, I am partial to the neutral 02 Pixi Nude (worn at the end of this post) but 01 Fun Tasia is truly beautiful as well and I can't wait to experiment with--perhaps with a 1960s cat eye and a mod lip--it in the days to come.

Overall, I am so completely smitten with the the *By Terry Game Lighter Palettes and cannot recommend them enough...I am confident that they will be a massive hit for both By Terry devotees and the beauty community at large!
From L-R: Fun Tasia and Pixi Nude. 
Official details, courtesy of Barney's NY:

By Terry's playful, limited-edition Game Lighter Palette features five mix-and-match color duos for endless looks. The center of each color square contains multi-reflecting prisms for a metallic finish, while the outer portion contains highly-pigmented powders that deliver a saturated, matte finish. 
  • Includes double-ended brush applicator.
  • Metallic and matte finishes.
Fun Tasia. 
Swatches of Fun Tasia in direct sunlight. 
Swatches of Fun Tasia in outdoor lighting.
02 Pixi Nude. 
Swatches of Pixi Nude in direct sunlight. 
Swatches of Pixi Nude in outdoor lighting. 

More By Terry 2018 newness. 
In addition to the palettes, By Terry Spring 2018 also delivers three new shades of the *Glow Expert Duo Sticks (also available at Saks). These creamy sticks possess two contrasting cheek shades designed to add flush, dimension and highlight to one's face in a single swipe. The formula is lightweight, buildable and infinitely buildable, lending a lit-from-within veil of flattering color that's effortlessly beautiful and exceptionally portable. 
  • 04 Cream Melba is a lovely blush and highlight option for fair skin tones and also works as a softly lit rosy highlighter for medium and dark skin tones. 
  • 05 Beach Glow is a gorgeous bronzer and pale pink blush for light and medium skin tones but would also look stunning as a bronzy highlight on darker skin tones. 
  • 06 Copper Coffee is a radiant tan and tawny combination for medium and dark skin tones.

I like to gently sculpt (hollows of cheekbones and perimeters of face) with 06 Copper Coffee, focus 05 Beach Glow on my cheeks as a subtle blush and use 04 Cream Melba on the high points of my face as a glowing highlighter. With a light foundation base and these three sticks, my entire face takes less than five minutes! 
From L-R: Cream Melba, Beach Glow and Copper Coffee. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of Barney's NY:

By Terry's Glow-Expert Duo Stick is a two-tone face-sculpting product that enhances the complexion with glow-reflecting prisms and light-corrective micro-spheres. Inspired by the latest contouring and strobing techniques, this easy-to-use stick leaves skin looking natural, healthy, and radiant.
  • Includes blending brush.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Finally, I sang the praises of the *By Terry Lash Expert Twist Mascara (reviewed HERE) in my previous post but, if you are still on the line about trying yet another mascara formula, implore you to consider giving this one a try...both my mom and I are convinced that it is the best mascara we have ever tried (and we've tried a lot). 

The following images reflect all products in action in late afternoon sunlight...grey cashmere sweater by Equipment France and *Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Lipstick in George and Jake (reviewed HERE) on the lips: 

The eye look, featuring the *By Terry Game Lighter Palette in Pixi Nude. 

Intense lashes, courtesy of *By Terry Lash Expert Twist Mascara

Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the resplendent By Terry Spring 2018 Collection    (so glad it's now at Beautylish and also available at Saks) and found the swatches helpful as you choose your favorites from the collection. I would love to hear which elements caught your tell!

Good things ahead including a new video tutorial (which features Pixi Nude in action), a peek at our new place and host of new product procurements for spring...can't wait to share. 


--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.