Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Here Comes the Sun: A Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2018 Pictorial


Elements from the *Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2018
Today's pictorial post is designed to give you a requisite dose of Vitamin D. Replete with lush corals and sultry greens, the exquisite *Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2018 will have you yearning for the warmer months more than you already do!

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

*Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2018
The opulent white and gold packaging is back yet again, ensuring vanities and handbags alike are bestowed with a sophistication unmatched in the beauty world. From radiant powders to luminous lips, you won't want to miss these limited edition offerings.

Tom Ford *Soleil Contouring Compact in Nude Glow  and *Sheer Cheek Duo in Exotica Flora.
For the face, there are two new compacts that build bronzing and blushing tradition we've come to associate with Tom Ford Soleil. 

The *Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact in Nude Glow features a well-endowed compact rife with three shades of powder: soft and sparkling nude, creamy coral and iridescent pink. Because the nude shade is so muted, traditional contouring with it may only be a reality for extremely fair skin tones but it makes for a lovely beauty powder to accentuate one's features in a subtle way. The coral blush is stunning...massive color payoff and little to no shimmer for a healthy and fresh-faced look and the pink highlighter gives the high points of the face a gentle glow that is endlessly pretty.

For cheeks that radiate with an alluring flush, embrace the beauty that is the *Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo in Exotica Flora. Finely milled with a satin finish, the coral pink and peachy papaya blushes make skin look lit-from-within, all the while imparting a rosy radiance that is sure to flatter a spectrum of skin tones. 

Swatches in direct sunlight.
*Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact in Nude Glow 
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish:

About Soleil Contouring Compact in Nude Glow
Bronze. Blush. Highlight. TOM FORD's luxurious expertly-designed face palette returns in Nude Glow, three new sensual summer shades in one ivory-and gold-colored TOM FORD Soleil compact. 
Why It’s Special
Three shades of blush and highlighter add natural dimension and sensuous color in a cream-like powder formula that effortlessly glides onto skin with a soft, even finish. Mauve nude blush gives cheeks the perfect touch of color, the peach nude highlighter mimics the sun reflecting off the skin and the sultry dark nude enhances a healthy radiance. 
How To Use
Use shades alone or together to contour a seductive, natural glow. Provides sheer to medium coverage, both matte and radiant.
Other Details
  • Size: 0.74 oz
*Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo in Exotica Flora
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish:

About Sheer Cheek Duo in Exotica Flora
Cheeks go both ways with Exotic Flora, a pair of rose and papaya shades that give a light-reflective finish to bronzed summer skin.
Why It's Special
A blooming pink highlighter and a bold papaya blush can be applied wet for a soft veil of color or dry for a sweeping pop of vibrancy.
How To Use
Use shades alone or together for non-streaking, stay-true color that blends easily

*Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Colors in Emerald Isles and Azure Sun
For eyes, there are two breathtakingly eye-catching Tom Ford *Cream and Powder Eye Colors in Emerald Isles (a rich green and pale gold combination) and Azure Sun (a turquoise blue and muted fawn pairing). I have long been a proponent of this genius dual formula (Golden Peach seems to make an appearance on Beauty Professor at least once a week) as the cream boasts crease-free performance and the coordinating powder's luminosity is tastefully incandescent. 

The newest shades are color drenched yet delightfully wearable, tempered by their coordinating powders, which take the vibrant cream shades from bold to smoldering in exactly one coat. Although I rarely wear shades in the green and blue family on my eyes, Emerald Isles and Azure Sun have opened my mind to the possibilities, especially when combined with bronzed skin and nude lips (as demonstrated in the images at the end of this post. 

Swatches in direct sunlight.
Emerald Isles in action.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish:

About Cream and Powder Eye Color
This two-tiered eye color pairs two coveted formulas in one to create a lustrous and sexy summertime eye. The ultra-pigmented, metallic cream shadow glides onto lids with a rich, molten glow and the sparkling celestial powder intensifies the look with alluring shimmer.

*Tom Ford Lumiere Lip
The papaya-esque *Tom Ford Lumiere Lip is sure to be a summertime staple; its transparent gel texture and hydrating formula are fantastic but I am most intrigued by the tender, custom shade that develops upon application. Working with one's pH, Lumiere Lip transforms into a very subtle coral for lips that look juicy and fresh...prepare to be addicted. 

Official details, courtesy of Beautylish:

About Lumiere Lip
Naturally-enhanced lip color with hyaluronic acid for instantly plump luminosity, the universally-flattering balm reacts to the individual wearer’s PH, creating a customized color based on natural undertones. 
Why It’s Special
The bright, translucent papaya shade transforms into a personalized tint of subtle color and worship-worthy glow. Featuring anti-oxidants and natural plant extracts that soften, moisturize and condition, lumière lip is the go-to lip for fresh, full and flushed lips.
How To Use
May be applied directly to the lips from the bullet or with a lip brush.
Other Details
  • Size: 0.1 oz
*Tom Ford Lumiere Lip

On the rest of my face.
// THE REST of MY FACE //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all images in action in afternoon soleil...

*Tom Ford Azure Sun  on the eyes and Lumiere Lip on the lips.
*Tom Ford Azure Sun  on the eyes and Lumiere Lip on the lips.
*Tom Ford Azure Sun  on the eyes and Lumiere Lip on the lips.
Style notes.
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Black off-the-shoulder top: I have no less than five versions of this classic...the cut and color works year round. 
  • Long cutoffs: I took a pair of mens' 501s and cut them at an unexpected place for a not-quite-shorts, not-quite-capri look. 
*Tom Ford Emerald Isles on the eyes and Bad Lieutenant on the lips.
*Tom Ford Emerald Isles on the eyes and Bad Lieutenant on the lips.
*Tom Ford Emerald Isles on the eyes and Bad Lieutenant on the lips.
*Tom Ford Emerald Isles on the eyes and Bad Lieutenant on the lips.
*Tom Ford Emerald Isles on the eyes and Bad Lieutenant on the lips.
*Tom Ford Emerald Isles on the eyes and Bad Lieutenant on the lips.
Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope that you enjoyed this overview of the stunning new *Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2018; as the pictures demonstrate, everything is next-level and and well worth the pursuit!

Personal standouts for me include the *Cream and Powder Eye Colors and *Sheer Cheek Duo in Exotica Flora which radiantly usher in the sunnier and warmer months ahead.

What stood out to YOU from the collection? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including Charlotte Tilbury newness, a fresh video tutorial and a host of new product procurements!

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.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Viseart Tryst and a Cavalcade of Lip Color and Beauty on Heavy Rotation in February

February beauty on heavy rotation. 
The month of February has been a bit of flash...from being back to lecturing in the classroom regularly to a seemingly never-ending set of boxes to unpack (still going!) I didn't want to let any more time go by without sharing the resplendent *Viseart Tryst Palette as well as a host of other beauty (specifically, lip color galore) and skincare products that have been on heavy rotation this month. 

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


*Viseart Tryst Palette
Up first, the *Viseart Tryst Palette is a rosy neutral lover's dream. Replete with nine shades, in both matte and satin finishes, this rose gold-encased edit effortlessly creates a myriad of looks in mere moments. The Viseart formula is exemplary...buttery and crease-resistant with noteworthy color payoff, the shades blend with little-to-no fallout and can even be applied wet for enhanced intensity. 

Luxurious yet pragmatic, I appreciate the smaller, purse-friendly packaging and hope the brand continues to release other collections in this format...Tryst is truly a masterpiece. 

The Viseart Tryst Palette
Official details, courtesy of Beautylish:

About Viseart Tryst Eye Shadow Palette
Accentuate your eyes with matte and metallic eye shadows that evoke the passion of a whirlwind romance. Nine rich, warm-toned hues recall the flush of a lover’s cheeks while blending into the skin like silk, thanks to Viseart’s proprietary powder formula that’s beloved by makeup artists everywhere.
About the Shades
  • Dangereuse: warm peach with a matte finish
  • Rendezvous: pink champagne with a shimmer finish
  • Flirt: light tan bronze with a shimmer finish
  • Liaison: warm pink with a matte finish
  • Darling: peachy rose gold with a shimmer finish
  • Illicit: deep merlot with a matte finish
  • Paramour: rusty copper with a shimmer finish
  • Seduction: golden copper with a shimmer finish
  • Rapture: red plum with a shimmer finish
Why It’s Special
  • Enjoy the buttery feel and superior blendability of Viseart’s signature powder eyeshadows, which feature triple-milled pigments for intense, long-lasting color payoff
  • The sturdy palette is perfectly sized for slipping into a purse or bag and comes with a vanity-sized mirror for easy touch-ups
How To Use
Apply shadows wet or dry with an eyeshadow brush or your finger.
Other Details
  • Size: 0.49 oz / 14 g
  • Not tested on animals
  • Free of parabens, petrochemicals, silicone, mineral oil, and gluten
The *Viseart Tryst Palette
Swatches of the *Viseart Tryst Palette in outdoor light. 
Swatches of the *Viseart Tryst Palette in direct sunlight.

Lipstick. 
// LIPSTICK etc.  // Heavy on pinks with a dash of nude for good measure, here is my lipstick line up of the month.
Swatches in direct sunlight.

*Lipstick Queen Dating Game
Because the collection is limited edition and ever so apropos for the warmer months ahead, I wanted to offer a closer look at the four shades of *Lipstick Queen Dating Game Lipstick. With opaque and creamy coverage, this lively range of pinks will complement a spectrum of skin tones, instantly brightens the face in a single swipe:
  • Good Catch: Mid-toned neutral pink
  • Mr. Right: Strawberry pink
  • Bad Boy: Classic hot pink
  • Mr. Right Now: A slightly purple-leaning bright pink **Worn at the end of this post.

Lipstick Queen Dating Game swatches in direct sunlight. 
Gloss etc. 
// GLOSS ETC. //
Swatches in direct sunlight.

New Color Launch Closeups: 

*Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Lip Color
Lawless Beauty recently released three new shades in the *Soft Matte Lip Color (other shades reviewed HERE). This ultra-clean formula has a creamy feel and hyper intense color payoff that envelopes lips and lasts for hours. The new shades--which I love to mix for a custom hue--include:
  • Parker: Cool pastel baby pink
  • Alex: Lush medium pink
  • Prince: Bold magenta pink

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
*Kevyn Aucoin Molten Lip Color Gems
Bursting with rich color and metallic allure, the *Kevyn Aucoin Molten Lip Color Gems bathe lips in a luminous wash of duo-chrome shine. Moisturizing, non-sticky and entirely intriguing, the new shades include:
  • Pink Crystal: Soft baby pink with gold and silver shifts
  • Fire Amber: Sun-kissed citron with a golden base
  • Violet Quartz: Cool heather grey mauve with violet undertones
  • Blue Amethyst: Lush purple with lilac shine
  • Poppy Topaz: Coral pink with golden undertones
  • Magenta Sapphire: Fuchsia pink with cool luminosity

From L-R: Pink Crystal, Fire Amber, Violet Quartz, Blue Amethyst, Poppy Topaz and Magenta Sapphire. 
*Kevyn Aucoin Molten Lip Color Gems
*Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper in Sweetheart
Finally, February wouldn't be complete *Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper in Sweetheart (other shades reviewed HERE); this raspberry red hue has marvelous color-payoff and a super shiny finish that looks just as incredible on its own as it does taking existing lip color to the next level. 

Skin, face, fragrance and hair.
// SKIN, FACE, FRAGRANCE + HAIR //
  • *SK-II Facial Treatment Essence LE Lunar New Year Edition: Breathtakingly beautiful in matte red, this limited edition of the cult-classic formula for clarifying, toning, firming and brightening is a medicine cabinet must. 
  • *Rodin Olio Lusso Geranium & Orange Blossom: I am entranced with this fragrant opulent beauty oil; excellent as a moisturizing base, it can also be used on hair, hands and nails for intense hydration. 
  • *MustaeV Lustrous Cream Base (review HERE): This versatile base from the Korean skincare and beauty line MustaeV can be used as an all-over illuminator or mixed with foundation to increase incandescence and the opalescent hue works with a spectrum of skin tones. 
  • *Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation 103.5: Worn in the images at the end of this post, this new shade is a perfect match for my NC 25-27 dead of winter skin. The velvety skin finish blurs imperfections while appearing virtually invisible and I get all-day lasting power with a single pump. Truly divine!
  • *Physician's Formula Butter Highlighter in Iridescent: This creamy illuminator smells like coconut (!) and glides onto skin with a luminous, gossamer finish. The iridescence shifts pink and is gorgeous on the high points of the face and down the bridge of the nose. 
  • *Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Wrinkle Filler: Just a tiny bit of this formula instantly banishes fine lines on the surface while encouraging the skin's own production of collagen with regular use. 
  • *MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ (reviewed HERE): The timeless clear formula works wonders to set makeup, simultaneously removing all signs of the dreaded powdery finish. I also like to use as a mid-day refresher and beauty blender sponge dampener. 
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 (reviewed HERE): My daily fragrance for nearly two years, I am at the end of this bottle...practically every time I wear it, someone asks me what my fragrance is. It's simply that good. 
  • *Rossano Ferretti Vita Shampoo: Boasting botanical actives including camellia and ginseng, this Italian-made shampoo cleanses without stripping, invigorating the scalp for hair with extra bounce. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Cheeks. 
// CHEEKS //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

 The following images reflect the products in action in afternoon sun...


Wearing *Givenchy Gloss Interdit #16 Noir Revelator
The eye look, featuring the*Viseart Tryst Palette
Wearing *Givenchy Gloss Interdit #16 Noir Revelator
Wearing *Sisley-Paris Phyto Lip Twist Mat in Ballet (reviewed HERE)
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Ragdoll Tee in Army: I have exactly two of these super soft tees in the most perfect army green...once you try Ragdoll (luxe yet casual and they get better with every wash), you'll have trouble going back to regular tee shirts! 
  • Milan Sweatshirt: I bought this 90s-inspired sweatshirt on a whim and have been wearing it nonstop since then (it's been cold at the beach!). I love the oversized vibe (I sized up to a medium) and the fact that it matches nearly everything. 
Wearing *Sisley-Paris Phyto Lip Twist Mat in Ballet (reviewed HERE)
Wearing *Lipstick Queen Dating Game Lipstick  in Mr. Right Now.
Wearing *Lipstick Queen Dating Game Lipstick  in Mr. Right Now.
Wearing *Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Lip Color in Alex.
*Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Lip Color in Alex.
Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at the stunning *Viseart Tryst Palette as well as a swatch-heavy overview of some of the lip color and beauty products on heavy rotation here at Beauty Professor. 

I would love to know what caught your eye...do tell! 

Good things ahead, including a glimpse at the Tom Ford Soleil Collection 2018 (visit my Instagram for a sneak peek), a fresh video tutorial, Suqqu S/S 2018 and a host of new product procurements!

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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