Sunday, March 18, 2018

Newness from 3 Brands I Adore: Recent Launches from Charlotte Tilbury, Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation and Suqqu for Eyes


Springtime testing at Beauty Professor headquarters is in full force and today, I am excited to share some fresh releases from three of my favorite beauty brands: Charlotte Tilbury, Marc Jacobs Beauty and Suqqu, along with a full beauty look and some home and style elements I recently picked up. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
Charlotte Tilbury springtime releases. 
Since its arrival stateside over three years ago, Charlotte Tilbury continually releases products that consistently find their way into my regular beauty rotation. Equal parts luxurious and wearable, these latest launches take one's complexion to the next-level, enveloping skin in a glowy and burnished veil that resonates with the warmer months ahead. Some key spring products I've been loving include: 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow: This color-correcting primer possesses an incandescence that instantly blurs fine lines and imperfections while preparing the face for the foundation to come. Brimming with skincare benefits that help skin to look its brightest over time, this multi-tasker is an exquisite anti-aging step before anyone's foundation routine. 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow: With a true tan bronzer on one side and a radiant pink blush on the other, this compact adeptly sculpts the face and finished the look with a youthful flush that looks lit-from-within. It's the quickest way to craft a super-flattering  face in mere seconds. 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter #4 (also reviewed HERE): I have shared my sentiments on this intriguing hybrid product on multiple occasions since purchasing last month; the lightly tinted illuminating cream can serve as a primer, light foundation and/or highlighter, bathing the skin in light with a single stroke. I like to apply a bit before foundation and then focus application on the high points of my face following foundation for a ethereal glow. It perfects the skin like nothing I have ever tried before! 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Opium Noir: Much darker than my usual, I am still smitten with this vampy matte oxblood shade that immediately brightens the face and whitens the teeth. Creamy and lightweight with incredible pigmentation, this lip color allows for makeup minimalism everywhere else on the face...oh, and it's marvelously hydrating for a matte formula. 

Swatches in outdoor lighting. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The *Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24 Hour Foundation SPF 25
Next up, I've been experimenting with the *Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24 Hour Foundation SPF 25 (also available at Sephora and Marc Jacobs Beauty) and *Foundation Brush #4 for the past month and am ready to weigh in with my experience. 

Housed in an innovative and portable pod (tactile doesn't even begin to describe it), this foundation features buildable medium coverage with a natural matte finish that looks like real skin. The SPF 25 is encapsulated in pigment, virtually eliminating the risk of flashback in photographs and, although I haven't tested it for a full 24 hours (a girl has to sleep sometime!), the wear time is substantial (7-8 hours) nonetheless. 

I find that 3-4 pea-sized drops give me the medium coverage that I desire; the foundation buffs away unevenness and imperfections, creating a fresh-faced canvas that wears evenly while lasting the day. The shade range is impressive and I have found my best match is Y370, a medium beige with true olive (rather than peachy) undertones. 

All in all, this versatile fragrance-foundation is sure to be a hit with a spectrum of skin types and tones due to its coverage, wear time and shade availability...it's my favorite base formula in the Marc Jacobs Beauty family thus far!

Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus:

An innovative, medium buildable foundation with 24-hour longwear and first-to-market, flashback-free SPF 25 for a youthful look.

How It Works:
Have it all with Shameless Youthful-Look 24-H Foundation. Inspired by Marc's very own shameless attitude, and his tattoo that serves as a daily reminder to never apologize for being you, this innovative foundation lets your best self show—all day long. It's clinically tested for 24-hour longwear and contains a first-to-market technology that encapsulates the SPF in pigment. This innovation makes the SPF visibly undetectable, resulting in no flashback in photos and no ashy grey undertones in the formula. 

This oil-free, weightless foundation provides buildable medium coverage that blends seamlessly. A patented Infinity Milling™ process produces superfine pigments that result in the most natural-looking, self-setting finish. The broad shade range was developed with artists and models worldwide to fit all skin tones and skin types. The perfect level of coverage allows for flexibility across the shade range—go deeper or lighter depending on your desired look. 

Shameless liquid foundation also beautifies from the inside out with skincare benefits, including phenomenal hydration. It contains Snow Mushroom, known for its impressive ability to hold onto water; it's like nature's dupe for hyaluronic acid. The formula also contains Blue Daisy Extract, known to alleviate the dulling effects of pollution. Together, they help your skin look hydrated, plumped and more youthful. Go ahead, show off your skin shamelessly.

What It is Formulated WITHOUT:
  • Parabens 
  • Sulfates 
  • Phthalates
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

*Suqqu Design Colour Eyeshadow #114 Hanaakari
Finally, I have been wearing a lot of the resplendent *Suqqu Design Colour Eyeshadow #114 Hanaakari. Radiantly endowed with a bronzy pink motif, this palette is a singularly beautiful take on  a rosy eye. Although it appears to be currently sold out at Selfridges and Harrods, I found some reasonable options on eBay, which will allow you to experience this limited-edition gem before it's gone for good!

The four shades--which are buttery with immense color payoff--in the palette include:
  • Iridescent pearl pink
  • Twinkling true pink with a gossamer finish...I have nothing like this shade in my entire collection
  • Light rose gold bronze
  • Rich matte brown

Easy to wear with stunning lasting power, this palette is an utter masterpiece.
Swatches of *Suqqu Design Colour Eyeshadow #114 Hanaakari in indoor lighting. 

The following images reflect all products discussed in action in indoor lighting...


The eye look. 



// STYLE ETC. NOTES //
  • Equipment France blush sweater (also on sale in a slightly different style): I wear this super soft sweater year round...it's warm yet lightweight in the most muted shade of nude. 
  • Frame Le Skinny de Jeanne jeans: With a medium rise and a slim fit, these jeans are a true classic. 
  • Blue velvet chair: I ordered this chair for our new house and couldn't be happier...the velvet slip cover is removable and washable and the mid-century styling features soft cushions and a swivel seat...so good and wildly affordable. 
  • Shell dish: Mine is antique, but I found a couple similar options HERE and HERE
By the way, Equipment France is currently in the midst of its Friends and Family Sale, which offers 25% off of all merchandise with code EQFRIENDS 

I already indulged in the sale over the weekend and some of my suggestions include the:
--Shop the Sale--



Last look. 
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at a round of recent Charlotte Tilbury launches, the formidable *Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24 Hour Foundation SPF 25 and the gorgeous *Suqqu Design Colour Eyeshadow in #114 Hanaakari

All three brands persist to excite and their respective releases are no exception!

Good things ahead including some new Dior discoveries, a foundation extravaganza of epic proportions and a host of new product launches...more soon,

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

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