Sunday, April 8, 2018

Six Eyeshadow Palettes You Need to Meet, New Rodin Lipstick and Springtime Sale Suggestions


Happy April to you, dear readers! I hope your month is off to a wonderful start. I spent last week-- incidentally, also my spring break from the college--at home recovering from a surgery (I'm totally OK, gratefully) and am finally getting back into my normal schedule of shooting, writing and posting. 

Today's story is dedicated to a brilliant round of palette releases, the complete shade lineup for the *Rodin Luxe Lipstick and a curated list of shopping suggestions for sales in which I've been indulging as of late. 

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


The *Serge Lutens Beauté Eye Shadow Palette #4
(1) *Serge Lutens Beauté Eye Shadow Palette #4: Housed in a sleek and streamlined compact synonymous with the Serge Lutens line, this palette is a stunning embodiment of gold and bronze, offset with a panel of jet black obsidian for good measure. The epitome of luxury, this quartet is so buttery with velvety color payoff that resists creasing. The shades layer with ease, making this a worthy splurge, indeed. 

Swatches of the *Serge Lutens Beauté Eye Shadow Palette #4 in direct sunlight. 
*Hourglass Graphik Eyeshadow Palette in Vista
(2) *Hourglass Graphik Eyeshadow Palette in Vista: If you are seeking a five shades that look good on every single eye color in the spectrum, I highly recommend Vista. The silky hues--which range from delicate champagne to intense black--have no fallout and magnificent pigmentation and the multidimensional golden bronze tone (next to the black) is worth the entire palette as it is breathtaking on an otherworldly level. 

Swatches of the *Hourglass Graphik Eyeshadow Palette in Vista in direct sunlight. 
The *Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Clay Palette
(3) *Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Clay Palette: Brimming with delicate neutrals in matte and radiant finishes, this new palette (which is already backordered on the Nordstrom site) possesses three  luxurious shimmering shades and three muted matte hues that meld into skin with tactile satisfaction. The palette is completed with a radiant setting powder for seamless and crease-free wear. The incandescent rose gold looks incredible as an overall wash of color...it's a truly effortless eye in mere seconds!

Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus:

An eyeshadow palette with six, highly pigmented clay-textured eye colors in matte and metallic finishes—plus, a setting powder to prolong wear.

The Boheme Chic Eye Clay Palette features studio-inspired, high-performance brushed metal and matte textured clays to give you intense color resisting shadow fall-out. Soft, flexible, clay-like hybrid textures apply beautifully with a unique, wet feel that seems to melt onto your skin. It also comes with an exclusive Air-Light Setting Powder to prolong wear for up to eight hours and prevent creasing.

Swatches of the *Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Clay Palette in direct sunlight. 
The *Urban Decay Backtalk Palette
(4) *Urban Decay Backtalk Palette: Punctuated by a rosy gradient, this genius dual-sided palette includes eight matte and satin shades for eyes and four coordinating cheek colors. The hues are soft and blend like a dream, creating a fresh take on a traditional neutral eye that can be effortlessly subtle for daytime looks and intensified evening. 

Swatches of the *Urban Decay Backtalk Palette eyeshadow in direct sunlight. 
Dual-sided with a removal magnetic mirror, the *Urban Decay Backtalk Palette is ideal for travel.
Swatches of the cheek colors from the *Urban Decay Backtalk Palette
The *Touch In Sol Metallist High Shine Bouncy Cream Shadow Palette
(5) *Touch In Sol Metallist High Shine Bouncy Cream Shadow Palette: I've long been a fan of the Metallist formula (reviewed HERE) and this latest iteration is equally enchanting. Cushiony and buildable, these shadows layer beautifully, lending a gossamer veil of luminous color (in rosy warm tones) that doesn't crease or migrate for hours on end. 

Swatches of the *Touch In Sol Metallist High Shine Bouncy Cream Shadow Palette in direct sunlight. 
*Natasha Denona Tropic Palette
(6) The *Natasha Denona Tropic Palette (reviewed HERE): Rife with an array of refreshingly unusual shades that, once blended are harmoniously wearable, this palette reflects an equal balance of  velvety matte, satin and metallic shades that deliver a wash of life to the face. It, as its moniker suggests, is indeed the tropics in a palette. 
Swatches of the *Natasha Denona Tropic Palette in direct sunlight. 


*Rodin Luxe Lipstick (also available at Neiman Marcus and previously reviewed HERE)
Recently, five new shades were added to the *Rodin Luxe Lipstick (also available at Neiman Marcus and previously reviewed HERE) lineup. I've been impressed with this opulent formula ever since first trying the line back in 2016 and the latest hues further extend this lip color's appeal. Creamy and comfortably long wearing, this moisturizing formula with stellar ingredients envelopes lips in major color payoff. 

Shade Descriptions
  • So Mod: Pale 1960s nude pink 
  • Heavenly Hopp: A perfect blend of pink, nude, beige and peach...my absolute favorite
  • Winks: Hot medium pink 
  • Berry Baci: Electric blue-based pink with plenty of dimension 
  • Pinky Winky: Deep rosy nude
  • Tough Tomato: Strong and creamy orange
  • Arancia Adore: A lively coral red to brighten the face
  • Red Hedy: Pure and lush cherry red
  • Loving Lucy: Classic and rich red reminiscent of the dynamism of Ms. Ball.  
  • Billie on the Bike: Aubergine-meets-wine for a vibrant vamp effect

The *Rodin Luxe Lipstick (also available at Neiman Marcus and previously reviewed HERE)
Swatches of the *Rodin Luxe Lipstick in direct sunlight. 
An alternate view of the glorious *Rodin Luxe Lipstick 

The following images reflect a couple of the palettes and Rodin lip color shades in action along with marigold and nude pink tees. Other products worn include: 
Wearing the *Serge Lutens Beauté Eye Shadow Palette #4 and *Natasha Denona Tropic Palette as well as *Rodin Luxe Lipstick in Arancia Adore. 




Wearing the *Urban Decay Backtalk Palette and *Rodin Luxe Lipstick in Heavenly Hopp. 




// Current Sale Suggestions // I've been indulging in the plethora of springtime sales with markdowns on clothes you can wear now and for months to come. Here's a round of curated recommendations...
--Shop the Sales--



Last look. 
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this eye and lip-centric post and would love to know which palette and lipstick were your favorite...do tell! 

Good things ahead, including a Decorte Beauty spotlight, a fresh video tutorial and a host of new product procurements.

As always, I'm truly thankful for your readership and support...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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