Friday, August 24, 2018

Becca Skin Love Foundation, Chantecaille Lip Veil and My Top 10 Sephora VIB Rouge Event Suggestions


becca skin love weightless blur foundation swatches
Introducing the *Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation.
Happy Friday, friends! After a super busy week of beauty events, preparing for the fall semester (which starts next week) and lots of time with baby Johannah, I am now thrilled to share a swatch-heavy review of the splendid *Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation, a first look at the sophisticated *Chantecaille Lip Veil and my tried and true top 10 list for the Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event (which begins today for VIB Rouge members). So much beauty, so little time! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the launches in action as well as the Bottom Line...
becca skin love weightless blur foundation swatches
*Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation
Ever since discovering one of my most perfect foundation matches of life in the Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Cream in Olive (reviewed HERE), I have been a devotee to the base products in this brand. In turn, I've been eagerly anticipating the release of the *Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation (also available at ULTA and Cult Beauty) as a medium (vs. full) coverage option in the lineup. 

Lightweight with immediate medium coverage, the *Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation (also available at ULTA and Cult Beauty) glides on, bathing the face in hydration while perfecting the canvas as inconspicuously as possible. The result is bouncy, juicy skin that with a natural finish that lasts the entire day without pooling, flaking or migrating. I've been testing this formula in very humid weather and am consistently impressed by how well it holds up while my skin continues to feel like it can truly "breathe." 

The formula comes in 26 shades (sunlit swatches below) and Olive, fortuitously, is still my best match...be forewarned the second-skin velvety finish is rather addictive! 

becca skin love weightless blur foundation swatches
Swatches of the Fair, Light and Light-Medium shades of the *Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation
becca skin love weightless blur foundation swatches
Swatches of the *Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation in medium, tan and deep shades. 
Official details, courtesy of Sephora

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Sensitive
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Natural

What it is:
A weightless, medium buildable coverage foundation with a velvety, natural finish that mimics the look of smooth, healthy skin. 

What it does:
Enriched with BECCA’s Glow Nectar Brightening Complex, a proprietary blend of natural ingredients and actives that help brighten, hydrate and nourish the skin, this long-lasting, self-setting foundation provides medium, buildable coverage that feels weightless and looks natural. Imperfections and pores are camouflaged thanks to a light-as-air blurring complex that keeps skin looking fresh, smooth, and shine-free. It’s infused with flexible, breathable pigments that adapt and adhere to become one with skin for a custom, second-skin finish. Formulated with skin’s health in mind, vitamin C supports a look of radiance, ginger soothes, and a skin-quenching blend of cold-pressed avocado and melon extract maintains skin’s natural moisture levels for all-day, comfortable wear.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Infused in all of BECCA’s Skin Love products, Glow Nectar Brightening Complex’s blend of powerful actives and natural ingredients help brighten, hydrate, and soothe the skin over time to support your natural glow. 

This formula is free of glow inhibitors. It’s formulated without phthalates, parabens, sulfates, PEGs, and GMOs.

Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Boron Nitride, Dextrin Palmitate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Chloride, PEG-8, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Phytantriol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Biosaccharide Gum - 1, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cholesterol, Methicone, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sulfate, Zingiber Zerumbet Extract, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).

*Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir and *Becca Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick
To heighten the glow, the *Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir and *Becca Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick are priming and finishing musts. The Glow Elixir is a lightweight primer that instantly absorbs into the skin while imparting a radiant finish that prepares skin for the makeup to come. Brimming with skincare benefits, it enhances hydration while extending the performance of foundation. 

The Glow Glaze Stick is extremely fascinating; from its retractable wand packaging to the barely-there glimmer it creates, this stick is refreshingly high on dewiness and low on shimmer. Just a touch on the high points of the face creates a truly bouncy looking canvas and that fact that it's basically transparent guarantees that it will work with every single skin tone. 

*Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir
Swatches of the *Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir and *Becca Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick in direct sunlight. 
The *Becca Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick
Chantecaille Lip Veil swatches
*Chantecaille Lip Veil (also available at Barney's NY
 Next, I am happy to report that the *Chantecaille Lip Veil (also available at Barney's NY) is finally available! This revolutionary weightless lip color is fragrance-free and remarkably pigmented with a creamy and hydrating texture that's long lasting and entirely comfortable. I was honored to be able to try five shades in advance of their launch believe that this may be my favorite Chantecaille lip formula to date. 

Shade Descriptions (per my experience):
  • Honeypot: A light-medium pinky nude...I suspect this particular shade will sell out quickly.
  • Baobab: A peachy nude with a bit more depth than Honeypot yet equally universally appealing. 
  • Impatiens: A bright peachy pink that leans coral for a refined and polished look.
  • Oleander: A vibrant hot pink the instantly delivers life to the face. 
  • Elderberry: A deep oxblood berry that is fall perfection. 

Chantecaille Lip Veil swatches
Swatches of the  *Chantecaille Lip Veil (also available at Barney's NYin direct sunlight. 
Chantecaille Lip Veil swatches
From L-R: *Chantecaille Lip Veil in Honeypot, Baobab, Impatiens, Oleander and Elderberry.
The complete look. 
// THE COMPLETE LOOK//
Swatches in natural outdoor lighting.  
*Dior Rouge Blush in Stand Out
// Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event Suggestions // The Sephora Beauty Insider Program recently changed and in order to celebrate, those with:
  • VIB Rouge status will receive 20% off their purchases from 8/24-9/3 with code YESROUGE
  • VIB status will receive 15% off from 8/30-9/3 with code YESVIB
  • BI status will receive 10% off from 8/30-9/3 with code YESINSIDER 
Consequently, here are my top 10 product suggestions for this event: 

  1. Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths (reviewed HERE): I have used these consistently for 7+ years...there is truly nothing better on the market to cleanse your skin on the go; they're so gentle (and unscented) that I can even use them on baby Joey! 
  2. *Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation: Comprehensive review above...I think that most skin types of all ages will be very pleased with the coverage, finish and lasting power and the stellar shade range ensures that finding a match is an easy endeavor. 
  3. Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel in Chestnut (reviewed HERE): I am now on my fifth tube of this and believe that this is the best brow gel on the market. The formula adds depth, volume, color and hold to brows for feathery fullness without without flaking off. Chestnut is a medium ash brown that is nearly universal in its ability to match most brows. 
  4. Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Bel Air (reviewed HERE): I am nearly finished with my tube of this peachy pink cream and will be picking up a new one soon...it's pigmented, hydrating and brightens up the face in an extremely flattering manner. 
  5. *Surratt Beauty Artistique Cheek Brush and Highlight Brush (reviewed HERE): I often get asked what my favorite brushes are and the fact that I use both of these every single day makes my answer an easy one. I suggest using this event to pick these up...your brush wardrobe will never be the same! 
  6. *Givenchy Healthy Glow Bronzer#4 (reviewed HERE): Lush and pigmented with a glowing finish, this bronzer contours and warms up the complexion beautifully. 
  7. Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow (reviewed HERE) and *Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara (reviewed HERE): Both of these new releases have been on heavy rotation in routine for the past month! The eyeshadow is weightless and highly reflective for a long lasting, almost "wet" look (don't let the word "glitter" detour you) in an array of wearable and natural tones and two coats of the mascara delivers maximum length and volume that stays in place all day. 
  8. Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette (reviewed HERE): This glowing quartet is a highlight enthusiast's dream...try it and you'll see what I mean. 
  9. *Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Glow (reviewed HERE): A light dusting of this new launch sets makeup without compromising radiance for an ethereal complexion. 
  10. *Sunday Riley Good Genes (reviewed HERE): Each time I use this lactic acid wonder, I wake up with baby smooth skin...it's a modern classic for a reason. 

Wearing the *Chantecaille Lip Veil in Honeypot. 
The following images reflect all images in action in afternoon sunlight...

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
The eye look, featuring the *Surratt Beauty Lid Lacquer in Hadaka and Kogecha




Wearing the *Chantecaille Lip Veil in Oleander. 



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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the beautifully effortless *Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation (also available at ULTA and Cult Beauty) and *Chantecaille Lip Veil (also available at Barney's NY) as well as my top 10 list for the Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event (running now through 9/3 for VIB Rouge and 8/30-9/3 for VIB and BI).

What caught your eye and what will you be picking up for the event? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including a host of new product procurements, a Johannah Elle update and another round of suggestions for the Sephora VIB event (starting next week). 

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.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for all the Becca swatches! The Glow Glaze Stick looks interesting... Looking forward to the Johannah Elle update!

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  2. The Koh Gen Do wipes for sure. I only use when I'm on flights or at the beach, but they are the ONLY ones I use. I also clicked on the Chantecaille lip veil link and ordered 2. Have a beautiful weekend.

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