Thursday, March 21, 2019

FOTD On-Location...Warm Weather Makeup & Sandals You Need Plus 4 Sales I'm Shopping this Weekend


On location...where are YOU headed for Spring Break?
For most of the country, warm weather is just around the corner and even if the snow is taking its sweet time to thaw, spring break season is rife with opportunities to grab some Vitamin D in more tropic environs. Consequently, this post feature one of my favorite go-to makeup looks for times with sun and salt water abound. I also am sharing a glimpse sales I'm shopping! 

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

The FOTD products.
// THE PRODUCTS // Even skin with a rosy, dewy glow, burnished lids and pinky nude lips...this look can be achieved in under 10 minutes and lasts the day, even in the warmest, most humid weather. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all products in action in an abundance of sunlight...




Vince Westport Sandals
// STYLE NOTES // Underwire bikini, relaxed cotton button-down, cutoffs and really great pair of sandals...what else does one need on the beach?
  • Vince Westport Sandals: I purchase these on a whim and am so glad I did...they are fresh and casual and extremely comfortable and the platform heel gives a bit of height. They run true to size in my experience; I got mine in a size 7. 
  • Underwire Bikini: I love this update on a traditional two piece...the wires offer support and a sophisticated edge. Additional options HERE and HERE 
  • Levi's Cutoffs: Staples in my wardrobe year-round.
  • Striped Cotton Buttondown: Equally essential in my routine for work and play, the timelessness of a button can not be debated.
Vince Westport Sandals



Sales I'm Shopping...and the Vince Westport Sandals in action. 
// 4 Spring Sales I'm Shopping // I love when things I can wear right now are on sale...that's how it should be, right?
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Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this on-location beauty FOTD and would love to know what caught your eye. Do tell! 

Good things ahead, including a fresh get-ready-with-me video tutorial and a host of new product procurements...cannot wait to share!

In the meanwhile, for daily posts and updates, don't forget to visit me on Instagram!

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.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Beachscape Pictorial Featuring the MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection and Easy Spring Style


Introducing the *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection
With its delicate cherry blossom-inspired packaging and feminine pink-centric color story, the limited edition *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection softy sings the anthem of springtime. Even better, every single piece in the collection (which is selling out very quickly, I might add) is infinitely wearable, making it  the quintessential way for your makeup routine to usher in the warmer months ahead. 

Consequently, I am excited to give you a swatch-heavy overview of this resplendent collection--shot both at home and in action at the beach (with Johannah!) on the sunniest Southern California day of the year thus far--and hope you find some pieces that call your name before they're gone for good! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the collection (amongst other things including style notes!) in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Introducing the *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection
The *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection consists of two highlighting powders, an eyeshadow palette, lipstick and lip gloss as well as a Prep + Prime Fix+ in LE packaging. I also included the MAC Strobe Cream in Pink Light, which perfectly compliments the collection's color theme.

Product Descriptions


Swatches of the MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection in natural indoor lighting. 
*MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Eyeshadow x 9 Kabuki Doll Palette
Swatches of the *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Eyeshadow x 9 Kabuki Doll Palette in natural indoor lighting. 
The *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Highlight Powder in Fleur Real and Spring Bling and *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Eyeshadow x 9 Kabuki Doll Palette.

A swatch of the *MAC Strobe Cream in Pink Light 
*MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Highlight Powder in Fleur Real 
*MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Highlight Powder in Spring Bling 
From top to bottom: *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Lipglass in Pink a Boo, Heartmelter, For the Frill of It and Frambois Moi. 


// ALSO on MY FACE, BODY + HAIR //
  • *Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream: Two pumps for the most nourished and glowing skin imaginable. I am on bottle #4. 
  • *Elysian Continuum Finishing Treatment: I am very impressed with this skin-smoothing primer of sorts; it truly finishes skin, imparting a soft glow that invites makeup to stay in place for hours on end. Try it and you'll see exactly what I mean! 
  • *Oribe Gold Lust Oil: My spring and summer hair must, this intoxicatingly fragrant oil detangles while smoothing and adding shine and control. 
  • *Necessaire The Body Lotion: Rich and hydrating while absorbing into skin instantly, this genius lotion is fragrance-free and brimming with potent yet clean ingredients that bathe skin in moisture. To say that I am taken with the Necessaire line would be an understatement...more thoughts on this brand to come in the very near future. 
  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation Balm 6.5 (reviewed HERE): I have used this nonstop since picking it up last month (I actually hit a modicum of pan, if you can believe it) and am still over the moon for its medium coverage and real skin finish. Will be buying a back up soon. 
  • *SUQQU Radiant Cream Concealer 02 (reviewed HERE): Marvelous for concealing and brightening the under eye region, I added just a touch (it's got creamy medium to full coverage)  and blended it out with a sponge for a seamless finish. 
  • *Guerlain Terracotta Original Bronzing Powder 01 Light Brunettes: I am entirely smitten with this subtle bronzer that imparts a true light tan on my light-medium olive skin. Finely milled with a natural finish (read: neither shimmery nor matte), this bronzer is equal parts iconic and effortless...so good. 
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure (reviewed HERE): For a luminous plum effect that looks incredibly natural, I focused application on the apples of my cheeks. 
  • *Surratt Beauty Artistique Cheek Brush (also available at Neiman Marcus): I haven't used another brush on my cheeks in literal years. It's the investment of the century in my book...Troy Surratt knows what he's doing. 
  • Baccarat Rouge 540 Travel Fragrance: Signature fragrance in a travel size...yes, please! 
  • Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel in Chestnut: My constant brow companion for a full and feathery effect. 
  • Sisley Photo-Kohl Eyeliner in Sparkling Black (reviewed HERE): The only liner that I war on my lower waterline as of late; it applies without tugging and stays in place until I'm ready to remove it. 
  • *Sisley So Volume Mascara (reviewed HERE): Two coats for remarkably full, jet black lashes...and it lasts all day. Divine! 
  • *La Bella Donna Minerals on the Go in Marta: 100% mineral SPF 50 protection with a light tint, this is my new sunscreen/powder touch up go-to.  
  • Vintage Gucci Scarf: Ever a member of my handbag, this comes in handy for everything from belt to hair tie to beachside accessory extraordinaire. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // Simple and sporty with lots of comfort thrown in for good measure, this outfit resonates with the traditional nature of spring. 
  • Nordstrom Men's V Neck Tee: A staple in my collection, I order a Mens size Large and have them in my rotation constantly...there is no better v neck in my opinion! 
  • Plaid Print Bike Shorts: I am having a bit of a bike short infatuation as of late and have found quite a few pairs on Amazon. This plaid pair is unusual and unexpected...they run true to size and I am wearing a size Small. 
  • YSL Logo Leather Slide: I have had these in my cart for well over a month and finally ordered them a week ago. What took me so long?! Exquisitely chic and comfortable, they look equally good with shorts, jeans and dresses and the luxe minimalist appeal cannot be denied. Plus, they're on major sale. I generally wear a 7 and sized up to a 7 1/2 (it said they ran on the small side) and they fit perfectly. Highly recommended! 
  • Patagonia Puffer Jacket: I bought this late in the season but it's lightweight and classic and perfect for brisk weather moments as well as windy times on the beach...it's the kind of jacket you'll wear for years on end and Patagonia does it best. 
  • Sara Kety Baby Gold and Pearls Bodysuit: As soon as I saw this, I knew it needed to be a part of Johannah's wardrobe.  The jewelry detailing is simply too cute for worsd and the 100% cotton fabric is excellent for the warmer months ahead. 
 YSL Logo Leather Slide
Johannah in her Sara Kety Baby Gold and Pearls Bodysuit


On the cusp of applying *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Lipstick in Hi-Fructease (M) 

The eye look, courtesy of the *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Eyeshadow x 9 Kabuki Doll Palette 


Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the gorgeously spring-oriented limited edition  *MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection and would love to know what caught your eye. Do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh get-ready-with-me video and a host of new product procurements...stay tuned!

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.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Modern Classics for March: A Sisley-Paris LE Exclusive and New SUQQU Complexion Launches


*Sisley-Paris Rachel Goodwin x Les Stars Collection 
Today's post focuses on exquisite March 2019 launches from two of my favorite brands: Sisley-Paris and SUQQU. Fresh and modern yet infinitely classic and wearable, these particular products usher in the springtime months with sophistication and versatility, making them the beauty staples you didn't know you were missing! 

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

*Sisley-Paris Rachel Goodwin x Les Stars Collection
First up is the *Sisley-Paris Rachel Goodwin x Les Stars Collection. The limited-edition bag features a gorgeous illuminating primer, incandescent highlighter, lash-bolstering mascara, universally neutral cream eyeshadow and ultra-flattering lip color, along with deluxe samples of a leg contour oil and cult-favorite mask. Nestled in a stunning red bag with a mid-century geometric design, the collection--curated by famed makeup artist Rachel Goodwin--is only available during the month of March

Official details, courtesy of Sisley-Paris:

Inspired by the vibrant spirit of Los Angeles and the classic glamour of Hollywood's most iconic night, Rachel Goodwin has personally chosen a collection of seven skin care and makeup must-haves that help her create the iconic looks sported by her celebrity clients during their biggest career moments.

The contents of the *Sisley-Paris Rachel Goodwin x Les Stars Collection.
The set includes: 
  • Sisley-Paris Instant Eclat (reviewed HERE and also available at Neiman Marcus): This glowing primer bathes skin in light while delivering masterful skincare benefits. I love wearing it alone on good skin/minimal makeup days and it always is the perfect brightening companion for whatever foundation I happen to be wearing. 
  • Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blush Twist in 04 Glow (reviewed HERE and also available at Nordstrom): Portable and utilitarian, this creamy highlighter adds an enviable luminosity to the skin without the slightest hint of overt shimmer. I love applying it to the high points of my face and along my brow bone for additional dimension. 
  • Sisley-Paris Phyto-Eye Twist in 01 Topaze (also available at Nordstrom): Perhaps one of the most quintessentially flattering neutral eyeshadows on the market, this radiant taupe tone can be sheered out or layered for maximum impact. Once the formula sets, it does not budge, making it crease resistant and even waterproof (in my experience!). 
  • Sisley-Paris So Volume Mascara (reviewed HERE and also available at Nordstrom): I love this mascara...two coats adds immense volume and depth with a healthy dose of lengthening for good measure. It wears beautifully and removes easily...what else could you want?!
  • Sisley-Paris Photo-Lip Twist in 15 Nut (also available at Nordstrom): I am an ardent fan of this particular lip formula (#11 Sugar is a baby pink holy grail for me) but had never tried Nut until playing with this set. It's a "my lips but better" neutral that has just enough brown, red and nude to look incredible on a spectrum of skin tones and brightens the face for a polished effect that doesn't over power. 
  • Sisley-Paris Black Rose Cream Mask (also available at Nordstrom): I use this luxurious mask 2-3 times a month to deliver hydration and glow to my complexion; it's a cult-favorite for a reason...it truly delivers results! 
  • Sisley-Paris White Ginger Contouring Oil for Legs (reviewed HERE and also available at Nordstrom): My constant companion when traveling, this oil revives tired legs (and reduces post-flight swelling!) while bathing skin in lightweight and nourishing moisture. It must be tried to be believed. 

Swatches of the *Sisley-Paris Rachel Goodwin x Les Stars Collection   in direct sunlight. 


New complexion launches from SUQQU
Earlier this month, SUQQU launched two brilliant new complexion essentials that subtly perfect and refine one's canvas. Housed in an ever so portable click brush applicator, the *SUQQU Radiant Cream Concealer features lush medium to full coverage opacity and a radiant finish that looks like really good skin. Excellent for the orbital area and anywhere a shadow should be converted to light, this formula comes in three shades (I received two). The golden neutral N-02 (my best match...worn in the images at the end of this post) will work for most complexions in the light-medium-tan range and the other two shades are great for fair to light skin.   

Additionally, the brand released the *SUQQU Retouch Pressed Powder, which flew of the shelves the minute it became available. The slim dual-pan has a finely-milled brightening powder with medium coverage for setting makeup and mid-day touch ups and and a multi-colored luminous powder for a demure glow. Applied separately or together, both powders contribute to fresh and perfected canvas that looks bright and lit-from-within.  01 Porcelain is apropos for fair-light skin tones and 02 Glow (my best match) works well for light-medium-tan skin tones. 

Both product launches are destined to become complexion staples that are well worth the pursuit! 

The *SUQQU Radiant Cream Concealer in N-02 and N-01
Swatches in outdoor lighting. 
the *SUQQU Retouch Pressed Powder
Other things...
// OTHER THINGS ON MY FACE // Base, face and brow go-to's. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon lighting...


The pouch from the *Sisley-Paris Rachel Goodwin x Les Stars Collection is the perfect fusion of form and function. 


The eye look, featuring Sisley-Paris Phyto-Eye Twist in 01 Topaze (also available at Nordstrom) and Sisley-Paris So Volume Mascara (reviewed HERE and also available at Nordstrom).
Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // This outfit--perfect for the seasonal transition--is casual and endlessly comfortable...I'll be wearing some version of this on heavy repeat on days when I'm home with Johannah. 
  • Oversized Black Tee: I ordered this delightful Amazon find in a medium as I love an oversized look...the tee is weighty and super soft...I also bought one in pale pink. No regrets! 
  • Olive Bike Shorts: These cotton-spandex wonders come in an array of colors...they are slimming, opaque and breathable. I am wearing a size small and it's perfect. 
  • Nike Airmax 270: I have 3 pairs of these divine tennis shoes and will likely continue to pick up more in my future. They are some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever encountered and I consequently recommend them constantly. 

Applying the Sisley-Paris Photo-Lip Twist in 15 Nut (also available at Nordstrom)

Last look. 

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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this in-depth discussion of the and overview of the latest in complexion from SUQQU. What caught your eye? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh get ready with me video tutorial (featuring my oft-requested skincare routine and an easy makeup look), the new MAC Boom Boom Bloom Collection and a host of new product procurements...cannot 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.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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