Saturday, May 18, 2019

First Look: The Violette x Estee Lauder Oh Naturelle! Collection + the Best Swimsuit I've Found for Summer


Like a ray of sun following rain showers galore, the latest pieces from Violette's capsule collection with Estee Lauder--appropriately named Oh Naturelle!--have arrived, delivering a decadent wash of warm and effortless color reminiscent of a summer vacation on the French Riviera in the 1960s.

Today I am excited to share an overview of the new releases as well as a full beauty look involving the best swimsuit I've found for the warmer months ahead!

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

The press mailing came in a darling bucket bag reminiscent of simpler times while at the same time feeling very modern.  Similar bags can be found HEREHERE and HERE
The Violette x Estee Lauder Oh Naturelle! Collection
The Oh Naturelle! Collection is awash with soft blush tones in satin packaging that blends classic femininity with a very wearable neutral color palette that is sure to flatter a spectrum of skin tones. 

Estee Lauder Violette oh naturelle eyeshadow palette swetches
*Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle! Eyeshadow Palette
Up first is the *Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle! Eyeshadow Palette The color story is unequivocally nude with plenty of pops of color--from peach to rust to rich matte black--to build impact and intensity. Smooth and buildable, the shades glide on and resist creasing for eyes that feel as effortless as they look. Fantastically slim and streamlined, this palette has endless potential and will work well for both day and night, making it an apropos choice for everyday and travel looks alike. 
Estee Lauder Violette oh naturelle eyeshadow palette swetches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Estee Lauder Violette oh naturelle eyeshadow palette swetches

Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle! Face and Eye Palette swatches
*Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle! Face and Eye Palette
Brimming with a lush array of matte and shimmering powders, the multipurpose*Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle! Face and Eye Palette instantly brightens the complexion. The formula of each shade is finely milled, buttery and blendable and the fact that they can be worn on face and eyes with equal efficacy further enhances this gorgeous palette's value. The matte shades include a right peachy pink and rich mahogany tan (excellent as bronzer...worn at the end of this post) and the shimmering shades work well as neutral highlighters and eye colors to bring out a sun kissed tone that is subtle yet undeniably pretty. 

Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle! Face and Eye Palette swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle! Face and Eye Palette swatches

*Estee Lauder Violette Pure Color Envy Paint on Liquid Lip Color
*Estee Lauder Violette Pure Color Envy Paint on Liquid Lip Color
For lips, the *Estee Lauder Violette Pure Color Envy Paint on Liquid Lip Color offers non-drying, full coverage, creamy matte finish in four shades that will work with all complexions. 

Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle Pure Color Envy Paint on Liquid Lip Color swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The *Estee Lauder Violette Pure Color Envy Paint on Liquid Lip Color has a doe foot for precise application. 
The full face. 
// THE FULL FACE // An even canvas featuring products the perfect the face while still looking like real skin and nude lips in a spectrum of texture. 
Base and Face. 
// BASE and FACE // Stick foundation and magical powder for a fresh complexion that lasts all day.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Peachy nude lips. 
// PEACHY NUDE LIPS on HEAVY ROTATION // Four different textures and opacities, all in the pinky nude family...I consider them cousins. 

  • Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge in #11: I've written about this perfect shade countless times over the years; the formula is equal parts liquid lip color, lip gloss and stain and the tone is a gorgeous melange of peach and nude. So good. 
  • Hourglass Unreal Gloss in Child: This reformulated wonder is a pale peach beige that looks gorgeous over lip liner (try Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk) or atop an existing lip color for extra volume and dimension. It's truly sublime. 
  • Guerlain Matte Lipcolor 01: I purchased this new nude and it's customizable case in Rosy Nude after a single switch at the counter. The beige pink nude has plenty of opacity and a velvety finish that is surprisingly moisturizing for a formula that has the word "matte" in its title. I love it so much, I picked it up for my mom for Mother's Day as well! 
  • Dior Lip Maximizer in Beige Sunrise: The least pigmented of the four but also the most plumping, this delicate gloss has massive volumizing properties and a fresh nude beige glaze of color of which I cannot get enough. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Guerlain Matte Lipcolor 01 + Case in Rosy Nude. 


The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...


Applying *Estee Lauder Violette Pure Color Envy Paint on Liquid Lip Color in Oh Naturelle! 
Wearing the *Estee Lauder Violette Oh Naturelle! Eyeshadow Palette


Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // A utilitarian summertime outfit worth its weight in gold. 
  • Topshop one piece: I was first attracted to this suit because it is the most sublime shade of green. Thankfully the substantial fabric and flattering fit make this the swimwear steal of the century (currently on sale for under $40!), especially because it can also double as a body suit with high waisted shorts or jeans (as shown in the images above and below). I am generally a size 4 but sized up to a 6 and it fits perfectly...get this (it also comes in other colors) before it's gone!  
  • Striped Buttondown: Easy and versatile, I have at least 5 of these men's shirts in my rotation as they can be dressed up or down and never go out of style. 
  • AGOLDE Dee Denim Shorts (also available HERE): In a previous post, I mentioned that I love these shorts so much that I purchased 3 pairs in varying sizes (27, 28 and 29) and wear them constantly. The high waist is looks great while being very comfortable and the length (not too long, not too short) is excellent for a variety of activities. 
  • Nike Air Max 720: My dear and stylish brother gave me these tennis shoes for Mother's Day and I am over the moon for their futuristic aesthetic and extreme levels of comfort. It truly feels like you're walking on air-filled pillows...I am generally a size 7-71/2 and a 7 was the right fit for me in this particular style. 
A close up of the absurdly comfortable 




Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this swatch-heavy overview of the limited-edition Violette x Estee Lauder Oh Naturelle! Collection and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell! 

Good things ahead, including a fresh video (do you prefer a tutorial or a beauty chat? Let me know in the comments!),  an end of spring FOTD 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.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

New Launches from BY TERRY, SUQQU and Tom Ford + Easy Weekend Style

New launches you need to see. 
This spring is brimming with brilliant new launches from some of my favorite brands including BY TERRY*SUQQU and Tom Ford and I am excited to share an image heavy look at some of my choices from the collections. Possessing gorgeous color payoff, strong lasting power and magnificent incandescence, prepare to be beckoned by the best of Spring 2019 beauty! 

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

Newness from BY TERRY.
The latest from BY TERRY includes four glowing powders, two colorful new Baume de Rose options and one multipurpose oil in which to drench your skin and hair. 

A breathtaking fusion of form and function, the rose embossed *BY TERRY Brightening CC Serum Powder delivers skincare benefits and immense luminosity in a single pass. The powders, which come in four shades--pearly ivory, opalescent pink, glowing beige and radiant tan--blur imperfections including pores and fine lines while adding a veil of perfecting light to the face. They are marvelous on their own or as a finishing step atop makeup (as I did in the image at the end of this post) and are apropos for all skin types and tones. 

For lip color lovers looking for a fresh take on a cult classic, the *BY TERRY Baume de Rose Tinted Lip Care Crayon in 01 Candy Rose and 02 Sunny Nude are beacons of light. Packed with the nourishing properties of the original Baume de Rose, these retractable sticks offer instant hydration and an ultra pretty clock of shimmering color. Both shades are effortless to wear and I love mixing them for a bespoke hue that take the concept of pinky nude to the next level. 

Finally, the *BY TERRY Baume de Rose All Over Oil is a weightless, rose-rich elixir designed to hydrate on contact. Fast-absorbing and wildly luxe, the oil can be used on the the face, body and hair for a utilitarian effect that lasts all day. It's a daily indulgence that's fast becoming a part of my regular routine. 

Keep reading for closeups and swatches of everything! 


Swatches in direct lighting. 

*BY TERRY Baume de Rose Tinted Lip Care Crayon in 01 Candy Rose and 02 Sunny Nude
Applying the *BY TERRY Baume de Rose Tinted Lip Care Crayon in 02 Sunny Nude 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 


*BY TERRY Baume de Rose All Over Oil
The full face. 
// THE FULL FACE //
  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Balm Foundation 06: Still one of my top foundations of 2019, I reach for this particular formula 2-3 times a week along with the new CdPB Radiant Cream to Powder foundation (reviewed HERE). Lightweight yet nearly full coverage, a little goes a long way to perfect the canvas and once applied, I don't need to touch up for 8+ hours. It's simply that good. 
  • *SUQQU Prismatic Bronzer I used my *Surratt Artistique Cheek Brush to sweep a blend of all three shades housed within the slender compact along my cheek bones and across the perimeters of my face. Finely milled and ridiculously silky, this luminous bronzer also has a strip of baby pink blush and incandescent highlight for endless options. I applied them separately in the images that follow but, when in a rush, I simply mix them together for an enviable, post-vacation radiance. 
  • *SUQQU Prismatic Highlight 101: Iridescent and utilitarian, this slightly violet toned wonder can be used on the eye, cheeks and lips to add an otherworldly glow. 
  • *BY TERRY Brightening CC Serum Powder: I applied the shade Apricot Glow as an extra dose of radiance that also set my makeup...it's an easy way to perfect my canvas while encouraging a lit-from-within effect.
  • *BY TERRY Baume de Rose Tinted Lip Care Crayon in 01 Candy Rose and 02 Sunny Nude: A new incarnation of the iconic Baume de Rose, these shimmering shades moisturize the lips while visually enhancing one's pout with a glimmering dose of sheer color. Candy Rose is a lovely sugar pink and Sunny Nude (worn in the images at the end of this post) is a warm-toned nude with plenty of shine.  
  • *SUQQU Matte Lip Crayon in Naked Lips and Hot Lips: The pigment packed into these diminutive lip crayons is stunning...exceptionally smooth and opaque, the moisturizing formula wears flawlessly for hours. Naked Lips is a gorgeous pale peach nude and Hot Lips (worn at the end of this post) is a neutral cherry red of epic proportions. 
  • Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee: I recently rediscovered this intoxicating fragrance and am once again in love with its rare take on vanilla (read: not overtly sweet or gourmand, rather cool and woodsy). Additional sizes HERE.
  • *BY TERRY Baume de Rose All Over Oil: I slicked this onto my legs (it absorbs instantly!) and used my hands to apply the excess along the ends of my hair for extra nourishment and shine. 

Swatches in outdoor lighting. 

Eyes. 
// EYES //

  • *SUQQU Urban Prism Eyeshadow Palette: I am utterly smitten with this limited edition launch; the colors are buttery smooth with fabulous color payoff and the mixing possibilities are endless. This is perhaps my most favorite palette option from SUQQU yet and I highly suggest getting one if you can! 
  • Natasha Denona Cranberry Palette: Truly exquisite on every level, this five pan palette is the stuff that rosy neutral dreams are made of! The pinky lilac, rich cranberry, golden peach, deep aubergine and glimmering champagne hues are intensely pigmented and blend beautifully. I cannot recommend this particular palette enough. 
  • *Tom Ford Emotionproof Brut Rose: I've been testing this new TF formula for the past week and am very impressed with the smooth texture and extreme lasting power of this eye shadow. I get 10+ hours of creaseless wear and the soft pale rose tone of this shade is so lush and universally flattering.
  • Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel in Chestnut: Two coats for full and feathery brows...if you're familiar with my site, then you know that this is my daily go-to!
  • Sisley-Paris Phyto Kohl Liner in Sparkling Black: Equally a perennial part of my routine, this slick black liner is waterproof, staying put on my waterline like it's meant to be there. 
  • *Tom Ford Emotionproof MascaraThis is my first experience with a waterproof mascara formula from Tom Ford and I am deeply appreciating the jet black hue and and formidable lasting power of this new launch. Will continue to test and weigh back in again soon. 
Swatches of the *SUQQU Urban Prism Eyeshadow Palette
Swatches with a flash. 


The following images reflect all products in action...

Wearing *BY TERRY Baume de Rose Tinted Lip Care Crayon in 02 Sunny Nude on the lips. 


Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Ragdoll Vintage Tee: A neutral animal pattern matches everything...I adore the softness and versatility of the Ragdoll tees and have at least 10 in my rotation. 
  • Zella High Waist Bike Shorts: Slimming and comfortable, these are my soon-to-be-summer staple. 
  • Topshop Chuck On Blazer: I sized up in this blazer for a loose boyfriend fit; the material is flowing and flattering and the cut is ever so classic. 
  • Vince Westport Sandals Still on heavy rotation, I reach for these ultra comfortable sandals constantly and am considering picking them up in additional colors (HERE).  
  • Gucci Silk Scarf: The accessory with boundless versatility, I sall of my vintage finds at The Real Real. 

The eye look with a mix of *SUQQU Urban Prism Eyeshadow PaletteNatasha Denona Cranberry Palette and *Tom Ford Emotionproof Brut Rose.
My constant shooting companion patiently sitting in her high chair...Johannah Elle.  Beyond grateful to be her  mama! 
Wearing the *SUQQU Matte Lip Crayon in Hot Lips 





Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this new spring launch overview and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell! 

Good things ahead, including my picks from the new Estee Lauder x Violette Collection, a fresh video and host of new product procurements! 

Have a beautiful and blessed Mother's Day weekend...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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