Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Video: What's in My Purse...a New Beauty Chat and Complete Summer Look Tutorial

Summertime bag spill.
Happy summer to you! I am excited to have just finished teaching for the spring semester and look forward to embracing a regular filming schedule. Up first is a peek inside my newest handbag, featuring tons of new beauty launches and a full summer look tutorial as well as a glimpse of Johannah and Jethro ; ) Grab a drink and a snack and I hope you have as much fun watching this bag spill and tutorial as I had making it!


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





Products Discussed:
*Mila Moursi Intensive Renewal Booster*Mila Moursi Cleansing Foam*Mila Moursi pH Balancing Toner*Mila Moursi Dual Action Serum.

Base and face.
Swatches of base and face in direct sunlight. 
Natasha denona sunrise palette swatches
Introducing the *Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette
Natasha denona sunrise palette swatches
Swatches of the *Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette in direct sunlight 
Natasha denona sunrise palette swatches
The *Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette
Eyes and lips. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
*Orlane Paris Intensive Firming Cream,*Orlane Paris Intense Hydration Fluid and *Clé de Peau Beauté Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme 

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



Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //


Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette
Eye look via the *Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette
Johannah Elle is 10 months old! 



Last look. 
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Bottom LineThanks so much for watching this video! I hope you found this beauty chat, life update and tutorial interesting and enlightening and I welcome your questions and comments as well as content requests for upcoming videos!

Good things ahead, including a Beautylish haul and a host of new product procurements...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 25, 2019

New Neutrals: An Easy Look Feat. Tom Ford Emotionproof, MAC Aladdin Collection and a Fresh La Prairie Powder + a Memorial Day Shopping Guide



New neutrals. 
Happy weekend to you, dear readers! Today, I am excited to bring you an easy-to-replicate neutral look, some classic style staples and a carefully curated guide to the bevy of sales currently taking place, all the while sharing swatch heavy closeups of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder FoundationTom Ford Emotionproof Collection and *MAC Disney Aladdin Collection

There's truly enough content in this single story to last you through an extended holiday weekend and then some!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as my Memorial Day Weekend sale shopping suggestions and the Bottom Line...

Skin + hair. 
// SKIN + HAIR //

  • *Nécessaire The Body Lotion:  I am nearly finished with this sublime body emulsion; fragrance free with impeccable ingredients and a hydrating, immediately absorbing texture, this lotion is my post-shower ritual. 
  • *Hair Ritual by Sisley Precious Hair OilSpeaking of rituals, this nourishing oil bathes my skin in moisture without weighing it down. It also adds a decadently glossy shine...truly my favorite formula in the venerable Sisley haircare lineup. 
  • *Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil: I add a single pump of this to a freshly washed canvas to enhance bounce and brightness
  • *Augustinus Bader The Rich CreamStill a major part of my day-to-day, this modern cult-classic balances the hydration levels in my skin and imparts a soft radiance that plays well with the make up to come. I use it day and night with great satisfaction...have you tried it yet?
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme: Just a touch along my orbital region (day and night) and the entire area is smoother and brighter; this highly lauded cream is a must for transforming tired eyes. 
The face. 
// THE FACE // I created this entire look in under 10 minutes and it lasted through a 8+ hour teaching day (I definitely put things to the test for you guys!). 

  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation Balm in #6: I used a dampened beauty blender to quickly distribute this buildable formula all over my face. It yields even, creamy looking skin and lasts the entire day. I wish never to be without this! 
  • *Lawless Concealer in Almond MilkI used the oversized doe-foot applicator to gently sweep this under my eyes and blended out with the same sponge. It cancels darkness without creasing or migrating over the course of a long day. 
  • La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation in Honey Beige: I used a fluffy brush (more on my latest procurements in this department soon) to distribute this luxurious powder along the center of my face to set my base. It offers customizable coverage and a soft glow that simply looks like really good skin. Keep reading for swatches of all shades. 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow in Med/Dark: I recently rediscovered this classic bronzing duo and am back to reaching for it daily; the dark brown tone is quite potent and creates the most flattering warmth and structure to the face. I used a touch of the persimmon-toned highlight along the high points of my cheeks for additional glow. 
  • *Clove and Hallow Hydratint Serum in Georgia: In a word, this innovative blush formula is transcendent. Creamy and buildable, I used just a touch of this pinky mauve on the apples of my cheeks and audibly gasped at how natural yet lit-from-within it made my face. This is one of the first products I've tried from this clean line and it's made me enthusiastic about trying more! 
  • *Tom Ford Emotionproof Shadow in Gigolo and Starmaker: I blended the bronzy gold Gigolo all over my lid and then used the pale neutral gold Starmaker up to my brow bones for an easy transition. Both shadows are lightweight and buttery smooth but do not budge once they set. Keep reading for a peek at even more from this collection. 
  • *Tom Ford Emotionproof Eyeliner in Chocolat: I swept this lush brown shade along my lower waterline and, as the name implies, this eyeliner is 100% waterproof...more shades swatched later on in this post. 
  • *Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara: This newest launch from Laura Mercier relies on a telescopic lens to create full and fluttery lashes with intense black depth in exactly two coats. I can't wait to keep testing this but so far, so good! 
  • *MAC Aladdin Collection Lipstick in Friend Like Me: I applied this creamy pinky beige lipstick straight from the bullet; the color calls to mind a quintessential 1960s pale lip while still offering enough color to work with a spectrum of skin tonesI had the chance to try a couple of other lip color shades from this collection but this one is by far my favorite. If you appreciate a nude lip as much as I do, I implore you to get it while you can. 
  • *MAC Aladdin Collection Lipglass in Diamond in the Rough: I topped my lips with this intensely reflective golden beige gloss for additional shine and depth. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
la prairie skin caviar powder foundation swatches
La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation
The latest powder formula from La Prairie will be making it's way to market in less than a week; I had a chance to preview the formula and am wildly impressed with the *La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation (in Honey Beigeand its ability to blur imperfections and even skin tone without the slightest hint of an obvious powdery finish. This formulation is an excellent companion to traditional foundation (liquid, cream etc.) but can also be worn on its own for light-medium coverage that wears beautifully over the course of the day, adopting a subtle glow that adds a flattering depth and dimension to the skin. 

I will continue to test this ultra-lavish compact in a variety of situations but, in the meanwhile, wanted to give you a preliminary glimpse at the packaging as well as hasty swatches of all available shades. Would you like to see this in action in an upcoming video? If so, let me know if the comments section! 
la prairie skin caviar powder foundation swatches
La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation in Honey Beige
la prairie skin caviar powder foundation swatches
Swatches of all shades of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation in natural light. 
la prairie skin caviar powder foundation swatches
This compact...opulent and beyond. 
The Tom Ford Emotionproof  Collection. 
I have had the chance to experiment with the Tom Ford Emotionproof Collection for the past few weeks and am very impressed with the stalwart and formidable lasting power of the *Emotionproof Shadow and *Emotionproof Eyeliner (also available at Beautylish) The transfer-free shadow--which comes in both matte and shimmer finishes--is buildable and blendable and the liner is so indelible, that I need to use an oil-based cleanser to remove it! 

If you're seeking a power pair for eyes that will last through a long and humid day, I strongly urge you to try Tom Ford Emotionproof...I've literally put it through some tear-laden emotional tests lately (it's been a wild month thus far) and while the rest of my face may appear red and puffy, my eyes look fresh and composed. Emotionproof, indeed! 

tom ford emotionproof swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

*MAC Disney Aladdin Collection
Featuring intricate burnished gold and turquoise packaging, the stunning limited-edition *MAC Disney Aladdin Collection appeals to avid fans of the movie and die-hard beauty enthusiasts alike because the shades in this lineup are just so effortlessly wearable.  

Products that I had the chance to play with include:

Swatches of the *MAC Disney Aladdin Collection in direct sunlight. 

*MAC A Whole New World. Are you humming the song in your head yet?

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


Eye look via *Tom Ford Emotionproof Shadow in Gigolo and Starmaker and  *Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara.



Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // White tee, slip dress, trench coat and tennis shoes...when executed properly, these pieces NEVER go out of style. 
  • Madewell Vintage Tee: Madewell does basic tees ever so right and this ivory number works with everything. I may or may not have this cut in a few colors!
  • Eileen Fisher Midi Slip Dress: Relaxed yet timelessly chic, this dress works well with or without a tee underneath. 
  • Rachel Roy Trench: I am over the moon with the unique lines of this trench coat; the ruched sleeves are 100% adjustable and the lightweight material flows beautifully. It's currently majorly on sale...I like an oversized look so I picked up a medium and it's perfect. 
  • Nike Air Max 720: Still on my feet regularly, I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that these feel like you're walking on clouds. 



// SHOP the SALES // This weekend is rife with immense markdowns at some of my favorite retailers...consequently, I've scoured the Internet to give you a curated list to consider!
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Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this neutral-centric story and found my guide to the holiday weekend sales helpful. It's always my joy to show you the latest launches and I take this responsibility just as seriously now as I did when I started Beauty Professor 7 1/2 years ago!

I would love to know what caught YOUR eye...do tell.

Good things ahead, including a new video on my channel and a host of new product procurements...cannot wait to share per usual!

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