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.

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