Monday, July 1, 2019

An Easy Sun-Drenched July Makeup Look Featuring Newness from Guerlain

Sun-drenched new beauty for July.
Happy July, friends! It seems that the new month has brought the sunshine with it and I couldn't be happier...it makes shooting beauty products that much more joyous! There is lots going on over here; chiefly, we are getting ready for a big move this week as we just purchased a house in the area. The packing, of course, is an insane endeavor and--despite the current chaos--I keep reminding myself that this is a very good thing (we're grateful) and I'll be in a much more settled mindset sometime next week.  
It's box city over here. 
In the meanwhile, I am excited to share an overview an easy summer look that I can create in under 10 minutes...the shades and formulas involved (heavy on new launches from Guerlain, by the way) are flattering and relaxed while adding some polish to a sweltering day. Also, there is a black dress in the mix that you need to see; truly, it's well worth tracking down and picking up! 

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

The products. 
// The Products //
  • *Guerlain Terracotta Foundation Stick in Medium (also available at Nordstrom): I swept this pigment-rich, waterproof cream foundation along the center of my face and blended it outward for quick and effortless medium coverage that stays in place all day. 03 Medium is a spot-on summer shade for me and because the color payoff is intense, a little goes a long way to blur pores and even skin. 
  • *Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette: Four distinct shades in a sleek compact? Yes, please! This genius palette contains a true brown tan for contouring, a lighter neutral tan for adding warmth, a radiant warm pink for a fresh flush and a pearly champagne to highlight. The powders are finely-milled and extremely buttery, making layering, mixing and blending a dream...it's summertime skin in a gilded case! I also used some of the bronze shades as an eyeshadow (see the full look later on in this post), further extending the versatility of this palette. 
  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Concealer #6 (reviewed HERE): One of my top 3 concealer choices for seamless and crease-free banishment of darkness under sleep deprived eyes. 
  • *Guerlain Terracotta Highlight #2 Golden: An incandescent and extremely silky cream with glow potential galore, I buffed a bit along the center of my forehead, above my Cupid's bow and on my upper cheekbones for a lit-from-within radiance. I also used this as an extra illuminating veil for my eye look (reflected near the end of this post). 
  • *Sisley-Paris L'Orchidee Highlighter Blush in Coral: I am still reaching for this gorgeously luminous peachy blush almost daily; it's subtle but does something truly wonderful to the cheeks.
  • *Koh Gen Do Gloss Film Powder #123: Just a bit in my t-zone to set and brighten for the day...it's really divine, you guys! 
  • *Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm: I am very intrigued with this utilitarian formula which can be used on face, body, hair, cuticles, lips to heal irritation and enhance hydration levels. The Castor Seed Oil and Glycerin-rich mix absorbs quickly and masterfully moisturizes and I used a touch on my lips to prepare them for the combination to come. 
  • Dior Lip Glow in #209 Purple Holo: This may be my absolute favorite shade from the iconic Dior Lip Glow family; just a tinge purple with plenty of pink, this lush balm literally makes lips glow while drenching them in custom color. 
  • Tom Ford Lip Color in Spiced Honey (also available at Neiman Marcus): I topped my violet pout with a cloak of neutral pinky nude cream; this choice may seem counter-intuitive but I find that this combination tones down the slightly electric element...leaving a juicy and full lip look in its wake. 
  • Sisley-Paris Photo Kohl Star Eyeliner in Sparkling Black: Ever on my waterline, I swept a bit of this waterproof wonder there yet again and love the way it makes eyes pop 
  • *GrandeBROW Fill in Dark: I love this nutrient-rich brow mascara, which adds impressive volume, depth and definition to one's arches while still looking completely natural. 
  • BY TERRY Lash Expert Mascara (reviewed HERE): Two coats create full and fluffy lashes that last...I am on my 5th tube of this! 
Swatches of everything in direct sunlight. 
The *Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette*Guerlain Terracotta Foundation Stick in Medium and  *Guerlain Terracotta Highlight #2 Golden
Sunburst splendor...the *Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette
Power trio via Guerlain
For the eyes. 

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


The eye look, compliments of the *Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Face Palette (I used a mix of the bronzy shades all over the lid), topped the powders with the *Guerlain Terracotta Highlight #2 Golden, and finished everything with the Sisley-Paris Photo Kohl Star Eyeliner in Sparkling Black, *GrandeBROW Fill in Dark and BY TERRY Lash Expert Mascara.

All smiles with Baby Johannah Elle.


Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Reformation August Dress: I bought this dress in a size small without trying it on and love the way it fits; its slim through the bodice with full skirt and pockets...effortless summertime dressing in a single garment!
  • Vince Westport Platform Sandals: Still on heavy rotation, these neutral sandals can be dressed up or down, making them a valuable player in my footwear lineup. 
  • Gold Tube Hoop Earrings: Forever on my ears, these hoops are lightweight and low profile while still making a stylish statement. 
  • Long Gold Locket Necklace: Timeless and versatile, put a picture of someone you love inside...any guesses as to who is in mine?



Last look. 
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this July look as well as an overview of the beautiful summer offerings from Guerlain! What caught your eye? Do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh video, an in-depth glimpse at my picks from the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 launch, a Beautylish haul and a host of new product procurements...plus a peek at our new abode. Can't 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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