Thursday, August 29, 2019

Video Tutorial Featuring the Surratt Dew Drop Foundation + Other Late Summer Product Favorites


Introducing the Surratt Dew Drop Foundation. 
Happy almost fall, my friends! The summer is all but over and I am back to campus for my regular lecture schedule...it's Communication Studies central over here. What's new with you?

Today, I am excited to share an end-of-summer look that I've been creating on a near-daily basis lately, featuring the soon-to-launch Surratt Dew Drop Foundation (a full review within the tutorial) and a recently-discovered pinky nude lip combo that makes lips look their most voluminous! 

Additionally, the video includes some life updates and discussion additional products--from haircare to beauty tools--that I've been using like crazy this month...grab a snack and a cool drink and enjoy the beauty discourse.

Kindly scroll on for the video and well as images and swatches of everything in afternoon sunlight and the Bottom Line...


Products used.
// PRODUCTS APPLIED + DISCUSSED //
Skin and body care discussed in the tutorial.
When style and substance collide. 
surratt dew drop foundation swatches
The *Surratt Dew Drop Foundation in 3 shades. 
surratt dew drop foundation swatches
The *Surratt Dew Drop Foundation has a soft push button dispenser and unique dropper applicator for precise release of the formula.  
surratt dew drop foundation swatches
Swatches of three Dew Drop medium-tone shades in direct sunlight. #10 is my perfect match!
surratt dew drop foundation swatches
Watch this space for details on the exact release date (sometime in September) of the *Surratt Dew Drop Foundation...currently, it's available at Beautylish!
*Jenny Patinkin Vegan Brush Set
Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shade swatches
The gorgeous packaging for the *Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shades in Lion and Pangolin...every purchase contributes to wildlife conservation causes! 
Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shade swatches
The *Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shades in Lion and Pangolin

Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shade swatches
Swatches of the *Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shades in Lion and Pangolin (please make the correction in the image!) 
 in direct sunlight. 
Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shade swatches

Cheeks and eyes. 
Swatches from L-R: Koh Gen Do Gloss Film Powder Foundation #123
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze LightTom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt*Sisley-Paris Photo Blush Twist #6 Passion
*BY TERRY CC Powder in #3 Apricot GlowMAC Pro Longwear Liner in Devotion
BY TERRY Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara
Pat McGrath done undone lip liner swatches
Pat McGrath Lip Liner in Done Undone and
Pat McGrath Blitz Trance Lipstick in Lady Stardust
Pat McGrath lady stardust  lipstick swatches
Swatches of my lip mix in direct sunlight. 
Girlactik Creme de La Glow swatches
*Girlactik Creme de La Glow

The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...keep reading for Style Notes...

Applying Pat McGrath Blitz Trance Lipstick in Lady Stardust

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Topshop Raw Edge Boyfriend Blazer: I bought this in a size 8 for a very oversized look...this blazer is versatile and extremely comfortable. 
  • Black Carhart Tee: This is a men's tee in the softest cotton possible...adore! 
  • Zella High Waist Pocket Bike Shorts: I still wear these a few times a week--they dress up and down with ease and they have pockets.
  • AGL Slingback Pumps: These gorgeous shoes look amazing with skirts and jeans and even shorts...soft kidskin leather in the most glorious pale caramel make them the classic that everyone needs. Oh, and they're on sale right now! 




Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial--including a first look at the Surratt Dew Drop Foundation (also to be available at SephoraNeiman MarcusSpace NK and Net-a-Porter)--and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell!

Good things ahead, including even more fresh foundation launches 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.

Friday, August 23, 2019

An Easy Soft Pink Look Featuring the New Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation + Bits & Bobs from My Sephora Haul



I can't believe I'm typing this, but I am about show you a first look at yet another new foundation launch--this time, this hotly anticipated Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation--coupled with a soft pink look stemming from my recent and rather diminutive Sephora VIB Sale haul.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in actin as well as the Bottom Line...
The look. 
Products used. 
// PRODUCTS USED //
  • Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter #4 (also available at Nordstrom): I started by applying this as a priming base all over my face and buffing out with a damp beauty sponge. This product is beyond exquisite for giving one's skin an "extra something" each and every time. 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation 7.5 Neutral: I have only used this foundation for two days so I am not yet prepared to offer a comprehensive review. This, however, is in the works and will be accompanied by additional shade swatches. In the meanwhile, I am happy to offer my initial impressions of this new formula. It features full coverage (seriously, one pump is more than enough to cover my face) and a soft-focus finish that doesn't budge (nor settle into fine lines) once set; the result is airbrushed looking skin that still looks natural. The foundation comes in an impressive 44 shades and I took a guess when I chose 7.5 Neutral. That being said, it is a perfect match (hey, it's my job) for my NC 25-27 olive skin. The foundation feels potent (via the color payoff) but surprisingly lightweight and it wears flawlessly for 8+ hours (I don't feel the need to set it with powder). I am very pleased with it for full coverage moments but temper said coverage by rubbing it off of my nose so my freckles show through. I feel this strategy yields and softer and more natural effect that resonates with my "real skin" pursuits. Overall, my experience with it has been positive thus far but, after more testing, I will weigh back in soon with a more thorough assessment! 
  • *Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Palette: I used the bronze shade to gently contour my face and add a wash of warmth and then strategically applied both of the radiant  powders to the high points of my face for a brilliant glow. 
  • *Cle de Peau Beauté Concealer in Almond: I swept this under my orbital region to conceal the lack of sleep I've had this week. It's so effective at covering without creasing...there's a reason it's a cult classic. 
  • Roen Warm Eyeshadow Palette: I immediately added this to my cart last week at the exposition of the Sephora VIB Sale and am so glad that I did for exactly two reasons: (1) this brand has been on my radar for many months and I am happy to finally have it in my clutches and (2) the creamy texture is unlike anything I have ever tried. It all at once feels velvety and silky and glides on the eyes with lush fluidity. The shadows themselves offer sheer but buildable color payoff and plenty of luminosity for an almost wet eye effect. The warm tones in this particular palette and extremely flattering and that might explain why it is now currently sold out at Sephora! That being said, I've found it in stock at Saks.
  • Tom Ford Eye Cream and Powder Eye Color in Golden Peach: I added a touch of my holy grail Golden Peach (also purchased a reserve during the sale) to enhance this soft pink look...this shadow forever and always will be my favorite. 
  • Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel in Chestnut: Two passes and my brows are full, defined and feathery...I definitely stocked up on a backup during the Sephora sale! 
  • *Sisley So Intense Mascara: I have run through multiple tubes of this jet-black formula; the thin brush allows for close-to-the-lashline application, resulting in extremely impactful lashes in two coats.  
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Liner: After running through 4 of these over the years, I guess it's safe to say that I am a Pillow Talk devotee...the pinky nude tone has enough depth to look good on a spectrum of skin tones and its lasting power is formidable. 
  • Jouer Lip Creme in Citronade Rose: I have worn a lot of this particular hue for many years and only recently realized that it must have been lost in the move. I used the Sephora VIB Sale  as a catalyst for repurchasing and am once again united with this plush liquid lipstick. The metallic baby pink hue is unusually multi-dimensional and it wears for hours on end. It fulfills all of my 1960s beauty dreams and pairs perfectly with the above lip liner. Highly recommended! 
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation swatches
The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation 7.5 Neutral comes in 44 shades!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation swatches
Swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter #4 (also available at Nordstrom) and 
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation 7.5 Neutral.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation swatches
Power pair for flawless and glowing skin. 
Two key pieces from my Sephora VIB sale haul. 
Roen 75 Degrees Warm Eyeshadow Palette swatches
The Roen Beauty 75 Degrees Warm Eyeshadow Palette 
Roen 75 Degrees Warm Eyeshadow Palette swatches
Swatches of the Roen 75 Degrees Warm Eyeshadow Palette in direct sunlight. 
Roen 75 Degrees Warm Eyeshadow Palette swatches
Roen 75 Degrees Warm Eyeshadow Palette (also available at Saks)
jouer citronade rose
Jouer Lip Creme in Citronade Rose
Swatches of everything in direct sunlight. 

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


Eye look, courtesy of Roen Warm Eyeshadow Palette (also available at Saks), 
Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // Minimalist basics with maximum versatility. 
A pop of color via the Eileen Fisher Asha-Su Flat in Spice Suede


Next, I am doing a bit of online back to school shopping (my semester begins next week) and here's what's in my cart:
--Shop My Cart--



Finally, check out my curated shop, in partnership with Indie Beauty Expo, featuring some fresh beauty and skincare discoveries I've tested and love. My shop can be found HERE. Use the code Beautyprofessor20 for 20% off of your entire order! 


Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation as well as my mini Sephora haul (VIB sale through 8/27!) and would love to know what caught your eye. Do tell. 

Good things ahead, including a fresh video tutorial, yet another recent foundation formula launch and a host of new product procurements...cannot wait to share!

xx

--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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