Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Black Friday/Cyber Week Shopping Guide and My November Beauty Favorites

Navigating the Cyber Week waters so you don't have to. 
Black Friday came extremely early this month...it's not even Thanksgiving and I already feel like I'm playing catch up with all of the deals floating around the Internet! 

Consequently, today's post focuses on two things: (1) My favorite products of November (many of which are also a part of Cyber Week promotions) and (2) A beauty and style shopping guide that aims to make your online pursuits as smooth and productive as possible.

Kindly scroll on for my favorites in every major beauty category and a curated list of suggestions to help streamline your Cyber Week shopping experience...

Skincare. 
// SKINCARE //
  • *Natura Bisse The Cure Sheer Eye: A lightly tinted eye treatment that evens and brightens on contact, it makes an immediate difference on contact.
  • *111 Skin Rose Gold Radiance Booster: This illuminating elixir can be alone, under makeup or even mixed into your favorite base for the most brilliant incandescence. 
  • *Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream: Still my daily skincare staple, the current Cyber Week promotion at Violet Grey gives excellent incentive to try this immensely hydrating formula (or to stock up). 
  • *Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer: Ever since attending the launch of the primer earlier this week with Victoria Beckham and Dr. Bader themselves (images HERE), I have been met with an onslaught of interest from BP readers, excited to find out how this formula performs. I've tested it for the past few days and am impressed by its moisturizing yet immediately absorbed texture and delicate glow. Brimming with active skincare benefits that deliver actual results, it balances the skin and makes it look lit-from-within...what else could one want?
  • *Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Face Roller Petite: Always within reach, this mini roller is a perfect companion for my bedside and handbag...I love how it increases blood flow and adds a little "lift"with each session. 
A swatch of the *Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer in direct sunlight. 
Neck and body care. 
// NECK and BODY CARE //
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Synactif Neck and Décolleté Cream: A rich ritual that expertly cares for the delicate neck and chest area, I've been reaching for this each night and love waking up to firmer, more hydrated skin. 
  • *Necessaire The Body Serum: Ahh...like a drink of water for your limbs (I use it on my legs), this intensely hydrating serum looks and feels like a lightweight gel but performs like the richest of creams. So good. 
  • *Orlane Intense Firming Cream: I have used this entire bottle of nourishing cream and will need to pick up a new one soon...lush and moisturizing, it truly makes skin feel its firmest, too. 
  • *Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Body Mylk (also available at Algenist for 30% off through 12/1): Now that the temperatures have dropped in Southern California, I cannot get enough of this lightweight cream that bathes skin in a collagen-enriched formula. 

Foundation and concealer.
// FOUNDATION + CONCEALER //

Swatches from L-R:  
Bronzer, blush and highlight. 
// BRONZER, BLUSH + HIGHLIGHT //
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light: I have two of these...one in my bathroom and one in my purse. Both get used daily, which is a testament to how vital this particular bronzer is in my routine. 
  • *Sisley-Paris L'Orchidee Highlighting Blush: This blush enlivens the face with a radiant coral peach flush...I focus application on the apples of my cheeks and never regret including this in my overall look.
  • Dior Backstage Face and Body Glow: This liquid highlight is so versatile...the thin formula can be applied anywhere and the pearlescent glow it imparts is subtle yet effective.  
  • *Lawless Lucid Skin Highlighter: Don't let the initial powder texture fool you, once applied it melts into the skin like a cream would...the slightly warm dewy glow it gives is stunning and it must be noted that the formula is unequivocally clean, too. 
  • *Nude Envie Cream Highlighter in Golden: A tender gold champagne cream, this sophisticated highlighter from one of my favorite indie brands looks gorgeous on the high points of one's face. 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Blush in Perfect Peach: If I could have only one cream blush for all of life, it would be this gem from CdPB. The tender nude-meets-peach-meets-pink tone possesses a subtle luminosity that makes skin look bouncy and healthy. Try it and you'll see exactly what I mean. 
  • Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Soleil: I recently picked up this newest shade in the WA family; warm and slightly tan in tone (as if one spent a languid day in the sun) this could even double as a light contour/bronzer for light and medium skin tones. 
  • Westman Atelier Superloaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Peche: I am on compact #2 of this resplendent hue...gently gleaming with tones of peach and beige, this looks spectacular on the high points of one's face and I also like to blend a bit in the center of my forehead and chin for good measure. I am never without this unusually flattering formula (who knew a highlighter that has that much color payoff could still look subtle and demure?) and, if you like a glow visage as I do, implore you to try it if you haven't yet done so. 

From L-R:
A swatch of the *Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Blush in Perfect Peach
Eyes. 
// EYES //

The *Victoria Beckham Eye Brick in Tweed
The *Charlotte Tilbury Palette of Pops in Pillow Talk
*Surratt Halogram Eyeshadows
Eyeliner swatches (VB, VB and Givenchy) in direct sunlight.  
                             

Lips. 
// LIPS //


 The following images reflect my November Favorites in action in afternoon sunlight...keep reading for Style Notes and my Black Friday/Cyber Week shopping guide...

 



Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES // A timeless leopard blouse, relaxed denim with eccentric details and a streamlined pair of pumps that actually feel good on the feet. 

The AGOLDE Criss Cross Upsized Jeans are super flattering on the waistline. 
 

Sales I'm currently shopping. 
// SALES I'M Currently Shopping // For better or worse, Black Friday and Cyber Monday started this week so there are many sales already in full swing...here are some of my carefully edited recommendations:
--Shop the Cyber Week Sales--



Last look.
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you found this breakdown of my November 2019 favorites helpful and would love to know what piqued your interest...do tell! 

Additionally, this Cyber Week guide was made with love...hopefully it helps to streamline your shopping process; I know it did for me ; ) 

Good things ahead, including an overview of the BY TERRY Starlight Rose Holiday Collection, an update of my Black Friday guide for Cyber Monday (stay tuned!) and a new video tutorial...cannot wait share. 

Happy Thanksgiving! I am truly and sincerely grateful for you and strive to make sure that gratitude comes through each day of the year here at Beauty Professor. 

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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