Saturday, April 25, 2020

A Second Round of Sephora Sale Suggestions Based on My Purchases + a First Look at New Charlotte Tilbury Launches


My Sephora Sale order finally arrived. 
Last week, I placed an order for the Sephora sale (first round of suggestions HERE), which is offering 20% off all offers for VIB Rouge members through 5/1 with code SPRINGSAVE. VIB members will receive 15% off from 4/21-4/29 and Beauty Insiders will receive 10% off from 4/23-4/27. 

Today, I am excited to share a look at what I chose with swatches galore, along with an overview of the latest two launches from Charlotte Tilbury! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line, which includes a special Beauty Professor event invitation...


In terms of non-makeup items, my recommendations skew strongly towards sunscreen and fragrance. 

*Ellis Brooklyn SALT EDP and *Ellis Brooklyn SWEET EDP 
  • *Ellis Brooklyn SALT EDP: For better or for worse, I am a lover of all things salt (water, air, as a seasoning of sorts). Perhaps it's due to growing up by the sea. Needless to say, I was duly intrigued by this juice after meeting with its creator, Bee Shapiro, prior to its launch. This complex fragrance somehow captures the earthiness of salt while delivering an array of notes (Ambergris and Tiare) that conjure up the warmth of the sun. It's divine. 
  • *Ellis Brooklyn SWEET EDP: This is a marshmallow wonder with enough creamy musk to make it a sensual skin scent of epic proportions. I hope that Sephora restocks this soon. 
  • *Supergoop! Zincscreen SPF 40: Pure, lightweight physical sunscreen that works for both me and baby Johannah...yes, please! We've already been using it this season. 
  • *Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40: I am loving this new launch for it's high SPF and tender, glowing finish that simply looks like well hydrated (and protected!) skin. I have a strong hunch this will be my spring and summer primer go-to. 
  • *Supergoop! Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40: For on-the-go moments (I'm hopeful and confident we'll get there soon enough), this gorgeous setting and re-setting spray is a must. It provides great protection without disrupting makeup, which means there is no excuse to be sufficiently SPF'd all day.  
  • Beauty Blender Rosie Posie Set: I needed more Beauty Blenders as I was on my last one...this set does not disappoint. It's a great deal and the violet hues are absolutely cheery! 
  • *Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Modern Love: Speaking of violet, this mauvey nude more color than my nails are currently used to but I'm really enjoying the creamy tone and long lasting finish. The nail polish is also free of a myriad of ingredients, which means my nails will be good to go whether polished or not...thanks, Deborah, for always being an innovator in the nail space. 

*Supergoop! Zincscreen SPF 40*Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 and *Supergoop! Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40.
*Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Modern Love
The makeup. 
// THE MAKEUP //
  • *Kevyn Aucoin Stripped Nude Skin Tint #6: This genius tint offers sheer to nearly medium coverage with a glowing skin finish that is excellent for no-makeup days. To enhance opacity, I like adding a touch of concealer to just the areas that I need it...I'm wearing shade #6 in the images at the end of this post to give you a sense of how it builds a natural looking canvas. 
  • Erborian BB Crayon in Nude and Dore: I ordered these based on the recommendation of a couple of BP readers and am very happy with the customizable coverage and creamy consistency. I have to mix Nude and Dore to get a perfect match but can also apply them strategically to highlight and contour. They are versatile as can be...a true complexion find! 
  • *Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Liquid Highlighter: I forgot how much I like this radiant gel...it can be worn alone on the high points of one's face or mixed with a powder (like blush or bronzer) for a creamy glow. **worn in the images at the end of this post. 
  • *Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Blush in Rose Cliff: This gradient powder blush has a golden pink side that morphs into a true matte rose for endless cheek options. It's one of those universal hues that would look incredible on every skin tone. Try it and you'll see what I mean! **worn in the images at the end of this post.
  • Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt: This is my fourth compact of this luminescent powder...truly, there really may be nothing better than the gossamer radiance that this pairing imparts. Getting it at 20% off lessens the blow of this opulent addiction. ; ) **worn in the images at the end of this post.
  • ROEN 11:11 Eyeshadow Palette: A few of my readers told me that I would LOVE this palette and they were completely correct. The rose gold tones of all four shades are robust and flattering while being delightfully effortless to apply. I like to use my finger tips and then blend out with a small brush for more precision...this may be my favorite ROEN palette yet. **worn in the images at the end of this post.
  • ROEN Summer Disco Eyeshadow: Ahh, warm tones with a glittering finish in a single pan...this is the eyeshadow dream, no? I have a feeling that this bronze-meets-gold shade will be my one-step eye all summer.
  • Lancome LE LIPSTIQUE Lip Liner in Ideal: I have read countless reviews of the formula and particular shade and decided that the sale was the perfect time to give it a whirl. It is a deeper neutral that looks incredible with gloss (as worn in the images at the end of this post) and its creamy texture is hydrating and very long lasting. I'm so impressed that I'm picking this formula up in Bronzelle this weekend. 
  • Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm #10: This is an opalescent milky pink that feels amazing on the lips. The glowing finish is very pretty and my lips experience a touch of cooling (rather than stinging) tingle while bathing in a wash of moisture. It's excellent and I hope to pick up more shades once they're restocked! **worn in the images at the end of this post.

Swatches of base and face in direct sunlight. 
Swatches of eyes and lips in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect most of my latest Sephora recommendations in action in afternoon sunlight...

Eyes via the ROEN 11:11 Eyeshadow Palette


Dewy and illuminated skin via *Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Liquid Highlighter and Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt. 



Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • This outfit is a one item show, featuring a maxi dress of epic proportions by Hale Bob. Replete with a separate slip dress lining, this is effortless Renaissance-meets-Palm Beach style with extra details including buttoned sleeve and a gold chain belt (not wearing it in the above and below images). Oh, and it's currently on sale

Style notes. 

Charlotte Tilbury crystal elixir serum magic lip oil review
Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and *Magic Lip Oil...sandals by Fendi.
Earlier this week, I had a wonderful Zoom meeting with the Charlotte Tilbury team (and Charlotte herself!) to celebrate the launch of her new Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and *Magic Lip Oil. Already excited by the claims of the serum, I had ordered a bottle in advance (and also picked one up for my mom) and am so glad that I did. 

The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Serum Crystal Elixir truly transforms the skin with every application. The lightweight formula--powered by an unexpected triune of Replexium, Vitamin C and Polyglutamic Acid--glides onto skin, bathing it in a light diffusing cloak of perfecting moisture that works immediately while benefits increase over time. In four days of trial (applying day and night...will need at least two weeks before sharing final impressions), I have noticed that my skin is extra clear, balanced, bouncy and glowy...cannot wait to continue to calibrate my results. 

The *Charlotte Tilbury Magic Lip Oil could not have arrived at better time for my dry lips! The temperatures in Southern California have increased like crazy and the intense dose of moisture that makes lips look full and lush. The formula itself--dispensed by a crystal rollerball applicator--is dense without feeling heavy, long lasting without feeling sticky and imparts a lovely lucite luminosity that works great on its own while playing well with different lip color formulas. I am using this both day and night right now and am thrilled with my experience thus far. 

Charlotte Tilbury crystal elixir serum magic lip oil review
Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and *Magic Lip Oil
Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you found the second round of recommendations for the Sephora sale to be helpful and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell! 

Also, don't forget to save this coming Tuesday, April 28th at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET for a special Beauty Professor event on Instagram Live! I'll be having a beauty chat with the Yvan Jacqueline, the Managing Director of the iconic Parfums de Marly and hope you'll be able to join! Details below...


Finally, I wanted to remind you that the 20% off everything code for the BY TERRY site is good through 5/1/20. Simply use the code BEAUTYPROF20 at checkout...some of my most ardent recommendations include the limited-edition Ombre Blackstars for summer (Sunny Flash, Rose Elixir and Immaculate Light...reviewed HERE) and the new Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation (reviewed HERE). I also am very excited about the new Brightening CC Illuminating Blusher, which I haven't yet tried but have in my cart! 

Good things ahead, including a new video tutorial, a haircare intensive, a Mother's Day feature and a host of new product procurements...cannot wait to share.

Stay strong, take good care and more soon,

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.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

2 comments:

  1. Supergoop is fabulous, I use it often. I'm obsessed with that Hale Bob dress! Looks gorgeous on you!

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  2. Picked up two of the C Tilbury lip oil. Looking forward to trying. GREAT post. Thanks!!! Hollan

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