Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A Golden Pink Expanse: June Launches from BY TERRY, Victoria Beckham Beauty and Armani Beauty

A golden pink expanse. 
Hello, dear readers. It feels good to return to Beauty Professor for this new month after an exceptionally intense and heart wrenching two weeks in American history. I've spent this time praying, giving my all to Johannah Elle (who I think, at 22 months, could sense the unrest around her) and continuing to love those in my life--family, students, neighbors and strangers, alike--wholly and fully. 

That being said, I am excited to share a sun drenched look some new launches from *BY TERRYVictoria Beckham Beauty and Giorgio Armani Beauty along with a swim-meets-lounge look that's perfect for backyards and beaches alike. 

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


Face + Base. 
// FACE + BASE //
  • *Supergoop! Glow Screen (reviewed HERE): Still my go-to for sunscreen, the formidable SPF 40 protection and skin-perfecting ethereal glow work in tandem to prepare my canvas in a single product...it's divine. 
  • *BY TERRY Eclat Opulent Warm Radiance #100 (also available at Nordstrom): This ultra luxurious foundation base is unlike anything I've ever tried in this particular category. Lightweight with a second skin finish, the skincare-infused formula bathes skin in moisture and light while blurring fine lines imperfections, minimizing the look of pores and evening everything out while still looking remarkably natural. Warm Radiance #100 is a perfect match for my NC 25-30 skin. Those who typically eschew the skin-masking propensities of some foundations will find this to be a welcome respite from full coverage matte formulas. It's simply like really good skin (suitable for all ages and skin types!) in a jar. 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté The Concealer in Almond (reviewed HERE): Just a touch in my lower orbital area banishes the obvious signs of lack of sleep I've been dealing with this month...it's a lifesaver year round! 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow Medium/Dark (reviewed HERE): I used my trusty and ever present Surratt Artistique Cheek Brush to sweep on the true brown bronzer along the hollows of my cheeks and perimeters of my face...I've used this single compact for years and reach for it multiple times a week. It's a must for medium, tan and rich skin tones. 
  • *BY TERRY Brightening CC Blush: Ahh...this new BY TERRY formula delivers the most gorgeous radiance flush to the face. The liquid formula is sheer yet buildable and the rosy pink tone is fresh and resplendent. One pump, blended out with fingers or a beauty sponge will instantly have your skin looking bouncy and healthy...it's simply beyond. 
  • Surratt Torche Lumiere in D'Or (reviewed HERE): I swept this glowing cream highlight along the high points of my face for an illuminated effect that looks entirely natural. The golden tone is soft and neutral enough to effortlessly enhance all skin tones and the formula imparts a nearly "wet" look (that actually dries down and stays in place) that mimics ultra-hydrated skin rather than a heavy dose of shimmer. So sophisticated! 
  • Anna Lou of London Cuff Bracelet: This braided cuff layers beautifully for a unique addition to a mixed metal stack. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.

Eyes. 
// EYES //
  • *Victoria Beckham Beauty Eye Brick in Silk (other shade options HERE): I have had my eye on this golden quartet since its launch much earlier this year and am thrilled to be able to offer a first-hand perspective on its beauty. Unlike the other four options in the lineup, which are a lovely mix of matte and shimmer shades, Silk is replete with four light-catching, finely milled satin finish options in a gilded color story reminiscent of the sun. Pale gold, true gold, rich brown and bronzy gold hues effortlessly harmonize for a radiant eye that looks luminous yet down-to-earth. It's everything we've come to expect from the minimalist Victoria Beckham Beauty line and more. 
  • Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel in Taupe: A perennial product on my brows, there's really nothing better to create a feathery and full effect that lasts all day. 
  • *Sisley-Paris So Volume Mascara (reviewed HERE): Two coats for lush lashes that resist flaking or smudging, even in the warmest weather. I recently rediscovered this formula in my stash and am so glad that I did. 

Victoria Beckham beauty smoky eye brick in silk swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Lips. 
// LIPS // In the images at the end of this post, I wore a mix of these pink wonders. 
  • Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Mirror Lip Gloss in #500 Urge: I have been a fan of the Armani Ecstasy Lacquer formula for years and ordered this shade sight unseen...it's the quintessential blend of pink and peach with buildable color (from stain to opaque shine) and a reflective and lasting finish. This is one of those shades that will flatter every skin tone! 
  • *City Lips Lip Gloss in Watermelon: If one could harness the vibrance of summer in a tube, than this vibrant and glossy lip plumper would be it! The creamy color is energizing without overpowering and the formula instantly adds volume to the lips. 

Armani ecstasy mirror lacquer  500 urge swatch
From bottom to top: watches of Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Mirror Lip Gloss in #500 Urge and *City Lips Lip Gloss in Watermelon  in direct sunlight. 


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



Eyes via *Victoria Beckham Beauty Eye Brick in Silk
Silk scarf by Anna Lou London
Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Black bandeau bikini top with ring (additional option HERE): Infinitely classic and great as a bathing suit or a layering piece, I highly recommend some version of this for your summer wardrobe. 
  • Baggy denim shorts: These super soft shorts are high-waisted and loose...so good with a bathing suit top or tee alike. I am wearing them in a size medium and they are currently $30...insane.
  • Leopard kimono: An animal print cover up is a summer must and make lounging in a bikini a comfortable endeavor. 
  • Fit Flops: On my feet near-daily right now, I love how these timeless sandals gently tone and firm your legs. 
  • Silk scarf (additional option HERE): This neutral taupe and apricot silk number is going to get a lot of use this summer. It's also large enough to serve as a belt! To create the hairstyle in the images, I fastened my hair in a ponytail holder, wrapped the silk scarf around the base of the pony and then braided it through any hair, fastening the ends with another ponytail holder (the Slip Silk Skinny Hair Ties are THE best).




Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this beauty story and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh video, a summer skin intensive and a host of new product procurements; I cannot wait to share. 

Also, I have some exciting Instagram Lives (Terry de Gunzberg! Orce! Annie Lawless! ReFa!) coming up soon...watch this space for updated dates and times! 

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

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you back! Now that we can leave our houses, Supergoop Glow Screen is on my list.

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