Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Natasha Denona Bronze Collection + New Launches from Victoria Beckham Beauty and Kosas

Natasha Denona bronze collection
The *Natasha Denona Bronze Collection 
The *Natasha Denona Bronze Collection has arrived in perfect unison with a warm and blazing sun and summertime mindset. Replete with warm neutrals, golden sheens, rosy metallics and, of course, intense bronze luster, the eyeshadow palette, cheek palette and lip balms-meet-glosses are brilliant ways to effortlessly usher in the warmth of summer. 

In the context of the full look featuring the collection, I am also excited to show you a few new launches from Victoria Beckham BeautyKosas and City Beauty...it's a sunlit beauty product cavalcade! 


Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line, which includes details for TWO Instagram Lives I'm doing this week (first on is this Monday 6/29!)...
Natasha Denona bronze collection

Natasha Denona bronze palette swatches
*Natasha Denona Bronze Palette
One look at the *Natasha Denona Bronze Palette and I knew I would be using a lot this summer. The warm tan matte shades (of which there are five) are buttery smooth with a velvety finish that resists creasing and the glowing satin finish shades (comprising the other ten hues in the 15-pan palette) are all instantly wearable versions of sun drenched neutrals for eyes that emanate an inviting warmth. 

At this point in the testing process (4 days in), I've worn every single shade on my eyes in one moment or another and this rarely happens for me...this expanse of usage is a testament to the versatility and flattering shades and textures that this palette possesses. Once again, the imitable Natasha Denona has demonstrated her acumen and prowess in the eyeshadow palette department! 

Natasha Denona bronze palette swatches
Swatches of the *Natasha Denona Bronze Palette in sunlight. 
Natasha Denona bronze palette swatches

Natasha Denona bronze face palette swatches
The *Natasha Denona Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette
I am already a massive fan of the Natasha Denona Tan Palette (review HERE) so when I caught a glimpse of the *Natasha Denona Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette, I couldn't contain my ebullience. This palette features a bouncy cream highlight with a soft pink shift, a lush cream blush with intense rose gold vibes, a warm and glowing bronze powder (which can double as a bronzer for some skin tones, including mine) and a hyper illuminating champagne powder that creates the most beautiful light on the high points of one's face. 

I appreciate that I can use all four shades to create a complete and cohesive look that looks naturally sun kissed and lit-from-within. They build and blend adeptly and layer effortlessly for maximum utility...in summation, it's pure summer skin in a palette. 

Natasha Denona bronze face palette swatches
Swatches of the *Natasha Denona Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette in direct sunlight. 

Natasha Denona bronze lip o phoria swatches
The *Natasha Denona Lip Oh-Phoria Gloss and Balm in Tan Nude, Caramel and Chestnut.
Finally, the *Natasha Denona Lip Oh-Phoria Gloss and Balm features moisturizing lip treatment texture with rich color payoff that glazes lips in a shiny and luminous cloak of color. 

The three shades--the peachy beige Tan Nude, lush brown tan Caramel and deep reddish brown Chestnut complement the Bronze Collection perfectly and their varying depths suit a spectrum of skin tones. 

In the images at the end of this post, I opted to wear the 90's brown Caramel, which is equal parts buttery brown sugar and golden light reflecting elements for a neutral look that feels timeless and modern. 
Natasha Denona bronze lip o phoria swatches
From bottom to top: swatches of the *Natasha Denona Lip Oh-Phoria Gloss and Balm in Tan Nude,  Caramel and Chestnut.
Natasha Denona bronze lip o phoria swatches
Which *Natasha Denona Lip Oh-Phoria Gloss and Balm shade is your favorite?

// THE REST of THE FACE //

Skincare. 
  • *Serucell KFS Serum: Innovative and cutting edge, this anti-aging skincare formula has been my go to for the past few months and I am truly pleased with the way in which it has improved my skin. It firms, lifts, brightens and, from a cellular level, helps to reprogram skin to activate the mechanisms that contribute to a more youthful appearance. I can't wait to take a deep dive into the science behind this brand soon...stay tuned! 
  • *City Beauty Skin Perfecting Daily Veil SPF 39: This brand new SPF is 100% mineral with a brightening, pore blurring texture and tone that protects and perfects with every dose. It's lightweight and lets skin breathe yet wears evenly and flawlessly all day long. I cannot recommend it enough, especially if you're on the hunt for a mineral sunscreen that won't disappoint! 
  • *Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer in Golden: I am already a fan of the original version of this hydrating and glowing elixir which walks the line between moisturizer and primer with a dose of illumination for good measure. The Golden version is every bit as pretty with a slightly bronze gold tint for radiant summertime skin. 
  • *Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant: This natural deodorant launches in a couple of days and I am excited to give you a sneak peek as I've been testing it all weekend. So far, so good! The AHA-rich formula feels more like skincare...it smooths and brightens skin while fighting odor without any of the harmful ingredients typically associated with traditional deodorant. 
From bottom to top...swatches of: *City Beauty Skin Perfecting Daily Veil SPF 39 and  *Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer in Golden
Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer in Golden
A close up of *Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer in Golden
On my face. 
by Terry éclat opulent swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
kosas serum deodorant

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



Eye look via the *Natasha Denona Bronze Palette...specifically, I am wearing the shades Silk, Suntan, Palladium and True Bronze. 
Applying the *Natasha Denona Lip Oh-Phoria Gloss and Balm in Caramel...I am also wearing all four shades of the *Natasha Denona Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette on my face.



Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Van Halen Tee: I have this in two colors...white and yellow and wear both every single week. The color scheme is interesting yet neutral and the L/XL is long enough to wear as a tee shirt dress with flat sandals. 100% summertime in a garment. 
  • AGOLDE Parker Cutoffs: I own the black and light blue shades of these mid-rise cutoffs. The denim is luxe and soft and I wear a size 27 or 28 in these for a relaxed fit. They are sold out almost everywhere but found all sizes recently restocked at Revolve
  • FitFlop (currently 45% off!): Still my daily go-to's for summer 2020, I am in love with the streamlined style, leg-firming properties and the fact that they effortlessly cushion my feet. I even wear these in the house (we have wood and travertine flooring) even when I'm not going anywhere at all! 





Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at the stunningly gorgeous *Natasha Denona Bronze Collection as well as new launches from Victoria Beckham Beauty, Kosas and City Beauty and would love to know what caught your eye. Do tell! 

Good things ahead, including new launches from Clé de Peau, Sisley-Paris, BY TERRY and LAWLESS...cannot wait to share.  
Details for my IG Live with Annie Lawless. 
Speaking of LAWLESS, I will be hosting an Instagram Live with LAWLESS founder Annie Lawless THIS Monday 6/29/20 at 11AM PST on my @beautyprofessor handle. She'll be debuting a new launch and we'll be talking favorite products while applying makeup together...so hope you can make it! 

Also, I'll be doing an Instagram Live with my friend Michelle, who is also the founder of Ranavat, on Thursday 7/2/20 at noon PST on the @ranavat handle. Her Luminous Ceremony Cream Cleanser ranks amongst my very favorites. Mark your calendars! 

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

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