Monthly Archives - August 2016

A Non-Mainstream Autumn Glow: Discoveries from Suqqu, Kevyn Aucoin + Rouge Bunny Rouge

When I first started Beauty Professor almost five years ago (!), I was inspired to share product discoveries from lines that were particularly difficult to procure.  The thrill of the hunt, coupled with the commiseration with those also enjoyed searching high and low for...

Chantecaille Fall 2016: How a Nude Lip and a Warm Smoky Eye Can Protect the Lions

Elements from the Chantecaille Protect the Lions Collection.  The limited-edition *Chantecaille Protect the Lions Collection for Fall 2016 (also available at Nordstrom) recently arrived at counters, bringing the beauty of the majestic lions of Kenya into our hands and hearts.  As with many seasonal releases from Chantecaille,...

A Lip in a Click: My By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick Selections

Meet the By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Stick. The *By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Sticks have arrived at Beautylish and they are all sorts of gorgeous! From pearly pale beige to vibrant orchid, the 25 shades are weightless, pigmented perfection.  I had the opportunity to try a few...

Spotlight On: Space.NK, Shopping and Style

Upon recent completion of a remodel, Space.NK South Coast Plaza had its grand reopening last weekend.  Since this location is my "home store," I was delighted to have the opportunity to peruse the result of the update and indulge in a bit of shopping;...

Tom Ford Orchid Collection: Thoughts and Swatches Galore

The Tom Ford Orchid Collection.  The *Tom Ford Orchid Collection has arrived and it is a stunning as one would imagine it to be! From the rich onyx black and deep purple packaging to the ephemeral, limited-edition nature of the powders and lip color, this array...

Seven Pink(ish) Lip Color Options That Will Light Up Your Life

I have always been intrigued by makeup but, during the early years of my life, I wasn't really allowed to wear it. Ever prioritizing the natural over the artificial, my parents (who, in retrospect, were extremely wise for their outlook) permitted me a short...

Closeup: Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Liquid Rouge + My Latest Makeup Storage Solution

Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge.  Late last week, I reviewed the major components of the Clé de Peau Beauté Fall 2016 (also available at CdPB and Neiman Marcus).  And although I made mention of the glorious  *Radiant Liquid Rouge, the story was already brimming with images so I decided...

Clé de Peau Beaute Fall 2016 Collection: Swatches of Positively Everything!

Clé de Peau Beauté Fall 2016 (also available at CdPB and Neiman Marcus) has arrived and it is breathtakingly gorgeous both for the end of summer and the start of autumn. Rife with colorful--yet wearable--eyeshadow, glowing luminizer, a pigment-saturated liquid lip formula and a creamy,...

Sunlit Simplicity: 10 Key Products for a Clean and Casual Look

  Sunlit, simple, clean and casual...in a perfect world, these are the words I would choose to describe my beauty aesthetic.  Meet 10 key product discoveries that help me achieve that look! Kindly scroll on for my list of 10 key products, swatches and images of...

August Is for Travelers and Here’s One Chic Way to Streamline Your Packing

Wanderlust dreams...captured earlier this year when we went to Bermuda (discussed HERE and HERE). Happy August! I, for one, am awestruck by how quickly the summer has flown by; in less than a month, I'll be back to lecturing, this time in a new job...