With the steady influx of launches and a testing queue a mile long (very grateful but often working very hard to metabolize everything), I am in constant search of ways to organize my makeup and skincare in a way that makes it visible and accessible.
Today’s post features some of the recent solutions I’ve found, including the stunning*Riki Loves Riki Large Acrylic Organizer as well as some gorgeous new launches from BY TERRY, Natasha Denona and Westman Atelier. I also have some summer style finds to share along with a curated look at some of the ways I’ve been updating my wardrobe for the season.
Makeup Storage and Newness from BY TERRY, Natasha Denona and Westman Atelier
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line…
// WHAT’S INSIDE-SKINCARE EDITION //
This *Riki Loves Riki Large Acrylic Organizer (shown above in the large size) has an iridescent finish, gold hardware and a tiered interior so all of your products get the chance to shine. This roomy product stadium is a dresser-top dream…one try, and you’ll be ruined for all other acrylic storage options.
Agent Nateur Holi Water (also available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE):
This hyaluronic acid rich elixir adds a resplendent bounce to the skin, restoring moisture and prepping the face for the skincare layers to come. I use it every single day, twice a day and my skin has never been better. Highly recommended. Use Agentrachel on the Agent Nateur site for 15% off site wide.
Self tanners have come a long way from the early days of orange tones and streakiness. This gentle skincare-infused overnight formulation creates a subtle burnished glow that intensifies with each application.
*Vernonique Gabai Le Point G (reviewed HERE):
There is nothing quite like this fragrance…with notes of rose, musk and leather, it’s a sensual skin scent of exquisite proportions. If you’ve been looking for something unique yet wearable, Le Point G must be on your radar.
Agent Nateur Holi Oil (also available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE):
For a serum that does it all (hydrating, anti-aging, brightening, firming, all the while imparting a radiant glow), this serum is peerless. Use Agentrachel on the Agent Nateur site for 15% off site wide.
I use this deodorant every single day…it is 100% clean and keeps odor at bay, no matter how much I sweat. Plus, it smells like a luxurious fragrance…need to pick up a new one soon. Use Agentrachel on the Agent Nateur site for 15% off site wide.
Dermaplaning is absolutely transformative for the skin and leave it Versed to release a slick, minty green version for us all to enjoy. The highly specialized razor removes dead skin and peach fuzz with ease, resulting in an ultra pristine canvas. After this process, the skin glows and makeup glides on extra smoothly.
Next, if you love BY TERRY like I do, then the *My Best of Set will have you reeling! Housed in a roomy metallic pink pouch, this collection features the absolute best of the brand in a range of shades and textures that will compliment all skin tones and types. From my holy grail Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow in Bronze Moon (written about since the earliest day of BP) and cult favorite Baume de Rose to the warm glow of the Sunny Flash CC Serum (so good) and the instant sunkissed radiance of the Tea to Tan, this bag is brimming with deluxe sized essentials that your face (and routine) will adore.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s inside:
Mini to Go HYALURONIC HYDRA-POWDER:
Loose translucent setting powder, instantly mattifies and blurs imperfections. Infused with skincare benefits of hyaluronic acid, the multi-purpose Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder creates the perfect makeup finish. (reviewed HERE)
Mini To Go HYALURONIC HYDRA-PRIMER:
Infused with skincare benefits of hyaluronic acid, Hyaluronic Hydra-Primer creates the perfect makeup base. This primer instantly blurs blemishes and imperfections, minimizes pores, evens out skin tone, fills in fine lines and controls shine.
Mini To Go BAUME DE ROSE LIP CARE:
Concentrated signature rose formula combines rose butter, rose blossom essential wax, rosehip oil, black rose extract and pastel rose extract that work together to help to moisturize and nourish dry complexions. (reviewed HERE)
Mini To Go BRIGHTENING CC SERUM NO4 SUNNY FLASH:
Infused with radiant white rose stem cells, this glowing base creates a flawless base with no coverage. ‘Optical glow’ technology blurs imperfections, evens out the skin tone, and neutralizes redness. (reviewed HERE)
Mini To Go MASCARA TERRYBLY:
Get a false-lash effect whilst caring for your lashes. The revolutionary Mascara Terrybly features a cocktail of powerful ingredients including hyaluronic acid, collagen, plant protein and growth-activating technology so lashes look stronger, healthier, longer, thicker and more volumized.
Mini To Go TEA TO TAN FACE & BODY:
Tea infused liquid bronzer. Creates a warm tan finish, sheen or matte depending on whether you shake the water-based formula. (reviewed HERE)
Mini To Go OMBRE BLACKSTAR NO4 BRONZE MOON:
Glam up the eyes in an instant with the iconic OMBRE BLACKSTAR. It’s an eyeliner, illuminator and eyeshadow all in one convenient pen. Enriched with Tahitian pearls, this powerful anti-aging ingredient alongside light-reflecting properties help to lift the eyelids so they look wider and brighter. (reviewed HERE)
Mini Retractable TOOL-EXPERT KABUKI:
Quick, easy and professional, this retractable kabuki brush is the ideal touch-up tool for busy women on-the-go.
Mini BAUME DE ROSE HAND CREAM 15g:
The Baume de Rose hand cream is pure luxury for the hands. Concentrated signature rose formula combines rose butter, rose blossom essential wax, rosehip oil, black rose extract and pastel rose extract that work to moisturize, rejuvenate and nourish dry, cracked hands making them silky soft, smooth and supple. (reviewed HERE)
Sample Card HYALURONIC HYDRA-FOUNDATION:
Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation floods skin with moisture, delivering buildable coverage with an ultra-fine liquid texture. Protects with SPF 30. Long-wear. (reviewed HERE)
Sample Card HYALURONIC HYDRA-CONCEALER:
Your secret weapon to both blur imperfections and take care of the sensitive eye area. Starring hyaluronic acid, this skincare concealer fully hydrates, brightens dark circles and smooths fine lines, erasing signs of fatigue. (reviewed HERE)
I’ve also been enjoying the MISS SWISS brush holder as a streamlined yet secure way to store my favorite brushes. With the utility of a Swiss Army knife in mind, this *clever and streamlined container with capacity for personalization holds brushes (or any other brush-sized product like lipgloss or eyeliner) upright while the protective top ensures that dust is not an issue. Can’t wait to try more from this brand!
// WHAT’S INSIDE: THE MAKEUP //
I have updated my shades in this brilliant clean formula and have fallen in love with its coverage and performance all over again. The stick imparts buildable perfecting powers and a creamy natural finish that lasts the day without creasing or pooling. Currently, VII (worn in the images at the end of this post) is a perfect match for my early summer skin and I will bounce up to the caramel IX by dead of summer.
I finally found my perfect Westman Atelier bronzer in this shade. This true chocolate tan makes skin look bronzed without the slightest bit of orange and the smooth and buttery satin matte finish looks flattering on all skin types and ages.
*Nastasha Denona Puff Paint in Darya, Tan and Bloom (also available at Sephora):
This brand new trio of multitasking pigments are feather light with a blendable mousse-like texture that melts into the skin while imparting a gorgeous pop of color. The peachy pink Darya looks gorgeous on the cheeks (worn in the images at the end of this post), Tan adds a lovely warmth and Bloom gives a medieval just-pinched look that is timeless and flattering on all skin tones. The formula can also be worn on eyes and lips for a chic monochromatic effect.
*Kosas AirBrow in Dark Brow (also reviewed HERE):
Ever on my brows, this clean formulation contains castor oil to encourage brow strength and growth and the pigment and plant fibers offer color, depth and a feathery hold for the best brows of your life.
I am so impressed with this lip liner–I have used up an entire Muted Pink (I wear it constantly with my au Naturale lip cream stain in LA–discussed HERE) and recently picked up the more neutral Pinky Brown with equal appreciation. The formula is creamy and long lasting and I love that it’s retractable. No sharpener needed!
Plush and shiny with clean ingredients and a delightful wash of color, these new lip glosses are beyond. Ma Puce is a rosy raspberry for a just bitten look and the nude beige Nana is stunning alone or over deeper colors (worn over Sisley Peach in the images at the end of this post).
Forever a favorite, this luminous peachy balm offers a wash of color that never disappoints. It’s bright, but not overpowering and looks amazing over pinky nude lip liner. **Worn in the images at the end of this post.
I am always looking for ways to increase lip volume and combat fine lines around the eyes and this lush formula helps to stimulate collagen production while drenching skin in plumping hydration…to see results, just stay consistent with application. I am fan of Fillerina in general and this is a fun (and effective) addition to my routine.
The following images show much of the above in action in afternoon sunlight…
// STYLE NOTES PART I //
- Encinitas Sweater Set: This summer set is so versatile as the pieces look great on their own (with other elements from one’s wardrobe, of course) or together as worn above and below. The knit is soft yet structured and even though the cut of the set is body conscious (I’m wearing a medium), it’s not skin tight. I’m already planning all the places that I want to wear this over the next few months.
- Kurt Geiger Polly Mules: I bought these on a whim and love how fancy they look for being a slide on flat. Even though they have a sophisticated point, they are wide at the base of the foot for maximum comfort and the chains add an additional element of allure. Oh, and they are on sale! I am wearing a size 7.
//STYLE NOTES PART II //
- White button down chambray Oxford: In my experience, the key to the perfect white button down is to buy it in the mens department. I sized up to a medium in this one and wear it constantly…it’s polished yet relaxed and works well with shorts and jeans alike.
- Denim shorts: These are currently my favorite denim cutoffs and they are on sale as of publish date. I am wearing them in a size 27 and
- Kurt Geiger Polly Mules: See above for the breakdown on these on-sale gems!
Also, as I move away from 24/7 loungewear a bit this summer, here are some of the places and pieces I’m shopping:
This O’Neil bikini top is perfection.
It provides support, has a classic cut and is endlessly comfortable…I wear it in a medium and picked it up in a few colors. Get it while you can!
I’m super into the ease of matching sets and this one from Free People is fresh and timeless.
The blue jade and winter wheat shades that it comes in are both flattering and summery, even with long sleeves.
Every Hunza G bathingsuit that I have purchased has been incredible and well worth the splurge.
They sell out often but Revolve seems to have the greatest array of options in stock…the one size fits all promise is shockingly accurate.
Verishop is currently having a killer clearance sale on their designer offerings.
With a buy one get one free promotion, this is the time to embrace the types of pieces you haven’t been able to wear for the last year. I have my eye on these python mules, this p0plin mini dress and these timeless Ksubi jeans (pro tip: size up 1-2 sizes).
I love a good clear sandal…it matches everything and has a 1960s energy that always feels right.
This pair from Schutz comes in a few different color combinations and the reviews are wonderful. I picked up the ones with the honey base in a 7 1/2 (some said that they ran a half a size small) and cannot wait for them to arrive (any day now!).
Ever in search of the quintessential denim jacket, this recent discovery from Lee caught my eye.
It’s loose and lightweight and has an interesting wash that isn’t like everything else. I ordered it in a size medium…keep an eye out for it on BP soon!
I wear these Frame Le Original jeans weekly.
The light wash feels like summer and the high waist holds everything in while remaining comfortable. Highly recommended.
These Fendi sunglasses are positively screaming my name.
The oversized styling and subtle cat eye scream Audrey Hepburn and I love that they come in three colors. Now I just need to decide which one to pick up!
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into a fragrant of my makeup storage (next stop, my bathroom!), new beauty launches and style finds and would love to know what caught your eye…do tell!
Good things ahead, including a skincare spotlight, a Nordstrom beauty feature, a fresh video, an on-location desert story and a host of new product procurements. Cannot wait to share.
Stay strong, seek wisdom, much love and more soon,
–The Beauty Professor
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